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Cruising is excellent value for a family holiday with all meals, transfers and entertainment included! Most cruise lines also offer special rates for children and even FREE child places.
Most of the large cruise ships have excellent children's facilities. They offer entertainment and facilities to keep the little ones entertained in a safe environment from 9am to midnight.
The children are usually divided into suitable age groups, so that activities are appropriate for their age. For example age 2-5, age 6-9, age 10-13 and 13 plus, obviously this is just a guide and the age groupings do vary between cruise lines. Each of the age groups are generally given there own area of the ship, a place to call their own! Within these areas are all of the facilities and activities that they enjoy. For example the youngger kids will have facilities such as ball pools, climbing nets, craft tables and various games. They will have competitions, fancy dress, mini-disco and often have a cartoon character that visits the kids club. For older children cruise ships offer computer games, music rooms, arcade games and the opportunity to DJ. In addition, most of the large cruise lines have children's swimming pools and splash pools suitable for the under 5's.
Alongside the facilities offered by the kids clubs, many ships offer additional entertainment that is thoroughly enjoyed by children. Including, climbing walls, ice rinks, surf-riders, movies, giant scalectric, theater performances, bungee-trampolines and circus schools.
Children are also catered for at meal times. On most ships children's menus are offered in the restaurants, taking the stress of meal times away for parents of youngger children. Many of the large ships offer early children's buffet dining, to enable the kids to eat before going to enjoy the kid club facilities. They also offer tasty children's meals in the main restaurants.
Children of all ages are welcome on most ships, however some lines do have some adult-only ships. Also, some ships do not allow children under the age of 2 or 3 to be left unsupervised in the kids-club. Each cruise line is different, so check the details before booking!