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Family Cruises

Family cruises are the perfect way to holiday, stress-free with minimal planning. With options of no-fly family cruises from Southampton, it has never been easier to keep the kids under control during the stressful travelling time. A family cruise holiday is something that everyone can enjoy with the amazing facilities on board the most incredible ships.

From water slides, bowling alleys, go karting and much more, there is always something exciting to entertain children of all ages. Plus, many ships include kids clubs where adults can spend the day relaxing with peace of mind that their children are safe and occupied.

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On family-based cruise ships, they offer higher occupancy cabins or interconnecting rooms so all the family can stay together. These types of cabins tend to be in high demand so it’s always best to book early.

Which Cruise Lines Offer Family Cruises?

Royal Caribbean

Onboard Royal Caribbean, family comes first. These incredible ships are designed with family in mind. From slides, pools and splash parks to rock climbing, bumper cars and ziplining, there is something for kids of all ages. These award-winning family cruises are great value for money with everything included in one price and a host of epic activities for tots to grandparents. This will be a holiday to remember.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises are renowned for their reputation of knowing how to create the best cruises for kids. They pay extra attention to the needs of children and teens whilst also keeping parents in mind. Enjoy fun time together or quality time separately with dedicated Kids Clubs, a Doremi family disco and sports tournaments on board. Whilst the parents are relaxing by the pool, kids can splash around in the aquapark. Some ships also offer the adrenaline rush of a zip line, an immersive VR experience, an XD cinema and a MSC Formula racer. For family evening entertainment, enjoy a Broadway-style show or take part in the LEGO Experience on board. Climb on board Virtuosa, Bellissima, Grandiosa, World Europa, Seascape, Seaview or Seaside for an unforgettable family cruise holiday.

Disney Cruises

From incredible entertainment to meeting characters, Disney Cruises is the ultimate family cruise holiday. With arts and crafts for the kids and adult-only areas, each member of the family can make the most of their time onboard. In fact, kids get their own deck to themselves whilst parents can relax in exclusive spaces like the spa, pool or coffee lounge. A Disney cruise creates lasting memories for all the family with a private island visit, mouth-watering dining with characters and luxury staterooms. The Disney Dream is home to the AquaDuck, the first water coaster at sea! Slide through the water-gushing acrylic tube that takes you all over the ship.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises have a range of ships in their fleet which cater for fun-filled family enjoyment; Britannia, Azura, Ventura, Iona and Arvia. The Reef was established, a child and teen programme organised by the well-qualified Reef Rangers who have extensive experience and training in planning play and leisure activities. The kids club is available for Splashers (age 2-4), Surfers (age 5-8) and Scubas (age 9-12).

Marella Cruises

Marella Cruises have family friendly cruises among their fleet. Enjoy Movies by Moonlight or experience the rock climbing wall aboard the Marella Discovery and Discovery 2. There is also a Baby Centre available for parents to have a pamper day to themselves. Marella Explorer boasts a dedicated Sports & Family Deck where you can play minigolf, table tennis or even have a relay race on the jogging track. Marella Voyager is also a family friendly cruise ship.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line offers unforgettable family holidays. Kids can become part of the Splash Academy where there are lots of activities to choose from; dodgeball, arts and crafts, music mania and much more. There is a Dynamic Zone to release all your energy and a Chill Zone to relax. For teens, they offer themed parties and gaming rooms. All ships in the fleet have Family Mini Suites, multi room suites or interconnecting staterooms so all the family can stay together too. Ships in their fleet such as Epic, Breakaway, Getaway, Prima and Escape have the best kids facilities on board with things like go kart tracks and innovations to elevate your experience.


Carnival offers some of the most fun family holidays for every age. Camp Ocean, a fleetwide club, allows parents to relax by providing enrichment programmes for children of all ages. Onboard amenities include water parks and dedicated kids clubs. Aboard Carnival Celebration, you’ll meet BOLT. This is the world’s fastest and first rollercoaster at sea. Strap in and zoom around an open-air course high above sea level. There is also the Space Cruisers experience onboard which has NASA-inspired activities for all the budding astronauts. Late night care hours for all ages are also available for an extra fee. Circle C and Club O2 are lounges specifically for teens which provide televisions, video games and dance parties, plus special shore excursions are available.

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