What we say:

Smaller ships, bigger cabins and edgy activities are a great mix for family cruising. Enter P&O Cruises, offering Aussie families all this and more. With two new ships launched in the past 12 months and two more on the way, our local line is on track to take on the big internationals. Grab the kids, grab your bags and grab a great deal.

What you say:

“P&O is family-friendly affordability on the ocean with entertainment, fine dining and great excursions to be had.” Julie Bennett

What they say:

“As the nation’s homegrown cruise line, we’ve been helping Australian families holiday at sea for more than 80 years. More than a third of our guests are family groups, so it’s wonderful that we’ve been named the best family cruise line. From our great kids’ clubs to the largest adventure park at sea, we have plenty of exciting activities to ensure a memorable cruise for all the family. We’re promising plenty more family fun to come with the launch of new waterparks and slides on Pacific Dawn and our latest ship Pacific Explorer in 2017, as well as Australia’s first virtual reality experience at sea.” Sture Myrmell, President

Notable mention


There’s a good reason Carnival calls them “Fun Ships”. From interconnecting staterooms to 24-hour ice-cream bars and topsy-turvy waterslides, Carnival has families in mind every step of the way.