A cruise ship is like a floating city. It offers a wide range of activities and amenities, and when you’re onboard a massive vessel sailing through open waters, it’s easy to feel like you’re in your own little world. For many people, that’s the whole appeal of a cruise vacation.
I’ve been on many cruises and I can say that it’s one of the best vacations you can have with your family. Here are my top 5 reasons why you should pack your bags and get on a cruise ship for your next big family adventure!
There’s Something for Everyone to Enjoy
Nobody will be bored when you’re on board! Cruises offer lots of activities that will keep all members of the family entertained. From the youngest kiddos to our grandparents, there’s something for everyone to enjoy like pools, spas, casinos, recreation areas and live shows.
Cruise Vacations are Easy to Plan
Cruise vacations are a great way to see the world without all the hassle of planning. Literally, everything is taken care of! Your family’s accommodation, entertainment, meals and travel itinerary…everything is included in the price of the cruise. There’s no need to search for hotels in your price range and coordinate travel between cities.
It’s Easy to Travel with Kids
Cruising is one of the easiest ways to travel with kids. They have plenty of activities to keep them occupied. Most cruise lines have swimming pools with cool waterslides and a variety of family-friendly entertainment. There are also kids clubs that provide age-appropriate activities in a safe and supervised environment. For dining, a children’s menu is usually available and has lots of options.
A cruise vacation with kids also means a hassle free way to visit multiple destinations. Just simply get off the boat, explore the new location and then return to the cruise ship when done. You do not have to pack between destinations and then unpack once you arrive. It’s definitely stress free!
Check out our 7 night Eastern Caribbean DISNEY Cruise. It’s the best one I’ve been on so far and which I think is the PERFECT choice for a cruise with kids.
You Can Have Both Me Time and Family Time
If you’re looking for a vacation that will also let you have time for yourself, a cruise might be the perfect option. Many cruise lines have childcare facilities and babysitting services where your children can play and explore supervised while you have your much needed pampering session or a romantic date with your partner. Older kids can have their own adventures in kids clubs. Later in the day, you can all gather for family friendly activities.
With a cruise, you can still enjoy all the benefits of a family vacation, but you’ll also have the opportunity to spend some me time and quality time with your partner.
Cruise Vacations are Great Value for Your Money
When it comes to value, I think cruises are hard to beat. They offer all-inclusive packages that cover your food, lodging and entertainment. There are also stops at multiple destinations. That can be a great deal, especially when compared to the cost of a traditional vacation. And when you book a family cruise vacation, some offer package deals that include features like free or discounted passage for kids.
Family vacations are often a balancing act between finding activities that will keep everyone happy and cruising is definitely a great option. If you haven’t been on a cruise, I hope I’ve convinced you start booking one! You and your family will surely love it. Tell me your favorite part in the comments if you’ve been on one!