Sea Tales 2023/2024 Family Cruise Travel Planner

stop there, however. There’s also miniature golf, rock climbing walls, pools and waterslide games, ping pong, gaming areas, and more to fuel family-friendly competition. 9. Art auctions . Onboard art auctions are a great place to expose kids to art appreciation. A number of cruise lines, including Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, NCL, Oceania, Disney and Holland America Line, have offerings that have included works by the likes of Chagall, Picasso, and Dali. 10. Explore the world together . Kids of all ages love adventure and exploration. From the rainforests of the Caribbean, to cultural differences in another country, to delicacies from the sea that they have never experienced before, your cruise will rekindle plenty of fond family memories back home. C hapter V T ips for P arents C ruising with T eens and T weens Parents taking a cruise with tween or teenage children know these kids enjoy their space as much at sea as they do at home. The world’s most popular cruise lines have long recognized this and now offer more hangouts and activities tailored exclusively to these age groups than ever before. Combine this space with plenty of activities for the whole family and it is easy to see why cruises make for memorable family vacations, no matter what one’s age. Special pricing for children up to seventeen years old applies on many cruises, and this makes a cruise truly value for money.

The following is a sample of the coolest places for older youth to hang out at sea in safe and secure settings:

Holland America Line

Teens traveling on HAL cruise ships enjoy The Loft, a special lounge area designed to resemble a New York artist’s studio. The setting includes music and videos, comfortable furniture, Internet access stations, video games and karaoke, big screen TVs, and more. A secluded passageway leads upstairs to The Oasis, a teens-only sundeck featuring a nine-foot waterfall and a cooling cave. Teens can sunbathe during the day and dance under the stars at night to the beat of a state-of-the-art sound system and laser show.

Royal Caribbean International

This cruise line’s Voyager Class ships are a floating paradise for teenagers. The Living Room invites kids to hang out during the day, and is stocked with computers, books, and games. The Back Deck provides teens with a place to sunbathe together and enjoy a buffet dinner. Fuel, the teens-only disco, is open until 2 am and provides a great place to mingle and meet new friends.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Entourage for Teens offers a lounge for teens, a teen dance club plus fun activities. Tweens and teens can learn circus skills, play video games, play sports from dodgeball to soccer, and enjoy themed events and parties.

Policies subject to change without notice, always check with your travel agent regarding pregnancy policies and children age policies prior to booking your cruise.

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