These are the 10 best cruise ships for families

These 10 cruise ships cater to families in many ways, including family friendly at-sea experiences, family cabins and kid-approved dining options

Allure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International This colossal cruise ship features one of the most robust and diverse kids programs. A highlight for young passengers is the DreamWorks Experience

Disney Fantasy - Disney Cruise Line On the Disney Fantasy, kids programs are Disney-crafted and predictably high-quality; the older set loves bulleting down 4-deck-drop AquaDuck water coaster. Mom and Dad can refresh at Quiet Cove Pool

Symphony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International Symphony of the Seas has many of the same features of other mega-ships in its class, as well as the tallest waterslide at sea, and new additions such as Battle for Planet Z glow-in-the-dark laser tag and Sugar Beach ice cream and sweets shop

Disney Magic - Disney Cruise Line The Disney wand waved in 2013, turning Disney Magic into a modern member of the sailing Mickeys. AquaLab’s splashy play park plus two water slides boost Magic’s fun quotient

Disney Dream - Disney Cruise Line Aboard the Disney Dream, Donald gets his due with AquaDuck, a 4-deck-drop water coaster (the first at sea) that zips riders through a transparent tube.

Carnival Panorama - Carnival Cruise Line This ship houses the first-ever Sky Zone at sea with an indoor trampoline park for all ages, while the Choose Fun Waterworks features two huge waterslides

MSC Meraviglia - MSC Cruises Families aboard MSC Meraviglia enjoy a range of kid-approved amenities, from a full-sized bowling alley at sea to F1 simulators to a decked out Sportplex

Carnival Horizon - Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Horizon has kid-approved amenities that include two movie theaters (including an IMAX screen), Dr. Seuss Waterworks waterpark, nighttime babysitting and reduced prices for kids at some restaurants

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