Cruise Ships are Great for Families
Not many holidays have what it takes to keep the whole family
happy. But choose the right cruise and children will be entertained
from dawn until dusk.
Family friendly ships have incredible
facilities for young people that rival the most sophisticated
resort hotels. Many have dedicated pools and waterparks plus
round-the-clock programmes for children. More often than not,
these are divided into age groups with as many as five different
age bands. Teams of experienced, qualified staff are dedicated to
looking after children with a vast array of play and leisure
There's everything from face-painting and talent shows, to dens
kitted out with the latest computer games and interactive
Youngsters can record their own music, take a backstage tour,
learn circus skills or perhaps head outside for a game of
basketball or even roller-blading.
The whole family will love the bowling alleys, surf parks,
ice-skating rinks and rock climbing walls on some cruises, or you
can relax together for evening movies under the stars or a West-End
And once ashore, some cruise lines have designed tours
especially for families which include trips to theme parks,
beaches, cycling tours or swimming with dolphins.
The trend towards relaxed dining means families can eat
what they like when they like, and with meals included in the
cruise price, it means you are not constantly forking out for
snacks. There are children's teas and special menus and with
babysitting services, the older members of the family can also have
an evening out.
The family friendly ships can also accommodate family groups
with optional beds or inter-joining rooms or perhaps on some
occasions a suite will be the best option.
Need advice on booking a cruise?
The choices you have for your cruise holiday are almost endless
and this is the great reason why a cruise will perfectly meet your
needs. That choice is another reason why you should seek expert
advice when making your selection.
If you have a query or need a little help in finding the right
cruise, then a great place to start is to ask a CLIA UK &
Ireland travel agent member.
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