Browse through Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise program and you’d be forgiven for thinking parents and kids had designed it themselves. Because these are cruise itineraries that tick all the boxes of an unforgettable family holiday.

Here’s our pick of the best Royal Caribbean cruises for families


Christmas Holidays Cruises in 2016

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning and seeing your kids’ faces as they look out onto a South Pacific paradise. Make your family’s dreams come true with an 8-night cruise onboard Voyager of the Seas calling at Noumea, Isle of Pines and Lifou, departing Sydney on 20 December.

Or why not bring together the family for an unforgettable Christmas and New Year? Departing 22 December, Explorer of the Seas sails to the South Pacific and Fiji for a 12-night cruise. But don’t worry, even with the snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming and all the onboard activities on offer, there will still be time for a game of beach cricket.

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January School Holidays Cruises in 2017

Tasmania is a great spot for a family cruise and Royal Caribbean really knows how to make it count. Departing Sydney on 20 January, the 8-night cruise onboard Radiance of the Seas calls at Tassie’s capital Hobart, where you can explore the city by boat or bike and even make a date with the Tasmanian devil! The cruise also stops at Melbourne and Adelaide where there’s plenty of fun to be had.

Want to explore further afield? Head out on Legend of the Seas for a 14-night cruise to New Zealand. Departing on 15 January from Brisbane, the cruise is brimming with jaw-dropping new experiences for all ages – from the bustling harbour city of Auckland right down to the spectacular natural beauty of the Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds.


April School Holidays Cruises in 2017

Pack the April school holidays full of new experiences for the whole family with a 13-night cruise to the South Pacific and Fiji. From Sydney, Voyager of the Seas departs 6 April and Explorer of the Seas departs 9 April. Both cruises call at New Caledonia’s charming capital, Noumea, where you can sample the French cuisine and spy on the local marine life on a glass-bottomed boat. Grab your snorkelling gear for Lifou, Mystery Island and the Isle of Pines, but save some energy for family hiking and picnicking in Lautoka. And for something different, the largest island and hub of Fiji, Suva offers a city buzzing with cultures and history.

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Want to stay closer to home? Grab your swimmers and pack your sense of adventure for an 8-night cruise along Queensland’s east coast playground. Departing on 10 April from Sydney, Radiance of the Seas calls at uber-hip Newcastle, the dreamy Whitsundays and fun-filled Brisbane, giving your family a great chance to explore the fun side of Oz!


This is just a taster of all the amazing family cruises on offer in Royal Caribbean’s new season program. Our advice? Check out the program and book fast!

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