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Cruises for Families

5 Major Cruise Lines That Offer Short Cruises…

by Cynthia J. Drake

Just because you’re limited on vacation time or budget doesn’t mean you can’t experience a…

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Cruises for Families

13 Mesmerizing Shows You Can Only See at…

by Cynthia J. Drake

Not everyone can easily reach or afford tickets to a Broadway show. But cruises are…

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Age-Friendly Travel

10 Best Cruise Ships for Teens in 2019

by Cynthia J. Drake

Some cruise ships are better than others at keeping teens happy and busy during days…

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Cruises for Families

10 Over-the-Top Cruise Ship Experiences for Families

by Cynthia J. Drake

Once upon a time, cruising was little more than a fun mode of transportation, a…

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Cruises for Families

Cruise Ship Water Parks, Ranked

by Cynthia J. Drake

They are the dominate feature, that colorful first thing your kids notice as your family…

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Cruises for Families

6 Incredible Islands You Can Only Reach by…

by Cynthia J. Drake

Cruise ships are getting bigger and better. But one thing that will never be topped…

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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 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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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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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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4 Cruise Lines That Are Letting Kids Sail Free in 2019

by Amanda Norcross

The cost of a family cruise — or any family vacation, for that matter — is expensive. Cut down on costs by choosing one of…

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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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Cruise-Themed Hotels for Families

by Amanda Geronikos

Got children who love ships, but you aren’t enthused about the idea of dealing with seasick kids? One of these boat-themed hotels is sure to…

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Carnival Breeze

by Judy Koutsky

My boys are at that age, 5 and 7, where they need to be entertained all the time. There’s no sitting and resting for this…

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5 Best Cruise Lines for Families

by Courtney Elko

See what’s offered for both kids and adults on these popular cruise lines.

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Carnival Sunshine

by Jeff Bogle

If you had previously cruised on the Carnival Destiny and now climb aboard the Sunshine, you will feel a slightly disorienting sense of coming home.…

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Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas for Families

by Lissa Poirot

Overview Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas is the latest addition to its Quantum Class. Similar to its sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, the…

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Carnival Pride for Families

by Lissa Poirot

Overview Carnival’s nickname is the Fun Ship, and they are certainly meant for fun. But instead of its old image of scantily clad guests whooping…

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