One of the many unique aspects of travelling on a cruise ship is that it's a great way to spend time with the whole family. The activities are laid on, food is plentiful, everything is taken care of and sulky teenagers can't escape without a very long swim! As Australia Day approaches and summer fun heats up, we are reminded that taking time out to spend with each other is always worthwhile.
The major cruise lines operating in Australia and South Pacific are all extremely family-friendly, so you can take your pick of lines, ships and itineraries. Plus, right now you can get amazing prices by taking advantage of our Australia Day Sale. P&O Australia, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival are great options for families looking at cruising for the first time. Call our friendly team to find a cheap cruise and ask about interconnected cabins, kids' programs and more.
Nothing but free time
The all-inclusive nature of a cruise is what really makes it the perfect family holiday. There's no stress to distract you from quality time together, no meals to make, no dishes to do, and no cleaning to concern yourself with. Mum isn't running around in the kitchen while everyone else is getting dinner, and Dad isn't stuck at the sink while the others are having fun in the pool. Togetherness is easy when it's the only demand on your time!
Entertainment for all
There are plenty of things a family of several generations can do together on a cruise. Pools and waterparks are appealing to all, as are outdoor activities such as mini golf and shuffleboard. Cooking lessons and dance classes are great bonding experiences, a quiz team can benefit from the knowledge of young and old, and spa treatments are perfect for a mother-daughter treat.
Every parent needs a break sometimes and Kids Clubs are the perfect way for adults to enjoy a little alone time. The professional and well-trained staff will make sure that little ones of all ages have loads of fun while parents, grandparents and older siblings enjoy a little peace.
New experiences together
Visiting different places and seeing new things together is a great way to enjoy each other's company. The beauty of a cruise is the opportunity to visit so many destinations without unpacking and repacking for each one - your hotel moves with you! When you have a big group, this is a wonderful luxury.
From lying on a tropical beach to pounding the pavements of a new city or scuba diving on a coral reef, there are endless experiences offered on a cruise. Doing them together as a family forms wonderful memories to cherish.
Enjoy your long weekend and get a leg up on your next holiday by booking one of our amazing Australia Day cruise deals.