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Here at Cruises For Families, we have helped many families plan their family reunion group cruise. We start by asking you questions about the ages that will be in your group, which usually comprises of toddlers to grandparents (even great-grandparents at times!). We'll then ask you about your budget, where you'd like to go on your cruise and how many families you hope to join you in your travels. It's that simple! Then let our family reunion cruise specialist, Kirsten Chute, take it from there. We will assist you in all aspects of your cruise from start to finish - one big advantage of booking with Cruises For Families! Call Kirsten today at 1-800-818-6257 toll free to get started on YOUR Family Reunion Cruise.
If you have at least 8 staterooms, you will qualify for special amenities such as upgraded staterooms, wine in your stateroom, private cocktail party and more. You may even get one person to cruise for FREE with a minimum of 15 full paying adults!
Family reunion travel has become an industry unto itself, according to cruise executives who have seen the influx of multigenerational groups blossom in recent years.
The good news for cruise lines is that they are in a unique position to handle family groups - which, by definition, include passengers with wide ranges in ages - because of the variety of activities, services and amenities available both on board and ashore.
Those features include meals that run the gamut from chicken fingers at casual buffets to upscale dining in sequins and tuxes, entertainment that ranges from late-night piano bars to wacky pool games and even quiet nooks where family members of any age can get away from it all and snooze on a deck chair.
Kids fare especially well on cruises with on-board children's programming, dedicated play space with colorful and fun toys and games, video arcades and evening parties. So popular, in fact, are the children's programs that CLIA estimates nearly 2 million children cruised in 2012, more than double the number who hit the high seas in 1998. Even moody teens are not forgotten with their own teen-only hang-outs - some ships even have teen-only discos and coffee bars - ice-breaker socials and adventurous shore excursions.
It is in the area of shore excursions where multigenerational family groups are especially catered to, with activities that range from high-intensity water sports and hiking/biking programs to shopping and sightseeing. Grandparents who may not wish to go ashore at all can stay on board and play bridge, enjoy high tea, pamper themselves with spa treatments and just enjoy the relative calm of the ship while most of its passengers are ashore.
What many people don't realize is that cruise lines are ready and eager to supply a host of special services to family reunion groups, including planning assistance and customized parties onboard. Additionally, when booking 8 or more cabins, Family Reunion groups can also qualify for discounted cruise rates and bonus amenities for all family members.