All Aboard Travel Suggests Three Reasons Why a Cruise Package Can Save a Couple's Vacation (and Possibly their Marriage)

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The cruise agency points out the benefits of combining a cruise with extra time on land before or after to explore the destination more in depth

All Aboard Travel Specializes in Cruise Packages

Many travelers needlessly classify themselves as either cruisers or land vacationers, but may not realize they can easily combine a cruise with extra time to enjoy and get to know a particular destination

To help couples reach an agreeable vacation decision, All Aboard Travel suggests three reasons a cruise package can be a good option for their vacation and their marriage. For the past twenty years, the Florida travel agency has specialized in piecing together a complete cruise vacation package that includes the cruise, pre and post hotel stays, airfare, transportation to and from the ship, and sometimes shore tours.

"Many travelers needlessly classify themselves as either cruisers or land vacationers, but may not realize they can easily combine a cruise with extra time to enjoy and get to know a particular destination," explained Chris Parker, vice president of All Aboard Travel.

According to Parker, the top three reasons a cruise package is a good option for a couple who may have different vacation expectations:

1.Affordability.
A cruise vacation can provide a great value on its own simply by including their hotel, meals, entertainment and transportation for one mostly all-inclusive price. Compared to a traditional land vacation, a cruise allows travelers to spend their days exploring and sightseeing a variety of different islands or waterfront cities while returning to their floating hotel each evening to take advantage of the meals, events and entertainment already included in the cruise fare. An added savings bonus for Americans taking a cruise in Europe right now is that they can purchase their cruise fare in U.S. dollars and not have to pay hefty hotel prices against the stronger Euro.

Marriage Saver: When opting for a cruise package where a couple’s airfare and pre/post hotel stays are included in the cost, they can actually afford their dream trip to Europe.

2.Convenience.
When vacationers are traveling a far distance from home for their cruise departure such as to Barcelona from the U.S. for a Mediterranean cruise itinerary, it is wise for them to fly in early and spend extra time exploring the departure and arrival ports (which are often but not always the same port).    They’ll have plenty of time to visit all the highlights of the bustling waterfront city or simply relax at a chic sidewalk café for some fun people watching before their cruise. Depending on how many days they arrive prior to the cruise, they may even have enough time to take a train to visit other desirable cities in Spain (or whatever country they are visiting). If they flew to Spain and simply boarded their cruise ship to sail away, they may miss out on some unique local encounters that add to their entire vacation experience.

Marriage Saver: A cruise package allows the couple time to experience the port city like the locals do before or after embarking on their cruise.

3.Best of both worlds.
A Transatlantic cruise package or an Alaskan cruise package itinerary provides cruisers a good mix of sightseeing with time to relax and unwind during the sea days. During a transatlantic cruise, they will most likely visit a number of Caribbean islands on their way to or from some intriguing European ports with plenty of time to put their feet up or take advantage of the cruise amenities, entertainment and enrichment programs. On a scenic Alaskan voyage, the cruise is also considered the destination as people sit back and enjoy breathtaking waterways filled with massive glaciers while also visiting quaint and historic ports.

Marriage Saver: Since one half of the couple might like to see the sights while their spouse prefers to relax in a poolside cabana with a good book, a cruise package with equal amounts of sea days mixed in with extra port days is a good compromise.

“A cruise vacation package often provides a better value for a traveler’s money than booking each element separately, and helps find a vacation solution that couples and families can both agree on,” added Parker.

All Aboard Travel is located in Fort Myers, Florida and specializes in exclusive cruises and cruise packages for individuals and groups. For more information on any cruise vacation package option, call 800-741-1770, or visit http://www.allaboardtravel.com.

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