At A Glance: Family Cruise Vacations
Cruise vacations are handy for a lot of families. The convenience and high level of service make it easy to get away with a toddler or preschooler, the kids clubs are great if you have an only child or just need some grown-up time. Cruise ships also offer some freedom to teens with peace of mind for their parents. And cruises offer the variety and flexibility you need when you take a multi-generation vacation. Everyone from grandpa down to the youngest kids will find something they like to do and eat. And they can also do nothing at all if they prefer. Families can go their own way for part of the day on a cruise ship, then reunite for meals or afternoon pool time. Sailing days and port days provide a good balance of tourism, activity and relaxation.
The major cruise lines look similar from the outside—and they are similar in many ways—but they try hard to differentiate themselves with their unique partnerships, restaurants and kids-club themes. They definitely try to one up each other with their activities, shows and water attractions. There is a cruise line and cruise itinerary for every family. One brand or individual ship or cruise destination will suit your family’s ages, interests and travel style more than others, maybe a big ship to the Caribbean with small children but an Alaskan cruise or European river cruise with teens. Here is all of our best advice on cruise vacations with kids.
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