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.   

Navigator of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas
Northern European Cities
Departs: 26th Aug 18
Duration: 7 nights
Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
  • Deluxe Drinks Package (GTY cabins excluded)
  • Gratuities (GTY cabins excluded)
  • Navigator of the Seas
    Navigator of the Seas
    Canaries & North Africa
    Departs: 30th Sep 18
    Duration: 12 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
  • Deluxe Drinks Package (GTY cabins excluded)
  • Wi-Fi (Balcony and Suites/GTY cabins excluded)
  • Gratuities (GTY cabins excluded)
  • MSC Seaview
    MSC Seaview
    Italy, France, Malta and Barcelona
    Departs: 31st Oct 18
    Duration: 9 nights
    Cruise line: MSC Cruises
  • Return flights from selected UK airports
  • Brand New Ship
  • FREE 2nt 4* Barcelona stay
  • 7nt full board cruise onboard MSC Seaview
  • Norwegian Escape
    Norwegian Escape
    Bahamas & Florida from New York
    Departs: 2nd Nov 18
    Duration: 9 nights
    Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Premium All Inclusive & Tips Included Onboard
  • Return flights from selected UK airports
  • FREE 2nt 4* New York stay
  • 7nt Premium All Inclusive cruise onboard Norwegian Escape
  • Enchantment of the Seas
    Enchantment of the Seas
    Orlando & Bahamas
    Departs: 8th Nov 18
    Duration: 8 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
  • Return flights from selected UK airports
  • All Meals & Entertainment Onboard
  • FREE 4nt 4* Orlando stay
  • 4nt full board cruise onboard Enchantment of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas
    Oasis of the Seas
    Barcelona, Rome & Capri
    Departs: 8th Sep 19
    Duration: 7 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
  • Return Flights & Transfers