I hate packing. I put it off until the last minute, then rely on checklists to ensure I don’t forget anything vital.
But having plenty of practice means I’ve worked out some of the things you don’t need to pack, especially on a family holiday.
Now… have I packed everything?
And with 93% of us taking more items than we need, according to a TeletextHolidays.co.uk survey, but 10% forgetting to put in any underwear (really), here’s my top 10 things not to pack for a family holiday. Continue reading →
The days when kids on cruises had to amuse themselves with a board game, watched over by a bored member of staff are long gone. These days, facilities for children on cruise ships can take over whole decks and entertain them almost 24 hours a day.
And as the world’s largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, isn’t short of options as we discovered on our day on board. For starters, there’s a 28,000 square foot complex set aside for the kids’ club, for babies aged six months up to teens.
As well as giving the play area a test, and experimenting with a homemade volcano in the science lab, I had a chat to Adventure Ocean manager Hugo Arenas about the child-friendly facilities. Continue reading →