10 Best Cruises for Families
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean International
Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas
Kids Will Love: Wave surfing, ice-skating, Johnny Rockets.
Big and active, these 3,634-passenger Royal Caribbean ships are packed with activities ranging from onboard wave surfing to ice-skating. Young mall rats will feel at home in the expansive indoor promenade with shops like the General Store, Logo Wear, and Ben & Jerry’s. There’s a shipboard Johnny Rockets too. The Adventure Ocean program for kids ages 3 to 17 offers a number of activities, from cool science experiments to acting lessons and sports contests—all geared toward five distinct age groupings including tweens and teens, with experienced youth counselors leading the action from expansive kids’ facilities.
Insider Tip: Nickelodeon, the children’s network, is hosting its first-ever cruise on the Freedom of the Seas in August.