September 20, 2006 01:01 ET

AAA Texas Says Celebrate Halloween With a Family Cruise

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- Families can combine the fun of costumes and trick-or-treating with the togetherness of a vacation getaway in October by booking a "Frightfully Fun" Carnival Cruise through the AAA Texas.

All Carnival "Fun Ship" Cruises departing between Oct. 9 and Oct. 31 will feature costumed crew members and a variety of Halloween-themed activities including scary movie screenings, a shipboard costume contest and parade, and trick-or-treating for young passengers. All passengers are invited to bring their own costumes aboard to participate in the festivities.

"Halloween has grown as a holiday over the years, and now many families annually plan trips to theme parks, pumpkin patches or haunted houses in October," said AAA Texas spokesperson Rose Rougeau. "A Halloween cruise is a great new option for families to spend the holiday together, and can be a better value than other getaways because the price includes meals, lodging, travel and activities onboard."

AAA Texas members booking their cruise through the AAA Travel Agency will receive a complimentary two-category upgrade on their cabin, subject to certain terms and availability. Both members and non-members can use AAA Travel to book cruises and other travel, but members receive special benefits and discounts on selected travel packages.

Carnival "Fun Ship" cruises offer a variety of destinations and packages. Prices available include four- or five-day cruises to the Western Caribbean for as little as $309 per person, double occupancy, and a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise for as little as $599, departing from Galveston. (Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Rates, terms, conditions, itinerary and availability are subject to change without notice.)

For more details on the "Frightfully Fun" cruises, visit any AAA Texas office or call 1.888.765.0766.

AAA Texas, a member of the American Automobile Association federation of motor clubs, has been serving Texans since 1902. Today, more than a million AAA Texas members benefit by the organization's roadside assistance service, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing, buying and financing, trip planning services, and traffic safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on AAA Texas' web site at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rose Rougeau
    1.800.888.5521 (ext. 6552)
    E-mail: Email Contact