Taking the Kids on a cruise for spring or summer break
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Taking the Kids on a cruise for spring or summer break

Welcome to the world of cruising. The best part: You can easily stay within budget and bring the grandparents along without any trouble.

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Aboard Carnival’s newest ship, the Vista
Carnival Vista

Aboard Carnival’s newest ship, the Vista

What’s first the new, super-fast waterslide, IMAX movie or SkyRide attraction? If you pick SkyRide, you get bragging rights for being among the first to ride a bike on an 800-foot track suspended 150 feet above the oceanWelcome aboard Carnival’s newest, biggest ship VISTA, with nearly 5,000 guests and 1,450 crew members.

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Learning about the origins of the Titantic in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Artwork at the Titantic Experience in Belfast

Learning about the origins of the Titantic in Belfast, Northern Ireland

We are on day two of our cruise aboard the Windstar yacht Star Legend – the Gaelic Explorers tour. We’ve anchored in Portrush and taken an excursion bus for the one-hour trip to Belfast to learn about the building of the Titantic.

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Cruising Ireland and Scotland on a Windstar yacht
Lunch on deck as ship is about to depart Dublin

Cruising Ireland and Scotland on a Windstar yacht

We are on an eight-day Gaelic Explorer Windstar Cruise on a yacht with just 212 passengers can go to smaller ports. Windstar, known for its sailing yachts, has added three more yachts from Seabourn—these without sails--that after a $12 million refurbishment have joined the fleet.

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Taking the Kids Cruise Guide 2013

Kids are everywhere—on cruise ships anyway—whether you are in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska or far flung destinations like the Galapagos Islands and even the Arctic. Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2013, researched and updated by our intrepid intern Becca Tash.

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