Affordable Cruise Vacations

Many people associate cruise vacations with spending a lot of money, but it can be less expensive than you think. Unlike a vacation that involves driving, or in some cases even flying, many cruise lines include meals, activities, and entertainment in the fare.

This means that you’ll know your costs before you leave, which makes it much easier to plan. No one likes being mid-vacation and having unpleasant surprises about what lodging or some other feature suddenly costs. When a cruise line includes meals in the ticket price, the only things you’d have to pay for out of pocket are alcohol, personal services, or shore excursions.

Many cruise lines even offer complementary cake for special occasions, such as birthdays.

Save Even More Money With Group Cruise Vacations

You can take advantage of group rates and promotions to make your cruise vacation even more affordable. Not only are rates generally lower when booking several cabins at once, but some cruise lines will reward referral business with personal discounts to you for bringing along large parties. For example, some cruise lines offer a free cruise to passengers that book 8 cabins (the one person doing the booking, not the whole party).

The savings built into a cruise vacation for meals and such compounds in groups, as it can get very expensive to bring a large party to restaurants and various hotels — let alone car rentals and entertainment.

Things To Consider When Planning Your Cruise

To make sure you get the most out of your next cruise vacation, here are some things to ask yourself during the planning phases.

What features are most important to you?

The concept of going on a cruise itself is exciting, but to maximize your experience you should decide in advance how long of a cruise you’re looking for and what season your vacation falls under. This will affect where you’d want to go, what you’d pack, and the sorts of entertainment that will be available.

Would you rather spend your time on beaches, shopping, and exploring, or would you rather relax and enjoy meals and music on the ship? These are very different types of cruises.

What sort of accommodations will you need?

Are you bringing children? Are you traveling in a large group? Do you have a special diet or other needs, such as wheelchair accessibility?

If you are traveling in a larger group and it’s important to you that everyone stays together, you may need to plan the cruise earlier out to ensure you can get cabins near each other.

If you’re going to be celebrating a special event while on the cruise, making sure your party will be able to dine together or celebrate in a private room are also considerations.

Do you qualify for discounts?

If you’re booking multiple cabins at once, you may qualify for a group rate or other promotional offers. Outside of your travel party, you may be eligible for discounts if:

  • you belong to AARP
  • you’re a member of a Fortune 500 company or a credit union
  • you work for an airline
  • you’re active military
  • you’re a teacher or union member
  • you’re a member of AAA

For more information, contact us to take the guess work out of your cruise vacation!

Corporate Cruises

Who says you can’t mix business and pleasure? Most cruise lines have state-of-the-art facilities that allow you and your business to conduct meetings and get work done even at sea. Plan your work time into the corporate cruise, and enjoy convenient access to all the leisure activities you could want during the rest of your stay.

Corporate cruises can be a fun diversion from a busy season, and a great way to reward employees. Nothing highlights a job well done quite like a cruise, creating a memorable and repeatable incentive to reach new sales/production goals and easily incorporate a good number of people.

Being on a ship combines the thrill of traveling to exotic locations with the focus of being in one place.

Other Advantages Of Corporate Cruises Include:

  • Activity programs can easily incorporate employee spouses and children without extra planning
  • Discount rates for large groups
  • Give business presentations to a “captive audience”
  • Boost company morale and enjoy team-building experiences

Ready to book your next corporate cruise? Contact us today!