Holidaying with kids is no mean task and many Australian families are planning their cruise itineraries to match their kids’ school holidays. Cruising with kids provides unrestricted family time and great educational opportunities to learn about geography, travel, culture and of course the ship.

Here are Cruise Passenger’s top reasons why a cruise experience is great for kids

  1. Geography and Wildlife

Its a great way to introduce your kids to the world’s wonders. Your kids will learn about the countries they’ll be visiting and of course the ocean. Many cruise liners like Royal Caribbean organise  programs onboard that educate kids about ocean life, ports of call. Based on your itinerary there will be many nature’s delights to explore, for example Princess Cruises in Alaska has a junior ranger program that teaches little ones about glaciers and wildlife.

2. Culture

Involve your kids in planning the cruise holiday, get them to see the destinations on a map and read about the places they will be visiting. This will make them look forward to the cross cultural experience and making new friends aboard the cruise. Spot the onshore activities that the cruise offers, trying local delicacies at the nearby food markets, collecting souvenirs from famous shops. Solomon Islands is a great destination for kids with its WWII history, world-class diving and snorkelling, diverse cultures, and ancient customs that are still remarkably alive.

3. Adventure

Rollar coaster slides, themed aqua parks and more, the modern age cruise liners offer an array of kid friendly activities for all ages. The newly refurbished Carnival Sprit has upgraded their kids play area, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy has an aqua coaster, mini-water slides for little cruisers. There’s a huge demand for ships to meet the needs of family cruising. From Star Wars, Disney’s Frozen and Kung Fu Panda, Cruise Passenger has reviewed many kid friendly cruises like Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Legend and Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas both sail in Australian waters.

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