Life on the ocean waves – why cruises are perfect for families

Like Linda from Have a Lovely Time , a few years ago we went on the holiday of a lifetime – the Disney cruise. Until I’d actually been on a cruise, I thought they were for the rich and retired. Wrong! As we quickly discovered, they are the ideal way for families to holiday. It’s not just that you get to visit different places on one holiday without having to drive anywhere; or even that there is so much to do on board – swimming pools, spa treatments, kids’ clubs, sports, all kinds of dining plans, endless entertainment, bars, and so on (honestly, they really are like floating resorts, these ships). But for me, a completely unexpected bonus was that sleeping on board a cruise ship is like being on a bed made of cotton wool clouds. The motion of the ocean lulls you all (yes, even the kids) to sleep. Bliss. Virgin Holidays Cruises have some brilliant deals at the moment, including a a 14-night Orlando Stay & Caribbean Cruise from £899 per adult. Their sale ends Sunday – and don’t forget you also get money back for your kids through KidStart. written by Liz Jarvis