Top five family friendly cruise liners revealed

10th Aug 2011
Top five family friendly cruise liners revealed

An independent cruise comparison website has released the top five family friendly cruise ships for those families who are considering embarking on a cruise.

Danielle Fear, Managing Director of has used her expertise along with feedback received via the websites social networking following of over 45,000 people, to reveal the top five most family friendly cruise ships available.

Royal Caribbean – Oasis and Allure of the Seas:

Joint world’s biggest cruise ships both Allure and Oasis are bound to get everyone’s pulses racing. There is no abundance of things to do whilst onboard and family here is the key word. You will find Zip Line’s, The DreamWorks Experience, full size carousel, ice rink, a huge youth zone which includes an H20 water park type area for kids of all ages, amazing tropical gardens and some fantastic places to dine or even just grab an ice cream. In all you have over 225,000 tons of family friendly cruise ship at your disposal. Whilst onboard you really will have the time of your life.

Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Magic:


One of Carnival’s newest ships the Carnival Magic is sure to keep everyone happy no matter how long the stay onboard and I am certain the children will really find the water park truly “magical”. Yes Carnival Magic has her very own huge water park onboard where you will find not one but two huge water slides. There are designated clubs for each age group and a rather lovely little outdoor area for the toddler in your life. Carnival Magic also boasts her own sweet shop, amazing stage shows and various exciting places where the family can dine together.

P&O Cruises – Ventura:

Ventura is joint largest ship within the P&O Cruises fleet. First introduced back in April 2008 she has a favourite place in the hearts of many who have sailed on her. Ventura really is family aimed and inspired. Weighing in at 116,000 Ton she is packed to the rivets with family fun and entertainment. Onboard you will find a one of a kind circus school, some of the best youth programmes at sea, dinner with Noddy and Mr Bump from the Mr Men series and a selection of both outdoor and indoor swimming pools and sports courts.

Disney Cruise Line – Disney Fantasy:

I think in this instance the name of this ship really does say it all, the Disney Fantasy, and she is just that! This ship is not only aimed at the youngster in every age but she is so full of exciting things to see and do it can prove difficult to know where to even begin.  The ship has swimming pools, themed staterooms, themed dining venues and not one but two dazzling theatres showing both live shows and even 3D movies. Although full of excitement we think one of the best features for kids of all ages (including the adult ones) has to be the AquaDuck, this is a fully transparent tube water slide that starts on Deck 12 Aft, takes you off, off the side of the ship, through the forward funnel and down 4 decks into a lazy river.

Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Epic:

The newest ship in the NCL fleet is the Norwegian Epic and she is crammed full of amazing features and even has her very own Ice Bar.  Norwegian Epic is a ship full of firsts and certainly will never see you left with a dull moment.  One of her best features has to be the Spiegel Tent – Cirque Dreams and Dinner. This really is a dining experience with a difference. Whilst you enjoy your five star cuisines you can also be entertained by amazing acrobatics and the chance to join in if you wish too. You can also find onboard the line’s first ever waterpark at sea, amazing kids club facilities, video arcade, sports complex and the Epic theatre which can accommodate 681 persons.

Danielle Fear, Managing Director of said the following,

With the summer holidays now upon us we thought it would be interesting to give a run-down on some of the best family aimed cruise ships out there. Cruise ships that will not only allow the entire family to have a great time but that will also allow parents to forget they ever boarded the ship with children in the first place.”

She continued,

“With help from our Social Media community of over 45,000 people we have put together in no particular order what we hope you will find to be a useful list of cruise ships specifically designed for families.”


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