The Best Cruise Ships for Families Anything

The Best Cruise Ships for Families

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What are the best cruise ships for families? These are the ships that go that extra mile to make sure that all family members, young and old, feel welcomed and entertained. Traveling with kids (particularly youngsters) can be challenging, but if you pick the right ship, it can be a delight. This list includes some of the greatest cruise ships for families, so be sure to vote for your favorites and, if you're a "cruiser," please add any excellent family cruise ships that might be missing.

Many of the larger cruise lines have several great ships that are geared to give families the best vacations possible. The best cruise lines for kids, which include (not surprisingly) Disney Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines, offer a variety of different programs designed for kids of all ages. From zip lines to junior ranger programs, these cruise lines are specifically tailored for families.

One thing to consider when choosing the best cruise lines for families: child care. Mom and dad might be thrilled to have the children along on their big vacation, but that doesn't mean they don't want a little alone time. That's where the best family cruises shine. Many offer free child care for several hours during the day, along with specific, supervised activities for kids of all ages. Cunard's 'Queen Mary 2' actually offers real British nannies for the youngsters, and several cruise ships also have special areas set aside just for teens.

Great cruise ships for the whole family also offer activities that everyone can participate in. From cooking classes to water parks (some of the water slides on the larger cruise ships are ridiculously awesome), activities are geared towards getting everyone in the family, young and old, involved and engaged.

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    Disney Dream is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Disney Dream

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    Royal Caribbean Allure of the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

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    Disney Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Disney Fantasy

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    Disney Magic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Disney Magic

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    Royal Caribbean Freedom of the... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas

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    Carnival Dream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Carnival Dream

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    Disney Wonder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Disney Wonder

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    Norwegian Epic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Norwegian Epic

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    Carnival Magic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Carnival Magic

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    Carnival Breeze is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Carnival Breeze

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    Princess Cruises Ruby Princess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Princess Cruises Ruby Princess

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    Royal Caribbean Oasis of the S... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

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    Norwegian Breakaway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Norwegian Breakaway

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    Crystal Serenity is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Crystal Serenity

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    Princess Cruises Crown Princes... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Princess Cruises Crown Princess

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    Crystal Symphony is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Crystal Symphony

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    Holland America Line Nieuw Ams... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam

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    Princess Cruises Caribbean Pri... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess

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    Celebrity Summit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Celebrity Summit

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    Princess Cruises Star Princess is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Princess Cruises Star Princess

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    Princess Cruises Emerald Princ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Princess Cruises Emerald Princess

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    Windstar Cruises Wind Surf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Windstar Cruises Wind Surf

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    Cunard Queen Mary 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    Cunard Queen Mary 2

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    P&O Cruises Ventura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    P&O Cruises Ventura

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    MSC Cruises’ MSC Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    MSC Cruises’ MSC Fantasia

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    MSC Cruises MSC Splendida is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cruise Ships for Families

    MSC Cruises MSC Splendida

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