If you’re ready to take your family out on the open water, a cruise can be one of the most relaxing and luxurious ways to spend some time away from land. There are many different kinds of cruises – some for singles, some for seniors, and some for other interest groups. But the best cruises we’ve found are those that are geared toward family.
Kids and families love cruises for many reasons. Kids can’t get too lost on a cruise ship, and there’s often scheduled activities, vibrant play areas, and epic options for food and entertainment. Comedians, musicals, and Disney characters are often on board to keep families happy and busy while they’re sailing the calm seas.
Cruise ships are also known to be great deals for the price. Typically all inclusive, you can purchase packages for the whole family, or buy a basic set of rooms and upgrade accordingly for activities. We’ve found the best cruise lines for kids, and your whole family will love these lines.
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream
This is the end-all be-all of cruises, and a veritable wonderland for kids. Your family will love the Disney Dream, as it boasts elaborate entertainment at the Walt Disney theatre, characters from Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and other Disney classics on board, and educational activity centers for your little sailors. There’s also a fairy forest for your imaginative children – of course, it belongs to Tinker Bell. And for the rambunctious ones, there’s Goofy’s Sports Deck – complete with a basketball court and mini golf. It’s fun for the whole family, and often departs and arrives in Orlando. Whether you’re flying in or being transported from Disney, consider an Orlando limo service to round out your family vacation with the royal treatment. Also boasting a car service, Noble Transportation is the best in town for all your travel needs, and we will make sure you arrive to your cruise in style!
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic and Disney Wonder
The two other Disney cruises are as relaxing and fun as the luxurious Disney Dream. The Oceaneer Club is the most popular stop for kids of all ages, and includes PlayStations, Disney movies, a huge pirate play ship, and dress-up costumes! For the tiny tots, there’s a splash pool for toddlers with a waterslide and fun fountains. And if your family is adventurous – there’s the Studio Sea nightclub, where you can do group karaoke! The cabins are some of the best on any cruise ship you’ll find, and you can pre-order baby supplies for the littlest of your crew. Departing from Orlando and making a stop at Disney’s private Caribbean island, you can rent an Orlando limo service to get you to the ship on time. Almost all of the activities on board are free, and there’s a drop off nursery.
Other great cruises for kids are Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Epic. This cruise ship is known for its sports activities and waterslide. Royal Carribean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas have water parks, climbing walls, mini golf, basketball, and surfing simulators – and that’s just the stuff for kids! Royal Carribean’s Freedom Class ships are also hugely popular and filled with kid’s activities. Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic are megaships that pack mega activities and enrichment for the whole family.
No matter what cruise line you choose, when departing from Orlando, Noble Transportation is your best bet for getting to and from your port of call. You can call or book online, but reserve your spot today – and you’ll be cruising in no time!