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Home Port Cruising for Cruise Rookies

Posted last February 20, 2017, 7:32 pm in Travel Guide report article

Home port cruising

Not interested in flying to your next vacation destination? Try homeport cruising! A homeport is the destination in which a cruise ship is predominantly based, and the ship usually runs the same itinerary during its stay at the homeport.

The concept of homeport cruising is easy, drive to the port of call nearest you, and sail on whatever ship and itinerary is housed at that homeport. Escaping on a homeport cruise can, not only save you money, but also eliminate all the additional hassles of flying!

There are many homeports in the United States, and although homeports can change, below are some of the most popular:

West Coast Homeports: Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; and Honolulu, HI.

East Coast Homeports: Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Port Canaveral, FL; Port Canaveral, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Miami, FL.

Gulf Coast Homeports: Tampa, FL; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; and Galveston, TX.

Many times, cruise lines will also offer resident specials for different cruises. These resident specials include extra savings for people who reside in a particular state. We see a lot of resident specials appear in homeport destinations, so be sure to call one of our cruise professionals and ask about resident savings and the closest homeport cruise to you. 


List of Cruise Port Cities in the USA