Posted October 17th, 2016
3 Reasons To Book A Pre-Cruise Stay
A pre-cruise hotel stay is a great way to extend your holiday. You can choose to fly-out for one or two nights in advance of your sailing, making your holiday longer and more enjoyable at the same time. Here are three reasons why you may want to consider doing this next time you set sail.
Explore Your Departure City
Most of the time, your cruise will sail from a major city which, unless you add a pre-cruise stay, you won’t get much time to explore. Flying out the same day as your cruise will mean you miss the local sights and have to go straight to the port ready to check-in. Cities such as Miami, Sydney and Beijing are all popular departure ports and are all cities that are well worth exploring. It would be a shame to fly all the way to somewhere like New York just to use it as a stepping off point and not see the world-famous attractions.
In Case Of Delays
If you plan to arrive at your departure port on the same day as the cruise starts, you could run into problems if your flight is delayed or cancelled. On the other hand, booking a pre-cruise stay and getting there a day or two early will mean that even if there is a delay during your journey, you will get there in good time without any panic. The last thing you want is to be worrying all the way there that you might not make it to the port before the ship leaves.
A Relaxing Start To Your Trip
Whether your flight is delayed or not, arriving on the same day that your cruise starts could make for a stressful opening to the holiday. You will always be conscious that the clock is ticking and this may lead to you rushing everywhere you go. Compare that to arriving one or two days before, taking a relaxing sightseeing tour around the city, getting a great night’s sleep and making use of the hotel’s facilities and it’s obvious which option will get your holiday off to the best start.
Many of the cruise lines that we work with will offer these pre-cruise stays as part of the package when you book a fly cruise. However, if they don’t or you want to extend this even further, our team will be happy to help you find the perfect option.