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Marella family-friendly cruises around the Med.
Family Cruises

Family Cruise Holidays around Europe

Cruises certainly aren’t for everyone, but for families who fancy seeing several European cities yet also spending plenty of time by the pool and relaxing in general, they can be a great solution. Once thought of as a holiday for the elderly, they have become much more child-friendly in recent years and the number of family cruises – and related deals and discounts – is ever increasing.

The key things to look for when booking a cruise are the activities and facilities. Most younger kids will be delighted by the all-out fun, from themed deck parties to fireworks, of a Disney cruise, but other companies have alternative offerings better suited to older kids, such as rock-climbing, basketball and mini golf – and sometimes even the likes of yoga and Pilates for parents. Choose a cruise with something to suit both you and your kids.

See our special deals and latest offers with European family cruise holiday specialist partners:
• NCL Cruises: Norwegian Cruise Line, with family-friendly itineraries.
• Celebrity Cruises: Child-friendly vessels serving France, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Iceland, the Mediterranean and the Azores.
• Royal Caribbean: European cruises from a global operator, with some departures from the UK.
• P&O Cruises: five family-friendly ships plying the Med. 
• TUI Marella Discovery and Discovery 2: child-friendly cruises throughout Europe from the major brand formerly known as Thomson Cruises. 


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P&O Cruises: Britannia

Caribbean, Europe
Luxury family cruise-liner exploring Europe and the Caribbean, with fabulous on-board kids' clubs, plus activities and facilities for all the family.

P&O Cruises: Azura

Caribbean, Europe
A purpose-designed family cruise-liner with childcare, family cabins, activities for kids and adults, visiting the Med, Scandinavia + the Caribbean.

P&O Cruises: Ventura

Caribbean, Europe
A large cruise liner with so much to offer families, especially those with young children; including childcare day and night and lots of play areas.

P&O Cruises: Aurora

Caribbean, Europe, North America
A ideal family cruise ship, with childcare from ages 6 months to teens, family pools, sporting activities and evening entertainment.

P&O Cruises: Oceana

Caribbean, Europe
Explore the Med or the Caribbean on fly-cruise holidays aboard this family-friendly cruise liner.


The new A-ROSA Stena has been designed to offer relaxed, luxury river cruising with families in mind. Enjoy spacious family cabins, pools, a kids' club and more as you explore the beautiful Rhine region.