Family friendly cruise bucket list

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Cruises.

Never something I thought were very good for children until I discovered that they are blooming great for children. With children’s activities on board, kids clubs, swimming pools and even babysitting services – who wouldn’t want to set sail on the seas?

I now really like the idea of a cruise. My mum and dad went on one not long before he got ill, my mum has been on another since he passed away, and the in laws rave about them all the time! His dad even said we should get married on one! Not going to happen as far too complicated (and expensive for guests!), but a nice idea!

So, family friendly cruises are out there. I wouldn’t want to end up on a non-family friendly one, where my kids are annoying the hell out of all the passengers, so research needs to be done with this kind of thing. So here is my family friendly cruise bucket list!

Anthem Of The Seas

I might as well start big right? The Bahamas is the ultimate dream for so many. Paradise island! I would love to explore the crystal clear seas and the sunny climes. And what better way to do it that on the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas – a completely family friendly (and amazing looking) ship? They have stuff on board for tots to teens and it looks incredible. Baby classes, interactive sessions for 18-36 month olds, award winning kids programmes to keep them entertained, and a teen zone where they can play games, sport and even head to the nightclub. And for the adults? Well there is an on board theatre, music hall and a whole host of thrill seeking activities to choose from – some of which the kids might like to join you on!

Princess Cruises

There is so much to do on board these ships that I don’t think we would know where to start. I mean, there are places for younger and older kids to hang out, sports, games, survival activities, talent shows, arts and crafts, science, teen parties and dance classes. And not forgetting the club 18-20 which is perfect for those older young adults. And for the parents? There are shows galore, spas, fitness areas and classes, and wine tastings (winner!). And for this one, I think I would explore the Mediterranean and Greek Isles because that is somewhere that I would love to go.

Carnival Legend

For the ultimate adventure, this voyage to Alaska sounds amazing. Yep, I know – it’s another biggie but I’m aiming high! With on-board activities like game shows, mini golf, waterslides and a camp for 2-11 year olds (plus much more), the kids would have an absolute blast!  Meanwhile, I could be having a blast in the adult only retreat – or maybe that’s just wishful thinking!

Disney Cruises

This is the pinnacle of a family holiday right? I have done Disney twice before but never on a boat! With character experiences, live shows, deck parties and kids clubs, along with spas, salons and pools – it’s like Disney heaven on the sea. Plus they have Castaway Cay – Disney’s private island which is reserved only for guests on Bahamian and Caribbean cruises. I’m there!

So there we go. My top four cruises that I would love to go on with the kids.

Writing this post has literally left me salivating at the thought of these amazing holidays. It would be a perfect way to honeymoon after our wedding in 2020! Plenty to do for the boys and plenty of relaxation for us. I’d better get saving!

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