Imagine going on a vacation where you only have to unpack once, tuck into an incredible buffet, enjoy some ‘me’ time while your kids have fun at kiddie clubs. The answer is simple ‘family cruising’.
My friends at Cruise Agency tell me that family cruising has grown to be the most affordable type of holiday in Australia, with so many cruise ships coming to Sydney every year.
If you have never cruised before, you should get in touch with a reputable travel agency to book your holiday. A trusted travel agent takes care of all your worries and suggests the best itinerary for your family, saving you out of pocket expenses.
So here are five affordable family cruises from Sydney for you
1. Carnival Spirit
One of Australia’s favourite ships travels within Australia, South Pacific and New Zealand. Its great for kids with many activities onboard. Book ahead to ensure great savings, for example if you book six or seven months in advance your average cruise cabin fare can be as low as $55 per person for a quad share cabin. Best time to travel is November – February. Currently, cruise fares start from $783 per person on twin share for a 10 night cruise, which is $78 per day.
2. Voyager of the Seas
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship is a haven for adventure and outdoor enthusiasts; plus has great itineraries to attract family cruisers. Voyager of the Seas itineraries include cruises to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Pacific and Australia. Best time to travel is November – February. Currently, a Sydney to Singapore cruise for 14 nights, departing on April 16, 2016 costs $832 per person for a quad share cabin, that’s $59 per day. Isn’t that amazing
Water slide – Voyager of the Seas
3. Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity cruises is an excellent choice for families who want to spend quality time together. Celebrity Solstice is also a popular choice amongst Sydney cruisers; itineraries include cruises to New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. Best time to travel is November – February. A cruise to New Zealand for 14 nights is priced at $1905 per person for a quad share cabin, that’s $136 per day!
4. Pacific Aria
P&O cruises Australia based ship is loved by Sydney cruisers, looking to cruise shorter periods. P&O cruises offers some amazing Pack n Go deals for cruises to South Pacific, New Zealand and within Australia. Best time to travel is November – February. A Brisbane-Hamilton island 7 night cruise in April costs $777 per person, for a quad share cabin, that’s $111 per day.
5. Dawn Princess
Princess Cruises Australia is known for its cruises to Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Their shore excursions offer amazing wonders of nature for family cruisers, from national parks to bike tours. Best time to travel is June – February. A Sydney-Indonesia 15 night cruise, departing in June, 2016, costs $1445 per person, for a quad share cabin, that’s $96 per day.
All these cruise fares are inclusive of meals and entertainment onboard, you will have to pay extra for shore excursions.
Convinced to go cruising this year? Head over to the folks at Cruise Agency to make your bookings.