Congratulations on your engagement! You found The One, got engaged, and are in the midst of planning your magical wedding & honeymoon. YAY!
Many couples don’t know all the ins and outs of planning a great honeymoon! If you’re like most people, you probably have this idea, that you’ll just find a resort somewhere in a beautiful location, book it, get married, and head off to honeymoon bliss! But, as you start planning your honeymoon, it can be stressful and overwhelming trying to plan a honeymoon that gives you EXACTLY what you want! There is a lot of planning that comes into play to make sure you have a honeymoon full of relaxation & romance, instead of disappointment and frustration. There’s so much to consider, from which destination to choose, the best resort to stay at, as well as choosing an air itinerary that won’t have you checking in late at night, losing the entire first day of your honeymoon to travel!
This honeymoon planning guide is exactly what you need to have a honeymoon that will truly be fabulous! These 8 steps will help you put all of the pieces together for a relaxing and pampering honeymoon in paradise.
Ok, so let’s jump into these six honeymoon essentials!
1. Create a “Honeymoon Wish List”
Before you do any honeymoon planning, you and your future spouse need to take some time to make a list together of what you both are hoping to get out of your honeymoon. I call it a “honeymoon wishlist” Is gourmet food important to you, do you prefer ala cart vs. buffet restaurants? Do you care more about having a stunning honeymoon suite, or are you ok with the standard room? Are you both wanting a beautiful long stretch of swimmable beach, or are pools more important to you? What type of excursions would you like to enjoy? You will want to have at least some of these settled before you start researching destinations and resorts.
2. Don’t Base Your Decisions Solely on Recommendations
Recommendations are great, but you have to remember that you are a completely different couple than they are. What is great for one couple, may not be great for you! Your honeymoon is pretty important, you don’t want to take a chance on having an underwhelming or poor experience. It’s fine to take a recommendation, but use it as a starting point, not your end point. And PLEASE, don’t go to Trip Advisor until you’ve narrowed your selection of honeymoon resorts down to two or three options!
3. Do This Instead
Remember that list I told you to create in point number 1? Once you have that list made, you’ll want to start thinking about past travel experiences, both good and bad… What did you like or love about a trip you took, or what did you dislike or hate, about a past vacation or getaway? Add these to your “honeymoon wish list”. Now you will be ready to move on to point number 4.
4. Make a List of Potential Honeymoon Destinations
Now it’s time to start making a list of potential honeymoon destinations! Use your honeymoon wish list to help you narrow down destinations that offer what is on your list, then make a list of potential honeymoon resorts.
5. Research Possible Honeymoon Resorts in Your Targeted Destinations
Once you have a couple of honeymoon locations chosen, then it’s time to figure out which resort to have your ceremony and host your group. One of the most effective ways to choose a wedding resort & venue is to visit it first before you decide. In fact, many resorts offer special “wedding visit” packages to encourage you to visit their resort hoping you will choose them for your destination wedding.
6. Get a New Email Exclusively for Wedding Related Conversations
This is a great way to stay organized and not miss any type of important communication about your honeymoon. I always suggest that you create a special email address exclusively for your wedding & honeymoon. This way all of your wedding correspondence & conversations will be in one spot! Believe me, this will save you so much time and probably money in the end. The last thing you want is to miss a confirmation email that your honeymoon resort suite is almost sold out, booking because it was sandwiched between emails from Beach Body & your Grandmother’s cataract surgery!
7. Consider Getting a New Credit Card that Earns Miles
As long as you are going to be charging your wedding expenses, you might as well earn some reward miles to help you pay for your honeymoon, or at least pay you back for booking your honeymoon. This is a great time to open a new credit card that will earn you miles or points for future or even current travel. You could actually get a discount on your airfare if you play your credit cards right!
8. Consider Working with a Honeymoon Specialist
If you want to ensure that your honeymoon won’t be a disappointment, as well as, reduce the stress and frustration you may feel when trying to plan this all on your own, it may be worth it to invest in hiring a honeymoon planner. A properly trained honeymoon specialist knows how to take your honeymoon wishlist, and quickly narrow down destinations & honeymoon resorts, that will be perfect for both of you! They will also make sure that you receive ALL the honeymoon amenities & perks you will qualify for as well.
At the end of the day, you want your honeymoon to be your reward after all of the stress, and time you spent planning your wedding. It should be a fabulous time of FINALLY getting away, just the two of you, where you can relax, be pampered and just focus on each other.
Whether you’re looking for an over-the-water bungalow or a secluded white sand beach where you both can unplug and unwind, putting these 8 steps in place will ensure that your honeymoon experience will be everything you hoped for, as well as one of your fondest new memories as a couple.
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Congratulations on your engagement! This will be one of the happiest times of your life, as you start planning your destination wedding! But, thinking of everything that you need to pull together to host a destination wedding can be overwhelming. There are so many different things that you will have to manage for everything to run smoothly. How do you make the choice of location, venue, transportation, and all the other destination wedding essentials that you need to concern yourself with?
This destination wedding guide will help you navigate the 6 most important details of planning a destination wedding that will truly be fabulous! It can be an arduous journey, but this will ensure that both you and your partner come out not just surviving, but actually thriving during the destination wedding planning process!
Ok, so let’s jump into these six destination wedding essentials!
Get Started Right Away
In today’s post-COVID environment, dates & availability are booking up faster than ever before! Many couples are eager to finally say “I DO!” in an amazing location, just as they had hoped before the pandemic! Now dates are booking up fast, so don’t procrastinate, start researching resort wedding venues & availability now!
2. You Don’t Have to Know it All
You may think you have to know everything about planning a destination wedding before you begin, but that’s simply not true! You don’t need to have it all figured out to get started. The two most important things you need to start working on is making a list of potential destinations you would like to get married, and then, a list of potential resort wedding venues to hold your wedding & wedding group at.
3. Consider Doing a Pre-Wedding Planning Trip
Hey, Who doesn’t like the samples at Costco, before you buy a 12-pack of hot chocolate bombs? Right?
Once you have a destination wedding location chosen, then it’s time to figure out which wedding venue & resort to have your ceremony and host your group. One of the most effective ways to choose a wedding resort & venue is to visit it first before you decide. In fact, many resorts offer special “wedding visit” packages to encourage you to visit their resort, hoping you will choose them for your destination wedding.
Get a New Email Exclusively for Wedding Related Conversations
In order to have a successful destination wedding, you have to be organized. I always suggest that you create a special email address exclusively for your wedding & honeymoon. This way all of your wedding correspondence & conversations will be in one spot! Believe me, this will save you so much time and probably money in the end. The last thing you want is a confirmation email requesting you to verify your wedding date & time at the resort, and you miss it in a crowded inbox sandwiched between emails from Peloton & your uncle’s gallbladder surgery!
Consider Getting a New Credit Card that Earns Miles
As long as you are going to be charging your wedding expenses, you might as well earn some reward miles to help you pay for your travel. This is a great time to open a new credit card that will earn you miles or points for future or even current travel. You could actually get your airfare paid for if you play your credit cards right!
Consider Working with a Destination Wedding Specialist
If you want to ensure that your destination wedding will be planned correctly, and reduce the stress and frustration you may feel when trying to plan this all on your own, it may be worth it to invest in a destination wedding designer or planner. A destination wedding planner or designer knows the ins and outs of a destination wedding and has plenty of experience setting up wedding groups, negotiating contracts, and managing all of the logistics for you and your guests. They will also make sure that you receive ALL the amenities & perks you will qualify for as well. Things that many resorts won’t tell you unless you ask.
I hope this destination wedding survival guide helps make your wedding planning a little less stressful and more fun. At the end of the day, you want your destination wedding to be a celebration that everyone will remember! (In a good way) By knowing these destination wedding essentials, you can ensure that your destination wedding experience will be everything you hoped for, as well as one of your fondest memories as a couple.
And, by the way, If you feel like you need a little help planning your destination wedding, or you’re ready to have all of this lifted off of your shoulders, then I encourage you to schedule a free 15-minute strategy session with me!
I would be honored to help you figure out everything you need for your dream wedding to come true!
It’s no secret that your honeymoon will be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life, second only to your wedding day. Even years from now, your friends and family will still be asking you about the most memorable events from your honeymoon. Plus, your honeymoon is just one of many choices you’ll have to make as you plan your wedding. With literally thousands of options to consider for planning your dream trip, I have put together a list of the Top 7 honeymoon Trends for 2023 so you can be sure you’ve booked the perfect honeymoon. These top honeymoon trends will give you a good idea of what the future of “honeymooning” will look like in 2023 and beyond! Enjoy!
1. Planning Earlier than Before
Before the pandemic, it was customary for a couple to book their honeymoon around 6 months out, but as the world has opened up again, many couples are doing what I call “revenge travel” for all of the lost and postponed trips couples have had to deal with these last three years. In 2023, there is higher demand and lower inventory, which also drives up prices.
BOTTOM LINE: The sooner you can discover the destination & resort you want for your honeymoon, and book it, the better!
2. Premium on Service
In 2023, couples are putting a premium on pampering, luxury, and service. They are looking for great value. Not a low price, but a honeymoon that includes extra touches of service, such as a private airport shuttle or having a butler welcome you with a refreshing drink and moist towel, and then entering your honeymoon suite to see a chilled bottle of champagne, with gourmet snacks waiting for you as you enter your honeymoon suite.
3. Bucket List Stays & Experiences
In 2023 couples are looking to do a “bucket list” experience for their honeymoon. More and more couples are expecting their honeymoon to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including staying in an over-the-water bungalow, a luxury honeymoon suite, or even renting a private yacht. Many couples now want their honeymoon to include some type of archaeological tour or visit to historical landmarks or cities.
PRO TIP: If you don’t quite have the budget for a full 7 or 14-night stay in an over-the-water bungalow, then I always suggest to my clients doing a split stay. Maybe start your honeymoon off with a bang at the more expensive “WOW” factor room, and then finish your honeymoon in a room that allows your whole honeymoon to fit your budget.
4. Group Moons
No, this isn’t a honeymoon for swingers, but many couples who had to postpone their weddings or honeymoons during the pandemic want to make up for the missed opportunities to travel, as well as now being new parents. They still want a big fun celebration, and therefore they are now bringing their closest family and friends to join them to celebrate with them on their honeymoon.
5. Focus on Health & Wellness
Many couples will be planning their honeymoon with a focus on rejuvenating both mind & body. These honeymoons will include an itinerary of farm-to-table food experiences, eating at local fresh food restaurants & markets, as well as pampering spa treatments, sunrise yoga sessions, meditations, and activities that promote all-around health and vitality.
6. Honeymoon Registries
With rising inflation, and couples looking to have an above-average honeymoon experience, many couples will create a honeymoon registry or fund that their family and friends can give as a wedding gift to help them pay for their dream honeymoon.
7. Consulting with a Honeymoon Specialist
In 2023, couples are consulting and hiring a honeymoon specialist to help them make sure they are getting everything they want and the maximum value out of their honeymoon. Couples are busier than ever before as they work, start their family, buy a new home, and try to fit in time for each other, all while trying to plan their wedding. It’s worth the investment to spend a little extra to get their honeymoon planned right, and take the stress & frustration of planning the perfect honeymoon off of their plate!
As you can see, you now have more honeymoon options at your fingertips than ever before. There will always be a place for traditional honeymooners who just want to get away with their new spouse and relax on a beautiful beach. But, if you’re looking for something a little more inspirational, consider some of these trends without sacrificing what’s ultimately important to you for a romantic and pampering honeymoon. These may be 2023 trends, but old-fashioned romance never goes out of style!
I hope that my list of the top honeymoon trends of 2023 will help you plan your future honeymoon even better. And maybe, it will even give you a few ideas that you didn’t know you wanted!
If you are in the midst of planning your honeymoon and feel like you’re stuck or not getting very far, I encourage you to schedule a free 30-minute strategy session with me! I would be honored to help your figure out everything you need for a relaxing & magical honeymoon!
National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), celebrated on the last Tuesday in January, is a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the whole year at the start of the year— and inspire them to use those days to travel to and within the United States. Since 2015, when the travel industry and partners began tracking American vacation usage, survey findings have continuously shown that vacation days are not being used, negatively affecting mental health, personal relationships and job performance. National Plan for Vacation Day helps highlight the importance of taking time off to travel—both for our personal health and wellbeing and for the overall economic prosperity of our nation. This year’s National Plan for Vacation Day is on January 25, 2022. Together, using #PlanForVacation, we are reminding Americans to commit—and take—their days off. How will you celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day 2022?
After two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are feeling burned out and ready for a change of scenery. However, COVID-19 related health and safety concerns and increased workloads have prevented many American workers from using their hard earned time off. Americans are STILL not using all of their vacation days.
American workers left an average of more than four days or 29% of their paid time off on the table last year, but the majority of Americans (64%) say they desperately need a vacation.
Planning Vacations Reduces Burnout
More than two-thirds (68%) of American workers feel at least moderately burned out and 13% are extremely burned out
More than half (53%) of remote workers are working MORE hours now than they were in the office and 61% now find it more difficult to unplug from work
COVID-19 related concerns followed by work related barriers such as heavy workloads and lack of coverage are top reasons preventing Americans from using their paid time off
Just one-quarter of Americans used ALL of their earned time off in 2021
Nearly eight in 10 (79%) believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being
Avoiding burnout was the top-rated motivator to book a trip in the next six months—ranked even higher than travel discounts/deals
Travel Remains a Top Priority
More than nine in 10 (91%) Americans say it is important to use their paid time off to travel
Nearly eight in 10 (79%) believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being
Nearly six in 10 (59%) agree that travel is more important than ever and 61% plan to make travel a top budget priority in 2022
Vacation Planning WORKS!
The three-quarters of Americans who planned out their paid time off for the year were more likely to use their paid time off to travel in 2021
53% of planners anticipate traveling more in 2022 versus 27% of non-planners
More than nine in ten (91%) Americans say it is important to use their paid time off to travel
Close to eight in ten (79%) of Americans believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being
The Impact of Planning
Americans who plan out their time off take more time off to travel—but one-quarter (24%) of American households don’t do this simple step. As a result, they lose or have to forfeit these days
Planners prioritize traveling with their paid time off, a trend that is expected to continue to rise in 2022 where 53% of planners anticipate traveling more than previous years versus 27% of non-planners
And planners actually do travel more than non-planners. More than half (56%) of Americans who typically planned their time off took an overnight vacation in 2021 compared to 33% of non-planners
Anticipating and planning travel makes Americans happy. Close to three-quarters (74%) of planners reported being extremely or very happy anticipating and planning vacations in the next year versus just four in 10 of non-planners
Avoiding burnout is an even greater motivator to book a trip for non-planners than planners—62% of non-planners rated avoiding burnout as a top motivator compared to 53% of planners
Planning: A Key to Happiness
Those who plan for vacations are happier in general—with everything from their personal relationships to their work/life balance, health and well-being and even their job.
Extremely or Very Happy
Personal Relationships with Family and Friends
Anticipating and Planning Vacations
Physical Health and Well-Being
Company Where You Work
Source: Destination Analysts, 2021 & U.S. Travel Association
Ready to start planning your next vacation? Here are a few ideas to help get you started…
Walt Disney World Resort
It’s always a magical time to plan a visit to the most magical place on earth, but 2022 is extra special with the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort. We recently shared 22 reasons why you should plan to visit Disney World in 2022! Plus, you may be able to take advantage of a special offer for additional savings when you travel March 6- July 7, 2022.
Universal Orlando Resort
There’s never been a better time to start planning your epic trip to Universal Orlando Resort. Universal Orlando Resort features incredible theme park adventures that allow you to let go and live in the moment with those you care about most. There’s plenty to explore at Universal Orlando Resort – home to three theme parks featuring more than 60 world-class attractions combined, eight magnificently-themed resort hotels, destination-wide entertainment and Universal CityWalk.
This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. You can conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with their own floating cabana. This is Perfect Day at CocoCay — only on Royal Caribbean®
Ready to just unplug and recharge? Don’t want to have to worry about cooking or anything while you’re on vacation? Maybe an all inclusive getaway is the best fit for you. There are resorts available for for couples and families. You can find some of our favorite all inclusive resorts for families here.
Special thanks to the U.S. Travel Association for sharing these statistics with us!
Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line itineraries will return to Hawaii and other favorite tropical destinations to delight families with one-of-a-kind vacations at sea. Adventure awaits during 10-night Hawaiian Islands cruises and a variety of sailings to the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico, departing from coast-to-coast homeports including New Orleans, Galveston, Texas, San Diego, Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida.
Hawaiian Islands Cruises from Honolulu and Vancouver
The Disney Wonder will return to the Hawaiian Islands in early 2022 for two special 10-night cruises: a voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, Canada, on April 26, 2022 and a return sailing to Vancouver on May 6, 2022.
Guests will discover the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, including the famous beaches of Waikiki on Oahu; unforgettable views from high atop the summit of Haleakala Crater on Maui; the lush tropical gardens and waterfalls of Kauai; and the diverse natural wonders of Hawaii Island.
Even More Family Vacations from Florida
Vacationers can combine a Disney cruise getaway with a stay at Walt Disney World Resort in early 2022 with two ships sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida, and a third ship departing from Miami. Every cruise from Florida in early 2022 includes a visit to Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay.
From Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy begins 2022 with a six-night Western Caribbean cruise, followed by seven-night voyages to a variety of favorite destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
The Disney Dream, also sailing from Port Canaveral, embarks on three- and four-night Bahamian cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay. Offering even more fun in the sun, one special four-night cruise includes two stops at Castaway Cay.
From Miami, the Disney Magic sails four- and five-night Bahamian cruises and five-night Western Caribbean cruises. One special three-night sailing to Castaway Cay and Key West, Florida, makes the perfect long weekend escape.
With a variety of options from Florida to choose from, guests can look forward to embarking on a vacation that provides something for everyone in the family, combining the adventure and relaxation of tropical destinations, the ease and indulgence of an ocean cruise, and the world-class entertainment and service of a Disney vacation.
Popular Tropical Destinations from Galveston and New Orleans
The Disney Wonder will offer Western Caribbean getaways early in 2022. Initially from Galveston, Texas, with four-night itineraries, followed by four- and six-night voyages from New Orleans.
A special six-night Bahamian voyage offered from both Galveston and New Orleans will give guests the opportunity to visit Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas, in addition to the lively beach town of Key West.
Baja Getaways from San Diego
The Disney Wonder will return to San Diego, California in March and April 2022 with cruises to Baja, Mexico, where you can enjoy vibrant culture, stunning beaches and exciting water activities.
Most sailings to the Baja peninsula call on the charming coastal city of Ensenada, known for its turquoise blue water and rugged mountainous terrain. A two-night cruise to Ensenada has a Friday departure from San Diego, giving you an amazing weekend getaway to experience world-class entertainment aboard the Disney Wonder.
Four- and five-night Baja cruises include a visit to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a popular destination with dramatic rock formations and white-sand beaches, or to Catalina Island, a tropical gem off the California coast with plenty of outdoor adventures and seaside charm.
Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line bookings will open to the public beginning October 22, 2020. Castaway Club members are eligible for early access.
Disney Wish Update
Although the Disney Wish was originally scheduled to sail in early 2022, its maiden voyage has been postponed to summer 2022 as a result of pandemic-related delays at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany. The ship will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy at approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms.
Complete List of Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries and Dates
You can feel the warm breezes of the Caribbean as you take in the sun, sand and turquoise waters on a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-night cruise from Port Canaveral or Miami, Florida; Galveston, Texas or New Orleans, Louisiana. Ports of call on these Caribbean itineraries may include Cozumel, Costa Maya, Grand Cayman, Tortola, St. Thomas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Disney Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise.
2022 Disney Wonder 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston: 1/6, 1/10, 1/20, 1/24, 1/28
Day 1: Galveston, Texas Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Galveston, Texas
2022 Disney Wonder 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans: 2/14, 2/24, 2/28
Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico Day 4: At Sea Day 5: New Orleans, Louisiana
2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 1/8, 2/14, 3/5, 3/28, 4/2
Day 1: Miami, Florida Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay Day 3: At Sea Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico Day 5: At Sea Day 6: Miami, Florida
2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 1/22, 2/5, 3/19, 4/30
Day 1: Miami, Florida Day 2: At Sea Day 3: George Town, Grand Cayman Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay Day 6: Miami, Florida
2022 Disney Fantasy 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/2
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Costa Maya, Mexico Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman Day 5: At Sea Day 6: Disney Castaway Cay Day 7: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Wonder 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans: 2/2
Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana Day 2: At Sea Day 3: At Sea Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman Day 5: Cozumel, Mexico Day 6: At Sea Day 7: New Orleans, Louisiana
2022 Disney Wonder 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans: 2/8
Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman Day 5: At Sea Day 6: At Sea Day 7: New Orleans, Louisiana
2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/29, 2/12, 3/12, 3/26
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica Day 6: At Sea Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: At Sea Day 3: At Sea Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Day 6: At Sea Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/15, 4/9
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: At Sea Day 3: At Sea Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten Day 5: San Juan, Puerto Rico Day 6: At Sea Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 2/26
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: At Sea Day 3: At Sea Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Day 6: At Sea Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida
You can enjoy the laid-back island life on a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 6-night Bahamian getaway from Port Canaveral, Miami, Galveston, Texas or New Orleans. Select itineraries will whisk you off to a variety of idyllic destinations, including Nassau, Key West, or Disney Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise.
2022 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay Day 3: At Sea Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Magic 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 5/5
Day 1: Miami, Florida Day 2: Key West, Florida Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay Day 4: Miami, Florida
2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/10, 2/7
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Magic 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21
Day 1: Miami, Florida Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Miami, Florida
2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/24, 2/14, 2/21, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Magic 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 2/24
Day 1: Miami, Florida Day 2: Key West, Florida Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Miami, Florida
2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Disney Castaway Cay: 3/7
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay Day 3: At Sea Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida
2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/19, 2/28, 3/14, 4/11, 4/25
Day 1: Miami, Florida Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Key West, Florida Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay Day 5: Nassau, The Bahamas Day 6: Miami, Florida
2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 4/16
Day 1: Miami, Florida Day 2: Key West, Florida Day 3: At Sea Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay Day 5: Nassau, The Bahamas Day 6: Miami, Florida
2022 Disney Wonder 6-Night Bahamian Cruise from Galveston: 1/14
Day 1: Galveston, Texas Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Key West, Florida Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay Day 5: At Sea Day 6: At Sea Day 7: Galveston, Texas
2022 Disney Wonder 6-Night Bahamian Cruise from New Orleans: 2/18
Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Key West, Florida Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay Day 5: At Sea Day 6: At Sea Day 7: New Orleans, Louisiana
Pack your sense of adventure on 2-, 4- or 5-night cruises from San Diego to the stunning Mexican beach towns. Stops along the way may include Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada in Mexico and Catalina Island in California give you the chance to bask on beautiful beaches, fish, surf or simply savor the tasty local cuisine.
2022 Disney Wonder 2-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 3/18
Day 1: San Diego, California Day 2: Ensenada, Mexico Day 3: San Diego, California
2022 Disney Wonder 4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 3/30
Day 1: San Diego, California Day 2: Catalina, California Day 3: Ensenada, Mexico Day 4: At Sea Day 5: San Diego, California
2022 Disney Wonder 4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 4/13, 4/17
Day 1: San Diego, California Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Day 4: At Sea Day 5: San Diego, California
2022 Disney Wonder 5-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 3/20, 3/25, 4/3, 4/8
Day 1: San Diego, California Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Ensenada, Mexico Day 6: San Diego, California
You can take in the sights and sounds of California in San Diego and San Francisco before making your way to Canada on this 5-night sailing that includes 2 fun-filled days at sea. You’ll also encounter an exciting blend of outdoor and cosmopolitan adventures in the maritime cities of Victoria and Vancouver.
2022 Disney Wonder 5-Night Pacific Coast Cruise from San Diego ending in Vancouver: 4/21
Day 1: San Diego, California Day 2: At Sea Day 3: San Francisco, California Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Victoria (British Columbia), Canada Day 6: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Explore the historic districts of “The Big Easy” before setting off on a glorious, 14-night adventure to sunny San Diego. Drop anchor in Cartagena, Grand Cayman and 3 Mexican ports of call—plus pass through the famous Panama Canal, an engineering marvel connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific.
2022 Disney Wonder 14-Night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise from New Orleans ending in San Diego: 3/4
Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana Day 2: At Sea Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman Day 5: At Sea Day 6: Cartagena, Colombia Day 7: Panama Canal Day 8: At Sea Day 9: At Sea Day 10: At Sea Day 11: At Sea Day 12: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Day 13: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Day 14: At Sea Day 15: San Diego, California
You’ll have the chance to return to the sunny shores of Hawai’i with two 10-night sailings aboard the Disney Wonder. Explore lush tropical gardens and waterfalls, discover the extraordinary jewels of the tropics and experience the aloha spirit on scenic voyages that whisk you to the glorious islands of Hawai’i. Navigate the scenic blue waters of the Pacific Ocean as you explore exotic ports of call that include Nawiliwili, Kahului and Honolulu—and enjoy 5 fun-filled days at sea, where Broadway-style entertainment, Disney themed dining and fabulous family activities await.
2022 Disney Wonder 10-Night Hawaiian Cruise from Vancouver ending in Honolulu: 4/26
Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada Day 2: At Sea Day 3: At Sea Day 4: At Sea Day 5: At Sea Day 6: At Sea Day 7: Nawiliwili, Hawai’i Day 8: Nawiliwili, Hawai’i Day 9: Kahului, Hawai’i Day 10: Honolulu, Hawai’i Day 11: Honolulu, Hawai’i
2022 Disney Wonder 10-Night Hawaiian Cruise from Honolulu ending in Vancouver: 5/6
Day 1: Honolulu, Hawai’i Day 2: Kahului, Hawai’i Day 3: Hilo, Hawai’i Day 4: Nawiliwili, Hawai’i Day 5: Nawiliwili, Hawai’i Day 6: At Sea Day 7: At Sea Day 8: At Sea Day 9: At Sea Day 10: At Sea Day 11: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
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A vacation at an all inclusive resort is truly a vacation for every member of the family. You don’t have to worry about cooking meals, cleaning up afterwards, or how to entertain the kids all day. Plus, you don’t have to worry about how much you’re spending on meals and activities while you’re away because it’s all taken care of in advance. With so many all inclusive resorts out there, it’s hard to know which ones to choose for your family vacation. As both travel experts and parents, we are recommending the best all inclusive resorts for families.
Beaches Turks & Caicos
“Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting Beaches all-inclusive Turks & Caicos vacation for the whole family. This amazing all-inclusive resort features a 45,000 square-foot waterpark; five magnificent villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West; a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; 10 impressive pools, endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, the Xbox Play Lounge and a sizzlin’ teen disco—all located on Grace Bay, voted the World’s #1 Best Beach by TripAdvisor Travelers.”
Unlimited gourmet dining at 21 restaurants
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
Unlimited premium liquors
15 bars, including swim-up bars
Stocked bars in every room
Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines
All tips, taxes and gratuities
Roundtrip airport transfers
Kids Camp with certified nannies
Pirates Island Waterpark
Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street®
PADI-Certified scuba diving (and all equipment)
Snorkeling (and all equipment)
Hobie Cats, paddle boards, kayaks
Professional instruction for water sports
Beach volleyball, basketball, pool tables
Liquid at Beaches nightly teen club
Xbox Play Lounge
Day and night tennis
Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment
Day and night entertainment including live shows
Free WiFi (in room and all common areas)
The Caribbean’s first Certified Autism Centers
10 freshwater pools, 4 whirlpools & 1 scuba diving pool
Pirates Island Waterpark: The whole family will love Pirates Island Waterpark, the most thrilling waterpark in the Caribbean. Pirates Island Waterpark offers a 650-foot lazy river, SurfStream surf simulator, eleven waterslides, kids swim up bar, water cannons, pop-up jets, zero-entry pool for little ones, ice cream machine, and so much more. You can even enjoy creative street food concepts in between laps on the lazy river or waterslides with the waterpark food trucks.
Room Recommendation: The Together Nest suites are perfect for families of all sizes looking for space and privacy. These suites offer one to four bedroom villas and suites, all including butler service. You’ll also enjoy private VIP in-room check-in and 24 hour room service.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
“Imagine elegance to the hilt, days brimming with promise, the melding of luxury, technology and convenience, alluring magical nights, and having your every craving satisfied. Now, picture this rapturous realm set on a beach that seems as if it was plucked from a dreamy postcard. Pinch yourself, it’s real, it’s The Grand At Moon Palace Cancun.”
All Inclusive Amenities:
Bottle of wine on arrival
World class dining
Top shelf drinks
24 hour room service
Double whirlpool tubs
Unlimited calls to the Continental United States, Canada and landlines in Mexico
Room Recommendation: Grand Family Deluxe Rooms can sleep up to six guests. These two room suites include a daily refreshed mini “bar” full of chocolate milkshakes, juice, soda and snacks; kid- sized bathrobes and slippers; an Xbox; L’Oreal Kids bath amenities and more.
Playroom: The Playroom at The Grand is a world of wonder, filled with amazing activities such as: Neon Mini Golf, a 3-floor Labyrinth, Arcade, Bumper Cars, Laser Maze, Time Freak, Interactive Sports, Sky Trail, Mirror Maze, and much more. The Playroom is open daily from 9 am to 10 pm for children ages 4-17.
Wired Lounge: This is a world brimming with arcade and console video games, internet access and a menu of tasty sweet and savory snacks to feast on.
Water Park: Float in a lazy river, splash in a wave pool, and choose from a selection of different thrill-seeking slides.
Special Offers: Kids and teens stay free; Up to $1,500 USD in resort credit; and Free airport transfers
Hard Rock Punta Cana
The Hard Rock Punta Cana offers thrilling gaming action in the biggest casino in the Caribbean, exhilarating nightlife, tantalizing culinary options, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and rooms worth tweeting about, all infused with our legendary rock and roll vibe.
Kidz Bop Experience: Kids ages 6-12 will get the ultimate VIP treatment at The KIDZ BOP Experience, where they can live like a KIDZ BOP Kid! Kids can check in to the Pop Star lounge, where they’ll be guided by their personal tour manager to create the coolest band name, learn brand new dance moves, select a red carpet worthy wardrobe, take their A-List photo, and perform on the big stage!
Music Lab: Introducing the ultimate way to live out your fist-pumping guitar-shredding fantasy with expert instruction and accelerated stage training at the Music Lab of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. As part of your all inclusive stay, there’s no experience needed and all guests ages 12 and over are welcome to play.
More Family Fun: There’s even more family fun awaiting you at the Hard Rock Punta Cana. Grab a putter and challenge your family to a game of mini-golf. The Bowling Bar offers six lanes of bowling, bowling balls, tables, and automatic scoring system. Escapology challenges your family to work as a team, find clues, solve puzzles and open padlocks and doors in order to escape in less than 60 minutes. Both the young and the young at heart will enjoy the excitement and fun of a wide selection of games in our Arcade Center. Catch a wave at the Flowrider surf simulator. (additional fees apply)
Room Recommendation: The Signature Family Suite comes with all the indulging amenities fit for a true star. One master bedroom with a king size bed in addition to an adjacent family room with two double beds and dining room with a full bathroom.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
What else can say “Family Fun” like getting Slimed? In addition to a huge variety of Nickelodeon activities, there is a world of Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experiences to enjoy here at the five star Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana. All-inclusive access to aqua aerobics, dance and more means there is no better time to explore new interests. Go above, beyond and into the deep blue sea during scuba diving trips, fishing trips, an island tour, snorkeling, golf and almost any activity you can think of.
Cuisine crafted to perfection
Globally-sourced premium libations
Superior accommodations featuring indulgent amenities
Service above and beyond the expected
An intimate Nickelodeon experience including the orange carpet, character meet and greets, and Slimings
Aqua Nick: Enjoy winding water slides, splash pads, spray grounds and a lazy river ride. Join the fun with a Nick Live! Poolside where the mess hits the deck in our interactive games shows where guests are pulled right into the action. Inspired by Nickelodeon’s iconic game shows and characters. Experience Nickelodeon’s ultimate honor during our daily Mass Sliming events, where everyone is welcome to join the free-flowing celebration. Or sit for a unique family photo under the Slimulator. Get ready to get messy!
Just Kidding: Part clubhouse, part artist’s studio, Just Kidding is the hub for free play as well as more structured activities for families. You’ll find a mega ball pit, two-story slide and a whole lot of do-it-yourself Nickelodeon fun, from arts and craft classes to science experiments, along with daily, supervised activities for kids 4 to 12 years old. Plus, you never know when your favorite character will stop by!
Character Breakfasts: You can enjoy Character Breakfasts every Saturday & Sunday at Zest. Join SpongeBob, Patrick, Dora, Boots, Paw Patrol & the Fairly Odd Parents in your jammies for the Pajama Jam, or ninja chop with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles during the Turtle Power Breakfast. (surcharge applies)
Room Recommendation: The Flat Swim-Up Suite offers direct access to the pool right from your terrace! The suite also includes a private master bedroom with a king size bed, smart TVs, a marble bathroom with an indoor shower, double sinks and freestanding tub.
Club Med Punta Cana
Club Med Punta Cana offers an all inclusive family vacation with activities centered around 5 different themes:
Time to Splash: enjoy giant water bubbles, slip’n’slide, water volleyball and more!
Time to Play: test your skills with brain games such as giant domino, molky, and giant janga.
Time to Quest: work together to find treasure on a digital treasure hunt as you explore the grounds of our flagship resort.
Time to Recharge: relax with family yoga classes, extra large hammocks and other calm games.
Happy Time: learn new skills together with family archery, pickleball, and Club Med CREACTIVE as you try flying trapeze, trampoline and juggling.
Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil: Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil is a unique circus playground where you can fly above the palm trees with the flying trapeze, learn to climb silks, juggle, and more with the help of expert Cirque du Soleil Circassiens.
Mini Club Med: Mini Club Med offers activities for children age 4-10. From 4 years and up, children can try a range of land sports. They’ll hone their artistic talents in creative workshops, and invite you to join them for fun team games. From 6 years and up, they’re ready to try archery and some water sports. And once they reach 8, a whole new raft of specially designed activities is available to tempt them, both on and off the water.
Club Med Passworld: Club Med Passworld is for guests age 11-17. Teens can broadening their horizons with a range of sports, forge new friendships on the sports pitches, triumph in epic tournaments, lounge by the pool, or try their hand as a DJ or gamer.
Room Recommendation: Your family can enjoy one of the new 2 bedroom family suites in the new Tiara Exclusive Collection space. Here, you’ll experience a mix of both modern and local design touches in these oceanfront rooms complete with your own dedicated pool, kid-friendly bar area, and other amenities.
Dreams Riviera Maya
Set along a natural white-sand beach in the Riviera Maya, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and the crystal-clear Caribbean, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is a luxurious oasis for couples and families. Ideally located close to the excitement of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, this AAA Four Diamond resort is an enchanting wonderland of glistening pools and impressive ocean views with unique octagonal-shaped rooms and suites.
Enjoy free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the US, Canada and Mexico with Unlimited Connectivity. The mobile app also allows you to view the schedules of all events, activities and restaurants at the resort, plus to learn about local destinations, excursions, and much more
Explorer’s Club for Kids: Created especially for youngsters, the Explorer’s Club is fully and professionally supervised and filled with adventures and activities that they will enjoy and treasure for a lifetime, while giving parents time on their own to spend vacation time their way. Time flies by with daily activities based around nature, science and exploration.
Room Recommendation: Family suites can sleep up to seven guests (with a maximum of four adults) in a king size bed and two double beds. Family suites are also available with Preferred Club privileges including access to a private lounge and beach access, special concierge service and other enhanced amenities.
Sunscape Splash Montego Bay
Sunscape Splash Montego Bay is located on a secluded peninsula in Montego Bay, Jamaica with over 1,800 feet of powdery beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
“Unlimited Fun” Inclusions:
24-hour access to food and beverage options including kid-friendly menu options
In-room mini-bar fully stocked with soft drinks, juice, bottled water & beer
Buffet and à la carte restaurants without reservations required
Bars and lounges serving international and domestic brand beverages
Unlimited fruit juices, soft drinks and snacks
Endless daily land and water activities for all ages
Live music and local entertainment
Buffet and à la carte restaurants without reservations required
Explorer’s Club for Kids ages 3 to 12 with supervised activity programs daily
No wristbands required
All taxes and gratuities included
Explorer’s Club for Kids: Kids ages 3-12 will have a blast with all the fun-filled activities at the Explorer’s Club for Kids, open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. This fully supervised club has games, a playground and so much more. Kids can have fun while learning with program based on science, nature and exploration, as well as weekly campout adventure in the tents at the club or on the beach. They’ll experience sand castle competitions, movie nights, a playground and endless activities.
Core Zone Teens Club: Teens ages 13-17 have their own space to hang out and relax at the Core Zone Teens Club, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Teens get to hang out with others their age, play video games, board games, watch movies and more.
Water Fun: Pirate’s Paradise Waterpark (on-site waterpark with pirate ship, two water slides and a lazy river), five swimming pools, motorized water sports*, and scuba diving* *Additional costs may apply.
Royalton Riviera Cancun
You can escape to the shores of the Mexican Riviera to create family vacation memories that will last forever. With age-appropriate activities, a stay at Royalton Rivera Cancun means more fun for everyone in your family. Their team of professionals will ensure your children stay safe, busy and entertained throughout your stay.
Clubhouse Kids Club: Children ages 4 to 12 will be able to socialize with others their own age while interacting with our newest guest, the best-loved on-screen characters, Max & Ruby™. Younger ones are also welcome to enjoy some quiet time indoors watching cartoons and playing games or have an active afternoon discovering the playground – safe and sound.
Max & Ruby: Give the whole family an experience to remember, when your little ones see their favourite bunny siblings, Max & Ruby, right in front of them! Enjoy live appearances, themed activities, and evening entertainment with the loveable and adventurous pair.
Splash Safari: Royalton Riviera Cancun offers families the ultimate vacation experience at Splash Safari. Water spritzes and sprays to tame the tropical heat while your child plays on water slides shaped like friendly hippos, crocodiles and giraffes. Hours of excitement await!
Paradisus Playa del Carmen Le Esmeralda
Paradisus La Esmeralda offers family concierge rooms with exclusive services and private areas designed especially for families. These rooms were specially designed for superior comfort and greater privacy so parents can choose whether they wish to relax or have fun, safe in the knowledge that the kids are enjoying a vacation they will never forget. You’ll even have access to a personal Family Concierge butler to take care of your family at all times.
Exclusive Family Concierge Areas:
Access to the Family Concierge private heated pool for all the family with a swim-up bar and Bali beds
Private beach area with a beach concierge service for everything you might need
Elegant multi-level Family Concierge lounge with air conditioning and sensory harmony for private check-in and check-out, library, Wi-Fi, daily continental breakfast buffet, all-day coffee and drinks, international press and drinks and aperitifs in the afternoon
Luxurious Family Suites with a select range of extra services and facilities specially designed for families
Access to the restaurant Olio exclusively for guests staying at Family Concierge.
Access to the YHI Spa water ritual facilities
Exclusive massage area for Family Concierge guests (*)
Private Family Concierge fitness facilities
Exclusive Family Concierge Services:
Assignment of your own personal Family Concierge butler on arrival to attend to all your needs during your stay
Complimentary cell phone during the stay so you can stay in touch with your Family Concierge
Majestic check-in and check-out coordinated by your butler
Packing and unpacking by your butler if desired
Preferential bookings for the themed restaurants, YHI spa and activities
Life-enriching activities organized for all the family to enjoy together
“Bathtime Fun” whirlpool set-up.
Special turndown service for the kids with milk and cookies.
Personalized mini-bar stocked with drinks and snacks for children
Paradisus welcome beach kit for children
PS2™, XBox 360™ or Wii™ available in the Suite on request
Aromatherapy menu for children
Kids and Teens activity menu
Special amenities for children in the Suites including kid-sized bathrobe and mini-slippers in the closet
Kid’s bathroom amenities such as mini kit with soaps, toothbrush, shower gel, mosquito repellent and towel
Family Concierge Butler Service:
Personal tour of the resort to help you settle in
Room spa: preparation of your whirlpool bathtub with aromatherapy (*)
Ironing of up to two garments per day per room (not including delicate items)
Shoeshine service whenever you need it
Laundry collection and delivery
Preferential reservations in the à la carte restaurants, YHI Spa and sports and entertainment facilities
Personalized minibar in the room with products for adults and kids
Personalized wake-up calls
Service to sterilize bottles on request
(*) With additional charge
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
The Grand Velas Riviera Maya takes you beyond all inclusive where the Caribbean Sea meets the Yucatan jungle. You can savor gourmet cuisine from renowned chefs, bring balance to body and mind with treatments in the holistic spa and unwind in suites with private terraces, plunge pools and uninhibited water views. Find refuge on the white sand beach or lounge by the infinity pool, paired with attentive service from our concierge. Schedule a massage in the comfort of your suite. Join an exciting excursion to explore lush jungles, underwater caves or Mayan ruins. Or, grab a drink at one of the vibrant lounges.
All Inclusive Amenities:
24-hour gourmet suite service
Breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte or buffet at Bistro, Azul and Chaká restaurants
Mini-bar stocked daily
Life Fitness Center and fitness classes
Non-motorized water sports (kayaks and boogie boards)*
Dinner à la carte at 5 signature restaurants: Frida (gourmet Mexican cuisine), Cocina de Autor (creative-evolutionary cuisine), Piaf (traditional French cuisine), Sen Lin (Asian cuisine), and Lucca (Italian-Mediterranean cuisine)
24-hour personal concierge
Taxes and gratuities
Premium domestic and international beverages at Koi Bar, Aqua Bar and throughout resort
Kids’ Club with daily activities program
State-of the-art Teens’ Club
Recreational activities program for kids & adults
Beach & poolside waiter service
* Services available in the resort at an additional charge.
Family Fun through the Ambassador Experience:
Kids’ Club: Guests age 4-12 can enjoy supervised fun designed especially for them
Teen’s Club: Cool activities and experiences for guests age 13-18
Beach Games: Hit the beach for family fun with volleyball and football games
Kayak Tour: Explore miles of coastline by sea on this fun, guided experience
Snorkel Tour: Everyone can explore the colorful reef and fish on this easy tour
Swim with Dolphins: Make new aquatic friends on this once-in-a-lifetime experience
Bike Ride: Pedal your way through paradise
Room Recommendation: Ambassador Family Suites feature Jacuzzi tubs, sitting areas and home-style amenities and are located near the Kids Club & Teen Club. They also surround the main infinity pool and offer private terraces, spectacular sea views, luxe amenities and sitting areas. You can even choose one with a plunge pool for pure indulgence.
Barcelo Maya Beach
The Barcelo Maya Beach hotel is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico in the heart of the Riviera Maya. The hotel has been partially renovated to include a club house featuring reception services, lounge, Beach Buffet restaurant, and more.
All Inclusive Amenities:
Cuisine: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at 16 restaurants (4 buffet restaurants, 4 beachfront grill restaurants, and 8 à la carte restaurants)
Multi-purpose sports court
Miniature 18-hole golf course
Non-motorized water sports
Water Fun: Barcelo Maya Beach has 7 swimming pools that include special shallow areas for children, semi-olympic poolsand swimming pools for adults. It also features the Barcy Water Park for kids where kids can enjoy castles, slides and waterfalls within the swimming pool.
The swimming pool area boasts a stunning sun terrace, a sun lounger and hammock area and a fully equipped games area with a beach shop and lots more. There is more family fun awaiting at the Pirates Island Water Park (additional charges apply), with slides and attractions designed for all ages. Plus, the most adventurous members of the family can enjoy surfing on the Surf Rider wave pool (additional charges apply).
Stay in 1 Hotel and Enjoy 4: When you stay at the Barcelo May Beach, you have access to the restaurants, bars, swimming pool and beach facilities at the Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial and Barceló Maya Tropical hotels.
A Disney cruise is a vacation for the whole family that is unlike any other. In addition to the family fun you will find onboard the ship, these itineraries include visits to beautiful destinations like the Virgin Islands, Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and of course, Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay! With Disney Cruise Line vacations sailing out of Florida year round, you can (almost) always enjoy a warm and tropical cruise vacation.
Even if you are a veteran cruiser, packing can still be tricky or intimidating…so we’ve compiled an all-inclusive list! It’s perfect for warm weather itineraries to the Caribbean or Bahamas, filled with all of your must-haves plus a few items for fun! Here are some of the essentials for your Disney cruise packing list:
Daytime Fun on the Ship
With everything from fun family pools to exclusive spaces for kids and adults alike, Disney cruises are jam-packed with activities for the whole family! Here are the important items you should consider bringing:
Swimsuits and cover ups – Pack at least two options to ensure you can spend as much time at the pool, in the hot tub or riding the AquaDuck as possible!
Shorts, shirts, tank tops and sundresses – You’ll be spending lots of time outside enjoying the sunshine, so pack accordingly for the warmer temps.
Athletic wear and gym shoes – There’s lots of ways to break a sweat on a Disney cruise! Bring clothes to play basketball on Goofy’s Sports Deck or to squeeze in a quick workout at the fitness center. The ocean view from the treadmill can’t be beat!
Evening Entertainment, Dining and Deck Parties
On your Disney cruise, the fun lasts all day! From family and adult-exclusive dining options to Broadway-style entertainment and high-energy deck parties, make sure you come prepared for a different experience each night:
“Cruise casual” dinner attire – Plan to dress “cruise casual” in our main family dining rooms, which means no tank tops or swimwear.
Dressy dining outfits – Bring dressier outfits for semi-formal and formal nights so you can take advantage of the onboard photography services. Those of you who plan to eat at Palo or Remy, be sure to dress to impress while you enjoy your adult-exclusive dinner! Men should pack dress pants and a collared shirt, while women should bring a dress, skirt or pants and a blouse. For more information, click here for dress codes at Palo and Remy.
Pirate attire – There’s no better place to become a pirate than IN the Caribbean! You’ can transform into pillaging pirates and become a part of the crew during “Pirate Night.” Your “pirate style” can include anything from pirate tee shirts and bandanas to eye patches, pirate hooks and even stuffed parrots!
Light sweater – Temperatures can be cooler in the dining room and theater or out on deck with the evening ocean breeze, so don’t forget to pack a light sweater or jacket, just in case.
From exploring Mayan ruins in Mexico and ziplining through the trees in Jamaica during a Port Adventure, to lounging on the warm sand of a sun-drenched beach, there’s an exciting adventure ashore to fit everyone in your party!
When you visit Disney’s award-winning private island, Castaway Cay, everything you need for a perfect day is included, like an all-you-care-to-eat buffet lunch, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, hammocks and more … but you can still pack a few extra items to make the most of your day!
No matter what shore excursions you experience, here are a few helpful packing tips to prepare:
Backpack or collapsible tote bag – This will come in handy for carrying your personal items, as well as toting souvenirs you may buy in port. Considering throwing in some plastic zip-top bags as well in case your belongings get wet during your time ashore.
Lightweight pants, capris or leggings – Shorts and a t-shirt are great for many shore excursions like historical village tours or sightseeing at the ruins…but more active experiences like hiking, climbing or ziplining will be more comfortable with pants.
GoPro or underwater camera – There’s a lot to see and photograph under the water (including some hidden Mickeys at Castaway Cay) so make sure you have a way to capture it all!
Appropriate shoes – Prepare to be on your feet! Bring comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing, sneakers for hiking or biking activities and flip flops or water shoes for a day at the beach.
Just for Fun!
There are lots of small ways to enhance your Disney cruise experience! Consider packing these fun items as you prepare to come aboard:
Door magnets for your stateroom – Unique decorations will always bring a smile to your face as you return to your room, and it helps families distinguish their door as they head down long hallways. You can bring your own fun magnets, or buy them onboard.
Pajamas – Make sure your kids have at least one pair they are comfortable walking around the ship in. They won’t want to miss pajama parties at the kids clubs or on the last night of your sailing!
Autograph book – Never miss an opportunity to grab a special moment with your favorite Disney characters…and commemorate it with autographs! Disney Cruise Line autograph books are also sold onboard the ship.
The Disney Wonder sets sail from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera, visiting an eclectic mix of Mexico’s most popular ports of call: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. If you’re planning a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Disney Wonder, here’s what you and your family can expect …
(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Beaches, beaches and more beaches. You may recognize Cabo San Lucas for its dramatic rock formations, but did you know it also has 20 different major beaches with white sand and turquoise waters? Puerto Vallarta also offers a number of spectacular beaches (40 to be exact), while Mazatlán boasts 10 miles of palm-lined, silky sands.
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Water sports galore. The Mexican Riviera is known for all types of water activities, from sailing and parasailing, to boating and jet skiing, to scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. The outdoor sports mecca of Cabo is famous for fishing, earning a reputation as the billfish capital of the world. If water sports are your thing, your playground awaits.
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Open-air adventures. Those who prefer adventure on land can enjoy the sunshine with golf, horseback riding, nature hikes, bike rides and more. For a, adrenaline rush, embark on a 4-wheeling excursion through the jungle, take in extraordinary views from a zipline or explore a secluded beach high atop a camel.
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Local culture. Mazatlán’s daily downtown market, Centro Mercado, is brimming with handmade clothing and goods, and the artesian markets in Cabo offer an array of local handicrafts and souvenirs, such as silver, ceramics and wood carvings. In Puerto Vallarta, soak up the culture with Mariachi bands, woven Huichol Indian art and traditionally dressed cowboys when the locals celebrate a special occasion.
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A playground at sea. When the deep blue waters of the Pacific are the day’s “destination,” the Disney Wonder offers fun and relaxation for the entire family. Pools for families, children and adults, plus fanciful kids clubs (with Marvel Super Hero Academy!), a sports deck, a luxurious spa retreat, and much more, will keep you happy from morning to night.
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World-class entertainment and dining. Each night onboard the Disney Wonder, you’ll be treated to Broadway-caliber musicals – including “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” – lively deck parties and plenty of other activities the entire family can enjoy. Our signature dining includes family-friendly restaurants, like the spirited Tiana’s Place, and the adult-exclusive Palo, serving up delicious cuisine and a one-of-a-kind dining experience at every meal.
We are having a Black Friday sale to help you save even more on your next Disney World vacation! When you book a Disney World vacation package or transfer your Disney World vacation package to us, you will receive a Disney gift card, valued up to $100! With an extra $100, you could treat yourself to a Disney Dooney and Bourke, a spa treatment, special surprises for your kids, and more!
If your packages total is between $2500-$4000, you will receive a FREE $50 Gift Card
If your package total is between $4001-$5500, you will receive a FREE $75 Gift Card
If your package total is $5501 or more, you will receive a FREE $100 Gift Card
I would be happy to prepare a quote for you and I guarantee I can match or beat all Disney prices! All you need to do is send me your dates, number of people including ages of any children, and which resort you are interested in. I am also be happy to discuss resort options with you to help you decide which would be best for your family! You can contact me at email@example.com or request your free quote on the right side of the page!
This offer is available through Monday, November 28, 2016 (Cyber Monday)! Your package must include a minimum of three days of theme park tickets and total package price is considered before airfare.
We are also running a Cyber Monday sale if you are planning to visit any other vacation destination! If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, take a cruise, or visit an all-inclusive resort, you will receive a $50 resort or on-board credit, plus a $50 travel voucher! To qualify for this offer, your package must be at least $2,500 before airfare. Hurry, this offer must be booked by December 2, 2016!
Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an authorized Disney vacation planner. She is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and would love to help you plan your next magical vacation at no cost to you! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free, no obligation quote!