4 Reasons Why Cruises Are Great for Groups

Posted December 7th, 2015

Whether you’re planning a group holiday or attending one, travelling in a pack can often create more headaches than happy moments. From the stress of organising mass accommodation to finding activities that interest everyone, group travel is never an easy feat. If you’re in charge of this year’s family holiday, a reunion with old friends or even your best friend’s hens weekend, why not consider a cruise? Here are just 4 reasons why a cruise might be the solution to all of your group travel hassles.

1. There’s a World of Choice

With a wide range of dining and entertainment options, guests have the flexibility to do as they please - some might like to jump on a shore excursion while others might prefer to laze on the deck. The best part about this arrangement? Everyone can then come together for dinner in the evening to swap stories and share experiences!

Cruise itineraries also range from short, three-day cruises to longer journeys. They can reveal the very best of Australia or they can transport you to the other side of the world, giving you plenty of choice. There are even organised cruises for special occasions including Christmas and New Year’s Eve, with fully decorated decks and evening feasts – party sorted!

2. Help is Available

Whether you’re pulling together a family reunion or a birthday party, it’s not often that you’ll have an assistant to help you organise the event. Booking a cruise through a travel agent means instant hands-on-help. Need transportation to the port? Hoping to book a private dinner? Looking to hire a function room? Your travel agent can take care of everything you need. Some may even be able to organise a customised experience for your group with special shore excursions and on-board activities to suit your group’s interests.

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3. You Can Banish the Stress

When organising a cruise, there’s no need to run around calling the hotel, tour provider caterer or bus service. With everything from accommodation, food, transport and entertainment all wrapped up in the one place (and price), opting for a cruise takes the pressure out of planning. There are even conference facilities, churches, theatres, spas, sports areas and kid-friendly entertainment to keep everyone happy.

4. Cruises are Great Value

Cruise liners are known to offer discounts and perks such as extra ship credits, complimentary meals and free cabins for group bookings. They also tend to throw in a couple of freebies if you’re celebrating a special occasion, so be sure to ask if you’re planning a birthday or celebration. Many cruise liners also offer special promotions for kids, with some even allowing them to travel for free. Of course, you may even find a great deal on the Cruiseabout website – check out our current offer where you can
book a group of 16 or more and one person sails FREE!

Ready to book your group get-together or looking for more information on how a cruise could work wonders for you and your fellow travellers? Give us a call on 1300 954 661 to chat to one of our friendly consultants today!

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Cruise Specialist

  Absolutely nobody in Australia knows more about cruising than Cruiseabout. With close to 30,000 nights on ships all across the globe, our consultants’ extensive experience and passion for cruising is unequaled. We're here to share the joys of cruising holidays with more Australians and invite them into our world - because we love cruising!

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