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June 18, 2017

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The Top Cruise Lines for Families, By Category

More Intimate Shore Excursions Up to 75% Off





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The Top Cruise Lines For Families, By Category

CruiseCompete has mined their wealth of data from thousands of consumers over the last 12 months to provide information on the most requested cruise lines for family travel.  The results below show the leaders in each cruise line category.  

Cruise lines that are most requested by families, listed below by category:

Contemporary & Upscale Contemporary Cruise Lines 

  1. Royal Caribbean International            
  2. Carnival Cruise Lines                                    
  3. Norwegian Cruise Line                                
  4. MSC Cruises                                                  

Premium Cruise Lines        

  1. Disney Cruise Line                                        
  2. Princess Cruises                                             
  3. Celebrity Cruises                                           
  4. Holland America Line                                   
  5. Viking Ocean Cruises                                    

Ultra-Premium Cruise Lines          

  1. Cunard Line                                                   
  2. Windstar Cruises                               
  3. Azamara Club Cruises                                   
  4. Oceania Cruises                                             

Ultra-Luxury Cruise Lines 

  1. SeaDream Yacht Club                                  
  2. Silversea Cruises                                           
  3. Paul Gauguin Cruises                        
  4. Regent Seven Seas Cruises                            
  5. Crystal Cruises                                              
  6. Seabourn                                                        

River Cruise Lines   

  1. American Cruise Lines                                  
  2. AmaWaterways                                             
  3. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection                                 
  4. American Queen Steamboat Company                                     
  5. Emerald Waterways                                      
  6. Avalon Waterways                                        
  7. Amadeus River Cruises                                
  8. Scenic                                                            

The cruise lines’ children’s programs are an invaluable part of the family cruise experience, and rival some of the best children’s programs on land.  To see a full listing of the children’s programs available via the cruise lines, please click here.

To learn more about the wonderful childhood memories that cruise lines’ summer camp programs can create, please click here

CruiseCompete’ s 2017 Family Friendly Cruise Planner is available online and details every aspect of the family cruise vacation experience. Click here to download your copy of the 2017 Family Friendly Cruise Travel Planner.

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