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We'll help you pick the best family cruise, from choosing a cabin to booking kid-friendly tours in port. Whether you're traveling with babies or teens, a family of four or a multigenerational group, we provide expert tips on keeping everyone happy and eliminating hassles on the ship and ashore.

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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.
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Avoid tantrums shore when you follow our best tips for planning activities ashore with your family.
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Beijing -> Beijing -> Beijing -> Xian -> Xian -> Chongqing -> Shibaozhai -> Three Gorges Dam -> Three Gorges Dam -> Shanghai -> Shanghai -> Shanghai
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Seattle -> Cruising -> Ketchikan -> Tracy Arm -> Juneau -> Skagway -> Inside Passage -> Cruising -> Victoria -> Seattle
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Seattle -> Cruising -> Inside Passage -> Juneau -> Skagway -> Tracy Arm -> Cruising -> Victoria -> Seattle
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Vancouver -> Cruising -> Icy Strait -> Tracy Arm -> Juneau -> Ketchikan -> Cruising -> Vancouver
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Your main expectation is good all inclusive food and a day full of activites for you and your family. The buffet was closed the majority of the time leaving us to go to our room and order room service. We would go by the buffet any time of the day ... Read more
A cruise on a sailing cruise ship sounds like unbelievable heaven. Sailing on the Mediterranean, to all the beautiful ports on the French Riviera, sounds wonderful right? Boy was I wrong. First off we got rooms, side by side on the top. Our ... Read more
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Pacific Princess was amazing. Clean, friendly ship with very, very good food. We took a "mini suite" because it was us and 2 kids - the bathroom was spacious by cruise standards and the shower pressure amazing! We enjoyed the informational ... Read more
08/15
Just returned from the 8/23-8/30 sailing of the NCL Breakaway. As I found other pre-trip reviews helpful, I hope that I can provide insight for a future cruiser. For a frame of reference, we were 2 adults and 2 children (both children under 8 ... Read more
Background Information: We are a family of 4 (2 kids aged 6 and 8) and we were onboard for our first cruise with the kids. I did a lot of research beforehand and basically picked this ship because of my son's love of Guy Fieri (the burgers!) and for ... Read more
08/15
This was my second Carnival cruise, which we chose to avoid having to fly. My first experience with Carnival was not so great, as I much prefer Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. There were definitely some highlights and lowlights. Embarkation: ... Read more
Embarkation: absolutely terrible. Had to stand in line for an hour and a half - a lot of that was outside in the humid Galveston heat. Cabin: our favorite cabin ever Ship: we loved the layout of this ship. Easy to navigate and plenty of ... Read more
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