Cruise holidays are perfect for families, offering exceptional value for money and lots of activities on board to keep everyone entertained. If the kids want to be in their own cabin then, on selected cruise lines, interconnecting cabins are available. Enjoy your privacy or open the door, the kids are only next door. Family suites are also available on most cruise lines these days if you have younger children and want to keep them closer to you.
When it comes to dining on cruise ships these days there’s something for every taste bud in the family. Relax and enjoy a pizza. Tuck into the buffet. Get glammed up for formal nights or simply chill out in your stateroom and take full advantage of room service and a movie! Midnight snackers will be in their element with the range of 24hr eateries across all of the cruise lines.
Not too far from Dublin, mainland Europe is a fantastic location for all the family, and shore excursions are a great way for the family to get involved in local culture in destinations you would probably not think of bringing kids to on a normal holiday - although long journey bus tours might not be a great idea with young children. Treat your kids to the sights of Europe such as the Colosseum in Rome or explore Ancient Greek mythology. With Kids clubs, sports and pool zones and on board cartoon character meet and greets you can be sure your kids will be happy. And when the kids are happy - you’re happy too!
It goes without saying that cruise lines nowadays are the leaders in entertainment at sea and with the range of broadway and west end shows, jazz and piano bars and daily activities available, and even Indoor Skydiving on Royal Caribbean it’s easy to keep the older kids and adults entertained for days. Two of our favourite cruise ships that sail in the Mediterranean include Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and the Norwegian Epic. This incredible ships are two of the largest in the world and they offer everything from surfing to water slides on board making them very popular choices for families.