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Themed Cruises for Families

2nd January 2014

Whether your kids are Dora the Explorer devotees, Mickey Mouse fans, Kung Fu Panda lovers or Barbie enthusiasts, it seems there is a cruise that will make their dreams come true. From feasting on Dr. Seuss’s green eggs and ham to dancing the night away with all your Disney friends, a themed cruise is perfect for kids with big imaginations.

Here are five of our favourite cruise themes for families.

Barbie Cruise Barbie Experience with Royal Caribbean International

Dr. Seuss
A new addition to Carnival Cruise Lines is the Seuss at Sea program beginning in February 2014. Set to roll out across the entire fleet by 2015, the Dr. Seuss themed experience is perfect for families with young kids. The fun begins at breakfast as you tuck into your green eggs and ham, washing it all down with moose juice and goose juice. Be joined by your beloved Dr. Seuss characters including Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two and Sam. You can also enjoy the ship’s collection of classic Dr. Seuss books and movies, as well as fantastic Dr. Seuss themed activities.

In May 2013, Royal Caribbean International introduced their new Barbie Premium Experience for all Barbie wannabes. Set sail in a signature pink Barbie stateroom and fill your days with Barbie themed tea parties, fashion shows and dance classes. Particularly designed for girls aged 4 to 11, the magical Barbie experience is presented as an optional extra on any long stay cruise with Royal Caribbean International. From sampling Barbie treats at the Tiara and Teacups party to strutting down the runway at the Barbie Fashion Show, girls will love living the Barbie life.

For the happiest holiday on earth, consider taking the family on a Disney Cruise. The ever popular Disney Cruise Line offers Disney themed entertainment and activities onboard each of their four cruise ships. Enjoy vibrant deck parties with open air music and dance extravaganzas and join in the fun at one of the Disney themed live theatre shows. Always keep your eye out for your favourite Disney characters who might just surprise you, from Mickey Mouse to Peter Pan. In the evening, grab a bowl of popcorn and enjoy one of Disney’s classic movies.

Nickelodeon fans can get their dose of character fun on a Norwegian Cruise Line holiday. Enjoy one-of-a kind activities with your favourite Nickelodeon friends. Start your morning right with the Nickelodeon Pajama Jam Character Breakfast where you will be serenaded by Team Nick and the rest of the gang. Show off your best moves at Dora’s Dance Party or get creative with Nickelodeon Arts and Crafts. Have the chance to meet SpongeBob SquarePants or Dora the Explorer, but keep your wits about you or you might get slimed!

Join the gang from Madagascar, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda onboard a family cruise with Royal Caribbean International. The DreamWorks Experience will bring the movie magic to life, as you meet and play with your favourite DreamWorks characters. Get your photo taken with Puss in Boots and meet the Penguins from Madagascar. Enjoy colourful and energetic character parades and keep your eyes peeled for surprise visitors in the dining room! Head to the 3D cinema and laugh your way through fabulous DreamWorks films.