We are looking into a 2-night repositioning cruise on the Island Princess (sort of a spur of the moment trip), later this month. We would be sailing from Vancouver to SF. The sea days sound relaxing, and the timing of the trip would be good. Just wondering if there's anything I may not know about this type of cruise.
Does anyone have any comments on repositioning cruises -- i.e. are they still full-service, are all the restaurants still open, etc.
Are these cruises popular/unpopular for reasons I may not know?
Normally repositioning cruises are long. This one seems short. In fact too short. I like long cruises so I wouldn't find anything less than 2 weeks in length to be worth the effort. But that's just my opinion. It takes a few days just to find out where everything is on board. It just wouldn't be worth it to me to go through the packing, unpacking and return flight hassle for just 2 nights of cruising. But if that works for you, is priced very cheap and is all the time you can afford, it should be a full service ship.
We live in Vancouver and often take repositioning cruises out of Vancouver. We pick the 7 day cruises, 3 days on the cruise and 4 days in Las Vegas. They have lots of pckgs with Laughlin, Anaheim, San Diego. etc.
Our package includes cruise, bus and plane transfers, hotel and airfare home. They usually run about $1000 Canadian for everything. We love them.
I've been on a two day and a three day west coast repositioning cruise, both of which were Princess ships. (Ocean & Dawn) The cruises are basically the same as other cruises except there are no ports of call. They are great fun for a little weekend getaway. You will have a great time I'm sure. The two day goes under the Golden Gate Bridge just before debarkation. It is beautiful IF the weather is good.
>A 14 days repositioning cruise from LA to florida would be nice. This is when the Alaska season end and most of the ship is cruisIng back to the carribean. Still dreammmming.<
It's nicer in the other direction because the repositioning from the west coast to the east coast this time of the year is during hurricane season. Take it the other way during April and May.
we went on a 15 day repositioning cruise--Miami to SF via Panama Canal, it was SO relaxing to have only 4 port calls. BUT I will say, we were in the "younger set" on this cruise --and we're in our 50's!!! So if you want a lot of nightlife in the disco, this may not be your cup of tea.