Article: Picking the Right Cruise for Your Family
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A decade or so ago, families were limited in their cruising options. This is no longer the case. Now, more than ever, cruise lines are welcoming families onboard. Here's a short list of recommended cruise lines for your family.

  • For Disney fans, the Disney Cruise Line offers a first class cruise, complete with an impressive children's program and kid-friendly shows and entertainment. Staterooms were designed with families in mind. Travel during the school year if you can.
  • Royal Caribbean is perfect for families, since so many activities are offered onboard. Children's programs are rated high, as well.
  • If Las Vegas-style glitz and non-stop energy sound appealing, consider Carnival Cruise Lines.
  • If your family is more suited to refined elegance, try Celebrity Cruise Lines. Most ships have children's programs, so you don't have to worry about them minding their P's and Q's 24 hours a day. Also, more families are cruising with Celebrity.
  • Want to feel like true explorers? The Italian line, Costa Cruises is true European elegance. This is a great chance to expose your kids to history-rich sightseeing.
    Holland America is a good option if you're not in the mood for the hyper energy of the other cruise lines. The children's programs are modest, but as a family you will enjoy the time shared together. Also, room service and cheerful staff will make your family right at home.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line appeals to a broad range of travelers, including families. Some of the larger ships have good children's programs.
  • Princess Cruises is elegant and breathtaking. They now offer children's programs on all their ships. A great way to pamper the parents while keeping the kids happy.


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