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I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel, dba Cruise Holidays.

Monday, October 2, 2023

Ships for Multigenerational Cruising

If your extended family likes to vacation together and you want to include everyone – youngest to oldest – in your next getaway, consider a family cruise. It’s a lovely way to make special memories by exploring new places together.

Larger ships can be especially good for multigenerational groups because they have activities your whole crew can enjoy together: think pools, deck games, and live shows. They also have activities for specific age groups, like toddler play areas, special clubs for kids and teens, and casinos and nightclubs for adults.

These are a few big ships we think are terrific for multigenerational family groups:

On Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, everyone loves the special effects-laden trip down the AquaMouse water slide. The whole family can also enjoy immersive experiences in themed restaurants that are based on the Marvel cinematic universe, the glittering world of Frozen, and the Golden Age of Hollywood. There are spaces and activities for kids, tweens, and teens, but also some reserved just for adults, including the Star Wars-themed Hyperspace Lounge.

If your family loves amusement park thrills, consider Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Prima, and its three-level, 14-turn go-kart track. Anyone who is under 55” tall (or just doesn’t want to drive) can watch from the observation area at the top of the track. For even more excitement visit The Drop, a heart-pumping, 10-story-high dry slide. The family can also have fun watching live entertainment in a three-story theater, splashing at the Aqua Park, or playing virtual reality games in the Galaxy Pavilion.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships are some of the largest at sea, with seven different neighborhoods brimming with activities. Your family can explore the Royal Promenade, lined with shops, cafes, and clubs; Central Park, where quiet pathways wind among real trees and flowers; Entertainment Place, which features live theater and ice-skating performances; and the carnival-themed Boardwalk, complete with a handcrafted wooden carousel. Kids can play with new friends in the Youth Zone, while adults can head to the spa and fitness center.

If your family would rather enjoy some small-ship luxury, one option is the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s Evrima. This elegant yacht has a dedicated space where kids aged 4 to 12 can play and learn, with eco-themed activities led by a youth counselor.

To learn more about these and lots of other options for multigenerational family fun at sea, talk with Anita, your professional travel advisor.

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