Once upon a time, cruise holidays were reserved almost exclusively for adults or those that wanted an experience-rich holiday without the kids. Today, it’s all change. There is now an impressive range of family cruises that not only offer a suitable environment for kids of all ages, but are specifically tailored to provide a family-centric holiday.
So, which liners provide the best family cruises?
The obvious choice is Royal Caribbean International. You’ve probably seen their adverts on the TV and scattered across magazines. It’s impressive stuff – in terms of facilities, they’ve got all sorts of wild and wacky things to do, ranging from rock climbing and surfing lessons on real water-based simulators, to ice skating and even basketball lessons in full-sized rinks. How’s that for family entertainment? Beyond these high-octane activities you’ll also find vast shopping centres, spa facilities, libraries, cinemas, and relaxing activities like cooking or craft lessons.
P&O Cruises is another popular liner for family cruises. Aside from great onboard amenities and activities, there are also kids’ clubs and crèche facilities to give parents a bit of peace and quiet away from the little ones. With cruise liners like P&O and Royal Caribbean International, you will also find a spectacular array of restaurants and eateries which cater to a wide range of tastes. Even the fussiest of little eaters will find something to enjoy, whether it’s a classic burger with chips and ketchup, fishfinger sandwiches or fresh pasta served up with a tasty sauce. And of course mum and dad can always try something a little more exotic – such as one of the local delicacies from the day’s port of call.
As family cruises go, it’s a superb experience for all ages that you certainly won’t forget in a hurry…
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