If your Spring Break itinerary this year is still undecided, taking a cruise ship with your family may be a great last-minute plan! Not only are cruise ships trying to fill remaining empty cabins through offering a variety of cruise ship reward deals and group vacation packages for families, but the overall costs for all-inclusive family cruises is often cheaper that visiting the destinations without. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun in Mexico, have a tropical retreat in Hawaii, or explore the Bahamas first hand, here are some of the best Spring Break cruises to take that leave from an American port.
East Coast: Disney Fantasy
Disney Fantasy was listed as the 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Award winner for being The Best Overall Ship for Families, an award that is well-deserved. While the Disney Wonder was just refurbished, Disney Fantasy was still able to win not only the Best Overall Ship for Families, but Best Cabins, Best Dining, Best Entertainment, Best Public Rooms and Best Service. With so many awards, it’s no wonder that families flock to this cruise ship year round. What makes Disney Fantasy perfect for group cruises this Spring Break especially is that only Disney cruise lines can dock at their own, exclusive private island Castaway Cay. Because, well, what better way to spend Spring Break than on your own private island, Castaway Cay features tropical activities such as snorkeling, boating, swimming and sunbathing in addition to a 700 feet all-ages Castaway Family Beach, two water play areas: Pelican Plunge and Spring-a-Leak and both an adults-only beach as well as The Hide Out, a teens-only activity area on the sand. Families can enjoy both together time and alone time with Disney’s Fantasy offering a variety of group tours and adventures, teen-only areas, and children play areas, to allow something special for everyone in your family.
West Coast: Sapphire Princess
The Sapphire Princess is not one of the most well-known cruises around, but according to Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards, it picked up the title as the Best Cruise from the West Coast and for good reason. Built in 2004, Sapphire Princess is one of the newest cruises sailing from the West Coast and is perfect for families for a variety of reasons. If traveling in style is your taste, you may enjoy learning that this cruise line has over 700 stateroom’s with balconies, white-gloved waiters that serve Afternoon Tea and sommeliers who can recommend wine to perfectly accompany your dish! Since Princess Cruises provide fun for the entire family, there are a multitude of activities for kids to stay happy with and a special teen program to get them involved too. While parents are enjoying the spa treatments or an afternoon drink by the pool, the kids can have their own kind of fun with the Princess Pelicans (ages 3-7) and Shockwaves (8-12) and Remix (ages 12-17) providing everything from the latest video games and movies, to arts and crafts, football tables, boardgames and jukeboxes. The fun isn’t only during the day either. If you prefer having the entire family hang out during excursions and sharing some pool time together, parents can still have their own break at night, with Sapphire Princess offering special night events for the little ones, including kids’ karaoke, pizza parties, pajama nights and more.
With Spring Break offering special discounts ranging from group vacation packages, cruise ship reward points and group tour upgrades, this Spring is the perfect time to get the family together no matter what coast you’re from. To learn more about Spring Break deals and promotions, talk to your cruise consultant at CruiseDreamGroupEscapes.com!Tags: best cruise liners for familes, cruise trips for families, Disney Fantasy, family and reunion excursions, how to travel as a family, Princess Pelicans, reunion travel, Spring Break travel ideas, The Sapphire Princess