Why do all the ships leave on SUNDAY??
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With the number of cruise ships sailing from each port, including all cruise lines, the availability of the ship having a place to dock is the main reason. Miami, for instance, can only handle 4 ships at once. Imagine the time needed for each ship to disembark passengers, take on new passengers and supplies. This alone accounts for about 10-hours of a 24-hr day. Doesn't leave much time to do another ship or two.
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Looking for our next 7 day...I have found 1 ship tht leaves on Saturday...everything else is Sunday. What is up w/ that? Kind of hard on those who have to be back to work on Monday...which I would think is MANY passengers. Is there a reason? Just curious...But leaving on Saturday when I have to work on Friday (which I think would be many passengers too) is just as difficult isn't it? We are driving from Pittsburgh to NYC on a Friday night after work to take a Saturday sail on the Triumph. I don't see a difference in Saturday/Sunday - it gets you either coming or going.
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But leaving on Saturday when I have to work on Friday (which I think would be many passengers too) is just as difficult isn't it? We are driving from Pittsburgh to NYC on a Friday night after work to take a Saturday sail on the Triumph. I don't see a difference in Saturday/Sunday - it gets you either coming or going.You are so right, LOL. I know it isn't all ships that leave on Sunday, but most of the ones I am looking at do. Just wondered if there was a reason, or if they just picked a day and went with it. I wonder if all those port authority people get time and a half, lol. On our last cruise, DH and I were laughing at how the port authority people probably go from absolutely nothing going on to total chaos as soon as that ship arrives
I have been on other cruise lines that leave on Monday or Tuesday
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I find sailings out on Sunday to be easier. I can fly to the port on Saturday, spend the night and sail out on Sunday. When the ship returns on Sunday, I just get a flight home on Sunday. It is not necessary for me to take any extra time off. (I am mentally off for about the next 3 weeks trying to recover from the cruise and getting back to reality. )I agree. Flying out on Saturday is much easier, for us...then we can head home on Sunday and return to work on Monday....since we must work to pay for cruising!!
Going on a sunday allows me to go down the day before. (cant do that for a saturday cruise. But I am researching for next August and I find most ships leaving on a Saturday anyways.
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