Maybe it’s our changing lifestyles. Maybe it’s just a fad. But when I read research by Viking Cruises claiming almost 20pc of over-65s are taking regular holidays with their adult kids and grandchildren, I wasn’t surprised. To me, ‘3G’ holidays are a no-brainer. You can split costs, share childcare and get priceless bonding time — as a group, and one-on-one. Of course, there’s plenty of potential for dysfunction, too (Christmas, anyone?). That’s why you need to spend time finding the right space, discuss everyone’s expectations before you go, and book well in advance. I hope these tips help you make a start. — Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Parknasilla Where: Sneem, Co Kerry Why: With two-bedroom lodges, three-bedroom villas and seaview rooms in the main hotel, Parknasilla offers great choice to family groups of all ages and budgets, complete with access to the resort’s excellent facilities for drinks receptions and … [Read more...] about 20 best multi-generational holidays for parents, grandparents and kids
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Next up? A kick-around on the soccer and basketball court. As we play, Selena Gomez comes blasting from the PA. Dammit, is there anything this ship can't do? "It can't fly," Rosa (12) deadpans. Touché. Maybe next year, Royal Caribbean will crack that. But for now, we'll have to content ourselves with the the floating theme park that is Symphony of the Seas - a spanking, Oasis-class behemoth fresh from the shipyard. At 362m, Symphony is the largest cruise ship on the planet, and she's spending her first summer on the Med before setting sail for the Caribbean. It's the perfect opportunity to try out a cutting-edge family cruise... without long-haul flights. The kids are first-timers, so I'm letting them lead the discovery. Beforehand, questions ranged from 'How much taller is it than our house?' to 'What if we hit an iceberg?' It's only when we catch sight of the beast outside Barcelona, however, that its scale fully hits home. 18 decks tower above us. The ship is over twice … [Read more...] about Symphony of the Seas: What’s it really like on the world’s biggest cruise ship?