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Family Cruises

Family Cruise Holidays

Cruises have lost their stuffy, formal image. Today they offer affordable non-stop fun for the whole family. They range from the "resort ships" of P&O. We at The Co-operative Travel have low-cost family cruises with these, and many more Cheap family cruises can be found throughout the year, since the sun is always shining somewhere on the ocean. Just look for cruise companies with plenty of on-board activities and not too much formality. These days, most cruise lines fit this bill.

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During the summer months, families can enjoy European and Mediterranean family cruises with lines like P&O and independence of the Seas and Cunard's Queen Elizabeth. In the colder months, Caribbean cruises are popular. Rather than spend three or four weeks at sea, families can fly to ports like Miami and sail round tropical islands like Jamaica and Barbados. The Middle East is another popular destination, with cruise-and-stay holidays in Egypt being especially popular with families. These combine a stay in a Red Sea resort with a cruise down the Nile to see the Pyramids - great fun for budding young archaeologists! If your kids are new to cruising, you can introduce them to the concept with one of the many mini-cruises on offer. Royal Caribbean International, P&O, Princess and Cunard have cheap mini-cruise deals from UK ports, lasting two to five days. They can be extended into a full holiday with a stay at a nearby seaside resort.

Celebrity Cruises

A cruise holiday is the perfect opportunity to take some time out to relax and enjoy life and, with so much for kids to do on board Celebrity cruises; everyone can have fun, no matter what your age. Youth Programmes are designed to cater for children and teenagers, with childcare and activities dedicated for specific age groups, supervised by trained and experienced staff. Celebrity kids are happy, engaged, and entertained.

Royal Caribbean

With years of experience, Royal Caribbean family cruises take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your family holiday. All our ships have a kids club onboard, available for children ages 6 months - 17 years. Kids will love the fun activities, learning sessions and meeting children the same age. There is also a babysitting service so mum and dad can have some time alone.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Who doesn't love SpongeBob SquarePants and the rest of his crew? Norwegian Cruise Line have teamed up with Nickelodeon to create a one-of-kind, family-friendly experience exclusively onboard Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Breakaway. With lots of fun and engaging activities and events going on, you and your family will experience a Cruise you won't soon forget.

Carnival Cruises

Carnival Cruises, have got your whole family totally covered. Ships that are packed with activities for adults, supervised activities for the kids and everything in between. Carnival family cruises are the easy, hassle-free way to visit a bunch of amazing destinations.