P&O Cruises are Britain's favourite cruise line and their four family friendly ships the Azura, Aurora, Oceana and Ventura offer fantastic family cruises, some of the best cruises for kids and a variety of family cruises from the UK. From family friendly cabins, fantastic entertainment and sumptuous cuisine to their kids club, The Reef, they offer a superb family holiday, with something for everyone.
The Reef, P&O Cruises
Splashers (2 - 4 years) — Splashers is a great place for the youngest of the kids club members to meet and play with children their own age under the supervision of the Reef Rangers. They will sing, dance, play with stickle bricks, enter colouring competitions and win prizes. There are puppet shows parties and even snack time — to keep their energy up! From 9am until 10:30pm there are activities suited to keep them entertained all day.
Surfers (5 - 8 years) — Surfers offer fun filled days with activities aimed to keep this age group entertained all day long. Form face painting to three legged races and there is even Cookery Corner — where you can invent your own chocolate bars with all kind of wired and wonderful ingredients! There are loads of themed games, form pirate gladiators at pin the parrot on the pirate.
Scubas (9 - 12 years) — Starting a little later, to help with the pre-teen lye-in Scubas is an action packed day from 10am until midnight. From Giant Jenga to Playstations® the games and facilities more appropriate for the age group. There are drama workshops, pool parties, table tennis competitions and karaoke sessions to keep busy all day long.
h2o (13 - 17 years) — h2o is P&O Cruises teen club, where they can enjoy great facilities from their own TeenSpa to Playstations®. They can from their own band in rock school, enjoy a table football competition, take advantage of the free arcade hour or even party away in the after hours Teen Disco. From their lazy 10am start until midnight your teenagers will be having a whale of a time onboard.
From 2 - 8 years The Reef is open from 9am until 10:30 pm and from 9 - 17 years it is open from 10am until midnight, so you never have to worry about if there will be enough for the kids to do. Night nursery and group baby sitting is also available free of charge, with more information available onboard.
P&O Cruises Family Dining
Normally children will join their parents for breakfast and lunch but since you may occasionally want to dine on your own, P&O Cruises family cruise holidays lay on a special children’s tea every night featuring all the food that children will enjoy — from sausages, fish fingers and pizza to a great selection of healthy options, such as salads, soups, fruit, vegetables and pasta.
P&O Cruises Family Staterooms
Family friendly staterooms are difficult to work out on most cruise lines, but with P&O Cruises you have plenty of choice, from luxury to value options. As with most cruise lines there is great value to be had in the three and four berth inside and outside staterooms, though these do consist of pull down beds, meaning a twin bed option is available, but a king size bed is not. For the balcony staterooms the layout is a little different from ship to ship. Interconnecting cabins are usually available for most stateroom grades, though the availability can be limited.
Onboard Azura and Ventura the superior deluxe balcony cabins offer a twin bed that can be made as a king bed and a double sofa bed in their four berth cabins, they are also the first grade to offer a bath. Ventura also has four to six berth AE grade cabins, which are a family suite style layout which are ideal for a cruise for family of five. With Aurora deluxe balcony and mini-suite offer sofa beds along with a twin/king bed and onboard Oceana the mini-suites are the first grade of cabin that doesn't use pull down bed in the three and four berth cabins.
For more information call one of our cruise experts before you book on 020 8544 6620 or visits our pages on family cruises 2103 and best cruise ships for families.