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By Kimberly Milnes

Why Cruising is a GREAT Family Vacation Option!

If you are still thinking about getting away for the holidays, I think a cruise is a GREAT vacation option for families and couples. In the last few years we have seen more new and bigger ships so that means more space and better pricing for the holidays.

Why is cruising a GREAT vacation option?  First, they are a great value. You have your food, activities and room all included in the price. As well, you and the family can explore more than one destination and unpack only one time. Even more, a cruise can offer something for everyone in the family; great kids clubs, babysitting, pools and water slides, great destinations, adult only areas and more.
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By Kimberly Milnes

My Top 10 Answers to Why I Think a Cruise is a Great Family Vacation

I think a cruise is a GREAT vacation choice for families. First, they are a great value. You have your food, activities and room all included in the price. As well, you and the family can explore more than one destination and unpack only one time. Even more, a cruise can offer something for everyone in the family; great kids clubs, babysitting, pools and water slides, great destinations, adult only areas and more.

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By Kimberly Milnes

Nickelodeon Fun Aboard the Norwegian Breakaway

Along with the fantastic Kids Club – Splash Academy and the Teen Club – Entourage, there is even more family fun with all the Nickelodeon activities, characters and fun on board the ship. Team Nick are your hosts and oversee all the Nickelodeon activities on the ship.

First up is the Nick Live Poolside. This is a fun interactive game show that gets the kids and parents involved.  You and the kids will battle another team to a victory of pie and slime.  If the Nick team is involved you can always count on a pie in the face or slime for someone.  The kids got a kick out of seeing the parents get “pied”.

 

Arts and Crafts with Team Nick is a time to create Nickelodeon themed crafts.  This happens several days during your cruise and usually in the afternoon.  The kids get to decorate Dora bags one day and a Spongebob t-shirt on a different day. It is was nice to be able to get a souvenir that is FREE.

There are several chances to start your day off at the Nickelodeon Pajama Jam. This is a fun character breakfast, with singing, dancing, bacon and of course being able to meet and get your picture taken with your favorite Nickelodeon characters.   This event does cost extra, $20 for adults/ $20 for kids. But you do receive a free 8×10 photo, cool cup and sparkle waver.  I thought the food was good, even the pancake syrup was slime green, and the event was well organized. Especially, with the photo lines, which went very fast.

 

The Nick Live Team are the hosts of the breakfast.  Along with the singing and dancing, you can do the conga line as well as limbo with all the kids. It was cute that all the characters were in their Pj’s.  We got to see Spongebob and Patrick, Cosmo and Wanda, Dora and Diego and Ang, the Avatar. Also my boys loved it because they got to wear their pj’s to breakfast.

Know Your Nick Trivia is a fun event where you get to go up against other families to see who knows the most about all things Nickelodeon.  I have to say we did pretty well, not sure if that is a good or bad thing.  But we did not win.  The winner was lucky enough to win a pie in the face.

If you did not get a chance to visit all the characters at the Pajama Jam there are other Character Meet & Greet times throughout the week. You can take your own photos or get a photo taken by the ships photographer.  As well one night you can dance the night away at the Boot’s Family Dance Party.

On the next to last day you can enjoy the Nickelodeon Name That Game Show. Hosted by Team Nick, kids are brought up on stage to go head to head and get a chance to play some of Nickelodeon’s most famous game shows.

It is a fun show with of course lots of games, pies and slime.  In the pictures above, you can even see my husband got in the act.  Yes, that is him going through the wringer.    I think the kids get a big kick out of seeing the parents participate.

So as you can see there are A LOT great Nickelodeon themed fun on board the ship. Even better with the exception of the Pajama Jam it is ALL Included in your cruise fare.  So with the great kids club and the Nickelodeon activities there is certainly a lot to keep the kids and parents entertained.  But, there is EVEN MORE fun for the family in all the other shows and activities on board the ship.  Stay tuned for more reviews to come.

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By Kimberly Milnes

Norwegian Breakaway – Kids and Teen Clubs/Activities

Last month, my family and I were lucky enough to sail away on the Inaugural Cruise of the NEW Norwegian Breakaway.  We sailed out of Pier 88 in NYC on a 7 day cruise to Bermuda.  We have been on several cruises as a family, but I was excited to experience this amazing new ship and all it had to offer for families.

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By Kimberly Milnes

Disney Magic Voted #1

The Disney Magic® was recently ranked the No.1 Large Cruise Ship by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Not to be left out,  the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder® tied for second place in this category.

I have been lucky enough to sail on the  Disney Magic 2 times.  I can not say enough how much I loved it.  A Disney cruise has so much to offer the whole family, with great kids clubs and adult only areas there is something for everyone.  If you combine all of that with that special Disney touch I know you have an amazing vacation.   Read more

Why Cruising is a GREAT Family Vacation Option!
My Top 10 Answers to Why I Think a Cruise is a Great Family Vacation
Nickelodeon Fun Aboard the Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway – Kids and Teen Clubs/Activities
Disney Magic Voted #1