Not Convinced? 4 Best Reasons Why You Should Plan A Pre-Cruise Stay
- Take into consideration the amount of families who are also traveling the same time of year. Warm weather destinations are very popular over winter break. This can lead to busy highways or overbooked flights.
- Unexpected weather issues are out of your control, so keep in mind the season you are traveling. In the winter months, an unforeseen snowstorm can easily delay flights, and hurricanes are notorious for causing travel chaos in the summer.
- When flying long distances, connecting flights are a great way to let little ones stretch their legs or grab a bite to eat. But they can also lead to having your luggage temporarily misplaced (I'm being generous here.) Arriving early ensures even if your luggage is delayed, you’ll have time to retrieve your well-planned out cruise wear before boarding the ship.
- This is my favorite! Depending on your time and budget, choose a hotel or resort where you’ve always wanted to stay. Choose a hotel close to the port and start relaxing or exploring right away. Sleep in a bit or enjoy a local breakfast. Then whenever you are ready, it's just a quick taxi or shuttle ride over to the ship.