2022 Sea Tales Family Cruise Travel Planner - Cool Places

What makes Royal Caribbean stand out for families is My Family Time Dining. When you opt for My Family Time Dining your kids will be served right away before the staff from the Adventure Ocean children’s program picks them up to enjoy the children’s activities, leaving you to enjoy your meal. My Family Time Dining is offered for the first seating time in the main dining room, for children ages three to 11. Kids enjoy their meal within 40 minutes of seating, before heading to the evening’s Adventure Ocean activities. The program starts the second evening you’re onboard. After that, you can use it each evening or whenever you wish. Chapter IX Family Staterooms Cruise line staterooms can sometimes get a bad rap. But truthfully these staterooms are efficiently designed to make the most of limited space. With pull out couches, pull down berths, trundles, cots, and cribs cruise lines have many options for families. And while many cruise lines offer staterooms can hold a family of 4 it can be a challenge when your family is a bit bigger. There are many options to consider, depending on your budget, including connecting staterooms, 2-bedroom suites or there are several cruise lines have created special family staterooms that will allow your crew to sail in comfort. Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Line is a favorite for families. They have rooms that can accommodate up to 5 and rooms with an extra bathroom. Aboard the Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Panorama, and the Mardi Gras is Family Harbor, located within a dedicated family zone aft on Deck 2 with 96 specially designed “family ergonomic” accommodations, including extra-large family suites accommodating five guests and featuring two bathrooms. The Family Harbor Lounge is a secluded space designed as the ultimate family hangout with large screen TVs, board games and complimentary breakfast, cookies and other snacks. An exclusive family concierge maximizes the fun on board, assisting with dining, spa and shore excursion reservations, registering kids for the youth programs and making recommendations on and off the ship for families with kids of all ages. Family Harbor staterooms include kid-friendly toiletries, bathrobes and slippers while suites feature separate sleeping quarters for parents and children and a walk-in closet. Guests in Family Harbor staterooms also receive a number of exclusive benefits and privileges, including 24/7 card key access to the Family Harbor Lounge, free meals for kids under age 12 in specialty restaurants, and one free evening in Night Owls, a late-night activities program held in Camp Ocean. Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises offers the Family Veranda Stateroom. At up to 574 square feet this is the largest stateroom with a veranda! These staterooms feature two bedrooms and can sleep five. Celebrity also has many connecting staterooms for larger groups. Crystal Cruises Crystal Cruises is a luxury cruise lines that caters to families. Onboard both of their ultra-luxurious ships the offer adjoining staterooms. Crystal Symphony offers ten connecting staterooms and 89 staterooms with a third berth available. On Crystal Serenity, there are 50 connecting staterooms and 154 staterooms with a third berth available. Cunard Line Cunard does not have any stateroom that they have designated as a “family” stateroom. But they do offer staterooms that will accommodate families comfortably. Your family can live like royalty aboard Cunard Line. The Grand Duplexes aboard the Queen Mary 2 are 2,249 square feet and feature an extensive balcony, a fully stocked bar and a dining area that seats eight. The


2021 Sea Tales Family Cruise Travel Planner

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