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1/6  Cruise and stay: Caribbean

The cruise: Orlando’s theme parks are on the doorstep ahead of a 10-night Caribbean cruise on board Carnival Cruise Lines’ newly revamped Carnival Sunshine.

And stay... The line includes a pre-night stay ahead of a seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise at either the Marriott Orlando Airport or the Renaissance Orlando Airport but additional days can be added on.

This will allow for a full-on tour of the latest Disney or Universal creations before setting sail from Port Canaveral for seven nights around the southern Caribbean.

On board: Once on board families can extend the Florida fun by competing against each other on the Speedway Splash waterslide as part of the ship’s WaterWorks waterpark.

Adults have their own vast chill-out zone while children can play in the swimming pool or watch an outdoor film on a giant movie screen.

There are games on SportSquare, a jogging track, while those with a head for heights can traverse ropes on the SkyCourse high above the ocean.

Hasbro, The Game Show gets families up on stage in larger-than-life competitions ?while children have a variety of dedicated clubs available with organised activities and the latest computer games

The ship JiJi Asian Kitchen provides some of the best wok-cooked delights you are likely to find on board a cruise ship while Guy's Burger Joint on deck serves up a selection of all-American classics.

The EA SPORTS Bar features a bank of giant screen showing a range of US sports, depending on the season.

Excursions: From swimming with stingrays off the uninhabited island of Gibbs Cay or riding horses along the beach in Grand Turk. Carnival Sunshine also visits Aruba and Curacao as well as spending time at sea on the eight-night cruise.

Price: For a family of four departing on August 22, prices are from £5,419 for an August 22 holiday including return flights from Heathrow and a night’s pre-cruise hotel stay.

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