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How many of us are ready to get out of our house this summer for a great family vacation? After the past two years, it’s well past time for us to set sail and hit the open sea.

Well, if cruising is your thing. Which, for our family, it absolutely is. In fact, it’s our favorite way to travel as a whole for a number of reasons.

Why are cruises the best family vacation?

From programs specifically created for children and teens to adult-only decks and services, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained on board.

Not to mention, cruises are…

  • Easy to visit different destinations without unpacking, repacking
  • Exciting and affordable way to see the world with your family
  • Avoid the hassle of driving long hours
  • Cheaper to drive to a nearby homeport and save on gas

Basically, everyone from grandparents to parents to kids can come together on board and have a great time! 

Where should I go on a cruise?

With an array of ships and itineraries available all over the world on Carnival Cruise Line, you have the flexibility to choose the ship and destinations that best fit your needs, as well as your budget.

For example, Alaska Cruises feature sled dog rides, fishing for local salmon, a chance to truly experience nature, and learning opportunities for kids. 

Plus, if Alaska is on your bucket list, in addition to Carnival, both Holland America Lines and Princess Cruises feature 6 ships each that sail to the “The Last Frontier.” 

Set sail above Carnival’s newest ship, Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras features six themed Zones packed with brand-new experiences for eating, drinking and spectacularly getting down to fun. There’s BOLT™, the first-ever rollercoaster at sea, Emeril’s Bistro 1396™ from yes-that-Emeril, Family Feud™ Live for everybody… plus incredible new bars like The Brass Magnolia and Fortune Teller. 

Or take a look at Carnival Vista!

Vista features “SkyRide® at SportSquare™ is a twin-track suspended bike course — strap in and race around for the win or just cruise for great views.”

Additional features of Vista include:

  • Havana Bar™ & Pool retreat that evokes classic Cuban-style lounging
  • Kaleid-O-Slide™ with funky light and color effects
  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse™
  • Bonsai Sushi™
  • more onboard places than ever before

With over 100 ships sailing to over 700 destinations on Carnival Cruise Line, you are sure to find a destination that will work for your entire family.

Considering a luxury cruise?

Take a look at a Cunard ocean liner! You can set sail on a luxurious transatlantic cruise— and take your pet along!

What kind of food do you eat on a cruise?

One of the best perks of cruising is the food on the ship! You can find everything from burgers to pizza; from sandwiches to steak; from Chinese to Mexican foods. 

Not to mention, with new upscale foodie restaurants; celebrity chef-designed menus; more sustainable farm to fork and sea to plate meals; new outdoor dining venues that are more casual with kids, Carnival makes sure everyone gets to eat. 

With so many choices and food available around the clock, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your group, including your pickiest of eaters.

And did I mention the ice cream? That’s right! You can have all the ice cream your heart desires.

What are cruise COVID requirements?

The good news is the CDC has adjusted their COVID requirements. 

Therefore, keeping public safety at the forefront, Carnival Cruise Line has adapted to help ensure the safety and health of their passengers. 

New COVID protocols onboard include:

  • proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding
  • regular testing of crew
  • an environment where every eligible person is vaccinated
  • ongoing sanitation of all public spaces and guest/crew rooms
  • mask wearing while indoors, except when eating or drinking or in staterooms
  • enhanced air ventilation
  • other measures that public health experts around the world have endorsed

Additionally, there are new Online Check-in and disembarkation procedures to avoid large congregations of people forming. 

It’s hard to find a more ideal way to travel with your family than a cruise. 

You can find something for everyone to eat and do, at an affordable price, at exotic destinations all over the world. 

Where will you cruise to next?