Once you have decided on giving this amazing gift for an anniversary (or other momentous occasion), now is the time to do some research on planning the trip. Will you plan the cruise so that your parents can spend their actual special day onboard? If so, you might want to give it to them ahead of time so have plenty of time to pack, stop the mail, etc. Then, find the perfect cruise line that they would enjoy. Have they cruised before and have a favorite? Have they been wanting to go to a particular destination? And where do they enjoy staying when onboard a ship? A travel agent or direct cruise line representative will be happy to help you make these booking decisions. (Hint: If your budget affords it, a veranda cabin is always romantic.)
Finally, find a spectacular way to surprise them with the cruise. Fill a box or tote bag with fun nautical or tropical paraphernalia, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, even a toy boat. Include the cruise brochure so they have something tangible to get excited about. An anniversary only happens once-in-a-lifetime, and a once-in-a-lifetime cruise is the perfect way to celebrate!