Cruising is traditionally a popular choice for couples going on holiday together, but more and more multi-generational groups are taking to the seas as part of their annual holiday. As ships begin to cater more for younger guests and children’s facilities continue to get better and better, it’s clear to see there are many benefits to choosing a family cruise in 2018. But what makes this type of holiday such a great option for parents and children travelling together?
Relax Together Or Apart
Whilst you may want to all sit together around the pool and chill-out, if one member of the family wants to go off and do their own thing, they can. Teenagers have the freedom of the ship and the chance to try fantastic activities such as the FlowRider surf simulator and mini-golf while mum and dad can relax in the knowledge that they can’t go too far. Younger children can be dropped off at the kid’s club to enjoy fun and games that are designed to suit their age and cruise lines such as Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean have nursery facilities so that newer parents can have some time to themselves.
With the opportunity to see so many different places in one trip, a cruise is definitely an educational experience. The amazing shore excursions offered will give the family a chance to learn together, discovering history, culture and cuisine whilst making great memories. Even onboard activities like cookery classes and pub quizzes can bring families together.
Cruising Is Hassle-Free
The very thought of having to guide your children through an airport and onto a plane, before also entertaining them during the flight, is enough to put some people off a family holiday. However, sailing directly from the UK on board a state-of-the-art cruise ship couldn’t be easier. Your holiday can start almost straight away and you can take your nearest and dearest to exotic locations without having to stress about the logistics.
There Is A Wealth Of Food Options
Another worry during your typical family holiday is that you will struggle to find somewhere to eat every night that satisfies everyone’s tastes. This can often mean going back to the same restaurant time and time again and playing it safe with menu options so that each member of the family is catered for.
In contrast, a cruise holiday offers a wide range of restaurants to suit every taste. Buffet options will keep everyone happy and allow them to pile their plates high, whilst speciality venues mean you can indulge in a particular country’s cuisine or enjoy a unique dining experience. It’s so easy to find a different place every night, giving children plenty of choice when it comes to finding something they like. Plus, the best part is that many of the dining options will be included in your cruise fare.
All in all, cruising is a fantastic holiday choice for families looking to relax and see the sights in one trip. It will bring you closer together and the ‘something for everyone’ nature of the ships will mean you will all return home looking forward to the next cruise, regardless of age and interest. Check out our family cruises or simply call us to book.