There's probably nothing more wonderful for a family than the opportunity for generations to get together and have fun. Using a cruise ship gives you the convenience of a 'one-stop' shopping experience to plan a perfect holiday for every generation in the family, reduces the stress involved in planning, and frees everyone up to focus on enjoying one another's company. How does it work?
Because cruise ships already focus on providing a top-notch experience for family members of all ages, everything for your family is already in place. On their own, family members can individually participate in spa treatments, exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, kids programs – the list goes on and on. After a family dinner (the cruise line will arrange for all of you to sit together), everyone is off and running again to watch a Broadway-style show, have a try a karaoke, hit the casino, or enjoy a walk in the moonlight and watch the ocean.
Another big plus is that everyone will know their food and lodging costs upfront and can plan accordingly – so no hidden surprises. And, family members who may want to pay for more luxurious cabins may do so, while those with smaller budgets can still be happy and comfortable in less expensive cabins.
No matter which family member organizes the reunion, everyone gets to have a fun and relaxing time. No one gets stuck with cooking and cleaning or looking after everyone else's needs. That's part of the service package that comes with your cruise price. While everyone is out having fun, your cabin attendants are keeping your rooms neat and tidy!
Did we mention the space to spread out while you're having a grand time? Some of today’s cruise ship’s are the length of several football fields and as tall as a skyscraper. This means that large reunion groups still have plenty of options finding places to do things together, while smaller groups can seek out the more intimate areas of the ship.
Cruise ships sail from ports all across the USA, and most of these port cities are within driving distance from a large number of cities. For those not near any port, all cruises offer reasonably priced air options that also include transfers to and from the airport and cruise ship, taking the hassle out of arrival and departure.
Eat to your heart's delight – it's already included in your cruise fare! There is an amazing range of high quality dining (both casual and formal) available on cruise ships. The cruise line can arrange for a family to dine together in advance, and then you can select a couple of your nights on board to let everyone dine as they wish, whether it’s pizza or hamburgers, exotic cuisine in an alternative dining venue, or the comfort and elegance of the main dining room.
And, best of all – cruise ships mean less hassle. You’ll pack and unpack just once, and you won’t spend any extra time trying to confirm dining or lodging reservations. All of that has been taken care of prior to your arrival. The only thing you’ll have to think about is having fun and making family memories that will last a lifetime.