Group ​Travel

Thinking about group travel? Whether you're coordinating your family or school reunion, bachelor/bachelorette party, or planning a professional seminar for an organization, We offer you fantastic group rates and a great variety of amenities to make your event unique and unforgettable.

To qualify for group space, you will need to have a minimum of 8 staterooms and book your reservations through our Group Department. For groups consisting of 16 guests or more, our group specialists will help you prepare for everything, down to the smallest details - including parties, meetings, dining arrangements and group shore excursions. If your group has a minimum of 50 guests, we are able to customize group shore excursions as well.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CRUISING AS A GROUP

ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR EVERYONE

IT’S EASY TO RESERVE STATEROOMS

We make booking multiple staterooms at the same time really easy. Book your entire group’s vacation right here, all at once! There’s a variety of room types to choose from: some with a view, some with balconies, and even some with a little extra luxury!
Your ship features a casino, sports bar, dance club, comedy shows, live music, stage performances and more. Bask in the sunshine while enjoying great stuff like waterslides, mini-golf, pools… and poolside bars.
Enjoy all this with your group, or split up and let everyone do their own thing while exploring the ship.

Frequently Asked Questions About Group Cruises

What is a group cruise?

If you are planning a reunion, a wedding or even corporate cruise and need more than eight state rooms at double occupancy, your group will qualify for a discounted rate. The amount of the discount depends on how many rooms you will need. For smaller groups, we have seen discounts ranging from 10 to 25%, and for larger Groups discounts can be up to 60% off standard published fares.

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Is it better to go through a travel agent instead of the cruise line itself when booking my group cruise?

If you choose to go directly to the cruise lines, you may not be able to secure as big a discount. Our cruise specialists are able to negotiate better group rates for cruises as we deal in more volume than invidual group leaders. In addition to lower pricing, your travel agent can also help in securing deposits from your group members, sending out save the date cards, and even setting up a webpage with information on the group cruise and any excursions.

What are the main benefits of traveling as a group?

There are many benefits traveling as a group. In addition to getting reduced group cruise rates you will also have access to group dining, the freedom to choose any stateroom, the welcome gift upon arrival for everyone in your group, and a cocktail party.

Can I get a free room for helping plan a group

Absolutely. For every eight rooms that your group books at double occupancy, you will receive one free bed. For every 16 state rooms booked at double occupancy, you’ll receive a full room to yourself. If your organization does not allow you to take the free room,you can choose to apply equivalent discount to everyone else’s rates. Click here to read how to get a free room when you plan a group cruise.

If we travel as a group, do we have to do all the activities as a group too?

Not at all. In fact we would highly recommend that you plan a minimal amount of activities aboard the ship. Everyone in your group will have differing interests. Some may be interested in the casino while others may be interested in rock climbing. Instead of trying to pigeonhole everyone into one group activity, it’s better to let everyone do what they want to do during the day. We’d recommend that you ask everyone to meet for dinner instead. It gives everyone a chance to catch up and go over what they did that morning and what they plan on doing the following day.

Do cruise? I have to put a large deposit down when I’m booking a group cruise?

You do not have to put a large deposit down for the entire group. Once you book a group cruise, the cruise line will give you a certain amount of time to spread the word among your group.
Each individual in your group will be responsible for calling and making their own reservations or going on a website to make the restrictions. In order to make the booking, each individual will have to place a small deposit to hold their spot.
This deposit amount is minimal and serves as a placeholder. Depending on your contract with the cruise line, final payments will be due a certain amount of days before the actual sailing. Payments can be arranged individually with credit cards

If we book as a group, can we get meeting rooms for free?

Meeting rooms on cruise ships are multipurpose. Family reunions use them as a hospitality suite, while corporations use them as a gathering space for training. Whether you’re planning a banquet for training, there’s a good chance that your meeting rooms will be free. While smaller groups may have to pay a minimal fee for meeting space, larger groups tend to get meeting rooms at no cost.
If you will be requiring meeting space, make sure to let the cruise line know at the time of booking. This way you can select the exact meeting space you need, and exact times that you will ne or you can choose to pay as a group.ed.

Can my group members book their cruise online with our discounted rates?

Yes. Once you book the cruise, you will be provided a web site through which your members can make their reservations. Your attendees can select the stateroom of their choice, book excursions, and even select à la carte items for when they are on board.

Can we get discounts on excursions at ports of call?

Group discounts are available for shore excursions as well. You can book shore excursions ahead of the cruise, during the cruise, or when you are disembarking at the port of call. While in theory it seems relatively easy to select a shore excursion that everyone will enjoy, the reality is that it is quite difficult to get a group of people to agree to one activity or excursion. Rather than select one shore excursion for everyone, just let everyone do their own thing. You’ll be happier and so will your attendees.

Do I need to get group travel insurance?

When traveling with a group, insurance is always encouraged. Once you have a good idea of how many people are actually going to be attending the group cruise, you should get a quote. Getting travel insurance is not expensive at all. Cruise lines are very strict about their cancellation policies, even in the case of medical emergencies, or the loss of a job. The minimal amount you pay up front will prevent you from losing the full amount of your cruise vacation if anyone in the group needs to cancel.

Will we need a passport?

It is reccomended that all passengers Travel with a Passport but is not Neccessary to Travel. Also acceptable for cruise travel (for cruises that begin and end in a U.S port),  U.S. citizens can show proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate  issued by a government agency and accompanied by a government-issued photo I.D.. .
If you chose to get a passport you can do it through the United States Post Office

Passport Fees

First-time passport applications have two types of basic fees, the application acceptance fee and the application processing fee. Passport photos and fees for faster processing are extra.
Application Acceptance Fees – Postal Service
Pay acceptance fees in person at the Post Office. You may pay by check or money order, payable to "Postmaster," debit card, or credit card.
$35.00 - Post Office acceptance fee
$15.00 - Post Office photo fee (if needed)


Is there parking at the pier?

If members of your group are driving to the departure port, they can choose to park right at the pier. Most of these lots charge a minimal amount per day. If your group is scheduled to arrive at a hotel the night before, then make sure to ask about park and cruise rates when you are making your group reservations. Many hotels will offer a flat parking cruise rate for the entire duration of your cruise. In most cases the flat rate is cheaper than what you will be charged at the pier. The hotel will generally provide a complimentary shuttle to and from the departure port. Make sure to make arrangements well ahead of time.



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