Tour operators and cruise lines love group business. As a result, they will often provide special incentives beyond pricing. For example, group cocktail parties, meeting rooms, lectures and even custom excursions may be a part of the group offering. Themed group experiences like destination weddings, fan clubs, family reunions, alumni groups and other occasions are just some of many opportunities for special amenities to be offered by the various suppliers involved. Remember, too, just because you are traveling in a group does not mean there can not be some unplanned, free and individual time! In fact, there should be accommodation made for unstructured wandering about! Planning for some “down time” is highly recommended!