Cruise Packages

Every day, more and more people are discovering the all- inclusive pleasures of a cruise vacation. More singles, families, couples, honeymooners, second honeymooners and groups of friends are sailing away on the vacation of their lives. Last year alone approximately seven million people enjoyed a cruise vacation. When you add it all up, it's easy to see why.

The price of your ticket includes all of your meals and in- between snacks on-board; your stateroom, activities, parties and entertainment; plus, an exciting voyage to some of the most enchanting and culturally-enriching places in the world.

You'll find that a cruise ship is a floating resort, with all the things a fine resort has to offer and more! You'll meet new friends who share the same tastes and interests as you.

The hassles of an ordinary vacation are completely eliminated. A cruise is one convenient package. You don't have to worry about making dinner or nightclub reservations, running to make flight connections as you travel from one destination to another, or packing and unpacking.

You can lie back and be completely pampered or go non-stop dine like never before. Enjoy one great show after another. Let your cares float away!

It's no wonder that more people are taking cruise vacations than ever before. And once they get a taste of cruising, they come back for more, again and again.

Top 10 Reasons to Take a Cruise

  1. A Cruise Vacation Offers Great Value

    Cruises offer great value for your vacation dollar because the fares include nearly everything you'll need for a fantastic trip: All meals, accommodations, activities, daytime and evening entertainment and transportation between travel destinations. There are no surprise expenses like extra meals, room service, etc.

  2. Exciting Multiple Vacations in One

    On a cruise, every morning you wake up with a new country or new island waiting to be explored. Can't decide between Jamaica and Mexico, or Italy and Spain? Why choose? Pick an itinerary that visits all the cities on your wish list. Itineraries offer calls at major cities and picturesque villages, all of which will be regional highlights, so you don't have to do the research on the best places to visit in an unfamiliar destination.

  3. Unpack once

    On a cruise, you unpack once and your cruise takes you from city to city or from island to island and there's no need to spend your vacation running from one airport to another or catching trains or taxis. You are in a different new destination without leaving your room.

  4. Cruises are For Everyone

    From tots to teens, grandparents to grandkids, single or married, with or without children. Cruises are fun for all ages. If you're struggling to find a vacation that your 5-, 10- and 15-year- olds will all love -- and that has adult activities, too -- ships now have extensive kids' facilities, split by age. Teens have their own cool hangouts, far away from the play areas for the little ones (and certainly a nice distance from parent-friendly pools and bars). How can you not love a trip that features video games and swimming pools, while offering time for families to be together at dinner or onshore excursions? And parents can even sneak in a romantic dinner alone, by taking advantage of late-night hours in the kids' club.

  5. Cruise Ships Come in All Shapes and Sizes

    The ideal cruise ship for one person may be a mega-ship outfitted with onboard rock-climbing walls and outdoor movie theaters, while another will prefer an intimate ship with an upscale ambience and someone else will want the seafaring experience of a masted tall sailing ship. Luckily, all those different types of cruise ships exist. From French Country Waterways' 12- person river barges to Royal Caribbean's 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas.

  6. Ships Offer a Variety of Onboard Activities

    Today's cruise ships are designed to keep everyone happy. Want to pamper yourself at the spa while your spouse hits the casino? Or lounge in the sun reading a book while your family plays basketball. You can go to an educational lecture, a computer class or a dance workshop; paint pottery, play bridge, learn a language or do yoga; dine at a casual buffet, a fancy sit-down restaurant, a sushi bar, a diner or a steakhouse; watch a movie, a comedy routine, a song-and- dance show or live music performance. And if all you want to do is nothing while the ship sails from port to port you can do that, too.

  7. Cruise Vacations are Easy to Plan

    Because cruise vacations package together transportation and accommodations, they're very easy to plan. Pick your ship, itinerary and cabin, and away you go -- no searching for hotels in your price range, no coordinating travel between cities. You can even get your travel agent to arrange your airfare for you -- or choose a departure port within driving distance to eliminate that extra planning step.

    Group cruises are a cinch to book. Cruise lines have plans in place for group travel, eliminating the hassle of coordinating your 20 family members and friends from around the country who want to vacation with you. Book enough cabins -- and you'll get extra perks, including a free fare!

  8. Ships Are Floating Cities

    Cruise ships are like floating cities with everything you could possibly want onboard. Today's vessels are outfitted with Wi-Fi, cell service and satellite TV so you can stay in touch with the real world during your cruise (if you even want to). Onboard shops sell the toiletries you forgot to pack, medical centers can provide medicine or a doctor's services if needed, and laundry facilities let you wash your clothes mid-cruise so you don't need to over-pack. Of course, there's also the fun stuff like gyms, multiple restaurants, movie screens, spas, swimming pools, theaters and discos. And in the rare emergency, there are always enough lifeboats for everyone onboard.

  9. Cruising Is Romantic

    Anyone who's watched "The Love Boat" knows that there's a romance to sea travel. The wind in your hair, the vistas of endless ocean, the stars twinkling above, all may be clich├ęs but they're real experiences onboard! If you want to rekindle the spark with your sweetie, a cruise vacation provides plenty of together time -- sharing side-by-side lounge chairs by the pool, a table for two at dinner, dancing in the evening or sharing quality time onshore. Cruise lines also have special packages for honeymoons, vow renewals and weddings onboard and onshore.

  10. Cruising is Social

    If you love to meet people from around the country -- and the world -- cruising provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends. Onboard, you'll meet people at your dinner table, at the piano bar or by the pool. The person seated next to you might be from Paris, Texas, or Paris, France; London, Ontario, or London, England. Kids can find playmates their own age during youth activities, so they're not always with adults or their older or younger siblings. Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right? We have proof that many long-term relationships begin during a vacation at sea.

A cruise is one of the best ways to see the most exotic and foreign destinations in the world in an easy way. It is guaranteed to be your most enjoyable vacation of your life.