One of the best ways to save money on a family trip is to book a vacation package special that includes all transportation, lodging (and in some cases food and drinks.) By bundling the deals, airlines, cruise ships and hotels work together to bring prices down and help create many cheap family vacation package options. And while this means you pay upfront, it also helps to establish the costs for the trip and keep you within your personal budget range.
With travelers choosing to stay close to home this summer, there are plenty of discounted cruise vacations advertised online. As you do research, check to see what amenities the cruise company offers. If you have children, you might want to check on their fun and games for kids or if they offer babysitting services so you and your partner can enjoy a romantic evening together. Or if you are athletic, check to see if the cruise has extra features such as skating, surfing or rock climbing.