Norfolk, VA (March 24, 2017) – With more than 20 cruise terminals located in the U.S., more than half of the country lives within driving distance of a cruise vacation, which translates to many travel benefits according to Ocean View Travel. The closest cruise terminal to Norfolk, is Norfolk’s Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, which is 20 minutes away by car. “You will save a lot of time and money for your cruise travel when you live near a cruise home port. Not only that, it eliminates the restrictions of traveling by plane to a port.” said Gina Davis, Dream Vacations Franchise Owner in Norfolk. In addition to convenience, here are four benefits of living near a cruise port:
1. Save Time – Cruisers often arrive a day early to ensure that bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances don’t delay their vacation. Many times, cruisers can drive to the cruise terminal in the same day, eliminating the need to take extra vacation days from work for pre- and post- cruise travel.
2. Save Money – Cruises often offer discounted resident rates for those who live near the cruise terminal; however, driving to the terminal the day of a cruise vacation eliminates added expenses of airfare, hotels and more.
3. Stress-Free – Security and travel restrictions can make flying a nuisance even for the most experienced traveler. When cruising from a home-port, one doesn’t have to worry about flight delays or cancellations, lost luggage, baggage fees, liquid requirements and more.
4. Explore the U.S. – Travelers are so excited to get away, they often forget that there are many exciting sights to see in the U.S. Extending a vacation by a day or two when cruising to and from a home port can give a traveler the unique opportunity to explore the local sights and visit cultural tourist attractions they normally take for granted. For example, travelers can visit Nauticus, an interactive science/technology center that focuses on the sea. It’s also home to the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy. By taking a cruise that departs from Port of Norfolk, it is possible to visit Bahamas without ever stepping on an airplane. Carnival Cruise Lines depart from Port of Norfolk for their 5-day Bahamas Cruise which will take their passengers from Norfolk to Nassau, Bahamas and back to Norfolk.
For more information or to book your next dream vacation, please call 757-541-2828 or visit www.travelnorfolk.com.
About Dream Vacations
Launched in 2016, Dream Vacations a CruiseOne Company is a franchise opportunity that is part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company. Dream Vacations franchisees have unrivaled buying power to offer the best prices and exclusive offers when selling memorable vacation experiences such as cruises, resort stays and land tours.