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Airfare too high? Many seniors are turning to cruises as a fun, affordable travel option!

-Dr. Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMC

Who says you are ever too old to travel and see the world?  In fact, senior citizens are looking for new and creative ways to travel to get the biggest bang for their buck.  With the limited amount of deals to be found on air travel, more senior citizens are turning to cruise lines, such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, and Carnival.  They found that with going on an all expenses included vacation they are saving money.

Though the economy is slow right now, the cruising industry has remained very competitive, making plentiful deals for their passengers.  The majority of cruise lines have an all-inclusive rate that offers lodging, meals and basis entertainment that represents a significant amount of savings compared to a trip that charges for each different aspect of the vacation separately.

In addition to saving money on an all inclusive vacation there are often discounts given to senior citizens 55 and older.  Another aspect of cruises that are ideal for seniors is the convenience of having everything pre-arranged; from one- stop shopping on board to the cruise line operators arrange everything in advance, even off- shore excursions.  It is a worry free vacation, rather than the typical do- it- yourself vacation.

Many senior citizens also prefer cruises because it allows them to see more places that your average air or car travels.  For example a cruise to Hawaii, may allow seniors to visit all five islands, which could prove to be logistically difficult otherwise.  By having lodging and dining located at the same convenient location every evening, cruises give seniors the excitement of going to multiple destinations but also the comforts of home.  Some of the best deals seniorjorunal.com found was Carnival Cruise Line’s Celebration of Summer promotion.  Carnival Cruise Line, for the entire month of July is offering a different promotion each day to different destinations around the world.

Royal Caribbean International is also offering some exciting summer deals to one or more of their 38 ports all over the world.  As well, Princess Cruise Line is offering amazing packages to Alaska.   If you want a luxury cruise Celebrity Cruise Line’s have some amazing itineraries in Europe.

So when planning your next summer vacation, save some money and a lot of hassle and book a cruise to your dream destination!

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