Is there such a thing as a perfect family group holiday?
Have you thought about cruising?
Royal Caribbean has put their team of experts on the job and we have pleasure in showing you a selection of their results.
Finding the perfect holiday that every member of your extended family will enjoy can be tricky. If your family loves getting together but each member has their own distinct idea of what constitutes a great holiday, a Royal Caribbean cruise is the way to go. Royal Caribbean is a truly international cruise company that works hard to make sure every passenger at every age and stage of life has a memorable holiday that they absolutely love.
It comes down to the imagination of the company’s design teams headquartered in Miami who consistently come up with the most exciting ideas for cruise ships on the ocean.
“We’ve done a lot of research into the Royal Caribbean mindset and what seems to single out our Australian passengers is their worldliness - they don’t want an ordinary cruise holiday. They are a little more sophisticated and adventurous in their tastes – whether it’s for cuisine or their leisure activities - and they have a real sense of imagination,” says Sean Treacy, Commercial Director, Royal Caribbean International.
Fun for the whole family
The main purpose of taking a family holiday is to spend quality time with each other, and happily on Royal Caribbean ships, there are many pleasurable and creative ways to do so.
Mealtimes can be as fun or as intimate as you’d like, and you can make an occasion of it, or keep it casual. For a more formal option, gather at the main dining room. The relaxed family would enjoy meals at the help-yourself Windjammer Cafe. For a treat, try the specialty dining options onboard - Chops Grill for succulent steaks and grills, or a beautiful Italian meal at Giovanni’s Table, or Izumi’s for sushi, sashimi and hot rock meals cooked at your table.
Have a family movie night like no other, watching movies under the stars at the poolside outdoor cinema. Be entertained with spectacular shows on board – musicals and special performances in the ship’s theatre, aerial shows in the atrium of Rhapsody of the Seas, or ice-skating shows on Voyager of the Seas. There are also surprise parades and parties, like the DreamWorks parades in the Royal Promenade of Voyager of the Seas.
For the active family, Royal Caribbean is a dream come true. There’s ice-skating, surfing, rock-climbing, golf, basketball, waterslides, running – the list just goes on. Join in and be part of the fun of many events held onboard like talent competitions or poolside challenges.
Then there are days off the ship and let someone else do the thinking and worrying with a great selection of well organised shore excursions to choose from, that the whole family will enjoy.
Why not take the grandchildren
Oh to be a kid on a Royal Caribbean ship! There are so many clever, fun and exciting activities that it’s more like a floating amusement park than a ship.
Kids will love their time in Adventure Ocean Club, Royal Caribbean’s free, award winning youth program that allows children to participate in a range of planned activities perfectly designed for every age, starting with Royal Babies (ages 6–18 months) and Royal Tots (18-36 months) which invite parents to accompany their children for enriching interactive classes. Younger cruisers, aged 3-11, have scheduled and supervised all-day activities in three age-tiered curricula: Aquanauts (ages 3-5), Explorers (6-8) and Voyagers (9-11). Activities include shipbuilding regattas, talent shows, scavenger hunts and movies. Royal Caribbean offers Adventure Ocean dining and a fountain soda packages, and on selected nights, the Youth Staff also host dinners in the casual restaurant which allows parents some time to themselves.
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