Sunday, April 2, 2017

Disney Cruise Vacation Packages Are A Great Vacation Option

By Janet Wright

Lots of people dream of taking a cruise with their family. There are lots of companies to choose from, but none offer everything that Disney can. There is a great mix of things for kids of all ages to do, mixed with grown up activities that let parents get away and relax while the children are being taken care of by ship staff. That is why Disney Cruise Vacation Packages are so popular with families.

There are several packages for you to choose from. If you live within driving distance of the port and would rather drive than fly, you may choose one that includes a car rental. If you live too far to drive, then a deal with airfare and an overnight stay at a local hotel the night before the cruise are also available.

When you do need to stay overnight the day before the cruise starts, you can choose from many different types of hotels. Some are basic, with bare amenities and no frills. This allows you to save money. However, if you really want to go all out, you can instead choose a fancy hotel with all the amenities and creature comforts so it feels like you are being pampered before you even start your vacation officially.

The port you leave out of will determine which stops you get to make during your cruise and what your full itinerary will be. Galveston in Texas leaves out of the Gulf of Mexico, and may include stops in the western part of the Caribbean ocean, such as Jamaica or the Bahamas. If you leave out of Florida, you may go further into the Caribbean and even the Atlantic ocean, depending on which countries you prefer.

Instead of leaving out of the United States, there are some itineraries that leave out of Europe, necessitating an overseas flight. After you arrive, there is often a welcome party that you get to attend, letting you start your vacation a day early. You also get to explore great cities without booking multiple trip legs.

While cruising, you can expect world class dining options, most of which are included in the price of your package. Most nonalcoholic drinks are also covered, including water, tea, and coffee. If you want alcohol, you can pay for this separately.

There are other services that are not included, including spa ones. If you want a massage, facial or manicure, you can get one for an additional fee. You could also ask your travel agent to include an onboard credit to use towards these expenses when you book.

Taxes and gratuities are extra. Just like the onboard credits, you can prepay for them in advance if you prefer, that way you will only pay for souvenirs and not have to worry about surprise charges for taxes and gratuities.

Some people may think that their dream family trip is out of reach, but that simply isn't true with Disney cruises. Your dream can become a memorable and affordable reality.

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