Family holiday with P&O Cruises

Enjoy a fantastic holiday with your entire family on board our family-friendly ships: Azura, Britannia and Ventura. These ships were tailored to the needs of families and have large children's areas, child-friendly pools and family entertainment as well as areas reserved just for adults.

What's included

Children and youth clubs, night nursery, children's tea, disco and activities are all included in the cruise fare. On family-friendly cruises, you receive generous reductions on children's fares if they share your cabins and in some cases children's places are free (subject to availability).

The Reef

The free onboard programme for 2-17 year olds is called The Reef. Split into four age groups, this programme offers exciting activities organized daily by our well qualified Reef Rangers. Your children will be entertained throughout the day and evening.

  • Splashers (2-4 year olds)
  • Surfers (5-8 year olds)
  • Scubas (9-12 year olds)
  • h2o (13-17 year olds)

Family dining

Normally children join their parents for breakfast and lunch but if you want to enjoy a dinner for two, our children's tea is a perfect option for the little ones. We know their taste and have sausages, fish fingers, pizza and pasta in addition to healthy dishes such as salads, soups, fruit and vegetables.


Our cabins are  well equipped for the needs of families. Many cabins have additional beds or sofa beds and the standard facilities include TV, telephone, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, spacious wardrobes and plenty of drawer space.

Shore excursions

We offer a vast choice of shore excursions designed especially for families, meaning your time ashore will be as stress free as your time on board. Transfers and entrance fees are included and the only thing you have to do is enjoy your time together. Typical family tours include:

  • Beach transfers
  • Water parks
  • Dolphin/whale watching
  • Adventure trips
  • Family city tours