3/3/2023     by Justin Gibson

Why Norwegian Cruise Line Is Perfect for Your Next Family Trip

Planning family trips can seem like a daunting ordeal. How do you ensure that your trip has something for all ages? Where do you find accommodations that allow your family to kick back, stretch out and truly relax instead of being cramped together in a room that is comically too small? There are solutions to these conundrums … but perhaps none as simple as booking your family vacay with Norwegian Cruise Line. Taking it one step further: Thanks to the bespoke (and spacious) experience of the Haven, as well as all that’s available to experience on board, it’s easy take a trip that has something for everyone.

Is Norwegian Cruise Line Good for Families?

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You'll find plenty of room for the family to stretch out and enjoy themselves in the Haven Family Suite.

When you’re not out and about exploring port cities and partaking in exciting excursions or living it up at the pool or the arcade, the ship still provides plenty of opportunities for quality family time. Family meals are a breeze (even with the pickiest eaters) when you have such a diverse array of dining options — Italian, French, Mexican, American, seafood, sushi and barbeque are all on the menu, not to mention the tried-and-true buffet. After-dinner entertainment is hands-on, as you’ll be able to watch (and if you’re picked out of the audience, potentially play!) “The Price is Right” or “Deal or No Deal.”

Norwegian Cruise Line Kids Club

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All ages can find a splashing good time at the Aqua Park onboard Norwegian Escape.

Your youngest globetrotters will be sure to enjoy exploring the ship’s many onboard amenities — but perhaps some are more ideal than others. Never fear, age-appropriate options are ready and waiting. For those looking to leave their kids in capable hands, Splash Academy serves as a complimentary kids club for children ranging from 3 to 12 years old, providing a fun-packed experience for any age.

  • Guppies (6 months to 3 years old) can enjoy quality fun and games with their parents in a specific room. Also, once or twice a day, youth staff will lead activities and games for parents and their kids to enjoy together! For parents looking to drop their kids off while they embark on their own adventure, the Guppies Nursery is available for a fee.
  • Turtles (3 to 6 years old) are the youngest age bracket in Splash Academy, where they can take part in activities such as storytelling, treasure hunts and arts and crafts.
  • Seals (6 to 9 years old) is where screen time makes its debut, with Wii and Playstation consoles. Additionally, kids can also expect to enjoy sports and games.
  • Dolphins (10 to 12 years old), AKA the oldest kids in Splash Academy, can dive into adventure with themed nights, scavenger hunts and sports and video game competitions.


Alternatively, the Aqua Park is your one-stop-shop for making memories with your kids. Any Breakaway Class ship sports five multi-story waterslides, each promising varying levels of thrilling speed, while the Norwegian Epic sports a tropical-themed pool perfect for fun in the sun.


Teen Cruise Activities

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Galaxy Pavilion allows your kids to take their imaginations to new heights.

Today’s teens are just like yesteryear’s: too old for a kids club, and too cool to spend the whole vacation with their parents. Those lucky enough to travel on board a Norwegian Cruise Line ship can rejoice; they have options. Entourage is the club to be at, offering teens an exclusive place to hang out, dance, play games and party (with supervision, of course). The other stellar option is the Galaxy Pavilion — a fully decked-out virtual reality arcade allowing for the chance to experience racing in Formula One, hang gliding or escaping from dinosaurs. 

Adult Cruise Activities

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It's your vacation too — pamper yourself at the Spa.

You know what they say: While the kids are away, the adults will play! Pamper yourselves silly with a Thermal Pass at the Spa, or get your sweat on at Pulse Fitness. Kick back and fully relax poolside, or capitalize on peace and quiet to enjoy the best nap you’ve had in years. Date night is no different: Soak up the ambiance and expertly crafted cocktails at The Vibe Beach Club, enjoy some laughs with a show at the Comedy Club or treat yourself to a live music performance at Syd Norman’s Pour House.

Ready to Make the Most of Your Family Vacay?

Again, all the above is elevated significantly when you stay at the Haven — an exclusive enclave of their most luxurious, well-appointed and spacious accommodations. Whether you’re taking turns soaking in the personal hot tub at the Spa Suite, building a pillow fort in the spacious living room of the Garden Villa or posing for a family picture on the private balcony of the Owner’s Suite, rest assured this was the perfect choice for your family vacation.

Connect with a travel agent today to get started making all of the above a reality.

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