Maximize the Fun on a Short Cruise Getaway

You won’t believe how much fun and excitement you can squeeze into a short cruise vacation. Newly renovated ships offer an abundance of high-energy activities, family bonding experiences and date night delights right on board. For a family vacation that is a great value, time-efficient and truly unforgettable, check out a quick cruise getaway. Get ready to play all day and party all night on a Caribbean cruise that’s full of kid-friendly amenities, outdoor activities, delicious eats and sunny island vibes.

Photo: Enjoy the view from a private balcony as you pull in to nearby Caribbean destinations - Image by Royal Caribbean.

Thrilling Activities

Treat the family to an amazing vacation set against the crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs of the Caribbean. Pack your swimsuit and get ready to dive into the aquamarine water and see spectacular marine life up close. On board your ship, you’ll find loads of activities to make the most of your family time. Attempt to stay upright on a surfing simulator, zip down a curvy waterslide or watch the kids conquer the spray ground on the pool deck from your sun lounger. Teens will love beating their parents at a game of glow-in-the-dark laser tag or mini golf, while kids of all ages can try a virtual reality bungee trampoline experience.

Quick Getaways

For those short on time, but in need of a big vacation, a short sailing is the right answer. A 3-, 4- or 5-night cruise in the tropical Caribbean is the perfect amount of time to pack in a week’s worth of adventures while getting a big bang for the buck. Convenient ports in cities like Galveston, Los Angeles and Miami mean a cruise getaway is only a short drive from home. Pack your days with family fun but leave time for self-care with a spa appointment for a massage, body wrap or facial. Retreat with your special someone to your private balcony for a champagne toast to another sunset in paradise as you breathe deeply and inhale the fresh, salty air.

Photo: Kids playing on Splashway Bay - Image by Royal Caribbean.

Reconnect with Family

Perhaps the best feature of a cruise is seeing your kids’ faces without devices in front of them! Take advantage of being on the open seas to adopt a “no screens” policy so you can spend time laughing, talking and sharing. Take family bonding to a new level with challenges like climbing a 40-foot rock wall, ice skating and solving the escape room puzzle. Uncomplicated and familiar menus mean that family dinnertime is pleasant for even the pickiest of eaters. Poolside movie nights under the stars will be fondly remembered for years to come. Parents can give themselves a night off thanks to onboard childcare and teen clubs. Soak in an adults-only hot tub, hoist a pint at an English Pub or sit down to a gourmet dinner of prime steaks or Tuscan-inspired cuisine.

Photo: CocoCay - Image By Royal Caribbean

Perfect Day at CocoCay

Enjoy all the fun and thrills of a long vacation packed into 3-to-5-night sailings onboard Royal Caribbean®’s action-packed ships. Many sailings anchor at Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s top-rated private island in the Bahamas. From Chill Island to the Adventure Pool, you can swerve between adrenaline-packed antics to restful, luxurious relaxation. Get a tropical drink at the swim-up bar, slide down one of the tallest waterslides in North America and swim in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Before you bid the ship farewell, book your next cruise on the ship for a big discount.

Reprinted with the permission from Travel Leaders Network | Amy Mutscher | Jun 07, 2022