8 Unmissable Cruise Experiences for Families

Whether you are new to cruising or regular family cruisers you don’t want to miss out on these unique cruise experiences!  

Unmissable Cruise Experiences for Families: No. 1 – Sailaway

There is simply nothing more exciting than embarking a ship and celebrating the start of your cruise with a cheeky glass of fizz (or non alcohol cocktail for kiddies) on deck whilst the ship sails away from port.

Top tip – By law, every passenger has to attend a lifeboat drill prior to a ship departing from port.  After the drill pop your lifejacket back in your cabin and go and grab a good spot for the sailaway….  I personally enjoy the party atmosphere around the pool bar although, if you are lucky enough to have one, you may prefer celebrating on your own private balcony!

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Photo taken during my recent cruise onboard Ventura around the Med & Canaries

Unmissable Cruise Experiences: No. 2 – Captains Welcome Onboard Cocktail Party

The perfect opportunity to dress up and mingle with fellow passengers, (whilst sipping a complimentary glass of wine of course!)  This traditional event is always fun to attend with ladies wearing long formal dresses, men wearing black tie and kids looking really cute in their party clothes!  It normally takes place on the second night on the cruise just before the first formal dinner. (This is to give passengers chance to settle into a life onboard).  Depending on the Captain’s sense of humour, (or lack of!)  it can be a quite witty speech with introductions to all of the senior officers onboard.

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