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The Best Cruise Lines For Families In 2021

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Many American families are planning and looking forward to their next cruise vacation. The best family cruises in the market today offer an environment where family members of all ages can have fun. Besides the wonderful family time, your kids will get the opportunity to play with others, while the adults get to enjoy themselves too.

If you are wondering what the best cruises are out there with great activities to keep the children occupied and parents happy, look no further. We have gathered some information and put together this list of best cruises for families. 

The Best Cruise Lines For Families

Disney Cruise Lines

Is there a better way to vacation with family than to cruise with your favorite Disney characters? Disney Cruise Lines has the same family centric vibe that their beloved amusement parks do. Disney ships have waitstaff trained to accommodate those picky eaters and cabins that contain one and a half bathrooms to cater to the little ones. Attractions such as the Marvel Avengers Academy and fast waterslides will keep your teens happy. For the adults, Disney Cruise Line has exciting nightlife, intimate dining, and spa facilities available. 

On any of the line’s four ships, your favorite Disney characters pose for photos and perform in many musical productions based on the studio’s hit movies. In 2022, Disney will introduce the 2,500 passenger Disney Wish and fans of the cruise line will be eager to journey on the line’s first new ship in a decade.

Carnival Cruise Lines

This year, Carnival Cruise Lines will launch a new ship, the Mardi Gras. This new ship will have the distinction of being the first to have a rollercoaster at sea. The Seuss at Sea program has children read Dr. Seuss classics, and even get a visit from The Cat in the Hat at the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast. 

Camp Ocean has activities for children ages 2-11, and there are separate clubs for tweens and teens as well. Carnival is a great cruise line for families with ships featuring video arcades, waterparks, outdoor rope courses and much more for family fun.

Princess Cruises

The Alaskan journeys on Princess Cruises are one of the best choices for a mutigenerational family cruise. Families can participate in a virtual scavenger hunt or play in the digital Escape Room, available on the newest ships. Teens will be delighted to spend time in their own beach club.

Camp Discovery offers fascinating science challenges to children ages 3-12 that are in the spirit of popular TV shows MythBusters and Shark Hunters

Royal Caribbean

Many families compare a cruise on Royal Caribbean to a visit to an amusement park. The various ships in this cruise line have such kid friendly activities like bumper cars, ice skating rinks, thrill slides, zip lines, and simulated surf machines, plus much more. For ages 3-12, The Adventure Program offers fun science experiments.

The Adventure of the Seas cruises include a two day stay at Perfect Day at CocoCay, where you can ride North America’s tallest waterslide at Thrill Waterpark

Norwegian Cruise Line

This wonderful cruise line has family fun for all ages. You can race a go cart on a track high above the ocean on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ newest ships. Your teenagers will love spending time in a club specially for them.

Parents and kids alike will enjoy the video arcades, outdoor laser tag, and splashing around at the Aqua Parks. For the little ones, there is a Circus School, where they can perform their own show for parents. 

Lindblad Expeditions

This cruise line is great for families that prefer nature experiences. The line has a partnership with National Geographic and created a special program called National Geographic Global Explorer. In this program, offered on Galapagos Islands and Alaska cruises, children can have hands on marine learning experiences. The program participants spend time recording wildlife sightings, collecting plankton, drive inflatable Zodiacs, and so much more. 

Don't hesitate to book your next journey on one of these best cruise lines for families.


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