More than 30 million people are expected to take a cruise this year, more than ever before. You might think of cruises being something retired couples do but modern cruising is a family-friendly activity. Here are our top picks for family cruises.

Disney Cruises

If you’re looking for a company with family-friendly credentials, then Disney has to be first on the list. With the company’s famous characters on board, and pirate-themed meals every moment is sure to delight your younger members. There’s plenty of entertainment to keep them busy all day.

Royal Carribean Family Cruises

Royal Carribean is one of the largest cruising companies and has an enviable reputation for delivering amazing vacations. When it comes to kid-friendly cruises, some of their ships come equipped with climbing walls, ice rinks, water slides, bumper cars, and zip lines.

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival owns some of the most famous cruising brands, including Princess (the line of the Love Boat) and Cunard. They cater well for families including onboard water parks and basketball courts to keep the kids entertained. There are also adult-only areas to retreat to for couples time.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity earns their place on this list of best cruises for kids because they consider children of every age. Kids clubs are available from toddler age up to teens. Or use their babysitting service so every member of the family can enjoy cruise vacations with Celebrity.

Norwegian Cruise Line

The vibrant decorations on the ships and the children’s menus available in every restaurant make sure that kids feel welcome on board. To help control budgets, Norwegian offers all-inclusive cruise packages and plenty of child-friendly activities throughout the day.

MSC Cruises

Children under 11 sale for free, all year round, on MSC ships while under 17’s are free on selected ships and cruises. With bowling alleys, lego rooms and water parks there is plenty for younger visitors to do while they are on board, and quiet retreats for the adult passengers, too. With destinations all around the world, there is no limit to the experiences you could have with your family, with MSC.

Costa Cruises

Would your kids like to be a Princess for a day? Or a Captain in Training? Costa offers both these options, to give your kids an amazing holiday experience and you the time to rest and relax.

There is an impressive range of activities for children. They also offer arts and crafts sessions, treasure hunts and pool parties. Costa Cruises have made a commitment towards sustainability which includes lowering the emissions from their cruise ships.

What’s Stopping You?

Cruise companies going out of their way to offer such comprehensive family cruises. They’re a great option you should consider for your family’s vacation this year. We’re confident that, once you give cruising a try, you will be hooked.

If finances are putting you off, then you might find our article about taking out a personal loan for a vacation to be useful. Or for more articles about dream vacations, check out our travel archive today.