Discover Our Ultimate Guide To Planning A Family Reunion Cruise

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Does your family have a family reunion tradition?  There are as many different types of family reunions as there are different types of families.  In my own family, I believe the paternal side has had two reunions in the past 30 years.  Meanwhile, my maternal side holds down the other side of the spectrum.  That side generally stages one every year like clockwork.  Whether your family hosts reunions all the time, or has never had one before, you should take a close look at family cruising.  A family reunion cruise could be a good option for your family.  Today, we present an article on this topic just for you:  How To Painlessly Connect With Extended Family Through A Family Reunion Cruise.  

Find Out The Reasons A Reunion Cruise Could Be A Good Choice For You.

In this article, you will learn four reasons why a cruise ship can be an excellent venue for a family reunion.  Common barriers to pulling together a successful family reunion include generating sufficient interest for meaningful participation across your extended family, family finances, and logistical headaches.  By staging your reunion around a cruise, you can eliminate all of those problems.  Read more here.

Know The Key Steps To Planning A Successful Event

Planning a successful family reunion of any kind requires a high level of organization and advanced planning.  Learn more about five key steps necessary for planning a successful family reunion cruise.  And, discover the specific perks and benefits you should seek out when planning a reunion cruise.  Read more here.

As we are coming up on two of the biggest family holidays of the year, now is the time to start thinking big and talk about reunion plans for 2018 (or 2019).  

Do you have any reunion plans on the books?  Have you organized or attended a reunion cruise?  Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Introducing Our New Essential Resource On How To Cruise With A Baby

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Check out our new Resource Page for families seeking advice about going on a cruise with their baby or toddler.  Generally, we have a very positive view on cruising with babies and toddlers.  So, we create all of our posts and articles from that standpoint.  Cruising with a baby or toddler can be a fun and easy vacation for the entire family.  But, parents understandably get nervous when considering going on a cruise with their baby or toddler for the first time.  So, to help with that, we have made all of our best advice on this topic easily accessible on one page.  Armed with essential information for planning a family cruise with a baby or toddler, you can sail forward with confidence towards a fun family cruise that includes your entire family.

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On our Resource Page, you will find information about:
  • What You Need To Know when planning a cruise with a baby
  • Choosing the best family cruise for a baby
  • What to take on a family cruise with a baby
  • Finding affordable options for cruising with a baby

Please click through to our Resource Page to learn all of the essential information that you will need for cruising with babies and toddlers.

We will continue to add to this resource page as new posts and articles are published.  If you have a particular topic or issue that you would like to learn more about, please leave a comment below.

Are you ready to start planning a cruise vacation for your family? Download our free Quick Start Guide now!

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Cruise Boldly Where Few American Families Cruise On These International Cruise Lines

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A cruise vacation provides the oft-touted benefit of easily visiting multiple places in a short time frame while only unpacking once.  Those benefits multiply when applied to exploring a whole continent such as Europe through international cruises.  Your family can easily see most of the best known attractions throughout Europe on a 7 to 14 day cruise without the stress of backpacking, train schedules or navigating internal flights.

Although several domestic cruise lines with well established quality kids’ programs routinely sail international routes, you could add an adventurous twist to your next family cruise by booking international cruises with an international cruise line.  And, several international cruise lines offer robust kids’ programs that can compete with domestic lines.  

Related Post: Family Cruisers: Use This Easy Tool to Quickly Weed Through Dozens of Cruise Lines

Sailing on an international cruise line instead of the more typical domestic lines can provide additional benefits of language and cultural immersion not readily found on your standard Carnival or Royal Caribbean cruise.  By taking a look at some of the international cruises offered by international cruise lines, it is possible to create a “mini” immersion/enrichment experience that suits your budget and style.  (For tips on how to enhance the cultural and educational experiences on your cruise, check out this article from U.S. News & World Report.)

Exploring international cruises can also  be a way to enhance a more extended land-based vacation with a cruise.  So, for instance, you could cruise with a German-based cruise line as part of a German/Switzerland grand tour.  Or, if you want to immerse your family in the cultures of the Iberian peninsula, you could incorporate a trip on a Spanish based cruise.  This same theory applies to international cruises focused on Asia, Australia and the South Pacific. Read More …

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