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Why Your Next Family Holiday Should be on a Cruise

There’s nothing better than sharing bucket-list adventures with your loved ones. Cruising is the perfect way to experience an easy-going getaway that all the family will love.

With activities for all ages and interests – the options are never ending. Your holiday has never been easier with everything under one roof and all your accommodation, activities, entertainment, food and child care taken care of – you can sit back, relax and make the most of your cruising experience.

Family fun

Much like your land-based holidays, cruising has activities day and night that cater for just about every age. You could spend your sea days making a splash in the pool, battle it out with a game of mini-golf or go head to head on the sports courts.

Cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean or Norwegian Cruise Lines offer plenty of exciting things to do from bumper cars, waterparks, ice-skating to outdoor cinema screens. The possibilities onboard are never ending and with evening entertainment such as soaring acrobats, magic shows and DreamWorks extravaganzas – every day will be a whole new adventure.

Make every day different

One of the best things about cruising is no two days are the same. Not to mention, the possibilities for the little ones are endless. With free kids clubs onboard for ages up to 17 years, those too cool to hang around with mum and dad have their very own exciting activities to indulge in.

There’ll be Xbox areas, mini-discos, arts and crafts, movie afternoons and so much more. Don’t be worried your young ones are too little, most cruise lines have child carers with a degree in children studies and a minimum requirement of three years’ experience, meaning the kids – no matter their age – are in safe hands.

Cruise lines such as P&O Cruises have night nurseries so you can indulge in some much need alone time and don’t have to pick your tiny tot up until 2am. As a bonus, you don’t have to worry about what you’ll have to bring or how much it’s going to cost, they throw in the baby food free. All you need to do is drop the kids off and head out for a good time.

‘Sea’ the sights

A real advantage is being able to visit all kinds of destinations without the hassle of packing and unpacking. Plus there’s no jet-lag when you’re visiting faraway locations meaning you and the family won’t need a day or two to adjust to the time difference.

The kids clubs are available whist you’re at port, so if you want some alone time or the kids decide to hang out with their new found friends – they can at any point of the holiday. Of course when you’ve docked, the whole family can take advantage of the many shore excursions. Head on jeep safaris, spend a day at the beach or check out the local waterparks and zoos!

Take your taste buds on a journey

One thing we all love about holidays is the unlimited supply of food, especially when we go All Inclusive. Well, cruising isn’t so different. When you’re hitting the high seas, one of the perks is the exceptional cuisine.

You can have everything from succulent steaks to towering burgers, there are more than 20 restaurants onboard some cruise ships meaning even the fussiest of eaters will find something to fill up on. You have the laid back buffet-style eateries which are perfect if you’re not quite sure what you fancy. Grab a hot dog at the pool bar, visit the ice cream cafe for the perfect scoop or dig into a four-course frenzy.

Whatever your taste buds fancy, you’ll find it onboard and with 24-hour room service, you’re even covered for those midnight munchies.

Family friendly cabins

Cruise ships even cater to those with larger families with rooms that’ll fit up to 12 people, or adjoining cabins are available on request. They’re spacious, modern and if you bag yourself a balcony cabin, the views are spectacular.

The kids will often have bunk beds and the cruise lines go above and beyond to ensure you have the most comfortable stay. You can request a butler – at an additional charge – to take care of everything from running you a hot bath after a long day exploring to taking care of your ironing.

Adult-only areas

You may be with your family but we know sometimes you need to indulge in that precious ‘me’ time. That’s why there are plenty of adult-only areas where you can relax and rejuvenate. These areas offer a private pool, bubbling hot tubs and bar for anyone over the age of 16. So when the kids decide to play on their video games, you can catch up on that much needed rest.

You can even hit up the casino, check out a comedy show or catch your favourite West-End style performance. There’s plenty for the adults to enjoy and with a wide variety of bars, you can enjoy an evening tipple or two.

What are you waiting for? Grab the kids, grandchildren, grandparents, brothers and sisters and check out our cruise deals here to make memories together.