Wondering which is the best cruise for teens? Or who boasts the best family stateroom on the high seas? Sneak a peek at our list of the best cruises for families:

1. Seuss-sational cruise holidays

Do you know Thing 1, Sam-I-Am, and the Cat in the Hat? If so, Carnival Cruises could well have the family cruise for you. The line’s Seuss at Sea program has a seuss-sational menu of activities, breakfast-time fun, storytelling, parades and more to entertain kids and parents alike.

Need to know: Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit sail from Australian ports.


2. Have a very P&O Christmas

There’s something truly magical about waking up on Christmas morning on a cruise ship in the South Pacific. Imagine the kids’ faces when they see snow falling on the deck (yes, snow!). P&O Cruises celebrates the festive season like no other, with Christmas Eve carols, performances, movies and super-Christmassy activities like Christmas Day beach cricket (on selected sailings only!). And don’t tell the kids but Santa Claus will pay a surprise visit too! And the best part is you won’t have to worry about lifting a finger.

Need to know: P&O Cruises celebrates the festive season on Pacific Pearl, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Dawn.


3. Teen heaven

It’s not easy to entertain teens, but Royal Caribbean has hit the mark with the newly renovated Voyager of the Seas. Where else can they ice-skate on the high seas, soar above the deck on the rock-climbing wall, and catch a wave with the FlowRider surf simulator? That’s if you can get them away from all the super-cool activities in the exclusive teen club. No annoying siblings or parents allowed.

Need to know: Voyager of the Seas sails Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.


4. Something for the kids

If the littlest cruisers were to design a cruise ship, it might look something like Carnival Legend. The fun stuff is never-ending. There’s free ice-cream, waterslides, parades, Cherry On Top candy store, and gigantic versions of games like Connect 4. What more could any kid want?

Need to know: Carnival Legend sails from Sydney between October and April.


5. Breathtaking family staterooms

When it comes to amazing family accommodation, Holland America Line tops the charts with the soon-to-be-launched ms Koningsdam. This ship will boast the line’s first-ever staterooms, especially for families. Parents and kids can spread out in as much as 25 square metres of space and enjoy ocean views, two bathrooms, and beds for five people. There will also be USB ports, a massage showerhead, bathrobes, Elemis Aromapure toiletries, video-on-demand, and fresh fruit.

Need to know: ms Koningsdam launches in 2016 – and we think it’ll be worth the wait!

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