Best cruises for families

May 11 2016

Whisk your family away on a dream holiday to the Caribbean or the Mediterranean this year on-board a luxurious and exciting cruise ship from Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, or MSC. Discover the bright, sunny shores with beautiful beaches in the Caribbean or wonder at the glory of the Mediterranean’s breath-taking scenery, culture and cuisine. On-board these three cruise lines, you can be sure of the perfect family holiday.

Royal Caribbean

You will be astounded by the entertainment facilities for the whole family available on-board Royal Caribbean’s ships. From rock climbing walls to ice skating rinks, surf parks, children’s themed play parks, kids clubs, luxurious bars, lounges and restaurants, there really is something to keep the whole family entertained. Royal Caribbean is one of the cruise lines that have gone above and beyond what you would expect to find on a cruise ship. Their vessels are like massive floating hotels and theme parks which cater for the needs of every member of your family!


MSC is a popular cruise line which sails out of South Africa, and is well known as a fantastic family cruise line. On-board its vessels, the whole family will enjoy the entertainment and freedom that this cruise line has to offer. From the age appropriate children’s clubs, where your kids can enjoy the latest video games, movies, toys for the toddlers and more, to the exciting water parks, virtual world, and 4D cinema, there is something for everyone.

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Norwegian Cruise Lines offer a unique Freestyle cruising policy, which means you get to create your own experience. This is ideal for a busy family who want to try and do everything they possibly can on-board. Decide on your own dining itinerary, relax in the beautiful pools, go wild in the water parks, try your hand at bowling, and let the kids enjoy themselves with people of their own age with the age specific kid’s and teen’s programs. 

7 Night Caribbean Cruise

Treat the kids to a dream holiday on-board the Norwegian Getaway and sail around the breath-taking islands and beaches of the Caribbean. You’ll depart from Miami with its bright lights and golden beaches, and set sail to exquisite island destinations like the picture-perfect island of Cozumel, which is off the Mexican coast and is famed for its perfect snorkelling and scuba diving. You’ll also visit Costa Maya and Belize City where you will love the energy, sights and sounds of these fascinating locations.   

7 Night Italy, Greece, Montenegro

Spend 7 perfect nights on-board the MSC Orchestra as you explore the best that the Greek islands have to offer. You’ll depart from charming Venice and set sail to the Greek islands of Corfu and Santorini while stopping at the port towns of Katakolon and Piraeus, and will also visit the beautiful seaside town of Kotor in Montenegro. In Greece, keep your eyes pointed to the top of the cliffs and make sure you catch the breath taking views of the villages with white-washed walls and blue domed roofs, perched on top of them.  

5 Night Western Mediterranean

Spend 5 delightful nights on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas as you explore the gems of the Western Mediterranean. Depart from the vibrant city of Barcelona and head to Civitavecchia where you will get the opportunity to spend the day in Rome. After visiting Rome for the day, you will sail through the night and wake up the next morning to the sight of Mt. Vesuvius and the brightly coloured city of Naples.

A cruise holiday is an ideal family getaway with loads of entertainment, adventure, and special memories that will be created every day. Explore your favourite global destinations in luxury and comfort with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean or MSC. These are some of the best cruise lines for families who are hoping to have the most memorable holiday ever, as they go all out when catering for the needs of children of all ages. Speak to your Cruiseabout Consultant today to find out more about booking the ultimate family cruise holiday