How would you describe an ideal family vacation that is over-the-top fun for everyone in the family from the age of 1 to 91? What if I told you that there is one place where you and your entire family can enjoy activities together, and separate activities for every one of all ages? By the way, did I mention that you also see new, different, and exotic locations along the way without needing to load everyone into the car and drive to your next destination? More & more families are discovering that cruising checks off every ages vacation to-do list.
From Carnival’s Camp Ocean and Club O2; to Disney’s Oceanaire Club, Edge and Vibe; to Norwegian’s Splash Academy and Entourage; to Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean and Fuel, there are programs and activities included for all age groups from 1 thru 17 years old. Kids will enjoy arts & crafts, video games, outdoor sports, movies, music, swimming, special kid’s menu, and teen spa services available on certain ships. Does it sound like the kids get to have all the fun? Don’t worry, because every one of all ages can experience many of the same activities that the younger generations enjoy on the the ship from water slides, miniature golf, video arcade.
Let’s not forget about all the activities exclusive to adults while the rest of the family is running and playing all day. From the adults-only serenity swimming pool, spa & salon services, mixologist competitions, and casino, we have plenty of fun and relaxing activities that the adults can enjoy while the kids are having fun in a safe and supervised environment. Do you think that all the adult fun stops when the sun sets and the family sits down to dinner to discuss all the fun activities of the day? Think again, because the youth programs and activities continue into the night for kids of all ages, so you can catch the adults-only comedy show or enjoy the dance club since we have the kids covered with lots of fun & supervised activities well past dinner time. Just remember to pack your swimsuit, sunscreen, tennis shoes, and most important, remember to pack your sense of adventure! Welcome aboard, your family adventure is waiting for you!
While cruise prices are based on double-occupancy in a stateroom, when you bring along the whole family, the third and fourth passenger in the same stateroom cost significantly less than the first two passengers and in some instants Cruise lines will offer a “kids cruise free” promotion. In addition, occasionally there are special deals and discounts for children depending on the dates and destinations selected. If your family consists of more than four passengers or just needs more space than one stateroom offers, another option is to book adjoining staterooms, so you have not only more space for your entire family to rest & relax, but you also have an extra bathroom to share.
Unchanged: Worried that the kids won’t enjoy the extravagant meals offered in the main dining room? Don’t worry, you don’t have to eat at the burger station or buffet all week with the kids. Just bring the whole family to the main dining room, and while the adults indulge in all the delicious appetizers and entrees, there is a special kids menu that offers hot dogs, burgers, pizza, macaroni & cheese and more. Of course, the kids can order from the main menu, and the adults can order from the kids menu, too!