The secret's out that value-packed cruises make for great family getaways, what with fun-for-everyone, multigenerational appeal at every port, and via the plentiful activities, entertainment, and dining options on board.
Now, cruise lines are upping the ante on their accommodations, too, in response to the ever-rising demand of multigenerational family travelers.
These days, you can choose from a wide selection of suites and connecting staterooms that are specifically designed to keep the whole clan connected at sea. Touting plenty of space for you to spread out in comfortable digs (with must-have features like multiple bathrooms), these 5 leading cruise lines are your best bets for finding the perfect suite for your family.
Royal Caribbean International [links go to Cruiseable's 2016 Family Cruise Guide]
Cruiseable just published its 2016 Family Cruise Guide, give it a look when you start your research.
My wife and I have taken our two children on many cruises. We have also done some multigenerational cruises with my wife's parents. I do agree that connecting rooms are fantastic when travelling with multiple family members. On most cruise lines that offer connecting rooms not only is there a door connecting the rooms, on balcony rooms, you usually can have the divider between opened making the balcony much longer.
There are so many varied activities onboard a cruise ship and at most ports of call, that with a little research and planning all family can have a great time. Also there are so many food options on cruise ships that even if you have a picky eater, you will not have any issues.