When you plan a cruise for your family, you’re the best judge of how much cabin space you need. If you plan to be up on deck or exploring the shore most of the time, using your cabin just to shower and sleep, consider an economical standard inside or outside stateroom. But, if you need a little more elbow room to be happy, consider a cabin designed with families in mind. You’ll spend a bit more, but the extra space and amenities may raise everyone’s enjoyment of your family cruise vacation.
Disney Cruise Line caters to families, and its ships offer many connecting cabins so parents and kids can enjoy separate-yet-connected spaces. In addition to a full bath, most Disney cabins have an additional half bath, a major advantage for families. You can also go way upscale: on the Disney Magic, the Concierge Royal Suite with Veranda sleeps seven, with four TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows. You’ll love the walk-in closets, granite and marble baths, down duvets, and pillow menu.
Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Encore offers a Family Oceanview Cabin (technically it’s not a suite, so it’s easier on the budget). Kids can gaze at the water through the picture window or watch a movie on the big-screen TV. These cabins have great storage space, and larger bathrooms with bathtubs – a plus when traveling with little ones. Some Norwegian ships also have two-bedroom, two-bath villas in The Haven, a special ship-within-a-ship area. These villas have 24-hour butler service, plus exclusive pool and dining areas just for Haven guests. The Haven has a focus on tranquility, so this may be a good choice for families with older (or at least quieter) kids.
Most Royal Caribbean ships have a range of cabins designed for families, from interior cabins that accommodate a family of six to a lavish Presidential Family Suite that comfortably houses 14. If you want to go all-out on a memorable family cruise experience, the Ultimate Family Suite on Symphony of the Seas is spectacular. Use the in-suite slide to glide from the second level to the first (there are stairs, too). Have fun with the LEGO construction wall, the cinema room with gaming consoles, the dining table that converts to air hockey, the bunk room and much more. You’ll also have your own personal Royal Genie to provide concierge services for your family.
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