15 Best Family Cruises to Take and Best Part, Early Bird Offers Make Them Almost FREE


As autumn approaches now is the time to head south to warm water and sun-kissed beaches. Once you are on board just about everything is taken care of – the price you paid for the cruise will get you to multiple destinations, and most of the amenities on board are included such as, accommodation, meals and snacks, some beverages, room service, most entertainment, access to the pools, gyms, games rooms, hot tubs and so on.

When you book be sure to read the fine print. The all-inclusive cruises are often the best value for money as once the cruise is paid you can tend to forget about forking out cash every few minutes for something the kids want. Also, a number of cruise companies offer a considerable amount to spend on board or discounts towards shore excursions. Prices given are guides only – specials vary according to the day you book – start planning early and keep an eye on the websites to get the best deal.

1. Bahamas Cruise on the Disney Dream – 3 nights

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A November cruise means the weather is comfortable and mostly warm down in Nassau, your first port of call, followed by Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Point of departure and return is Port Canaveral. Prices escalate the closer one gets to December but a cruise early in November costs around $648 per person for an inside cabin – that works out to around $216 per night.

Kids may be pleased to know this liner has the first Aquaduck – a water coaster at sea; the Disney Believe show – a musical extravaganza with 20 Disney characters and that Disney characters roam about on board. Your kids will never know when they may bump into Mickey Mouse, Snow White or Cinderella. D Lounge offers concert parties and dancing for families and there are a number of pools and Nemo’s Reef- a 1500 square foot play area with pop-jets, fountains and bubblers, and loads of characters from Finding Nemo. Plus you get to enjoy the azure waters of the Bahamas.

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