Experienced cruisers know to arrive the day before their cruise. It helps keep flight delays and cancellations, route closures and traffic jams, and all the little adventures that are a part of travel from causing you to miss your cruise. It means you need to find a hotel to stay the night at before your cruise departs.
What makes a hotel friendly to cruisers? Well, there are a couple of things. What matters most, and exactly how much it matters, will vary from cruiser to cruiser. Your vacation, after all, is your vacation. There are some things to keep in mind when you’re looking to book your pre-cruise accommodation, though.
1. Location, Location, and Location
Where the hotel is located will be key. Arriving before noon in a city known for its beaches like Miami? Or famous for its history and architecture like Barcelona? Then you will probably want to get a hotel that’s on the beach, or near the landmark you m