Best Cruises for Families
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On this 2,700-passenger ship (and sister Disney Wonder), a whole deck is dedicated to kids' facilities. With the Magic returning to Europe in summer 2013, Disney also brings its storytelling spin to new Port Adventures. In Venice, passengers can attend a reception at the famous Doge's Palace along with costumed Disney royalty, and in Turkey, families can spend quality time while decoding clues in a team competition at the ancient archaeological site of Ephesus. But for some kids, there will be nothing quite like the ooh-and-ahh moment when Disney princesses like Belle and Snow White descend the ship’s grand staircase.
Sample Cruise: Seven-night western Mediterranean cruise (France, Italy), round-trip from Barcelona, from $1,309 per person. disneycruise.disney.go.com