Family cruises from Brisbane

Discover an amazing year-round selection of family cruises from Brisbane. Looking for a short Australian cruise for the school holidays? Want to take your family on an exploration of the South Pacific islands? Whatever your holiday style and budget, check out what the top cruise lines have in store for you!

Family cruises from Brisbane to magical destinations

Does your dream family holiday include exploring exotic South Pacific islands? Of course it does! P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn and Pacific Jewel offer family cruises from Brisbane sailing to the South Pacific, where you’ll spend a week taking in breathtaking destinations like Noumea, Vila and Lifou, or Champagne Bay and Luganville. Alternatively, you can discover the mystery of exotic Mystery Island aboard Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas.

Bask in beautiful beaches and immerse your family in the local culture of Papua New Guinea. Both P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn and Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess sail to the Papua New Guinea islands where exciting adventures await.

South Pacific Cruise from Brisbane

South Pacific Cruise from Brisbane

Family cruises from Brisbane to Queensland’s tropical coastline

You don’t have to travel far to give your family the holiday of a lifetime! Book a family cruise from Brisbane to Australia’s most wondrous destinations: the tropical coastline of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. What better way to create lifetime memories of the colourful reef and islands that make up our seventh Wonder of the Natural World?

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn, Pacific Aria and Pacific Jewel offer family cruises from Brisbane to Port Douglas, the Whitsundays, Willis Island, Cairns, Hamilton Island and more. With cruises between 4 and 7 nights, there’s always time for new adventures!

Another unmissable family cruise is aboard Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess. Cruising from Brisbane to Port Douglas, Cairns and the Whitsundays over 7 nights, Sun Princess provides a whole world of opportunities for fun, entertainment and dining.

Queensland Cruise from Brisbane

Queensland Cruise from Brisbane

Short family cruises from Brisbane to Moreton Island

Looking for a short family getaway? Jump aboard Pacific Dawn and enjoy a 3 or 4-night cruise to Moreton Island. Known as the Gem of South East Queensland, Moreton Island is one of Australia’s largest sand islands. You’ll find a paradise of soft white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Witness your kids’ jaw drops as they watch humpback whales slap their tails on the waves. Just be sure to book between June and November, when they migrate off the coast.

Moreton Island Cruise from Brisbane

Moreton Island Cruise from Brisbane

Mystical family cruise adventures to New Zealand

Discover Middle Earth. Yes, New Zealand! The whole family will find something to love in this adventure-filled Land of the Long White Cloud. Explore where Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee roamed. And immerse yourself in the fascinating home of Maori culture and the fearsome All Blacks.

Princess Cruises has two cruise ships sailing to New Zealand. Sun Princess and Sea Princess take in Auckland, Napier, Wellington and the wondrous Fiordland National Park at the tip of the South Island. Not to be missed, Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas also cruises around the most spectacular parts of the islands over 14 nights.

New Zealand Cruise from Brisbane

New Zealand Cruise from Brisbane

Play and adventure on family cruises from Brisbane

Whether you choose P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises or another cruise line, your family will discover an incredible array of fun and entertainment onboard.

Designed for big kids and little kids alike, P&O’s Edge Adventure Park is Australia’s largest Adventure Park at Sea. Be prepared to join in lots of adrenaline sports that include flying across the top deck and climbing way up high. Scared of heights? Sit back and watch the professionals in the Atrium as they spiral and spin overhead.

Don’t expect to see much of your kids! There’s a huge range of daily activities hosted by the ever-friendly and professionally trained staff in the Kids’ and Teens’ clubs.

Take advantage of some quiet time in The Oasis, together with lots of spa treatments to help you unwind and rejuvenate. You’ll soon be ready for an unforgettable dining experience at the one and only celebrity chef restaurant at sea, Salt grill by Luke Mangan. Then, laugh until you cry at the Sit Down Comedy Club. All whilst the kids are entertained in the Kids’ Club until 10 pm!

Around Australia Cruise from Brisbane

Around Australia Cruise from Brisbane

Cruise with Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas and your kids will meet their favourite DreamWorks characters, such as Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. Royal Caribbean provides a special early evening Family Time Dining, so you can dine as a family before letting the kids join in the fun at the Adventure Ocean Club – leaving you to enjoy the nightlife. If you’re not exhausted from the many daytime activities, you can catch one of the Broadway-style shows, an Aqua Theatre show or simply unwind in one of the many bars.

Step onboard Sun Princess and you won’t see the kids for days! There are Youth Clubs and Teen Lounges, supervised by experienced staff, designed to keep kids of between the ages of 3 and 17 fully entertained. They’ll get stuck into art projects, science projects, games, all the latest movies, talent shows, pizza parties and much more. So you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy The Sanctuary, a serene haven for adults only.

There’re lots of family fun offers too. At Movies Under the Stars, you can enjoy the latest Hollywood movies on the poolside screen. And the world-class live performances in the Princess Theatre will have all ages tingling with excitement.

Hawaii and Tahiti Cruise from Australia

Hawaii and Tahiti Cruise from Australia

Where to stay on family cruises from Brisbane

Whichever cruise you book, you’ll find a fantastic selection of family accommodation to choose from. Watch out for deals on interconnecting rooms, which are perfect for families and larger groups. You can keep an eye on the kids with the freedom to shut the door and enjoy some privacy! Check out the special offers and book fast to secure your spot.

Cruising from Brisbane? Take some time to enjoy the sights.

Brisbane’s Portside Wharf is less than 25 minutes’ drive from the centre of the city. So you can delight in some of Brisbane’s award winning dining and entertainment. Make the most of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall to add a few new fashion items to your suitcase before you go.

There’s no better time to book an unforgettable family cruise from Brisbane. Explore all the options on offer.

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