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Why A Repositioning Cruise Can Save You Money

Joanna Hall

A growing number of cruise ships spend several months at a time in one particular area of the world, and then move to another for an extended season. The one-off voyages which move the ship between countries or continents are called repositioning cruises, and they are well worth considering for a high seas holiday as they can offer a number of benefits. One example is a cruise which moves a ship from Mediterranean to the Caribbean at the end of the northern hemisphere summer, which results in a long cruise across the Atlantic for those who love sea days. And in our own backyard, a number of seasonal ships move from Australia to Alaska in April or May, returning again in September or October, which produces long, leisurely voyage through the South Pacific and Hawaii, while other ships move between Australia and Asia also for seasons. Repositioning cruises are popular among savvy cruisers for a variety of other good reasons. One is that they are almost always much longer cruises of at least 2-3 weeks and more, allowing for plenty of relaxing sea days in between more unusual ports of call, and time on board a ship to enjoy the facilities, read your favourite books, learn a new a new skill, get fit and more. And if you are cruising from Australia to Alaska, or Australia to Asia (or in the reverse) you’ll also only have to fly one way at the beginning or end of your cruise. A primary reason why repositioning cruises are so popular, however, is that they often offer great value for money. Overall, looking at a per day rate, they are cheaper than regular cruises, and sometimes they are sold at a discount. The cruise line has to move the ship anyway, and rather than do it without passengers, they make it worth the while for anyone who has the time to go for the long ride. You can also book repositioning cruises well in advance, which might enable you to use frequent flyer miles for your one-way flight instead of paying for a ticket. Another bonus if often calls at off-the-beaten-path destinations which may not feature on regular itineraries. And what’s not to love about that?

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  1. Posted by on 9th Dec 2019 Verified Customer

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    We did one of these from Darwin to Singapore a few years ago and it was great, lot of sea days a few interesting ports to explore and it was super cheap considering. Will be planning another in a few years, hopefully to or from Alaska!

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