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Welcome to the website for The Family Cruise Companion. If you are thinking of going on a cruise with your family, you’ve come to the right place. We help busy parents like you plan the ultimate cruise vacation for the whole family.

Going on a cruise can be a fun experience for the entire family. But it can also be stressful if you feel like you don’t quite know what you’re doing. It can be overwhelming trying to sort through all of the information and advice that you can find about cruise travel. We hope to provide you with a shortcut through the maze.

In the links below, you’ll find articles and resources to guide you through every step of your cruising journey.

Cruise Planning

Step into the exciting world of cruise planning. We’ll help you pick the perfect cruise, find a cozy cabin, manage your budget, and ensure both the kids and the grown-ups have a blast.

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If you are starting from ground zero, check out How To Plan An Awesome Family Cruise You’ll Love.


Here’s your toolkit for turning pre-trip tasks into a breeze! From smart packing tips to handling essential documents and choosing pre-cruise stays, we’ve got the secrets to kickstart your family’s sea adventure with zero stress and all the excitement.

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Onboard Experience

Discover the magic of life at sea with our “Onboard Experience” guide, your window to making your cruise delightful and cozy for everyone in your party! This is what you need to know about dining options, on-board entertainment and recreation, accessing technology, and more. We also have deep dives on cruise ship amenities (e.g., spas, fitness facilities) and your cabin experience.

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This is your passport to exploring the best cruise itineraries, enchanting ports, and exhilarating excursions with ease! Find easy tips and fun ideas to make every stop exciting.

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Cruise Tips

Step into a world of blissful cruising with our tried and true “Cruise Tips” section. Here, you’ll find resources packed with practical advice and smart strategies to enhance your family’s cruise vacation. Whether you’re a first-time traveler seeking initial guidance or a seasoned vacationer looking for new insights, we have tips that cater to everyone in your family.

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Whether you’re curious about the history of cruising, eager to understand ship technology, or exploring potential cruise careers, you’ll find all the interesting tidbits here. Discover new angles that make your cruise experiences even more enriching and exciting.

Family Travel Tips

Discover a collection of articles that offer practical tips and insights to ensure that all of your family’s travels, from weekend getaways to extended vacations, are smooth, enjoyable, and memorable for the right reasons.

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