Splash Park on MSC Preziosa

Family-Friendly Mini Cruises

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October 2020

From £1,187 pp*

Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Paris & Bilbao 5-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Royal Caribbean on Anthem of the Seas from Southampton
  • Tue 27 Oct to Sun 1 Nov
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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Mini Cruise Calendar

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Sail DateDurationOperator & ShipDeparture PortDestinationsMore
Wednesday 7th October 20204 nightsPrincess Cruises on Crown PrincessSouthamptonGuernsey and Rotterdam UnavailableInfo
Tuesday 27th October 20205 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Anthem of the SeasSouthamptonParis and BilbaoInfo
Regular sailings2 nightsP&O FerriesHullAmsterdamInfo
Regular sailings2 nightsP&O FerriesHullBrugesInfo

Reasons to book a family-friendly mini cruise

Did you know modern cruise ships are ideal for families?

Cruise lines are falling over themselves to offer the latest and greatest family entertainment options.

The best for families offer rock climbing walls, surfing simulators, ropes courses, water splash parks, swimming pools, 4D cinemas, dodgems, go-karts, and F1 racing simulators are just some of the recent innovations. Families tend to favour Royal Caribbean, P&O Cruises, and MSC Cruises.

Most family-friendly ships usually offer a kids club, typically for children aged three to 17, spread across various age groups. The best offer free clubs for children aged two and above.

Some cruise lines, such as Fred Olsen, aren’t as geared-up for kids but still welcome children onboard. Such cruise lines only offer children’s entertainment when the number of children on individual sailings are sufficient – for example, in school holidays. This will then vary from ship to ship.