In today’s world, air travel is sometimes exhausting. There are often layovers, canceled flights, and lost baggage to deal with, not to mention jet lag. Worrying about whether or not you or your luggage will make your cruise on time is not a way to start a vacation. Most of the time lost luggage will arrive the next day, however, if you are already on board ship you may never get it. Believe me – it has happened to me and it is no fun to be in a situation where you cannot buy clothes and have to wear the same ones until you find a store in a port of call that carries your size!
A one or two-night hotel stay before and after your cruise takes your travel experience to the next level! It’s best to book a pre-cruise package with the cruise company. It usually comes with transfers, and if you buy insurance at the same time it will be covered by insurance. Most importantly, the cruise company knows where you are staying, whereas if you book it yourself you are on your own.
Enjoying the luxury of VIP treatment in a fine hotel can make a world of difference in helping you acclimate to the time zone and allow you to explore the port of call at your leisure.