Repositioning cruises

Old Mar 1st, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Repositioning cruises

Anyone know about repositioning cruises?
For instance, from the Caribbean to Alaska or vice versa?
Do all cruise lines have them?
Are there a lot of days at sea?
When do they go?
I know this is a lot of questions but I'd appreciate any help.

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Old Mar 1st, 2004, 04:17 PM
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We took a repositioning cruise out of New York to Bermuda. The Bermuda season was ending (October), and the ship was repositioning to the Caribbean for the Winter. Makes sense.

We got a couple of extra days, got to visit St. Thomas, and debark in San Juan. Only downside was the cost of having to fly back to Newark from San Juan.

We've looked at some repositioning cruises from the U.S. to Europe and vice versa, but I've already made that trip too many times. The thought of doing it without doing anything but eating and drinking has crossed my mind.
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Yes, they are wonderful. Have done Indian Ocean and Atlantic. Need to find a really experienced travel agent (cruise specialist at your local AAA might be good start). Or, go to and look around. Not all lines offer them and some are more non-stop than others. Recommended for self-starters who don't need/want a lot of sightseeing/entertainment. Have fun and read, relax, play cards, etc.
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love them-last Sept./Oct. went from Alaska to Ft. Lauderdale in 28 days on Maasdam.

All the ports were new to us with seadays inbetween each. Some days were long but most were too short.

This Nov. we are going Montreal to Ft. Laud. for 13 days.

Ships that are not based in one place all year will repo.-usually in Spring and Fall. See a TA or call the cruiseline of your choice.
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I am a travel agent and cruise specialist and you will find the repositioning cruises in April and October. These are the months that the cruise lines move their newest, best ships from the Caribbean to either Europe or Alaska for the prime season in both of those destinations. Most of the major cruise lines have these repositioning cruises, with transatlantic cruises to or from Europe and Panama Canal from the Caribbean to Alaska. You will have a few ports of call at the beginning and the end of the cruise with a few days at sea in the middle. These cruises are usually around 7-10 days. Be sure to book early because they go fast!

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

Have a great day!
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We went LA to Ft Lauderdale via Panama on the Crown Odessey. It was fun with good food, interesing shore excursions and pleasant traveling companions :-B
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