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  • InBrand Collaborations, Lifestyle

    5 Reasons To Consider A Cruise For Your Next Family Getaway

    The great British summer is fast approaching and like every year, I can’t seem to stop myself from spending hours trawling the internet looking at beautiful sunny holiday destinations. We have actually decided not to go abroad this year for our family holiday. Mainly because of the fact we’re having a baby in June and I don’t particularly fancy travelling with a newborn. This doesn’t mean that I haven’t still been swooning over all the amazing last minute deals though.

    So as we’re not going away this year, we have been thinking a lot more about what sort of holiday we’d like to do next year. We tend to stick to all inclusive package holidays but I’m itching to try something new so we are considering a cruise for a change. I absolutely love the idea of being able to explore multiple destinations without the hassle of changing your accommodation and wasting your precious holiday time travelling between different places.

    Whilst doing some research for next years getaway I stumbled across Iglu Cruise who specialise in luxury cruises as well as family friendly ones too. Their website was really easy to navigate, especially for someone like me who has never been on a cruise before. I noticed they also do Disney cruises which I know would totally blow Bella’s little mind! They look like SO MUCH FUN. Definitely adding one of those to our travel bucket list for when both of the children are a little bit older!

    I’m not really sure why we have never considered a cruise for our family holiday before. They seem to me like the perfect alternative to an all inclusive. I’ve actually rounded up 5 reasons why you too should consider one for your next family getaway!

    1. Wake up every morning in a different port. You get to see multiple destinations, but only unpack once! This is definitely the thing that appeals to me most about a cruise, especially when travelling with little ones.
    2. There’s something for everyone. Even if you have children of different ages, most cruise ships will have an extensive range of kids clubs and activities suitable for all ages. Kids aside, there is also a huge array of different on board activities for adults to indulge in too. Hellllooo SPA! Cruise ships are definitely designed to keep everyone happy!
    3. Cruise holidays are super easy to plan! Most cruise agents package together all of the transportation and accommodation. You pretty much just pick your ship, itinerary and cabin, and job done! It cuts out all of the searching for various hotels in each destination and then coordinating your travel between each city. 
    4. The perfect way to meet new people. Apparently cruises are a very social affair and a wonderful opportunity to form new friendships with people from all over the world. Meaning that your children can also find playmates their own age during the various on board activities.
    5. A cruise is an amazing way to see some of the most exotic destinations in this world but in a much easier way. If you aren’t feeling brave enough for independent sightseeing in a new locale, you can just opt to take a tour with an English-speaking guide instead! Meaning you can see all of the regional highlights without even having to do your own research. We did something similar when we were in New York and it meant we got to visit so many hidden gems that we would never have known about if we were exploring by ourselves.





    Harriet XO

    *This is a collaborative post. Although, all thoughts & opinions are of course my own*

  • InFamily

    Greek Adventures

    I’m not entirely sure why but it’s taken me so long but I’m finally going to share all about our Greek adventure to Kos at the beginning of the Summer! Three whole months have already passed since we got back so the all those finer details are now a distant memory, but better late than never, hey?

    I think the main reason I haven’t shared this post sooner is because I got home from our week in the sunshine feeling a little deflated to be completely honest. Travelling with little ones is always going to be a bit stressful and I totally get that and I experienced it first hand last year when we took Bella to Ibiza for a week. But this time it was different. It was bloody hard work at times.

    We made a big mistake by not taking the stroller with us. Bella of course decided that this week would be the perfect time to become a complete Mama’s girl and refuse to walk anywhere by herself because who in their right mind would want to do that when they could be glued to their Mother’s hip AT ALL TIMES?! My darling daughter refused to sit and eat a single thing unless she was sat on my lap which meant pretty much every meal I ate was eaten one handed. It was almost like having a newborn again… one that weighed over two stone. Oh and she was totally that kid that screamed the whole aeroplane down on the way home due to being an overtired mess thanks to a delayed late evening flight. I was also the Mum that full on ugly cried on said flight due to pure desperation for my child to stop effing screaming. 

    ALAS toddler tantrums aside we did in fact have a very lovely time with Josh’s parents and his sister and her family. We swam, we ate wonderful food and we explored to our hearts content. All with fantastic company and glorious sunshine. We laughed ALOT and consumed plenty of cocktails. I even read a whole book which when your a Mother, is basically a luxury in itself!

    Greece was of course absolutely beautiful, I had visited twice previously as a child but I never fully appreciated just how pretty it is. I’m sure we’ll definitely return to Greece again for more family holidays in the future. I’m sure in years to come I won’t even remember those stressful moments, I’ll just look back at these photos with fond memories of our Greek adventures together.