If you’re looking for a vacation that will cater to a large group, you likely want one that ticks many boxes: variety of food, activities for different interests and ages, accommodations that are close together, fun nightlife, and large spaces in which to meet. Guess what can easily and conveniently accommodate all that? A cruise.
Celebrity Cruises makes it easy to plan a group trip and then helps to make that group travel relaxing and stress-free once it’s underway. Here are just some of the perks of doing group travel on a cruise.
Staterooms for Every Budget
Don’t worry about picking a hotel that is too expensive for some people or not luxurious enough for other travelers in your group. A Celebrity Cruises ship has a variety of options. Budget-conscious travelers can book an oceanview stateroom while those who expect the ultimate in comfort and style when traveling can upgrade to a suite. The best part? You’ll still be staying on the same vessel and can easily walk to each other’s rooms or meet up in common areas.
For groups who know each other well and want to be right next to each other, you can book connecting staterooms that open to each other internally, similar to what you’ve probably encountered in hotels before…only in this case, you’ll have ocean views and breezes literally right outside your veranda. Connecting staterooms are a great option for multi-generational family members traveling together.
Food for Every Palate
When planning group travel, it can be worrisome to figure out where to eat and make sure all food restrictions are accounted for. On a cruise, you don’t have to stress. The main dining room has vegetarian and gluten-free options every night, not to mention a whole host of other flavors to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. And if you want a change of pace you can book a reservation in a specialty restaurant for the group one night; or split up if some people want Italian cuisine while others are in the mood for sushi.
Flights by Celebrity
Don’t worry about the hassle of figuring out airline travel for a large group or stress about what you’ll do if flights are cancelled or delayed. Flights by Celebrity has you covered by making it easy to book flights that get you to your cruise on time. If for some reason anyone in your group does experience a flight interruption, a team of Flights by Celebrity Specialists will be available 24/7 to help get you and your traveling partners to the cruise ship on time.
Fun and Safe Nightlife
If you’ve got some partiers on your hand that you’re planning group travel for, don’t stress about how they’ll get back to their hotel after a night out. On Celebrity Cruises, your group can dance the night away at the club on board before doing a short walk back to their room when they’re ready for sleep. Some of the other entertainment on board includes Broadway-style shows, comedians, and musical acts.
Celebrity Cruises has an assortment of enrichment activities on board that guests can partake in to learn new things. These include lectures from destination experts about ports you’ll be visiting, wine tasting classes, art shows, video editing and other computer software classes, and more. They are fun ways for your group at sea to spend time together.
Work with a Travel Agent
Travel agents often work closely with cruise lines and know all the ins and outs. The right travel agent will specialize in group travel on cruise ships and will help you book staterooms right next to each other, book specialty restaurants, reserve conference rooms if needed, arrange shore excursions, and much more.
Best Group Travel Occasions for Cruises
Cruising is a great option for group travel for many different types of occasions.
Weddings and Vow Renewals
Plan a destination wedding your guest won’t forget. Celebrity Cruises offers several different ways to get hitched in the style perfect for you. You can be married by the ship captain on the deck of the ship, or say your “I Do’s” while in port with your toes in the sand. Celebrity Cruises can also help you put together a fun and memorable reception for you and your guests.
With so many different activities on board catering to multiple age groups, a cruise is an excellent place for a family reunion. And you don’t have to worry about missing cousins who were supposed to bring the casserole – food is all figured out for you.
Parents celebrating a 25-year or 50-year (or other number) anniversary may enjoy making it a family affair and bringing their kids and grandkids along for the special celebration. A cruise makes it easy to do and will keep all the different ages of guests adequately entertained.
Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties & Other Girlfriend Getaways
This one is for the ladies reading. If you and your girlfriends love getting together and heading to the spa, enjoying conversation over wine or martinis, heading to the beach together (or exploring a vibrant city), and dancing the night away, a cruise is going to be an epic good time for all of you. Book your girlfriend getaway on Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Edge, and you can even reserve a pool cabana in which to spend the day lounging. Who needs Vegas for a bachelorette party when you can go on a cruise?
Ready to Book Your Group Cruise?
If you are ready to book your group cruise, go to www.CelebrityCruises.com where you’ll find itineraries, deck plans to help you choose your stateroom, and specialty restaurant information.
You can learn more about group cruises on board by clicking here. Or make it even easier and simply call us at 1-888-727-4907 to speak to one of our cruise specialists to start figuring out your perfect group vacation at sea.