It seems that the pre-holiday season is just possibly the best time of the year for travel deals. Thanksgiving week and the first few weeks of December offer phenomenal travel prices. Since my husband and I had no firm plans for Thanksgiving we took advantage of one of these deals, it was an 11 night cruise. And now the weeks after Thanksgiving have even better prices; prices that are almost too good to be true. But many people are not thinking of traveling they are thinking of Christmas shopping. However since the prices are so good many people were doing back-to-back cruises after Thanksgiving.
While we were on board we found many people that were cruising for quite the same reason. It seems that families no longer get together for massive Thanksgiving celebrations like they did when I was younger. As a child I remember my grandmother seating 20+ for Thanksgiving dinner now it seems many families go off in different directions and families are not together as a whole
Some older couples said that their grown children were off at in-laws. Still others were young families who did not feel as if they should travel to grandma and grandpa's house. With the exceptional prices we discovered many people were doing back-to-back cruises after Thanksgiving.
Despite being on board the ship I remembered what I was thankful for ... I have family and friends that are healthy, happy and secure enough to follow their own dreams. I am thankful that healthy enough to be able to travel with the one I love. Additionally I am thankful for so much more that I can’t possibly list on one page or in one day!
With prices so drastically cut I can only dream that someday I could do a Thanksgiving pre-Christmas cruise with my entire family. The cruise that I did many years ago as a family cruise is one of my fondest memories of which I am very thankful.