Cruise is as enjoyable to children as it is for adults. It is fun, educative and hilarious earning them a space for liberty and experience of the high seas. Cruise plan should also be designed to fascinate the children. It should enable the child for free movement on board so that they feel just at home.
The layout should make room for playrooms and fun gadgets appealing to the children. Music, shows, ice-cream parlors and child friendly pools are sure to win the children’s heart as would other inbuilt gimmicks that would make the children remember the cruise for the rest of their lives.
Here are a few cruise liners that you would keep your kids happy and merry on the sea:
Disney Cruise Line:
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The fleet of four family ships named The Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are sure to keep your kids in the best of spirits on the sea. Hardly there are cruise liners of this standard giving special attention to the kids’ psyche.
The cruise line boasts of one of the best set-ups of kids’ clubs according to their age. The nursery for babies, Mickey’s Pool, Studio Sea offering interactive parent-kid activities, Walt Disney Theatre featuring hilarious shows and movies are few of the outstanding kid-engaging features that the cruise offers.
The rotating dining system is unique where the families can change restaurants maintaining the same servers and tablemates. The staterooms are with a special bath allowing the babies to bathe in real tubs instead of sink and shower.
British favorite P&O Cruise:
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Well known for music, shows and icecream, this cruise with five liners sail from Southampton crossing the Mediterranean, Fjords, Canaries and the Baltic. The cruise, in the true sense, offers value for money along with providing special arrangements for kids.
The Round-the-clock Reef club divided into age groups, puppet shows, creative dance classes, music sessions, game shows and even excursion trips like dolphin-watching, kayaking, mountain biking and RIB rides are more than enough to entertain the young souls. A messy baking session and cake decoration classes are added funs too!
Norwegian Cruise Line:
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You can expect no less fun-filling activities for your kids with this cruise liner, one of the reputed in class and cost. The Norwegian Jade sailing from Southampton is a real show stopper. Your kids can enjoy the Splash Academy categorized into age groups. For teenagers, Entourage is really exciting.
The activities in Splash Academy are further categorized according to the kids’ age which includes treasure hunts, circus school, art and crafts, plate spinning, rope spinning, storytelling, dodge ball etc.
In Entourage, video arcade, dancing and singing, graffiti classes are top entertaining activities. Family workshops are also included with game shows and pizza classes.
Royal Caribbean Cruise:
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The cruise, well known for adventures, has two family-friendly liners packed with engaging activities for kids. The children’s clubs namely Aquanauts, Explorers and Voyagers all include a watery paradise. The cruise in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation enables the younger fans to enjoy the sea voyage with their favorite animated movie characters.
Older ones can indulge in thrill packed body-boarding and surfing. The Living Room, nightclub with open mic and movie nights, karaoke and DJ are additional recreations for the teenagers. The Harmony of the Seas has 23 pools for the kids to splash with the breathtaking 100 ft plunge, the highest on sea slide.
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If your kid is fond of Legos, this would be the right one as the interactive Lego sessions help in building your kid’s crafting skills. The five different clubs namely Baby Care, Mini Club, Junior Club, Young Club and Teen’s Club are there for sheer entertainment of your kids.
From 2017 summer, a new sports session has been introduced for different age groups. Kids can also join interactive cooking classes guided by highly-rated chefs. The biggest ships have the Formula One simulator, 4D Cinema, family pools, mini- bowling area and virtual arcades. The Baby Care club allows parents leave their babies under the care of MSC staff. Baby caring equipment like bottle warmers, cribs and strollers are available free!