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1. Our Books
The 2021 Sea Tales Family Cruise Travel Planner - Your gift from CruiseCompete, with our compliments.
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2. Families Expecting and With Babies & Small Children
Thinking of taking a cruise while you're expecting? It's a great idea! Cruise Line Pregnancy Policies to Know Before You Book
Baby-Friendly Cruising - Take a Nanny or Use Onboard Babysitters or Kids' Programs?
Wonder How You'll All Make it for 7 Days Together? Here are Some Great Ideas - Add Your Own 10 Things To Do With Your Children On a Cruise
Children’s Restaurants at Sea and the Cruise Lines That Created the Magical Themes - Top 4 Cruise Lines for Children’s Dining Option
3. What is included on your cruise?
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5. Families with Tweens & Teens
Tips for Parents Cruising with Teens and Tweens -- Will your tweens and teenagers have fun?
Private Islands Make Fabulous Memories for Families
6. Actual Cruise Diaries from the Journalists at All Things Cruise Princess Cruises
- Jackie Sheckler Finch’s Diary of Winter Cruise aboard the Regal Princess
- Jackie Sheckler Finch’s Diary of a Christmas Cruise aboard the Regal Princess
- Jackie Sheckler Finch’s Diary of a Caribbean Cruise aboard the Regal Princess
- Cynthia Boal Janssens Diary of transatlantic crossing aboard the Emerald Princess
- Gerry Barker’s Diary of Cruise aboard the Royal Princess
- Kimberly Button’s Diary of Mediterranean cruise aboard the Royal Princess
- Eileen Ogintz’s Diary of Cruise of Japan aboard the Diamond Princess
- Cynthia Boal Janssens’ Diary of Transatlantic cruise aboard the Celebrity Equinox
- David Molyneaux’s Diary of Australian and New Zealand cruise aboard the Celebrity Century
- Kathy Witt’s diary of O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise aboard the Eurodam
- Cynthia Boal Janssens’ Diary of Alaskan cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Oosterdam
- Marcia Raffel Levin’s Diary of cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam
- Tim and Linda O’Keefe’s Diary of 35 day Caribbean cruise aboard the Maasdam
- Robert W. Bone’s Diary of South American Cruise aboard Holland America Line’s ms Veendam
- Robert W. Bone’s Diary of cruise from Quebec City to Boson on Holland America Line’s ms Veendam
- Jackie Schecker Finch’s Diary of Mediterranean cruise aboard the Eurodam
- Alice Rindler Shapin’s Diary of 10 day Mediterranean cruise aboard Holland America’s Noordam
- Dave Houser’s Diary of Alaska Cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Noordam
- Dennis Cox’s Diary of a Baltic Cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam
- Marcia Raffel Lefin’s Diary of South American cruise aboard the Azamara Quest
- Gerry Barker’s Diary of Caribbean cruise on the Azamara Quest
- Judy Zimmerman’s Diary of Antarctic cruise aboard the Azamara Quest
- David Molyneaux’s review of the Oceania Sirena
- Jackie Sheckler Finch’s diary of a Tahiti cruise aboard the Oceania Sirena
Family Reunions With A Splash - Is a Cruise Right for your Family?
Cruises are a Great to Travel for Families Celebrating Holidays, Graduations or other milestones or just make it a Family Reunion.
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