I think I am well known around here for being cruising obsessed
Though I don't have kids, I have friends who have been on a cruise with their kids and they all loved it. The kids club kept the kids entertained during sea days and all the shore excursions they did were tailored to suit families.
I think cruising is fantastic because you unpack once and it's like your hotel room goes to all these different places with you in it, rather than having to re-pack and make the mad dash to the airport to get from place to place.
If you do drink, it pays to get the drinks packages. Also check what you are allowed to take on board with you so far as snacks and non-alcoholic drinks go as having some juice and soda with you in your cabin may cut down on costs.
I've done 5 cruises and I have always made it a point to have a sea sickness tablet every morning with breakfast. I have no idea if I get sea sick, I've never waited to get sick to find out. Prevention is better than a ruined holiday.
I purchase my cruises through a cruise wholesaler based in Texas who deals with Aussie customers all the time. So far the actual cruise line hasn't even been able to beat their prices each cruise so I will continue to book through them. They have some really great cabin credit offers as well.
So far I've cruise multiple times around the Hawaiian Islands, the Bahamas, I'll be cruising this year from Hawaii to Australia, I'm in the process of booking an Alaska cruise and after that it's a cruise to Mexico and Jamaica. I definitely think cruising is THE way to travel
This post has been edited by ~Kee~In~Hawaii~: 15/02/2013, 12:07 PM