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Why A Cruise Vacation Is A Perfect Fit For Your Family
Cruising Combines Exciting Destinations With Unforgettable Onboard Fun

Why Your Next Vacation Should Be A Cruise

cruising offers the best possible vacation experience.

  1. The Best Value For Your Vacation Dollar: A cruise offers unmatched variety, convenience, and fun. Plus, it's more affordable than many land-based vacations. Cruises enable you to visit multiple locations for one low price, without the hassle of coordinating travel details. Your vacation begins the moment you step onboard. Plus, many cruises are just a short drive or flight away. So much is included, from dining to entertainment, that you may be tempted to make every vacation a cruise.
    What's Included:
    • Stateroom or suite accommodations
    • Ocean transportation
    • Gourmet dining
    • Supervised kids' programs
    • Vegas- or Broadway-style shows
    • Entry to nightclubs, piano bars, and more
    • Activities like yoga & basketball
    • Gym, pool & hot tubs
    • Non-commissionable fares & taxes
    What's Not Included:
    • Gratuities
    • Spa treatments
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Casino gambling
    • Shopping
    • Organized tours & activities onshore
    • Babysitting
    • Nominal fees at some restaurants
  2. Convenience: Set sail from close-to-home U.S. ports, and no matter how many places you visit, you'll only unpack once. And while onboard, wallets and purses aren't required!
  3. Variety: Thousands of itineraries to hundreds of ports across all seven continents. And there are endless activities for every taste, onboard and ashore.

    • Families: Because today's superliners offer a huge array of fun activities for all ages and lifestyles, cruise vacations are the perfect fit for any family. It's a vacation for your whole crew that actually succeeds in keeping everyone happy. As a floating mega resort sailing to exciting destinations, most ships offer plenty of options so you can enjoy a refreshing balance of time together, time just for the kids, and time just for the grownups.

      Children can enjoy their very own vacation experience thanks to supervised kids' clubs that offer more unique adventures - onboard and ashore - than any camp could back home. Many ships also offer special clubs and activities for teenagers, from teen discos and pools to coffeehouses and video arcades. Adults will find endless possibilities, from Broadway-style shows and relaxing spa services to casino gaming and a variety of enrichment classes at sea. And, of course, everyone can enjoy a variety of shore excursions in port! Set sail for adventure & family fun by booking your family cruise today!
    • Honeymooners & Couples: Whether you're searching for an intimate getaway with your loved one or you're looking for a unique and wonderful way to embark on a lifetime of wedded bliss, you've come to the right place. We've got great deals on thousands of honeymoon cruises to some of the world's most romantic destinations. You'll save a bundle, no matter where you want to go - from the Caribbean to Europe, Hawaii to Mexico. Fall in love with the cruise vacation of a lifetime, book your honeymoon cruise today!
    • Groups - 8+ Staterooms: Thinking about throwing a party in an exciting location? Nothing beats a cruise celebration. Reservations with eight or more staterooms are considered a group. You must book your staterooms with one of our expert group cruise consultants - call us today to get started. The choice is yours: reserve the staterooms all together on the same deck or scatter your party's accommodations across the ship. Many staterooms can accommodate a third or fourth passenger, sometimes at a reduced rate. Group cruises also frequently enjoy special onboard amenities - ask for details.
      • Friends & Neighbors
      • Social Clubs
      • Veteran/Military Communities
      • Corporate/Incentive Group
      • Family Reunions
      • Graduation Parties & Reunions
      • Wedding & Religious Outings


      To get started, call us at 1-800-BIG-SHIP or browse the featured group cruises for more information.
  4. Something For Everyone: Cruising is so much more than just shuffleboard and all-you-can-eat buffets. Today's ships offer activities and entertainment for vacationers of all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Family-friendly ships may feature everything from kids' clubs to teen coffeehouses. Want to unwind? Activities are as diverse as spa treatments, basketball, and casino gambling. At night, you might catch a comedy show, relax in a piano bar, or feast on five-star cuisine. From luxury to adventure, there's a ship to suit your vacation needs.
    Unique ship features may include:
    • Rock-climbing Wall
    • Martini & champagne bars
    • Thalassotherapy Pool
    • Planetarium
    • Butler Service
    • Bungee Trampolines
    • Ice-skating rink
    • All-oceanview or all-suite accommodations
    • Teen Discos
    • Spiral Waterslide
    • Boutiques by Harrods & Bvlgari
    • Miniature Golf & Golf Simulators
    • Poolside movies under the stars
  5. Choice: Dine in shorts or dress to the nines - today's cruising can be as casual or luxurious as you like. Choose an action-packed adventure or a poolside retreat - it's your cruise, it's your choice!
  6. Comfort: More oceanview and balcony staterooms, more luxurious bedding, and expanded spa and sports facilities are just a few of the many ways today's fleets will pamper you in style.
  7. Adventure: You define what adventure means to you, we'll help find the perfect cruise to make it a reality. Ice climbing in Alaska, surfing in Hawaii, exploring unique wildlife in the Galapagos, finding the very best Caribbean beach - you name it, we've got it!
  8. Sharing your experiences: Cruising offers unique opportunities to meet other travelers - and you'll share new experiences that you won't find with other types of vacations. With plenty of fun group activities, get ready to create unforgettable memories and make friendships that last a lifetime.
  9. Become an expert - or meet one: Many cruise lines offer special onboard enrichment programs that immerse you in the things you love most - poetry and prose, fine wine, regional cooking, antiques, wildlife, and music are just a few of the many choices.
  10. Experience more: Waking up in a brand new port of call is part of the unique thrill of cruising. And with nearly every new port, you'll have unique opportunities ashore. Jungle safaris, historic city tours, and dolphin encounters are just a few of the exciting shore excursions you can add to your package.
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Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.

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