A cruise holiday is a wonderful way to spend quality time together, while still allowing everyone the freedom to do their own thing. While the kids are off playing in the pool, going on scavenger hunts and having their own theme parties, Mum and Dad can enjoy a couples massage, play a round of gold or check out some of the many bars and lounges on board. In the evening, you'll all have plenty of stories to share over dinner.

With MSC Cruises, children and teenagers aged up to 17 can cruise for free, paying only port charges.

Family friendly amenities are available more and more on cruise lines offering Family Cruises. It gives the entire family a chance to have a wonderful time away from home on a luxurious cruise ship to a destination of your choice. Family cruises have become more and more popular as the years have gone by.

It is very heartening to see that a lot of children accompany the family on cruises. Parents are not afraid to take their young children on board cruises primarily because cruise lines today have a lot to offer the kids. There are innovative perks like onboard nurseries, planetariums, ice-skating rinks, and movies on a giant screen under the stars. All these give the parents enough impetus to carry their kids with them on board.

Some of the world's leading cruise lines which have family cruises are Royal Caribbean Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Windjammer Cruises, Cunard Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

There are plenty of things that you can do on board a Family Cruise. The entire family could enjoy water slides and craft nights. Disney Cruises stage an entertaining night show that entertains the entire family. Royal Caribbean Cruises organizes plenty of game shows for the entire family, shipbuilding regattas, music and art oriented "play-groups" for parents to join in with their children. Disney Cruises offers a full service Little Mermaid nursery for tiny tots below the age of three.

Most family cruise lines offer video games, scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts projects, several cruise lines have developed a one of a kind partnership that allows them to offer something extra. Children on board Princess Cruises often get a chance to meet U.S. National Park Service Rangers in Glacier Bay as well as a marine life program through the California Coastal Commission. Disney cruise has on board animation classes for kids for those interested. On Norwegian Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruises, children get a feel of theater. They can have some fun play acting or try their hands at production.

There are a wide range of cabins that you can choose from while planning your Family Cruise. Cruise Lines offer various packages that meet your budget. Carnival Cruises offer large standard cabins which can accommodate 4 members. Royal Caribbean Cruises have family stateroom which can accommodate six people. The multi room family suite can accommodate eight people. Most of the lines offer cabins with balcony where you can relax. Enjoy luxurious meals offer by various cruise lines on board family cruises. Different types of cuisine are available on all cruise ships. Several cruise lines have 24 hours pizza corners and ice creams parlors.

Family Cruises give the entire family to get together and have a wonderful time away from home. For information on Cruise Styles visit Travour.