All Aboard! Multigenerational Cruising

All Aboard! Multigenerational Cruising

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I can remember New Year’s Eve, 1977 like it was yesterday. My family and I were aboard the Stella Solaris on a two-week Caribbean cruise and I was having the time of my life. Fast forward 36 years, and I found myself back on a ship celebrating the holidays with my parents. Only this time, I have my own children in tow — who just so happen to be around the same age I was the last time I was on a cruise with my mom and dad.

Industry trends suggest that this travel scenario is becoming more and more common. Multi-generational travel, broadly defined as three generations traveling together, is on the rise. In fact, one industry study reported that more than a third (37%) of all grandparents who travel, have done so with grandkids. “That’s not surprising when you consider that grandparents are healthier and more active than ever before,” says Kyle McCarthy of Family Travel Forum. “They’re eager to experience the world with their children and grandchildren.”

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