Family Cruising

Welcome to CruiseMates' Family Cruising area. This is the biggest growth area in the cruise industry and you'll find an astonishing variety of ships to choose from. From a poolside visit by Mickey and Minnie aboard Disney Cruise Line's Wonder and Magic to rock climbing and ice skating on Royal Caribbean International's Voyager and Explorer of the Seas, the two largest vessels ever built, modern cruise ships offer families non-stop fun.

CruiseMates' has sailed the high seas to offer timely articles on the myriad topics that interest families. Let's face it -- it's never a simple matter to plan a vacation that the entire family will love. Allow us to offer some advice on how to make cruise planning safer and easier.

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The biggest and most diverse Carnival ship yet finally arrives with many entertainment features

The newly upgraded Carnival mega-ship now sails from Florida's Space Coast

MSC plans to build three new ships of over 200,000 gross tons

See the 2017 Schedule for Star Wars Days on Disney Cruise Ships

Arriving in 2021 and 2023 with distinctly Disney innovations

One of most popular Carnival ships will finally get its FunShip makeover

Day-long celebrations thrill both Jedi-in-training and Jedi Masters of the family

New to Royal Caribbean is the Broadway show Grease

Shipboard Celebrations with Surprise Character Appearances, Special Movie Screenings and More

Family Fun with Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and Madagascar characters on Anthem of the Seas This Fall

Here are a few ideas for the best family vacations on the top cruise lines

The coming world's largest cruise ship will include the line's first interactive water park

The biggest NCL ship yet emerges from the shipyard at Papenburg, Germany

Sailings return to these popular home ports for limited-time engagements

Enhancements to Disney Dream coming this fall after October Dry Dock include Star Wars and Bobbity Boutique

Experiences inspired by the hit movie will now be featured on Disney Cruise Ship

A Water-tube ride, aerial bicycles and IMAX are new features coming with Carnival Vista

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering 12 Days of daily deals on new cruise bookings

The parent company of Carnival, Cunard, Holland America, Princess and Seabourn offers an amazing cruise contest

The Carnival ship has been remade in the FunShip 2.0 style with new restaurants, bars and shows

The location of your stateroom can have a big impact on your overall cruise experience

Win a four day trip to Pasadena and ride in first ever Princess Rose Parade float

My teen sons loved cruising, and I think I may know why

Disney Cruise Line has a number of special events planned for the 2014 Halloween cruises

Four new ships of record size for Norwegian are set to arrive in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019

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