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!