The Best Family Cruises for 2015


8. Carnival Breeze

Carnival Cruise Lines is certainly one of the most affordable family friendly cruise lines on this list, and as an added bonus it offers one of the best kids programs and most amenities for kids and parents alike. Cruising on the Carnival Breeze which takes you pretty much anywhere in the Caribbean promises to be the perfect family getaway. Camp Carnival is a major selling point for families as these kids clubs range from ages from 2 to 17 with three separate age groups and different activities. From scavenger hunts to face painting to sports competitions Carnival promises to keep the kids entertained.

Carnival places a lot of emphasis on family time during their cruises and dedicates an afternoon on every seven day voyage to family fun time where the ice cream eating contest is always a hit! Other activities include mother-daughter pedicures, family disco nights and a youth spa program that caters to youth ages 12-14 and their parents. The impressive on-board water park caters to the whole family with towering water slides, a splash pool for tots and an adult’s only retreat. Carnival truly puts the emphasis on family fun ahead of luxury and romance and along with the great prices and deals that are offered, this cruise is one of the top 2015 family friendly cruises.

7. Royal Caribbean Allure

One of the biggest cruise ships on this list is the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas and although pricier than the previous cruises; this ship is big on entertainment for the whole family and promises an action-packed vacation. Cruising throughout the Caribbean and Europe, this ship offers families a multitude of destinations with varying lengths. The DreamWorks experience is a highlight on this cruise bringing to life characters from Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Exclusive shows, character parades, meet and greets, table-side visits and movies in the 3D theater are all part of this amazing package.

Along with the kids water park, teen only areas, and amazing kids programs; this ship is loaded with fun for the whole family. Zip line high above 9 decks of the ship or try your hand at one of the rock climbing walls. The whole family can try their hand at mini-golf or even go ice skating; the possibilities are truly endless for fun on this ship. For larger families, this cruise offers some of the largest family suites that include up to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and some even contain a baby grand piano! For the family that is looking for a little luxury in their vacation; Royal Caribbean is the cruise line to go with.

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