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Great Adventures: Thrill-Filled Family Vacations

We rounded up some unforgettable family vacations that offer families real-life thrills: swim with dolphins, ride the rapids, or go where the buffalo roam free.

Peg Rosen

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Royal Caribbean
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Royal Caribbean, Western Caribbean Cruise

Magical Moment: Choose from a long list of ship-or-shore activities.

Nonstop Action: Cruise ships are virtual floating theme parks, and Royal Caribbean delivers big-time with in-line skating, bungee trampoline, mini golf, casino, spas, pools, and fitness center, in addition to diving, hiking, and shopping excursions in Cozumel, Jamaica, and other western Caribbean destinations.

Bonus Attraction: Kid-friendly perks include sports tournaments, rock-wall scavenger hunts, and teen-only lounge.

Admission: Seven-night cruise starts at $950 per person, port charges and excursions additional (866-562-7625).

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