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Monday, April 29, 2013

Cruise Ports of Call

One of the most popular sections of Prow’s Edge is the part that deals with the main ports of call that are usually the port of departure or port of arrival at the start and/or end of the cruise.

Although things have begun to improve as cruise lines are now starting to concentrate on ports that are featured at the start or end of a cruise, most cruise  lines still tend to concentrate on the ports featured during the cruise where there is usually at least eight hours to at least marginally truly showcase those individual destinations.

Those cruise lines that do offer tours of starting and ending points, they are usually limited to a short sightseeing glimpse of those locations as passengers are whisked off to the airport or collected from the airport and rushed to the cruise trip.

Cruises to Alaska that begin and end in Vancouver, Canada for example concentrate on all the Alaska ports of call and people arriving home eventually have very little experience or new knowledge of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

To make sure this does not happen to you - it is always a good idea to add at least a night in departure and arrival ports and to take the opportunity to experience what is on offer there.

The very popular part of Prow’s Edge dealing with these ports offer an extensive overview of the port itself, the main attractions, all about the cruise terminals and a host of information from weather and climates, currencies, languages.

For a list of over 50 of these ports take a look at http://www.prowsedge.com/cruise-ports-terminals.html

1 comment:

  1. This is a very important point - in the early days of our cruises we missed a lot by not preparing to spend time in the cities of cruise departure - and in fact, the best cruises we had then were those that stayed in port for at least one night before the cruise began. If that's not an option, make sure you gave at least one or two nights in the port of departure before the cruise begins.