Cruise Ship Itinerary
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Cruise Itinerary – data definition
The cruise itinerary data is about where is your ship going, and when. It relates closely to “cruise routes” and “cruise destinations” (of cruise passenger lines and companies) and to “departure ports” and “ports of call” (aka “call ports”) when passenger cruise ships are concerned.
A typical cruise ship itinerary example is the following route of the biggest passenger ship in the world ever (for now!) – the Allure Of The Seas ship. This vessel is operated by the RCI (Royal Caribbean International line) – the second largest cruise operator in the world after Carnival Corporation & PLC. This is a 7-day cruise itinerary sample for a round-trip to Western Caribbean (as destination) from the port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (departure-, or home-port) to visit the following call ports:
- Haiti (visiting the Labadee resort – one of the RCI’s Caribbean private island resorts), Jamaica (calling on the port of Falmouth) and Mexico (calling on Cozumel).
Cruise Itinerary – template details
For any cruise itinerary, there are 6 main elements determining the whole data (listed high to low priority):
- the name of the ship and the line (or the cruise operator) that are responsible for your trip.
- the destination – which one of all passenger ship regions of operation your ship will sail in a specific time of the year.
- the embarkation port (port of departure, getting on the ship) and the country from which it sails, since your place of residence defines lots of variables determining the total cost of your trip as prices per person (some of these are flight tickets and transfers, all kinds of transportation, hotel stays, etc).
- the disembarkation port (the last port of arrival, getting off the ship). You should know that most of the ship cruises are operated with round-trip itineraries (meaning you will embark and disembark in the same port). However, a big number of ships also offer one-way cruise itineraries (with a different embarkation/disembarkation port). These are all “Repositioning (relocation) Cruises”, the “Around The World Cruise” tour segments (the whole “Round The World” itinerary is usually a round-trip), most of the Panama Canal crossing cruises, and also some special sailings operated mainly by small luxury ships.
- the cruise length and the number of call ports - these are all ports your ship is going to visit during its sailing – another major price-related variable. The shortest trips (on big ships) are of 2-days in length (called “Cruises to Nowhere”, without any call ports), and the longest one may offer up to 110+ days on a Round The World tour (with lots of ports to visit, and great ticket prices to pay for it). On ship relocation cruises you’ll visit a very small number of ports – to none on some Transatlantic crossings.
- and finally – fly- or no-fly cruise deals. Generally, with flight-and-cruise deals you buy a package consisting of your cruise tickets, (optional) pre-booked tours and excursions and an one-way or round-trip flight ticket (all transfers, transportation and hotel stays are also included).
Types of cruise ship itineraries
- “sea intensive” – less or none ports of call, no shore excursions and city tours, less money-spending ashore and much more on-board splurging.
- “port intensive” – with lesser number of days at sea (but at least one) and many call ports (almost a new one each day of your voyage), meaning you sail at night, visiting ports in early morning, staying at ports until early evening (or late into the night, depending on destination and ship).
- “balanced” – more time between ports, usually one or two days at sea, followed by one port-day, and so on.
And our very last “categorization approach” – itinerary types according to the the type of the passenger ships – all of which can operate both one-ways and round-trips, but differ greatly as to operational destinations, cabin sizes and rates, amenities and activities on board, fellow passengers, trip duration, etc.
- “(oceanic) sea ship cruise”
- “river ship (boat) cruise”
- “ferry cruise”
- and “(freighter) cargo ship cruise”.
At Cruise Ship Itinerary COM you will find a concise review of the itineraries operated by the world’s most famous cruise ships of the fleets of the world’s major passenger ship lines. You will also see cruise itinerary sample maps for the big-bigger-biggest ships (with less itineraries per year). As to all cruise lines itineraries review articles, there you’ll find the list of all their ships in operation, departure ports and destinations, and all the itinerary changes (if any) scheduled for a particular year. And as to all major cruise travel vacation destinations and countries, each of these surveys will show you a list of cruise routes operated from there.
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