Why Cruising Will Keep Everyone Happy

LT Globetrotter

February 6, 2019
family-friendly cruises

There are many reasons why cruises are a great option for family vacations. With so much available to keep everyone entertained, you’ll never run out of things to do. Cruising is easy, fun, and sure to create tons of new experiences and memories you’ll look back on together. Check out some of our top picks for family-friendly cruises.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line
Photo: ©Disney Cruise Line

The name says it all. Disney Cruises aim to provide families with an unforgettable vacation that’s equally exciting and relaxing for everyone. From “me time” for the adults and creative activities for the kids to thrilling entertainment for both, when you set sail with Disney, everyone gets to share in the magic together.

Need some adult-only fun? Disney Cruises feature adults-only locales and experiences, including luxurious spa treatments and intimate dining options, as well as thrilling nightlife and even an exclusive pool for grownups. Unwind with a coffee, cocktail, or light snack at Cove Café, or just enjoy the ocean breeze atop one of their spacious decks. Other onboard adult activities include live music, cabaret shows, broadcast sports, dancing, karaoke, beverage tastings—all after the sun goes down.

And for the little ones, you’ll find plenty of options including age-appropriate clubs hosted by specially-trained Disney counselors. Kids will love interacting and playing with their favorite Disney Characters, taking in Disney-themed live shows, and making a splash at the various kid pools and water slides.

Whimsical themes and interactive storytelling while you dine will fill the whole family with smiles and laughs, as will a family dance party with Disney Characters or a movie under the stars at Goofy’s Pool.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises
Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruises

Another great family-friendly cruise line is Royal Caribbean, where each day and night brings something new for everyone to do, see, and explore. With their endless options for all ages, the hardest part is deciding where to start.

Try a drink from the robot mixologists at Bionic Bar or enjoy a hit Broadway musical like Grease. Pick up some new hobbies in a cooking class or dance lesson. Or, feed your inner thrill seeker by going down the Tidal Wave adult waterslide, taking trapeze lessons, zip-lining across the ship, or skydiving with the RipCord by iFly. All this and much more will keep the adults in your family more than entertained.

And while you get a little time of your own, kids and teens can have a blast with Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean youth program. How about an aqua park, ice skating, bumper cars, catching waves on the FlowRider surfing simulator, or gliding down the 10-story Ultimate Abyss slide? Yeah, there’s absolutely no chance of getting bored here.

But what about some things you can all enjoy together? Everybody can indulge in some pampering at the spa, from kid-friendly services to a massage or facial and mother-daughter manicures. Spend an afternoon cheering each other on while scaling the rock-climbing wall or watch a 3D movie as a family in the evening. Everyone has their own idea of fun and Royal Caribbean does not disappoint.

With cruises, planning a family vacation doesn't have to be tricky. And with such amazing experiences available for all on Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises, you’ll definitely find a cruise to amuse your whole crew.

LT Globetrotter

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