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  • Nicole Lawrence

It's Time for a Family Reunion! 

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

A family reunion is just a get together where you and your extended family can celebrate your family's history, achievements, new additions, and remember loved ones. It's great because children can meet and interact with their elder relatives, especially those who don't live close by. Middle-aged family members can share their accomplishments and teenagers can share their plans for the future. Not only are you sharing family history, but you are establishing family traditions. This exchange makes family connections and fosters inter-generational relationships.

Traveling together creates stronger bonds. For example, a multi-generational cruise is an excellent option for a family reunion. Many times, there are two, three, or more generations within a family. Cruise ships offer both staterooms designed to accommodate larger families and connecting rooms with an inner door to create spacious family suites.

Cruises are suitable for the pickiest of eaters with many available food options. There is the Lido Deck buffet, specialty dining restaurants, and the Main Dining room. The Main Dining Room is usually the best for families because everyone has dinner at a set time and sits together. It's kind of like Sunday Dinners but a lot more fun. Everyone gets the service of a fine dining establishment with a 3-course meal, and no-one has to cook or clean.

Additionally, family members can engage in age-appropriate activities during the day and come together for dinner to share the details of their day. The ship's entertainment schedule is filled with activities such as lectures and seminars, dance classes, bingo, spa treatment, and children's program, to name a few. There is literally something for everyone where you can busy from the moment you arrive, you can rest and relax, or you can do something in between.

Moreover, your family can have private family time for family traditions. Families that travel together engage in family bonding activities and share experiences over several days and create long-lasting family memories. The increased family interaction helps individuals to make family connections and build family unity.

An All-Inclusive Resort would be another excellent option for you and your family! It is easy to stay on a budget with your lodging, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment, non-motorized water activities, and gratuities all included. There are many resorts with family-friendly activities, adult fun, and children's clubs and activities that make it easy to plan days of fun for all ages. The family can plan events within the resort and or explore the destination together. The experience of another culture, the time away from the norms of life, and togetherness strengthens the family bond and creates long-lasting memories.

“The only thing sweeter than union is reunion.”

-Kathleen McGowan

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