Why a Cruise Ship?
While land-locked family reunions
have a lot of unknown factors, a family reunion cruise gives you the comfort
and convenience of knowing all about your vacation before you ever leave home.
This frees you up to relax and enjoy meeting family members. There are many reasons to choose to
have a family reunion aboard a cruise ship, here's a list of our top ten:
Something for Everyone -
A reunion at sea offers something for everyone. Cruises allow
your family members to individually participate in everything from kids
programs, to relaxing spa treatments. Want to watch a
Broadway style show, ice skate or sing karaoke? All this and
more is possible aboard a cruise ship. And because there's
something for everyone, your family will be brought even closer
together, resulting in family memories that last a lifetime!
Know your costs up front -
One of the best things about choosing a cruise for
your family reunion is the fact that you'll know your food and lodging costs
up front before the cruise ever takes place.
Affordable and flexible -
On a cruise, you'll be able to control
costs more easily. Those with more money can choose more deluxe
accommodations, while those with smaller budgets can book
inexpensive inside accommodations. Since you can book a cruise up
to 18 months in advance, you can even choose to pay for your
reunion in installments. Cruise lines accept all major credit cards
No Cooking, No Cleaning -
Why go through the stress not to mention the muss
and fuss of cleaning the house? On a cruise you'll have an attentive staff
looking after each and every need. That makes the job of host
so much easier. And while you're having fun, your cabin
attendant will make sure your cabin is ship shape by keeping things tidy at
least twice a day.
Neutral Territory -
Family members won't feel like they're intruding or inconveniencing some family
members by having a reunion at their home. Since
everybody's traveling to the ship, nobody has to feel that they are imposing
Plenty of space -
Aunt Mable's tiny three room apartment is not
the place to have a family reunion....even if she is a great cook. Many
of today's cruise ships are three football fields long and twelve
stories high, a spacious place to have a reunion. Because there's a
variety of different size public rooms, space is not a factor on a cruise
ship, so your reunion can be as big or as small as you need it to be,
without ever becoming a problem.
Cruise ships sail from ports all across the US and most of
those in the US are within a day's drive of a cruise ship. For
those that are further, flights to ships are affordably priced and cruise
lines will even transfer you and your luggage from the airport directly to
your ship. Today's ships sail from an expanding list of ports
including: Boston, New York, Baltimore, Seattle, San Francisco, Los
Angeles, San Diego, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Tampa, Port Canaveral (near
Orlando), Mobile (AL), Charleston (SC), New Orleans and Galveston.
Dining is included -
Cruise ships are known for the quality and range of cuisine
available. Best of all, if you're having a reunion you can dine together
quite easily and without any additional cost. When was the last time
you took the family to a world-class restaurant? You can dine in one for each
meal aboard a cruise.
Less Hassle -
Because your vacation is on a cruise ship, you will pack and unpack just once,
and not have to worry about dinner and lodging reservations like you would
with other vacations. Cruise ships are uniquely suited to handle the
needs of large groups. The result is great service from a smiling crew that
will make your time at sea more pleasurable than you could imagine. The
luxury treatment all begins with a phone call to us.
Interesting Ports of Call -
As the ship sails from port
to port, you and your family will experience some great destinations
together. Your Independent Vacation Specialist can even help you arrange your family's
shore excursions in advance, allowing you to save money and make the most of
your time in each port of call.