Boasting big ships packed with activities, exciting itineraries around the world and comfortable accommodation, it's no surprise that a Royal Caribbean cruise is a popular choice. But, did you know that they are also the perfect option for families looking for their next unforgettable holiday together?
With everything you could need, from kids clubs and flexible dining options to family-friendly cabins and suites, keep reading to find out just why your next getaway should be with Royal Caribbean.
Dining For Guests Of All Ages
Finding somewhere to eat that all the family will enjoy isn't always an easy task, but on a Royal Caribbean cruise you're spoilt for choice. With a fantastic selection of restaurants, some of which are included in your cruise fare, even the pickiest eaters will find somewhere they love.
The buffet restaurant on Royal Caribbean ships, Windjammer Marketplace is included in your cruise fare and serves up dishes from around the world. With its casual atmosphere and open dining times, this inviting restaurant provides the flexibility that sailing with little ones needs. The Main Dining Room is also included in your cruise fare, and another great option for families wanting to dine together. Thanks to My Time Dining, you don't even have to reserve your seating, meaning you can head in to dine when it suits you.
The family-friendly dining options don't stop there. Head to Johnny Rockets where the mouthwatering burgers will have everyone begging you to come back. And if you need something quick to go, the freshly-made pizza slices at Sorrento's are a must.
A family holiday is all about making memories together, and with Royal Caribbean you won't even have to leave the ship to do just this. If you're looking for relaxation, the pools are a great choice. With lots of seating, nearby bars and restaurants, the whole family can spend many happy hours here.
Alternatively, nothing brings everyone together like an adrenaline-pumping activity, and across the Royal Caribbean fleet there are an array of activities to choose from. Try out the skydiving simulator, take to the waves on Flowrider, scale the climbing wall and be rewarded with spectacular views, or twist and turn your way down the exhilarating slides. With so much to choose from, why not dare the family to an adventure they won't forget in a hurry?
Fun-Packed Kids Clubs
While there are plenty of opportunities for families to have fun and make memories together on a Royal Caribbean cruise, the cruise line's award-winning Adventure Ocean kids programmes, divided into Aquanauts (3 to 5 years), Explorers (6 to 8 years) and Voyagers (9-11 years), gives younger cruisers the chance to make friends and enjoy life at sea with others their age. Whether they love to get creative, learn something new or show off their sporting skills, the trained staff are on hand to help make sure kids have the time of their lives on board.
Meanwhile, tweens and teens will also find their very own spaces to escape their parents on a Royal Caribbean ship. Teen Fuel Club and The Living Room are packed with activities ready and waiting to give 12-17 year olds the chance to enjoy some time away from their family with others their age.
Free Time For Adults
While it's great to spend lots of time together on a family holiday, thanks to Royal Caribbean, adults will still be able to enjoy some "me time" while on board. Whether the little ones are at kids clubs or you've dropped them off at night nursery, be sure to make the most of the fantastic amenities on whichever ship you choose.
If it's relaxation you're looking for, head for a pampering session at the Vitality Spa, or visit the Solarium, a peaceful adult-only sanctuary. Date night awaits at one of the exquisite specialty restaurants, while an evening at the theatre and a few drinks at one of the bars is the perfect way to wind down after a busy day.
While Royal Caribbean ships may be packed with enough activities to keep the whole family busy without even leaving the ship, a cruise isn't just about your time on board. Choose a Royal Caribbean cruise and you'll be whisked away to destinations around the world that will leave everyone wanting to visit again. If you're a sun-loving family, the Caribbean is the perfect choice, and you might even get to visit the cruise line's very own private resort, Perfect Day Island at Cococay.
Alternatively, if travelling so far afield isn't quite what you're looking for, why not stay close to home with a cruise around the Mediterranean? The perfect combination of beautiful beaches and vibrant cities, there's something for everyone on a Europe cruise with Royal Caribbean.
Spacious And Comfortable Accommodation
After a busy day on board or ashore, there are few things quite as important as making sure that everyone gets a good night's sleep. With Royal Caribbean, this has never been easier. If you're looking to splash out on the utmost comfort, the Ultimate Family Suite is a must. Exclusive to Symphony of the Seas, here you'll find everything from a jacuzzi and in-suite slide to a private games room and in-suite cinema. Plus, there's even a luxurious separate master suite so parents can enjoy some well-deserved rest.
However, you don't have to splash out on a suite to have a restful night's sleep. Interconnecting rooms are the perfect option for those looking for more space when travelling in a group, while interior, ocean view and balcony staterooms will also comfortably fit your family inside.
Now you know why a family holiday on board a Royal Caribbean ship is the perfect option, all that's left to do is browse all available Royal Caribbean cruises.