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Does anyone know where you can go on the web and work out a ships sequential sailing schedule, I'm actually looking at possibly doing some back to back cruises in the future and Im finding it difficult to work out a ships sequential cruise info. The cruises i'm thinking of are those cruises that depart and arrive/finish at different ports.  Thank you.

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Look for a repositioning cruise. The only cruises that regularly start/finish at different ports are the one-way Alaska cruises. 

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13 minutes ago, 1025cruise said:

Look for a repositioning cruise. The only cruises that regularly start/finish at different ports are the one-way Alaska cruises. 

I don't think that's accurate, unless you're only considering North American cruises. There are many ships that sail itineraries that are not closed loop. But they tend to be outside NA.

 

Many(most/all) world cruises are sold in segments. I think HAL and perhaps Princess also have longer cruises that can be sold as segments as well. 

 

OP, do you have a particular part of the world that you want to see, or a cruise line in mind? There are cruise websites where you can filter by dates, ports, cruise lines and specific ships. Unfortunately these are mostly cruise TAs, so we can't name them.

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20 minutes ago, 1025cruise said:

Look for a repositioning cruise. The only cruises that regularly start/finish at different ports are the one-way Alaska cruises. 

Huh?

There are many many cruises that regularly start/end in different ports (e.g., all over the Med and S.A. including some popular itineraries that just reverse the order for two identical itineraries. In fact, some cruise lines' great reputations are forged in part on such itineraries.

 

As for the OP's question, different cruise lines have different search mechanisms. Some will allow you to search for a specific ship's itineraries over the course of multiple months. They may even market multiple segments across a world region as single "extended journey" and/or provide the option of creating custom multi-segment itineraries. 

 

In fact, this is pretty much how we do all of our cruising: multi-segments spanning 3-5+ weeks without port repetition but with a few port overnights and a reasonable number of sea days. Extended land stays in the different start/end ports make for terrific trips and maximum value from intercontinental airfares.

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15 minutes ago, 1025cruise said:

Look for a repositioning cruise. The only cruises that regularly start/finish at different ports are the one-way Alaska cruises. 

You will also frequently find alternating repeating itineraries on the same ship such as an Eastern Caribbean followed by a Western Caribbean, then followed by the Eastern, etc.  Such is the case in particular with RCI's Oasis class ships, as example.

 

The repositioning cruises are essentially one-way, which are then followed by repeating same itineraries departing from the final destination port of the repositioning cruise.  So could do the repo followed by the first leg of the new port itinerary to accomplish the different ports objective.

 

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Thanks for the information, we are actually looking at more exotic schedules, possibly with a west coast (USA) departure.

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3 hours ago, pfd104 said:

Thanks for the information, we are actually looking at more exotic schedules, possibly with a west coast (USA) departure.

You will be limited on the West Coast, and as far as exotic, you will probably be looking at something like Vancouver to Hawaii, and then to Australia. You could also look for Transpacific cruises, and if you find one you like, look at cruisemapper website and check the itineraries for that ship. They will usually list them at least a year in advance. It is a good site if you want to plan a B2B or more, but you need to narrow down where you want to go.

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13 minutes ago, crzndeb said:

You will be limited on the West Coast, and as far as exotic, you will probably be looking at something like Vancouver to Hawaii, and then to Australia. You could also look for Transpacific cruises, and if you find one you like, look at cruisemapper website and check the itineraries for that ship. They will usually list them at least a year in advance. It is a good site if you want to plan a B2B or more, but you need to narrow down where you want to go.

Not necessarily as limited as you think. For example, later this week, Oceania Insignia will do a 49 day multi-segment from SF to Rio.

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While I mostly use various sources on the internet, those paper brochures from the cruise companies can provide a quick view of the possibilities.

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I would also suggest discussing your plans with a travel agent - they will best be in a position to provide alternatives that will best suit your expectations.

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There are also a number of lines that do one-way Panama Canal cruises that depart from Florida and end in California (typically with a port call in the ABC Islands or Cartagena Colombia for PVSA compliance. ) Every once in a while you can find one followed by a repositioning cruise to Vancouver for the Alaska season.

 

Doing a little digging, one example I found if you really wanted to go all out is that Emerald Princess shows a 20 day Panama Canal cruise (which is a B2B 15 day Panama Canal cruise and 5 day Pacific Coastal) from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver on March 15 2021 followed by a 1-day repo to Seattle, and a 16-day Hawaii cruise for a total of 32 days.  Should be PVSA legal with a stop in Cartagena on the Panama Canal segment.

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Some cruise lines, ie Princess, have good search engines that allow you to select several months instead of just one. You can also select specific ships and regions. I suggest searching for a suitable starting cruise, then change the search to that ship only and extend the dates. Ensure the results are displayed in date order then you can see exactly where that ship is going. Note, sometimes there are multiple embarkation points for one cruise so you just have to "filter" those out yourself.

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7 minutes ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

Some cruise lines, ie Princess, have good search engines that allow you to select several months instead of just one. You can also select specific ships and regions. I suggest searching for a suitable starting cruise, then change the search to that ship only and extend the dates. Ensure the results are displayed in date order then you can see exactly where that ship is going. Note, sometimes there are multiple embarkation points for one cruise so you just have to "filter" those out yourself.

Similarly, some online TA websites also allow you to filter down to an individual ship on any cruise line.

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Thanks, some great info. I appreciate the suggestions. Now all I have to do is decide. 🙂 

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Holland America frequently combines 2 consecutive cruises and sells them as 2 or 1. We did a Med cruise and added a Transatlantic, same ship, same cabin. We will do the same thing next fall with a different HAL ship and itinerary. Check out what they offer from the west coast. We once did a San Diego - Fort Lauderdale cruise and back, different ports each time, only the Panama Canal was the same. Also HAL.

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40 minutes ago, NantahalaCruiser said:

Similarly, some online TA websites also allow you to filter down to an individual ship on any cruise line.

Not quite digital but worth hunting down...

 

Here's a sort of "year at a glance"

for Oceania's entire fleet. They're available on board and are updated, at least, in spring and fall when new future itineraries are rolled out. If multiple consecutive segments are not already marketed as an "extended journey," you can propose your own custom combo.

At the very least, it gives you a "big picture." 

Perhaps other lines do something similar?

 

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