If you are considering a family summer cruise this year, it’s wise to find a cruise ship that will cater to the needs of all of your family members. Look for a cruise ship that has facilities and activity’s that will keep everyone happy, relaxed and occupied during their time away from shore. Many cruise lines now have babysitting and playroom facilities so that mom and dad can steal away some time to themselves to relax at the spa or work out at the gym while the kids participate in arts and crafts and scavenger hunts. A vacation is also a time for family’s to be together and have fun, so a cruise ship that encourages this would be a great family choice this summer. Many cruise ships offer state of the art movie theaters, sports facilities and activities that parents and kids can do together such as rock climbing. Be sure to book your summer cruise early to get the best rates, cruises during the summer vacation get booked very fast but be aware that cruise rates fluctuate on a daily basis so check around.
Here is a selection of websites that are dedicated to finding you your perfect family cruise and are packed with tons of information that you will need to be prepared to take your kids on a cruise this summer.
Disney Cruise Line
When most people think of family cruises, Disney Cruise Line springs to mind, so I will start with them! See their special offers and deals page to get reduced rates for your summer cruise by booking directly through their website. Check this page often as it is frequently updated. As an added bonus, their website has links for your kids for games, TV and music, so if your kids are Disney fans (who isn’t?), they will love checking out all this site has to offer.
Family Cruise is a great site to check out for family cruise information and boasts that it can save you up to 75% on your cruise. It’s packed with loads of information you need to prepare for your summer cruise with kids, it’s also well laid out and easy to navigate. I like this website because you can really refine your search to suit the needs of your family. You can find information on what’s available by age group, family reunion cruises and all important general cruise information such as tipping, dress code etc. Cruises are available with all the major cruise lines; Disney, Carnival, Celebrity, Cunard and more. You do need to register with the site to access the latest summer cruise deals and prices.
Cruisemates has a great deal of family cruising information. From family message boards to family cruising articles you will probably be able to find the answer to your questions here. A great resource to help you be informed before you set sail. Their cruise bargains link will take you to a page where you can find the best deals for a summer cruise.
Cruise Traveler Online
Cruise Traveler Online has general cruising information such as passports, cruise ship reviews and rankings and how to plan a cruise. The Price Watch Weekly shares the latest deals and discounts that they’ve found. You can sign up to subscribe to their newsletter to get regular updates in your inbox about the latest cruise news.
These websites should give you a great start if you are planning to take your family on a cruise this summer; you will find a mine of information about taking your family out to sea if you are a newbie cruise goer and you can get all the latest deals and discounts to keep within your budget.