Family Cruise Holidays

We know a happy family means a happy holiday! And with 5 family friendly ships to choose from, there’s everything to keep the little ones (and those not so little) entertained.



Fun for all the family!

Of course, we know how precious family time is, too. If you can tear them away from the clubs, there’s a wide range of activities and entertainment to enjoy all together.

A grand match for P&O Cruises

Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep are all set to add to the family fun. From a Welcome On Board party and special character appearances to dance sessions for the little ones and premieres of Aardman’s latest films, there’s something to appeal to every age.


Our on-board cinemas offer a warm welcome, comfortable seating and a premium cinema experience. From the latest superhero movies to those timeless classics, there’s something special about watching a film on the big screen as a family. And on Arvia and Azura you can even enjoy open-air cinema screenings at SeaScreen

Swimming pools

All of our family-friendly ships include pools in which kids of all ages are welcome to swim, play, and splash around. You can also find Splash Valley on our latest ship Arvia and a Splash Zone on Iona, which is an aqua zone with shaded areas, ocean views and open skies.

Headliners Theatre

Give youngsters the experience of showbiz glamour and top-class entertainment at Headliners Theatre. The stunning two-deck auditorium will host family-friendly shows with early evening performances, not to mention an array of shows, performances and specialist entertainment throughout the day during summer holiday and Christmas cruises.



Children's clubs for 6 Months - 17 year olds

In a fun and safe environment, we’ll keep your children happy and entertained throughout the day and evening and give them the chance to forge friendships with other children their own age. Staffed by enthusiastic and qualified crew, we provide clubs tailored to age-specific needs and entertainment.

Nursery (6 months-2 years)

With age-appropriate toys and games, plus bespoke themed Turtle Tot activities, the Nursery offers a safe environment where your children can have great fun and meet new friends. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times and is open at selected times during the day.

Night Nursery (for 6 months-4 years)

The Night Nursery can help you enjoy your evenings safe in the knowledge that your little ones are asleep in good hands. It operates each night, so your children can dream sweet dreams in the quiet area and we’ll contact you if they wake up. While your child is in safe hands, you can enjoy our extraordinary dining and evening entertainment.

Splashers (for 2-4 year olds)

Splashers is our club exclusively for guests aged between 2 and 4. Get ready for softplay and toys, books and activities. Your little ones will be spoilt for choice! Each ship varies, but you'll still find enthusiastic and qualified Reef Rangers in each club, with programmes and activities suited to the Splashers age group.

Surfers (for 5-8 year olds)

For guests aged 5 to 8, we have Surfers. Your Surfer can look forward to playing computer games, watching movies, running and jumping around the soft play area, creating their own puppet show, and so much more. Each varies, but you'll still find enthusiastic and qualified Reef Rangers in each club, with programmes and activities suited to the Surfers age group.

Scubas (for 9-12 year olds)

9 to 12 year-old guests can immerse themselves in the fun and excitement of Scubas. Youngsters visiting Scubas can take part in activities like air hockey, computer games, pool, or just chill out with their new friends, with a huge variety of activities on offer. Each ship varies, but you'll still find enthusiastic and qualified Reef Rangers in each club.

H2O Children's Club/ The Scene (for 13-17 year olds)

H2O/Scene is where teenagers (13 to 17 year olds) can hang out and make new friends. H2O/Scene has a cool, chilled-out vibe with a pool table, computer consoles and even a retro arcade! There are plenty of beanbags and sofas where teenagers can kick back and chat. Each ship varies, but you'll still find enthusiastic and qualified youth staff in each club.



Family cruise cabins and suites

With so much to see and do on board and on shore, your family will be out and about having fun exploring. However, it’s great to have your own space and a home base to return to for rest and relaxation.

A great choice of accommodation for families

All family-friendly cabins have been carefully designed to maximise space by day and create flexible sleeping arrangements by night.

Iona and Arvia offer a great choice of accommodation for families, including two special family suites at the front of the ship. See below to read more about our options and prices.



Dining on a family cruise

Munch on burgers and hot dogs by the pool, sit down for a family meal to mark a special occasion, or head to the early children’s tea to enjoy healthy options and treats for all tastes.




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