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Incredible Cruise Lines To Book For Your Next Family Voyage
U.S. News & World Report ranked Disney Cruise Lines as number one for families, citing the spacious cabins and food and beverage offerings as worthy of praise.
Kids will love the chance to meet Disney characters, and some of the stage shows are based on popular movies like "Frozen" and "Beauty and the Beast."
On the downside, the cost is higher than many of the other family-oriented cruises. Additionally, alcohol is not covered by the per-person price of the cruise.
Carnival Cruise Lines provides a festival atmosphere featuring waterslides, SkyRide, and Camp Ocean Kids Club. There is also plenty of Dr. Seuss-themed fun.
Kids aged 2 to 11 can go to Camp Ocean, while teens have their own dedicated hangout spaces. With the frequent deals you can find, your cruise can be relatively cheap.
While Carnival's party-forward environment is undoubtedly fun, it can create a noisy, sometimes overwhelming atmosphere. Also, the high-capacity ships can feel crowded.
An upscale Princess cruise is perfect for families with multiple generations. There are adults-only areas to retreat from the kids, and kids' and teens' clubs.
Landside, there are excursions to appeal to a range of interests and abilities, including science-focused excursions designed in partnership with Animal Planet.
These ships have endless activities onboard to keep families entertained, such as stage shows, bumper cars, rock-climbing walls, ziplines, and surf simulators.
Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean's large ships include family suites, and the amenities are mega-sized, including what is being hailed as the largest waterpark ever built on a cruise ship.
Norwegian's family-friendly cruises have a freestyle mentality, meaning they don't have a dress code or set dining times. They also feature lots of activities.
The Guppies Program gives parents a spot to play with their babies. For older kids, there are VR games in the Galaxy Pavillion, ropes courses, waterslides, and race courses.