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Everything you could want in a family holiday is already wrapped up in a cruise, so it comes as no surprise that people of all ages are opting to gather several generations onboard for fun, leisure, and bonding. With entertainment and dining options to appeal to all ages, and a variety of accommodation and destination options to appeal to every personality, you’re sure to find an option your family will love.
School holiday fun for everyone
Family cruises are ideal because of the huge array of entertainment options available. Everyone can spend the day however he or she chooses: Parents can soak up some relaxation time in the pools, spas or other organised adult areas guilt-free, knowing that their children are having a great time at the kids’ clubs; later on, the whole family can enjoy some quality time at the various leisure offerings cruise ships provide, from mini-golf courses, sports courts to rock climbing walls, skating rinks and zip lines.
Cruises are increasingly upgrading their entertainment facilities with innovative new options, bringing increased chances for families to try new things together. Whether you seek the thrill of skydiving simulators, or the sheer joy of bumper cars, exciting activities such as these can be found on many of the newer ships; remember that the fun continues at every port!
Eat and sleep family-style
Sharing meals is an important family activity, and school holidays don’t change that fact. Cruise lines provide options to make group dining easier: Choose flexible dining options, or make table reservations to give you peace of mind. All-inclusive cruise fares mean that you never have to worry about a lack of meal choices, or whether the kids opt for an extra dessert. The buffet is a great option for times when the whole clan is trickling in for a meal after a busy day.
In addition to providing family-friendly dining, cruise ships have increasingly improved their accommodations based on suggestions from clients with children. With a variety of suites from which to choose, including some with interconnected cabins, your whole family can travel in comfort and style.
Find a family cruise
In general, cruise lines welcome all ages, however, some market themselves as particularly family friendly. In particular, P&O Cruises , Carnival and Royal Caribbean are all excellent choices for school holidays.
Check out our helpful resource: Best Cruise Ships for Kids which provides a more in-depth look at family vacations at sea. Not only will it help you select the best cruise line for your family, it contains important information such as options for childcare, accommodations for different age groups, details about kids’ clubs, and availability of prams, nappies and other necessary products.
Check out the school holiday dates for AU and NZ right here.
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
|ACT||8 Apr - 25 Apr||1 Jul - 16 Jul||23 Sep - 8 Oct||16 Dec - 4 Feb|
|NSW||8 Apr - 25 Apr||1 Jul - 17 Jul||23 Sep - 8 Oct||15 Dec - 29 Jan|
|NT||8 Apr - 17 Apr||24 Jun - 24 Jul||30 Sep - 8 Oct||15 Dec - 29 Jan|
|QLD||1 Apr - 17 Apr||24 Jun - 9 Jul||16 Sep - 2 Oct||9 Dec - 21 Jan|
|SA||14 Apr - 30 Apr||8 Jul - 23 Jul||30 Sep - 15 Oct||16 Dec - 28 Jan|
|TAS||14 Apr - 30 Apr||8 Jul - 23 Jul||30 Sep - 15 Oct||22 Dec - 6 Feb|
|VIC||1 Apr - 17 Apr||1 Jul - 16 Jul||23 Sep - 8 Oct||24 Dec - 28 Jan|
|WA||8 Apr - 23 Apr||1 Jul - 16 Jul||23 Oct - 8 Oct||15 Dec - 28 Jan|
|NZ||14 Apr - 30 Apr||8 Jul - 23 Jul||30 Sep - 15 Oct||14 Dec - 28 Jan|
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
|ACT||14 Apr - 29 Apr||7 Jul - 22 Jul||29 Sep - 14 Oct||22 Dec - 31 Jan|
|NSW||14 Apr - 30 Apr||7 Jul - 23 Jul||29 Sep - 14 Oct||20 Dec - 29 Jan|
|NT||14 Apr - 22 Apr||30 Jun - 23 Jul||29 Sep - 14 Oct||14 Dec - 29 Jan|
|QLD||31 Mar - 15 Apr||30 Jun - 15 Jul||22 Sep - 7 Oct||15 Dec - 28 Jan|
|SA||14 Apr - 29 Apr||7 Jul - 22 Jul||29 Sep - 14 Oct||15 Dec - 28 Jan|
|TAS||14 Apr - 29 Apr||7 Jul - 22 Jul||29 Sep - 14 Oct||21 Dec - 6 Feb|
|VIC||1 Apr - 15 Apr||30 Jun - 14 Jul||21 Sep - 6 Oct||21 Dec - 28 Jan|
|WA||14 Apr - 29 Apr||30 Jun - 15 Jul||22 Oct - 7 Oct||14 Dec - 28 Jan|
|NZ||14 Apr - 29 Apr||7 Jul - 22 Jul||29 Sep - 14 Oct||19 Dec - 6 Feb|
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