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The first step of choosing your perfect cruise is deciding where you want to go. The wilds of Alaska? Europe’s cultural capitals? Idyllic Caribbean beaches? Choosing where to go will help narrow down your options. We asked family-friendly lines to reveal their top spots.

Western Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Line

Sail to the island tropics of Belize, Honduras and Mexico. This Western Caribbean sojourn at sea offers many exciting eco-adventures, from ATV expeditions to rain forest river tubing, mangrove tours and guided trips through ancient Mayan ruins.

Find Cruise Ships with the Coolest Things for Kids to Do and 15 Outrageous Cruise Ship Attractions -- Norwegian tops the list!

Bahamas with Carnival

Island-hop through the Bahamas on the Port Canaveral route, stopping at the cultural capital city of Nassau and the beautiful beaches of Freeport. For a fun day splashing under the sun, sign up for the Family Beach Escape. Sandcastle contests, treasure hunts and face painting await.

Explore Bahamas Family Vacations.

Mediterranean with Celebrity Cruises

A Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise hits hot spots like Valencia, Rome and Split. Celebrity Discovery Collection offers a carriage ride in the Tuscan countryside and boat rides to the Blue Grotto, perfect for families seeking more immersive excursions.

How to Cruise the Mediterranean with Your Family Now.

Puerto Rico and Beyond with Royal Caribbean

Besides stops to St. Maarten and Royal Caribbean’s private island in Haiti, the city of San Juan in Puerto Rico is a top spot to visit. Families will love exploring the coblestone streets of the historic district, filled with large forts and colorful colonial buildings.

Find our how Royal Caribbean's CoCo Cay Is Set to Provide a Perfect Day.

The Danube with Tauck

Travelers aboard the Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure will visit vibrant cities like Vienna, Salzburg and Budapest. Young passengers can tour The Sound of Music locations, cycle along the banks of the Danube or circle over Vienna in a Ferris wheel.

Read How to Find Your Family Cruise Style for more ideas.

The Rhine with Adventures by Disney River Cruises

This Rhine River Cruise goes through the heart of Europe to France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Adventurous travelers can toboggan in the Black Forest, tour a storybook castle or indulge their sweet tooth at the Chocolate Museum.

Discover 3 River Cruises Kids Will Love.

Alaska with Holland America Line

Visit Juneau, Glacier Bay, the salmon hub of Ketchikan and the charming town of Victoria, British Columbia, on the 7-Day Alaskan Explorer. Go whale watching, dogsledding, sea kayaking or fishing, or take an epic glacier tour by helicopter. Join the “Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour” for a glimpse into the life of commercial fishermen, as seen in the TV series Deadliest Catch.

Explore Alaska Family Vacations and How to Take Your Family on an Alaskan Cruise.

Italy and Beyond with MSC Cruises

Beginning in October, set sail on the MSC Meraviglia. Sail from scenic Genoa to stops including Palermo and Cagliari, Italy; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Marseille, France. Explore Europe biking through Valencia or taking a private tour of the Vatican museum.

Discover 10 Reasons Why MSC Cruises Are Amazing for Families, as well as Family Vacations to Italy.

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