If you’re interested in having your family reunion on a cruise ship, several cruise lines offer theme cruises year around. These include Crystal Cruises, Cruise West, Clipper Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Disney Cruise Lines.
One of the most popular cruise lines for theme cruises is Crystal Cruises. In addition to family reunion cruises, Crystal Cruises offers a wide range of theme cruises such as jazz, golf, film festival, health and food & wine theme cruises, these cruises typically travel to exciting places such as Aspen, the Caribbean, London and Monte Carlo.
In addition to family reunion cruises Cruise West features a variety of food & wine theme cruises and Clipper Cruise Line also features educational themes and military theme cruises. In addition to family reunion cruises Carnival Cruise Lines is popular for casino theme cruises and Disney Cruise Lines is also popular for film festival theme cruises.
A great place to start your search for family reunion cruises and any other type of theme cruise is Cruisemates.com. Cruisemates.com features a lengthy list of cruise lines along with each cruise line’s list of theme cruises, cruise dates, destinations, ports of call, excursions, and more. You can also contact a cruise travel specialist. Most specialists are more than happy to help you through the planning process.
Most cruise lines will offer a discount for groups, but you can also save money by booking your family reunion off-season. Keep in mind that slow or shoulder seasons for say, Alaska, may differ from the Mexican Riviera. Destinations and their slow seasons include:
-Alaska, May and September
-Bermuda, April-May and September-October
-Canada/New England, July-August
-Caribbean, late April-May, September-early January
-Hawaii, late August, late November, and February
-Mexican Riviera, early January and May, October-November
-Eastern and Western Mediterranean, March-April and September-November
If there are any seniors in your family reunion, they will receive a discount as well. A senior is any person 55 years of age or better. Proof of age is required.
If you are interested in booking your theme cruise through a cruise line that is not listed in this article, visit the Ships and Cruises Directory at www.shipsandcruises.com to locate contact information for all cruise lines from A to Z.
About Theme Cruises
While some cruise line are more popular than others when it comes to theme cruises, just about every cruise line offers special theme cruise packages or discount rates for large groups. Theme cruises allow guests to customize the cruise experience by mixing a variety of fun activities, favorite foods, and entertainment to create a memorable theme cruise. Theme cruises can be created from just about any activity or interest, meaning cruise lines are open to just about any theme or activity as long as it’s in good taste.
There are literally hundreds of theme cruises in existence today. The following list represents only a fraction of the types of theme cruises on the market today.
50s Sock Hop
Art, Epicurean/Food Wine
Broadway/Theater at Sea
Country & Western
Health & Fitness
Rhythm & Blues
Silver Screen/Hollywood Film Festival