Cruising has been a big part of our family vacation for the past ten years. My husband and I got hooked after our first Caribbean cruise in 2002. We did our 11th cruise at the beginning of 2012. We took our daughter on her first cruise when she was five months old to Alaska.
It is a wonderful way to travel where I only have to unpack once and don’t have to worry about food and entertainment among other things while seeing a new place almost everyday. It is a great way to “sample” the Caribbean and Hawaiian islands to see which destinations we want to return for a family land vacation. So far, we’ve only made it back to Maui. Our children have enjoyed every kids club and program they have participated in so far. We’ve found cruising has offered an overall excellent family vacation value.
Kids Club & Activities
We like cruising Europe’s rivers and canals too as a wonderful orientation to the cities.
- Cruising the River Seine (Paris)
- Cruising Copenhagen’s Canals (Denmark)
- Cruising The Canals of Malmo, Sweden
- Cruising the Vltava River (Prague)
Below is a gallery of our obligatory embarkation cruise photos through the years.