Cruise ships can be the perfect family vacation solution. Your whole vacation is tied up in one easy package, making it easy to budget for and simple to plan. What’s more, there are plenty of great cruise ships out there that offer tons of fun facilities just for kids. These are some of the best cruises currently coasting through the Caribbean for your family to enjoy.
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean has two huge family-friendly ships, the Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. Both are equally fantastic when it comes to keeping your kids entertained at all times. From the four huge on-deck swimming pools to the ice skating rink and rock climbing wall, you can make sure that your kids are active and getting all of their energy out all day long. Trained counsellors take care of your kids and guide them through various age-appropriate programs, so that you and your partner can lay back and enjoy the beautiful Caribbean sun.
Carnival Cruise Lines
The huge Carnival Breeze is one of the best kid-friendly cruise ships on the ocean. Home to the world’s largest at-sea water park, this ship is a constant thrill ride for the whole family. The kids are divided up by age groups so that toddlers and small children are kept entertained with arts and crafts and playtime while older kids can have pool parties, ride down the huge water slides and hit the mini-golf course. There’s even an on-deck jumbo screen that shows family movies in the evenings and spacious cabins to keep the whole family comfortable throughout the cruise.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney has two supersized family cruise ships- the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. As you’d expect from the Disney brand, the ships are a fantasy land of excitement and wonder for children. The kids can get their adrenaline fix on the 765-foot AquaDuck watercoaster, explore the beautiful themed playrooms and eat plenty of delicious Disney-themed snacks. Pirates of the Caribbean fans will love the Pirates themed deck party that takes place on the ship, where they can see Jack Sparrow perform and watch the spectacular fireworks display. We especially love the Finding Nemo themed dining room, which will really make you feel like you’re floating underneath the ocean, rather than on top of it.
The Royal Princess ship is the newest in Princess Cruises’ stellar line-up, and it’s been designed especially for families to enjoy. There are huge kids club areas, complete with paddling pools for the smaller kiddies and a laser shooting range for them to battle it out. There are a massive variety of activities for every age group- the younger children can do arts and crafts and have dance parties, while older teens get karaoke competitions and a special Olympic games. The teenagers even get their own pool area to play, relax or read. The grownups aren’t left out either- the on-ship spa facilities and delicious dining make the experience a great one for the whole family.
You and your family can travel from Miami out into the Caribbean on the beautiful MSC Divina, a world-class cruise ship that has something for everyone. Grownups will be dazzled by the Swarovski crystal staircases and stunning interiors while kids can run wild and free around the on-ship water park and enjoy the huge water slides. There are large family suites, a variety of different dining options to suit fussy eaters and plenty of exciting shore excursions to give your whole family the chance to experience Caribbean living. The poolside gelato bar is also a firm family favorite.