Family Cruising on P&O Cruises

Posted November 29th, 2012

From adventure, new discoveries and beautiful destinations to comfortable accommodation and a vast array of delicious food, it's no surprise that P&O Cruises is such a popular choice for Kiwi families. Just unpack once and relax into life onboard...

Cruisers will enjoy more entertainment than it seems possible to be squeezed onto a ship. Take in spectacular stage shows or a movie on the big screen, gasp at aerial acrobatic displays high above the deck and laugh at comedy acts, all without needing to buy a ticket for the show.


While the sun is shining and the day is young, there’s plenty to do onboard. Relax by one of the pools, soak in a spa, workout in the fitness centre, or browse the tax and duty-free shops. You can even enjoy a soothing massage in the day spa or take an afternoon course for a small extra charge. If you’re seeking a little relaxation spend some leisurely hours in the library or head to The Oasis, an adult’s retreat. With P&O Cruises you can do it all or do nothing at all, the choice is yours.

Evenings are your chance to enjoy the wide variety of dining and entertainment on offer. With ‘Your Choice Dining’ you can choose when, where and with whom you dine. Select from delicious buffets or a la carte in the expansive dining room. Then after your meal take a spin of the wheel in the casino, have a good laugh at the adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club, catch a high-energy production show, a circus performance or a movie on the Big Screen. Grab a cocktail and step up for a bit of karaoke or dance the night away.

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If you're travelling with little ones you can be sure they won't feel bored and restless with free kids and teens centres divided into age-appropriate clubs. These are already included in your fare, which is why family cruises are so popular. The raft of activities on offer include both onboard games from hip-hop dance classes and cruise quizzes to scavenger hunts, and a Beach Sports programme featuring beach volleyball, cricket and soccer games at various ports of call.

When it’s time to put your feet up or lay your head down, your private cabin awaits. Select from inside cabins, balcony cabins, outside cabins with a window or porthole,  or for a little extra luxury upgrade to a stylish suite. Whatever type you choose, each cabin is comfortably furnished and features a private en-suite, in-cabin TV, air-conditioning and quality bed linen.

As well as the renowned range of South Pacific short break and theme cruises on offer, P&O Cruises are also adding exciting new itineraries such as Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay.


For more information on P&O Cruises please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 14.

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