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Old November 15th, 2001, 03:54 AM
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I just wanted to ask you , how do families do to decide which cruise they going to go to?

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Old November 15th, 2001, 03:44 PM
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Hi Alice,
Here is a link to some info that may help you decide what cruise to go on with the whole family:

<http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/cruiseguide/families/index.cfm>

I try to find ships that are more geared towards families and also go to places I want to see, then I pick the ship/cruiseline from there. Others may do it a different way. We were recently on RCCL's Explorer of the Seas and that is one ship that is definately geared for family cruising, we had a ball. You honestly can't go wrong with any one of the Voyager class ships.

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Old December 3rd, 2001, 11:35 AM
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I'm the family cruise editor at CruiseMates.com (just back from maternity leave) and Donna had good advice to check out our family web site for information on family cruising. Each month I write at least one new article on some aspect of family cruising.
Another good resource is the book "Cruise Vacations with Kids" by Candyce Stapen (Prima Publishing). I helped update the book and it's got lots of information to help you choose the right cruise for your family.
I also answer the family message board Q's so feel free to ask away once you narrow your choices down to a few cruise lines. Perhaps the best article for you to read on the family site is "Kids' facilities and activities by cruise line" that I wrote earlier this year. It's very detailed and gives background on all the major lines offering youth programs.
Have fun in your research!
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