Oh, the places you’ll go! Onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, that is. Debuting April 2018, Carnival Horizon honors the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss with the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks waterpark — perfect entertainment for young travelers and nostalgia inducing for parents and guardians.
Expect all things Seuss-inspired including Thing 1 and Thing 2 lighting effects and large quotes and images from famous Seuss works throughout the park. Kids of all ages enjoy rides from the 150-gallon, red-and-white tipping bucket — in honor of The Cat’s hat — along with a kiddie splash zone boasting dozens of water spray toys. Adventurous guests choose from two waterslides, the polka dot body slide or the larger-than-life Cat in the Hat waterslide.
Younger guests enjoy a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and friends. Check out the Seuss-a-Palooza Parade and unwind with the kids at story time. The 133,500-ton cruise ship carries nearly 4,000 passengers and is ideal for families with young kids and children.
Set sail on Disney Cruises’ Disney Dream for the ultimate “Be Our Guest” treatment. The ship originally launched in 2011, but the newly added Beauty and the Beast events and activities will enchant fans of all ages.
Beginning in November, Disney’s Dream includes a live musical production of the tale as old as time, inspired by the beloved animated classic from 1991 and the blockbuster live-action 2017 remake. Sail for three to four nights from Port Canaveral, Fla., to the Bahamas enjoying a multicourse French dinner and appearances by Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth and Lumiere.
Beyond Beauty and the Beast themes, Dream offers other kid-friendly activities, including fan favorite, the Aqua Duck. This transparent tube slides guests over the ocean and the ship’s top decks.
The fun activities and features onboard offer young kids a fun escape with familiar characters while parents enjoy adult activities. Keep the whole family happy and entertained with the best of both worlds.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
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.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.
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.
Mysterious glowing seas? Yes, actually! Through October, Florida’s Space Coast waters within Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon glow with blue-green bioluminescence — a phenomenon resulting from the presence of comb jellies and dinoflagellates (tiny, single-celled marine plankton that exist in some freshwater locations).