Family Travel Question:
Q | What is a great cruise for a family with a wide range in children's age?
My sister and I want to take a cruise with all our kids (and husbands) but there's a wide range of the children's ages, from toddler to teen. Which cruise is best? -Cara, NV
A | Disney Cruise Line for kids of all ages
I often joke that Disney Cruise Line should pay me because I am always recommending them…to my blog readers…in interviews…to my friends and family…and to pretty much anyone who is seeking a family vacation that keeps not only the children happy but also the parents!
While most cruise lines do not accept children under the age of two or three in their kids’ clubs, babies and tots ages three months to three years are given loving care in Disney’s at sea nurseries. And three- to ten-year-olds have a blast in Oceaneer camps baking cookies in the Ratatouille Cooking School, training to be a pirate like Captain Hook, or having a stomping good time on the MagicPlayfloor aboard Disney’s new ship, Dream. Tweens ages 11 to 13 can sing Karaoke and embark on scavenger hunts in Edge, a club created just for them. Even teens (ages 14 to 17) have their own hangout, Vibe, where they can play videogames, chill with newfound friends, and dance the night away at teen dance parties.
Broadway-caliber shows that entertain all ages, pools and splash areas for all ages (including babies!), family-friendly dining, plus adult-only spaces make Disney Cruise Line a great option for families with children of various ages. With cruises in Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and more there’s sure to be a destination that will please travelers of every variety. Disney even tailors shore excursions to meet the needs of children of various ages (and their parents!). Read more about why I love Disney Cruise Line for families.
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