Best Family Cruises

Family time is the best time aboard a P&O Cruise! With Kids Clubs, family dining, shore tours and more, P&O is one of the best family holidays in Australia and New Zealand.

From playing Marco Polo to swimming with turtles in Papua New Guinea, a family cruise with P&O will be a holiday that you and your kids will never forget. Our family-friendly holidays offer something for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults of all ages. Whether it’s a school holiday cruise deal or a long weekend getaway, book the best family cruise with a P&O family cruise from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Cairns and Auckland.

The benefits of booking a family cruise

From Kids Clubs to family dining, to adventure parks and comedy shows, there’s never a dull moment on a P&O family cruise. With cooking, cleaning, planning and entertainment all taken care of, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and spend some quality time with your favourite people as you cruise to stunning destinations in total bliss. From Kids Clubs to family dining to adventure parks and comedy shows, there’s never a dull moment on a P&O family cruise.


Stress-free travel


Kids Clubs & family dining


Family activities & kid-friendly entertainment


All-inclusive deals & no expensive surprises

Family-friendly activities

A P&O cruise offers a wide array of fun, safe, family-friendly activities - from waterslides and Kids Clubs to adventure parks and shore tours. Join the adrenalin lovers at P&O Edge Adventure Park for some action-packed fun in the sun, or explore our incredible interactive waterpark aboard the Pacific Explorer.

As well as an endless collection of fun activities, we offer four age-specific Kids Clubs, all included in your fare. With help from professional childhood academics, we run daily activities specially designed for kids, from arts and crafts to music and sports. It's the perfect combination of learning, entertainment and fun and not to mention, new-found friends. Each Kids Club program features specialised, age-specific activities, with our friendly and experienced staff supervising at all times.

To learn more, check out our Top 5 Fun Cruise Experiences for Kids

Cost effective & easy to plan

Planning a family holiday can be a stressful, time-consuming task that can often take longer than the holiday itself. Fortunately, our all-inclusive family cruises take all that hassle away thanks to a range of flexible group options that are easy to book and great value for money. Spend less time worrying about the details and spend more quality time with your loved ones. Plus, all your travel, accommodation, main meals in designated restaurants and entertainment are included in the price, making a P&O family cruise far more cost-effective and convenient than a holiday on land. Unpack once, and enjoy your family holiday immediately!

To find out more, read the 5 ways to plan the best family cruise holiday ever.

Family dining & accommodation

Whether you’re a family of 4 or cheaper by the dozen, we have dining and accommodation options to suit each family’s needs, including room options for families of five and eight (on Pacific Encounter and Pacific Adventure only). Cruise comfortably in one of our spacious Suites, or choose our Interconnecting rooms for some extra space. If you’re after something more budget-friendly, our interior rooms are a fantastic choice because who wants to stay in their room all day when there is so much to do on a P&O Cruise.

When you get hungry around mealtimes, you can relax knowing the cooking and cleaning is taken care of for you. Enjoy delicious food and ocean views with your loved ones with our family dining options. Aboard each of our ships, we offer a vast range of nutritious and delicious menu options for the whole family, so even your fussiest eaters will find something they love.

Unforgettable Shore Tours

Most shore tours offer children’s prices for ages 2 to 12 years on select tours. Plus, infants aged less than two years (sitting on a parent’s lap) tour for free! For small group tours, guests can even choose a private rental vehicle for ultimate flexibility. From stunning beaches and snowy mountains to colourful creatures and ancient temples, your family will never forget a P&O shore tour.

For extra room, consider a Suite

If your family enjoys spreading out, book a Suite! You and your family will love the extra space, separate sitting area and spacious balcony overlooking the water. Plus, you’ll even receive special treatment from priority embarkation to a complimentary laundry service.


Spacious living area


Large bathroom


Priority treatment


Private balcony*

*Private balcony not available on 5 berth family suites on Pacific Adventure.

Check out our great family group cruise deals below for a fun, convenient and cost-effective holiday option:

Best Family Cruise Deals

Stunning holiday destinations await the whole family aboard a P&O cruise. From Kids Clubs to family dining to adventure parks and comedy shows, spend some quality time with your favourite people as you sail to stunning destinations without a worry in the world. All the cooking, cleaning, planning and entertainment are taken care of so you can sit back and relax.

School Holiday cruise deals

Check out our excellent family group cruise deals below for a fun, convenient and cost-effective holiday option:

Board Games

Get the family together to play a board game. Spend big with Monopoly or spell it out with Scrabble. The choice is yours.

Deck Games

Try your hand at our selection of deck games including golf putting, table tennis, quoits and much more.


Belt out your favourite tunes and unleash your inner pop star with our onboard Karaoke.

Laser Tag

Tag, you’re it! Battle it out with friends and family during an all-ages game of laser tag.

Family Activities

Catered to the young and the young at heart, take part in a range of onboard activities suitable for the entire family.

5 Fun Cruise Experiences for Kids

With a seemingly endless array of activities, from adventure parks and Kids Clubs to tropical island shore tours, a P&O family holiday is guaranteed to keep kids - and adults - of all ages entertained for days on end.


5 Ways to Plan the Best Family Cruise Holiday ever!

A family cruise is one of the best ways to spend quality time with your loved ones - not to mention one of the easiest! With age-specific supervised kids’ clubs, special kid-friendly activities, tasty family dining and flexible accommodation options, it might just be the best family holiday ever!


The Best Family Cruise Deals

Our kid-friendly family cruises are the perfect way to enjoy the holidays as a family and make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime./p>