Most are all-inclusive and offer endless leisure and entertainment opportunities, so it’s the ideal fun way for all of the family – tots, teens, mum and dad, even the grandparents – to enjoy each other’s company and experience all that life onboard has to offer.
Take your pick from cruises around the British Isles, Europe, the Caribbean and Hawaii, or even the rest of the world to far flung places like Australia and New Zealand.
They come in all shapes and sizes too – mini cruises, fly cruises, cruises departing from the UK, short break cruises, cruise and stay, luxury cabin choices and cruises suitable for couples and honeymooners only.
It isn’t just about life on the ocean wave though, as any land-time is a great way for you (and the kids) to explore exciting new countries and take in some real culture.
Perhaps the most spectacular are around Scandinavia, because the magnificent peaks of the Norwegian fjords (which formed when the glaciers receded) are unique in the world and make up 21 national parks of absolutely stunning scenery – it’s a nature lover’s dream.