Kid Friendly Cruise Experiences
For an all-inclusive, affordable family holiday with plenty of room, delicious food, endless activities and great Kids Clubs, every P&O Cruise is kid friendly!
A P&O cruise with kids is, truly, a genius family holiday idea. We offer some of the best family holiday experiences for children in Australia and beyond. Whether you’ve got little ones, teens, or a whole extended family coming along, cruising with your kids is a fun, safe and convenient way to see the world as a family. With an endless array of activities, from adventure parks to tropical island shore tours, a P&O cruise is guaranteed to keep kids of all ages entertained for the whole holiday.
The benefits of cruising with kids
Cruising with your kids is the perfect combination of relaxation, adventure, and family time, all while being transported from one stunning destination to the next. From kids vs kids-at-heart games, to enjoying an Island Adventure show together, there are endless activities to try - you can even take a shore tour and explore a different world. Plus, with four great age-specific Kids Clubs, it can be date night, every night! And when it’s time for rest? We have rooms to suit every taste and budget, from spacious Suites to Interconnecting rooms to budget friendly interior rooms. You’ll rest easy knowing everyone’s close by, but still has their own space to relax.
- Stress-free travel
- Kids Clubs & family dining
- Family activities & entertainment
- All-inclusive deals & no expensive surprises
- Accommodation options for everyone
1. Fun & engaging Kids Clubs
Our Kid’s Clubs activities will keep your kids happy and engaged with the perfect combination of fun and learning. With the guidance of professional childhood academics, we’ve developed a diverse range of fun daily activities specifically designed for kids. From arts and crafts to sport and music, our Kids Clubs offer specialised activities for specific age groups in a safe and supportive environment:
● Turtle Cove (2 years – 5 years)
● Shark Shack (6 years – 9 years)
● HQ (10 years – 13 years)
● HQ+ (14 years – 17 years)
Travelling with teens? They’ll have lots to do too! When they’re not hitting the pool or Edge Adventure Park, our HQ and HQ+ youth staff provide lots of great activities for guests aged 10 - 17. Kids can also hang out in their own special lounge with movies, video games, music, and more. It’s a great place to chill out and meet new friends!
2. Waterslides, adventure parks & sports
Every P&O cruise offers an amazing array of kid-friendly activities and adventures. Kids of all ages love our interactive waterparks, waterslides and pools on Pacific Dawn and Pacific Explorer - and so do parents! Or, if your kids are looking for some extra action, they can explore the funnel climb, cross the slackline, walk the plank and more at the P&O Edge Adventure Park, available on all our ships.
There are plenty of ways to stay active onboard. If your kids are the sporty kind, challenge them to a game of lawn bowls, table tennis, deck quoits, basketball or tennis - or even try your hand at laser tag!
3.Talent time, music lessons & shows
Travelling with a young musician or mini movie star? Then get your cameras ready! Every P&O cruise offers the chance for your kids to get creative, learn something new, perform on stage or simply sit back and enjoy a good show.
Our Time To Shine Talent Show gives your kids the chance to receive specialised coaching by our professional performers onboard. The Talent Show is a great opportunity to see your kids channel their inner star and take centre stage. For older kids, our Teen Jam program is the perfect place to test out a range of instruments and learn some new music skills - plus they can perform their jams for an audience!
For the littles ones, TC & Skipper's Island Adventure Show will have them laughing in seconds as our hilarious mascots perform the fun TC & Skipper’s Island Adventure production show.
4.Shore Tours to new worlds
From meeting adorable baby turtles to exploring waterfalls in the jungle, your kids will be amazed by our range of P&O Shore Tours. Even better, it’s all organised for you - simply book through Cruise Control, and let us take care of the rest! Some Shore Tours offer discounted prices for kids aged 2 - 12 years, while infants aged less than 2 years sitting on a parent’s lap are not charged for the tour. Plus, on small group tours of less than 25 people, guests can choose to be transported in their own private vehicle for ultimate flexibility and comfort.
To find out more, read the 5 Steps to Planning a Group Cruise.
Are there age restrictions for children on cruises?
We welcome kids 6 months and over on Australian Domestic and New Zealand Domestic cruises. For all other itineraries, children must be 12 months and over to cruise. Any little ones under two years will need to remain with their parent or guardian at all times.
P&O is one of the only cruise lines that limits the number of kids onboard to ensure each child receives the highest level of care and attention.
HQ+ is the coolest hang on the ship. Specially created for 14-17 year olds, your teens can leave their little brothers and sisters behind and chill out with people their own age.
Does your family need a little extra room? Book a Suite! With a spacious balcony with views, separate sitting area, priority embarkation and complimentary laundry service, you and your kids will love the extra room to move - and extra special treatment.Private balcony
Spacious living area