Discover Great Deals on Family Cruises During Plan a Cruise Month

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Save money on family cruises during plan a cruise month
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Although any month can be a great month to plan your family cruises, October shines special focus on that fun topic.  Did you know that there was Plan-A-Cruise-Month?  Well it’s here!

“Plan a Cruise Month is such an amazing opportunity for anyone who loves to travel to learn more about the variety of today’s cruise vacation options as well as take advantage of deals and promotions as well as guidance from cruise experts,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. Find out more at the CLIA website, along with tips on finding good travel agents for family cruises.

Many cruise lines and tour operators will be offering special promotions for family cruises.  Although this isn’t Wave Season, it still looks like there are many good deals to be found. So, if you were considering planning a family cruise during the next year, now is a great time to start looking around.

“Spending quality time with family and friends is so important, and CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month encourages everyone to take a moment out of their busy schedules to plan a wonderful, much-needed cruise vacation,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways.  See AmaWaterways Celebrates CLIA’s Plan A Cruise Month.

Given that a prime purpose of this month is to help potential cruisers explore the wide array of available cruising options, you should be able to find deal to fit most any travel style and budget.  The links below provide a few places where you can start exploring.

Holland America Line Celebrates 2017 Plan a Cruise Month with Two Premium Promotions

Australia kicks off new season with Plan a Cruise Month “booking frenzy”

Save for ‘Plan a Cruise Month’ with MSC

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Celebrates Cruise Travel in the Americas and the Caribbean as Part of Plan a Cruise Month

Loads of ‘Plan a Cruise Month’ Deals

Related Post: Try These Top Ways To Stretch Your Family Cruise Dollars

If you know of any particularly noteworthy deals, please share in the comments!

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How to See the 2017 Eclipse On Your Caribbean Cruise

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Did you know that in less than 12 weeks North America will experience a total eclipse of the sun? This exciting event, which NASA refers to as “a rare celestial event,” takes place on August 21, 2017. With school still out in most places, this falls during prime summer vacation season, and we already have plans for a Caribbean cruise during that same time period. Ever since my kids figured out that we would be away during the 2017 eclipse, they have peppered me with questions on whether we will still be able to see the eclipse when we are on a ship. It seems like now is a good time to try and figure that out.

What to Expect from a Total Solar Eclipse

What is a total solar eclipse? An eclipse occurs when the moon, sun, and earth align. During this type of eclipse, the moon is in between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun’s light from reaching earth as strongly as usual. When this happens, daylight dims and it seems like dusk, right in the middle of the day.

While partial eclipses are pretty common—most years see at least two of them—total solar eclipses are rare.

The solar eclipse happening in August of 2017 will be visible from the United States, but it will not be visible everywhere on earth. So, what about the Caribbean? Read More …

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