The Best Kids Cruises

The Best Kids Cruises
Cruising is one of the most popular and economical ways to travel ; you generally pay one price and meals, transportation and lodging are included. Cruising is an excellent way to travel with kids. Your family can visit many different locations without packing and unpacking repeatedly, making travel with children easier. Many cruise lines have great kiddie programs where your child will have unique fun and educational experiences and meet new friends, leaving some alone time for mom and dad.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney adds their special magic to their cruise ships, the Dream, the Magic and the Wonder. Disney cruises feature Disney character appearances and special programs for children from toddlers to teens. Special family deck parties, arcades and kids-only clubs and play centers allow children to explore and play under professional Disney-trained counselor supervision.

Adults are not forgotten. Each Disney ship has world-class spa facilities, lounges, adult shows and delicious cuisine. Disney cruises sail to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, the Mexican Riviera and Transatlantic.

Disney Cruise Line/Disney Vacations
P.O. Box 10238
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0238
800-951-3532
disneycruise.disney.go.com

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line calls themselves "the fun ships", and they strive to live up to their reputation. Most Carnival ships have multiple pools, some with gigantic waterslides. Three different age-specific kid clubs are on every Carnival ship, and they accept children from age 2 to 17. Activities include video game competitions, talent shows, outdoor movies, arts and crafts, shore excursions and more.

Carnival has great activities programs for adults too. Each ship has several lounges, a spa, a sports deck, live Broadway-caliber shows and a casino. Carnival ships travel the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Alaska, Mexico, Alaska, Europe and Hawaii.

Carnival Cruise Line
888-227-6482
carnival.com

Royal Caribbean International

With the launch of its new mega-class ship, Oasis of The Seas, Royal Caribbean brings cruising to a new level. This ship features a floating lounge, a park with real grass, a carousel, a water park for kids, miniature golf, zip lining and a theater with ice shows. Kids have an arts and crafts workshop, disco, lounge and science lab especially for them. While other Royal Caribbean ships may not have as many amenities, all have wonderful kid programs. Royal Caribbean sails to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Alaska, Europe, and just about anywhere else in the world where there's an ocean.

Royal Caribbean International
866-562-7625
royalcaribbean.com

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises offers kids and teens from 3 to 17 a selection of "funtivities", including cooking lessons, karaoke, video games, pizza parties and even a casino night. Kids are invited to two kid-only dinners and have special shore excursions just for them. Teens even have a special jacuzzi and sun deck area just for them. Parents have a choice of activities including live shows, fine dining, spa and fitness centers and casino action.

Princess Cruises
800-774-6237
princess.com

Article Written By Laine Doss

Laine Doss has been writing for years with an emphasis on fitness, travel and lifestyle issues. Doss has written for "Buzz" magazine, Examiner.com, Liberalwonk.com, Fashify.com and Laine Doss Green Travels. Doss has co-hosted a lifestyles-themed radio show and is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

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