Are you thinking about taking your family on a holiday cruise? A cruise can be a fantastic way for families to have fun on holiday, but there’s a lot of different cruise lines to choose from. For families, there’s a handful of cruise lines that do a particularly good job of providing family-oriented amenities and entertainment—Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. These three are sure to provide some of the best family cruises for 2018 and 2019.
A cruise makes a perfect family holiday, as with most or all activities and entertainment included, as well as accommodation and meals, it’s a cost-effective and convenient way to enjoy time together as a family. Booking the perfect accommodation can be difficult for large families, but choosing one of these top cruise lines for families makes it much easier. The Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Celebrity Cruises all offer a range of interior and exterior staterooms that can comfortably accommodate most families, as well as large suites that are ideal to book for family cruises.
The Royal Caribbean cruise line is well known for its family-friendly cruises. With its huge range of kid-friendly activities and entertainment, such as the Adventure Ocean youth program and the Dreamworks Experience, it’s widely thought of as one of the best cruise lines for families to consider for a cruise holiday. Kids of all ages can enjoy fun-filled days of adventure, while parents can relax in the adults-only Solarium pool, or have a restorative treatment at the Spa. The largest family staterooms sleep up to 6 people, and in the newer class of ship, such as the Quantum class, modular staterooms make it easy for larger families to book interconnected rooms. Suites offer a wide range of luxury accommodation, with the largest suites, including the Royal and Royal Loft suites, sleeping up to 8 people in one-of-a-kind style.
With a range of four different classes of stateroom, Celebrity Cruises offers something for everyone. Concierge Class staterooms include a range of services and amenities, such as priority check-in, and a concierge service, while Suite Class staterooms—which include Penthouse and Royal suites—have access to a personal butler and private restaurant. There’s also Aqua Class suites, which provides a personal concierge to arrange spa services, wellness-centered activities, and exclusive access to a health-focused specialty restaurant.
The Norwegian Cruise line offers excellent family-friendly accommodation, with the opportunity to book connecting staterooms making it easy for even large families to find suitable rooms. Onboard Norwegian Cruise ships are also where you’ll find Haven suites. The Haven offers a fantastically luxurious experience for family cruises, with personal concierge and butler services, a private sun deck, and other exclusive services. The huge suits in The Haven are perfect for large families and include a 3-bedroom villa that sleeps up to 8 people, along with a family villa that sleeps up to 6, and a range of deluxe suites that sleep, 3-6 people. Haven accommodation can be found on Epic, Breakaway, and Breakaway Plus ships.