Are you looking for a different type of getaway for your next family travel plans? Do you want to find a vacation where several generations of your family can escape the pressures of work and the demands of everyday life, spend time together, and strengthen and reinforce family ties? Whether you are a grandparent seeking more quality time with your grandkids, or an adult child juggling competing family demands, a multigenerational cruise could be just the escape you’re looking for. Here are four reasons why a cruise with the kids of all ages is a wonderful idea.
1. Access A Diverse Array of Activities For Every Age Group
As you know, just because you are all in the same family doesn’t mean everyone will enjoy the same things. Nor will everyone want to spend all of their time together. While reconnecting and getting to know each other is one of the main reasons to host a family cruise, a little time away from each other is also a good idea. Cruise ships have activities, classes, and peer groups that appeal to everyone. Children can enjoy supervised play, teens and tweens can find peer clubs and activities, parents can relax in the ship’s spa, and grandparents can find adventures and activities among their own age group. When everyone comes together again, they’ll have more to talk about and be happier to spend time with the family.
2. Get Best Bang For Your Family Travel Vacation Buck
With the exception of shopping during scheduled shore excursions, cruising allows travelers to make affordable, all expense included travel plans. One clearly defined cost covers everything from transportation to lodging to meals to snacks to entertainment. You can arrange a vacation without hidden fees or budgetary surprises. It’s a smart way to plan an affordable, stress-free family getaway. Go ahead and plan a cruise with the kids. It’s family travel that’s easy and affordable.
3. Enjoy Low Maintenance Family Dinners
Remember when family dinners were an everyday occurrence? Or, perhaps those have always been one of your wistful fantasies? Either way, they can be the highlight of your day on a family cruise. A cruise easily allows for your family to regularly dine together onboard. The whole family gathered around the table at the end of each day, sharing stories, snapping pics, and planning the next day could be worth the cost of the cruise. Family dinners are also the perfect time to share family lore. The best part of these family dinners is that the whole family gets to enjoy the meal without all the work that goes into preparing it. Bonus: There’s no cleanup afterward.
4. Maximize Quality Family Time
Families are spread all over the globe these days. Bringing everyone together on a multigenerational cruise is far superior to Skype and FaceTime. First generation relatives (cousins) and second-generation relatives (grandparents and great aunts and uncles) can enjoy wholesome, family-friendly entertainment like magic shows, musicals, games, poolside activities, and more. From comedy shows to lounging by the pool, there’s plenty for the family to do together.
Family members who’ve lost contact, family members who want to reconnect beyond social media, and new-to-the-family members, like newborns and newlyweds, will enjoy the amenities of the ship, while enjoying the love of the family.
Family travel goes from stressful to refreshing when you book a restful, yet adventurous, cruise with kids, parents, and grandparents. Your family can strengthen bonds across multiple generations and share a one-of-a-kind experience.
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