Ocean Cruise - Best for Families

David Ashworth on 19 November 2019

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Ever wondered which cruise operator would be best for your family holiday but never knew where to start - here's my favourites!

Royal Caribbean International

At Royal Caribbean, family comes first. They've thought of every little detail to give you an unforgettable family holiday, from start to finish. Discover breath-taking family holiday destinations around the world, staying in family-friendly staterooms or suites. There are slides, pools and splash parks, a carousel, rock climbing, ice skating, surfing, ziplining, video games, bumper cars and more. And with almost everything included in the one price, you know you’re always getting great value for money.

Disney Cruise Line

A Disney cruise brings families together to create long-lasting memories with original, musical live shows, dazzling deck parties, incredible destinations like a private island and so much more. Behold Broadway-quality live shows, dance beneath fireworks at a Pirate-themed deck party and come face-to-face with popular Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters. Looking for a relaxing retreat or an extravagant suite? All staterooms feature innovative comforts and modern amenities for families looking to travel the high seas in high style. Savour artfully-prepared, gourmet specialities, abundant buffets and quick-service bites inside restaurants peppered with Disney magic and delight in the convenience of 24-hour room service. Splash it up with the entire family in themed pools and at aqua play areas and make waves riding twisting water slides. At Disney Castaway Cay exclusive to Disney Cruise Line Guests, you’re invited to find your place in the sun at our expansive family beach, snorkel in sparkling lagoons, glide down water slides and feast on a mouthwatering barbecue lunch.

MSC Cruises

Your children are always made to feel special on MSC Cruises also designed for kids. From activities like excursions, to clubs and events that give both kids and their parents time for themselves and an opportunity to make new friends. MSC Cruises is a family company and pay special attention to the needs of children and their parents. Along with activities that the whole family can enjoy together, they have a number of kid’s clubs onboard all their ships with dedicated activities and facilities. Some kids clubs are developed together with LEGO® and Chicco, to entertain kids of all ages from toddlers to teens.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Experience an unforgettable family holiday with Norwegian Cruise Line. From dodge ball to cupcake decorating, there are lots of activities all over their ships for every age group. Plus, kids can learn to juggle at Circus School in Splash Academy and teens have the coolest themed parties in Entourage - the complimentary youth programmes. These are the moments you’ll remember. Cruise Norwegian and see why they were voted Best Family Experience by Travel Weekly.

P&O Cruises

Why not try out their range of family-friendly ships and kids clubs included in the price of your holiday? Each ship will be slightly different, but you'll still find enthusiastic and qualified Reef Rangers in each Reef club, with programmes and activities suited to the age group. School holiday cruises for you - there's a selection of family-friendly cruises in the school holidays, from half-term breaks and summer holidays to Easter escapes and Christmas cruises, you can find the perfect cruise holiday for all the family to enjoy.

Celebrity Cruises

Onboard Celebrity Cruises® there are activities and venues designed for every age group. The fully customisable Camp at Sea programme features uniquely designed activities, meaning your kids will enjoy a new Camp at Sea experience on every Celebrity cruise. Add in family-friendly dining options, sports courts, pool-volleyball, and shore excursions, and you've got the perfect family holiday. They'll take care of your crew so you can relax. Discover your perfect family holiday across the Easter or summer school holidays onboard this award winning fleet, including brand new Celebrity Apex.

Princess Cruises

Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you’ll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Two Bedroom Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub. Get more out of your family holiday when you sail with Princess. Instead of amusement park attractions on board, Princess offers a variety of programs that brings the colours, cultures and flavors of the places you visit on board, as well as ashore through immersive shore excursions. From Discovery at SEA activities to local cuisine, regional entertainment and mind-expanding activities, you'll see the world in a whole new way and come back new.

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