Once thought of as a vacation for couples, cruises are fast becoming a favorite for family travel. Contemporary cruise lines know that if they can plan entertainment for the children, parents will have fun, too. The first point to begin your search should be to go directly to the cruise lines themselves. A fast search on your favorite search engine, like Google will reveal all the top cruise lines in less than a minute. Many of the cruise companies offer last minute hot offers that can be the perfect family vacations and save you a bundle. While on these websites, check for package deals for family holidays. Many cruise lines like to partner with the airline companies to provide “one stop shopping” for their customers. These may not always be the best choice but in a few clicks , your family holidays can be booked. One of my family’s favorite family vacation spots is sunny Florida. The big theme parks like to assemble package deals to make planning your family holidays easier. Most of these package deals will include everything from flight tickets, tickets to the park, rental cars and even free parking at the park. Because Florida is such a success with families, hotels often offer “kids eat for free” deals. This can be immense savings for a family of four. The hotels that offer these discounts are generally the ones that are kid friendly and offer activities to keep the kids busy when not at the parks. Getting there can be one of the biggest expenses of your family holidays, so check to see if the airlines are offering any special discounts to your destination. You may find a buy one ticket and get another for half price deal, or some offer special rates for children under a certain age. If you’re shopping for the best airfare at “the right time” you may even stumble onto a fantastic deal that an airline is offering to fill up seats on some flights. These deals are limited in time, so have your credit card handy when you search.Airlines and travel agencies will often offer promotional periods where they will take care of everything for your whole family for one price. These promotions are usually offered just once or twice a year to create attention for their business. If your timing is right you can take advantage of one of such deals. Look around to see when and if your airline company or travel agency offers these special discounts for family travel.If you’re not sure of the destination of your trip or how much you should budget for your family travel, get online and start searching. There are deals online that can not be offered elsewhere, with a little luck and good timing, you can plan outstanding family vacations without breaking the bank!