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!

For extra room, consider a Suite

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

Large bathroom

Priority treatment