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Group cruises come in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps you are vacationing with a large family group and need help planning a trip and looking for cruise deals. Or maybe you want to join a group of likeminded people on a theme cruise with your favorite band, reality TV star, fitness guru or political figures. We share our best advice on both types of group cruises.

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Learn how to choose a cruise, get group deals and keep everyone happy when cruising with a large group.
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My group of 53 sailed on the Brilliance of the Seas on January 3, 2015. I've been reading some of the reviews and I can't believe we were on the same ship! For an older ship the Brilliance was spotless, no rust and the cabins and public rooms were ... Read more
01/15
Just returned from our MLK weekend cruise to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay on the Disney Dream. I've been on several cruise lines, but this has been my first (but not last) Disney cruise. I'm a travel agent, so I had a fairly large group (50 ... Read more
12/14
Just to warn you, this is going to be a long review, so settle in. We were three sisters, traveling together, all in our 50s and 60s....well, two in our fifties and one in her sixties, but I'm not telling which one! Two of us have cruised with ... Read more
Mall of the Seas downhomejudy
12/14
My husband and I join a large group (typically more than 10% of the passengers on board) every two years for a post-election cruise. For the past 12 years we sailed on Holland America but to our surprise the group this year booked on Royal ... Read more
12/14
We just returned from the first revenue cruise for this new ship. We sailed as part of a large group, which means our dinners and many of our on-board activities were planned for us. If this hadn't been the case, I think our experience would have ... Read more
Good Time bonmarche
12/14
We went on this cruise because our community hosted it. The food was good and our waiter was fabulous. The ship is tired and worn. I heard it's going in for a renovation in April, so that will make it better. The captain is a hoot. He makes jokes ... Read more
12/14
About us This was our first X cruise. We've sailed RCL, DCL, HAL, and Princess. Let me just say that the verdict is and we are converted to loyal X cruisers. DH and I are in our mid-40s. We have an 8 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. Getting ... Read more
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