Looking for a new family trip this year? Scale LEGO walls in your family suite or slide down Cat In The Hat-themed waterslides with these highly anticipated family-friendly cruise ships hitting the high seas in 2018. Mix up your family vacation with this lineup of all-new vessels and itineraries.
Elevate your cruise calendar with Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, debuting in April. The ship is designed for family fun and luxury comfort. Kids, family and friends take to Splashway Bay for FlowRider surfing, zip lining and swimming.
Head back to the Ultimate Family Suite, complete with an air hockey table, LEGO rock-climbing wall and separate kids room. Two floors separate the family living space from sleeping space with a slide connecting from the kid’s room to the living room and play area downstairs. Read more here about the incredible luxury amenities, services and expectation aboard Symphony of the Seas.
Also setting sail for the first time this April, Carnival’s Horizon makes its way through the Mediterranean on a 13-day cruise. Be of the first to splash around in the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, a completely Seuss-inspired water park on the ship’s Deck 12.
Hit the Cat in the Hat slide, featuring an enclosed raft slide boasting more than 450 feet of twists and turns, or opt for the smaller, but equally whimsical, Fun Things slide. Slip through 213 feet of this enclosed body slide decorated with polka dots and lights. Read more about the kid-friendly cruise line here and find the right voyage for your family.
Adventurous families and older kids will love Norwegian’s Bliss. First setting sail this May from Seattle to Alaska before heading to Miami for Caribbean cruises next winter, Bliss boasts unique family activities from an open-air laser-tag course to a go-cart racetrack. The cars run on electricity and can go up to 30 mph and provide serious fun for you and the kids.
Sunbathe by the impressive pool by day and enjoy fine dining at La Cucina on the Waterfront overlooking the ocean by night before catching Jersey Boys later that evening.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Northeast Florida is a popular family travel spot for many reasons. From its exciting animal attractions to vibrant gardens to food offerings to seasonal events, the zoo continues to dazzle both locals and visitors alike.
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.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
The western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
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.
Make this Easter the best yet and take your family to Camelback Resort. With the holiday quickly approaching, Camelback gears up for a weekend filled with family fun and Easter festivities — perfect for family travelers.