The majority of passengers disembark at the dock but there is a good reason to stay onboard
Depending on the duration of your cruise, the ship is likely to stop off in multiple ports along to way, offering passengers the chance to head out on excursions and visit the local area.
However, according to some cruise-goers, there is an excellent reason to stay onboard. At least some of the time anyway.
A cruise is packed with onboard activities meaning there is little chance of getting bored while sailing.
Although, with many people on the ship, prior booking or early rising is essential if you want to best seat in the house.
During the time spent in the port, the vast majority of passengers flock to the local attractions.
Ships offer saving like 2-for-1 deals, bundles treatments and up to 40 per cent off regular pricing
According to Cruise Fever, the onboard spa services are aware of this and often lower prices.
The report claims that passengers should expect significant discounts on services while the ship is docked.
Cruise Fever’s John Roberts explained: “Ships offer saving like 2-for-1 deals, bundles treatments and up to 40 per cent off regular pricing.”
As a way of enticing customers to stay on board and spend more money, this is often the best time to bag a bargain treatment.
Will the spa one of the most popular services regarding booked out slots, the time spent in the dock is also the best time to book a treatment if you are unable to get a time slot during peak hours.
Onboard spa’s tend to offer discounted treatments when docked
A big bonus of staying on board while everyone else has disembarked is the peace and quiet.
Cruise ships have a limited amount of space onboard when sailing, meaning the popular areas – pools, restaurants and bars – can feel overcrowded.
Staying on board while fellow passengers head out to shore means you’ll be able to enjoy some quality time by the pool or fitness centre without waiting around for your turn.
Cruise ships offer passengers a lot for their money with most offering all-inclusive deals.
If you are set on exploring the local areas, there are a couple of other ways you can ensure you get more for your money.
While most passengers explore the dock, the rest of the ship remains uncrowded and quiet
Erica Silverstein, a Senior Editor at Cruise Critic, revealed there’s a particular trick when it comes to dining that means you can get more at the dining room.
Unknown to the majority of passenger there is not a limit to have much food you can ask for when eating in the main dining room.
She explained when eating in the main dining room, “you are not limited to one of each starters, main course and dessert.”
She went on to add: “You can order two entrees or three desserts if you choose. You can order two mains or three desserts if you choose.
“You can also order starter-sized portions of a main course or order a few starters for your main meal. It’s a great way to try new foods you’re not sure you’ll like.”