A family holiday may feel hard to pull off on land, especially with mutigenerational groups when focus always tends to lean more toward the adults or the children – Although would you believe a holiday at sea can provide a very happy medium!

Family cruise holidays onboard select Marella Cruises ships are all geared up for cruising with babies, toddlers, teens, all the way up to the grandparents. With so much to do, everyone can pick from a plethora of activities that’s suited to them and have their own mini holiday whilst on the family holiday!

Value for money

Marella Cruises previously Thomson Cruises are always great value for money, with some amazing deals to be had; cruising covers everything from your accommodation, travel, food and drink and onboard entertainment, whatever your budget may be! A vast selection of itineraries means you can choose to stay closer to home, sail straight out of the UK or go for a flight inclusive cruise to the sunny Caribbean, Thailand or even Vietnam!

There are cabins for all budgets – even a family cabin which sleeps up to five with a balcony! There is food for all pallets and entertainment for all tastes, with no one confined to an individual activity everyone stays happy! Kids and teens have the opportunity to meet others their age from around the world at kids club or the hideout, whilst you as the parent can enjoy spa days, relaxing meals or chilled out days on deck!

So whether you’re a young family of 2-4, have growing teens or would just like to include the grandparents, a Marella family cruise holiday should definitely be on your considerations list! Still not convinced? Ok…here are some more reasons why your next family holiday should be on a Marella Cruise!

Cruise ships made for multigenerational groups

Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 are overflowing with amenities for all the family. These two ships have the most onboard specifically for the younger generation; you’ve got rock climbing walls, multiple pools, high energy interactive shows and movies by moonlight! Then there’s Marella Explorer; one of the newest to the fleet, with teen hideout, mini golf, cinema, blissful spas, unbelievable restaurants and even a gamer zone.

Family cruise fun!

Younger children, teens, parents, just everyone will be in their element onboard a Marella family cruise!

With so many facilities and all from the safety of the ship, you’ll need for nothing – you won’t even know where to start!

Wake up, enjoy breakfast and then head straight to the pool area to relish some early sun. Daily entertainment activities are ran here so let the children play whilst you relax with a coffee or cocktail… its 5oclock somewhere right?

Family pool fun onboard Marella Discovery

Or if you have a more active family why not saunter over for a game of mini golf or try succeeding in the breakout challenge onboard Marella Discovery. This real life escape room challenge will have you all working together, solving puzzles in order to escape before time runs out!

Mini golf location onboard Marella Cruises

Like the sound of that? The gamer zone may also be for you! Filled with multiple consoles for adults and children and even virtual reality experiences! Although the star attractions for family fun onboard each Discovery ship has to be the climbing walls. Brave the heights and take in unbelievable birds-eye views of the ship and surrounding ocean!

Brave the climbing wall on Marella Discovery and Discovery 2

Evenings can be spent watching movies by moonlight! Cosy up under a blanket, grab some popcorn, drinks and other snacks and sit back under the stars to watch a good classic or one of the latest box office releases. Prefer live performances? The Broadway show lounge offers professional productions with 11 unique shows good enough to rival the West End!

West End style productions on Marella Cruises

As nice as family time is, everybody likes a little bit of freedom and space. Marella family Cruises give the best of both, to break it down a little further we’ve rounded up the best on offer for the little ones all the way to the wonderfully mature.

Every day is different for the kids

With energy to burn 3-11 year olds can attend the amazing kids club. They can make new friends, look forward to game days, movie nights, lots of arts and crafts and even trips to go meet the captain!

Marella Cruises kids club entertainment

Don’t worry teenagers also have an area all of their own! We all know how much teenagers appreciate their space and people of the same age. The Hideout provides a hangout spot that’s conveniently located by the games area. With comfy seating, games tables and consoles, teenagers can hang out safely with new friends in an area that gives them a little bit of freedom away from parents!

Marella Cruises teen Hideout

Not forgetting the youngest cruisers onboard, Marella Cruises have a specific baby centre where you can take your littlest ones to feed and entertain. Then there is also babytainment for the under threes. These free classes are for parent and babies, offering nursery rhyme singalongs, baby ballet and even Sing & Sign classes with the help of Mr Tumble!

Splash live comes at sundown and boasts high energy, friendly characters and lots of songs and games! The young ones love its interactive performance and it’s a definite favourite during high season.

Luxurious relaxation for the adults

Family cruise holidays can be wonderfully relaxing! Whilst the kids go off and enjoy their activities, it gives you some me time back to spend how you wish without worrying about what everyone else is up to!

Go visit the spa and get pampered, hit the gym or running track to keep up your fitness, or simply pop up to The Veranda – an adult only sunbathing area with spectacular views of the horizon!

Spa day indulgence onboard Marella Cruises

Have a date night at one of the fabulous onboard restaurants and go for a couple drinks at your choice of bar! Indulge on lobsters and steaks, enjoy Asian a la carte, Tapas in the glass house or a favoured Italian at one of the ships main dining rooms.

The Live Room will be loved by the grandparents, spacious and modern yet housing evenings with sounds of the piano and the biggest selection of on tap beers! The atmosphere here builds are the hours grow greater.

Even the adults deserve a bit of play time right! The Live Casino is open until late and houses blackjack tables and slot machines – you can even ask for lessons if you’re a bit of a novice! It’s also conveniently next to the live room so you can flutter between both at your own leisure.

Date night onboard Marella Cruises

‘Sea’ the Sights

Lets not forgot whilst enjoying all of these onboard facilities you’ll be docking at multiple amazing locations along the way. If your a family that likes to explore, cruising removes all the hassle of packing and unpacking again and again! And don’t even worry about the kids getting cranky with jet lag, you don’t need days at a time to adjust when cruising like you do in resort!

Kids clubs are still available whilst your in port, although the lure of new sights may be too much to say no too! Disembark with the entire family and take advantage of the many shore excursions on offer to fill your days with even more memories! Spend days at the beach, head to a waterpark, jump on a jeep safari, explore historical ruins or just check out the local shops!

Sound amazing? We know it does! An experience everyone should try at least once, a family cruise is the perfect way to travel.

What are you waiting for? Go get everyone involved, the kids, grandparents, grandchildren, cousins even aunts and uncles! Then check out our latest Marella Cruises deals and sail the high seas together! It’ll be a family cruise holiday to remember.

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