Disney Cruise Line
Disney is the best cruise line for families. What may surprise you is that the 1,760-passenger Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are gorgeous ships, even without Disney touches like character appearances and first-run movies. Show productions are tops on the high seas, as is the kids’ programming, which includes a chance to make “Flubber” and play detective. Cabins are larger than the norm, and a unique dining system has you eating in a different venue each night. Adults get their own entertainment “district.”
New and Newsworthy: In summer 2010, the Magic returns to Europe, adding port calls in Russia and Tunisia. New 2,500-passenger ships debut in 2011 and 2012.
Price: Weeklong cruises from $799 per person.
Geographic Areas: Caribbean, Bahamas, Mediterranean, Baltic.