Cruise TipsShould You Take a Cruise to Nowhere?

Should You Take a Cruise to Nowhere?

cruise to nowhereA cruise to nowhere is a cruise with only sea days that simply sails to open waters and comes back to the port it left from.  There are no itineraries, no ports of call, and everyone stays on the ship the entire trip. And while one of the exciting parts of going on a cruise is exploring new destinations and new islands, a cruise to nowhere offers more simplicity for those who just enjoy all the amenities of a cruise ship and would rather be closer to all the free food.

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How long are cruises to nowhere?

They can range from one day to four days, with the most common cruises lasting for 2 days.  These cruises usually take place over the weekend so the cruise ships can be used for 4-5 day cruises.   Some of these day cruises never leave port at all and give passengers a chance to experience life aboard one of these amazing ships.

Who should go on a cruise to nowhere?

These cruises are especially great for people who just want to test out a cruise to see if it’s for them.  For a much smaller price cruisers can enjoy great food and service, exciting entertainment, and stress-free relaxation.   But if you happen to hate being on a cruise at least you can get off the ship the next day

If you are worried about seasickness this would also be a great time to see how you are able to handle it.  I have found that most of the modern cruise ships hardly rock and sway at all, unless there are choppy seas and the ships are traveling very quickly.  But if you are worried about your sea-legs, a cruise to nowhere can give you an idea of what it would be like.

A cruise to nowhere is also an excellent choice for those who want a vacation but can’t afford to take 7 to 10 days off of work.  Sometimes you just need a day or two to get away from it all, and since a cruise ship takes care of your food, lodging, and entertainment for your vacation you don’t really have to do anything but sit back and soak it all in.

Upgrade to something fancy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a suite on a cruise ship but were never able to afford it?  Well a cruise to nowhere is so affordable it allows you to be able to try out those expensive rooms to see if they are worth the cost on a longer cruise.

Some of the most common ports in the U.S. for cruises to nowhere are New York, Baltimore, Norfolk, and Tampa.  Prices can range from $179 to $500 depending on what kind of room you want.

With a cruise to nowhere the ship itself is your destination so try to choose a ship you think you will enjoy.  Usually the newer the better, but always read the reviews on the ship before you sail on it.  The schedules for these cruises can be a little sporadic, so it can be tricky to find the right timing for one, but if you are curious about cruising or just need a short vacation, a quick sailing out to sail can be just what you need.

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J. Souza
J. Souza
Jon is the co-founder of Cruise Fever and has been on 50+ cruises since his first in 2009. As an editor, 15-year writer on the cruise industry, and avid cruise enthusiast he has sailed with at least 10 cruise lines and is always looking for a great cruise deal. Jon lives in North Carolina and can be reached at [email protected].
Cruise TipsShould You Take a Cruise to Nowhere?

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