6 Reasons A Cruise Is The Perfect Vacation For Every Family

So you’re planning the big yearly family trip. You’ve looked over all of the options, taken one too many family votes, sent too many kids to timeout, argued your choice far too long. Let us help bring peace to the house. Planning a vacation should be as fun as the vacation itself. Here are the 6 reasons why a cruise vacation should be your next big family trip.

#1 The Variety Of Options

Let’s be honest, it’s hard to find common ground with your family on vacation. Your brother wants to go to the pool, your mother in law wants to go into port, your wife wants to take a nap. Luckily, modern cruise ships are packed with a variety of activities. From classic cruise bingo, to rock climbing, and cooking classes, it shouldn’t be too hard to find an activity the whole family can agree on. Even if you can’t agree, there’s enough options for everyone to find something they’ll enjoy. Sure beats the limiting choices of whether to stay at the resort or go into town.

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#2 Stateroom Choices

We only have a king bed, sir. That’s a phrase you won’t hear aboard most cruise ships. Cruise ships nowadays feature a wide variety of accommodations. From studio staterooms to multi-bedroom suites, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a stateroom or combination of staterooms that will meet the needs of your family. Plus, many cruise ships now feature staterooms for five guests with two separate bathrooms. How could you pass that up?

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#3 Freedom, Sweet Freedom

Sometimes kids just want to be kids. For many, that means heading out and having fun away from their parents. Cruise ships nowadays are well equipped to meet the needs of these kids. Kids clubs, teen clubs, group dinners, dance parties, arcades, arts and crafts, kids only shore excursions, no adult zones. Does this sound like freedom and fun or what?

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#4 Something For All Ages

Many ships literally offer something to do for every age of cruiser. Whether it be a nursery for the youngest of sailors, teen clubs for the rebellious pirates of the family, relaxing spa treatments for the Captain and First Officer, or live music for the seasoned Admirals of the fleet, cruise ships offer an endless choice of activities for the entire family. The entertainment and activities staff are there to provide a good time for all and that’s exactly what they do.

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#5 Affordability

Price alone makes a cruise the best reason for a family to cruise. One price for accommodations, dining, activities, entertainment, multiple ports, and the chance to grow closer together. There’s not a single land based vacation option that can offer you all of these features for one price.

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#6 The Chance To Be Close

Even though your family might be scattered across the ship or port during the day, the setting of the sun brings sailaway and the end of the day. As the day winds to an end, families have the chance to regroup, enjoy a nice dinner in a speciality restaurant, watch a movie under the stars, go for a stroll along the promenade, or take in a comedy show together. While cruise ships offer something for each member of your family, they also offer the chance to be close to those you love most. At sea, you’re suddenly free of the distractions brought down on the family from work, school, orthodontist appointments, soccer practices, science projects, nosy neighbors, etc. You’re free to be with the ones you love.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.