Remember when family holidays meant squeezing together into a cabin for a week? Sure, it’s fun while you’re out and about on the ship. But there comes a time when you simply want a touch of luxury, a few little indulgences to spoil yourself. After all, it’s your holiday too. Why should the kids have all the fun?

There’s a solution. These luxury cruises provide all those little touches you want, with all the fun and activities to keep the kids entertained. You could call it a compromise. We call it heaven.

 

Norwegian Epic

This 153,000-tonne, 4,200-guest ship has everything you could ask for in a cruise, plus a few extras you wouldn’t even have thought of! The lavish onboard Aqua Park boasts five hot tubs, two pools, a kids’ pool and three soaring water slides, including the Epic Plunge. Then there’s the sports complex, bungee trampoline, climbing cage and incredible kids’ clubs.

Meanwhile, adults will love the choice of bars and lounges, from the SVEDKA and Inniskillin Ice Bar to the Waves Pool Bar. There’s also the adults-only beach club, Spice H2O, and the indulgent Mandara Spa. The list just goes on and on.

For true luxury: Book into The Haven, a luxury area of accommodation and attend the Captain’s reception in an exclusive lounge.

 

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships

Whether you’re cruising with little kids, teens, twenty-somethings or your grandma, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas offers luxury for everyone. When kids see what’s in store in the humungous Youth Zone and H2O zone, they won’t want to leave! Which is good, because there is plenty of kid-free time to be filled with fine dining, the adult-only Solarium pool retreat and even yoga classes to help you restore your inner balance. And there’s nothing like a rock climbing wall, swimming pools, cinema, ice shows and parades to bring the whole family together.

For true luxury: Book a babysitter and head to 150 Central Park, where you can savour an intimate six-course degustation of innovative cuisine by the James Beard Award-winning chef, Michael Schwartz.

 

Cunard Line

Each of Cunard’s “Three Queens” offers a luxurious cruise experience for all ages. Babies from one year upwards will love the ship’s nursery, which is staffed by highly trained British nannies. And there are play zones packed with entertainment for kids and teens. While the kids are occupied, head to the Royal Spa for a treatment or indulge in a decadent White Gloved Afternoon Tea. And remember to treat yourself to a bottle of the best drop from Cunard’s well-stocked cellar, delivered to your table or waiting for you in your stateroom.

For true luxury: Check into the Queens Grill Suites. Not only will you enjoy the deluxe accommodation and personal service from your own butler, but you’ll also get exclusive access to the exquisite Queens Grill restaurant.

What does luxury mean to you? To learn more about these cruises and many more luxury family cruises, visit our website.

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