Canadian Empress for Families
At first glance this would appear not to be a ship at all geared to families. There are no organized activities, there's no children's onboard facility. But one couple brought their pre-teen children who had a ball - in large part because crew members took such pleasure in including them in activities and projects (from helping with tying up the ship to ringing the bell for dinner). The passengers, too (many grandparents among them) took them under their wing and played puzzle games with them. It was clear that the kids - who incidentally won the shuffleboard tournament - were having a great time, but I would not recommend this cruise line for families whose children are very young or who need lots of entertaining.