Cruises have become a big hit with families in the past decade with many ships having more facilities than most hotels! Neither parents nor children have to compromise as there are amenities for all. Children will have the time of their lives at the wide range activities that majority of cruise lines offer. With outdoor activities such as: water parks, mini golf, basketball, climbing walls and much more, there's plenty to wear out energetic kids from morning to night! Majority of Cruise lines offer a kids club program for children as young as 6 months old, with a day filled with fun.
We all know kids can be picky eaters, but that's covered with children friendly menus with all their home favourites. From chicken nuggets to mac’n’cheese they won’t be moaning! Or if a sweet treat is what they’re after they can eat as much ice-cream till their heart's content with many cruise ships having ice-cream stations. Some favorite family friendly cruise lines include Royal Caribbean and NCL, with freestyle dining, surfing at sea and Dreamworks.
If a bit of adult time is wanted choose a cruise line that offers babysitting or kids club, you can relax knowing they’re in safe hands. You can then head to the spa or even an adult only pool where you can unwind with a cocktail. In the evenings you can even attend an adult only show, as many cruise lines offer evening clubs too!
If you don’t fancy flying then why not take a cruise from Southampton, so you can cut out the airports and go straight into holiday mode. Many ships are returning to Southampton in 2019 and 2020, with itineraries to stunning destinations. Or why not try a short cruise that can range from 3 to 5 days for those quick getaways for you and the rest of the family.