You’ve finally taken the plunge and booked the family on a cruise holiday, and it is perfectly natural to be a little concerned about being confined to the vessel for the entire time (except, of course, for the many ports you will visit). When cruise ships first emerged, they were nicknamed floating hotels, yet we have come an awful long way since then, and the modern cruise ship could be labelled a floating city.
Stuck On A Ship
Almost all new cruise passengers are worried there will be nothing to do after a few days of experiencing everything, yet you’ll be glad to hear that you will not have the time to experience everything the cruise liner has to offer. How long would it take to explore a city? That’s what you are looking at as you begin to experience the endless activities that are laid on for the passengers, with activities such as:
- Live Entertainment – adults and children
- Casinos – You can strike it rich while on board
- Water Sports – Too many to mention
- Cinemas & Theatres
- Seminars – for those who like to learn
- Spas & Saunas
Let’s not forget sunning yourself and relaxing with your favourite cocktail, and with numerous sunning decks with pools and poolside bars. Don’t be surprised if a magician suddenly appears and makes things vanish. The cruise offers entertainment in so many forms, and some are disguised to keep you alert.
There was a time when cruises were the exclusive domain of the elderly wealthy and a few eccentric millionaires, yet times have indeed changed, and if you take a look at Princess Cruises 2019 has on offer, you will see that the focus is on the family holiday. They cater for all ages from 3-18, and with more than 40% of last year’s cruise passengers having at least one person in their group who was under 18, don’t be surprised when you see almost as many children as adults.
Disney Cartoon Characters
How would your child like to spend a few hours with Mickey Mouse and all the other cartoon favourites we all know and love? Real life characters are always there to play with your kids and create a magical world for them all, and the live shows are amazing.
The casinos are there to tempt you, while world-class evening cabaret is just one way to spend your evenings, and with bars of all styles dotted around, you can spend at least 3 nights going on a bar crawl and still have a few more to visit. Serenity suites are strictly for the adults, and you can kick back with your favourite cocktail and make new friends, while relaxing by the pool. There are articles online that give you a list of things you must not do on a cruise ship, which might be worth a read.
Learning New Things
Some people would rather pick up a new skill, and with cookery and yoga classes, you can self-develop while on holiday. The activities are based on passenger preferences, and there are so many things to do, your only concern will be choosing.
Taking a family cruise will give you and your family a floating holiday you’ll never forget, and by choosing a child-friendly cruise, everyone is happy.