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Cruises for Families

Cruises for families are fantastic for and the most relaxing way to travel, you can discover destinations across the globe, staying in a choice of family staterooms. On-board modern and fun cruise ships, you’ll find amazing facilities such as swimming pools, water slides, rock-climbing, ice skating, bumper cars, zip lines, surfing machines, video games arcades, cinemas and more!

Dining options include a choice of three-course menus in formal yet welcoming restaurants, round-the-clock snacks as well as mammoth buffets which offer something for everyone - even the fussiest of eaters. With almost everything included in the price, including the world’s best kids’ clubs, you can be sure that you’re getting great value for money by choosing a cruise.

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The best cruise lines for families

Each of the family-friendly cruise lines offers something different. Families with teenagers might want an action-packed ship with waterslides, zip-lines and rock-climbing walls. Whereas those with babies might prefer a ship which sails from the UK and has free baby-sitting. Whichever family-friendly cruise line you choose, your children are sure to love the kids’ club, the food and the entertainment, which are all included in the price of your cruise.

Family cruise destinations

A family cruise holiday is the most relaxing way to visit several destinations in one holiday. You can wake up to a new view every day yet only unpack once! Whether you want to spend your holiday lazing on a beach, touring historical cities or visiting theme parks and water parks, there’s cruise for every family.

Cruises from the UK

If you prefer to avoid the hassle of flying, you’ll be pleased to know that lots of family-friendly ships sail from UK ports such as Southampton. Sailing from the UK is a really convenient way to travel with children, avoiding the hassle of airports and flights. Plus, with no luggage restrictions on most cruise ships, you’ll be free to pack as much as you like.

Read about cruising with children

With our Ultimate Guide to Family Cruising, we aim to answer every question about cruising with children to enable you to plan your cruise holiday to a tee. So make a cuppa, grab the biscuits, and dive right in!

Guide to cruising - Advice for each age group
Advice for each age group

Whether you're travelling with babies or teens, we give you all the info you need to plan a holiday that the whole family will love.

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Guide to cruising - Choosing the best cruise
Choosing the best cruise

Each cruise offers something different - find the best cruise ships for your family.

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Guide to cruising - Life on board
Life on board

Find out what to expect on-board a cruise ship - from which ships have the best slides to what there is to do in the kids' club.

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Guide to cruising - Family cruise tips
Family cruise tips

A whole host of tips including how to get the best deal for your family and what to pack for a baby.

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Guide to cruising - Larger families
Larger families

A range of staterooms and suites are available for families of all sizes - find out which is the best for you.

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School Holiday Cruise Deals
School Holiday Cruise Deals

Make the most of the school holidays by timing your cruise right to fit in with the holiday dates given by your children’s school. Whether you want to get away for the whole summer or just a few days, we’ll have just the cruise for you.

Cruises with Free Kids' Places
Cruises with Free Kids' Places

From time to time, cruise lines have promotions offering free or discounted places for children on selected cruises. We have collated the current offers for free and reduced child rates, so you can be sure of excellent value for money.

Family cruise deals

We've hand-picked a selection of cruise deals which are great for families. The prices displayed are based on one or two children sharing with two adults. Actual prices for families may vary depending on the ages of the children in your party and the stateroom type you choose.

Why is the total family price more than three times the per person price?

The per person price is based on two adults sharing the cheapest available stateroom. Sometimes, these small staterooms do not have extra beds for children. The family price is based on an upgraded stateroom which can accommodate the whole family.

We will be happy to tailor a quote for any cruise on this website for your family, as well as advising on the different stateroom types. Just give us a call on 0808 239 1940 and one of our experienced cruise concierge team will be happy to help. With our best price guarantee, you can be sure that you're getting the best deal on your family cruise holiday when you book with Cruise118.

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