Book a Family Cruise for Christmas!Now is the time!

Now is the time to book a Cruise for Christmas!

Before you all shout at me that Christmas is ages away – it is!  But if you are thinking of going away for a holiday at Christmas time – then now – right now, is the time to think about booking in (so you don’t end up in a dodgy cabin at the bottom of the boat!).

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Cruises are perfect options for families.  Perfect because:

  1. You only have to unpack ONCE!
  3. It is all inclusive so you can eat as much as you want, at a different restaurant every night.
  4. You don’t have to share Christmas lunch with your mother in law.

Cruises are pretty economical as way as holidays go.  After all when you add up travel and food and activities for the whole family, compared to the all-inclusive prices for a cruise, you can see why most Australian families now are cruising more than any other holiday!

Plus P&O are currently offering a ‘Three for FREE Sale‘ – it is a great deal whereby you get up to $300 onboard spending money, free ice cream and free transport to and from your cruise departure lounge!  There is a fantastic Christmas Cruise departing Sydney on the 17th December and returning on the 27th December, a perfect time to avoid ‘Christmas Rage’ at the local supermarket and eating Aunty Joan’s dodgy Christmas Trifle every year!

But there are multiple destinations to choose from, depending on what you and your family are into!

You can go to:

  • The Pacific Islands which includes cruises to Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, The Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia and Papa New Guinea
  • New Zealand
  • Indonesia

And P&O leaves from multiple ports – so you don’t have to fly to Sydney just to catch one. They are currently disembarking cruises from:

Things for Kids to Do On-Board!

Two words ‘Kids Club’.  Giving parents time to breathe and the kids time to play!  The Kids Club aboard P&O Cruises is sorted into age.  Turtle Cove is for the little ones from 2 – 6 year olds.  Shark Shack is for kids aged 7 – 10 and HQ is the ultimate chill zone for kids and teens aged 11 – 14.  There is also an HQ+ for 15 – 17-year-olds where the older kids can get away from the little ones and chill out with kids their own age. Best of all the Kids Club is included in the price of your ticket!


What’s the Accommodation Like on a Cruise?

Every cabin on board a P&O Ship has:

  • A private ensuite
  • A flatscreen TV
  • Airconditioning
  • Phone
  • Safety deposition box
  • Fridge (although the Pacific Aria and the Pacific Eden don’t at this stage)

There are different types of cabins available, from luxury suites to budget-minded cabins for families!

Different Suites include:

The Balcony Suite

For more information on P&O Cruises, pricing and brochures – check out their website P&O Cruises


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