(41) Repositioning Cruises

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(41) Repositioning Cruises

Repositioning cruises are used to move a ship from one part of the world to another due to seasonal scheduling. A transatlantic or transpacific repositioning cruise is cruising in its purest form, reminiscent of the days when sailing was the only way to cross the ocean.

Come along on a recent voyage from Lisbon, Portugal to Miami, Florida with Oceania Cruises. Eight days at sea. No land in sight. By day, the distant horizon becomes your world. By night, the black velvet sky is filled with stars and planets usually obscured by city lights. There are no schedules to keep except the ones that please you most. The ship is an oasis of leisure and luxury. This crossing on Oceania Cruises moved the ship from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean for the winter season. It was under $1,000 per person for the eight day crossing in a spacious cabin with a private balcony. Airfare from major U.S. airports to Lisbon and Miami back to the gateway was complimentary. Where could you vacation for over a week with free airfare, luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, non-stop activities and entertainment and plenty of pampering for as little over $100 per day per person?

All major cruise lines offer repositioning cruises throughout all parts of the world. Surf the Web or ask your travel agent to explore repositioning cruise bargains.

  • Best Bets: The luxury of days and nights at sea totally escaping the real world.
  • Best Time: Most repositioning cruises are in mid-April to mid-May and in October.
Heads Up: While most cruise lovers are avid fans of repositioning cruises, first time cruisers should initially get their sea legs with a shorter cruise and ports of call before embarking on a long sea crossing.



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