These 10 cruise ships cater to families in many ways, including family friendly at-sea experiences, family cabins and kid-approved dining options.
This colossal cruise ship features one of the most robust and diverse kids programs. A highlight for young passengers is the DreamWorks Experience.
On the Disney Fantasy, kids programs are Disney-crafted and predictably high-quality; the older set loves bulleting down 4-deck-drop AquaDuck water coaster. Mom and Dad can refresh at Quiet Cove Pool.
Symphony of the Seas has many of the same features of other mega-ships in its class, as well as the tallest waterslide at sea, and new additions such as Battle for Planet Z glow-in-the-dark laser tag and Sugar Beach ice cream and sweets shop.
The Disney wand waved in 2013, turning Disney Magic into a modern member of the sailing Mickeys. AquaLab’s splashy play park plus two water slides boost Magic’s fun quotient.
Aboard the Disney Dream, Donald gets his due with AquaDuck, a 4-deck-drop water coaster (the first at sea) that zips riders through a transparent tube.
This ship houses the first-ever Sky Zone at sea with an indoor trampoline park for all ages, while the Choose Fun Waterworks features two huge waterslides.
Carnival elevated its already very family-friendly offerings with the debut of Carnival Vista. Kids can ride a bike through the sky, go mini bowling or play ping pong at SportSquare.
A favorite feature among kids aboard the Regal Princess is the SeaWalk, a glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet over ship’s edge.
Families aboard MSC Meraviglia enjoy a range of kid-approved amenities, from a full-sized bowling alley at sea to F1 simulators to a decked out Sportplex.
Carnival Horizon has kid-approved amenities that include two movie theaters (including an IMAX screen), Dr. Seuss Waterworks waterpark, nighttime babysitting and reduced prices for kids at some restaurants.