Celebrity Family friendly cruising
Have you ever been put off cruising in favour of a land based family holiday due to concerns about childcare? Well fear no more as during my cruise on board the Celebrity Equinox last August I came across the on board childcare facilities whilst having a walk around the ship and to my suprise was amazed by what it had to offer. I left thinking that if I was to ever cruise with children I would be very happy with what was being offered. The area is located in a quiet area with a special area designed just for teenagers.
Onboard Celebrity Cruises there’s a range of activities and venues designed for every age group. From the Fun Factory, exciting games and activities for younger kids, to X Club, the ultimate hang out for young adults, there’s something for everyone. Add in family-friendly dining options, sports courts, pool-volleyball, and Family Tour Challenges shore excursions, and you’ve got the perfect family holiday.
Autism Friendly Ships
Celebrity Cruises has achieved Autism Friendly Cruise Line status, having completed Autism Friendly Certification with Autism on the Seas. Autism Friendly Certification has been awarded to the cruise line for their efforts to ensure their products and services are accessible for inclusion and participation by the autism and developmental disability community. Celebrity Cruises have achieved the following Autism Friendly Certifications fleet wide:
Bronze Level: all required autism friendly products and services in place
Silver Level: all Youth staff trained on autism awareness
Pagers for Children with Special Needs
If your child has a disability, special needs or allergies, there is a limited number of pagers available for your use while on board.
Celebrity are happy to accommodate special dietary needs and provide baby food for lunch and dinner in the main restaurant as long as the ship is notified in advance. Celebrity has also partnered with The NerdelTM Company to help educate kids about healthy food and fitness – in a fun way! Developed by a team of doctors, nutritionists, chefs and fitness experts Nerdel, the alien from the planet Zendel, is a life-sized character that entertains little ones with live performances and musical activities.
It’s Party Time!
Celebrity offer additional services to accommodate families while the ship is in port and during the evenings for a fee of $6 per hour.
Lunch Party: Port days only from 12pm-2pm. Children dine with Youth Staff on the Lido Deck, then carry on into afternoon activities. Pre-registration is required before 11:45am.
Dinner Party: Every evening from 5pm-7pm. Children start out in the Fun Factory from 5pm-6pm, then dine with Youth Staff at 6pm on the Lido Deck, then carry on into evening activities. Pre-registration required before 5:45pm.
Slumber Party: Every evening from 10pm-1pm, children ages 3-11 can Slumber or Party depending on needs and choices. Ends promptly at 1pm.
Long gone are the days where cruising is just about adults, Some land based holidays can cost more than a cruise during the school holidays, give cruising a try, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.
Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Wendy@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2570