The anchors are up and the seas are ready to cast you far away into a world where you will no longer have to cook dinner, get caught up in work, or worry about what you need to pick up the next time you go to the grocery store. The seas are beckoning, and with the many styles, features, and prices of different cruise lines, you’re sure to find the dream vacation for you and your family. We have compiled a list of some of the “bests” of the seas:

1. For the Whole Family

Disney Cruise Line: Disney Dream
There’s no age limit for the magic that you’ll experience on this 130,000 ton ship. Bustling with all of the classic Disney characters for the little ones, teen clubs and an innovative water coaster for the older kids, and of course, prime nightlife and spas for you to relax, the Disney Dream has a little something for everyone.

2. Adventurers’ Haven

Royal Caribbean: Monarch of the Seas
Enjoy the luxury of your own private island as you travel from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas on this majestic ship. Never expect a dull moment, as your kids can participate in the award-winning Adventure Ocean Program for youths, and your older kids can escape to teen-only programs. Don’t forget about the additional excursions that are also available, such as scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, and snorkeling.

3. Sweet Serenity

Carnival: Carnival Elation
As the kids are having the time of their lives in the pool and at the onboard City Sports Park where they can partake in mini-golf, volleyball, and basketball, you can retreat to the adult-only oasis of the ship, or hit up the Casablanca Casino for your own bit of fun. Meet up with the family for fine dining and a live theatrical performance to ensure a night of nonstop laughter and entertainment.

4. Fit for Royalty

Princess: Sea Princess
Take a break from the sun in the well-stocked reading room or dance the night away in the Night Club Disco onboard this fabulous ship. Enjoy a movie under the stars in one of the three magnificent pools, while the kids partake in arts and crafts, karaoke, teen-nights, and more. The Sea Princess is sure to amaze you as you travel around the world with great accommodations and service fit for a king.

5. The Best of Europe

Norwegian: Norwegian Jade
With award-winning restaurants, and thrilling excursions for your family to embark upon, it’s no wonder why the Norwegian Jade is a no brainer decision. As if the action onboard isn’t enough, this magnificent ship will take you on an unforgettable adventure, as you explore pyramids, cathedrals, islands, and the many other wonders along the coastlines of Europe.
Couldn’t find your match? There are so many different cruise lines and specific ships within those lines, that with a little bit of “fishing”, you’re bound to find the perfect ship for you and your family. So, fellow sailors, grab your biggest pair of sunglasses and your favorite sandals, and prepare for the most luxurious, exciting, and stress-free getaway on the shimmering waters of paradise.

Skinny Mom Fact: More people cruise to the Caribbean than any other destination in the world.