Multigenerational travel has been growing over the last decade as families move further apart compared to more traditional living situations with families growing more locally. Traveling with your children and/or grandchildren gives you a brilliant experience of discovery that also helps bring the family together without the obligations of preparing meals, giving the house the “white glove test” cleaning ritual or ensuring there is enough space and activities for your growing family. In honour of Family Day, we have pulled together a list of some of our favourite multigenerational cruise lines that would offer the perfect family reunion or family getaway once restrictions are lifted and we can be together as a family again.
Disney is a family company with a focus on bringing out the kid in everyone. We’ve all grown up with the magic of Walt Disney, from Fantasia to Frozen, and it has brought love and laughter to our lives. Get nostalgic sharing memories with your children and grandchildren while you all discover which of those special characters or memorable moments have shaped your lives. With activities for the whole family, dreams come true on a Disney cruise. Think a Disney cruise is just for kids? Discover the magic for yourself with their features for adults.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES
A multigenerational cruise on Carnival will ensure your family “chooses fun”. The high-energy environment on Carnival’s “fun ships” will energize and engage your family across the generations from youngsters with Seuss at Sea to the Club O2 hangout for teens to Serenity Adults Only Retreat plus multiple all age onboard activities all over the ship. Carnival offers some of the best values for your family cruise and they definitely will win you over on a fun filled family vacation.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Holland America Line, with nearly 150 years on the seas, started their voyages dedicated to bringing families from Europe to the New World. Fast forward to today and they have continued to perfect the experience for the whole family on board. With Holland America’s incredible Music Walk, their professional musicians bring music to life for the whole family from the inspiration of classical symphonies to the expressive rhythm of the blues and the iconic rockers of Rolling Stone, music is bridge across the generations. Dedicated spaces onboard in Club HAL gives your junior cruises (from the ages of 3-17) age-tailored programs to interact with other children in their age group while giving you some adult time when needed. Special offers often include reduced rates or free places for children as 3rd or 4th guests, so always inquire about savings for your next family cruise.
Royal Caribbean has the most diverse ships for a family vacation. They can cater to everyone in your family from the active adventurer with rock climbing or ziplining to the arts connoisseur with Broadway-caliber live shows and soothing lounge acts. Known for their family focused innovation, Royal Caribbean’s award winning fleet often offer experiences that are the “first at sea”. This is the perfect multigenerational cruise line for adventurers of all kinds. Scroll through the pictures of their ultimate family suite to see the fun that awaits your family on board.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
With children’s programs and waterparks, Norwegian Cruise Line offers a lot of options for family cruising. They were the first cruise line to launch Freestyle Cruising™ offering you the flexibility to dine where, when and with whomever you please. With no dining times or assigned seating in restaurants and casual dress options, this is perfect for multigenerational cruisers that dine at different times. Norwegian also does an excellent job of catering to families of any size with accommodation choices to meet any budget. With connecting staterooms, 2-bedroom family suites and a ship within a ship in the luxury of The Haven’s 3-bedroom family villa, you can make the most out of your next family vacation.
Start planning your next family vacation and consider sharing your love of cruising with the younger generations. Cruising is an excellent way to Experience Our World and the perfect multigenerational experience of unpacking only once, while exploring many new countries and cultures. Contact a Craig Travel Cruise Specialist today to choose the right cruise line and itinerary for your family and share the wonderful experience of looking forward to your next exploration together, as a family. Graphics by Katrina Pidek. Source: https://cruiseable.com/10-multigenerational-cruise-ideas-for-2016