Before you know it, summer vacation will be here, so now is the time to make your family cruise plans. If you are looking for something that is lots of fun while also being relaxing and cost-effective, consider a cruise. Cruises provide the ideal group vacation for family reunions and celebrations including birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and even weddings which can be performed onboard. Reserve your trip soon to ensure that you get the ship, accommodations and itinerary you desire. Take advantage of the many benefits of a multi-generational family cruise including priceless time spent together.
Stretch your dollar while exploring new destinations, participating in exciting activities and being pampered from the moment you step onboard. Dine in a variety of delicious restaurants, many of which are included in the cruise fare. Choose from many fabulous cruise ships with specially designed kids-only facilities and youth and teen programs supervised and hosted by counselors. Babysitting is typically offered as well, so parents can enjoy some romantic alone time. Many cruise ships boast adult-only areas, pools and restaurants that provide the peace and serenity you have been dreaming about.
Compared to a land-based resort, a cruise vacation is quite economical. Ships boast a wide selection of amenities, entertainment and activities which are all included in the fare, as well as many restaurants and more. What could compare with watching a movies with the family on a gigantic screen under the stars or participating in laughter filled contests on stage?
Imagine the thrill of waking up to different beautiful ports every morning or on several days of your cruise. Your kids will have fun peeking out the window to discover where they are docked.
Bring the grandparents and extended family along as a cruise provides the perfect backdrop for a family reunion. Spend as much time together as you like, but also have the freedom to pursue your own interests. Spend quality time with each other and never worry about cooking, cleaning or preparing the guest room. Everything will be done for you!
Vacations are all about getting away from it all, and cruise ships provide ample opportunities for parents to go off by themselves and enjoy grown-up time. While the kids are busy having fun with their activities and making new friends, couples can get pampered at the spa with a side-by-side massage, have a cool drink at the adults-only pool (depending on ship), savor exceptional cuisine at a romantic candlelit dinner and go dancing.
Accommodations on a family cruise are also well thought out. Specially designed “family staterooms” are interconnected on many cruise ships, making multi-generational cruising more convenient and easier than ever. Spacious suites also make an ideal choice for those traveling together.
Kids, tweens and teens will love the array of activities designed for them in the youth programs. Specifically geared for different age groups – tots to teens– can be as adventurous or laid-back as they choose. Kids of all ages will want to experience the fun at onboard water parks with exhilarating slides, while teens and tweens hang out at the video arcade, ice-skating rink, rock climbing wall, bumper cars and more, depending on the ship. Pizza parties, high-tech games, competitions, dances and other fun activities will ensure this is an unforgettable time for your younger family members.
With a huge selection of restaurants, including many casual venues, meals are easy and fun. Satisfy everyone in the family’s taste buds at the main restaurants, buffets and al fresco options. Many eateries have special “kid-friendly” menus with such favorites as pizza, mac ’n cheese, hot dogs, ice cream and more. Adults-only restaurants offer the perfect ambiance to enjoy delicious cuisine from around the world.
Your family will create happy memories as you share fun and unique adventures — family cruises are priceless.