Five reasons why a cruise is the perfect family vacation

For families, a cruise vacation is guaranteed to make everyone happy. From toddler to teen, from parents to grandparents, no vacation on land can compete with what a cruise has to offer. The children have the water parks, ziplines, discos and lots of ice cream. Parents can play sports, discover destinations, catch up on their reading or enjoy a cocktail by the pool. Almost everything is included and on some cruise lines children even sail for free!

Because October is #ChooseCruise month, here are five reasons why a cruise vacation is the ideal choice for you next family vacation.


On all cruise ships pools are, of course, standard. But how about waterslides or even surf simulators on real waves? Imagine being a race pilot in a real Grand Prix race simulator, zipline over decks or take on aliens and zombies in a virtual reality game. Bowling lanes, climbing walls, ice rinks, 4D cinemas, go-kart tracks… You name it, cruise ships have it!


The flexible dinner times and the buffet restaurants are a blessing for families with small children. No hassle with fixed menus or dress codes. Apart from all time children’s favorites such as pizzas and burgers, there is such a huge choice on board that even the most difficult eaters can find something to their liking. Free soda and lots of ice cream are the icing on the cake. Care to dine in private or enjoy a gourmet experience without the kids? No problem, the children can eat in one of the kids clubs.


Cruise ships offer facilities for children of all ages. In general babies from 6 months can go to the day-care center. The kids clubs specifically target children in different age categories so that there are always friends to be found. For the older children there are special hangouts, with a nightclub where non-alcoholic cocktails are served.


The biggest advantage of cruising is seeing a lot of countries and places while only having to pack and unpack your suitcase once. For families a big plus and when you can depart from yor own country, there is not a more relaxed holiday imaginable. When the ship arrives at her destination for the day, there are always fun excursions aimed at families. Choose between active excursions, interactive museums for the whole family or wildlife parks. Are the children too small or do they prefer to stay on board? There’s always loads of fun to be had on board and in the children’s club.


At the end of a day full of activities and explorations, the peace of your own private cabin awaits. Family-friendly cabins have been specially designed and feature fold-out beds for the children, or you can book connecting rooms and create your own family suite. Nowhere will your kids sleep as well as on a cruise ship, thanks to the soothings waves of the ocean, while the ship takes you to your next destination.

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