The holiday season is almost here and if you fancy getting away from it all and letting someone else do all the cooking, why not consider a cruise? There are plenty of high-seas options to consider, combining a holiday with traditional Christmas festivities such as decorations, visits from Santa, turkey dinners, gingerbread houses, carolling, special activities for kids and more. Here are five departing from Sydney in December.
Summer is here and for many people it’s a time to wind down and take a break. If you think you’ve left it too late to opt for a holiday on the high seas, you’re wrong. Here are five last-minute cruises to consider, departing from various Australian capitals.
If you’re looking for
a different way to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year, why not run away to sea?
It’s not too late to book a cruise and if you really want to get away from it
all, a few in our selection sail over both Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
It’s easy for Australians to imagine a Christmas without
snow. But can you consider a Christmas with no carols, cheesy movies, boughs of
holly or the jolly bearded one? Well neither can the major cruise lines, which come
over all Christmassy for the festive season while simultaneously whisking you
away. The joys of taking a last-minute cruise to the South Pacific are many and
varied, but – first and foremost – it’s a relaxing way to get together with your
extended family without anyone having to shoulder the stress of feeding the
hordes or tackling a Mt Everest of washing up. Here are six of the best
last-minute cruises to the South Pacific over the 2015 Christmas period.
Everyone knows that cruising is a family-friendly holiday but cruise
ships are an increasingly popular option for multi-generational groups (30 per
cent of P&O Cruises’ passengers are families). That’s because the best
cruises have something for everyone – whether they’re six or 60. So how do you
know if you’ve picked a ship that will suit all the family?
Cruising is becoming increasingly popular with families, particularly ones with young or teenage children. Today’s big cruise ships offer an amazing array of kid-friendly activities, entertainment and shore tours – and if you’re looking for a budget-friendly holiday that doesn't involve taking a long flight, there’s more choice of cruises in our region than ever before.
Dreaming of a cruise holiday on the exciting new-look P&O Pacific Dawn? Check out our Pacific Dawn infographic for a taste of what’s in store! After a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2014, P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn is more breathtaking than ever. So with 11 decks to explore, where should you start?
Ovation of the Seas will
become the newest and third ship in Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class when she
debuts in 2016, featuring the same groundbreaking innovations as sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. On this ship you can
go skydiving with RipCord by iFly, take yourself to new heights riding the
North Star viewing capsule, go rollerskating and enjoy the flexibility of
dynamic dining. And in great news for Australian cruise fans, Ovation of the Seas is venturing to
Australia for six weeks in her inaugural year; she’ll call Sydney home, and
cruise our backyard starting from December 2016. So what itineraries are
looking for a bargain break or an exotic getaway, there’s nothing like jumping
on board a cruise ship from a port near you. In 2016, 10 Australia-based ships
will cruise all year round, while many overseas ships spending the summer Down
Under are sailing in our region until April, then coming back again in October
for the 2016-17 season.
A short-break cruise is just the thing for first-timers,
time-poor and seasoned cruisers alike and Sydneysiders have lots to choose from,
pretty much year-round. Just think – no flights involved and no traffic to
battle on the way to your weekend getaway – you turn up at the cruise terminal,
board the ship and get straight into relaxing cruise mode.