For some, these tiny port cities can be appealing for their small size and as a pleasant counterbalance to the metropolis-sized cities visited. I particularly enjoy a small port city following a longer, more strenuous tour the previous day. For me, it is more pleasant to have a “recovery day” in a small city. I can go for a walk off the ship, enjoy the sunshine, and not feel a tremendous need to see a great deal of the area. Those who are looking for big cities and bright lights will want to select ports with multiple tour options to keep them busy. Others, who enjoy the slower pace, will be happy with fewer activity choices.
When on a cruise, as in my own daily life, I try to seek a good balance of activity and rest. And I personally like the idea of moving slowly in a sleepy island town.