Sometimes a cruise vacation is a family affair. Grandparents, parents, kids, aunts, uncles and other family members pack up their favorite clothes in a big luggage bag, book a bunch of rooms together, and get ready to make a ton of great memories at sea.
Planning out a cruise is not easy when trying to ensure everyone’s experience is the perfect experience. When planning for a large group of people there will be a lot of different ages and therefore a lot of different interests and ideas of what makes a good time. To choose a cruise that is right for your large family, there are several things that you should take into consideration.
1) Ship Size
The size of the ship is going to be directly related to the amount of activities that are going to be available on the ship. Larger ships have pools, ballrooms, theaters and much, much more that give you a lot of fun activities to do each day. This is helpful for the variety of interests that a large family will have. Kids can find fun things to do in the designated kid area activities while parents can relax by the pool or have a drink at a bar.
2) Port Destination
A great port destination is also going to be very important in planning out a cruise that appeals to your entire family. You will want a cruise that reaches a location with plenty of options and activities. Everything from hiking to snorkeling, to touring a beautiful castle, every location can offer something different. Spend some time researching a destination so that you know there is at least a couple things for each member to enjoy and map out a plan for each family member.
3) Cabin size
With the size of ship, the cabin size will also vary. You will want to plan out rooms in an effective way that doesn’t break the bank but also in a way that you fit the proper number of people in the room. Try not to cram too many in just to save money. Being in tight quarters for too long might not be a fun experience for everyone that you bring along.