Some 1.6 million kids board cruise ships each year, and since cruises provide excellent vacation value, the family demographic continues to grow. The newest, biggest and best ships plying the world's waters are catering to young passengers in myriad innovative ways, facilitating at-sea experiences that seem impossible – indoor sky diving, bumper cars and 300-foot water slides to name a few.
We asked a panel of cruising experts to nominate their favorite kid-friendly ships, and for the past four weeks, our readers have been voting daily for their favorites.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Cruise Ship for Families are as follows:
- Carnival Vista
- Crown Princess
- Regal Princess
- Carnival Breeze
- Carnival Magic
- Royal Princess
- MSC Divina
- Disney Dream
- Disney Magic
- Disney Wonder
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Carrie Finley Bajak (CruiseBuzz.net), Fran Golden (USA TODAY), Sherry Laskin Kennedy (CruiseMaven), Jason Leppert (PopularCruising.com), Chris Owen (ChrisCruises.com), Doug Parker (Cruise Radio) and Aaron Saunders (Fromthedeckchair.com) were chosen based on their expertise in the world of cruising.
Congratulations to all this winning, kid-approved ships.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo