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Family Cruises from Port Canaveral

All of the cruises out of Port Canaveral are kid-friendly. Because of the close proximity of Orlando, it's a family-oriented market that attracts affordable, casual cruise lines with lots of activities for children.

Disney Fantasy cruise
Disney cruise

Family-Friendly Disney Cruises

Disney Cruises is obviously geared toward kids. Huge youth club areas are packed with top-quality fun that only Disney can provide. On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasty ships that sail from Port Canaveral, the Oceaneer Club (for ages 3 to 12) has four themed lands: Andy's Room, Monsters Academy, Pixie Hollow, and Explorer Pod. Disney character greeting are available at designated areas during all cruises.

Kid-friendly dining options on the cruise include Animator's Palate restaurant, which comes with a dinner show starring Disney characters of course. Enchanted Garden and Royal Palace are other main dining rooms featuring a wide choice of dishes and a kid's menu. Cabanas buffet is designed like a beach boardwalk.

The whole family will enjoy a Disney Cruise's deck parties such as fireworks and Pirate Night, live Broadway-style shows featuring Disney characters and stories, waterslides, splash zones, and movies both indoors and outside by the pool.

Carnival cruise
Camp Carnival

Family Carnival Cruises

Carnival Cruise fun ships have been attracting families for many years. Youth programs include Club O2 for teens, Circle C (ages 12 to 14), and Camp Carnival (ages 2 to 11). The Carnival Valor ship has Seuss at Sea character parades and storytime. ZSpa is a spa experience just for teen girls.

On Carnival cruises you can pick a casual dining option like Guy's Burger Joint which will probably appeal to kids. The main dining room menus change daily, and they have kids' menus aimed at picky eaters. Pizza is always available.

The entire family will like Dive-In Movies outside by the pool, Twister waterslide, mini golf, and live shows.

Norwegian family cruise
Norwegian Cruises

Kids on Norwegian Cruise Line

The Norwegian Cruise Line Splash Academy youth program features the unique Circus School, where kids learn things like balancing, juggling, plate spinning, and stilts based on age. The supervised Entourage program for teens (ages 13 to 17) offers video games, movies, arts, music, sports and a cool lounge.

Free dining options include the main dining rooms (with four-course dinners), casual buffets, and 24-hour room service. If you decide to try one of the added-free specialty restaurants, kids 12 and under eat free from the kids' menu.

Norwegian Cruise family-friendly accommodation choices include family mini-suites and interconnecting staterooms.

Royal Caribbean cruise
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Family-Friendly Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises are the most innovative in the industry, and that includes designing for kids and families. Adventure Ocean youth progams are built for learning and exploring in a fun way. Teens-Only programs are available too. The H2O Zone water park is for kids.

Depending on the ship you choose, you may have more than 20 dining options onboard. Dynamic Dining Choice lets you pick your restaurants and dining times day and night.

The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas ship is coming to Port Canaveral, and it has lots of things the whole family will love: an amazing outdoor diving show in the AquaTheater, a carousel, two rock-climbing walls, two FlowRider surf simulators, a zipline, and a pool and sports zone that occupies an entire deck.

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