Best Cruise Lines for Families

The family cruise market has grown significantly in years, and many cruise lines now specialize in family vacations with amenities, accommodations, and entertainment for adults and children of all ages. If you want to take a cruise and you have children, a family cruise will allow you bring them along, with the assurance that enough onboard activities, facilities, and services will be provided for their needs (and for yours as a parent).

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Spotlight: Disney Cruise Lines

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When you hear the name “Disney,” you might think of any number of things. Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie, and a number of other classic short cartoons of Walt Disney’s design. You might think of the full-length animated features– from classics like Cinderella and Snow White, to the revival of yearly animated features in the late 1980s and 1990s that produced such critically-acclaimed hits as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, to the computer-animated films Disney produced in conjunction with Pixar, like the Toy Story movies and Wall-E. Or you might think of the theme parks, Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida.

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Family Fun Aboard the Disney Magic®

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By:   Lin Humble
Vice President, AffordableTours.com

Last Christmas our family celebrated the winter holidays aboard the Disney Magic®. As promised, Disney delivered an unforgettable journey. In fact, our trip began before we even set sail out of Galveston, Texas. My sons, ages 6 and 5, received a phone call from Mickey a day prior to our sailing, which brightened their day and only heightened their anticipation of the cruise. Of course, I strategically planned this call as I preregistered for the cruise. However, it shows just that extra effort that Disney puts into the whole vacation.

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