early and stay late. Not good manners for houseguests, but
excellent plans for cruise passengers. With airline cutbacks, interminable
security lines, and notoriously late flights, the option of
driving to embarkation ports is attractive.
Cruise lines have established
regular embarkation ports from sea to sea in response to air
travel difficulties. No longer is it necessary to fly to Miami
to take a Caribbean cruise—passengers embark in New York City
for such cruises year-round! Even so, if a flight before
embarkation figures into the mix because it's just too far to
drive to the nearest port or the available itineraries aren't
appealing, it's always wise to arrive the day before sailing.
Delays—due to bad weather or just bad luck—could spoil the
beginning of an idyllic holiday at sea.
Besides, cruise ship
embarkation ports are located in some of the most intriguing
cities imaginable... Charleston, South Carolina, New Orleans,
Louisiana, Houston, Texas, Seattle, Washington, and Port
Canaveral, Florida, just to name a few. Who wouldn't want to
arrive early to spend a day or more poking around and then board
a cruise ship feeling rested and rejuvenated?
you drive to your next cruise?
Why there may be an embarkation port coming to a city
to Embarkation Port Web Sites
Augustine & Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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