Not all cruise lines are created equal, especially when it comes to being kid-friendly. Most cruise lines have ample activities for adults, but many fall short when it comes to keeping the kids and teens entertained. If youa��re looking to take a cruise with the entire family and you have little ones, herea��s a look at 5 of the best cruise lines for kids.
Disney Cruise Line
Ita��s probably no surprise that Disney Cruise Line made the top of the list. Disney cruise ships are virtually bursting at the seams with kid-friendly activities. On board, families can enjoy character dining and meet and greets, story time, games and out-of-this-world playgrounds. The ships boast a variety of themes from Toy Story to Star Wars. Parents get some perks, too, like an adult-only pool and a variety of lounges, nightclubs, and bars.
Royal Caribbean offers a plethora of activities to keep passengers of any age happy. Specifically, the kids will enjoy amenities like rock climbing walls, miniature golf, a water park and a video arcade, just to name a few. Higher class ships offer even more activities like a sky-diving simulator and roller skating links. The ships also offer special times for family dining and onboard babysitting services.
On a Norwegian cruise ship, youa��ll find kid-friendly activities like sporting amenities, movies, video games and even a circus school. Parents will appreciate the flexible dining plans, babysitting services and adults-only amenities like live jazz and comedy shows.
Carnival Cruise Line offers an entire Dr. Seuss-themed ship in its Seuss at Sea. Families will find activities like water slides, arcades, teen-only parties, and an IMAX theater. The ship boasts a water park, mini-golf and ropes course. Younger passengers will appreciate the Dr. Seuss story time and parade. Parents can take advantage of the babysitting services on board and enjoy the adults-only Serenity Retreat, where they can take advantage of hammocks, loungers and a bar.
MSC Cruises is a great choice for families. Some select sailings offer free tickets for kids, which parents are sure to appreciate. The kids will enjoy things like sports, dancing, a water park, and LEGO-themed playrooms.