What exactly is surf and turf, anyway? Yeah, sure, you like a little lobster with your filet mignon, but that’s not where this is headed. Think surf and turf, vacation-style, and you’ll be on the right track. A surf and turf vacation is one that pairs an ocean or river cruise (surf) with a resort or hotel stay (turf).

Surf and turf vacations are a dynamic duo that literally combine the best of all vacation worlds into one amazing vacation package. With cruise ports around the country and in many exciting destinations around the world, your options for land and sea vacations are pretty much endless. If you are an adventurous traveler who just can’t wait to explore as much of the world as possible, a land and sea vacation is the perfect way to pack it all in.

The benefits of surf and turf.

The primary benefit of any land and sea vacation is that you get to spend some time exploring on land before heading out to sea (or sometimes after returning from sea). Let’s say you’re cruising to the Bahamas out of Miami, Florida and you think to yourself, “I’ve always wanted to explore the Everglades and see an alligator.” Well you’re heading to South Florida so of course you should go see an alligator while you’re there! Just book a few days’ stay at WorldMark Palm-Aire before your cruise’s departure date and voilà — you’re an hour from the Everglades and 30 minutes from the Port of Miami. You get to see alligators galore, you get to explore Miami’s famed Art Deco District and eat cubanos in Little Havana, and when it’s all said and done, you hop on board your luxury liner and sail off into the sunset.

The really exciting part is that since you’re using your WorldMark ownership to book all this, you can use your credits to book the turf part, and not have to pay out of pocket (unless you want to).

Another key benefit to booking a few days (or even just one day) at a resort before your cruise’s departure date is that you remove the risk of missing your ship’s sailing due to unforeseen travel delays. If you’re cruising out of San Diego on a Thursday afternoon and you plan on flying into San Diego that morning, what happens when your flight gets delayed or your Uber gets a flat tire? Cue the tears because you’ll be crying like a baby while your giant floating hotel cruises to sea without you.

How to book surf & turf.

WorldMark by Wyndham Travel has you covered, baby. First of all, it can all be done online if you’re so inclined. Simply sign into your online account and use the Resort Search feature to book your resort stay, then use WorldMark by Wyndham Travel’s online booking page to book your cruise. Easy peasy.

If you’re looking for a little more personal interaction, or if you’re looking for deals, options, or advice, then just give WorldMark by Wyndham Travel a call. Their friendly Travel Advisors are true experts in land and sea vacation packages, and they can help you find a resort/cruise combo that’ll really knock your socks off. They’ll book the cruise for you, and then can connect you with a Vacation Guide to book the resort stay using your credits. And if the cruise you’re looking at sails from a port without a WorldMark resort, WorldMark by Wyndham Travel can help you score a deal on a hotel in the area. Once your surf and turf vacation is confirmed, WorldMark by Wyndham Travel can even help you book airfare, a rental car, airport transfer, and local activities.

Why use WorldMark by Wyndham Travel?

WorldMark by Wyndham Travel is your exclusive full-service owner travel agency. It’s just for you, and it’s awesome. WorldMark by Wyndham Travel has exclusive partnerships with some of the biggest cruise companies out there, meaning you won’t find a better deal (and if you do, which would be surprising, you can simply claim WorldMark by Wyndham Travel’s Best Price Guarantee). From Norwegian and Princess to Holland America and Royal Caribbean (and Carnival and Disney and Celebrity and…well, you get the point), WorldMark by Wyndham Travel can book it all. They’re friendly, they’re knowledgeable, and they’re available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT. You won’t regret giving them a call.

Some popular land & sea combos.

Cruise Port: Port Canaveral (near Orlando)
Nearby Resort(s): WorldMark Reunion, WorldMark Kingstown Reef

Cruise Port: Fort Lauderdale and/or Miami
Nearby Resort(s): WorldMark Palm-Aire, WorldMark Sea Gardens, WorldMark Santa Barbara

Cruise Port: New Orleans
Nearby Resort(s): WorldMark Avenue Plaza

Cruise Port: San Diego
Nearby Resort(s): WorldMark Inn at the Park, WorldMark Balboa Park, WorldMark Mission Valley

Cruise Port: Los Angeles/Anaheim
Nearby Resort(s): WorldMark Anaheim, WorldMark Dolphin’s Cove

Cruise Port: San Francisco
Nearby Resort(s): WorldMark San Francisco

Cruise Port: Seattle
Nearby Resort(s): WorldMark The Camlin

Cruise Port: New York City
Nearby Resort(s): Club Wyndham Midtown 45 (Club Pass)

Cruise Port: Boston
Nearby Resort(s): Club Wyndham Bentley Brook (Club Pass)

Cruise Port: Honolulu
Nearby Resort(s): Club Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk (Club Pass), Club Wyndham Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai (Club Pass), Club Wyndham Royal Garden at Waikiki (Club Pass)

Cruise Port: Vancouver, BC
Nearby Resort(s): WorldMark The Canadian

Check out WorldMark by Wyndham Travel online or give them a call at 800-953-5511 to book an amazing surf and turf vacation today. And then sure, have some steak and shrimp from the ship’s 24-hour onboard buffet so you can say you ate some surf and turf while you were on your surf and turf vacation. You’re welcome.

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