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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:50 PM
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I tihnk it would be great if the cruise lines included overnight stays/visits in major ports like NYC, Boston, LA, etc. With the price of hotels in these cities and the number of cruise ships now embarking from them, I think it would be a great addition to the itinerary.
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Hi Browezilla,

Many ports are overnight stays.

For example, the Norwegian Majesty docks in St. George, Bermuda, from Tuesday-Friday. Other ships visit 3 ports in Bermuda.

The NCL America Ships overnight in Hawaiian Ports.

New York & Boston are embarkation ports, so you can book pre & post cruise stays in order to enjoy these fabulous cities.

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I tihnk it would be great if the cruise lines included overnight stays/visits in major ports like NYC, Boston, LA, etc. With the price of hotels in these cities and the number of cruise ships now embarking from them, I think it would be a great addition to the itinerary.
the only oje I know that this is done is Bermuda. I didi like that about Bermuda.
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WE've overnighted in St. Petersburg and Copenhagen.
I don't know if this is true everywhere, but in Alaska I know port fees are by the hour. Or at least that's what our Cruise Director told us on our last Alaskan cruise. I've forgotten the fee but it was an incredible number. If that's how it's done everywhere then overnight stays would probably be cost prohibitive. I also wish they would do some overnight stays as well. Particularly in ports with lots to do. We also overnighted in Cozumel once but that was when we were running from hurricane Wilma and not a scheduled stay.
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Last September we were overnight in Honolulu and last weekend we were overnight in Nassau.

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you have my vote. More overnight ports
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Overnight would be great if it really resulted in a second day at the port. Sometimes you sail away right after breakfast or at 1:00 a.m. What a downer. It looks like a two day stay, but it is really only one day.
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ITA. I have always thought this would be a great idea, especially in ports where there is good nightlife, like San Juan, but even in ports where you just need more than one day to really enjoy the island. Like St. Thomas, St. Maarten, or Barbados. Actually, you could say that about most islands. I know the port costs to the cruise line can be very steep, but if the cruise lines went to the port authorities and pointed out the additional revenue the island would be receiving from longer port stays, I think those fees could be negotiated. Most islands are very dependent upon the American dollar.
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I agree, even if the itinerary changed & you lost an island to gain 2 days at another.

Some island I would have liked more time for. Too much to do at some of them.
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I agree about longer stays in ports. My next cruise is only in Key West until lunchtime and I would much rather be there at night. I think it would be great if you could get off one ship, stay a day or two in a favorite port and catch the next ship to continue on. I know there are probably a million issues with this but I think it would be a cool thing to be able to do.
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There are many reasons why some ports are not overnight stays. And if the ship were to spend more money on staying at all ports cruises would last longer and cost more. They would not be able to run as many as they currently do.

Some ports already have over night stays and this is well thought out and planned. Some ports you may not want to stay at over night.
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I don't know the name of the cruise line, but I remember seeing it. There's a ship that stays 2 days in Aruba on an overnight & leaves in the afternoon.

It's not a major cruise line & its a small ship. Wish I took a picture of it. I was in Aruba for 2 weeks in a timeshare & use to see the ships coming/going.
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Royal Caribbean has an overnight stay in Aruba. It's the Adventure of the Seas.
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