Tips for Mastering a Family Cruise in France

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A family vacation is certainly one of the biggest events of the year. This is especially true for parents with two or more children, since just the preparation for a trip requires a lot of planning, work and effort. Traveling to an exotic destination and enjoying the beach, the waves and the warm sun is the first thing many families consider to be the greatest holiday. However, a family cruise in France offers even more excitement and gives you the opportunity to see all the wonders of this magical country.

Search for the most Affordable Offers

The first thing to do when you decide to go on a family cruise is to check out all available offers. Going online and browsing through a myriad of web sites is the best way to start your search for the ultimate family cruise. It’s best if you start early in the year, since all the affordable packages are already booked by April, and sometimes even sooner. The more offers you find, the better comparison you’ll be able to make and choose one offer that best fits your preferences. Be sure to check if the cruises are child-friendly, since sometimes, you can get a big discount for your kids, or even have them travel for free.

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Consult with a Travel Agent

A trustworthy cruise specialist will be the best person to answer all of your questions regarding the cruise. Travel agents will also help you avoid any additional fees that might burden your budget. What’s more, once you’ve chosen the country you want to travel to, selecting the perfect itinerary and specific cruise package can be challenging. This is another reason to consult an agent, and ask him or her to help you make the best decision. Besides that, you should check out what travel bloggers were writing about their itineraries and get more ideas, such as visiting charming French medieval towns and then you can ask your agent how to get there and what does he have to offer.

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Perfect Family Cruises in France

A six-day family cruise through the Canal du Midi is perfect for families with small children. Since they’ll have the chance to ride bikes, and have constant entertainment aboard, it’ll be a great vacation for them. Bring your family on an unforgettable vacation, and enjoy visiting some of the iconic landmarks of France. The medieval double-walled city of Carcassonne, the 17th century Canal Bridge and marvellous vineyards are just some of the fascinating places you’ll see on one of the most captivating canal cruises in France. Kids will also have the opportunity to visit the petting zoo in Combebelle and learn how cheese is made.

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Go on a cruise through Burgundy and feel all the charms of this magnificent region. One of its amazing excursions includes a chance to go swimming, tree climbing, or visiting the home of some of the most famous French wines. Therefore, this is one of the best family cruises, since it offers a wide range of activities for both children and adults. Visit the medieval town of Auxerre, or opt for an adventure park at Loisirs en Morvan in Saint Pere and enjoy squad biking, pony riding and potholing.

Cruising through the Loire Valley is also a great way to spend your family vacation. While parents could enjoy the amazing historic monuments and fabled chateaux, the Aquarium Du Val De Loire would be a great attraction for children. They’ll be able to see fish from the Loire, crocodiles from the Amazon as well as sharks. Additionally, the little ones will have the chance to go biking, swimming and canoeing. Take a chance to visit the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci ‒ Chateau du Clos Luce, ZooParc de Beauval, and cruise by the gorgeous Chateau de Chenonceau.

Final Thoughts

Going on a family cruise to France is an enchanting experience. There’s no better way to explore a country as beautiful as France, than by taking a relaxing cruise through all of its wonderful regions. Therefore, book a cruise, pack your bags and enjoy all the wonders of France.

About the Author

Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.

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Hi Im Maggie and this is my Blog. Ive wanted to write a blog for, well, pretty much ages so here it is. Its just a few of the things I have picked up on my travels. I have 4 kids (yes 4) and Im married to Ian. Please leave a comment on my posts if you like what you see (or don't) and thanks for listening.