Cruise lines for the Ultimate Thrill-seeking family
When trivia, bingo & the buffet breakfast just aren’t aiding your adventurous nature – we’ve put together our list of the best-of-the-best family cruise lines that combine the best of both worlds. Cruising is one of the fastest growing travel options for Australians so cruise lines are experts in adapting to the ever-changing world of travel & coming up with some out of the box ideas. Here are just a small handful of them:
Royal Caribbean – Oasis of the Seas
Hang ten, scale the rock-climbing wall and zip line nine decks up – all before lunch. Hitch a ride on the first carousel at sea in the afternoon, then consider your dinner options – from farm-to-table fare to hand-rolled sushi or tasty Italian beneath the stars. And that’s just one day. Including Seven distinct neighbourhoods, Two-level loft suites, the only Zip Line at sea and the deepest high-dive pool ever to sail. These are just a few of the never-seen-before Oasis Class innovations that have changed how Royal Caribbean shows the world to their customers. They also connect staterooms for families of more than four as well as provide cots for the babies – they’ve thought of everything!
Disney Cruise Lines
Experience the AquaDuck or AquaDunk—that propel thrill seekers on an exhilarating journey through an acrylic tube over the side of the ship to an unforgettable splashdown. Next, make your way to an open-air sports deck featuring basketball courts, virtual sports simulators and, on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, miniature golf. If you’re not tired yet, remember to jump off at Disney’s own Castaway Island & ride the Pelican Plunge – a pontoon that requires you to swim out, climb up & slide ride back down into the beautiful Caribbean waters.
Carnival Cruise Lines
Sailing from Australia? We’re in luck with Carnival Spirit! First up, there’s Carnival’s Twister Waterslide™, hundreds of feet of spiralling awesomeness that starts you off high in the air and gets you down low with one of the fastest, wettest rides you’ll find anywhere. If you’re up for freefalling and being whipped around at up to 65 kilometres per hour you’ll have a blast on the Green Thunder. If you’re not, take a deep breath, and get ready for the ride of your life. We’d say hang on tightly, but there’s nothing to hang on to! After that, head down to all you can eat pizza and ice-cream, then stop by the lolly shop!
P&O Cruise Lines Australia
With seven home ports in Australia and New Zealand plus destinations all over the Pacific, P&O Cruises gives you the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Knowing that families were craving something more – the P&O Edge Adventure Park was born. Reach the top with the funnel climb, don’t look down when crossing the slackline or take a leap of faith on the flying fox. Plus, experience new activities exclusive to Pacific Dawn like Walk the Plank, Crow’s Nest Viewpoint and the Boulder Wall. All activities are paid on-board but they’re a great way to break up the day!
Cruising has always been the ultimate family getaway to relax & take in the serenity of the ocean but if you’re a family that loves doing things differently – there is no shortage of options for you either!
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Source Credit: Qantas Holidays, Carnival Cruises, P&O, Disney Cruises, Royal Carribean