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What Is A Group Cruise And Who Is It For?

What is the Minimum Group Size?

A group cruise is when a group of people book multiple cabins on the same cruise.  The minimum number of cabins required to make a group varies by cruise line.  To count towards a group, a cabin must have at least 2 people in it.  Here are a few cruise lines minimum group policies:

  • 3 staterooms or more on Crystal Cruises
  • 5 or more staterooms on Viking River Cruises and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
  • 6 or more staterooms on Regent Seven Seas and Cunard
  • 8 or more staterooms (5 nights or longer) on Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival.

Read more about earning a free cruise fare for your group here.    Cruise lines change their group policies often.  So it is best to contact one of our experts to assure all of their requirements are met for the cruise you are interested in.  

What Kinds Of Groups Book Group Cruises

All kinds of groups take cruises.   The most common group cruisers are family reunions and friendship reunions.  Family reunion cruises are especially popular since it does not require anyone to host the large get together and comfortable accommodations, gourmet food and professional nightly entertainment are all included.  See here for more information on family reunion cruises.  

​Really, any group of people could do a group cruise.  Here are some ideas of groups that could go on a group cruise:

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  • Family Reunions
  • Wedding Groups
  • Anniversary Cruises
  • Birthday Celebration Cruises
  • Retirement Celebration Cruises
  • School / Fraternity / Sorority reunions
  • Hobby Clubs and Organizations
  • Wine Clubs
  • Health & Fitness Clubs
  • Sports Groups
  • Neighborhood Groups
  • Church Groups
  • Businesses
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There really is no limit to the types of groups that can go on a group cruise.   With everyone benefiting from the great group cruise discounts and group amenities, everyone is happy.   See our Benefits of a Group Cruise for the many reasons why so many are choosing cruising for their group trips.  

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