If you are reading this you have possibly booked your first cruise, or indeed and considering booking a family cruise. Well, hello and welcome, we are Sarah And Donna, 2 cruise mad mums, a little more about us! Additionally If this is your first step on your family cruise journey, thank you for letting us be part of it? This page is full of First Time Cruise Tips for families, grab a cuppa and enjoy discovering all that cruising has to offer.
First Time Cruise Tips For Families
Deciding On The Right Cruise Line?
Firstly deciding on the right cruise line is a big decision and depends on many factors.
- The age of your children?
- What sort of traveller you are?
- Do your children love clubs and activities?
- Lastly are are you a family who loves to stay together?
First Time Cruise Tips, Which Is The Best Cruise Line For…….?
This is the burning question and really does depend on what you want from your cruise holiday. Check out our posts for a little guidance and to pinpoint exactly what you are looking for.
Our first time cruise tips baby guides look at what’s involved in cruising with a baby. They will help you decide which is the best cruise line for you. Whilst if you are travelling with older kids the best cruise line post will help you to make that decision.
First Time Cruise Tips, Cruise Cabins For Families
Once you have decided on your cruise line you need to consider what sort of cabin you want to book.
Things to take into consideration are;
- Where on the ship do you want to be located?
- Do you want an inside, outside, balcony or suite?
- Do you have accessible needs?
- How large is your family? Will you need a connecting or 5 berth cabin?
- Do you want a bath in your cabin?
Our family cruise cabin guide tells you all you need to know about choosing the right cabin. There are also plenty of vlog tours of different cabins too, thus giving you an idea of what family cruise cabins are really like.
How To Choose The Best Cruise Cabin For Families
First Time Cruise Tips, Packing For A Cruise
This is a bottomless pit of advice so lets start with the question everybody asks! What To Wear For Formal Night? Its a subject every new cruiser worries about but actually its a lovely experience, especially when cruising with children and babies.
Taking Babies On A Cruise
There are so many questions when Cruising With A Baby. Are cruise ships baby friendly? Which ships can babies use the pools? As they can’t on all ships if they are still in diapers. What do we need to pack and can I take my stroller. Also do cruise ships sell nappies and milk and will the restaurants cater to our needs?
If you are cruising with Disney Cruise Line check out more here for Cruising With Disney Line With A Baby. We have also researched all you need to know about the baby club on Royal Caribbean and getting essential supplies onboard.
What About Keeping Kiddies Busy On Your Cruise?
Our printable colouring sheets and Print and Cut Travel Dollies are perfect for keeping little ones busy when travelling. However if you’re cruising with Disney there is also a tutorial here to help you make your own Cruise Door Magnets.
Taking Older Children And Teens On A Cruise
We Also Look At Different Cruise Lines For Older Children And Teens
- Disney Cruise Line With Teens
- River Cruising With Teens
- Symphony Of The Sea For Teenagers
- Liberty Of The Seas For Teenagers
Additionally We Have Checked Out A LOT Of Kids Clubs.
Here are the latest kids club tours.
Ordering Cruise Drinks Packages
Is it worth buying a drinks package when you cruise? We have been busy preparing guides to help you choose your next drinks package, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic packages.
Our ultimate guide breaks down every cruise line to help you decide which drinks package to book.
There are also several options for the kiddies. Because when they are constantly on the go it’s important to keep them hydrated. There is even something for the teens with packages that include smoothies and mocktails.
Our Ultimate Drinks Package Guide breaks down each cruise line to help you decide which drinks package to book.
We Have It All Covered Right Up To Embarkation Day
Now all you need to do it turn up and enjoy your cruise. Hopefully we have taken all the worry out of it for you. Have a wonderful cruise.
What To Expect On Embarkation Day?
What’s it like getting on a cruise ship? How does the embarkation process work? Check out our guide so you know what to expect when boarding a ship for the first time.