Rock-bottom prices, varied itineraries and a large number of relaxing days
at sea are all unique characteristics of a Repositioning cruise. Usually
offered in the fall and spring months, this interesting cruise option allows
you to journey to uncommon and even exotic ports of call as a cruise ship
relocates to a new region.
Whether you're a seasoned traveler looking to visit new ports of call or a
cruise novice interested in an unbelievable deal, a Repositioning cruise will
give you a unique opportunity to embark on an out-of-the-ordinary journey to
see multiple destinations and sometimes different continents of the world. The
most common itineraries feature sailings from Alaska to Hawaii or Transatlantic
voyages from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean in the fall, or the reverse in
the spring, although there is an endless combination of itineraries periodically
offered throughout the year as ships move from region to region around the globe.
Spend days relaxing onboard resort-style ships as you cruise to or from seasonal
cruise regions like Bermuda, Alaska, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the
Panama Canal, Hawaii and Asia, stopping to explore ports of call along the way.
- Repositioning cruises primarily operate during the spring and fall months
when ships are relocating to and from major cruise regions, although these
cruises are offered periodically throughout the year.
- Repositioning cruises vary greatly in length. Most are longer than a week,
lasting at least 10 nights.
- Repositioning cruises leave from major departure ports all over the world,
among them are Miami, London, Rome, Buenos Aires and Anchorage. You will
have to arrange one-way air to the port of embarkation and from the port
of disembarkation. If you must fly a very long distance to reach your port
of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or
two days in advance of your Repositioning cruise. This will give you time
to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer
pre-cruise hotel packages.