PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 04:01, Sat, Feb 1, 2020
Cruise holidays offer the opportunity to visit multiple destinations on one trip, docking in various ports along the way. Port days see travellers in their masses departing from the ship to explore on land. However, finding yourself in one part of the ship on a port day could slow your whole day down.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Emrys Thakkar, founder of cruisehive.com, explained: “Many cruise ships will tender to shore depending on the port.
“If this is the case you won't want to be stuck in long lines getting to the small tender boats.
“Try to avoid the lifts and wait until the first series of tenders have taken fellow guests ashore.”
Indeed, as the mass of passengers head to get off the boat, the line to get into the lifts is expected to be far longer.
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Cruise: Experts say cruises should avoid using the lift (Image: Getty Images)
Instead, opt for the stairs and hotfoot your way down to the smaller boats.
Not only will this ensure you beat the queues on port days, the stairs are useful for something else, too.
Along with saving time, cruise holiday enthusiasts Ben and David shared another great reason to avoid the lifts on their Youtube channel.
“We asked on our Facebook page what do you do to stop gaining weight on a