American Cruise Lines offers a variety of cruise itineraries throughout the United States, including river cruises on the Mississippi River, Southeast US, Northeast US, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest. Sailing out of New York City during the spring, summer and fall, Norwegian Breakaway’s 7-day itinerary spends three days in Bermuda, providing an optimal balance of beach time and kid-friendly sightseeing. Using the ship as home base, families can come and go as they please and eat when it suits them as part of Norwegian’s Freestyle Cruising program, which allows guests to choose when and where they enjoy each meal rather than adhering to the ship’s schedule.
Families love to cruise, and it’s easy to understand why. Cruising is a family vacation, with lots of look at that” moments, where costs are defined and heavy luggage lifting is limited to boarding and disembarking. The food, for which Dad doesn’t have to pull out his wallet every time the family sits down at the table, is excellent and plentiful, and there’s always something fun to do on a cruise ship or during a port call. Not surprisingly, families are choosing cruising in record numbers. As recently as 2000, for instance, Carnival Cruise Lines was projecting 250,000 participants in its kids program. Today, that number will approach 600,000.
Carnival’s are big ships capable of accommodating nearly 4,000 people. The design and the facilities keep everybody from getting in each other’s way – most of the time. Getting on and off the ship does cause some chafing for those who can’t maintain their patience.
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Kids will love the multitude of choices available all day long, but Mom and Dad will want to spend an evening at the reservations-only supper club. The cost is additional, but Carnival’s alternative restaurants are excellent, with top-notch food and service. Reserve early because the Carnival supper clubs are very popular.