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Cruise Ship Embarkation Ports
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Arrive 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?

Will you drive to your next cruise?
Why there may be an embarkation port coming to a city near you.

Embark here...

Links to Embarkation Port Web Sites

North Florida:

Jacksonville, Florida

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


New Orleans

South Carolina:



Long Beach

For Alaska Cruisers:

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, BC Canada


Southampton, England


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