Although daunting, family travelers who embark on a cruise leave with an enjoyable experience for the books. Emerald Cruises makes traveling on river cruises with guests of all ages easier than ever this summer with Europe: A Family River Cruise series.
The eight-day Family Rhine River Cruise brings families through ports in Germany, France and the Netherlands, with family-friendly excursions incorporated throughout the journey. Excursions include a canoe trip on the Rhine, geocaching in Heidelberg and an optional educational visit to Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. This itinerary also brings guests to several historic castles and fortresses along the Rhine. This journey departs July 17. Fares start at $2,771 per person for a family of four.
Also spanning eight days, the Family Danube River Cruise departs from Budapest, Hungary, on July 15, and ventures west along the Danube River, passing through Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. In Budapest, families can visit AM 3D Gallery, a unique museum where guests can pose and interact with art. In Bratislava, guests can take part in a cooking class on a local Slovakian farm. Other activities include a geocaching outing in Passau and an archery lesson at Schallaburg Castle in Austria. This trip can be booked for a family of four starting at $2,546 per person.
In between stops and excursions, kids aged 10–18 can enjoy onboard activities like pool games with the ship’s wellness coach, wheelhouse tours with the captain, kid-friendly movies in the ship’s cinema, cooking demonstrations with the ship’s chef and even mocktail lessons with the bar team. Breakfast and lunch buffets offer many kid-friendly choices alongside adult favorites, with afternoon snacks and poolside ice cream served daily.
Huntsville, Alabama, is one of those destinations helping define the family-friendly vacation. Home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the city is lovingly nicknamed Rocket City thanks to its history of always reaching for the stars. This is where you’ll find Space Camp, where kids and families can take part in various programs at the world’s largest space museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
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.
Through Dec. 31, family travelers can enjoy the most unexpected thing in Florida: a white Christmas. The Now Snowing in Celebration festival in Kissimmee, Florida, embraces winter traditions for both locals and visitors. Free to visit, families will love heading to the town built by Disney.
Let family travels take you to one of these stunning aquariums around the United States. Recently, Aquarium Store Depot analyzed TripAdvisor reviews containing words such as beautiful, breathtaking and picturesque for 175 public aquariums across America. Each aquarium ranked based on the percentage of reviews to determine the most eye-catching aquariums.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.