Monday Myth Busters: Cruising Isn’t for Children?
Cruising isn’t for children? Utter nonsense! With such a diverse range of children’s activities and facilities the problem isn’t finding a family-friendly cruise but deciding which one to book.
All ages are catered for with babysitting services, nurseries, children’s clubs for ages 3 to 17, plus a wide range of activities as diverse as chocolate bar making, rock-climbing, ice-skating, water parks, DJ classes, high-tech video games, arts and crafts sessions, surf simulators and circus school.
In addition to supervised activities available on board, many cruise lines also offer family friendly shore excursions including dolphin watching, sea kayaking, cycling trips and RIB rides, giving you the chance to balance some ‘adults only’ time with plenty of family bonding.
They may lack the water parks and kids’ clubs but river cruises can still be family-friendly, in particular for older children eager to learn about the world around them through shore excursions to medieval castles, art galleries, and to restaurants where they can try new cuisines.
Many river cruise lines carry bikes on board and offer language lessons, games, and arts and crafts activities to keep the whole family entertained and engaged.
Whatever your children’s age and interests, with a little research you will be able to find a cruise holiday that they – and also you – will enjoy!
Written by Sarah Glayzer