View from a Cruise Ship, Caribbean

When you think of a cruise, you typically associate it as a holiday option for the older generation. Whilst it’s true a lot of seniors do take cruises, they’re not the only demographic who could benefit from this type of getaway.

Cruises are actually a fantastic option for families with children. As long as you choose a family-friendly cruise liner, rather than a senior only operator, you and the kids could enjoy an amazing, memorable cruise holiday. Here, you’ll discover why cruise holidays have plenty to offer for families with children.

Happy kid playing with toy sailing boat indoors. Travel and adventure concept

Providing entertainment for all ages

By far one of the biggest challenges you face when you have children of different ages, is finding a holiday which caters to everyone. On most holidays, kid’s clubs are typically aimed at younger children, leaving teenagers with very little to do. Cruises on the other hand have entertainment option for literally all ages. So, you won’t need to worry about your teen constantly moaning “there’s nothing to do”.

There’s even staff trained to look after nursery age children. So, whatever age kids you have, there’s plenty to keep them occupied throughout the entire trip. You can also check out our top 10 ways to keep your kids entertained while travelling.

You’ll get to explore lots of destinations with ease

When you typically go on holiday, you can only visit one or two destinations at a push. The time it would take to travel, along with the constant packing and repacking to visit different destinations can be a nightmare. However, on a cruise you get to see lots of different places without the need to pack, wait for flights, buses or taxis.

Seeing a lot of different destinations will help the kids learn more about different cultures. Travel is great for kids so if you’re looking to teach them something, as well as have a great holiday, a cruise is a great idea.

View of the top deck of cruise ship with pool

It’s cheaper than you might think

Cruises are often seen as an expensive luxury. However, when you take into account they’re all-inclusive, you soon realise they’re actually great value for money. All of your food, drinks and entertainment are included, as well as accommodation and travel.

You’ll also come across some pretty impressive deals online from companies such as the Bolsover Cruise Club. So, don’t be afraid to shop around.

It’s common for families to dismiss cruises as an ideal holiday option. However, as you can see, there’s plenty of reasons a cruise could be just what your family needs. They’re convenient, provide excellent value for money and have literally everything you could ever want in terms of entertainment, food and drink.

Have you ever been on a cruise with your children? Do you think it is a good option for family travel? Let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Bolsover Cruise Club

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I have always had an interest in travel and now I have My two boys I want them to see more than just the UK. I hope to give advice and tips to other parents who are anxious about travelling with their children.

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