When you think of going on a cruise, who do you imagine is with you? You might picture yourself on board an elegant ship with a spouse, a family member, or a close friend or two. While I certainly wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to keep your cruise experience pretty chill, it's actually a great chance to amp up the fun with a larger group. Here are some of the many advantages to taking a group on your cruise:
Shared experiences with shared connections
What makes alumni reunions, college football games, and other group events so special? It’s the people you’re with. You are experiencing something with people who share a connection. Whether you’re traveling with people who attended the same school or work at the same company, a group cruise allows you to experience exceptional moments with people who are closely connected to you.
Depending on which cruise you choose, you could be on board with a few thousand other guests. This can be a bit overwhelming. Traveling with a group will make you feel welcome as soon as you board. It’s an instant icebreaker and allows you to be part of a fun and exciting group from the get-go.
You’ll still have plenty of "me time"
Traveling with a group doesn’t mean you’re going to be constantly surrounded by a bunch of people who dictate your every move. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to choose your own adventures. A cruise gives you a lot of freedom. You don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time. If you want to lounge around at the spa alone, there’s no group commitment preventing you from doing that. Traveling with an alumni association or corporate group isn’t a rigid experience where you have to follow a strict schedule. You’re ultimately in charge of the activities you do as well as what (and when) you eat or drink.
Exclusive group benefits
Cruising with a group often gives you exclusive benefits. This might include special dinners, group parties, dedicated staff for your group, priority on shore excursions, trip discounts, and more. The best way to make sure you get the best benefits available is to work with a travel designer. She can work with her connections in the cruise line's group department to make sure your group gets the most for your trip.
My family has cruised with a group several times, there's nothing like going on vacation with 20, 50, or even 100 of your favorite people. Curious about how it all works? Schedule a quick hello call with me here to talk about ideas for your group.