There's a huge choice of ships and companies which offer contemporary style cruising with ships generally ranging in size from around 2,000 to 6,000 guests. These value-packed mainstream holidays have a wide range of facilities, often exceeding those found on a comparable land-based holiday. 

Not many holidays have what it takes to keep the whole family happy but choosing the right cruise means children will be entertained from dawn until dusk. These family friendly ships have incredible that rival the most sophisticated resort hotels. Many have dedicated pools and waterparks plus round-the-clock programmes.  More often than not, these are divided into age groups with as many as five different age bands. Teams of experienced, qualified staff are dedicated to looking after children with a vast array of play and leisure activities, with everything from face-painting and talent shows, to dens kitted out with the latest computer games and interactive workshops. It is not just all for the children - the whole family will love the bowling alleys, surf parks, ice-skating rinks and rock climbing walls on some cruises, or relaxing together for evening movies under the stars or a West-End style show.

And once ashore, there are often tours especially designed for families which include trips to theme parks, beaches, cycling tours, canoeing or snorkelling.   

MSC Seaview
MSC Seaview
Italy, France, Malta and Barcelona
Departs: 31st Oct 18
Duration: 9 nights
Cruise line: MSC Cruises
  • Brand New Ship
  • FREE 2nt 4* Barcelona stay
  • 7nt full board cruise onboard MSC Seaview
  • Upgrade to All Inclusive from £159pp
  • Anthem of the Seas
    Anthem of the Seas
    New York & Bahamas
    Departs: 27th Mar 19
    Duration: 10 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
  • Return flights from selected UK airports
  • All Meals & Entertainment Onboard
  • FREE 3nt 4* New York stay
  • 7nt full board cruise onboard Anthem of the Seas
  • Carnival Horizon
    Carnival Horizon
    Miami Beach & Southern Caribbean Cruise
    Departs: 2nd May 19
    Duration: 10 nights
    Cruise line: Carnival Cruise Line
  • Return flights from selected UK airports
  • All Meals & Entertainment Onboard
  • 8nt full board cruise onboard Carnival Horizon
  • FREE 2nt 3* Miami Beach stay
  • Oasis of the Seas
    Oasis of the Seas
    Western Mediterranean
    Departs: 21st Jul 19
    Duration: 7 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
    Rhapsody of the Seas
    Rhapsody of the Seas
    Greece & Croatia
    Departs: 27th Jul 19
    Duration: 7 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
    Oasis of the Seas
    Oasis of the Seas
    Spain, France & Italy
    Departs: 8th Sep 19
    Duration: 7 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
  • Return Flights & Transfers
  • Rhapsody of the Seas
    Rhapsody of the Seas
    Greece & Croatia
    Departs: 21st Sep 19
    Duration: 7 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International