Beaches/Sandals, Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, Disney World, Planning, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Universal Studios

Spring Break 2020 Planning: Part 2

If you follow my blog, then you know I posted earlier about March Spring Break and some great options.  A very popular time is April, so as promised — here is Spring Break planning: Part 2! The goal is simple: give you some great options and go ahead and get Spring Break planned and checked off your list.  You have more options and better pricing, when you plan it early and while it may seem far away right now, once the holidays get closer time begins to fly.

Since part of my local area has Spring Break next year on April 4-12, 2020, let’s start with ideas for those dates with this post. (If you’re looking for March ideas, see this post)

1. Beaches Resorts — All-inclusive

 

Beaches Resorts are the family side of Sandals Resorts and have 3 locations: Negril, Jamaica | Ocho Rios, Jamaica | Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.  All of these locations are all-inclusive and all of them have something you and your kids will love.   Be sure to click on the location links for a detailed digital brochure.  All-inclusive is amazing for families and it is so great to have everything paid upfront and just enjoy your time there.  What kid doesn’t love unlimited ice cream and toppings?!?  For the best availability and room choices, please contact me with any questions and to start your booking.

2. Perfect Day at CocoCay

If you haven’t already heard, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line recently did a $200 million renovation to their private island and it is the envy of all the other cruise lines.

There are several options for Spring Break sailings making 1 or 2 stops at this private island in the Bahamas. Options include:

  • 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami leaving April 3 (Friday) on Navigator of the Seas
  • 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral leaving April 3 (Friday) on Mariner of the Seas
  • 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral (with 2 stops at CoCoCay) leaving on April 6 (Monday) on Mariner of the Seas
  • 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami (with 2 stops at CoCoCay) leaving on April 6 (Monday) on Navigator of the Seas
  • 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral leaving April 5 (Sunday) on Harmony of the Seas
  • 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Miami leaving April 4 (Saturday) on Symphony of the Seas
  • 8-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami leaving April 4 (Saturday) on Empress of the Seas

With several options, I can help you navigate the best ship and itinerary for you and your family.  These ships are already filling up for Spring Break and as they fill up the price increases, so it is always better to book cruises early.

3. Orlando Area Attractions: Disney WorldUniversal Studios and more…

Whether it is adding a few days before or after your cruise or planning an entire week or maybe a short getaway, there is so much in Orlando for a family of all ages.   A lot of clients like to do a split stay at Disney World and Universal Studios.

 

Split stays allow you to take advantage of many resort benefits from each location and have less travel time.  If you haven’t visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando or Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you should definitely add these two locations to your bucket list.  However, while Disney World and Universal seem to be the main attractions in Orlando, there is still so many additional options including:

  • SeaWorld: rides, attractions, up-close experiences and shows
  • Discovery Cove: Swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling, up close animal encounters
  • Water parks: Aquatica, Volcano Bay, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach
  • Kennedy Space Center (near Port Canaveral about 1 hour from Orlando)
  • Crayola Experience
  • Legoland Florida
  • And so much more…

Whichever park or attraction interests you, I can help you every step of the way and take the research and stress out of the equation.  And guess what… It doesn’t cost you any more for me to do it for you than for you to do it all yourself.  Just shoot me an email and we can get started.

4. California Adventure: San Diego and Disneyland

This is a wonderful week long vacation option. You can either start in Anaheim or start in San Diego, either way you can’t go wrong.  San Diego is full of activities from kayaking and hiking to the world famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.

The beaches of La Jolla are picturesque and home to seals and sea lions.  Half way between San Diego and Anaheim, you will find Legoland California right off the interstate exit and recently celebrating its 20th anniversary.  It is a great stop in the drive and a must see for every Lego fan in your family.  Finishing the trip in Anaheim, you will find the original Disneyland, which is full of history and fun.  Unlike Disney World, you can easily do Disneyland and California Adventure Park in 3 days.  Your kids of all ages will love these two parks from Small World and Carsland to Incredicoaster and Guardians of the Galaxy.  This is a great option full of history, learning and entertainment.

5. Adventures by Disney: Costa Rica

 

If you are wanting to travel the world, but not wanting to deal with the stress of leading your family on the adventure, then Adventures by Disney is perfect for you.  Sit back, relax and take in all the sites while your adventure guides handle all the details and make sure you are where you need to be, when you need to be there.  It is a completely stress-free way to see the world.  I absolutely loved my Italian adventure and can not say enough great things about it. Check out this Costa Rica itinerary!! It would be an unforgettable trip!  The trip includes: Hotel accommodations, 16 meals, excursions like zip lining, chocolate rainforest experience, rainforest gondola ride, white water rafting, visit to Hot Springs and so much more!! Basically you just have to show up and have the absolute time of your life! (Minimum age is 4, recommended age is 8+) — Travel dates: Apr 4, 2020 – Apr 10, 2020 (SOLD OUT, but accepting waitlist now), Apr 8, 2020 – Apr 14, 2020

If you would prefer to stay closer to home, Adventures by Disney also does North America locations.  Options for spring break are: Philadelphia & Washington on Apr 5, 2020 – Apr 11, 2020 or Arizona & Utah with the Grand Canyon on Apr 6, 2020 – Apr 13, 2020.

6. Disney Cruise Line Cruise

 

It is no secret my family loves Disney Cruise Line.  The entertainment and shows, the meals, the kids club, the spa with rainforest room and their private island of Castaway Cay make it an easy vacation our entire family loves.  I can not say enough good things about Disney Cruise Line and all that is included.  The characters walking around the atrium and meeting with kids, Pirate’s Night and fireworks at sea are one of a kind.  There are several sailings during Spring Break and all of them have great itineraries.  As with Royal Caribbean, the sooner you book these, the better the rate and the more options for stateroom location.  Spring Break options:

  • 2-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego leaving April 10 (Friday) on the Disney Wonder — This would be a great add-on to the California Adventure option listed earlier
  • 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral leaving April 3 (Friday) on the Disney Dream
  • 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral leaving April 6 (Monday) on the Disney Dream
  • 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami leaving April 6 (Monday) on the Disney Magic
  • 5-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego leaving April 5 (Sunday) on the Disney Wonder 
  • 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral leaving April 4 (Saturday) on the Disney Fantasy

These are some great suggestions to help you decide the best spring break plan for you and your family.  I can help you with the planning of any of these and many more.  Let’s get this checked off your to do list today.  Then, all you have to do is start the countdown with your kids.  Super easy!  Please feel free to contact me with the form below, email me or Facebook message via my Facebook page.  Thank you in advance for supporting my small business and I look forward to working with you.

~Lauren

 

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