Explorers of all ages love getting together on cruise ships, because a family cruise vacation truly offers something for everyone.
Most ships are packed with activities and entertainment. You’ll likely find restaurants to please even the pickiest eater. Children and teenagers will enjoy themselves in one of the clubs (of course, broken down in age groups). On some ships, they’ll learn to surf, enjoy the carrousel, zip line, use the bumper cars, climb the rock wall, learn to paint, and more. On most ships, they’ll easily meet new friends from around the world. Meanwhile, the (grand) parents and other adults can relax in the spa, enjoy the pool, go to the gym, read, play cards, go to the casino, or get involved in the entertainment. At night, get together for drinks and/or dinner, then watch a show.
And of course, we haven’t even talked about the destinations off the ship! We can help you pick the best cruise itinerary to appeal to the wide range of interests that your group likely will have. You could even incorporate some family history: maybe you want to take everyone to the country of your family’s heritage? Re-visit a favorite location?
The Chicago-based cruise specialists at Q Cruise + Travel help many families book their group cruises. In fact, we think that cruise travel is so perfect for family groups that we take our own family (parents, aunts and uncles, children) on a family cruise every other year or so.
Many of our more mature clients also invite their children and grandchildren on a cruise. They know that by taking their family on a vacation, they create memories everyone will treasure for the rest of their lives. You can’t do the same by giving everyone more “stuff”.
Favorite Family Cruise Destinations
Here are some of our favorite destinations for family cruises or multi-generational vacations:
The large variety of Caribbean Islands allow for year-round relaxation and activities: water sports, sailing, fishing, snorkeling and more.
Wouldn’t you love to see the bears, whales, eagles and other wildlife in Alaska? Or maybe prefer to spend time outdoors: hiking, fishing, kayaking? Enjoy a classic salmon bake with the family, or hire a float plane to see untouched nature reserves.
You’ll never forget the unique and curious residents of the Galapagos: the Blue-Footed Boobies, the giant turtles, the colorful fish around the islands.
Europe: whether your family hailed from Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands or Germany – we are certain to find an itinerary that introduces the grandkids to their heritage and culture.
Need babysitting service? Gluten free food? An autism-friendly ship? Does someone in your group have mobility or other special needs? Let the Q Cruise + Travel cruise experts help you find the right ship and experience.