Want To Know How To Plan An Awesome Family Cruise on Royal Caribbean?

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Would you like to know how to plan an awesome family cruise on Royal Caribbean? Then check out Elaine’s guest post on the Families Go! website. Just posted today you will find Royal Caribbean With Kids: 5 Planning Tips.

Elaine and her family have sailed on eight cruises with Royal Caribbean (and counting). From those years of experience, she has compiled all of her best tips to assist you with getting the most fun and value out of a Royal Caribbean family cruise.  

This comprehensive post provides tips on figuring out which of the cruise line’s 26 ships are best for your family. It also provides tips on choosing a great cabin. As well as insightful tips on dining options, which add-on purchases to grab, which ones to skip, and how to get great value for your money. Go read it now!

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Or, for more detailed guidance on planning an awesome family cruise, check out Elaine’s book, The Family Cruise Companion’s Guide to Cruising With Kids (available in print and digital at Amazon).

Family Cruisers: Use This Easy Tool to Quickly Weed Through Dozens of Cruise Lines

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Once you start perusing options for a family cruise, you may quickly become overwhelmed.  Once you factor in all of the different cruise lines, various size and types of ships, and all the potential ports and destinations, literally hundreds of potentially viable options emerge.  Comparing all of these options can be daunting.  So, we have developed a free tool to help.  

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The Typical Short List For Planning a Family Cruise

A handful of cruise lines are routinely recognized as being family friendly.  Disney, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian usually top any list of top family-friendly cruises. High marks often also go to Celebrity, Holland America, and Princess. (Focusing on U.S.-based market.) (You can find a comparison of some these top family cruise lines here.)

Anyone looking to plan a family cruise could safely start by taking a look at what those lines have to offer.  But you should also be aware that the cruising world also offers much more.  Read More …

Our Top 10 Reasons MSC Seaside Rocks Family Cruising

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One of the newest big ships sailing this year comes from the Italian cruise line, MSC Cruises. Until now, our family has never sailed with MSC. So, last June when they rolled out a fantastic sale for its upcoming new ship, MSC Seaside, it caught my eye. Great deal + new cool ship = sold! Although there were a few notable blips, overall this new ship provided a great cruise experience. And this could be a fantastic cruise vacation for many families. Read on to learn more about the most appealing highlights and a few words of caution.

1. MSC Seaside Offers Affordable Family Pricing. 

If you are cruising with your kids, you can get an amazing deal with MSC Cruises. Although some of the major cruise lines will occasionally offer a limited “kids sail free” promotion, MSC basically offers that pricing year round. And, this approach carries over with its newest ship. Read More …