Family cruising is bigger and better than ever. In the 2015-16 season, Australians will have more choice and value for cruise holidays than ever before. So if you’re looking for cheap cruises for kids, now’s the time to get onboard!

Here are the top destinations for cheap cruises for kids:


Lonely Planet has just announced Sydney Harbour as Australia’s most family-friendly destination. So if you’re looking for a bargain family cruise holiday – why not jump on board one of the many ships departing Melbourne, Fremantle, Adelaide or Brisbane for Sydney?


Queensland is Australia’s mecca for family holidays. Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are brimming with family fun, sand, sea and surf for all the family. And let’s not forget the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world. Carnival, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean all offer a range of Queensland itineraries to suit various budgets.

South Pacific

If you haven’t yet explored the idyllic South Pacific island, now’s your chance. Whether ship drops anchor at the bustling Port Vila and Noumea or the breathtaking Isle of Pines and Mystery Island, every member of the family is sure to find new adventures. There are tens of thousands of islands, isles and atolls dotted throughout the South Pacific – so the choice comes down to which cruise ship and itinerary best suits your style and budget!

New Zealand

With so many cruise ships sailing from Australia to New Zealand, there’s never been a better time to explore the Land of the Long White Cloud. From mazes to mini golf, hiking to hot pools, there’s plenty for the whole family to experience. Both islands are home to a wide array of species, like penguins, seals, albatross and more, so animal lovers will love spotting wildlife they’ve never seen before.


Royal Caribbean, Carnival and P&O Cruises now offer fantastic itineraries to Tasmania out of Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. This is great news for parents because Tasmania has lots to offer kids of all ages. At the top of the list is Port Arthur where children can experience the history of convicts and listen to spooky stories on a ghost tour. In bustling Hobart, be sure to visit Salamanca Market for great souvenirs and yummy treats. And there’s even a chance to get up close to Tasmanian Devils!

Kangaroo Island

If you’re a family of adventure seekers, Kangaroo Island won’t disappoint. Just off South Island’s mainland, this glorious isle is teeming with fascinating wildlife and wilderness the whole family will be talking about for ages! Spot sea lions, kangaroos and even a shy platypus if you’re lucky. And don’t leave without tasting the pure Ligurian honey. P&O Cruises sails to Kangaroo Island from Melbourne with its value-packed SeaBreaks.


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