Top 5 Best Cruises for the Whole Family
You may have enjoyed holidays on a cruise ship when you were younger, but this doesn’t have to change just because you’ve got a family now! However, it’s important to remember that not all cruises are going to be entertaining for your little ones, but these 5 vessels tick all the right boxes. With plenty of activities for all ages such as waterparks, thrill rides, and family-friendly adventures at the ports of call, your cruise ship holiday just got a whole lot more fun!
This 7-night round trip cruise from Miami to the Western Caribbean offers everything from waterslides to Broadway musicals and the 14 passenger decks offers a choice of 26 eateries. With rock climbing, comedy shows, bowling, video games, mini-golf, a rope course, arts and crafts, and scavenger hunts, boredom is most certainly not an option. Enjoy the half-kilometre Waterfront promenade with boutiques, lounges, and restaurants, and don’t miss out on the Illusionarium – a magic-themed dinner-theatre experience.
Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas
You’ll get to experience a true resort-at-sea experience on the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. The 7-night round trip cruise from Cape Liberty, New Jersey, to the Bahamas offers a 2-deck Adventure Ocean kids’ club, simulated skydiving, 3 family pools, 18 restaurants, an adults-only Solarium, live music, and so much more. Don’t miss the DreamWorks Experience, where your little ones will get to interact with Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and characters from the hit film Madagascar, while you catch up on online betting.
The Disney Wonder 7-night round trip cruise from Vancouver to Alaska is perfect for Disney-besotted kids who enjoy movies and musical productions. You’ll also get to take a peek at glaciers, whales, and grizzly bears with port calls in Skagway, Ketchikan, and Juneau, and your kids are sure to love Disney’s Oceaneer Club and their live productions and dress-up parties. While your kids are being kept busy, you’ll get to enjoy Quiet Cove Pool and Vista Spa, the two peaceful adults-only spaces.
Does the idea of the first IMAX cinema at sea intrigue you? Then the 6-night round trip cruise from Miami to the Western Caribbean aboard the Carnival Vista is for you! With an aqua park, raft rides, poolside movies, quirky Seuss at Sea activities, and Camp Ocean for kids 2 years and older, there is plenty to keep you busy aboard Carnival Vista. Port calls offer horseback rides on the beach, swimming with stingrays and dolphins, and snorkelling.
Perfect for older children, the 11-night round trip cruise from Copenhagen to Scandinavia or Russia aboard the Regal Princess focuses more on cultural appreciation than thrill rides and adrenalin. The multi-level atrium, top-deck sound-and-light show, and the glass-bottomed SeaWalk combine to make sure the Regal Princess is an unforgettable experience and you and your kids will get to enjoy poolside movies under the stars, the Voice of the Ocean signing competition, and plenty of Discovery at Sea activities.