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Did you know cruising the high seas is the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry?

We found a mom and travel expert to show us why so many families are choosing a floating vacation. 

Andi Sims is a travel writer based in Alabama. Cruising is her favorite way to travel with her husband, Scott, and their children.

"Cruising gets more and more popular every year," says Andi. "Cruise ports are opening up all along both coasts and the Gulf of Mexico, too. We've traveled all over together as a family. But it was hard because Mom has to plan all of the itinerary; every aspect of the trip has to be handled and somebody has to do that. With a cruise I can book the travel and we come together as a family, we're entertained as a family, we eat together as a family, and none of the details are left up to me."

Andi says there's a wide range of cruise experiences to choose from.

"The cruise industry has lots of different categories of ships designed for all different kinds of travelers. You're going to want to find the best one that fits you and your family," says Andi.

Many people don't realize that a cruise can be an economical choice for a family vacation.

"When you consider that your accommodations, transportation, dining, and entertainment are included you can actually see how it balances the scale versus paying for a trip as you go," says Andi.

Andi and her family recently took a seven-night Disney cruise to the Caribbean.

"What I like most about cruising is that I get to spend time with my family as a unit, I get to spend time with my husband alone and then I also get some 'me' time too and not have to worry about if a everybody else is having a good time," says Andi.

If that sounds like your idea of a great vacation, she has an important money-saving tip.

"The further out you book your cruise, the less you're going to pay," says Andi.

Andi says if you do decide to set sail on a cruising adventure, be sure to leave your cares and worries on shore and have a great time … just like she and her family do!

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