Posted September 16th, 2018, 07:22 PM
How does the cruise line get 7 extra days to extract money, when they are only getting a mark-up over the land concessionaire's charge? And while this may be your personal preference, I would have to say that the cruise line marketing departments have decided that the cost and expense of adding another embarkation terminal with infrastructure and problematic airline connections and the attendant compensations does not outweigh any additional revenue generated by a few cruisers who can afford a 21 day vacation."Only a mark-up" may not be thousands, but it is extra money. SPB is already, albeit hardly used, embarkation terminal. Especially SPB would be, IMHO, a perfect port. The demographic already on the ship is way above the 7 day treshold, both in time and money. Those are the ones of which, wild guess, at least 50% could also easily manage 21 days. Also, this is not a wild guess, the demographic that chooses a cruise to see SPB instead of an island, flies around the world for that, wants more than one overnight.