If, ‘once in a lifetime’, is a prerequisite for your next family holiday, virtually nothing promises that better than a cruise. Admittedly, you might not find what you want on one of the commercial behemoths, but think smaller and look to seas less travelled: unique, original and never to be forgotten, does exist.

Here are 10 of the world’s most remarkable voyages, they’re all designed with families in mind, and every single one ticks the, ‘once in a lifetime’, box, and how.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

1/10  Castaway Croatian cruises for kids

According to NASA, the Adriatic is so blue it can be seen from space. That’s a nice thought, but nothing compared to the experience of sailing across its crystal clear surface between jewel-like Croatian islands.

An eight day cruise is just about the perfect length to admire the loveliness and tuck into plenty of activities like sea kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding, dolphin scouting and even a spot of cycling and hiking.

Kids as young as eight are welcome aboard, local guides and skippers helm up the entire voyage, and ports of call include Sipa and the Elephati Islands, Mljet National Park, Pejesac Peninsula, and sensational Dubrovnik.

Find out more about Adriatic Adventure Sailing with Huck Finn Adventure Travel

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