5 Reasons Why You Should Book a Cruise for Your Special Occasion

Posted September 23rd, 2015


Whether you’re planning to celebrate a special occasion with 20 or 200 guests, a lot of time, effort and money can go into organising an event. From choosing the food, booking the venue and finding the right entertainment (that will make everyone happy), you’ll likely find yourself run off your feet! Want a fuss-free solution? Here are 5 reasons why a cruise could be the answer to all of your event-planning problems.

1. Cruises are great value

Cruises include everything you need to celebrate your special occasion all in the one price. You won’t have to think about extra costs for food, accommodation, entertainment and transportation between destinations. Cruises also offer your party the flexibility of short (three to four nights) and longer cruises. You can easily find fares around the AU$100 mark per person per night and when you think about how much you would spend on accommodation and food alone, this becomes a very affordable option.

2. Cruises make your special event easy to plan

From large-scale events like weddings and family reunions to smaller celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries, planning a special occasion is never easy. The drama of where to go, where to stay, what to do and how to get there can all be avoided by choosing a cruise holiday. Simply select a pre-planned itinerary and bundle it into a package that includes everything from transportation and tours to accommodation and entertainment. Most cruise liners also offer special occasion packages for kids and adults and include things like gifts, champagne and chocolates, which can be delivered to your room. Some cruise liners will even arrange restaurant bookings, cocktail parties and private tours for your group.

3. Cruises often throw in group discounts

Remember to ask about group discounts – you can often benefit from free cabins, extra ship credits and free meals. Make sure you double check whether the discount applies to every group member or individual cabins. If your special occasion is family-friendly, cruise liners like Crystal Cruises, MSC Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line often have special discounts and promotions for kids. Some even allow them to travel for free.


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4. You can choose a cruise that suits you

Maybe it’s your anniversary and you share a love of all things gastronomic, or maybe you’re arranging a buck’s party with a group of thrill seekers. Luckily for you, there are vessels that feature a plethora of attractions such as rock climbing walls, cooking classes, yoga and wellness centres, comedy shows, ballroom dancing, arts and craft classes, and lectures on science and history. Some cruise liners can even offer themed nights of your favourite movie or TV series.

A wide range of themed cruises are also available to match the interests of your group. P&O Cruises offer regular Food and Wine cruises for the culinary-inclined as well as cruises to Moreton Island and the Whitsunday Islands for those looking for action and adventure. Otherwise ask Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Line about some of their upcoming themed cruises.

5. But there’s always something for everyone

When planning a special event, it can be hard to keep everyone happy; however, cruises offer an extensive range of activities suited to all personalities and interests. You can break off and pamper yourself at the spa, sweat over a game of basketball on the deck, relax solo by the pool or head over to the cinema for the evening. Most cruises are also multi-destination, providing the opportunity for everyone to discover somewhere they’ll love.

Interested in book a cruise for your next event? To make a booking or to find out more, call us on 1300 954 661 and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable consultants.

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