Five resorts celebrate the release of the live-action The Little Mermaid with exciting and fun mermaid experiences, perfect for family travelers with aspiring little mermaids. Experiences range from meet-and-greet sessions to fin-flipping lessons, all of which further inspire kids to let their inner mermaid shine.
In Duck Key, Florida, guests at Hawks Cay Resort can learn how to swim like a mermaid, from a real live mermaid. The resort offers one-on-one sessions with the resort’s own Koral the Mermaid, in which young guests receive a lesson in the basics of being a mermaid. The session also includes a complete mermaid makeover to become a certified Hawks Cay mermaid. Available every Friday throughout summer, kids will soon love splashing around the resort’s pirate ship pool and exploring Mermaid Grotto.
At this Myrtle Beach resort, the whole family can enjoy a day of fun May 27 with A Little MYR-maid event, celebrating the release of the new The Little Mermaid movie. Schedule your vacation to coincide with the event and book with the resort’s exclusive Catch a Wave rate.
Enjoy interactive Under the Sea experiences at this Fort Lauderdale resort to celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite mermaid to the big screen. Running May 7, 14, 21 and 28, this mermaid-inspired experience includes mermaid meet-and-greets, photo opportunities and activities designed for little guests. Activities include fin-flipping lessons, singalongs to classic songs and story-time sessions of under-the-sea adventures. Kids can also enjoy starfish face painting, games and special take-home souvenirs. The grand finale of the experience is jumping into the resort’s Tropical Lagoon Pool for a dive-in movie screening of the film.
Through September, this resort in Destin, Florida, welcomes guests with an over-the-top mermaid experience. Visit the resort’s very own mermaid by the pool, where kids can dive and swim with her. Surprises include sea creature plush toys at the gift shop, mermaid tale costumes at the activities desk, and colorful ice cream creations at Sprinkles Café.
Turtle Bay’s own Mermaid Kariel hosts The Brave Mermaid Show every Friday, in which she tells takes of her adventures at sea and shows off her tail as she splashes around the pool. Kids can even become a certified Turtle Bay mermaid by enrolling in Kariel’s Mermaid Academy. Ideal for kids ages 4–12, they receive swim fins and unique tails designed with art by Mermaid Kariel, before getting lessons in the water on the basics of being a mermaid.
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As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
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In the market for new luggage? If you’re outfitting your entire family of travelers, you may want to check out some new offerings available at Target from travel brand Atlantic. Atlantic’s new line focuses on making travel more convenient with kiddos, and includes seven pieces to choose from, all made with durable, lightweight, sustainable materials (each item is made from up to 27 recycled plastic bottles).
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Norwegian recently launched the newest addition to its fleet, Viva, with a spectacular debut earlier this month. The ship, launched from Trieste, Italy, and finishing its inaugural run in Lisbon, Portugal, is the second in its Prima Class of ships, set to give family travelers the ultimate vacation experience.