Multigenerational groups are a huge and rapidly growing travel segment. One of the reasons is that our clients realize that they do not need to sacrifice the amenities and gourmet dining experiences they enjoy in order to accommodate the interests of younger family members. The definition of "family" has evolved to include aunts and uncles, close friends, and step-relatives. The reasons for the group's travel include milestone anniversaries or birthdays, as well as children going off to college. The challenges~individual schedules, finances, and family dynamics~are well-known.
But, where do you begin? We suggest you start with the busiest person or the person with a fixed schedule of vacation time and obtain three or four dates that will work for those people. Typically, the rest of the family will be OK with at least one of those dates.
Another stumbling block is price. If one person is paying, a single budget can be accommodated. But, when family members pay for themselves finances can become an issue.
The answer? A cruise! These are the top 8 compelling reasons:
Family groups are placing a higher premium on seamless, experiential, and stress-free reunions. How about you? If you are planning a family gathering give us a call and let us handle all the details for a memorable cruise.
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Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.