Family Travel Question

Q | We’re usually independent travelers, but having children has thrown us for a loop. Should we try a cruise?

-Amy, Saint Louis, MO

Family Travel Answers

Amie O’Shaughnessy - Ciao Bambino By

Traveling with young children: Cruising and family-friendly accommodations

Tweet Although we haven’t gone on a family cruise yet, many of our readers have reported back that this is a fantastic way to unpack once yet still see a wide variety of destinations and sights.  Buyer beware, however—it’s essential to fully understand exactly how a specific cruise line and ship manages kids of various […]

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Jennifer Miner - The Vacation Gals By

Family cruising: Maybe, maybe not

Tweet Look, cruise vacations are hugely popular, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. However, they can be quite…frustrating, let’s say, for independent travelers.  It’s the nature of the beast that more time is spent onboard than off, and the overriding culture of most cruise trips involves a lot of lazing around (then there’s the […]

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Jamie Pearson - Travel Savvy Mom By

Your first family cruise

Tweet That depends.  If by “independent” you mean you like to explore without a timetable, find off-the-beaten path beaches, cafés, and restaurants, and avoid anything remotely touristy, then probably not. If, on the other hand, you are so exhausted that you could really use a break from all the cooking, laundry, and decision making that […]

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Colleen Lanin - The Travel Mama By

Cruising is a great option for families

Tweet A cruise is a great option for families because there are so many activities to keep both kids and adults entertained. If you would like to travel to multiple destinations, once you board there are no train schedules to manage or planes to catch; plus you need to unpack only once. Some cruise lines […]

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