Finding a family-friendly cruise is easier and more accessible each year. The challenge now will be narrowing down your vessel. Check out newly announced itineraries from Disney Cruise Line and the Cartoon Network Wave — all coming soon to an ocean near you.
Disney Cruise Line recently announced a Marvel Day at Sea — a seasonal itinerary perfect for aspiring super heroes. Offered January to early March 2019, select Disney Magic sailings will feature special five-night excursions to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Cozumel with an action-packed celebration of the Marvel Universe and its heroes. Fans of all ages are treated to an all-day Marvel experience, including live entertainment and shows, meet-and-greets with both heroes and villains and Marvel-centric activities for the whole family. Celebrate with Marvel-themed food and beverage options and get shopping for exclusive onboard merchandise.
For even more science-fiction fun and adventure on the open waters, check out the Star Wars Day at Sea, offered by Disney Cruise Line. The special seven-night sailings aboard Disney Fantasy ships to the Caribbean include a special Star Wars Day at Sea itinerary — the ultimate experience in a galaxy far, far away. Guests enjoy a variety of adventures and appearances by Star Wars characters, from droids and Wookiees to Stormtroopers and Jedis. Enjoy a full day at sea complete with deck parties, fireworks and food and drinks with your favorite characters.
Set sail on the first ship of its kind, the Cartoon Network Wave. In partnership with Oceanic Group, Cartoon Network brings the “tooniverse” and beloved characters to the high seas. From the Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears to Adventure Time and Ben 10, cartoon fans set sail on the world’s first cruise ship specifically designed for them. Fans of all ages enjoy incredible attention to detail and exceptional Cartoon Network-themed spaces on the all-new vessel.
Launching from Singapore later in the year, the 50,000-ton vessel will carry 2,000 passengers across Asia Pacific. The Wave boasts 800 cartoon-themed cabins, luxury family suites and two of the world’s first triplex suites — complete with vast living space and floor-to-ceiling windows. Young fans play, explore and learn in specialized kids zones; teens head out shopping or to play games and discover various activities; and parents dine and explore 11 decks of family-friendly attractions.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
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.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.
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.
Where can family travelers experience a truly unique (and possibly unusual) Halloween tradition? Look no further than Morro Bay, California, a city hosting the annual Witches Paddle. Just as it sounds, the Witches Paddle sees hundreds of people don witches’ costumes in honor of Halloween before taking to the water on stand-up paddleboards.