While cruising can be a fantastic family vacation with kid-friendly amenities, fun destinations and all-inclusive rates, not all cruise lines or sails are family friendly. Cruises may also be geared toward seniors, singles and adults-only -- not the best environments for the 18 and under set. Here are some cruise lines noted for their kid-friendly cruises, from kids' clubs, family suites, children's menus and more.

Carnival Cruise Line
Having evolved into a more family-friendly cruise line, Carnival offers better cuisine, high-quality children's programs and more diverse itineraries to new parts of the world. The line is the largest in the world and, founded in 1972, it has been around long enough to know ...


Celebrity Cruise Line
From flexible eating times to diverse youth programs to an expansive grass lawn on the highest deck, there's something for every family member on Celebrity Cruises. These ships also provide a personalized experience where staff members address you by name and ...


Disney Cruise Lines
What's great about a Disney Cruise is that you get to experience the same beloved characters and entertainment you'll find at the theme parks, with the added advantage of getting to visit a destination beyond Orlando with your kids. Naturally, Disney had families in mind when ...


Norwegian Cruise Line
Specializing in "Freestyle Cruising," Norwegian cruise ships offer guests more flexibility and freedom. This casual, flexible environment suits families well, providing fewer rules about traditional formal dress and set dining times. Norwegian is currently trying out new amenities ...


Princess Cruise Line
Princess Cruises is a smaller cruise line that, as of a 2003 merger, is part of the Carnival Corporation with Carnival Cruises. The line offers a variety of experiences, varying by ship size and onboard activities. Smaller ships are available and even large ships strive for a small-ship ...


Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Known as the second-largest cruise operator in the world, the Royal Caribbean ships have gained recognition as some of the largest in the industry. The fleet's multi-deck atriums, floor-to-ceiling windows and glass elevators give the ships a sense of spaciousness and ...

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