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Single Parent Cruises

Updated on June 27, 2009

Are you a single parent looking to take your kids on a fabulous vacation? Or perhaps you’re looking to meet other single (and sexy!) parents but don’t want to worry about leaving your kids behind while you go on a singles cruise? Well, guess what? You can combine the two and come out a winner either way. Not only do cruise lines now cater to single parent families, they provide a fun atmosphere for your kids, giving them their own fabulous vacation while you peruse other single parents in your search for Mr. or Ms. Right.

Single parent cruises are a relaxing way to take the kids on holiday without having to worry about keeping track of where they are. Cruise lines organize children into fun-filled camps depending on their age, and you can rest easy knowing that your kids are never too far away, being that you’re all on the same ship. You can meet other parents during activities, or you can mingle about on your own. And you won’t have to worry about all the little things you have to worry about at home: beds will be made automagically and food will be prepared by someone else!

If you’re worried about traveling solo as a single parent, you can always seek out a friend in the same situation and bring them along as your cabin mate. If you’ve got another single parent in your immediate family, or a single parent friend, this could be a great opportunity to holiday together. Or, you can just go with the flow and see who destiny brings your way once you’re onboard. You never know, you might have a new version of the Brady Bunch ready to go by the time your cruise is over!

Activities for kids on single parent cruises typically start with toddlers aged 2 and older and include camp-like fun along the lines of arts and crafts, pool games, scavenger hunts, dancing and talent competitions and much more. And you don’t have to worry about your kids having separation anxiety, as they’ll see you again when it’s time for dinner. Of course, many cruises offer after-dinner fun for kids as well, so parents are free to play in the casino, go dancing with or single parents or just relax in the night air. And if you’re kids are knackered and would rather sleep, there’s even a babysitting service available, if you’re willing to pay the extra fee.

So, if you're considering a traditional land cruise that involves all kinds of headache, planning, driving, nagging and stress -- think again! Not only are cruises affordable these days, they take all the hassle out of holidaying.

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