Sail with Mickey to Mexico or sail through the Panama Canal on these cruises that are perfect for families
After several years of setbacks, cruises are making a comeback. A convenient way for families to get together for a vacation, cruises allow multiple generations to relax in one place without always having to do the same activities. Now’s the time to start planning to set sail next year, so here are some 2023 cruises for families that caught our attention.
Royal Caribbean | Wonder of the Seas 7-day Eastern Caribbean
Currently, the largest cruise ship in the world, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Sea holds over 5,700 passengers. Sailing out of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Wonder of the Seas offers 21 dining venues, an AquaTheater, ice skating shows, a comedy club, and an onboard carousel. It has so much to do it’s impossible to get bored.
Kids Will Love: All of the water activities on board! From the whirlpool waterslide Supercell to the clear twisting waterslides where you can race another rider and the 40-foot-long surf simulator, it’ll be a chore getting kids out of the water every day.
Parents Will Love: Get some alone time in the indoor-outdoor solarium exclusive for guests 16 and over. With swimming pools and a lounge area that overlooks the front of the ship, it’s the perfect place to relax without the kids.
Princess Cruises | Sky Princess 7-day Western Caribbean with Mexico
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises | HANSEATIC Inspiration 13-day Panama Canal South America
Royal Caribbean | Serenade of the Seas 5-day Canada Cruise
One of the line’s smaller ships carrying 2,100 passengers, the Serenade of the Seas Canada cruise departs from Boston, Massachusetts, and heads to Canada and Maine at the height of fall foliage. But smaller doesn’t mean less. With lots of glass exteriors, the ship allows for views from many vantage points. A pool with a retractable glass roof enables guests to swim even if the weather isn’t perfect. And onboard activities such as dance lessons, scrapbooking, and outdoor movies keep everyone occupied day or night.
Kids Will Love: Little sports lovers will enjoy the rock climbing wall, sports court, and miniature golf course available. Not into sports? Head to the arcade to play video and skills games to get bragging rights over the siblings or parents.
Parents Will Love: Take time to enjoy the ship’s spa. With a Tahitian theme, all traditional treatments are available. Two whirlpools are open 24 hours a day to help unwind after a long excursion. The spa also offers thermal suites and scented steam rooms and saunas.