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Why Cruises are the Perfect Family Holiday

From intense sightseeing in Bangkok to a relaxed beach trip in Crete, we have done a whole variety of different getaways as a family.  Some of our most loved holidays have been while cruising.  Oddly enough, it is only recently that we discovered cruising. I never took one as a kid, but once I took my first cruise in 2014 I was hooked. The benefits of cruising as a family are undeniable, with the easiness of getting around and being able to visit multiple destinations without the headache of moving around too much.

Here are a couple of reasons we love taking a cruise as a family:

Endless Activities

Nowadays, cruise ships are basically the size of a small city and, therefore, offer countless activities to do while sailing the blue.  You can find anything from go-kart racing to water slides on modern cruise ships. Many ships also offer kid and teen programs. In other words, there are endless things for families young and old to do on the ship.

Also, everything is located in one area making it easy for parents to navigate with their kids.

Multiple Destinations

It’s true traveling to multiple destinations in one trip with kids can be overwhelming. Transporting from point to point either by car or airplane is tiring for the whole family. When you cruise you get to visit multiple countries and the hardest it gets at most ports of call is going down an elevator and walking off the ship!  This is invaluable to families with children, especially on the younger side.

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Unwinding Time For Mom & Dad

While parents love to vacation with their children, they also enjoy getting some one on one time with their significant other. Believe it or not, cruising is the perfect getaway to do this. Most cruise lines offer kids clubs that have a wide range of special activities. It’s a great way for kids to make friends on the ship while mom and dad get a short break to swim, dine or partake in an adult activity onboard. Your little one is not too far away and if she or he wants to leave most cruises have a way to contact you onboard.

Uninterrupted Family Bonding Time

Taking a cruise is a lot different than a land vacation for the fact that it forces you to disconnect from everyday life. When sailing phone service is almost impossible to get and if you do it is extremely expensive to make a call. Also, wireless internet varies by ship. Typically, costs a good amount of money to use. This makes cruises the perfect excuse to disconnect from everyday life and just spend time as a family.

These are just some of the reasons cruising are a perfect vacation for families. Can you think of other reasons why you love to cruise? Leave a comment below!

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We’re a family of five who travels the world! From the oldest to the youngest, all five of us are explorers by heart. Our desire is to never keep our feet planted anywhere too long.

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Alli
3 years ago

It’s been a while since we’ve cruised. We usually just pick our destination and fly there. We do want to take the grandkids because they have never been on a cruise before.

candy
candy
3 years ago

There are cruise lines that cater for just families which make it really nice and fun when taking children along. We haven’t done a cruise yet.

Liz Mays
Liz Mays
3 years ago

A cruise does sound like a good idea for us. These are great reasons to try it out! I think it would be fun!

Melissa
3 years ago

The idea of a cruise does sound amazing. The views, the weather, the fun times with the family. I just don’t know if it is worth the drive to a port, we live in the midwest so it would be a long one since we don’t fly. We may have to think it over though you make it sound fun!

Cathy Mini
Cathy Mini
3 years ago

That’s why I love cruises trip too because I enjoy so much the moment with my loved ones. And I really appreciate the place without distraction.

Theresa
3 years ago

I have always wanted to go on a cruise. It sounds like the best way to vacay without having to mess with driving/car renting and finding hotels. Plus, all of the activities that families love, you can just sit back and relax and have a good time!

Beth
3 years ago

It looks like a lot of fun for everyone in the family. I haven’t been on a cruise since I was a little kid. Back then there wasn’t a lot for kids to do on the cruise ship – at least on the one we took. We still had fun, but it was really different from the cruise ships today.

Rachel
3 years ago

My brother and his family all just went on a cruise. I think they had a really good time.

Akamatra
Akamatra
3 years ago

What a wonderful post! I agree cruises are great! If only I could get my husband to agree!

Ruth I
Ruth I
3 years ago

These are enough reason to book a cruise trip! I love to travel with family and just really bond with them.

Dalene Ekirapa
Dalene Ekirapa
3 years ago

Yaaas! I couldn’t agree more! Cruises are just the perfect family type of vacation. I watched Hotel Transylvania and it was epic! Now I hope to actually go on a cruise too soon.

Komal
Komal
3 years ago

Cruises are awesome for families! Everyone can be in one place, be safe, do their thing and meet up again so easily!

Snehal
3 years ago

I have never been on a cruise ship it is a dream left untouch (yet!) Sounds very relaxing and fun for the family! 🙂

MELANIE EDJOURIAN
MELANIE EDJOURIAN
3 years ago

Cruises do sound like a great way to holiday. I haven’t been on one myself yet. It’s great that they have kids clubs, mine love going to those and it gives me and hubby a break.

Lynndee
3 years ago

Adorable kiddos! We’ve never been on a cruise, but we would like to experience it one day. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Vanessa Delia
Vanessa Delia
3 years ago

Cruises are so nice because they’re all inclusive. If you have a kid that hates one food, that’s an easy fix since there’s multiple options to choose from and it isn’t a huge to do to go get a different plate for each kid.

Nikka Shae
Nikka Shae
3 years ago

I’ve had a blast when I’ve gone on cruise! A family cruise is up next!

Blairvillanueva
Blairvillanueva
3 years ago

Oh I love cruising, and visiting many destinations. The only downside is limited access to internet especially for emergencies.

Michele Dennis
3 years ago

Cruises look like so much fun and like they would be quite the adventure. One day when I get over my fear of boats in open water I would like to go on one. I plan on starting small with a sunset dinner cruise and work my way up to the big cruises!

David
3 years ago

I have wanted to do a cruise for quite some time with my daughter. I know it would be a lot of fun. I hope we get to go on one in the near future.

Gill Trotman
3 years ago

I have to agree with you, a cruise is the best when it comes to spending time with family on the holidays! We try to take a cruise every couple of years and there’s always some sort of entertainment for everybody! Great post and photos! Thanks for sharing!

KeshiaRichmond
KeshiaRichmond
3 years ago

Cruises are super fun with a lot of great things to do for everyone

KeshiaRichmond
KeshiaRichmond
3 years ago

I really enjoy cruises. I am sure they are great with a family.

Christine Weis
3 years ago

I am definitely planning on taking a cruise for my next family vacation. I have never been on a cruise but my parents have gone a cruise every year and rave about it. I can’t wait!!!

Sara | mshealthesteem.com

My parents recently went on their first cruize and ADORED it! It really is a magnificent get-away ^^. Thanks for sharing. Perhaps I should go with them next time :).

Snehal
3 years ago

A cruise activity has been on my travel list for ages! We will be planning out one soon. Visiting multiple destinations sounds fun and exciting! 😀

artchee
artchee
3 years ago

I’ve never been to a cruise and it would be great if I can take my family with me on a cruise someday. :0)

Elizabeth O
Elizabeth O
3 years ago

When I was a kid, my parents took us on quite a few cruises and we loved them. I haven’t been on one in ages.

Lisa Favre
3 years ago

I’ve never been on a cruise but now you’re really making me want to go on one! I love the idea of the multi destinations – such a huge advantage of cruises vs. going to one resort.

Terri Steffes
3 years ago

We took our 13 year old daughter on her first cruise back in the day and she loved it. I think she would have liked it more if we had brought someone for her to hang with.

Jessica Hughes
3 years ago

I’ve been on a couple cruises with my family and theyre the best! I think people seem to think that they are primarily for adults, but thats far from the case!

Fatima Torres
3 years ago

I’ve heard from other local families that going on a cruise is the best way to enjoy the time with family. I mean, there’s little to no technology included. Definitely a bonus in my book.

Emmanuel Damian
3 years ago

I haven’t tried a cruise yet. I’m quite afraid. Your photos with fambam is so cute and fun! I might reconsider it.

Heather
3 years ago

Cruises are just the best! They are wonderful family vacations to take!

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