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Old January 24th, 2009, 12:25 PM
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Does anyone know of a cruise that includes overnight time or a few days in ports? Everything I find is 7-8 hours max. Looking for more port time.
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I had a cruise on Regent Seven Seas Mariner with overnight port visits in Hong Kong, Halong Bay (for Hanoi), Saigon, Bangkok, and Singapore. Other cruises on Regent have also had overseas visits in Oslo, Beijing, Shanghai, and Osaka. In Venice last year, we had two overnights for a total of three days in port. I agree with you that most port visits are too short. We are looking forward to our three days in St Petersburg this year on Seven Seas Voyager.

Take a look at some of the luxury and expedition lines for more time in port.
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They are cruises that go to Nassu, Bahamas that stay overnight. They are Europe cruises that stay overnight, and there are Hawaii cruises that stay overnight. That is all I can think of right now.
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Look at the cruises that go to Bermuda. Some of them are in port several days. 8)
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Usually cruises to St Petersburg, Russia and sometimes Buenos Aires is an overnight as well. These was the only overnight stops we have experienced.

We also had an overnight on a Hawaiian cruise last year, just remembered that one.

Sometimes their are long stays in Puerto Vallarta and/or Acapulco too. If I think of more, I'll post theose another time.

I suspect port charges and/or timing are the trump cards that force most ships to shorter visits in port.
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You will rarely see overnight stays on mainstream ships on Caribbean itineraries because the shops and casino must remain closed while in port. Hawaii it doesn't matter as no casino allowed.
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You will rarely see overnight stays on mainstream ships on Caribbean itineraries because the shops and casino must remain closed while in port. Hawaii it doesn't matter as no casino allowed.
There's several ports which allow ship's casinos to remain open if they stay in port later; Aruba and Curacao come to mind, St Croix used to.

The ship's stay until 11 PM or Midnight in some ports if the next port of call is close by.

I think the reason you don't see more overnight stops in the Caribbean is many of the islands are quite different at night. Crime rates go up, and passengers are put at greater risk.
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Pride of ameria (NCL) does the overnights in Hawaii. In fact I'm looking at a cruise that leaves May 30 and does an overnight in Kahului, Maui and Nawillwilli, Kauai. Pride of America uses an all American crew so they don't have to cruise to an international port. I have not cruise them, but my friend has and she enjoyed it. There were was service problems, so hopefully they were resolved.

The Carnival Spirit has an overnight in Acapulco; well sort of 12PM on Day 4 and leave 1AM on day 5
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There's several ports which allow ship's casinos to remain open if they stay in port later; Aruba and Curacao come to mind, St Croix used to.
Kuki, thanks. That probably explains why we had an overnight in Aruba a few years back.
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