Carnival Cruise line offers an array of family friendly cruise experience. Many of the cruises depart from ports in Florida making a short family cruise the perfect add on to a Disney vacation. This article will first tell you why Carnival is a great cruise line for family vacations and then provide you with five different cruise itineraries.
What makes Carnival the perfect family cruise line?
There is so much to do on a Carnival cruise ship a family would have a great time even if they never left the ship. All of Carnival’s ships offer large swimming pools, casual dining experiences, water slides, video arcades, theaters, multiple dining options, spas, games, miniature golf. The ship activities go on and on. Carnival cruise line also offers many family friendly destinations with child friendly excursions. In the next section I will detail five family friendly cruise options.
Seven day family Bahamas cruise
The Bahamas are a perfect destination for families, even those with young children. This cruise departs from Baltimore, Maryland making it a great option for those living in the Northeast. The cruise has stops in Port Canaveral, Florida where families can embark on one of the many excursions to Kennedy Space Center. Then it is on to the Bahamas where you will stop in both Nassau and Freeport. In Nassau families should not skip the excursion to the famed Atlantis Resort and water park. I personally can vouch for this destination as an ultimate spot for a family vacation. The resort has multiple swimming pools, water slides and activities. Your children will love it. In Freeport families can enjoy snorkeling or a dolphin encounter. This is a great family cruise.
Four day Western Caribbean cruise – a perfect mini vacation for families
The four day Western Caribbean cruise departs from either Tampa, Miami or Mobil. The cruise stops in Key West and in Cozumel, Mexico. There are many family friendly excursions including snorkeling and para sailing in Key West and an excursion to Adventure Park in Cozumel where it is possible to do a zip line and snorkel combo. This is an exciting action packed family cruise option perfect for those with older children.
Ultimate twelve day Hawaiian family cruise
If you have the luxury of an extended family vacation a Hawaiian cruise can’t be beat. The ship is the Carnival Spirit which offers many family friendly perks including the steak house restaurant and a fantasy pool with a hot tub for adults. The cruise stops at five different Hawaiian Islands where there are multiple family friendly excursions. Some options include trips to Pearl Harbor, horseback riding and snorkeling.
Five Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise – a fun choice for families
A Caribbean cruise is a perfect option for families. The location is close and the beaches are among the best in the world. The five day Eastern Caribbean cruise makes several stops in the Bahamas, where an excursion to Atlantis is again an option. There is also a stop in Grand Turk where families can opt for a 4×4 jeep adventure.
Eight Day Southern Caribbean Cruise – a longer family cruise
Board the Carnival Miracle from Ft. Lauderdale for this family friendly cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. Stops include St. Maartin, St. Lucia and St. Kitts. Families can snorkel, swim and even try scuba on this family friendly cruise.
Carnival cruise ships offer affordable family friendly cruise options that are perfect for mini getaways and extended vacations.