Planning the Perfect Group Holiday
Travelling with a group of family or friends can be great fun if you're all on the same page about what you want to get out of your holiday. It's important to lay out your expectations before you take off, otherwise travelling as a group can potentially be the death of an otherwise fantastic trip.
The experts at Cruiseabout have put together a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your group holiday is just that – a holiday.
Choose your cruise
When you are travelling with a group, it’s really important to make sure that everyone is getting at least some of what they ultimately want from their trip.
Luckily, cruising is a great way to explore multiple destinations and with the huge range of entertainment and activities available on board, cruising also covers a range of interests your group may have. Be sure to discuss with your group and your cruise consultant where it is you want to go, what everyone is looking for on their holiday, and what is negotiable or a must. Whether it's Hawaii or Alaska, you don't all have to agree on one destination, but everyone should be getting something that they want out of their holiday.
Book in plenty of time
There’s absolutely nothing worse than having ‘pre-holiday stress’ hanging over you. Book your cruise nice and early, that way everyone knows what they’re doing, what time they might need to take off work and any other provisions they may need to organise. Booking early can also save you money - many cruise companies offer an "early booking" discount for customers who book in advance.
Travel to your departure point a day early
The real key to a stress-free holiday, especially if you're travelling with a group of people, is organisation. If you have to fly to your cruise departure point, it's definitely a good idea to arrive with plenty of time up your sleeve, before you have to board your cruise.
We recommend arriving at least one day early, allowing some extra time in the highly unlikely event that an issue should arise. There are also many Fly & Cruise Holidays to choose from if you are interested in booking an airfare inclusive cruise holiday.
Do your own thing
Travelling in a group can be lots of fun, but it’s very important to put aside personal time. Spend an afternoon away from the group reading a book, sipping a gin and tonic by the pool, or partaking in a shore excursion. It’s easy to become tired of each other’s company, so make sure you take time out to do what you want to do. The rest of your group will thank you for it.
Utilise the services of an expert
Avoid the stress that comes with booking a group holiday and let our experienced cruising experts take care of the planning for you.
The specialists at Cruiseabout can book every aspect of your holiday for you; airfares, pre and post-cruise accommodation, tours, excursions, insurance and much more. At Cruiseabout we are the cruising specialists, our consultants will offer your group expert advice, great cruise inspiration and insider knowledge. Your group can also relax knowing that Cruiseabout offers 24 hour emergency assistance while travelling. Also, with our price guarantee you can be sure that your group is receiving the best cruise deal possible.
For more information on group cruise holidays please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call 0800 22 11 00.