Do you worry about taking your kids away somewhere different? Do you fear the unknown?
If you do, find out below why you should be taking a look at Royal Caribbean’s newest sound of adventure and the largest cruise ship in the world, Symphony of the Seas, and considering if there is a different way to holiday this year!
*NB Post created in collaboration with Royal Caribbean
According to a recent study of 2,000 British adults, almost two-thirds of them admit they have specific regrets over the holidays they have taken. Apparently, a lack of confidence and holiday know-how puts them off seeking new experiences and leads them to have very forgettable holidays. Does this sound like you or someone you know?
From my experience running this blog over the last four years and chatting to new parents since Lily was born in 2010, having a baby can make even the most adventurous couples worry about taking a different sort of holiday with their young children.
Over half of Brits say worries such as language barriers and not understanding the local currency and customs encourage them to play it safe by visiting places they’ve been to before. I can certainly appreciate this concern. With all the worries that a new baby or young children can bring with them, it can be difficult to contemplate a holiday too. Emails I’ve received from worried parents before their first trip abroad have asked questions like: Where will they sleep? Will they get too hot? What about driving to find the villa? What about the coach transfer? How will I know where will be safe to eat? How will I ask for the food or bottle to be warmed if I don’t speak the right language?
However, if you find a holiday where people take care of those issues for you and provide help and support for both you and the children, then it might start to allay all your worries and your concerns. If you can find a holiday which suits you and suits the kids, then you’re likely to have an exciting and memorable trip!
This is where I’d like to introduce you to Royal Caribbean and Symphony of the Seas – this really is how to holiday!
Symphony of the Seas, will become the world’s largest cruise ship when she sets sail in April 2018, boasting the most cutting-edge, customisable and digitally enhanced experiences in the entire Royal Caribbean fleet. The ship will offer guests the ultimate family holiday, with exciting new family-friendly features including the Ultimate Family Suite, an epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena and Puzzle Break where teams will race against the clock to escape the submarine-themed room.
Royal Caribbean will look after your every need if you decide to book a family holiday with them; all you really need to do is turn up with your passport and your family and they will take care of the rest. With all-inclusive dining and drinks options, onboard activities and entertainment, babysitters, casinos, pay to play games discos and so much more, you’ll be having a holiday that is completely unforgettable but it will also be easy and you’ll be completely looked after.
There will even be a complimentary Adventure Ocean® club where kids (from 36 months) will be well looked after while enjoying the time of their lives. Facilities onboard Symphony of the Seas will be so fabulous that children can get creative, learn new skills and make new friends. They even have their own science lab and theatre onboard Symphony of the Seas, where they can watch films and puppet shows or put on their own entertainment. Tiny tots (aged 6-36 months) will love the colourful Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, full of fun and activities and interactive games that help them learn while they play along with family members. Fees apply.
If you haven’t considered a cruise holiday before then for two days only, there is a preview event in central London will showcase the brand new Symphony of the Seas and some of its extraordinary features! Advance tickets (sold out in record time), but the good news is that walk-in spaces are available on Saturday 3rd February! You can find out more information about the event here!
I’ve been promised it will be a treat for all the senses, utilising sight, sound, feel, taste and smell to bring the wonders of Royal Caribbean’s newest and most extraordinary ship to life through cutting-edge innovation, entertainment and extraordinary activities. I’m going to be heading along on Thursday 1st February so do check out my Instagram stories that day for all the latest updates!
To start your cruising journey, check out Royal’s current cruise offers for their existing range: https://www.royalcaribbean.co.uk/cruise-deals/
Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!
Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.