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Nickelodeon Cruises for Families

Suite at Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana; Courtesy of Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

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 Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Squarepants and more. However, the partnership ended in 2015.

If you’re looking for character meet-and-greets and other themed experiences for your next family vacation, check out these fantastic Nickelodeon cruise alternatives—including two all-inclusive Nickelodeon resorts.

Spongebob Squarepants Suite at Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana; Courtesy of Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

If you’re willing to go the all-inclusive resort route, consider the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana, which offers a water park with dump buckets that pour out green slime (!), character meet-and-greet experiences, a Spongebob Squarepants-themed suite inside of a pineapple (of course), and more! In 2020, the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya will debut, giving families another option for Nickelodeon-themed vacation fun.

Related: 15 Best Kid-Themed Hotel Rooms for Families

LEGO Experience on MSC Cruises; Courtesy of MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

A European-based cruise line, MSC’s partnership with LEGO means families can find LEGO-themed playrooms and activities on select MSC ships. Bonus: Kids cruise free on MSC!

Andy's Toy Room at Kids' Club on Disney Cruise Line; Courtesy of Disney

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line offers a unique opportunity to visit with your favorite characters (minus the crowds of a theme park). Deck parties and awesome waterslides add to the fun, but Disney’s kids’ clubswhich include a life-like version of Andy’s Toy Room (Toy Story)are what make Disney Cruise Line stand out among the rest. Your superhero-obsessed kids (and spouse) will also love Star Wars and Marvel Days at Sea.

Seuss at Sea on Carnival Cruise Line; Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line

Parades, story time, character meet-and-greets and even a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast are part of Seuss at Sea on Carnival Cruise Line.

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