Wednesday, February 20, 2013

6 Ways to Keep Kids Amused on a Cruise


Taking Kids on a Cruise Ship
Cruises are fantastic holidays for the family. Cruise ships nowadays are filled to the brim with state of the art technology and facilities to keep the whole family entertained, throughout the vacation.

Whether you want an action-packed excursion or a relaxing chilled break, there is a wealth of fun things to do to keep your little ones amused for hours on end.

Keep sane and enjoy your holiday with these top 6 tips:

Get wet and let your hair down
Many cruise lines have multiple swimming pools on-board including paddling pools for babies, and some even include waterslides. Even if the weather isn’t quite that great, many ships also have an indoor pool as well as Jacuzzis, so your kids can still splash about and have fun.

Sport
If you need something to help your children let off steam, there are various sporting facilities on-board to entertain everyone from basketball courts and football pitches, to cricket courts and golf simulators. 

All of these are supervised, so parents can relax with peace of mind that their child is taken care of.

Hair and beauty salon
If you want to spend some quality time with your kids and they like being pampered, why not make use of the board’s hair and beauty salon? Here you can both get back massages, manicure and pedicures, and get your hair expertly styled by the ship’s hairdresser.

Kid’s clubs
Many operators offer dedicated kid’s clubs that entertain children all day long. They provide lots of events and activities such as panto, whale-watching, pizza parties, talent shows and outdoor cinema for a vast range of ages.

Big cruise liners like the Royal Caribbean, P&O, and Princess are renowned for offering great kid’s clubs.

Dock activities
If your cruise plans to dock at a particular destination, you can keep the whole family amused with off-ship excursions and attractions. Upon receiving your cruise’s itinerary, plan ahead and find out what fun things there are to do at each port of call.

Alternatively, some cruise lines offer off-board pursuits and day trips like mountain hikes, or visits to waterparks.

Technology
Nowadays, you can pass the hours easily with an iPad or tablet. You can download applications, books and films onto the device beforehand at home, and the kids can simply sit by the pool, watching their favourite movie, or playing games.

So there are just a few ways that you can entertain the little monsters on your cruise holiday. Have you ever been on a cruise with the kids, what was your experience? We’d love to hear your stories and your parent tips on keeping the children amused.


This article was written by Lauren Grice on behalf of Cheapcruises.com, the leading experts in fantastic cruise deals from around the world. Have the holiday of a lifetime and visit the site today to book a cruise to an exotic destination. 

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8 comments:

MD Kennedy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Kids clubs are the best!

Eileen McDonald said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I haven't been on a cruise in years, but I would love to take the Grandkids. Wonderful ideas. I bet they would have a ball.

lgothard said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes we went on a cruise and didn't use the kids club and that was a big mistake. We will use it next time for sure!!!
Lorayne Gothard

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to go on a cruise!

Melissa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Kids clubs are great for entertaining kids so you can have some adult time and a great way for kids to interact with other kids.

Melanie R. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ohhh we love Cruising with the kids and Kids Clubs are THE BEST!!! And our favorite is Disney.... Great tips. Thanks for sharing

Daisy Bryce said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We are hoping to go on a cruise this year so I enjoyed reading this!

Sarah Park said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I dream of going on a cruise with my kids.

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