Cruising

It seems each year cruising becomes more and more popular. Long gone are the days where the cruise ships would be full of wealthy middle aged couples. Families are being drawn to cruising, and it got me thinking, would a holiday on the high seas suit us as a family ?

Many cruise ships have fantastic kids clubs that run from morning to night time. We all need a little me time on holiday, and I am sure the kids would love the clubs.

Cruise ships have amazing pools, some even with slides and wave pools. How cool does that sound.

You get the choice of a huge selection of different dining experiences all under one roof. You could be dining at the Captain’s Table one night dressed in your best frock, the following evening just enjoying a casual dinner with the family.

Having a teen in the family, soft plays have been replaced by wifi, and believe me this is a must when going away. Who would have thought you could have wifi in the middle of the ocean.

Many ships have luxury Spa facilities and a good selection of shops. Well we all need a little treat from time to time.

We always enjoy the entertainment when we go away, and cruises have a vast itinerary from sail away parties to daytime quizzes.

Being able to visit different places in just one holiday. Now a know this is a huge incentive to the hubby. If you take for example Thomson’s Mediterranean cruises, one day you could be steeped in history whilst on a visit to Rome. And the following day you could be relaxing on the beach in Barcelona.

It really does sound like cruising could tick all the boxes for us a family. But there is just one thing that holds me back. I get terribly seasick, as I found out on my honeymoon when we took a cruise from Mexico to Cuba.  If somebody could wave a magic wand and assure me I wouldn’t suffer, I think cruising would be for us. My sister has been cruising since her son was 1 (he is 8 now), and goes on around 3 cruises a year. Cruising is her holiday of choice, and she has visited a vast number of countries thanks to holidaying on the high seas.

So you never know, we might just dip our toe in the water one day, and head for a Mediterranean cruise.