The Best Multi-Generational Vacation Idea – Cruising!

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Multigenerational Vacation Cruise

When it comes to planning the perfect multi-generational vacation, there are a lot of things to consider.

Where will everyone be happy?

What activities will suit everyone’s interests?

And how can you make sure that everyone gets to relax and enjoy themselves?

A cruise is the perfect solution! Cruises offer something for everyone, so every member of your family can find their own fun. Plus, with everything happening at your own pace, no one has to miss out on anything they’re looking forward to. So set sail for an unforgettable family vacation this year – a cruise is the answer!

cruising beach time

Something for Everyone

One great reason to go on a cruise with your family is the bevy of entertainment options at your disposal! You can all find something to enjoy, no matter what your inclinations. This way, everyone in the family can have fun and return home with wonderful memories.

While each cruise ship is different, there are some staples that most cruise lines typically offer: 

  • Watch a show: Cruise lines pay to have actors, singers, and entertainers come along for the ride to perform in nightly shows. In fact, you can even check out some Broadway shows (like Mamma Mia!) on Royal Caribbean’s ships. The best part? All these shows are included in the price of your cruise fare! And they’re the perfect opportunity to have fun with the family or keep it just to the adults. 
  • Have a spa day: For family members looking to relax, the spa is the perfect destination. Cruise ships offer spa treatments and packages ranging from facials to massages and more. If you don’t want to spend the extra money on a treatment, simply head into the sauna to sweat it out! 
  • See a movie: Out on the decks of most ships, nightly movies are available for viewing. This is a great opportunity to watch a film under the stars while listening to the sounds of the ocean and smelling the salt air. Plus, you can bring your own food or drinks from any of the onboard restaurants.
  • Take a dip: Ships will have at least one pool on the lido deck featuring one or more hot tubs adjacent to the pool. By the pool, you’ll be able to soak up the sun, grab a bite from the food stands, and rinse off in the outdoor showers at the end of the day. If your whole family wants to lounge by the pool, make sure to get there early enough to snag chairs next to each other before it gets too busy! For your more adventurous family members, some ships will even have water slides to keep the fun going all day long!
  • Take an educational class: Did you know that many cruise lines offer courses in skills such as cooking, photography, videography, languages, and lectures on a variety of topics? This is an amazing offering that every member of your family can take advantage of to learn something new while out at sea! 
Cruising Adventure

Freedom to Explore

Each port of call on a cruise ship provides an opportunity to explore the local culture and scenery.

Many cruises will also plan excursions for port days that you can participate in with the whole family. While you’re always able to hop off the ship on port days, you also have the freedom to stay aboard a typically less crowded ship. When a cruise ship is docked, most people get off to relax on the beach or explore the area which means the pools are less crowded and the spas usually offer a discount. 
The freedom to explore or relax on port days makes cruising ideal for family members of all ages. Plus, if your family does decide to split up for the day, you can always meet back up at night for a delicious dinner on the ship and some nighttime entertainment! 

Meals for foodies and picky eaters alike

It’s not uncommon for a family to have different food preferences and dietary restrictions which can make planning meals difficult. On a cruise, you don’t have to worry about any of that! Many people say the 24/7 access to delicious food and drinks is one of the best parts of cruising, and they are not wrong! From buffets to ice cream shops to fully loaded bars, you can truly never go hungry (or thirsty) on a cruise. 

cruising port walks

Quality family time 

Unlike other vacation options where you spend a lot of time on your feet, cruises are a great opportunity to really get some quality time with all your family members. You will be stuck on a ship together after all! From pool days to excursions at your stops to spa treatments and dinners, there is plenty of time to catch up with your family and have some fun together. Most vacations do not offer this level of time spent together which makes cruising the ultimate multi-generational vacation idea. 

Reach out to me today to start creating your multi-generational getaway!