Gone are the days when cruises were only for older travellers and young families. Nowadays there’s a fantastic choice of cruises for young adults looking for a fun and relaxing getaway.

Here’s our pick of the best cruises for twenty-somethings:

New Zealand Cruise, Royal Caribbean

Imagine two weeks exploring the world’s adventure playground. Swim with dolphins and dive into water sports at the Bay of Islands. Leap off Auckland’s Harbour Bridge with the country’s only ocean-touch bungee jump. Or dare to experience New Zealand’s highest base jump – soaring 192 metres off the top of iconic Sky Tower. Of course, you could just enjoy relaxing with a glass of world-famous wine amongst the stunning scenery too!

You’ll love this if…you’re looking for an adrenalin-filled getaway with a “wow” at every turn. Not only is Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas packed with activities from surfing pools to rock-climbing walls, but New Zealand is the world’s hotspot for active adventures.

Need to know…Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas departs Sydney on 8 January 2016.

Mornington Peninsula, P&O Cruises

Four nights, one port and the ultimate opportunity to get away from it all. P&O Cruises’ SeaBreak to Mornington Peninsula lets you leave the mundane behind and live the way you want. Wake up at midday, lounge by the pool and finally finish that novel, or find a seat at your favourite “local” and make new friends. Then, when you reach Mornington Peninsula, you can extend the luxury with award-winning wine, fantastic local food, and even a spot of pampering at the Peninsula Hot Springs.

You’ll love this if…you want to escape the world for a few amazing days.

Need to know… Pacific Eden departs on 28 January, and Pacific Jewel departs on 4 March, both from Sydney.

Southeast Asia, P&O Cruises

Whether you want to laze on the beautiful shores of Ko Chang, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat or hunt for bargains in Singapore, a cruise is a perfect way to explore Southeast Asia. P&O Cruises is offering a fantastic new range of cruises to new destinations in Thailand and Cambodia as well as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

You’ll love this if… you’re seeking a new and inspirational experience every day, from exploring colourful markets to chilling out on sublime beaches and even finding your inner peace at Buddhist temples.

Need to know…P&O Cruises offers a range of cruises to Southeast Asia in 2016, ranging from 7 to 18 nights.

Pacific Islands, Carnival Cruises

There is nothing like a cruise to the Pacific Islands to remind you that life doesn’t have to be go, go, go. You can spend your days onboard doing exactly what you want – even if that’s absolutely nothing! But when you reach your destination, you’ll definitely want to explore. Take a wander around the charming colonial architecture of Noumea. Grab your snorkel and meet the beautiful marine life on Vanuatu’s Mystery Island. Then sit down to a BBQ feast like you’ve never seen (or tasted!) in Port Denarau in Fiji. Back on board, Carnival has enough activities to entertain you all the way home.

You’ll love this if…you want a little bit of everything! Culture, relaxation, shopping, beaches, swimming – the Pacific Islands have it all.

Need to know…Carnival sets sail for the Pacific Islands from Sydney, with cruises between 7 and 12 days.

 

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