Family Travel

Group Travel


Whether you are an avid cruiser, or out for your first sailing, a cruise vacation can offer great value in one package.
Cruising offers great value for your vacation dollar because the fares include nearly everything you’ll need for a fantastic trip: food, accommodations, daytime and evening entertainment and transportation between travel destinations. Think about how much you spend on a hotel, dining and entertainment. Cruising can give you the best value for your money.

Cruises offer Family Friendly Options

From tots to teens, grandparents to grandkids, family cruises are fun for all ages. If you’re struggling to find a vacation that your 5-, 10- and 15-year-olds will all love — and that has adult activities, too — ships now have extensive kids’ facilities, split by age. Teens have their own cool hangouts, far away from the play areas for the little ones (and certainly a nice distance from parent-friendly pools and bars). How can you not love a trip that features video games and swimming pools, while offering time for families to be together at dinner or onshore excursions? And parents can even sneak in a romantic dinner alone, by taking advantage of late-night hours in the kids’ club.

Un-pack one time and see multiple destinations.

On a cruise, you unpack once and your floating hotel takes you from city to city or from island to island and there’s no need to mess with train or ferry schedules, or lug your suitcase along cobblestone streets. Every morning, you’ll wake up in a new place. Can’t decide between St. Lucia and Barbados, or Italy or Spain? Why choose? Pick an itinerary that visits all the cities on your wish list.

Still need more reasons to Cruise?

Cruises come in all shapes and sizes. From mega-ships to river cruises, the ideal vacation is all up to you. Cruise ships offer a variety of onboard activates as well as excursions in each port destination. In fact, many are like floating cities. You have all the amenities of a great vacation without all of the hassle.

Family Travel

The best family vacations become the stuff of legend, inspiring the stories you and your relatives repeat and reminisce over for years.
When planning your family vacation, remember that one template will not fit all. A vacation that worked one year for one family may not work again the next: as families grow, so do their interests and abilities. Whether you are looking to travel with young infants or toddlers, high-energy elementary schoolers, angst-ridden teens, or an extended family group, the perfect family vacation is out there, just waiting for you to find it.

Travel today has more options than ever before. Kid friendly resorts, cruises and educational travel top the charts with activities and programs for every age group. From the beaches, mountains and everything in -between, resorts have a wide range of activities such as swimming, surfing and skiing.

Group Travel

As with any journey, who you travel with is more important than the destination.

Traveling in a group can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially with people who have similar interests. Many times it is more economical to travel with a group as well, as group rates may be available. Travel Designs LLC specializes in group cruises, tours and vacations.

If you think you might be interested in participating in a group trip with Travel Designs, please contact us and find out what group trips we have planned or are considering.

We have formed and escorted a number of groups to destinations such as Italy, Ireland, Oberammergau, and the Caribbean. We also specialize in helping to plan, reserve and facilitate group cruises and tours formed by others, such as the following groups:

  • Family & class reunions
  • Destination weddings
  • Senior citizen groups
  • Business retreats & incentive meetings
  • Charity fundraisers
  • Church groups & religious organizations
  • Affinity groups
  • Social clubs
  • Civic organizations
  • College & educational groups
  • Girlfriend getaways
  • Golf groups

We would be happy to provide marketing materials and/or make a presentation for your group or organization to provide information on a group cruise, tour or vacation of your interest, and explain our services.

Contact us if you would like to be part of one of our groups or would like to form your own group.

Be a Group Leader

If you would like to form a group, whether it be one of the types of organizations listed above, or just a group of your friends or family members, you should consider being a group leader. Group leaders can often earn free or discounted travel, or you can share the benefits with the rest of the group. For example, on a typical ocean cruise, a group leader can earn a free berth (cruise fare for one person, excluding taxes, port charges and other fees) by obtaining 8 staterooms (16 passengers). The number of passengers that constitutes a group varies between travel suppliers.

The group leader simply needs to find the people. We can do all the other work: planning, booking, arranging transfers, collecting payments, tracking, distributing documents, coordinating special events and taking care of all of the little details. In other words, we can help you with the time-consuming, stressful details of arranging travel – you can focus on enjoying the trip and socializing with the other members of the group.

Contact us if you would like to be a group leader for your group or organization.