Little girls’ dreams are about to come true this January when the Royal Caribbean cruise line starts setting sail with Barbie. Children ages 4-11 will be able to hit the high seas with the world’s most popular doll on a dream cruise complete with all sorts of Barbie-esque activities, such as a “tiaras and teacup” party in a decorated stateroom that is sure to be covered in the doll’s signature pink. Girls will get the chance to walk in a fashion show, take mermaid dance lessons, design their own doll outfit and more. And in case that wasn’t enough, guests will also receive gifts including dolls, blankets, toothbrushes and bags, so you can leave in true Barbie style. Booking starts this fall, with dates continuing through March 2013.
Barbie is following the current trend of themed cruises, as several other companies, like Dreamworks and the Saw movie franchise, have launched their own cruise experiences this year. Whether you have an obsession with the Beatles or vampires, there’s a wacky cruise for you. If your family isn’t too excited about dolls and the color pink, here are our picks for the best family friendly cruises. Royal Caribbean is known for having some of the biggest and best ships around; get an inside look at one of their ships and other super cruise ships here. Lastly, check out these current cruise trends to help you plan the best oceanic experience.