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The Family Vacationer


  • S1E12
  • 44:04
  • February 4th 2020

Episode 12 is a look at the Cruise Industry.  What makes this $150 Billion dollar industry so attractive that 82% of the people that have taken a cruise are planning a cruise as their next vacation.  Currently, there are 55 cruise lines in operation spanning, ocean, river and specialty cruising with 278 ships projected to be in operation in 2020.  32 million people are projected to cruise this year, up 2 million from last year. 

In this episode we take a look at the questions you should ask when trying to decide on which cruise line and ship to take as well some best in class answers to those questions.  We also take a look at 5 new ships entering the market in 2020.

What's covered on a cruise and what's not?  Give a listen and find out.  Do you have a favorite private island that's operated by the Cruise lines?  We look at 5 of those destinations.  All on Episode 12 of the Family Vacationer!  Please rate us!  Go to and follow the simple instructions.  We appreciate you listening!!!

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The Family Vacationer

A podcast dedicated to families that travel. So many of our memories come from time spent with our family. We want to help you make the most of your family vacations. We do that by covering travel destinations, travel apps, and gadgets, and talk to travel experts for ways to make family travel less stressful. Who doesn't want that?