If you’re on a tight schedule, you might be tempted to book your flights so you arrive the same day that your cruise leaves. That’s a rookie mistake.
The best-case scenario is that you’ll make your connection, no problem. But still, there’ll be a nagging worry in the back of your head. What if the flight gets delayed? What if we can’t find the right transportation in time? What if I need to stop and pee?
Worst-case scenario? You miss connecting with the cruise before it sails off into the sunset, leaving you peeved and vacation-less on shore.
Similarly, it can be a jolt to your system to jump back into the swing of a workweek the day after you get off the ship.
A better way to enjoy your trip stress-free is to arrive in port a day before the ship leaves, and to book an extra day there to stay the night before heading back. That way, you won’t have to worry about things outside of your control, and you can fully enjoy your vacation.