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Cruises for Families

9 Coolest Cruise Ship Dining Experiences for Families

by Wendy Helfenbaum

When it comes to family dining at sea, cruise ships have come a long way…

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Cruises for Families

How to Communicate on a Cruise Ship: 5…

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Staying connected on a cruise ship isn’t as easy as a simple text message to…

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Cruises for Families

13 Best Cruise Ports, Ranked

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Many cruise ports are filled to the brim with discount jewelry, trinket shops, and glorified…

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Cruises for Families

Are Short Disney Cruises Worth the Cost?

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Whether seasoned Disney travelers or neophytes, nearly all families take price into consideration when they're…

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Age-Friendly Travel

10 Best Cruise Ships for Teens in 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

https://youtu.be/kq5UzAj8vG0 Some cruise ships are just better than others when it comes to keeping teens…

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Cruises for Families

4 Cruise Lines That Are Letting Kids Sail…

by Wendy Helfenbaum

The cost of a family cruise—or any family vacation, for that matter—is expensive. But some…

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7 Best Walkie Talkies for Cruises 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Traveling on a cruise with your extended family or a group of friends is a fantastic way to make new memories and explore exciting destinations…

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What to Pack for a Cruise Shore Excursion: 10 Essentials to Put in Your Day Bag

by Courtney Elko

There are a lot of things to consider when packing for a cruise vacation. On the ship, you’ll need bathing suit gear and dining attire…

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Cruise vs. All inclusive Resort: Which One Is Right for Your Next Family Vacation?

by Cynthia J. Drake

When you’re looking for an easy vacation that requires minimal hassle, planning and decision-making, your two best options are a cruise or all-inclusive resort. Both…

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8 Free (or Cheap) Cruise Shore Excursions in Nassau, Bahamas

by Courtney Elko

Whether you’re spending your entire family vacation in Nassau or just passing through during your Caribbean cruise, there are plenty of free or super-cheap things…

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5 Major Cruise Lines That Offer Short Cruises for Families

by Courtney Elko

Just because you’re limited on vacation time or budget doesn’t mean you can’t experience a cruise with your family! Or, maybe you’re not keen on…

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11 Great Reads for Your Cruise Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

If you’re anything like us, deciding what to read on a cruise is often more difficult than choosing which shoes to bring. That’s why it’s…

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11 Things You Can’t Forget to Pack in Your Cruise Carry-On

by Jeff Bogle

Your cruise vacation is nearly here! As you get ready to disembark, the most important piece of cruise luggage you must prepare is your carry-on…

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13 Mesmerizing Shows You Can Only See at Sea

by Jeff Bogle

Not everyone can easily reach or afford tickets to a Broadway show. But cruises are a great–if not better–alternative for families. Nowadays, the stellar, Broadway-caliber…

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7 Things You’ll Regret Not Packing for Your Family Cruise

by Cynthia J. Drake

A cruise is a great vacation option for families because of the no-fuss, unpack-once-and-enjoy appeal of a floating hotel. The only drawback of this arrangement,…

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Cruise Ship Water Parks, Ranked

by Jeff Bogle

Let’s be honest — aside from the endless soft-serve ice cream — the water park is the next best thing on a family cruise. Here,…

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6 Incredible Islands You Can Only Reach by Cruise

by Jeff Bogle

One thing that will never be topped by even the most glamorous cruise ship is the exclusive private island experience. These incredible islands can only…

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10 Over-the-Top Cruise Ship Experiences for Families

by Jeff Bogle

Nowadays, cruise ships ARE the destination. Check out these outrageously fun family experiences on cruise ships (and then start planning your next vacation)!

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Nickelodeon Cruises for Families

by Amanda Norcross

As of 2019, Nickelodeon cruises are not offered. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) used to be the official partner of Nickelodeon, offering Nickelodeon cruise experiences with…

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5 Ways to Find Cheap Family Cruises

by Courtney Elko

Did you know kids can sail free on select sailings and cruise lines? Did you know the timing of cruise booking can make a difference…

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Guide to the Daytona 500 With Kids

by Amanda Geronikos

Planning a visit to the Daytona 500 with kids? Here’s what you need to know about one of the biggest racing events in America, from…

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ms Koningsdam for Families: Hits & Misses

by Wendy Irvine

Sure, high-activity cruises with zip-lines, waterslides and wave runners certainly have a place in our hearts, but what if you don’t want the hustle and…

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Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas for Families

by Lissa Poirot

The largest of the Royal Caribbean oceanliners – and the largest ship in the world in 2016 – Harmony of the Seas made its debut…

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4 Best River Cruises for Families

by Stacey Zable

Considering a European river cruise with kids? These river cruise lines welcome multigenerational families with amazing excursions.

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Uniworld Vs. AmaWaterways for Families

by Lissa Poirot

When many think of river cruises meandering through picturesque villages of Europe, they think it’s too slow paced and meant for an older crowd. However,…

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AmaViola, AmaWaterways

by Lissa Poirot

Launched in 2016, AmaViola is one of the newest river cruise ships produced by high-end river cruise line AmaWaterways. As it debuted, it also announced…

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Destination Guide to a Danube River Cruise

by Lissa Poirot

River cruises are a way to show the kids multiple destinations in Europe, with one central home base, making it an easy way to introduce…

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Uniworld River Empress for Families

by Lissa Poirot

River cruises have often been thought of as vacations best suited for an older generation, particularly those meandering down the rivers of Europe. Slow-moving with…

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What to Expect on Carnival Fathom’s Social Impact Cruise to the Dominican Republic

by Courtney Elko

Learn what you can expect on Carnival Fathom’s new social impact cruise to the Dominican Republic.

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Carnival Fathom Family Cruise – Adonia

by Courtney Elko

Volunteer while cruising to the Dominican Republic on the Adonia.

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Quantum of the Seas: Hits and Misses

by Adam Coulter

Thinking of taking a family cruise soon? Read our author’s experience on the Quantum of the Seas cruise ship for a preview of what to…

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