You might not think of cruises as a great family vacation option, but they actually make for a fantastic family vacation! Most cruise lines have gone way out of their way in recent years to appeal to families, whether young adults with small children, families with teens, or grandparents with the grandkids, there are dedicated shipboard areas, activities for children and teens, and adventurous shore excursions that appeal to both young and young at heart. And despite being on a family vacation, there are plenty of opportunities for mom and dad to have some quiet time!
Cruising With Small Children
For small children, many ships have fun, secure, learning friendly, and safe play areas. Children are checked in, interact and play with other children under the watchful eye of trained care-givers, often challenged with educational games and activities, and checked out when mom and dad are ready. There are also often children’s pool areas and water play features, entertainment specifically for engaging children, and much more.
Cruising With Children And Teens
For older children and teens, cruise ships are often the best possible vacation. Most ships have dedicated teen game rooms and clubs, and practically all ships have sports areas featuring everything from basketball and rock wall climbing to putting greens and surfing simulators. Kids and teens love the myriad of pool and waterslides on modern ships, and there are frequent teen-interest activities most days. Not to mention Imax theaters, movie nights, ping pong tournaments, parties, dance classes, and more.
And last but not least, there are the shore excursions. Children and teens will always find activities they’ll love, from wave runners and zip lines to swimming with dolphins and jeep tours. The only problem with bringing children on a family cruise vacation is that they will want to do it again! Give us a call to help you book your family cruise vacation: (877) 585-SHIP.