For Mother’s Day, Why Not Set Sail?

From three-night to two-week getaways, Maycation deals can make a gift more memorable.
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Mother’s Day is coming, and we all want to give a gift that shows how much we appreciate Mom (or any other caring person in our lives). This year, you can send her—and the whole family—on a Royal Caribbean cruise, giving everyone an experience that they’ll remember for a lifetime.

This could be the perfect break for her, since practically everything is taken care of on board. Plus, we’ve got you covered no matter where she’d like to go. With our current “Maycation” special of 30 percent off each guest for nearly every cruise we offer, the timing couldn’t be better to book. Here are our suggestions for where to start.

Quick Cruise Getaways

Even if she’ll only be able to sail a few days, a small escape can make all the difference. A quick three-night cruise can take your family to the Bahamas, where everyone can relax and enjoy a sunset harbor cruise. Or, spend a day at the beach enjoying a view of the ocean and a deluxe lunch from a private cabana. You’ll even get two sets of snorkeling equipment to use on your underwater adventures.

If you can take off for four nights, sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico, on Independence of the Seas. Here, you can enjoy seaside serenity in the white sands at Playa Mia, or take to the water in catamarans, speedboats or clear-bottomed kayaks. There’s also plenty to enjoy on board, like glass-enclosed whirlpools that cantilever over the ocean, the adults-only pool in the Solarium, or the Cupcake Cupboard bakery.

Weeklong Caribbean Trips

If you want to indulge for a little longer, Oasis-class ships—the largest cruise ships in the world—offer weeklong Caribbean vacations, and enough onboard adventures for the whole family to enjoy while at sea.

Take Harmony of the Seas, for instance. Dining on board includes whimsical, innovative fare at places like Wonderland, fresh, authentic pasta at Jamie’s Italian, and even the first live hibachi experience at sea at Izumi. After a stroll through Central Park, adorned with more than 12,000 real plants and trees, mom can head to the Vitality Spa for a massage, wrap, facial or even acupuncture.

Along with the other Oasis-class ships, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, you can chart your course for almost anywhere in the Caribbean, from St. Kitts to Honduras, or the Virgin Islands to Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private island in Haiti. Each stop provides easy access to shore excursions ranging from safari 4x4s to zip lining, snorkeling and scuba diving, rum tastings and plenty of beach time.

Cultural Cruises

Whether it’s seeing Cuba for the first time or exploring the pristine wilderness of Alaska, there’s likely somewhere your mom has always dreamed of going, and Royal Caribbean can take her to some unexpected, magical destinations.

Consider Morocco, where the port of Ageadir opens up a whole world of new cultural experiences, like touring the ancient markets, taking an interactive class on local cuisine like couscous and tajine, and exploring the folklore of Marrakesh.

One of the coolest new cruises out there gives her the chance to explore the Scandinavian Fjords. Leaving for a weeklong adventure from Stockholm or Copenhagen on Serenade of the Seas, you can travel through these tall, narrow rock structures on your way to ports like St. Petersburg and Helsinki, where you can visit unique land formations by touring the expansive Finnish archipelago by speedboat.

The recently accessible island of Cuba, one of our top travel picks this year, is an excellent and nearby option for cultural exploration, offering the chance to visit historic forts and legendary nightlife at the Tropicana Club.

No matter what type of trip would be perfect for your mom, Royal Caribbean has a cruise vacation for her and the whole family. Now with our “Maycation” deal, which gives every guest 30 percent off, it’s the prime time to gift an unforgettable experience.

Find and book Royal Caribbean’s top cruises here.

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