One of the reasons cruise travel is so appealing is that it’s beautifully stress-free. Simply select a destination and ship, pay a fare that includes everything you need, step on board and let the crew serve you.
However, one type of cruise that can really raise the stress factor, especially if you try to make arrangements without the help of a professional travel agent.
A family reunion cruise – intended to bring together an extended family for an ideal vacation – can turn into a nightmare of logistics. Setting a date and a budget are just the beginning. Making arrangements for everyone to get to the ship on time – not to mention selecting a ship, itinerary and activities that will please family members of all ages– can be challenging and time-consuming.
Fortunately, a professional travel agent with experience in group cruise travel will take that burden off your shoulders. Your agent will work with you and your family members – yes, even your picky Aunt Rita – from the earliest stages of planning through post-cruise travel. Here are just some of the ways an agent can help: