The Top 3 Family Friendly Cruises for 2023

October 3, 2022

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Trip Concierge

Are you planning to start the New Year with full swing on a luxurious family friendly cruise? Look no further, our list has got you covered!

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Family cruises are underrated. They offer a mesmeric escape into the far stretches of the ocean as you indulge as a family in fun-filled activities, high-end amenities, and spectacular views unlike any other.

On our list, we talk about the best cruises to take with your family in 2023, and details about the itineraries, onboard activities, shore excursions, indoor facilities, and much more. Keep reading to know more about the best family-friendly cruises of 2023.

Carnival Ecstasy

With years of experience under its belt, Carnival Ecstasy brings you a distinct and exciting family-friendly cruise aboard its 850-feet length and 2056 capacity. Families are welcomed in the brightly-lit spacious grand atrium with a contagious energy of a big bustling city in the middle of an ocean. Their 4-day cruise to The Bahamas is simply splendid.

If you are bringing kids along, you will be pleased to know that there are a wide range of supervised activities planned for your little ones as you enjoy a peaceful adults retreat with your beau.  The staterooms offer comfortable bedding and plenty of space for your valuables, as well as a TV and climate control option with mesmerizing views of the ocean.

The Serenity Adult-Only Retreat has got you covered with a soothing spa offering a variety of treatments, as well as a laidback RedFrog Rum Bar and Bluelguana Tequila Bar. Sit back and relax with your favorite drink in hand from the dedicated menu at Alchemy bar.

The cruise won’t be complete without some water activities, and that’s where the Carnival Waterworks come into play. Make a splash with their list of activities, including Playlist Productions which is song-and-dance revenue, and the Punchliner Comedy Club to enjoy rib-tickling performances.

The cruise ship has various onboard dining options. The Guy’s Burger Joint is perfect for a casual grab-and-go option, and the Bluelguana Cantina serves perfectly good tacos and burritos. To satiate your sweet-tooth, get your favorite desserts from Cherry on Top.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise with your family in style with the exciting and fun-filled Norwegian Cruise Line. Covering the best sights and landscapes, the cruise line is ideal for the whole family as it has something to offer for everyone. They usually have a Kids Sail Free program for the kids with a wide array of activities and complimentary services.

Plan your destination and itinerary on your terms by choosing one of the cruise ships that suits you best. For instance, if you don’t mind the cold and want to explore the splendid snow-clad mountainous backdrop in all its glory, opt for the bright and sunny Norwegian Sun which sails to Alaska, Mediterranean, Panama Canal, and Bermuda. For a laidback tropical cruise, the Norwegian Viva is at your service with all the Caribbean and Greek Isles destinations. To take your adventures far north, the Norwegian Joy is your perfect companion, cruising through Canada and New England for a chilly yet beautiful journey.

Splash Academy has several complimentary onboard youth programs like swimming, bowling, climbing walls, mini-golf, improve classes, and team-building challenges. The family shore excursions are especially appealing to sports enthusiast families, and other activities include whale watching and wildlife quest depending on your itinerary.

Disney Cruise

When in doubt, cruise with Disney!

Disney cruises are the perfect getaway for families, offering happiness and excitement with their wide array of activities, performances, facilities, and food. Sailing through a variety of destinations including Europe, Caribbean, The Bahamas, and more, the Disney cruise never lets you down.

The cruises have a colorful layout while sticking to themes of beloved Disney characters. The onboard accommodations range from humble staterooms to extravagant suites with all the luxurious amenities you can think of.

The onboard dining options are also extensive and artfully prepared to curb your cravings. Seasoned with Disney magic, delightful performances, and a lot of love, the services range from quick-serve to gourmet spreads.

The cruises also have pools and waterslides with themes and aqua play areas. The Disney Castaway Cay is exclusive to Disney cruise line guests, taking you on a private island filled with family beach activities like snorkeling in the glimmering lagoons, glide down waterslides, and a delectable barbeque feast.

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