Taking a Cruise With Your Family

There are many reasons why cruises are a splendid choice for travelling with a family. It’s a great way to see a lot of places… And with affordable prices, an exciting yet relaxing itinerary and a full range of entertainment, vacationing on the high seas attracts many travellers who want to spend their vacation in comfort. 

With hundreds of cruise ships and thousands of destinations and itineraries to choose from ― there’s no one size fits all when it comes to choosing the best cruise for you. However, you should know that some ships don’t allow babies while others have no kids policy. To make your children comfortable, find a family-friendly cruise. Such boats offer a wide choice of a diverse variety of services that will make your holiday interesting and unforgettable.

Here are just some of the reasons why cruises are ideal for families.

Affordability

Many cruise ships have low prices, especially during off-peak season. A 5-day tour can cost as little as $180 per person. In addition to the room and meals, you get a package of services, including an entertaining kids’ program, spa, a swimming pool with a water slide and much more.

Making your own schedule

A vacation on a liner, where you don’t need to think about everyday problems, is a pleasant way to forget about the routine. Your family can choose any entertainment. You don’t have to think about traffic jams or check the to-do list in your calendar. Just enjoy the freedom and do what you really like.

No housework and cooking

Many ships have free room service. A room steward will come several times a day; his responsibilities include cleaning the room, making beds and refresh your towels. In addition, you don’t need to think about what to cook for dinner and where to eat. There could be several options: from an excellent buffet in a restaurant to pizza on the deck. Cruises often invite famous chefs to plan their menus. Be sure you will definitely pamper yourself during your vacation.

Entertainments

A ship is an ideal place for a holiday and you should cruise with your kids. Ships have different clubs with entertainment for all ages. Your children can attend a dance party or play video games. Most boats have basketball courts, mini-golf and volleyball nets. There are also special family events that would be interesting for both children and their parents. And don’t forget about adult entertainment. Each ship has dance clubs or nightclubs.

You can show your kids different parts of our planet

You can choose a ship with the route passing through countries you have never visited. Many of them leave for the Caribbean and let you off for several hours in various destinations. Others make three-day stops, for example in St. Petersburg, Russia, allowing travellers to book shore excursions and explore the city on their own.

Meeting new friends from around the world

During the cruise, people enjoy communicating with other people and make new friends. Even more fascinating are the people you meet off the ship at destination ports. You can find a local guide who will show you hidden gems of his hometown and tell about how people live there. This is a great opportunity to introduce your children to other standards of living and culture.

Cruising is without a doubt a family holiday! You will be amazed at how easy it is to plan a cruise for a large family. Ships offer supervised activities and services for children and teens. It is a wonderful socializing experience and an opportunity to have fun for all family. Just check the price and choose a suitable route!

Stella Ryne

Stella Ryne is an art historian, traveller, conscious consumer and a proud mother. When she is not trying to improve the things around her (and herself, for that matter), she likes to lose herself in a good book. She’s deeply into green practices, cherishing the notion that sustainable living and sustainable travel will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit and what we eat, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. Stay in touch with Stella via Twitter @RyneStella

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