Families love cruising to the Caribbean! Crystal clear water in a million shades of blue, sun drenched, powder white beaches, diverse cultures, incredible adventures and delicious foods. What's not to love?
The MSC Seaside is a high tech megaship that families will love. It is, however, very different from its other contemporary cruise line competitors like Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean.
Although the MSC Seaside was built specifically with families in mind and sails from Miami, it caters to a very international audience. It's an Italian ship with a very European flair. If you're looking to mix and mingle with lots of American family cruisers, this is not the ship for you. If you would like your children to be exposed to people from many different cultures speaking different languages then you are certainly the right fit for this ship.
In this review I've listed 17 things families will enjoy on board the MSC Seaside that may be a little different if you've sailed on other family cruises....
1. Kids Sail Free
On MSC Cruises, kids 17 and under sail free on select sailings, based on availability, when sharing a stateroom with two other guests. Don't expect this deal on busy school holiday sailings but if you can sail off season it's a phenomenal deal. On other sailings, children 11 and under sail free, while those 12 to 17 sail at a significantly discounted rate. And children under 2 years of age always sail free as a third or fourth guests. Remember, Uncle Sam never gives you a free ride from taxes, even for kids so you'll need to pay the kid's taxes.
Congratulations on your decision to take a family cruise vacation!
Although cruise ship cabins may appear to be floating hotel rooms, room rates are calculated differently. This is especially true when it comes to children's rates. It's important for parents to understand the differences when they are planning their vacation choices.
If you're planning to take a fun-filled family cruise for your next vacation- Great choice! The great news is that there are a huge number of ships, destinations and types of cruises that are all family friendly. With such a wide variety of choices, how can you confidently determine which is the right choice for your family?
Disney Cruise Line is considered a premium cruise compared to other family friendly cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. It's obvious that Disney cruise ships are full of fun features for children and adults but the pricing difference also translates into things that might not appear initially obvious like menu and entertainment quality.
Disney does not discount-period! Frankly they are a beloved and recognized world-know brand. Their ships and theme parks are in high demand and they don't have to discount. If you see online enticements for any kind of Disney deal run the other way!
The good news there are ways to make that dream Disney cruise more affordable. Here are 10 tips to help your family save on a Disney Cruise....
Yes!... It's possible to book a cruise cabin for a family of 5 or more, despite what you've been searching online. We travel agents do it all the time so allow me to share some insider tips with you starting with some basics.
Many parents dream of taking their kids to Europe. Of course, when you’re talking about a family vacation, budget is always a top consideration and concern.
Parents googling this question are trying to plan and budget. You’re looking for a “ball park” to see if a trip to Europe is affordable for your family.