Can you tour a cruise ship while its docked?
September 19, 2010 1:29 PM Subscribe
Does anyone know if it is possible to tour a cruise ship while it's in port without having to actually purchase a cruise trip ticket?
posted by Cyrie to travel & transportation (11 answers total)
My boyfriend and I are considering booking a cruise, but we're wondering if there is a way to take a tour of a docked ship in Montreal or Quebec City, or even New York City before we book. He's a bit concerned about motion sickness (which I know we won't be able to tell about if the ship is docked, and I've read all the past questions on minimizing motion sickness on boats and such) but also how claustrophobic the cabins and the ship itself might be - anxiety about being cooped up tends to make that kind of thing worse. We thought if there was a way to check one out in port, it might make it easier to decide if being on a cruise ship is going to be enjoyable or stressful. None of the cruise line websites list this as an option so I wonder if it's just a no go because of security concerns or what?
Also, if anyone has experience with a cruise along the New England routes (Montreal/Quebec --> New York) that they'd be willing to share, that would be great also.