For families

With facilities like kids’ clubs and children’s menus, it’s easy to get the whole family onboard.

We’ve nailed every last detail when it comes to cruising as a family. From kids’ clubs and child-friendly activities to buffet spreads that will satisfy even the fussiest of eaters, there’s something to keep the whole clan happy.

We offer special prices for infants under 2, and there’s no need to pay a cabin supplement for children. Here’s a snapshot of what’s included:

M Club – our free onboard kids’ club

Daily host lead activities for under 3s

Live shows

Onboard activity pack

Free use of cots and highchairs

The Hideout – a place for teens to hang out

Children’s menus in all restaurants

What to expect

Kids’ clubs

Little ones can join in with daily sessions at M Club – our free onboard kids’ club. Activities are tailored to suit kids aged between 3 and 11 – think arts and crafts, quizzes and mini discos. There are parent-accompanied sessions for under 3s at the Mini M Club, and teens can chill at The Hideout.

Family-friendly facilities

Our family-friendly ships are well versed in keeping kids and adults entertained around the clock, with escape rooms, climbing walls, minigolf courses and indoor-and-outdoor cinemas on offer. You’ll also find handy facilities like baby changing rooms and food preparation areas. Just so you know, things can vary throughout the fleet, so we recommend checking what’s onboard your chosen ship before you book.

Kids’ dining

Dining onboard doesn’t have to be a formal affair. Our buffet restaurants have a huge choice of dishes for a relaxed family get-together, and for children, there are favourites like pasta and fries on the kids' menu – not forgetting ice-cream cones for pudding.

Family days out

Our range of shore excursions have family days sorted when you’re in port. The line-up includes everything from waterpark visits and beach trips to mountain biking tours. Transfers are included with most shore excursions – for more information please visit the Marella Cruise Control website.

Roomy cabins

All of our cabins come with either fold-down beds or a sofa bed for extra sleeping space. Plus, we have special family cabins which can sleep up to seven people across different living spaces.

Kids’ clubs

Little ones can join in with daily sessions at M Club – our free onboard kids’ club. Activities are tailored to suit little ones aged between 3 and 11 – think arts and crafts, quizzes and mini-discos. There are parent-accompanied sessions for under 3s at the Mini M Club, and teens can chill at The Hideout.

Mini M Club 0-3 years

Running daily from 9am, our hour-long stay-and-play sensory sessions let parents and little ones spend time together, and they’re also a chance for your kids to explore, have fun and even meet new friends. Plus, there are activities like story time and arts and crafts sessions.

*Children under 3 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

M Crew 3 – 7 years

There’s a whole host of M Crew sessions for little ones to get involved with each day, from interactive history hours to fancy dress competitions. The fun continues into the early evenings, too, with things like film and pizza nights, mini-discos and kids’ shows. Check the Navigate app or Cruise News when you’re onboard to see what’s on.

M Club 8 – 11 years

M Club caters for older kids who enjoy a little independence but still want to have loads of fun. Our packed activity schedule lines up the likes of pirate hunts, crazy golf challenges and silly science activities by day, and movie nights, chocolate parties and mini-discos come evening. Check the Navigate app or Cruise News when you’re onboard to see what’s on.

The Hideout 12 – 17 years

The Hideout is our dedicated hangout area for teens, open daily from 9am until 10pm. It’s loaded with games consoles and comfy chairs, and in high season, it plays host to things like air hockey tournaments, comedy shows and silent discos.

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FAQs

What’s the age range for Marella Cruises kids’ clubs?

Our onboard kids’ clubs cater for children aged between 3 and 11 years. There’s also The Hideout for teens aged 12 – 17.

What are the kids’ club opening times?

On sea days, our kids’ clubs are open from 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 5pm, and 7pm to 10pm. On port days, they’re open from 10am to 12pm, 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 8pm. Opening times are subject to change and can vary depending on the season.

When is the Mini M Club open?

The Mini M Club, for little ones aged 6 months to 3 years, is open from 9am to 9pm daily. Please check Cruise News for stay-and-play session times.

Are cruises good for families?

A cruise makes a great family holiday, and our family-friendly ships are packed with facilities for all ages, from kids’ clubs to minigolf courses.

What are the best family cruises?

We’ve got a big line-up of All Inclusive family cruises to pick from, sailing in holiday hotspots like the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

Can you get a family suite cabin?

Our family cabins sleep up to seven people across different living spaces, so there’s plenty of room for the whole clan.

What is a family cruise?

These sailings are suitable for all ages. From European family cruises to holidays on faraway waters, we’ve got something to suit you.