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RepositionCruises.com has all “Repositioning Cruises” for 2014 and 2015 as dates and itineraries officially announced by the world’s major cruise lines. here you’ll get your answers to questions’ like “What is a Repositioning Cruise”, what are the best destinations, how cheap are the prices, which are the best lines and ships, how to find them, why and when to take them, what are the benefits and disadvantages, what are the best or cheapest routes.

Relocation cruises 2014-2015 deals are also a pointer where, when and what are all the new cruise ships debuts. Another clue they give is about the lines’ itinerary changes or major changes in destinations and operational regions. Whatever the type of reposition cruises might be, be sure that you’ll get a best price deal on visiting some the world’s most popular vacation travel destinations!

What is a “Repositioning Cruise” – definition

“Repositioning Cruise” is one-off sea/ocean voyage that cruise passenger ships make when transferring from one operational region to another. Usually, this is done in Spring and Fall, often each year. But there are some exceptions of these “usual times”. Your off-season vacations will be marked by discounted cheap rates, big (yet not crowded) cruise ships, lots of “lazy leisure days” to enjoy the tranquility of the sea. Ship relocation deals are the preferable option for “highly addicted” travelers to enjoy a truly special and most affordable sea cruising vacation.What are Repositioning-Cruises?

The special ship relocation voyages always feature an one-way itinerary (connecting different embarkation and disembarkation ports) since cruise ships relatively often change their sailing areas due to economic reasons. Another most prominent feature of all these “ship transition cruises” deals is the bargain price – they all are really really cheap in comparison to the ship’s regular cruise rates.

Repositioning cruise deals are rarely called that way by travel agents or in the cruise lines brochures. One of the most popular substitute names officially used by the cruise travel industry’s representatives is “Discovery Voyage”. The list of synonym names for the repositioning cruise deals includes: “Relocation Cruises”, “Transit-” or “Transition Cruises”, “Crossings” (also with “Eastbound” and “Westbound”). Of course, the most traditional (by definition) is “One-Way”, and also by destination – “Panama Canal”, “Suez Canal”, “Transpacific” and “Transatlantic”.

As to reasons why to embark on a relocation cruise – there are so many big ones. The most simple way to group all these special voyages is to name them “different cruises“. So many people dream to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a beautiful liner. So many dream to visit and sail the mighty Alaska. Or the mesmerizing Hawaii. Or to cross and experience the Panama Canal engineering miracle.

Repositioning Cruises

When considering this unique type of travel vacation themed as “Repositioning Cruises”, know that it’s all about long and exciting voyages, transiting famous canals, crossing the world’s biggest oceans. You’ll be most probably sailing coast to coast, often from one sea to another. It’s about comfort and impeccable service on some of the world’s best cruise liners. It’s about all the fun you can get on up to 3-weeks transitions visiting different continents, changing cold with worm climates. It’s about big-size swimming pool and Jacuzzi experiences, gourmet cuisine, bingo and casino thrills, onboard duty-free shopping. Some ships even offer rock climbing, surfing, hovering and ice-skating at sea. These are two Wiki links to their directories for Relocation and Transfer, where you can search many (although not cruising related) categories on re-position.

Why to take reposition cruises?

what is Repositioning Cruise - definition, pros and cons

Still, whoever is blessed with enough free time and an adventurous spirit may enjoy each year at least one of the not so many repositioning cruise ships.

Cheap repositioning cruises – examples, benefits and disadvantages

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What time of year are the most cheap Repositioning Cruises?

Most of them are operated in Spring and Fall. Some exceptions are a few ship relocation itineraries in the end of August, and some very rare very late re-position sailings in December, January or February. The best and most busy months with readily available and cheap relocation cruise deals are April-May, and September-October.

What are the best Repositionig Cruises?

When it happens that you have to choose what is the best, there’s this rule number one stating “expect the best from the best”. When you book on major cruise line ships, expect cheap rates, best value for money indices, lots of vessels in the fleet to choose from, great destinations and service.best Repositioning Cruises

The biggest lines and operators with regularly offered reposition sailings are Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, NCL Norwegian, Costa, MSC and Royal Caribbean. Recently, Carnival also decided to do a lot of ship transitions moving around several of the “Fun Ships” from one place to another. All these company decisions are made with economic considerations in mind. Lines do cruise ships repositioning to improve profits by departing from different ports or to more attractive destinations.

Some of these lines relocate ships each year crossing the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and USA (Florida, New York, Boston) or South America (Brazil, Argentina). Some reposition ships between Alaska and Australia, or between Alaska and Florida ports via Panama Canal transits. Some lines offer transiting through the Suez Canal on cruise ships repositioning between Europe and Asia. So what you gotta do is choose a destination and departure port. If you are big fan of a particular line – just search its page here – it is that simple.

If you ask “the best of the best” not as best prices, but rather as experiences, the simple answer to this question is “luxury cruises”. Generally, luxury cruise deals offer smaller ship cruise travel marked by sophisticated, all inclusive, superb service experiences. The list of top luxury lines includes Crystal, Seabourn, Azamara and Oceania. The more “affordable luxury” options are on Cunard, Celebrity, Princess and Holland America lines. If you simply in love with budget travel deals, save a ton of money and book deals on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Costa, MSC – the cheapest of them all. Of course, the savings you can always spend on “ship drinks”, onboard gambling, Spa and massages and what not – the choice is always yours to make!

How much do repositioning cruises cost?

It depends on the itinerary as destination and length, but an one-way Transatlantic could cost as little as US $60 Per Person per day (double occupancy, fares inclusive of taxes and fees). You might pay 50% or even less for an one-way reposition cruise than the normal price for a round-trip with multiple ports of call.cheap Repositioning Cruises

What adds to these low prices is your one-way return flight fare. Still, you may purchase a cheap fly-cruise package with the flight fare included in the total price and a convenient departure from major US ports to UK or the Mediterranean’s biggest port cities – Rome, Barcelona and Venice being among the cheapest end-points. The same goes with the Hawaii and Alaska.

Never forget that almost all relocation cruises are operated in low season, so to buy discount cheap cruise and stay packages is always a quite reasonable option. You’ll be able to enjoy a budget-friendly off-season vacation to not so crowded places in some of the most charming and colorful seasons – the always new lush-luxuriant Spring and the melancholic-romantic Fall.

Repositioning cruise ships and lines

Repositioning cruise ships and lines with transition cruises dealsOur main page is also a hub-page for the website. The information regarding regions (destinations), lines and ships operating reposition cruises is segmented in the links below. By following our links you will be able to compare all the lines’ off-season discounted, one-way cruises. You can also compare their prices, and to have fun planning your affordable “budget friendly” vacation for this or the next year.

Visit us again soon for latest Repositioning Cruises 2014-2015 updates on itineraries and prices. Since RepositionCruises.com don’t offer bookings, we can only wish you best of luck with the real deals – good cabin availability, and good luck finding and booking them with the cheapest rates possible! Repositioning cruise ships will surprise- will charm you, really, with their deals prices. And if you are a first-timer – don’t miss this rare opportunity to sample what the ship cruising is like – for a totally cheap price! Enjoy you “happily cheap” vacations, and best of luck with the damn prices out there!

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