Early booking and special deals can save family travelers hundreds or thousands of dollars on cruises, and they can even score free airfare. Couples can take advantage of two-for-one fares when they travel on small-ship river cruises in Europe or save 20 percent on Alaska or Caribbean cruises.
For European river cruises, Scenic leads the list with a double deal: Early booking for a 2024 river cruise rewards you with two-for-one fares and free premium economy or economy airfare.
Scenic’s river cruise collection for 2024 includes new Danube sailings, two Scenic Enrich experiences, and more than 50 new Scenic Freechoice excursions for deeper cultural immersion. Travelers can choose destinations and activities matching their own interests as they cruise along the historic Rhone, Danube, Rhine or Seine rivers.
If you book before Sept. 30 for a holiday sailing on one of Emerald Cruises’ 100-guest luxury yachts in the Caribbean, you are eligible for two-for-one fares, plus an additional $500 Emerald Exclusive savings per suite. Guests who book by Sept. 30 and pay in full within 30 days of booking qualify for free air or up to an additional $4,000 in savings per suite.
Book before Sept. 30 to get a 20 percent discount on cruises on European rivers and on the Mekong Delta with AmaWaterways. You can combine the discount with Ama’s AirPlus promotion, which offers a fixed round-trip airfare of $899 for selected cruises to Europe.
The combination of a 10 percent discount for booking before Oct. 31, and a 10 percent further discount for paying in full before Oct. 31 means a savings that could range $720–2,980 per cabin on UnCruise Adventures. Cruises include Alaska or the Canadian Coastal & Olympic Peninsula Adventures.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
The western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
Make this Easter the best yet and take your family to Camelback Resort. With the holiday quickly approaching, Camelback gears up for a weekend filled with family fun and Easter festivities — perfect for family travelers.
Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.