Why a family cruise is always a great idea

30 October 2015

Being on a cruise ship is like visiting a massive floating city. Cruise ships have thousands of staff members aboard who are ready to take care of your every need. MSC specifically also offer a multitude of entertainment possibilities as well as exciting destinations to visit around the world. The whole family will love going on a cruise holiday, as it’s the perfect getaway for everyone from the Grandparents to the kids. Spend quality time with your family on foreign shores, around the pool or dinner table or at any of the entertainment centres onboard. MSC also provide themed evenings, which cater for four different age groups.


Entertainment on board for the whole family

Even the youngest members of your family have somewhere to go on board an MSC ship. Play with your children under 3 years of age as they mingle with other toddlers in the Mini Club, which is loaded with Chicco toys, perfect for your baby’s entertainment and development. When it’s time for a little alone time, there are qualified child minders who will take care of your little ones for a few hours.

For the Juniors, aged between 7 and 11, there is the Juniors Club with arts and crafts, games and activities, sports, video games and dance classes. For your young teens between 12 and 17 years old, there are activities and entertainment that is broken up into separate age groups, so that they can mingle with people of their own age. A youth team offers guidance and assistance as your teens have the time of their lives, playing football, basketball, dodgeball, minigolf, shuffleboard, table soccer and more. There are also social network games, dance contests, and loads of video games as well.

While you catch a show, or try your luck in the Casino, your teens will have loads of fun with nightly videos and music, trivia games, karaoke, dances and loads more.

To give them complete freedom and even  teach them a little lesson in budgeting their money, you can provide them with a pre-loaded debit card which they can spend anywhere on the ship, within the limits you set.

For the adult members of your family there are themed days and nights, with Sailaway and Sea parties, Superchef cookery challenges and plenty more. Keep in shape with the fitness and other sport facilities and work up a sweat before you spend the afternoon in the crystal clear pools. During the evenings, besides the lounge bar and theatre programmes, you can dance the night away or have loads of fun at the full gaming casino, or join in at the number of themed parties on offer most nights of the week.

Family Related facilities

A family holiday is all about togetherness and creating lasting memories. On board MSC ships there are different programmes available for families to enjoy together and which focus a lot on the kids. Activities like Cookery classes, team based talent shows, family disco’s, fairy tale time, pool parade, and production shows, complimented by professional dancers, make up just some of the fun activities you can all do as a family.

When it comes to meal time, you don’t need to worry about the little ones, as there are dedicated children’s menus available in all of the restaurants. If you prefer a quiet intimate dinner, you can even let the kids enjoy their own dinners in the buffet restaurant, or let them eat with you and then head off to the Miniclub with the entertainment staff.

Family togetherness through unique experiences

A fun filled family holiday is sure to not only create memories, which will last a lifetime, but also a great way to build a sense of family togetherness. Get everyone together to visit locations around the world and explore your destinations as a family. Savour every moment on board as MSC staff ensure your family holiday is exciting, fun and memorable.

A family cruise holiday with MSC is the ideal way to unwind, and spend quality time with your loved one’s. The onboard staff take care of your every need, the places you will visit offer experiences to enjoy as a family, and the MSC ships you will cruise on are luxurious and exciting. Speak to your Flight Centre Consultant today to find out more about your next family holiday on board an MSC cruise ship.

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