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, why not send her—and the whole family—on a Royal Caribbean cruise, giving everyone an experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.
Consider this a much-deserved 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 or how long you can get away, from quick beach escapes to lengthier cultural excursions. Read on to find the ideal Mother’s Day getaway:
Quick Cruise Getaways
Even a small escape can be just what mom needs to recharge. 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 our private beach at CocoCay enjoying a view of the beautiful ocean and a deluxe lunch from a private cabana.
If you can take off for four nights, sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico, on Independence of the Seas. Here, mom can enjoy seaside serenity in the white sands at Playa Mia, or take to the water in catamarans, speedboats, clear-bottomed kayaks and more. There’s also plenty to enjoy onboard, like glass-enclosed whirlpools that cantilever over the ocean, an adults-only pool in the Solarium, or a pampering spa treatment.
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 Italian; and even hibachi 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 where mom can relax in a private beach cabana. 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, Far Out Adventures
Whether it’s seeing Cuba for the first time or heading to Europe to tour the United Kingdom, there’s likely somewhere your mom has always dreamed of going, and Royal Caribbean can take her to some unexpected, magical destinations.
Consider Malta, one of the best places to cruise to in 2018, where a whole new world of cultural experiences await in the capital of Valletta, this year’s European Capital of Culture. Thousands of artists will flock to this island nation for some 400 celebrations, and there are plenty of ways to explore the unique mix of African and European cultural influences through ancient temples and historic fortresses.
If your mom is a nature lover, there’s no better place to travel than the Last Frontier, since our Alaska cruises will get you up close to towering mountains and incredible wildlife like eagles and bears. She’ll even have the chance to join fishermen catching king crabs! The 49th state also boasts its own special cultural excursions, like getting to see the intricate, indigenous carvings—best known as totem poles—of the Tlingit tribes.
No matter what type of adventure your mom enjoys, Royal Caribbean has a cruise vacation for her and the whole family, so go ahead and give her a gift she’ll remember forever.
Find and book the best cruise for your mom here.