Top 5 Reasons Queenslanders are taking Family Cruise Holidays

Why are family cruise holidays the largest rising sector in travel? What do those sea faring families know that the rest of us aren’t privy to? Strap in, we’re about to blow your socks with our top 5 reasons Queensland families are choosing cruise holidays.
  1. Cruising From Brisbane
You read correctly! Brisbane’s seaside is getting an upgrade, meaning family favourite cruise lines including Carnival, P&O, and Royal Caribbean are now departing Brisbane so Queensland families don’t have to head to Sydney or Melbourne to take to the high seas!
Cruises Departing from Brisbane | Top 5 Reasons Queenslanders are taking Family Cruise Holidays? | Discover Queensland

  1. Array of Things To Do
A common misconception of cruising is a lack of things to do, yet the opposite couldn’t be truer. Cruises are packed to the brim with activities such as theatre shows (think cirque du soleil quality), art auctions, speed painting, glass bottom bridge walkways, viewing platforms, zip lining, putt putt golf, movies on the big screen under the stars, hammocks to relax on in an adult only areas, live music to rock out to, star gazing away from the lights of the city and indulgent room service.

Royal Caribbean offer free surfing on their FlowRider Surf Simulators as well as indoor sky diving with iFly by RipCord. Carnival baost a 16 piece ropes course, while Norwegian offer a similar high-air obstacle course with no additional costs. Celebrity Cruises have recently released their Lawn Club which lays claim to the first real grass for lawn bowls and bocce at sea!
  1. Family Facilities
Family friendly ships such as MSC, Carnival and Royal Caribbean have entire waterparks with slides, tipping buckets, and water cannons to keep the kids entertained. Royal Caribbean even have areas dedicated to small children who aren’t toilet trained yet.

Kids club programs are next level on cruise ships, being broken down into age group categories to ensure the kids are enjoying themselves and engaged. Some cruise ships even have entire night clubs dedicated to teens!
Have you considered a Family Cruise? Image by @topflightfamily | Top 5 Reasons Queenslanders are taking Family Cruise Holidays? | Discover QueenslandFamily Cruising | Image by @topflightfamily via Instagram

  1. The Food
Cruising takes dining to another universe. Not only is it all you can eat, but the food quality is impeccable. Celebrity, Princess and Norwegian are standouts, but dining in abundance can be found on all cruises which cater to all dietary requirements.
Buffet Dining | Top 5 Reasons Queenslanders are taking Family Cruise Holidays? | Discover Queensland

  1. Cost Effective
Cruise fares include most dining and beverages on board (not including specialty restaurants and drinks which are worth every penny), not to mention the included kids club, waterparks, activities and entertainment. Once you’ve paid for your cruise, there’s not much else you’ll need to splash cash towards.

You can also spend as much or little as you like. You can jump on a great cruise deal for as little as $100 per night or less or indulge on a luxury cruise or simply upgrade your drinks package.
  1. Bonus Reason - Minimum Organisation
Once you’ve selected your cruise there is no organisation required! Once you board your ship you can simply relax, as everything else is taken care of. No dishes, GPS navigation, flights or cooking.
Do we have you convinced? Speak to a Discover Queensland consultant and ask about your cruise options today for a personalised family cruise recommendation on 1300 788 553.

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