Planning your next holiday and are considering a cruise? Perhaps you’re a family with children, but are put off booking because of paying exceptionally high prices, or even worried about how a cruise can keep your child(ren) entertained. The first thing we have to say here is research your cruise lines, destinations, prices and of course child friendly activities.
Preplanning is a must when you have a family in tow and later on we can give you some tips on having a stress-free time. For now we can tell you that thanks to MSC Cruises, kids can sail for free, yes for free! Restrictions apply so click here for more information.
Answering one of your questions above, MSC are also alongside their free child places, offering a complimentary kids program that combines an entertainment fun filled programme for three different age groups. Activities range from games, shows, painting courses, dancing and so on, and if parents decide that they want to get off the ship and explore, cruise trained staff will be more than happy to supervise children, even making sure that they receive their meals from the buffet style or ship’s restaurant.
If complete family activities appeal to you, then perhaps take a look at playing miniature golf, or spend time in one of a number of pools or play areas. There’s something for everybody.
As we mentioned earlier on, preplanning your cruise is essential to get your holiday off to an exciting start. Courtesy of seattletimes.nwsource.com, they have come up with some tips to bear in mind before you even set sail. The first option for you to mull over is accommodation. If like me you have teenagers or more than two children within your party, then it may be worth considering booking a family suite instead of two adjoining rooms.
Keeping your children entertained from the word go could involve one of the many clubs specifically aimed at your youngsters. For one they are keeping active and two they are making plenty of friends, whilst you can relax by the pool or even take yourself off for a well-deserved spa treatment. Whilst onboard the MSC or any cruise for that matter, a guided tour of the bridge or the gallery may be an option for your family. This may change from one cruise ship to another but its definitely worth finding out from customer service staff.
Let us know if you have ever taken your children aboard a cruise ship, and how did you find it? Was there enough for your children to do, any advice for others? Or perhaps you may be tempted by the free MSC child places?