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Welcome to the “Preparing to Cruise” area of The Family Cruise Companion! Articles in this category will help you get ready for your fabulous cruise adventure. Getting everything packed and making sure you’re all set for the trip is a big part of the fun, but we know it can also bring up lots of questions and maybe a tiny bit of worry.

Our articles in this section will cover practical stuff like smart packing tips, choosing fun and useful travel gear, and being superstars at staying healthy and safe while cruising. All the advice is easy to follow and designed for fantastic parents (just like you!) who might be spinning lots of plates at once.

Below, you will find our 20 most recent articles on cruise planning. To see all of the articles in this category, please visit the Cruise Preparation archives.