Planning family vacations can seem like an overwhelming task. With so very many options out there and so many factors to take into account, sometimes you feel like you need a vacation just from the process of figuring out where you should go and what you should do!
My husband and I are not the sort who enjoy researching, scheduling, and making reservations for nine million things before taking a trip. That simply doesn’t seem calm or fun to us and kind of defeats the purpose of a “relaxing getaway.” Our ideal vacations are pretty much all-inclusive and, once we make the choice to book them, we know we can take a deep breath and simply enjoy.
As parents of three young children (ages eight, seven, and three), there are three main things we look for when choosing a vacation: fun, safety, and value. Family vacations with Norwegian Cruise Line take all of these needs into account and provide the Freestyle Cruising® and exclusive Nickelodeon™ entertainment to keep children happy and engaged throughout the entire trip.
While gazing at the water or dancing under the stars might seem infinitely appealing to my husband and me, the children are frequently seeking, well, more activity. With Norwegian’s youth program, the little ones can learn circus tricks with Cirque du Jour, make works of art, or become pirates and create their own imaginary adventure at sea. Word on the street is that circus clowns and balloon artists may pop up at any moment for spontaneous fun all over the ship!
One of the great beauties of Norwegian’s youth program is that it’s all fun, safe and supervised, so you can do your thing while the kids do theirs. The youth counselors are highly energized and engaging, so the kids will love them! Knowing they are being safely supervised in groups divided by age range helps allow parents to relax and enjoy their time onboard, too.
When cruising with Norwegian, your accommodations, array of dining options, exclusive entertainment with Nickelodeon, and a wide range of family activities are all included in one place and for one price. That’s part of the whole “ease of decision making” that so appeals to my husband and me. Being able to plan a vacation that is both fun and safe feels like a real achievement. Knowing that we’re also getting great bang for our buck makes it even better!
Here’s the really fun part! Please visit Norwegian’s site to find out more about Norwegian’s family vacation experience, and once you have all those lovely visions swimming in your head, come back and let me know in the comments below:
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