It’s no secret that we are all about the family. We focus on building family bonds and truly believe in the family unit; no matter what that looks like for you.
Cruise Builds Family Bonds
That being said, we love to do life together. We go beyond a weekly meal or monthly game night, we are actually together quite often. I mean, our adult children (and granddaughter) literally live 2 blocks from us.
This is why when we sit down each year to plan our annual family vacation, we look for ideas that will further strengthen our family bonds. One of our favorite family vacations is a family cruise.
Think about it. You’re all on a ship together with nowhere to run.
Totally kidding, of course! But, being on a Carnival cruise ship together does have its advantages.
Something for Everyone
I’ve heard a cruise ship being described as a moving city. When you stop and consider everything on board, you can understand why.
Knowing they have you on their mobile destination for days on end, Cruise Directors work hard to keep everyone entertained.
Whether you’re looking to relax poolside, read a book in a quiet space, play trivia games, watch live shows, or simply eat non-stop, there is something for everyone on-board.
One of our favorite parts of the cruise itinerary is family dinner. The nightly dinnertime on the ship allows for great food and even better conversation.
Whether it’s talking about the day had on-board or the plans for the next port of call, there’s plenty to discuss over the meal.
Not to mention, as you play games together, lounge by the pool in side-by-side chairs, or play a friendly round of mini golf, you’re spending quality time together and enforcing those family bonds.
When I look at destinations, I research the best ways to get the most out of our time spent there as a family.
With multiple ports of call along your cruise journey, the whole family can come together and browse possible shore excursions.
There are endless possibilities to the amount of family fun and exploration you can achieve with each stop. Based on your family’s favorite activities, you can grow stronger, together, while partaking in memory making excursions.
Honestly, any vacation is what you make of it. But, beyond the three main reasons I listed above, there are many more reasons why a cruise should be on your travel bucket list.
Family vacations don’t have to be stressful, and really shouldn’t be. It’s all about your mindset and passion to make it the best you can!
When it comes to our family, we simply like to have fun and enjoy spending together.