Most families enjoy cruising during their holiday vacations. This has lead to the rise of the latest generation of cruise lines that have specifically being designed for families. The cruise ships are designed with facilities that surpass those of most resorts found on the land. The ships are also designed to hold families of all sizes with their varying facilities and fun opportunities for the different members of the family. Some of the most popular cruises best for a family vacation include:
Disney Cruise Line
The Disney Cruise line creates memorable imaginations to anyone who steps on board their ships. Families enjoy the various facilities that are provided by these cruise lines such as 3D films, Broadway shows as well as kids clubs. The facilities are designed to suit people of all ages starting with the toddlers, teenagers to adults. The teenagers enjoy the arcade that is full of different type of video games; the toddlers have a nursery and even a Disney Oceaneer Lab for educational activities for your children. They also have swimming pools set around the various Disney characters. They also have water sprays, whirlpools and slides. Their nightclubs are welcoming and are mostly themed.(Image by Grand Voyage
Carnival Cruise Lines
This is a popular cruise line with kids as it is known to be full of fun. They have some of the most comprehensive children programs with fun activities clubs created for children between the ages of 2 to 17 years. Carnival is one of the best cruise lines for families who can enjoy various facilities such as a theater screen, water slides, pool parties, video games rooms, golf coarse and even karaoke.
The P&O cruises boast some of the best family friendly cruise ships. The five most popular ships in this line are the Azura, Oceana, Aurora, Ventura and Oriana. All these ships were specifically created to target families. These ships feature great facilities for families such as activity clubs for children aged 2 to 17 years. These clubs are usually split into four age groups. All children are kept entertained while onboard these ships as they also feature supervised night nurseries, ball pools, soft play areas, toys, video game rooms and snug areas. Older children enjoy activities such as group singing, face painting, parties, treasure hunts as well as crafts. Some of the ships also have late night discos and even DJ’s mixing stations.
The Royal Caribbean has earned a reputation of providing entertainment and programs that are age appropriate. This line is specifically geared for a younger audience having transformed its cruise ships into giant playground for children of all ages. The cruise line ships features activities such as rock climbing, ice skating rinks, mini-golf, surf simulators and even adventure programs. The Royal Caribbean has also introduced DreamWorks experiences where kids can watch 3D films.(Image by Terry Hammonds)
These are some of the most popular cruise lines that are created to cater for family vacations. Other popular cruise lines include the Princess Cruises and the Norwegian cruise lines. All these cruise line offer varying experience with their different facilities. Check their web sites as well as travel advisories so as you can learn what they will offer to your family.
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