Many times when people think of their options for family vacations with everything included they think of resort vacations. Not everyone likes resort vacations though, so you should keep in mind that there is another option for all inclusive vacation deals – cruises. If you keep an eye out and know where to look you can find great discount packages to make them even more affordable. For instance, Disney is a great place for all inclusive options.
Cruises are like traveling resorts. You have your room and your food all included in the price of the deal, as well as the "travel" on the boat. Just like resorts, any off site excursions, whether planned by the cruise line or not, are extra. However, you do not have to spring for any of these excursions. It can be perfectly enjoyable to explore on your own when you go into port, and much less expensive. The main difference between cruises and resorts is that that usually on cruises your drinks in between meals are not included, although some are included on certain trips and ships.
You can find cruises that allow you to travel to a variety of locations in all parts of the world, and for many different lengths. You need to travel to the port where the cruise is leaving from, which is usually in the area of the world where the cruise will be making its stops, and then you travel on the ship from port to port. These all inclusive vacation deals allow you to visit multiple destinations, which is one of the advantages of cruises over resorts. There are even options for cruising around the world, though these cruises are definitely not cheap.
Just like resorts, there are some cruises that are more geared towards families and some that are meant for adults. Those that cater to families usually have more activities and special events for kids. There are also cruises geared towards people that fit into different categories, such as singles, or those interested in physical fitness, or senior citizens. This means that you might be able to find a cruise with the type of people you would be most interested in spending time with. Cruise ships also come in different sizes, so you can choose a ship with more or fewer guests based on your preferences.