A cruise vacation can be a fantastic option for families traveling with kids whether those kids are babies and toddlers or tweens and teens This guide provides you with all of the information and strategies that you need to plan a fun cruise with children of any age This book includes particular information and advice for families who want to travel with babies or toddlers Families with younger children are often discouraged from taking advantage of all of the great things that cruising has to offer Many people will actively try to warn you off the idea They ll tell you that you shouldn t take little kids on a cruise and that an ocean liner is no place for babies and toddlers But don t be discouraged Concise and comprehensive, The Family Cruise Companion s Guide to Cruising with Kids offers you all the information you need to prove the naysayers wrong Under the expert guidance of experienced traveler Elaine M Warren, you ll discover the special arrangements you need to make when planning a cruise with toddlers or infants in tow, how to choose cruise lines with child friendly amenities, and how to make life in a small stateroom as comfortable and safe for your children as possible Warren takes you through all aspects of cruising with children, from considering onboard entertainment options and shipboard child care to travel insurance and preventing exposure to illness on the high seas You ll learn packing strategies for parents of small children and how to select off ship activities that are best suited for families A cruise can be a fun experience for the entire family Don t deny yourself and your family the joys of cruising just because the kids are young Follow Warren s advice, and you ll be able to travel and cruise with confidence, knowing you have every contingency covered....
|Title||:||The Family Cruise Companion's Guide to Cruising with Kids|
|Publisher||:||Zealous Family Travels 1 edition May 27, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||146 pages|
|File Size||:||595 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Family Cruise Companion's Guide to Cruising with Kids Reviews
The Family Cruise Companion Guide To Cruising With Kids
The Family Cruise Companion’s Guide to Cruising with Kids is an invaluable resource for any family considering a cruise – whether first timers or veterans. This comprehensive guide covers the full range of issues a family confronts when deciding whether and how to book a cruise vacation – from how to select a good fit for the family’s interests; where to seek discounts; when to use the cruise line versus private vendors or agents to book reservations or excursions; the logistics of getting to and from embarkation and debarkation points; the offerings available on competing cruise lines, with a particular focus on childcare and family activities; how to pack, set a budget, and ensure safety; and how to make sense of the dizzying array of lodging, dining and entertainment options. Ms. Warren’s prose is a colloquial, easy to read style, peppered with personal anecdotes about the best and worst experiences she has had cruising with her two children over many years. The book (and its descriptive table of contents) logically proceeds from decisions that need to be made at the first inkling you want to consider a cruise through your safe return, hopefully eager to book your next cruise. Ms. Warren’s extensive experience with multiple cruise lines and destinations makes her an authority on best practices for cruising with young children. She offers helpful cruising tips large and small – some intuitive and some obscure (for example, bring magnets to utilize stateroom walls as bulletin boards; instructions on what to pack on port days; how to analyze beverage plans; making airport transfers stress free). As a bonus, the book includes helpful appendices including checklists, websites and other resources to help you plan for a successful, safe, relaxing vacation for the whole family. This book will save you dozens of hours aimlessly flipping through travel websites as well as significant fees by revealing strategies for finding the best deals.
Don't cruise without this book. I have enjoyed cruising for many years, including with a small child, and I regret not having had this book for my previous trips. This is one of the most thorough and detailed travel guides that I have read. This book provides the information that you need to cruise with children from start to finish. The information about selecting cruises, travel agents, and pricing is particularly helpful to have all in one place. It also provides helpful information about mistakes to avoid. The book also appeals to travelers with different styles, from those who plan every detail to those who enjoy "winging it" at times. From planning shore excursions and childcare to creating smart things-to-remember lists and ideas for economizing cabin space, this guides provides thoughtful insight on virtually every aspect of cruising in a family-friendly way.
A great book! This book is a clear, cogent, informed and compassionate guide to the world of cruising for families. We have never been on a cruise and I was overwhelmed by the amount of information- let alone the thought including the kids in our planning. But now I know what questions to ask, what pitfalls to avoid and the hot tips for saving money! This book is really a goldmine and I (ALMOST) feel guilty buying it and now being so much more informed than the average traveler!
This is a must-read for anyone going on a cruise with kids! Loaded with fantastic tips for how parents and children can enjoy a cruise together. Warren sets out all the decisions you must make (book your cruise though a travel agent or the cruise line directly? buy the beverage package? book excursions through the cruise line, or wing it?) and gives a clear description of the cruise lines and the pros and cons of each. There's also a detailed description of what to expect on a cruise, how to deal with luggage, and much more. Highly recommended for anyone cruising with kids.
I was super doubtful that I could cruise with kids and have a good time, but we had a remarkable trip thanks to the Family Cruise Companion and have already booked a second cruise! This wonderful guide is well-organized, easy to read, and SUPER helpful. If you're thinking of cruising with your family, but it and keep it close!!
I really appreciate the straight forward, practical advice in this book. Both the ups and downs of cruising are pinpointed, arming you with what you need to know to maximize the ups and minimize the downs. I especially appreciated the detailed advice on choosing accomodations, and the tips for maximizing use of space in the cabin. The packing advice obviously comes from a lot of experience, and the links to free downloads of packing lists and other resources are fantastic!