Cruising has become hugely popular with families since it is a great holiday option for both kids and adults. On a cruise ship, there is something for everyone. While adults can relax in the pools or watch spectacular shows, most cruise lines have crafted fun activities to keep your little ones entertained with different options available for kids, tots and teens. Some amazing kids programs at sea include, the Anturus Explorer Academy on Celebrity Cruises, Splash Academy on NCL, The DreamWorks Experience on Royal Caribbean and of course, most programs on Disney Cruise Line.
Most of the cruise lines have dedicated kids & teens areas equipped with interesting and educational age specific toys and activities, delivered by qualified and trained counselors. Also, in addition to creating better spaces only for the kids, cruise lines pay attention on adding adults only and quiet areas to give you your privacy and peace of mind if that’s what you are up to.
Most of the new cruise ships are designed keeping big families in mind, creating accommodations that can fit even five or six guests, also giving plenty of connecting cabin options. The new “mega ships” offer more space and endless facilities to entertain every member of the family. Rock climbing walls, mini golf courses, basketball course, bowling alleys, surfing simulators, outdoor movies, and massive water parks on board are just a few to mention. When traveling with kids, it might be hard to adhere to set dining times, hence cruise ships started to provide flexible options for families as well as introduced special menus for the little ones.
The minimum age for infants to cruise is 6 months. Some cruise ships have nurseries for small babies. Private in cabin baby sitting facilities are also offered by few cruise lines. The extensive range of kids’ activities offered by cruise operators include crayola art camps, theater activities, science adventure and many more in a safe and protective environment. Most of the cruise lines offer age specific activities and programs, dividing the kids in well segmented age groups.
Cruise lines are more and more attentive when catering for teens. Some of them even have teen only facilities, like lounges with internet stations, discos with dance floors, and separate outdoor deck spaces, of course with complete supervision. Activities exclusively designed for teens include photography classes, karaoke parties and many more. There is no space to get bored.
Some of the best cruise lines for family includeCelebrity Cruises (Luxury Family option), Royal Caribbean,Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises.
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