Cruising offers a wide range of destinations, length of voyage, atmosphere, ships, accommodations, onboard experiences and dining choices. This is a good choice for a family vacation, romantic get-a-way, group trip, or even business meetings. Wishes can assist you with any cruise line.
So what is important to know before selecting a cruise for your vacation plans? Bargain rates advertised for cruises do NOT include all taxes, fees, tips or travel insurance. Bargain rates are usually for a limited number of cabins, inside cabins, at bottom of ship. Be sure you know what is included in your cruise fare, this varies by cruise line. Most people do NOT have problems with seasickness in the new larger ships with stabilizers. Passports are currently NOT required for cruises originating and ending in a US port. Wishes highly recommends all cruisers have passports and purchase travel insurance.
The important factors in making your choice:
When to go? – Timing is everything in cruise pricing! The easiest way to describe cruise pricing trends – Most expensive is during holiday’s, followed by Summer, Winter, Late Spring and the least expensive is the Fall.
How long of a cruise? From a 3-night to multiple weeks, it all depends on what you want to experience. For first time cruisers a short cruise works best. For experienced cruisers, longer cruises on new ships is the way to go.
What type of stateroom? Inside is the least expensive with NO natural light; Ocean View has some type of port hole or window; Balcony or Verandah offers a private terrace to sit and enjoy as part of your stateroom; Suites can be very elaborate and large offering more sleeping space and services.
What Cruise Line and Ship? This depends upon what type of experiences you are looking for and the ages of your traveling party. This is where a good Wishes Agent can help you narrow down the selection.
Carnival Cruise Line If you desire a truly fun, memorable and enjoyable vacation experience, Carnival Cruise Line is a wonderful cruise option. Appealing to families, couples, singles, and seniors alike, Carnival Cruise Line has something for everyone. Cruise to the most popular destinations on one of Carnival Cruise Lines 25 ships operating 3 to 16-day voyages. .Experience not only outstanding value for the money, but most importantly, fun! Every one of Carnival’s ships features its own unique twist on Carnival-style fun. With day and nighttime entertainment like stage shows, musical performances, casinos, and more, your cruise on a Carnival “Fun Ship” is sure to be a memorable one. If you are looking to relax, Carnival has you covered there as well. With comfy stateroom accommodations, attentive service, delicious food and drink, and more, Carnival makes you feel right at home. Plus, with the majority of American cruisers living 6 hours or less from a Carnival Cruise Line port, you are closer to your incredible Carnival Cruise Line experience than ever before. Now is the perfect time to discover why Carnival Cruise Line is the “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line.”
Norwegian Cruise Line Get ready for a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Enjoy family friendly accommodations, memory-making fun, one-of-a-kind destinations, and the flexibility that Freestyle Cruising provides with Norwegian Cruise Line. Families can explore the world on one of Norwegian’s 14 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships. What’s Freestyle Cruising? Freestyle Cruising gives you freedom, flexibility, and choice. On a Norwegian Cruise ship you can choose to dine when and how you want, relax how you want, have fun how you want, and much more. Aboard Norwegian’s ships, families do what they want, when they want – together or separately as they choose. The appeal of a Norwegian vacation isn’t just Freestyle Cruising, the non-stop fun, and convenience, it’s the real value too. With the most dining options, entertainment, and onboard activities on the high seas, your vacation will be one for the record books on a Norwegian cruise. A Blog for your enjoyment!
Royal Caribbean International From the glaciers of Alaska to quaint European towns, you can explore destinations and ports of call all over the world on one of Royal Caribbean’s 25 cruise ships (with more ships scheduled to come). Whether you want to view a stage show, listen to live music, dance the night away in a nightclub, or take part in the DreamWorks Experience where you have the opportunity to meet or dine with some of your favorite DreamWorks characters (a Royal Caribbean exclusive on select ships), you will enjoy unparalleled entertainment on a Royal Caribbean cruise. If it’s adventure you seek, try rock climbing, Ice-skating, or experience Royal Caribbean’s FlowRider® surf simulator. If you just want to chill, Royal Caribbean has you covered with its adults-only Solarium, whirlpools, swimming pools, spa treatments, and more. You’ll never run out of things to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Once your day is done, kick back and relax in comfortable, spacious accommodations – family suites, staterooms with ocean views, or, if you prefer, your very own balcony. Ideal for families – especially multi-generational travelers – groups, and first-time cruisers, a Royal Caribbean cruise is a vacation with something for everyone, and plenty to enjoy together.
Where do I want to go? Do you want to see the Bahamas, Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Asia, and USA Riverboat? Endless possibilities.
As a CLIA agency, Wishes Family Travel has agents who specifically are trained to assist you with all your cruising needs. It is very important to be on the right ship, and the right cruise line to make your vacation dreams come true.
Now that you know you want to try a cruise vacation, contact your favorite Wishes agent via our Obtain a Quote form!