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According to a recent survey of CruiseCompete’s family-specific programs, cruisers with kids have increasingly chosen voyages with unique family-friendly activities. Among the top picks are Crystal Cruises, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.
Vacationers on Crystal Cruises can enjoy onboard swimming pools, indoor theaters and onshore tours to keep kids happy and active. Families traveling to Auckland, New Zealand, favor the line’s Exclusive Evening in “Middle-Earth”: The Hobbiton Movie Set After Hours tour, which takes cruisers on an exclusive trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm. Specially opened after tourist hours for Crystal Cruise guests, the walking tour covers the majestic landscape where fans can view the set where the Lord of the Rings was filmed. To find out more information on itineraries, visit www.cruisecompete.com/crystal_cruises.
Princess Cruises also invites families to sail on their active, kid-friendly cruises. Families can enjoy popcorn and movies under the stars on the ships’ outdoor movie theaters or participate in the line’s Stargazing at Sea activity. To find out more about Princess Cruises’ events, visit www.cruisecompete.com/lines/princess_cruises.
Royal Caribbean International is also one of CruiseCompete’s customer favorites. With a variety of engaging onboard activities including bungee jumping, surf simulators and a massive SeaPlex amusement park, families hardly have to leave the ship. On its Juneau, Alaska trip, Royal Caribbean offers an exclusive Dog Sled Summer Camp, where families can travel to the remote Sheep Creek Dog Camp and see how to care for dogs during the races. For more information on Royal Caribbean, visit www.cruisecompete.com/royal_caribbean_cruises.