Best Family Cruises for 2023
Are you looking for the best family cruises? Norwegian Cruise Line sails to many family-friendly destinations, including Alaska, Bahamas, The Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Mediterranean. Now is the perfect time to book your 2023 family cruise. Read on to explore some of the best family cruise activities and shore excursions with Norwegian and start planning today!
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The Best Family-Friendly Activities on an Alaska Cruise
A 2023 cruise to Alaska offers something for everyone. Consider wildlife viewing opportunities like whale-watching, take a dog sledding tour, or let your kids try their hand at panning for gold. If you have older children looking for adventure, consider sea kayaking, rainforest zip lining, a glacier trek, or dry-suit snorkeling.
Take a Duck Tour on an amphibious vehicle, floatplane tour, fjord cruises, and more. You'll also find a superb selection of cultural and historical activities, such as salmon bakes, lumberjack shows, totem carving demonstrations, and tribal dance shows.
Family Cruises to the Bahamas & Great Stirrup Cay
Norwegian's 2023 Bahamas cruises include a stop at Great Stirrup Cay, a private island available exclusively to Norwegian cruise passengers. You can spend the day relaxing on the beach or splurge for a private cabana or villa for your family.
You'll find plenty of things to do on Great Stirrup Cay. Go snorkeling, zip lining, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. You can also book an excursion to see the Swimming Pigs of Treasure Island, which are only a 10-minute boat ride away.
Great Stirrup Cay features plenty of food options after you've worked up an appetite. Create tacos in the complimentary Abaco Taco or try out the new food truck, Tropic Like It's Hot. Travelers older than 18 in your family can have a freshly muddled mojito at Bacardi Bar or a margarita on the rocks at the Patron Bar.
Things to Do on a Bermuda Family Cruise
Many people book a Bermuda cruise to spend a couple of days relaxing on the pink sand beaches. However, you'll also find several Bermuda excursions to keep you and your family entertained. Choose from multiple snorkel trips, sunset catamaran cruises, glass-bottom boat tours, and more. You can also book an Atlantic reef fishing excursion aboard the "Jolly Roger," a 57-foot custom fishing boat.
If you have your SCUBA certification or you have wanted to try diving, you'll also find available options. Book a two-tank dive if you're certified or sign up for a Discover SCUBA course. You can experience a shallow dive in a supervised and safe environment when you book this course.
9-Day Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona, Spain
7-Day Caribbean Cruise from Miami, Florida
5-Day Bermuda Cruise from New York
Family Cruises to The Caribbean
Norwegian is an industry leader when it comes to cruising in The Caribbean. You can sail year-round to numerous islands, all of which offer plenty of family-friendly activities and excursions. Book a Norwegian Caribbean cruise if your family enjoys spending time on the beach or in the water.
Opt for a Western Caribbean itinerary to visit ports in Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. Here you'll find no shortage of extraordinary dive sites since you'll be traveling along the Mesoamerican Reef. This reef is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. The region is also rich in history, with hundreds of Maya sites within reach.
You can also head to the southern portion of the Caribbean and visit iconic islands such as Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and more. Explore the Dutch colonial buildings of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. You'll find superb diving here as well as plenty of other activities, such as four-by-four safari adventures, kayaking, and catamaran tours.
When you choose a region in The Caribbean you want to visit, check out the comprehensive list of Caribbean shore excursions. You can filter by port and activity types, such as family, sightseeing, or adventure.
Explore Ancient History on Mediterranean Family Cruise
Consider taking your family to Europe for an unforgettable Mediterranean cruise in 2023 if your schedule allows. With Norwegian's Mediterranean cruises, you can mix your excursions with plenty of historical tours and relaxing beach time. Depending on how much time you have for your family cruise, you could spend anywhere from a week to 18 days on a Mediterranean cruise.
Norwegian takes you to the best destinations in Europe, including Rome, Athens, Barcelona, Venice, the Greek Isles, and more. Imagine taking your kids on a tour of the Colosseum in Rome, seeing the ruins of Pompeii, or visiting the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
When you visit the Greek Islands, many excursion options will spoil you. If your cruise includes a stop in Mykonos, don't miss Delos, where it's believed to be the birthplace of Apollo. Hike the caldera in Santorini or visit the clifftop village of Oia, renowned for its remarkable sunset views. Take a gondola ride in Venice, see the statue of David in Florence, and climb the stairs to explore the Acropolis in Athens.
You and your family will make unforgettable memories, no matter which region you decide is best for your 2023 cruise. To learn more about what Norwegian is doing to make your return to cruising the best that it can be, check out the latest news on our Sail Safe page. As entry requirements and travel rules continue to change, be sure to familiarize yourself with the latest travel requirements for the destinations you plan to visit.
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