There are two cases to think about as far as kids and cruise vacations go:
The first is when you have a family with kids, and you have to decide whether to take your kids on a cruise with you.
The second is when you’re planning to go on a cruise vacation, and you don’t have kids of your own.
If the purpose of your cruise vacation is to relax (which we believe it always should be – that’s what vacations are for!), the first case can be sort of complicated. There’s a lot of things to think about before you can decide what will really be best for you and your family and your relaxation.
But the second case is not that hard. In general, if they are not your own kids, your vacation will be more relaxing if they’re not around! Especially on a cruise vacation, young children and teenagers tend to disturb the peace and quiet you are looking for on a cruise, especially if there are large numbers of them.
Planning a Relaxing Cruise Vacation Without Kids
So, then, how can you plan your cruise vacation so that it actually will be relaxing (and not overrun with kids)?
It’s really not that hard. Cruise lines offer different types of cruises, and by evaluating your options carefully you can choose a cruise which will allow you to enjoy all the peaceful relaxation you desire.
Here are some tips to consider when planning your relaxing cruise vacation:
Check what kind of activities are offered on the cruise, and choose one which doesn’t offer children-oriented activities.
(Since cruise lines tend to market some cruises specifically towards younger couples with families in order to sell extra tickets and to win them as future customers, if you avoid those specific cruises you will generally not have many children or teenagers on your cruise.)
When planning the date of your vacation, make sure you don’t go during school vacation dates. In general families will only bring their kids on a cruise if they’re not in school. So if you avoid summer, Christmas, and Spring Break dates, there should be very few kids on your cruise.
Finally, to avoid kids, it’s probably better to avoid the Disney, Princess, and Carnival cruise lines, because they tend to attract more families with children.
With these simple tips in mind, you can enjoy a more peaceful and relaxing cruise holiday, which is what it’s all about!
Larry Flathmann helps people to enjoy relaxing vacations in Mazatlan, Mexico on the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Coast.
For a wealth of fresh ideas and tips for how to enjoy a truly relaxing vacation, see his blog: http://elrancho.com.mx/relaxing-vacations/