Book An Overnight Port Cruise For The Ultimate Nightlife Experiences Around The World

Booking a cruise can be an incredible way to visit multiple port cities in one easy, pre-planned trip. However, if your ship sets sail every evening, you're missing a pretty significant part of the culture at the destinations you're visiting: the nightlife. While drinking and eating on deck is great for the cruise's revenue, it's not the best way to get an all-around immersive experience. If you want to get a look into the real-deal life of a local, you have to book an overnight port cruise.

After sunset while aboard an overnight port cruise, you have the chance to dine out, attend concerts and cultural events, and see the city under night lights. For many countries like Argentina, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and Greece — Mykonos is a known vacation destination frequented by celebs — staying out late into the night eating, drinking, and socializing is a major part of day-to-day life. And, let's face it, beyond these more enriching aspects, staying out for a night on the town is simply a fantastic way to have fun.

Take advantage of local nightlife while your cruise is docked

When your ship is docked at a port for the night, you have the freedom to wander into local bars and stay out late into the night dancing away at nearby clubs. Booking an overnight port cruise is a simple tip, but it will make your cruise experience even better.

You'll especially want to book an overnight port cruise when visiting cities famous for their parties. Barbara Muckerman, CEO of Silversea Cruises, revealed to Condé Nast Traveler, "We saw an uptick in passengers requesting port overnights, specifically in ports such as Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro, where there is a lively nightlife." If you enjoy a lively nightlife scene, you'll want to check that your itinerary is scheduled to stop overnight in ports like these where the nightlife is boisterous. If your cruise only makes longer stops in smaller coastal villages, you might not get exactly what you're looking for. 

Once you know where you're stopping, be sure to set yourself up for success. Research the best spots, make some reservations, create a smart game plan, and find out your departure time. You never know where the night will take you, and, if you find yourself partying til daylight, you don't want to miss takeoff!