One of the main reasons parents dismiss the idea of a cruise is the thought of kids being stuck on board ship for an entire holiday. P&O Cruises are delighted to debunk that myth all over Europe this summer with school holiday cruises designed to spend as much time playing in ports as sailing the seas.
But not just any old ports or playing. From Dubrovnik and Split to cool Barcelona and the colourful Canary Islands, beautiful Bergen and classics like Rome, Naples, Venice, Athens and Lisbon, you can tick dozens of great cities off the to-do list. And every one’s packed with tours and activities and experiences and adventures beautifully organised with kids in mind.
Plus, the travelling part isn’t too tough on P&O Cruises' family friendly fleet of ships where everything from swimming pools and children’s clubs to free WIFI, entertainment, events and almost guaranteed sunshine – even on the Norwegian fjords – is covered.
Time to rethink sailing with kids? Here are five school holiday cruises and hundreds of fun activities and sights to completely convince you this summer.
If you could design a customised family cruise this summer it would probably look a lot like P&O Cruises' Mediterranean grand tour aboard Britannia. Sailing out of Southampton in sunny August – perfectly timed for UK school holidays – it’s a cross between the best European city breaks and the best ever beach holiday. Big ticket attractions shore-side are balanced by enormous swimming pools, fun kids clubs and endless entertainment on-board. And, for those cynics who imagine cruising is all at sea, P&O Cruises lay on amazing activities at every port to take the wind out of any doubting sails this summer.