What could be more luxurious than a holiday where all meals, entertainment, transportation, accommodation (and often, free child care and butlers) are rolled into one; where the destination changes from city to village to private island, with no effort required? The concept of cruising is as family-friendly as it gets, and finally, an increasing number of five-star ships are welcoming all ages.
This award-winning cruise line offers a huge range of family-friendly activities for kids 3 - 17. Kids-only play areas, including Fantasia, host games, crafts, televisions equipped with gaming consoles, and computers, while Waves is like an old-fashioned video arcade. Guests are also able to organise scavenger hunts, cooking classes, fashion shows, trivia, and sports to keep the little ones busy.
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Created in collaboration with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, the Ambassadors of the Environment Youth program introduces kids 9 - 17 to the amazing ecological wonders of French Polynesia and Tahiti. Junior Ambassadors are able to hike through rainforests, investigate ancient Polynesian temples, and explore coral reefs.
Main image: Crystal Cruising in Moorea
Above: On deck on Hapag Lloyd