Spring is almost here. Right now is a great time to book an affordable cruise for a family spring break. Where I live, spring break for this year’s school vacation is from April 4th to April 14th, 2009. The best deals that I found are from “Vacations to Go” at www.vacationstogo.com. Prices are subject to change depending on when you book.
Every family I know usually thinks of the Disney Cruise line when thinking about taking a family cruise. It is supposed to be a really fun cruise for both adults and children. It can be a little pricier than other cruise lines, but there is a great deal right now. Carnival and Royal Caribbean are also having great deals right now for family spring break. The following will tell you what is so wonderful about these affordable spring break cruises:
1. Disney – “Disney Wonder”
The “Disney Wonder” is sailing out of Port Canaveral, Florida on April 5th, 2009 for a 4 day cruise. The costs are based on double occupancy. Inside is $939, Ocean view is $1,099, and Balcony is $1,409. It leaves Port Canaveral, Florida on April 5th, 2009 at 4 p.m., and arrives at Nassau, Bahamas at 9:30 a.m., April 6, 2009. It departs from Nassau, Bahamas the same day at 7 p.m. It arrives at Castaway Cay, Bahamas at 8:30 a.m. and leaves at 5 p.m. on April 7, 2009. It stays at sea for the day on April 8, 2009. The “Disney Wonder” arrives at Port Canaveral, Florida at 7:30 a.m. on April 9, 2009.
The black and gold ship has five stars. It is definitely meant for children. It has 15,000 sq. ft. assigned just for children. It has a children’s playroom, teen center, supervised Youth Program, babysitting, and kiddies pool. There is plenty to do for adults too. They have their own separate pool area, spa, comedy club, dance club, private lounge, and even wine tasting.
You will never be bored because there is so much to do on the ship. There are three dining rooms on board. There are three pools, a jogging track, basketball court, fitness center, beauty salon, four hot tubs, movie theatre, showrooms, and video arcade. Amenities also include TV, hair dryer, safe, and 24 hour room service.
2. Carnival – “Carnival Sensation”
The “Carnival Sensation” is sailing out of Port Canaveral, Florida on April 5, 2009 for a 4 day cruise. The costs are based on double occupancy. Inside is $459, Ocean View is $549, Balcony is $659, and a Suite is $1,029. It leaves Port Canaveral, Florida on April 5th, 2009 at 4 p.m. and arrives at Freeport (Port Lucaya) Bahamas on April 6th, 2009 at 8 a.m. It leaves the same day at 5 p.m. to arrive at 7 a.m. in Nassau, Bahamas. It departs April 8th, 2009 Nassau at 6 p.m. The ship arrives finally at Port Canaveral, Florida at 7 a.m.
The ship has kid activities. It has a kiddie’s pool, babysitting, Teen Center, Supervised Youth Program, and children’s playroom. Adults have their own bar, whirlpools, and ocean vistas. There are also three dance clubs, casino, and fourteen bars on the ship.
There is lots to do while on the ship. There are three pools to swim in, six hot tubs, a gym, saunas, massage rooms, and steam rooms. A person can eat at the indoor/outdoor restaurant. If you are in the mood to read there is a library. A person can watch shows in the showroom, play video games in the arcade, workout in the fitness room, and even play mini golf on the ship. The amenities include TV, phone, safe, and 24 hour room service.
3. Royal Caribbean – “Majesty of the Seas”
The “Majesty of the Seas” is sailing out of Miami, Florida on April 6, 2009 for a 4 day cruise. The costs are based on double occupancy. Inside is $449, Ocean view is $519, Balcony is $599, and a Suite is $1,599. It leaves Miami, Florida on April 6th, 2009 at 5 p.m. It arrives in the Grand Bahamas Island, Bahamas on April 7th, 2009 at 8 a.m. and departs at 5 p.m. It arrives at Nassau, Bahamas on April 8th, 2009 at 8 a.m. and departs at 5 p.m. It arrives as Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas on April 9th, 2009 at 8 a.m. and departs at 5 p.m. It finally arrives back in Miami, Florida on April 10th at 8 a.m.
There are lots to do on the ship. There are nine bars, a casino, and dance clubs for the adults. Kid’s activities include babysitting, kiddie’s pool, children’s playroom, Supervised Youth Program, and Teen Center. There is a library, showroom, and video arcades. For pleasure and fitness there are two hot tubs and two pools. There is a fitness center, jogging track, basketball court, and rock climbing wall. The amenities include TV, phone, hair dryer, and 24 hour room service.