It's your cruise!
No you can do as you please either stay on the ship or get off. If you are docked for the whole day you can get off and on as many times as you like as long as you are back in plenty of time for the ship's departure! We have been on three cruises and are doing another this summer and have done a mixture of shore excursions and doing our own thing at the ports it's really up to the individual what they want to do. Hope you have a great time.
The choice is entirely yours. On the plus side the ship will be quieter as other passengers will have disembarked whilst on the minus side not all facilities will be open whilst the ship is in port.
You can stay on board if you wish. But why not explore the locality? You can certainly broaden your horizon by going on an organised excursion and who knows, you may want to return.
No, you are more than welcome to stay on board. Entertainment can be limited in port and the shops are closed on the ship, but bars and resturants are open etc.
I have been on a few cruises and it is up to yourself whether you go ashore or stay on ship,but it is nice to go ashore and see different places,there is plenty time to relax when you have a day at sea in between getting to different port.
We have enjoyed many cruises now and invariably revisit ports we have called at before. Not all of them demand a second visit and we have stayed on board several times while virtually every other passenger streams off on a tour.
It is quite delightful to have the ship almost to yourself. One memorable time was being the only couple in the wonderful spa on Royal Caribbean's 'Brilliance Of The Seas'.
As we often tell friends who have never cruised, you make a cruise to be just the holiday you desire, either quiet and relaxed or have a crazy do everything wow of a time.
We manage to mix the two.
Jim & Jo Clarke
You have total flexibility, go ashore and have a stroll into a town, look around or book a local tour, go on a ship-arranged tour or stay aboard or stay in bed if you wish. I've never been on any cruise where you had to get off.
Hi i have been on the oceana you will love it, and no you dont have to get of the ship.if you do go on any excursions try and make your own up as the ships ones can be very expensive. have a great time.
Hello there, you can do what ever you like its your holiday, the Oceana is very relaxed in the daytime and comes alive at night,lots of people choose to stay on board but we got off at every stop.If you like the place then you can return later to stay there.regards kath.