If you've always wanted to go on a cruise but have worried such a break may not be suitable for little ones, you can rest assured that Disney cruises will prove the perfect solution. As you can imagine, this type of getaway offers plenty of fun for youngsters - but also caters for adults. Read on to find out more.
Whether you want to take a trip to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean or even Alaska, you can be sure of finding a cruise that will cater for both your needs and those of your little ones. Aboard a ship embarking on a Disney cruise you'll find entertainment galore, with special supervised activities for toddlers and teen clubs among some of the facilities you can expect.
Disney shows are a popular part of this sort of cruise, with children and adults alike enjoying the daily Broadway-style productions onboard, while some ships also boast a cinema where families can take in the latest Disney films in 3D.
Depending on which vessel you choose for your cruise holiday, your little ones can also be greeted by their favourite characters, both in designated places and during special appearances. Additionally, there's a special New York loft-style club that teenagers can attend to take part in activities and play the latest video games.
If you're a family of fitness fans, there's no need to worry you'll have to forget about your exercise regime while on holiday, as many cruise ships boast centres where you can get active, along with exercise classes like aerobics. Children are sure to love the themed swimming pools and water play areas, meanwhile.
However, if you'd rather relax and be pampered during your stay onboard, there are spas and salons to be discovered, where you can undergo therapeutic treatments or visit the steam rooms and saunas to soothe your body and mind.
When you're feeling peckish, head to one of the many restaurants or dining rooms to be found on your ship. All-day buffets are served, so you don't have to make little ones wait until set times to eat, while some restaurants are for adults only, giving you some much needed peace and quiet on a chosen evening.
All types of food are available - from French to Italian - and there are even frozen yoghurt bars, while outdoor dining is possible on some vessels.
In the evening, you can head to a family-friendly lounge bar, or perhaps visit an onboard nightclub if you have arranged childcare for the night.
There are a fleet of Disney ships to carry you to your chosen destination, with each offering a different but equally enjoyable experience. The vessels can take you along the Mexican Riviera, to New York and Canada, Spain, Alaska and the beautiful western Caribbean, as well as to Disney World Resort in Orlando if you're whisking the little ones away on a particularly memorable magical break.
With so many destinations to select from, you might struggle to decide where to visit, but taking a look at each cruise ship may help you choose the best break for your family depending on your requirements.
There's plenty to keep both children and parents busy on a 2013 cruise when you choose a Disney-themed getaway, why not start planning your fun family holiday today?