Family cruise deals By Jan Ross
Holland America ship (Flickr: Roderick Eime)
THESE DEALS HAVE EXPIRED! For more money-saving deals, discounts and travel packages, check out the latest deals we have available.
If you have never been on a family cruise, now is the time to book the perfect family vacation. The ideal experience for all ages, cruising offers unlimited dining choices, the comfort of only unpacking once, amazing experiences both on and off the ship, and memories that every member of your family will treasure forever. Considering everything that is included, a cruise is truly one of the most economical family vacations available.
Stateroom upgrade and shore credits from Holland America Line
What: Book your family cruise with Holland America and receive staterooms upgrades, shore credits, reduced fares and deposits, and even more benefits if you book a suite between now and June 30, 2015.
What’s Included: If you book interior stateroom, you can upgrade to an Oceanview for the same price or a balcony stateroom for the price of an Oceanview. You will also receive a $400 shore excursion credit, a free dine around package (a $70 value), free or reduced cruise fares for 3rd/4th guests (great deal for families), and 50% reduced deposits. If you book a suite, your shore excursion credit will double up to $800 per stateroom, you will get 100 minutes of free Internet ($55 value), and a free Anniversary Sale beverage card ($100 value).
Stateroom upgrade on a Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Cruise ships (Flickr: Roderick Eime)
What: Plan your family cruise to the beautiful Caribbean with Carnival Cruise Lines and receive category upgrades when you book now through June 17, 2015.
What’s Included: If you book your Caribbean cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines, you will receive a 3 category upgrade along with the Fun Select fares which Carnival offers. The Caribbean is the perfect place for a family-friendly vacation.
Fly/cruise package for Rome or Barcelona with MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises (Flickr: Roderick Eime)
What: Plan your family cruise to Europe with MSC Cruises for an amazing price which includes airfare and transfers. This special offer is valid now through September 30, 2015.
What’s Included: Book this Fly/Cruise package for all 7-night sailings of the MSC Divina from Rome or Barcelona from May 16, 2015 to September 19, 2015. The package includes round trip air from New York City, Miami, or Chicago, the 7-night cruise, 2 nights at a four star hotel which includes a continental breakfast post-cruise, transfers from the airport/ship, ship/hotel, hotel/airport. What a great opportunity for a kid-friendly trip to Europe!
Receive special amenities with Norwegian Cruise Lines
Norwegian Cruise ship (Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line)
What: Cruise to the Bahamas on the lovely Norwegian Sky for 3 or 4 nights and receive some great amenities as part of your cruise when you book this special offer from now through December 31, 2015.
What’s Included: Book your Bahamas cruise and receive a free beverage package, free gratuities on beverage package, free dining, free entertainment, free beverages on Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas (NCL’s private island), free soda package, and a 20% discount on all bottles of wine, sparkling wine and champagne purchases on board. These amenities are a wonderful benefit for a family vacation.
Up to 30% off with the American Queen Steamboat Company
American Queen Steamboat Company steamboat (Courtesy American Queen Steamboat Company)
What: Cruise to a variety of locations with the American Queen Steamboat Company and get some great deals. This special offer is valid now through July 31, 2015.
What’s Included: Book your family cruise to St. Louis, Cincinnati, St. Paul, or between Clarkston and Vancouver, and save 30% on categories LS-E or get a flat rate of $1,999 F-G on those cruises. These easy-going river cruises are perfect for families with children.
Jan Ross contributed this to MiniTime. She writes for a variety of venues, both print and online, and often travels with her photographer husband.