Originally Posted by beachbum13
The cost of flying to Florida and staying over night before the cruise is more than equal to the cost of a couple of extra days cruising.
That's simply not true. A pre-cruise hotel stay in the Bayonne area costs far more than in Ft. Lauderdale area. Two days on Quantum at sea costs more than 3 days of hotel in Florida.
More important...time at sea is actually nice in general...but there simply is too much time at sea for Quantum to get to and from the better destination locations.
There's no doubt those folks who happen to have some convenience in being located near Bayonne will see some positive light on this....but the rest of the world will see it as added cost, having to pack for BOTH cold and warm weather during peak cruise seasons (Bayonne's not exactly warm in February and March), and wasted time and cost spent getting to and from the Caribbean.
Putting Quantum in Bayonne was purely done because Norwegian chose to put their latest ship there for a year...and RCI wanted a ship there to compete. That's it.