TRAVEL SPECIAL Family Vacations Ahoy!
Try a mix of luxury and comfort on a fun cruise vacation with your family
Look around and you will find many Indian families who have booked their cruise vacations to enjoy a leisurely pace of holidaying. There’s much reason why this trend is fast catching up:
Kids and Parents love the cuisine: On cruise vacations, some how dining becomes a daily highlight because the spread is extensive and delicious too. The ambience of a large dining hall where everyone comes in to have a dinner together as one big family, adds to the joy. You also have the flexibility to plan your meal timings.
Outstanding Entertainment: Games, Music and dance and world-class performers provide amazing shows that are great attractions to tune in to, daily.
Keeping the kids happy and occupied: Many cruise liners run tailormade kid programmes for specified age groups and interests. You will be surprised that you kid actually learned to swim on a pool onboard or learn nuances of squash during the vacation itself. Some educational programmes add to the joy of curious minds.
Fitness and Spa: From state-of-the-art centres for fitness, yoga and meditation to the best place to get your spa sessions done, a cruise vacation tends to cater to all. Need more reasons?
GO CRUISING FROM EUROPE TO AMERICA
Region: Transatlantic ports
Here’s your chance to plan a vacation that takes you from Europe to America or vice versa and also touches upon the best highlights. Transatlantic cruises are a big rage, of late. Of course, you need some time on hand.
VISIT LANDMARKS AT DIFFERENT PORTS
Regions: Southampton, England to Boston, Massachusetts to New York City to Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida to Miami in Florida
Southampton’s history has the best of all, it is linked to kings, novelists and even pilgrims. At this port, as your cruise liner announces anchorage, go ahead on a curated trip to visit the Southampton Maritime Museum, the City Art Gallery and Windsor Castle. After a week or so of cruising and adventure activities onboard, you can visit Boston in Massachusetts. Considered the oldest city in the USA, get geared to get charmed by the colonial heritage as the backdrop. Enjoy the inviting mix of culture and lively street life. See where Revolutionary history took place on a walking tour along Boston’s Freedom Trail.
Next stop is at New York. Everyone onboard would be waiting for this port of call. The city that never sleeps, is one of the most exciting places in the world. Your itinerary can be interesting where you can soak up the nightlife. Visit the many museums, shop in the boutiques of world-renowned designers on Fifth Avenue or of course, take photographs near the famous monument of the Statue of Liberty.
Next stop is Port Canaveral in Orlando, which is the gateway to the Space Coast and the attractions of Central Florida. Take your kids along to visit the Kennedy Space Center. Pack your bikini and swim suits to dive into the gentle waves along the Cocoa Beach or enjoy a fun-filled day at one of Orlando’s world-famous theme parks. Move on to Florida next.
Miami is a fabulous major cosmopolitan city. With its popular celebrity-dotted beaches, unrivaled nightlife and Latin flavour, you know you are in for some merriment here. Ready?