Family Cruises

Family Holidays You Can Afford

At Cruise Nation, we know that finding the right holiday for the whole family can sometimes feel like a difficult task. With our great range of low price family cruises, you can take the stress out of your next family vacation, with deals on family friendly cruises for all ages, to destinations around the world.

Our family cruise holidays offer something for every family and budget. Whether you have young children, teenagers or are travelling with older family members, our family cruise deals give you the best selection of luxury cruise liners, all-inclusive family deals and no-fly family cruises from Southampton for stress-free family vacations.

We have some of the most competitively priced family cruise deals and offers on family cruises 2023, with a wide selection of destinations and itineraries to choose from.



From middle-of-the-night flights to foreign food and oversized baggage, the traditional fly and stay vacation can often be a stressful affair, especially for families with young children.

With a family cruise from Cruise Nation, you can take all of the hassle out of your next holiday, no matter whether you are travelling with babies, toddlers or teens.

Gone are the days when cruises were designed solely to cater for adults. These days, the major cruise companies all have liners which cater specifically to families. From onboard waterparks to kid’s clubs, family cabins to daily entertainment, cruise companies have pulled out all the stops to ensure that their liners are fun-filled for children of all ages.

And it’s not just young kids who will find plenty to keep them entertained onboard – the ships have been well designed for teenagers too. From 3D movie theatres to onboard Wi-Fi, cool coffee shops to under 18 nightclubs, there’s something to occupy even the most discerning of young adults.

Parents will find it easy to organise and pack for a family cruise holiday, with no baggage allowances or oversized charges for pushchairs and prams. And, with cruise liners offering a delicious array of restaurants and menus to cater for every taste, preference and even food intolerances, you’ll never find yourself struggling to find something the kids want to eat.



If you dream of a holiday where every member of the family can relax and have fun, a family cruise might be your ticket to paradise. Parents often forget about themselves, and end up returning from vacation more exhausted than they left, after spending a week ensuring the kids have had the best holiday possible.

With a family-friendly cruises, parents can relax in the knowledge that there is something to keep all ages entertained, and with many of the big cruise liners featuring kid’s clubs and daily activities, the grown-ups can enjoy relaxing by the pool or indulge in some well-deserved pampering at onboard spas without worrying about what the young ones are up to.



If you’re looking for a holiday which the older members of the family can enjoy too, one of our family cruises that caters for seniors will give you the peace of mind you need to truly relax.

The majority of the big cruise liners have facilities specially designed for older travellers, with accessible cabins, entertainment for seniors, mobility accessible pools and enrichment courses, including cooking classes.



Now that you know how wonderful a family friendly cruise experience can be, you might be wondering where it is they can take you to.

From the sunny skies of the Mediterranean to the family focused resorts of the Caribbean, here are some of our customer’s favourite family cruise destinations to inspire your next stress-free holiday:


An ideal choice for families travelling with toddlers and small children, the Spanish Canary Islands enjoy year-round sunshine, safe stretches of sand and a never-ending list of holiday activities to keep all ages entertained.

With a family cruises to the Canaries departing directly from UK ports such as Southampton, your vacation can start the moment you step onboard. Relax on your luxury liner before disembarking on islands, including Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, where kids will love the selection of waterparks, family-friendly beaches and exotic animals.

For adventure-seeking teens, there’s plenty to keep them occupied too. From surfing lessons to snorkelling, off-roading to volcano tours, you’ll have no problem getting them to sleep after days packed with exciting activities.

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Some of the most family-oriented cruises are to the Caribbean – the world’s most loved and luxurious holiday destination.

Children will love exploring the beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests and underwater worlds of the Caribbean, with hiking, cycling, snorkelling and diving readily available on almost every island. Choose from the funky rhythm of Jamaica, the pink sands of Antigua or the jungles of St. Kitts, but wherever you go, expect to be taken in by the warm and welcoming attitudes of the local Caribbean people.

It’s also an ideal place for the grown-ups to catch up on some much needed R&R, and with kid’s clubs available on most of the large cruise liners, you’ll never need to worry that they are safe and having fun, leaving you free to unwind on one of the Caribbean’s picture-perfect stretches of white sand.

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Our family cruises to the Mediterranean, departing directly from the UK, are some of our most popular deals.

With a huge number of itineraries, and great deals on last minute cruises, families can enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean life for much less than you might imagine.

Take your little explorers hunting for treasure amongst the world’s ancient relics in Greece and Italy, laze away the days on Spain’s beach-covered coasts or opt for activity-fuelled port days in Croatia or France. With so many countries, cultures and cuisines within easy reach of one another on a family cruise to the Mediterranean, there is something to keep every age group entertained.

The Mediterranean is an ideal cruise holiday for teenagers too, with cool coffee culture, designer shopping and discotheques in almost every destination.

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