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Thinking about taking your kids on a cruise? It’s a wonderful vacation opportunity where you’ll be able to spend quality time together while having fun and exploring new destinations. The best cruises for kids offer a variety of things to do and sights to see, along with plenty of dining options to keep even the finickiest eater happy. Family favourites with Norwegian Cruise Line include 7-day itineraries to the Caribbean or Alaska, as they're generally close to home while offering plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Complimentary Youth Programs:

One of the fantastic benefits of cruising with kids are the complimentary youth programs provided on board. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Splash Academy offers supervised activities, such as scavenger hunts or arts and crafts, for kids ages 3 to 12. Entourage is the perfect solution for teens 13 to 17, as they’ll be able to hang out, play video games or have fun at the teen-only nightclub.

Fun activities in Splash Academy

Kid-Friendly Activities:

When it comes to keeping kids entertained, Norwegian Cruise Line has a wide array of kid-friendly activities. They can splash and slide in the Kid’s Aqua Park or play a game of mini golf, plus there are swimming pools, some with multi-story corkscrew water slides, for the whole family to enjoy. Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class ships (Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, and Norwegian Getaway) have a kids’ rope course where children can enjoy an adventure all their own. There are also 24-hour arcade games, along with bowling alleys on board the Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Pearl.

Splash down on the Pool Deck

Family Dining & Entertainment:

Norwegian is the only cruise line to offer Freestyle Dining. It essentially gives you the flexibility and freedom to dine when and where you want, while offering venues located throughout the ship for your dining convenience. If you’d like to have a romantic dinner or enjoy some time alone in port, Port Play and Late Night Fun Zone will safely look after your kids. Award-winning family entertainment includes Cirque Dreams productions on board the Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway.

Cruise Dining