We’ve been on quite a few cruises with our kids over the years. Each time we go, people inquire our trip. Why cruise with kids? Is it a better vacation than a land vacation? We love cruising as a family – for a variety of reasons. While we typically cruise on Disney Cruise Line, these reasons do apply to any family-friendly cruise line, going to any destinations.
I’ve been on one complimentary press cruise and two cruises as part of Disney Social Media Moms, but all opinions are my own.
Why Cruise With Kids?
Once you get on the cruise ship, there’s limited stress for mom and dad. You don’t have to worry about where to eat meals, where to go for activities, or how to get there. While you will need to choose specific excursions for your trip, you won’t have do anything once you book them. Just follow your guide, and you’ll have a great time.
Activities For Kids
Family-friendly cruises offer so many different activities for kids. My kids love going to the kids’ clubs, and enjoy the shows, the movies, and all of the other activities. As a plus, while they are in the kids’ clubs, I enjoy some time to myself – reading and spending time in the adult-only sections. We also enjoy spending time at the pools, as well as just exploring the ship’s amenities.
We don’t usually purchase WiFi on cruises, so my kids aren’t distracted by their electronic devices. And, to be honest, neither am I. Instead, we spend time together. As my kids get older and have more and more extracurricular activities, I love having the extra time with them on vacation.
We’ve enjoyed exploring so many fantastic places on our vacations – including Cozumel, St. Martin, the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. During our excursions, we’ve been able to visit Mayan ruins, learn about different cultures, tour a chocolate factory, visit various beaches, see the aquarium at Atlantis, and much more. All of these excursions were easy to book and were completely stress free.
Have you cruised with your family?