Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Ports of Call Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2007, 08:39 PM
Frase's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Orlando, FLA
Posts: 960
Default
I have been planning my next cruise, and been looking around searching for a cruise I might be interested in.

Is it just me, or are the cruiseships spending less and less time at their ports of call?

When I went to Cozumel two years ago, my ship did not leave until 12 midnight. Now it's hard to find any ship that will stay later than 8PM. It seems as if the ships hardly spend anytime in Grand Cayman as of recent.

If the ships in general are spending less time at their ports of call; then it is my theory that it is due to rising fuel costs. Perhaps to save money on fuel, the cruiseship captains are instructed to pull back on the throttle and go slower. And if so, they still need to complete the cruise and visit the ports of call during the alloted time of their cruise. So, that means leaving earlier and spending less time at each port of call. What do you think?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2007, 08:39 PM
Frase's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Orlando, FLA
Posts: 960
Default
I have been planning my next cruise, and been looking around searching for a cruise I might be interested in.

Is it just me, or are the cruiseships spending less and less time at their ports of call?

When I went to Cozumel two years ago, my ship did not leave until 12 midnight. Now it's hard to find any ship that will stay later than 8PM. It seems as if the ships hardly spend anytime in Grand Cayman as of recent.

If the ships in general are spending less time at their ports of call; then it is my theory that it is due to rising fuel costs. Perhaps to save money on fuel, the cruiseship captains are instructed to pull back on the throttle and go slower. And if so, they still need to complete the cruise and visit the ports of call during the alloted time of their cruise. So, that means leaving earlier and spending less time at each port of call. What do you think?
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2007, 09:21 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
I think you are on to something.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-26-2007, 05:20 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,010
Default
It will also depend on the length of the cruise and how many other ports are on the itinerary. The situation in Cozumel could also be due to the pier space since the hurricane. The average port call is 7-8hrs for most ports. I see a Cozumel 8:00am-10:00pm port call with the new Carnival Freedom and Carnival Liberty. The same itinerary spends 9 hours in Grand Cayman.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-26-2007, 11:27 AM
cousins's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 649
Default
I wonder if night time crime in some areas are a concern for the ships as well?
__________________
shari
Free Cruise Tickers
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-30-2007, 07:05 PM
Larry in Miami's Avatar  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,137
Default
I have heard that it cost the cruise line more, sometimes a lot more if they stay at the port past a certain time.

Not sure if that is true, but it kind of makes sense.
__________________
Larry
-------------------------------------------
Photo Website: www.larrysphotos.net
YouTube Channel: VideoOnTheWeb
-------------------------------------------
Upcoming:
Ecstasy September 12, 2014
Conquest November 16, 2014
Ecstasy January 23, 2015

Past Cruises:
43 and Counting......
 
Closed Thread

Tags
carnival, cruises, length, port, stay, time

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ports of call Philip Cali Europe Port Chat 6 08-10-2009 04:38 AM
ports of call time travler Caribbean Port Chat 1 06-22-2007 11:53 AM
HAL departure times when in ports fruby Holland America Line 2 02-12-2007 11:07 AM
VALOR PORTS OF CALL ORDER/TIMES HAVE CHANGED!! pagan Carnival Cruise Line 0 10-19-2005 03:42 PM
Ports of Call Dominic Caribbean Port Chat 2 10-12-2005 03:47 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:24 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2