I have noticed that on some itineraries in Europe, the ship is shown in port for two days (usually either at the beginning or end of the cruise). Am I correct to assume that the ship is essentially a floating base of operations until either embarkation or disembarkation? Does the ship provide much for the passengers those evenings or is it primarily a chance to enjoy the nightlife in port and not worry about making it back to the ship until late?
April 1, 2006 - Serenade of the Seas - 7 days to the Southern Caribbean
October 8, 1984 - NCL Sunward II - 3 day cruise to the Bahamas