6 New Cruise Ships We Love - Family Traveller (USA)

Cruising the high seas is a great way to corral the family on a memory-filled vacation. But which ship is right for your crew? On our radar: 6 newsworthy ships for the perfect family cruise.

Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

The largest cruise ship in the world dazzles with impressive technology. For example: Guests check in with sleek facial-recognition software, making boarding fast and friction-free. The ship also boasts the ultimate family suite for cruising.


Norwegian Bliss

The two-level race track on the Bliss is just one of the many cool features on this highly anticipated ship that cost a reported $1 billion to build — and was worth every penny. The water features are unbelievable, with multiple pools and hot tubs, plus a technicolor Kids’ Aqua Park. There's no shortage of excitement on this ship.


MSC Seaview

Look for the longest zip lines at sea, four twisting waterslides, two full-size bowling lanes, a 5-D cinema, tons of kids clubs, island- and pirate-themed Lego rooms, a selfie contest for teens and so much more.


Carnival Horizon

The Horizon is part of Carnival’s new focus on fun. Get a taste of that fun at celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Pig and Anchor. This down-home BBQ joint has live music, indoor–outdoor seating and four craft brews for mom and dad.




Disney Magic

On the Magic, which just came out of dry dock after a massive overhaul, you can enjoy a Tangled-theme dinner at Rapunzel’s Royal Table and (on some sailings) the immersive Marvel Day at Sea with dawn-to-dusk programming. Pro tip: Bring a Marvel-themed costume, because passengers go all out.


Celebrity Edge

Slated to debut in December, the Celebrity Edge is an architectural wonder that will feature luxe two-story villas and 29 world-class restaurants. We’re most excited about the Rooftop Garden with a giant chess set and treetop sculptures.