Relaxing on the beach with a fruity drink served in a giant pineapple, reading a great book, taking a nap, having a fabulous meal overlooking the ocean … ahhh, now that’s a relaxing vacation.
My hubby and I had many of those …
before we had our girls.
Then those relaxing vacations turned into trips that were much less relaxing but every bit as fun.
So now what I look for in a vacation is being able to get the best of both world’s – keeping the kids occupied and happy while checking off a few things on my relaxation wish list.
We may drag our girls into a museum or tour a mansion and bribe good behavior with a trip to the park or a giant ice cream sundae.
But sometimes, a girl still wants to just read a good book while enjoying the sun. And now my girls want in on our vacation planning and they’ve been begging to go on a cruise.
My hubby and I went on a Norwegian cruise in 1995 where we feasted (we still talk about the pig roast and the midnight chocolate buffet), snorkeled, were entertained, relaxed, and had an amazing time.
Don’t laugh at my scrapbook page (and my mom jeans) from the cruise – we were even on a first name basis with our sommelier, Dennis!
So we talked about going on a Norwegian family cruise where my hubs and I can hang out by the pool, go to the spa or relax with a cocktail while my girls are practicing for their debut in a circus show, splashing into the pool, dancing to their favorite tunes or getting strikes in the bowling alley. I know my girls will be entertained with non-stop activities and will have the time of their lives.
I love how they break the kids into age groups too so there is no chance of anybody getting bored!
The best part – we can all come together for tons of family activities like scavenger hunts, shows and snorkeling excursions. Ok, I’m ready for two big pineapple drinks now … and two Shirley Temples for my girls please. Visit Norwegian Cruise Line to find out more.
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