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10 Reasons Why a Cruise is the Perfect Family Babymoon

By michellehorton |

If you’re pregnant while taking care of older kids, the concept of a “babymoon” might seem silly to you.

Isn’t that something you do before your first baby?

Oh no, my friend. Oh no. I’d argue that you deserve a babymoon more than anyone — and so do your kids. Before your newest baby inevitably shifts the family dynamics, why not get away and enjoy your three-person/four-person/five-person family as it is? One last hurrah before the next baby years!

We’ve already established that a cruise and a pregnant woman make lovely vacation-mates (the food! the spas! the lack of planning!), but it’s also an incredibly convenient option for pregnant women with families to keep entertained.

Here are 10 reasons why you should consider taking a cruise for your family babymoon:

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Family Cruise: The Best Babymoon

The Splash Academy

Norwegian has brand new youth programs rolling out now through the end of summer, and their Splash Academy is specifically for kids 6 months to 12 years old (and they're broken up by age group). It's jam-packed with so many activities — like a Cirque de Jour circus school (juggling! tumbling!), arts & crafts workshops, Wii games, surround-sound cinema, etc. — they won't even notice that mom and dad have been lounging at the spa all morning.

Disclaimer: A big thanks to Norwegian for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion. 


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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why a Cruise is the Perfect Family Babymoon

  1. Meghan Gesswein says:

    For our last family babymoon we spent a few days in Palm Springs…in June. A cruise is a MUCH better idea. And the Splash Academy sounds absolutely amazing.

  2. Beth Anne says:

    That’s genius!

    I was wondering about a babymoon when we have Baby #2 …I’d love to include our toddler, but wanted to be sure it would be fun for him, too!

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