The summer holidays are quickly approaching, which probably means you’re all ready to escape on your annual family holiday.
Whether you’re thinking about going on your first ever cruise or you’re looking for a different cruise holiday this year – where’s going to be best for you and the kids?
The Bahamas or the Caribbean are obvious choices, but do you really want to fight your way through crowds and have the constant worry of hurricanes?
And if you go to the Med, the heat and crowds may be too much for the kids (and you!).
So where does that leave you with?
Well, there is an extensive range of cruises to choose from, with the likes of Bolsover Cruise Club offering deals all over the world – and here are some of our family-friendly favourites:
Cool Fun in the Arctic
If you know the heat’s an absolute no-go for you or the kids, the Arctic provides you with the perfect answer. And although you’ll need to wrap up warm, you’ll still get the chance to bask in plenty of sunlight.
Along the way, you’ll witness breathtaking views of stunning wildlife (nothing beats seeing penguins, reindeer and polar bears in their natural habitat!), jaw-dropping landscapes and much, much more.
Cultured Memories in the Baltic
Don’t want to travel too far afield and want to avoid sweltering temperatures? Then a trip to the Baltic may be just what you’re looking for. Cruises around this location often involve visiting some of Scandinavia’s and Russia’s top cities, enjoying stopovers in St. Petersburg and other landmark cities.
One thing’s for sure, there’s plenty to see and do on these trips, and mum and dad will still get the chance to relax on board the ship, while the little ones entertain themselves with the numerous clubs and activities on offer.
Warmth and Splashes in the Southern Caribbean
If you’ve really set your heart on a Caribbean cruise, you may want to opt for the southern part instead. Not only is it less busy but it’s also the place to go if you want to reduce your risk of encountering a hurricane or two.
Teeming with white, sandy beaches, this is the go-to place to indulge in local seafood cuisine and an array of water sports, from snorkelling to diving. However, you will need to prepare yourself for quite high temperatures here.
Regardless of how varying your family’s tastes are or what you want to get out of your holiday, cruises offer a fantastic mix of culture, fun, relaxation and excitement wherever you choose to go.
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