Genealogy cruises offer vacationers a chance to visit distant locations as well as offering courses in genealogy research techniques. Many companies and groups offer genealogy cruises. The most popular ones are offered by Wholly Genes and Legacy Software.
Why take a genealogy cruise? Theme cruises offer you a chance to socialize and network with other individuals who have similar interests. Genealogy cruises offer the vacationer a chance to learn new techniques, improve research skills, and talk to experts in the industry.
Wholly Genes, manufacturer of The Master Genealogist (TMG) software program, offers an annual 7-day cruise that offers over 15 hours of genealogy information not pertaining to their software. In addition, instruction and information on TMG is offered. The Wholly Genes cruise is one way genealogists can obtain in depth information about the software. Attendees are able to network with others using the software. Instruction and workshops on different genealogy topics are a large part of this cruise. Entertainment outside of genealogy is offered at night and during the day. The cruise travels to a different location every year.
Legacy Software, manufacturer of Legacy Standard Edition and Legacy Deluxe genealogy software holds an annual cruise. Legacy is an extremely popular genealogy software program. The standard edition is free to download and the deluxe edition is available at a reasonable price from Legacy. Cruise attendees can expect an entertaining cruise where kindred souls can meet and network. Workshops on using Legacy and genealogy research are always available to vacationers. The cruise includes a land tour of several locations. Travelers will spend 13 days on the cruise where they will socialize with other genealogists, attend workshops, and enjoy shows and nightlife.
Meet and greet some of the best known names in genealogy when you take a genealogy cruise. Other organizations offer cruises in addition to the ones mentioned above. Check with local and regional genealogy societies for other cruise opportunities. Another option for locating genealogy cruises is to check with the cruise lines. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise lines offer genealogy cruises. There is no prerequisite in order to take a genealogy cruise; only an interest in researching your family’s history and a love for history.
Take time this year to enjoy a fun cruise where you learn about genealogy from the experts. The experiences you gain will last you a lifetime.