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12 selecttraveler.com S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 T R A V E L T O O L B O X C ruising has never been more popular than it is now, and many travel groups include cruises as part of their an- nual offerings. But the popu- larity of cruising today means that there are many different cruise operators, des- tinations and ships from which to choose, which could make planning a group cruise somewhat intimidating. Choosing the right cruise for your group is an important decision that requires you to know your travelers well and make some insightful judgments about what they would enjoy on a trip and, crucially, how much they're willing to pay for it. Keep these fi ve key factors in mind when doing your research. Perhaps the most important thing to know when choosing a cruise is how your group likes to travel. Are they looking for an exciting trip at a low price point, or are they willing to pay more for luxury? Are they experienced travelers eager to explore exotic destinations, or are they novices? Would they prefer a high-ener- gy party atmosphere or a more refi ned approach to vacations? There are cruise lines and vessels tailored to each of those travel styles, and matching your travelers up with the best brand is key to ensuring their satisfaction. B Y B R I A N J E W E L L T R AV E L S T Y L E which cruise do you choose?