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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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Beijing -> Beijing -> Beijing -> Beijing -> Xian -> Xian -> Lhasa -> Lhasa -> Chongqing -> Shibaozhai -> Three Gorges Dam -> Three Gorges Dam -> Wuhan -> Shanghai -> Shanghai
81% Loved It
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Seattle -> Cruising -> Juneau -> Skagway -> Ketchikan -> Victoria -> Seattle
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Venice -> Cruising -> Dubrovnik -> Kotor -> Kefalonia -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Florence (Livorno) -> Monaco -> Saint-Tropez -> Barcelona -> Barcelona
69% Loved It
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Batsfjord -> Berlevag -> Vardo -> Kirkenes -> Skjervoy -> Oksfjord -> Hammerfest -> Mehamn -> Kjollefjord -> Honnigsvag -> Havoysund -> Svolvaer -> Stokmarknes -> Stamsund -> Sortland -> Tromso -> Finnsnes -> Harstad -> Risoyhamn -> Bronnoysund -> Sandnessjpen -> Rorvik -> Bodo -> Ornes -> Nesna -> Kristiansand -> Molde -> Trondheim -> Bergen -> Alesund -> Torvik -> Maloy -> Floro
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Barcelona -> Nice -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Positano (Amalfi) -> Cruising -> Venice -> Venice -> Bologna -> Kotor -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Barcelona
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Shanghai is a beautiful city and even more beautiful at night. I would compare the ability to use public transportation (Subway) as easy as it is in NYC, with most everything (street signs, subway communication) written in Chinese as well as ... Read more
We have sailed on Liberty of the Seas several times and were very surprised at the change in service, food and general appearance. The food in the dining room was almost inedible...I sent my dinner back more than once and finally settled on eating ... Read more
Awesome Fun Ship Jlzahar7
08/15
Dont believe the mehative reviews!! Experienced cruiser- we have sailed with many cruise lines and Carnival does a fantastic job of being well rounded--family activities, food and excellent service. The one area i would suggest improvement would be ... Read more
Wouldn't cruise again. glendaviv@hotmail.com
08/15
We've cruised on other Cruises and this was our first Norwegian Cruise. We only had the option to dine in one dining room and then the upstairs buffet as they had a large group in the one dining room. The food was tasteless and the deserts were ... Read more
Having previously cruised with RCCL, I booked this 2 night taster cruise to find out how P&O did things. I travelled with my Husband and 15 YO daughter and my Mother and Father in Law. MIL has mobility issues. We arrived at the Port at ... Read more
08/15
Just got back from Kiel to London mini cruise with the in-laws on Queen Elizabeth. We were a little worried about the recent negative reviews, but ended up having a great time. The service/staff were very attentive, polite and professional. We ... Read more
Just returned from a week away with my wife and two teenage kids aboard the Island Escape, and despite the sometimes bad reviews, can well and truly say that a good time was had by all. We chose this cruise because of the stops at Civitaveccia for ... Read more
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