Families looking to maximize vacation dollars should look towards all-inclusive vacations, which includes resorts or a cruise.  “All-inclusive” means the basic costs of the vacation – lodging, dining entertainment and local transportation – are included in one base price. Cruises are considered to be all-inclusive, as are the all-inclusive resorts found throughout the planet. To help you decide what all-inclusive vacation is best for your family take these tips into consideration.

choose between a cruise or a resort for your all-inclusive vacation

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A lot of families find that all-inclusive vacations are one of the best ways to get the most out of their travels. However deciding between a resort or cruise can be tough.When choosing be sure to consider the following to help ensure your all-inclusive vacation is everything your family could want and more!

cruises are great all-inclusive vacations

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When choosing an all-inclusive resort or cruise know what is included

Whether you choose a cruise or a resort, you can expect your accommodations, meals and snacks, nightly entertainment and use of the ship’s or resort’s facilities to be included in the base price. A cruise or a resort will also have separate charges for optional extras, which can include airfare, specific beverages, spa treatments and gratuities, as well as shore excursions on a cruise and some activities at a resort.


If you want to stay in one place, go with the all-inclusive resort vacation

Many vacationers would be equally happy on a cruise or at a resort, but there are some important differences. Resort guests experience the relaxation of having everything they need in a single location. Guests can spend each day on the beach or in their favorite lounge chair beside the pool. Those who want to be a bit more active can pick from a variety of water sports and other activities within or close to the resort.

Choose a cruise if your family wants to be on the move maximizing ports and destinations

A cruise takes guests to more than one destination and usually offers a wider selection of possible activities. Generally, a seven-day cruise stops at three to five ports of call and includes a day or two at sea, which gives passengers the chance to fully enjoy the amenities of the ship. Shore excursions often provide a huge range of activities – anything from nature hikes to winery tours to deep-sea fishing.

Know your product. Select a family-friendly resort or cruise line

all-inclusive vacations provide many benefits for families

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There are cruises and resorts to suit all types of travelers – singles, couples, groups and families. Both offer activities for everyone from small children to seniors, as well as delicious cuisine for all ages. And, both offer terrific service. Check with your travel agent to discuss which property or cruise line has what your family is looking for.

Making the most out of your family vacation starts with planning. If you have any questions about which properties or cruise lines fit your needs, contact Cruise Buzz at Cruise Holidays of Mission Viejo.