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Why Cruises Are One of the Best Vacations You Will Go On

More than ever, our families booking with The Pixie Planner are choosing cruising as their choice of vacation in 2020. More and more families are realizing that cruising is the easiest and most relaxing way to see the world.

1. Cruises are Mostly All-Inclusive

Most of your expenses when booking a cruise are paid for before you even step on board. Your cruise, your dining, your entertainment they're all part of the package. Although gratuities and excursions are not always included in the cruise cost, they can be pre-paid and booked in advance for a stress-free planning experience. When looking at all the cruise options out there and the fact that there is a cruise that fits almost every budget making it a great way to travel.

2. Cruising is Stress-Free and Relaxing.

When you arrive onboard, you unpack once and then your hotel moves, you don’t. No more picking up, staying in hotels for 1-2 nights, then moving on. Your ship takes you where you want to go. Watch the world float by as you cruise to your next destination. You are pampered from the moment you arrive. From daily room service, beautiful spa facilities, and more, cruises will be one of the most stress-free vacations you've taken.

3. Cruising Offers Nonstop Activities.

You can do as much or as little as you want. There’s always games like Bingo available in the theaters, nightly entertainment, kids clubs, and so much more. For those who like to dance, there’s always a band and a dance floor around every corner. Booking excursions in each of your destinations will make sure you make the most of each port. From zip lining to snorkeling, you are sure to find an excursion that fits your families needs.

4. Booking with a Travel Agent

The best thing about booking a cruise with The Pixie Planner is that you will never pay more to book with us than you would booking direct. For most cruises we are able to give you additional perks booking through our company. One thing you will not receive when booking direct is the personalized service of a travel agent. Your Pixie Planner is there to help from beginning to end with personalized travel tips, reminders to check-in, and so much more.

Here is what is typically included in the cost of your cruise at a price that is generally lower than a comparable land-based vacation:

  1. Three main meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  2. Three buffet meals per day (breakfast, lunch and midnight). Some ships add a fourth buffet for late-nighters at around 1:30 a.m. Many ships also have afternoon snacks or traditional high teas Some ships have 24 hour dining available.

  3. 24-hour room service is available on many ships. Some new ships are adding 24-hour pizzerias.

  4. All shipboard facilities, including pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, on-board lectures, card rooms, an unending variety of organized games and contests and more.

  5. Supervised children's activities, offered on a daily basis that are age appropriate. Good to know if you are traveling with your children or grandchildren.

  6. All types of entertainment, including Broadway and Las Vegas-style shows, lounges, nightclubs, movies, dancing and more.

  7. Visits to three or more ports of call (depending on length of cruise).

There are a number of expenses that are not generally included in the cost of your cruise. These include onboard purchases, bar and liquor purchases, casino, bingo, shopping onboard, and laundry/dry cleaning services.

Are you ready to book a cruise in 2020 or even 2021? Reach out to your Pixie Planner or request a quote with the link below today.

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