It’s always a good idea to stay at a hotel the night before your cruise departs. In fact, many hotels offer specific packages for families who seek shuttle services, long-term parking and more. Don’t miss the boat; consider one of these hotels before you set sail.
1. Hotel Galvez & Spa – Galveston, Texas
If you’re departing from Galveston, Texas, look to Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel for a near-beachfront location, outdoor swimming pool, and Park and Cruise Package, which includes free valet parking, valid for the duration of your trip, along with transportation to and from the Port of Galveston. The package is available year-round; use code PKGPKG for online reservations.
2. Sailport Waterfront Suites – Tampa
Sailport Waterfront Suites, which overlooks Tampa Bay, offers a Snooze and Cruise Package with round-trip transportation to the Port of Tampa, along with shuttle services to and from Tampa International Airport. Waterfront Suites, equipped with kitchenettes, add to the appeal for traveling families. The package is offered year-round.
3. New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center – New Orleans
At New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, you’ll find a Bon Voyage Cruise Package with discounted parking ($15 per day), plus access to free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool. You won’t need to worry about a shuttle — Port of New Orleans is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Use code QZR if you choose to make your reservation online; offer valid through Sept. 26, 2015.
4. Hampton Inn Seattle/Southcenter
Enjoy a relaxing evening before setting sail on your cruise with the Hampton Inn Seattle/Southcenter‘s Cruise Stay special. The offer includes accommodations, a one-way transfer from the airport to the hotel, a one-way transfer from the hotel to Pier 66 and Pier 91, and free shuttle service to local attractions and restaurants. Book by Sept. 29, 2015 for stays May 1 through Sept. 30, 2015. Use promo code POK when booking.
5. Country Inn & Suites Cape Canaveral – Melbourne, Fla.
Families will be able to relax at the Country Inn & Suites Cape Canaveral because they’ll be within minutes of Port Canaveral prior to their cruise. With the Melbourne hotel’s Cruise Parking Package, families receive a complimentary breakfast, free parking for one vehicle during the cruise and free shuttle service to and from Port Canaveral. The hotel also has kid-friendly features like an outdoor pool with a kids’ area and free Wi-Fi. Package valid year-round.
6. The Dana on Mission Bay – San Diego
With a waterfront setting and a Snooze and Cruise Package, The Dana On Mission Bay is an easy choice for accommodations before your cruise out of San Diego. The package includes shuttle services (subject to availability; reserve in advance) and parking (for up to 10 days). Package valid year-round.
7. Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West – Miami
Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West puts you close to Miami International Airport and Port of Miami. Plus, it offers a Park and Cruise Package, with parking, shuttle services and breakfast. Other family-friendly perks include an outdoor pool and an onsite restaurant with children’s menus. Package valid year-round.
8. The Tremont House – Galveston, Texas
Families cruising out of Galveston, Texas, can enjoy more of what the city has to offer before they set sail with the Park and Sail Package at The Tremont House. Package includes overnight accommodations, parking for one vehicle for up to seven days and free shuttle service to and from the Port of Galveston cruise terminal. Offer valid year-round.
9. Hotel Maya – Los Angeles
Let Hotel Maya take care of everything before you next family cruise. The Los Angeles hotel’s Park, Stay & Go Package offers families overnight accommodations, parking for one vehicle for up to seven days and shuttle service to and from the cruise port. Offer valid through March 19, 2016.