Family Deals: From Italy to the Caribbean

Read about our latest weekly deals for family getaways from Disney, Royal Caribbean and Nickelodeon, Beaches Resorts and Great Wolf Lodge.

Disney Family Tour of Italy Package

In honor of this week’s feature destination, book your own Roman holiday getaway. Adventures by Disney has designed an Italian vacation that caters to families of all flavors. Families of four can experience a week-and-a-half stay in wine country between April and October, 2008; prices start at $2,639 per adult and $2,379 per child aged 12 and under.

The package includes motor-coach travel between sites, a private tour of famous Roman sites; two meals daily; a trip to the Sistine Chapel; a special kids’ dinner; personal pasta-making lessons in Tuscany; a gondola ride through Venice; and more memorable experiences.

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Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean Cruise Deal

Need some time away from the trials and tribulations of mere mortals? Join Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean International for a high-seas adventure with the family on a ‘toon-themed cruise filled with superheroes and villains—from Dora the Explorer to SpongeBob SquarePants. Tickets start at $3,999 for a four-person family.

The Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean takes place aboard a 4,000-passenger Freedom of the Seas ship, which departs from Miami Aug. 10 and travels to ports of call in Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. On-board activities include climbing walls, an ice-skating rink, water park, and cartoon and movie showings. One stop includes a private, Nick-themed beach.

For parents, the cruise’s amenities include more than a dozen bars, lounges and restaurants, shopping and a spa.

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Single-Parent Fee Waived at Beaches in the Caribbean

Suddenly being single is in style again. Many travel packages require single-parent families to pay a steep “single supplement” fee, but Beaches Resorts caters to single parents this year by waiving that fee and including special events in its packages. Reinvest the extra $190 per night you’ll save on a three-night trip to one of their resorts in Turks and Caicos or Jamaica.

Single Parent Fun Months are May 1-31 and Aug. 17 to Oct. 31. Scheduled activities include cocktail receptions, socials and kids’ movie nights, giving vacationing parents a little privacy—whether they choose to spend it alone or with a new friend. Beaches packages include all meals, drinks and snacks; scuba diving; golf and butler service.

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Great Wolf Lodge Grand Opening Special

If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate, the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas is a great place to start. The Lodge continues to toast its 2008 opening with a highly affordable deal: Four-person suites start at $199 per night.

The cost includes admission for your entire stay to the resort’s 80,000-square-foot indoor water park—fully equipped with 11 water slides, seven pools and a tree-house water fort. Parents, relax with a hot stone massage at the nearby Elements Spa as kids continue their play at the Northern Lights Arcade, which has more than 100 games.

Book before March 6 and save an extra $30 if you stay between March 30 and May 22. Visit

Destinations: Italy, Caribbean

Themes: Family Travel, Single-Parent Family Travel, Cruises