One of the best parts of cruising is the potential for visiting multiple ports, allowing you to see more of the world and have a deeper experience of the locations you visit.
A port-intensive cruise becomes your hotel on water, as it sails at night, arriving at a new port almost every day.
The stop-overs at each new port are long, so you’ll have the opportunity to explore each location in more depth and experience the culture properly.
Here are five reasons why you should consider a port-intensive cruise and some handy tips for staying busy while still having fun:
1. Local food inspiration
When you stop over at the many and varied locations, you’ll find signature cuisines and cafes to indulge in. Don’t be afraid to accumulate ideas from their dishes and share your expertise when you return home. Meal times will never be boring again!
2. Fewer expenses and plane tickets
Flights are pricey and are only getting more expensive as time passes. By choosing to travel a port-intensive cruise you get more value for your money, with the opportunity to visit various cities and countries on one ticket.
3. In-depth history and culture
Many of the port-intensive cruises on offer travel through differing locations which offer varying cultures and experiences to learn from. Each day, the cruise takes you to a completely new location, so be sure to take in as much information and ideas as you can in order to grow your own cultural palette.
4. Personal space and time
If you’re in need of some rest and recovery time on board, there are plenty of hours in the day to relax and re-energise before the next adventure. Check out the ship’s pools, spas and fun offers and take some time to enjoy them while you’re at it.
5. Opt for private tours
Private tours can assist you to find the little nooks and crannies of each destination. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and listen for stories that shape your journey. Take time to sit and get to know the people around you with the help of your guide.
Have you ever been on a port-intensive cruise?