One Night Cruises: 4 Reasons To Sail Shorter

When asked if they would ever consider sailing on a one night cruise, a good number of cruisers would probably respond, “Do you have anything longer?” Here’s a few reasons why your response should be something more along the lines of, “Oh yea!”

Dancing Through The Night

A one night cruise is not your typical cruise. You don’t have as many nights to party it up at sea, so it’s very likely your one night of sailing will be a full night of partying on the Lido deck. For a cruiser who loves nightlife and roams the ship until the early morning, a one night cruise is a perfect fit for your tastes. The ship’s entertainment staff is equally aware of your short time aboard and packs a great number of activities and entertainment options into your single night. What sounds like a better time: Sitting at home on the couch or dancing on the Lido Deck with the Miami skyline lit up in the distance?

A Chance To Try Something New

For cruisers who typically sail one cruise line, but are looking to try other cruise lines, a one night sailing is the perfect introduction to a new cruise experience. A one night sailing will allow you to experience the dining, activities, entertainment, and lifestyle offered by another cruise line without the pressure of sailing with a new line for a full week. Hopefully, many cruisers will enjoy sailing on another line, but if not, you can easily disembark without having spent a decent amount of money on a cruise experience you didn’t particularity enjoy. For cruisers who enjoyed their experience on another line, they can now feel confident in sailing on another cruise line for a full sailing.

Great Value For A Short Escape

Many times, a short one night sailing is scheduled on a weekend between a repositioning cruise and the next full departure. Since cruise ships don’t make money docked in port, cruise lines will offer heavily discounted rates on these special “filler” sailings. For many cruisers living near ports, these short sailings can be an inexpensive and fun way to spend part of their weekend.

A Cruise Is A Cruise

A cruise is a cruise no matter the destination, ship, cruise line, or even duration. Many cruisers, including myself, will jump at any opportunity to set sail onto the open water. While a one night sailing is short, it’s easy to enjoy the ship and being at sea, even if only for a night. Just because the sailing is shorter doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy the dining, entertainment, activities, or the incredible experience cruising offers. If life offers you the opportunity to sail for a night, you make an unforgettable cruise memory out of it.

Have you ever sailed on a night cruise to nowhere? Would you ever sail on a one night cruise? Share your experiences or thoughts on the idea of a short sailing in the comment section below.



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.