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Family Cruising Basics Family Cruising Basics
Learn everything you need to know about cruising with kids, from babysitting to kids' menus and activities.
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From kids clubs to family-friendly cabins, these cruise ships are tops for family cruises.
10 Tips for Planning a Kid-Friendly Day in Port 10 Tips for Planning a Kid-Friendly Day in Port
Avoid tantrums shore when you follow our best tips for planning activities ashore with your family.
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Port Canaveral (Orlando) -> CocoCay -> Cruising -> St. Thomas -> St. Maarten -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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San Juan -> Cruising -> Barbados -> St. Lucia -> Antigua -> St. Maarten -> St. Croix -> San Juan
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Los Angeles -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Puerto Vallarta -> Mazatlan -> Cabo San Lucas -> Cruising -> Los Angeles
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Not So Brilliant Artman50
Not so brilliance of the seas To say it was a terrible cruise may be a little dramatic. But it started with a pleasant phone call advising that we had been selected to upgrade to a balcony cabin for only 100$. How nice was that. Except when we ... Read more
I’m an older experienced cruiser who took 3 young grandsons, ages 4, 7, and 9 on a 5 night cruise to Hobart. We shared a quad balcony room: a king bed and bunks for the older boys. Embarkation: Very efficient, and welcoming. Plenty of ... Read more
Exceeded our expectations Shipshape mama
Never having been on a cruise before, I came across this website and thought it would be a good way to get some insight. I read about 30 reviews from guests aboard Pacific Aria since 2015. The large majority were so negative I became very ... Read more
Awful Cruise Priyesh Matabal
If you enjoy bad service, filth and bad food then this trip is for you. My wife, 3 yr old and myself went on the cruise to nowhere ex Durban on 29 Jan 2016. We booked a suite which was the only good part of the trip as it was large and luxurious ... Read more
My wife and I were in Florida for the month of January celebrating my retirement. We found this 2 night cruise and thought it would be a great way to end the month. We had been on 9 Royal Caribbean cruises and had been told Celebrity is a step up ... Read more
Splendour of the Seas has been sold to Thomsons for April 2016, but the ship was fine and no obvious sign of the ship under Royal Caribbean being run down. Once we all found the Royal Caribbean rep, we were picked up from Dubai airport and taken ... Read more
This was our 1st cruise as a family (all adults) centered on Bahama ports of call: Half Moon Cay island, and Nassau. Started out with simple annoyance, silly policy that confiscated (sealed 12pack) of soda. Trip seemed pretty routine, kind of ... Read more
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