Europe river cruises from $2,499
Valid on select 2019 and 2020 dates, including over Christmas. Sample price if for and 8-day river cruise. T&Cs apply.
Teenagers can be some of the hardest people to please. They’re at that time in their lives where the worst thing in the world is to be seen with their parents – so being stuck with the family on a cruise ship can seem like a nightmare. But with the plethora of activities offered on these cruise liners, your teen will be anything but bored.
They offer everything from wicked waterslides to teenage lounges and parties, so they won’t have to “hang” with you if they don’t want to.
Some cruises have tons of activities for teens to do onboard on their own, but when the ship docks, it’s likely they’ll be moaning and groaning about having to do boring tourist stuff with their parents. Not with Carnival. This cruise has supervised shore excursions included.Go to Carnival Cruises via Cruise Direct website
The kids will be happy to know that inside the teens-only lounge, there are no set activities or programs. All there is are spaces to hang out, play games and attend parties. If they choose to sit in a corner and twiddle their thumbs, that’s up to them.Go to Royal Caribbean via Cruise Direct website
If artistic and fun is your teenager’s style, then Norwegian is the perfect fit. On top of its supervised hangout space, which is filled with video games, music and movies, the liner offers activities including sports, music jams, circus tricks and graffiti classes.Go to Norwegian Cruise Line via Cruise Direct website
Disney offer two different lounges that cater to teens of all ages. With no set activities, your teen can play video games, sing along at karaoke, hit the dance floor or just chill out and eat snacks. What’s probably more exciting are the onshore adventures offered to teens. They can join friends on Castaway Cay, Disney’s own private island, or group up with other teens to head on teen-only Port Adventures excursions.Go to Disney Cruise Line via Cruise Direct website
The fun begins once they get their hands on the console. From there, they can participate in gaming theme parties and tournaments against their peers. They also have a private hangout space where they can make friends, play sports and chill out.Go to Celebrity Cruises via Cruise Direct website
MSC offers a teens-only club space, which is open until 11pm, as well as activities such as sports, video games and spa and hair treatments. Teen-only events include a white teen party, MSC flashmob and formal night.Go to MSC Cruises via Cruise Direct website
If your teen thinks cruising is for an older crowd, just refer to this list of teen-approved activities you can do onboard ships. Depending on the line and package you book, they’re not all included in the cruise fare, so we’d recommend checking with the line directly to see if there are any extra costs associated with the activity.
|Zip lining/Flying Fox||
|Rock climbing/Ropes course||
|Waterslides, waterparks and splashpads||
|Laser tag/Archery/Laser games||
|Bumper cars/Go karts||
Family vacations are expensive enough and a lot of work goes into planning the perfect getaway – especially when it comes to hard-to-please teenagers. You shouldn’t need to worry about any added expenses or stress if your trip doesn’t go according to plan.
Getting cruise travel insurance can cover you in more ways than just a regular travel insurance policy, including coverage for missed shore excursions, cabin confinement and even medical evacuations if an emergency happens onboard. Having the right coverage will also come in handy if something were to happen to anyone in your family on the vacation – not just your teen.
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|8 Nov 2019||Europe river cruises from $2,499||********|
|8 Nov 2019||Up to 30% off worldwide cruises||********|
|5 Nov 2019||Up to $500 OBC with Princess Cruises||********|
|3 Oct 2019||Western Caribbean cruises from $43 per night||********|
|2 Oct 2019||Up to 30% off Antarctica cruises||********|
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