Greek Cruises for Kids

Greek Cruises for Kids
Greece stands as one of the Western world's most ancient locations. Home to thousands of years of history, monuments and culture, it has become a primary tourist location in the Mediterranean. An area surrounded by spectacular beaches and sunny year-round weather, it becomes a popular tourist attraction each summer. Cruises throughout the area are one of the most common ways to tour the sites, and there are several that provide additional perks for children and families.

MSC Musica

A week-long cruise, the MSC Musica shows youngsters the Greek Isles without an extended boat stay. Departing from Venice once a week, the ship makes stops in Mykonos, Athens and Corfu. There are 1,000 cabins, 10 clubs and bars and a selection of restaurants and activities. There is an Internet cafe, library, casino and arcade, as well as tennis, jogging track and swimming pools. For family travelers, kids under 18 travel free with paid adult fare.

MSC Cruises
6750 N. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(800) 666-9333

Vision of the Seas

The Vision of the Seas is a member of the Royal Caribbean family, considered one of the most kid-friendly tour companies. Full of activity, guests on the ship, which holds more than 2,000 guests, can use a rock-climbing wall, kid's game room, swimming pools, sports and other arranged activities. Several on-board restaurants serve a variety of food, and most offer full-service bars. The tour lasts 10 days and stops in Crete, Rhodes and Kataklon. Dolphin swims, tours and shopping can all be arranged at different ports.

Royal Caribbean Cruises
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132
(866) 562-7625

Greek Cruise Ships

Available at several ports throughout the Mediterranean, there are many locally owned companies that feature smaller ships and detours to other areas, including Turkey. Built for comfort over speed, a tour on one of these "gulets" can last anywhere from one to two weeks. The smaller ships make it easier to stop at smaller ports, providing more opportunities for touring and other activities. Ships can house between eight and 14 guests, usually in cabins of four or seven people. The classic nature of the vessel and relaxed atmosphere make this a distinctive option for family travels.


Article Written By Sara John

Sara John is a professional writer and copy editor living in Des Moines, IA. She has worked professionally for seven years, and written articles for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, as well as other local publications. She is a graduate of Grand View University and holds a B.A. in journalism.

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