Summer is almost here, and family getaways are in the close future! What do you and your tribe have planned for the summer holidays?
Cruising is a great option for the whole family. There are a plethora of different route options for families but, for this blog, we are going to focus on the Caribbean itineraries that range from 5-7 days. Which, from our research, seems to be the ideal length of time for family cruising vacations.
Regardless of your children’s age, there are cruise ships designed to evoke excitement and enchantment within them while at sea.
Cruising can be a life-changing experience for everyone in the family. Having the ability to bond on vacation and take some much needed time for yourself, while the kids are having guaranteed fun is a combination unique to cruising.
Top Cruise ships for families travelling the Caribbean
Disney Cruise Lines, Disney Dream
Disney Dream really is a dream come true for all family members. Disney musicals, themed rooms, AquaDuck (water coaster), and a wide variety of dining from casual bites to gourmet cuisine are just a few of the features. Enjoy a 5 day itinerary from Port Canaveral to Castaway Cay and Nassau, Bahamas.
Castaway Cay is an experience of its own. It is Disney’s private island that was voted the 2017 Cruisers’ Choice top-rated cruise line private island destination. The island is outfitted with snorkeling, scuba diving, recreation, walking trails, picnic areas serving complimentary meals, and of course family-friendly beaches! A destination not to be missed!
Royal Caribbean, Harmony of the Seas
If your family is into adventure, this is the ship for you. One of the world’s largest cruise ships, Harmony of the Seas has got it all. Daily activities can include zip-lining, surfing on the Flowrider, golfing, ice skating, and exploring the many waterslides and theme park activities.
There are also some family bonding activities such as movie night, Broadway at Sea, and various Guest Entertainers. Sail Florida to the Western Caribbean in 7 days on this magnificent ship all while visiting Jamaica, Haiti, and Mexico!
Vista is Carnival’s newest ship and it is exclusive to sailing in the Caribbean. A truly unique experience is created onboard by having everything you want at your fingertips. Enjoy an Imax theater, waterworks, carnival, ocean camp, adults-only serenity day retreat and the epic SkyRide (as seen above) which provides views like no other place on the ship – or world, for that matter!
Sail for 2-5 days or 6-9 days depending on how much time you want at sea and onboard. To add to the lure of this amazing boat the prices are extremely affordable for the whole family.
Princess Cruise Line, Regal Princess
Regal Princess is one of the newer ships in the Princess Cruise Line family. Princess Cruises goes above and beyond to ensure that kids, teens, and families feel at home onboard.
You will find The Treehouse for children age 3-7, The Lodge for children aged 8-12 and Beachouse for teens 13-17. Each centre has a different theme and age-appropriate activities ranging from a play centre to sports activities and virtual games. Families can enjoy dance classes, theater shows and a family fun fair at the onboard Piazza. Enjoy a seven day sailing to Western Caribbean with four ports including Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico.
Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway is a dedicated family ship. Voted “Best cruise ship for families” by USA Today, the ship lives up to every one of its expectations. With 25 dining experiences to choose from, even the pickiest of eaters will find something delicious to snack on. On top of extensive cuisine options, there are Broadway productions, an aqua park, and a sports complex.
The ship was built in partnership with Nickelodeon, meaning fun for kids is everywhere. Pyjama parties, breakfast with the characters, and themed night accessories are just some of the added perks for kids onboard Breakaway. Enjoy various 7-day routes to Western and Eastern Caribbean.
More laughs, more adventures, and more relaxing with family cruising.
Cruising with the family is a fantastic opportunity to create unforgettable memories together, and as individuals. Experience some of the world’s most beautiful places and enjoy pure happiness onboard.
Which boat is the perfect fit for your family? Every family deserves personalized planning to ensure that the experience is above and beyond your expectations. Contact one of our experienced travel cruise specialists today, and get summer-getaway ready!