Booking A Group Cruise

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you've never been on a cruise before, you won't believe all the amazing sights, food, and entertainment you have in store for you. If you're in charge of planning a cruise vacation for a group, you need to keep the lines of communication open during the planning process. Before you book a cruise for your group, you need to discuss tour dates, budget, possible activities, and amenities.

As the tour planner for your group, it's also important to find out if any members have special needs. Most cruise ships are designed to meet the special needs of diabetic or handicapped travelers. If you're group includes small children, you may want to book a cruise vacation that caters to families.

Special Needs for Group Members

Before you book any of the rooms for your cruise vacation, it's important to find out if any of the group members have room preferences. Most cruise lines require guest to submit passenger lists well in advance. Depending on the size of the ship, there are a number of different types of rooms. Some rooms accommodate up to three people, while others are meant for single occupancy. If you're planning a group trip to celebrate a wedding, you can even book a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds.

Once you've booked the vacation package for your group, it's a good idea to follow up by sending out an itinerary and a list of items to pack. A sample packing list might include things like sunscreen, passport, blow dryer, fanny pack, formal wear, insurance cards, exercise clothing and gear, and protective hats. It's also a good idea to remind group members to bring any necessary prescription medications or dietary supplements.

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