Cruises are great for spring break trips and honeymoons. However, have you considered taking a cruise with your family? There are many cruise ships out there on the water that are kid-friendly, providing engaging activities for both parents and children. Consider the following cruise possibilities when planning your next family vacation.
If you like tropical destinations, consider the Disney Wonder cruise to the Bahamas. This route usually features a two-day stop on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. While you’re en route to this island paradise, your kids will be sailing with their favorite Disney stars! What could be more fun than playing mini golf with Goofy? Your kids can meet their favorite characters during the character greeting times throughout the day. There is even a princess autograph session with Snow White and Cinderella. After you meet the Disney stars, you can take the kids to see Disney musicals and other live performances in the ship’s theater.
When you’re done hanging out with Mickey and the gang, this Disney cruise offers clubs and activities for all age groups. From interactive games for kids to dance parties for teens, there is enough specialized entertainment to keep the kids engaged for the length of the cruise.
The philosophy on Celebrity cruises is that every guest is a VIP, and on the Celebrity Solstice, guests get star treatment. The entertainment aboard this ship is both legendary and family friendly. With live performances of circus acts, magicians, comedians, musicians, Broadway musicals and more, your family won’t want to leave the theater.
Kids get a lot of attention on this cruise. Youth and teen programs geared toward specific age groups are supervised by experienced staff members and youth counselors. There are six different programs, encompassing kids from toddler age to age 17, so there is something for everyone! Younger children will enjoy activities in the Fun Factory, which provides games, sports, crafts, karaoke, theme parties, movies, slumber parties and more. LeapFrog learning equipment is available in the Fun Factory, and it can even be checked out for personal use. Teens will enjoy the X-Club, which hosts dances and social activities; it also offers a video game area with current consoles and popular gaming titles. You can even arrange a private in-stateroom babysitter if you need someone to watch your kids while the adults go to dinner.
The next time you plan a family vacation, consider one of these family friendly cruises. The whole family will enjoy an adventure like this!