Mediterranean Cruises – an Ideal Family Holiday
Every year families consider the best option while selecting their family holiday and cruises are becoming an increasingly popular choice for parents and children wishing to vacate. With exciting activities and great sights to see both on board and off-board all members of the family will be captivated in the experience!
Although they aren’t the cheapest option the purchasing price covers the majority of costs including accommodation, food and activities excluding a few additional but optional costs.
Therefore cruises offer great value for money and are a hassle free option as parents can avoid the stress of sorting out all aspects of the holiday separately but merely relax in the knowledge the initial cost has all factors covered.
Providing a safe and controlled environment
The knowledge that the children are definitely somewhere on board is reassuring to parents and allows them to enjoy some relaxation time without the nagging, pulling and shouting of their young ones. Cruises generally provide children’s play areas to allow the adults to relax out on the deck or enjoy a sophisticated meal. Other activities available for children include cinema areas, slides and sporting facilities.
Meal times are less of a hassle as children are offered a wide variety of food and drink and can select on the basis of preference. As food is included in overall cost kids can eat to their hearts desire with no damage done to the household finances!
Family time at the beach
Known for their beautiful coastlines Mediterranean cruises are likely to involve the opportunity to visit the sandy beaches and enjoy the fresh, clear sea.
Bringing buckets, spades and other materials that will occupy kids on the beach are advisable to ensure parents can interact and play with their children or just sit and soak up the warmth of the sun. Other activities on the beach include sand castle building, volleyball and football will keep adults and children alike entertained.
Considerations when booking
The most obvious time for a family to enjoy a cruise would be during the summer holidays, with kids being off school. However, this six week period is highly popular and consequently prices are higher than throughout the rest of the year. Bare this in mind when booking a cruise to the Mediterranean and if possible, travel at other times during the year.
The weather is a huge consideration as at times the climate can be sweltering and consequently oppressive, thus lowering the enjoyment of the trip. The spring time is ideal as the temperature is warm yet pleasant. It is essential to be aware of the weather conditions when packing to ensure the right clothes and accessories will be with you on the trip.
The whole family will enjoy Med cruises as parents can relax while kids are entertained both on board and on land. Those looking for an enjoyable and hassle free family holiday should take advantage of the fantastic facilities available on a cruise ship that will keep everyone content throughout the holiday!
Written by Rebecca Hubbard