Our Family Vacation on Carnival Cruise Line


As a former anti-cruise goer, I am happy to report that the last (and first!) cruise my family took was a great success. We enjoyed seeing different parts of the world, the variety of entertainment and daily activities, the international staff and the fact that everyone found something to do. Our days were full of sunshine, sitting by the pool, riding the waterslide and spending quality time together. There was also plenty for my special needs child to appreciate. My cynicism was squashed and it was decided that cruises for us a family work. So this Read More


Money Saving Tips for Your Family Cruise


(This article originally appeared on MiniTime and then Yahoo Travel. I am thrilled to share it with you!) At first glance, cruising appears to be an affordable family vacation option, but it’s important to be aware that cruise lines make the majority of their money from passengers after the ship’s departure. To avoid a big bill at the end of your voyage, we have six tips to help you save money on your next family cruise vacation: Plan Ahead Not only is booking your cruise well ahead of time worth while, but it’s also important to purchase any extras Read More


Cruising on the MSC Divina as a Family

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I used to balk at people who went on cruises. I didn't understand the appeal. To me, it was akin to staying in a floating hotel in a state of constant gluttony, while being forced to partake in activities I had no interest in. I also wasn't sure if it would be a good choice for my adventurous family. Little did I know that my perception was all wrong, and my recent week spent on a MSC cruise ship proved otherwise. My children were extremely excited about this trip as soon as it was booked. They had been dreaming about going on a cruise for months Read More


Temptation on the Norwegian Breakaway

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Last Sunday we were invited by Conde' Naste Traveler to spend a day on the new Norwegian Breakaway. I was immediately intrigued as my kids have never been on a cruise and I was eager to teach them more about the whole cruising phenomenon   They have long lusted over the idea of going on one, so why not spend a day showing them what it's about? Nothing wrong with that. Getting to the pier was easy.  The ship was docked at pier 88, right around West 57th Street and 12th Avenue and there was easy parking access right there.  At fist sight, we were all Read More


Why Cruises Make Great Family Vacations

If you're like me at this stage of my life, I look for trips that will satisfy every member of my family. My kids are really young, and I know they won't be forever. While my husband and I are into crazy globe-trotting adventures where we bring them to fantastic places that are on our list of destinations we've yet to visit, I have to admit that we're also into rest and relaxation. Last week I wrote about our newly discovered passion for all-inclusive resorts which have huge affordability and child-friendliness factors. In addition, every now and then, Read More