12 Nights
From 0 to 11 years

Deck the decks with boughs of holly on this Christmas holiday with a difference. Celebrate on board the Pacific Aria with a festive family itinerary through Vanuatu and Fiji. Both of these hot-to-trot destinations are famous not just for snorkel encounters with marine wildlife and photo-worthy jungle-covered peaks, but for the incredibly warm welcome they afford kids. What better place to spend quality time together over Christmas?

Book a couple of cabins and make it an extended family affair minus the stress. With pools, an on-deck adventure park, fine-dining, live music and Kids Clubs, not to mention shore excursions, you’ll discover why cruising is such a popular multi-generational getaway. 

And Santa might just have to call in some dolphins instead of his trusty reindeer!


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Create a Christmas to remember by celebrating at sea
  • Visit all the top spots in Vanuatu and Fiji, including Blue Hole, Champagne Bay and Port Denarau, but only unpack once!
  • All meals and on-board entertainment included on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Aria, such as the Premium Cinema and High Ropes Course unique to this ship

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Sail 13 days aboard Pacific Aria in cabin category selected
Enjoy full access to fitness facilities, outdoor pools, hot tubs and sports court activities, with all on-board entertainment included
Visit top spots in Vanuatu and Fiji
All shipboard meals for kids and adults are included (excluding specialty restaurants)
Complimentary iced water, tea, coffee and lemonade at anytime
Complimentary room service provided 24 hours a day
All port and government charges are included in your package
Call us on 1300 404 100 to add flights to Brisbane

SAIL DATE

  • Departs 16 December 2019

ITINERARY 

  • Day 1: Mon 16 Dec – Brisbane, Australia 
  • Day 2: Tue 17 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 3: Wed 18 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 4: Thu 19 Dec – Santo, Vanuatu
  • Day 5: Fri 20 Dec – Champagne Bay, Vanuatu
  • Day 6: Sat 21 Dec – Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Day 7: Sun 22 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 8: Mon 23 Dec – Suva, Fiji
  • Day 9: Tue 24 Dec – Port Denarau, Fiji
  • Day 10: Wed 25 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 11: Thu 26 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 12: Fri 27 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 13: Sat 28 Dec -Brisbane, Australia 

For full itinerary information  CLICK HERE 


WHY BOOK WITH FAMILY TRAVEL?

At Family Travel, we have a passion for helping families all over Australia create meaningful and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a band of avid campers, adventure-seekers, or if you prefer a little luxury, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for your family. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 100 and one of our accredited family travel specialists can create an incredible family holiday package for you.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


FINE PRINT 

  • Valid for travel: 16 Dec 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Advertised Per Adult & Per Child prices are based on 2 adults & 2 children staying in an Inside cabin
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees   
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the Family Travel  Booking Guarantee applies. The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: Travel Insurance, Flights, Visas, Prepaid Service Charges, Specialty Restaurant Cover Charge & Shore Excursions

VISA INFORMATION

A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country.

Family Travel cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start.

Read more Visa information here.


Book your Christmas cruise now by purchasing online at www.familytravel.com.au or calling us on 1300 404 100.

BEST FOR FAMILIES

Why is this holiday great for kids?

Cruising: There is never a dull moment on board a cruise ship. There is a titanic-sized tonne of kid-friendly activities included in your package, such as abseiling, flying fox, cinema, rock climbing and more. That’s not to say you won’t get your peace and quiet. With included Kids Clubs, grown-ups can check out the live shows, casino and spa. Check out ‘The Ship’ tab to read more.

Destination: Pacific Aria might be your home base, but island-hopping in the South Pacific is what this trip’s all about. Swim in the spectacular hue of the Blue Holes on Espirito Santo, then enjoy what feels like a natural spa at Champagne Bay, where freshwater meets ocean lagoon. In Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, make the most of restaurants and museums and special sites like the Turtle Sanctuary and Jade Beach.

And all of that is before you even land in family-favourite Fiji! Here, make the most of cultural offerings in Suva and Port Denarau, where thrill-seeking teens can go ziplining. 


What about the grown-ups?

Pacific Aria hosts an excellent Kids Clubs and an additional group child-minding service for 2 to 9 year olds from 10.30pm to 1am. Bring on the grown-ups’ party!

Make the most of ‘me time’ by checking out adults-only Comedy Club, Casino, Trivia and Game Show, Mixology classes and an array of bars and fine-dining. You’ll love the Blue Room, with live music all day and night. There is also an adults-only Oasis, a special deck with hanging chairs and cabanas – the ultimate escape at sea.

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Mon 16 Dec - Brisbane, Australia

Departs 14:00
Before hoping on Pacific Aria, discover Brisbane’s best with this comprehensive itinerary covering art, beaches, barbeques and koalas – a perfect family escape in Queensland’s capital.


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Tue 17 Dec - At Sea


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Wed 18 Dec - At Sea


4

Thu 19 Dec - Santo, Vanuatu

Arrives 09:00 – Departs 17:00
Explore Vanuatu’s famous and breath-takingly beautiful Blue Hole, surrounded by tropical rainforest, swimming, kayaking or snorkelling in water that’s so blue it must be seen to be believed.


5

Fri 20 Dec - Champagne Bay, Vanuatu

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00
Champagne Bay is one of the most exquisitely beautiful beaches in the world. A freshwater spring flows into the lagoon, which allows you to experience a spa-like bubbling sensation at low tide.


6

Sat 21 Dec - Port Vila, Vanuatu

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00
Discover Port Vila between, culture, tradition and history, and take all the family for a trip to Tranquillity Island for some close encounters with Vanuatu’s marine life. Say hi to baby Hawksbill turtles at the Turtle Sanctuary before heading to Jade Beach, a spectacular location for snorkelling.


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Sun 22 Dec - At Sea


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Mon 23 Dec - Suva, Fiji

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00
Welcome to Fiji! From its cosmopolitan downtown area to its quaint villages, Suva offers visitors a truly well-rounded view of Fiji’s interesting culture. Experience the lush, emerald green tropical forests, a biological paradise of rich diversity and a stunning profusion of tropical fauna.


9

Tue 24 Dec - Port Denarau, Fiji

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00
Take the kids and explore picturesque mountains, local villages, scenic lookouts and more to see in Port Denarau. Teenagers will love a rush of adrenalin as you can fly through Fiji’s tropical rainforest, over rivers and waterfalls on this adrenalin-pumping zip line adventure that ranges from 80 to 160 meters high!


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Wed 25 Dec - At Sea


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Thu 26 Dec - At Sea


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Fri 27 Dec - At Sea


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Sat 28 Dec -Brisbane, Australia

Arrives 06:00
It’s time to disembark and say goodbye to Pacific Aria. Enjoy the weekend and spend time with kids exploring Brisbane’s best with this comprehensive itinerary covering art, beaches, barbeques and koalas – a perfect family weekend in Queensland’s capital.

PACIFIC ARIA

A floating hotel with everything at your fingertips, Pacific Aria offers you a stop-and-flop holiday on which you can cross off multiple destinations but only unpack once. 

Dining

You’ll definitely have to make Christmas lunch a special one, so take your pick from the 16 included and extra dining options available.

All meals are included in your cruising package – you can choose to dine at the same time and table every night with My Table Dining, or opt for something more flexible with My Choice Dining. Modern Italian favourites are on offer at Angelo’s if you’re craving pizza and pasta. Asian fusion cuisine from Dragon Lady and family classics at Waterfront Restaurant and The Pantry will keep even the fussiest of eaters happy and refuelled for action-packed adventure.

Indulge in a romantic dinner or special family event with specialty restaurants including Salt Grill, overseen by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. Or stay poolside and pick casual eats at The Grill and The Cafe. Cool down in the tropical South Pacific sun with some frozen treats from New Zealand Ice Cream!

Kid’s Club

Grown-ups can have some time to themselves, and kids and teens can make new friends and test out awesome activities. Four age-specific kids clubs have everyone covered, with talent shows, arts and crafts, movies, theme nights, video games and chill zones. Check out the popular Turtle Cove for 2 to 5 year olds, Shark Shack for 6 to 9 year olds, HQ for 10 to 13 year olds and HQ+ for 14 to 17 year olds. Those in the know will jump in fast before all the spots fill up! There is also a group child-minding extra service for 2 to 9 year olds after 10.30pm, giving adults that little extra time to enjoy a cocktail or live music on date night. 

Entertainment and activities

By far the stand out on board Pacific Aria, the Edge Adventure Park offers thrills and spills – in the middle of the ocean! Try out abseiling and flying fox over the top deck, or make like a pirate and walk the plank. The Pacific Aria is the only one of P&O’s ships to offer a High Ropes course, so make the most of it! There is also laser tag and bungee, and some great deck games, not to mention brilliant shore excursions on the beaches, in the jungles and at the towns of Vanuatu and Fiji.

Grown ups will love the adults-only comedy, Broadway-style shows and Premium Cinema. TC & Skipper’s Island Adventure Show is one for the whole family, and Time to Shine Talent Show even involves the kids themselves!

Cabin categories  

Inside Cabin

Wake up with your loved ones! Interior rooms are perfect for both families and couples. Interior rooms are available in a range bedding combinations including twin, double, triple and quad share.

Room features:

  • Private ensuite, shower only
  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Wardrobe, desk with chair
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air-conditioning with personal controls

Capacity:

  • Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed
  • Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds
  • Some quad rooms on Pacific Aria contain sofa bunk beds

Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin 

Oceanview rooms feature a window or porthole so you can let that natural light stream in. Oceanview rooms are available in a range bedding combinations including twin, double, triple and quad share. 

Room features:

  • A window or porthole
  • Private ensuite, shower only
  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Wardrobe, desk with chair
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air-conditioning with personal controls

Capacity:

  • Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed
  • Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds
  • Some quad rooms on Pacific Aria contain sofa bunk beds

Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin 

Open your doors and let the outside in! Make the most of your time at sea with your own private Balcony Room. 

Room features:

  • Private balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Private ensuite, shower only
  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Wardrobe, desk with chair
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air-conditioning with personal controls
  • Spa baths

Capacity:

  • Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed
  • Third berth sofa bed are available

 

What is included in the deal? 
Please refer to the ‘HOLIDAYS INCLUDES’ section. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 100for more details.


Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that my family needs? 
We recommend you see your doctor at least eight weeks prior to travel for advice, and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.


Can Family Travel organise my travel insurance? / Do I need a travel insurance?
We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you. Call us on 1300 404 100 and quote Family10 for a 10% discount.


Can I arrange my flights with Family Travel? 
We at Family Travel are fully licensed travel agents and are able to arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 100 to get a personalised quote.


When will my booking be confirmed?
Once your Family Travel Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the Family Travel Reservations team. Family Travel will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking into your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements. The Family Travel team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking?
If for any reason you need to cancel, contact the Family Travel reservation team on 1300 404 100, and make sure you have your travel voucher number and traveller names on hand. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, Family Travel will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. Once we have received a variable request for cancellation, we request it be submitted in writing. Once received we will begin to process your cancellation. 


I haven’t received my Family Travel voucher yet. What do I do?

If you have not received your voucher within 24 hours contact Family Travel on 1300 404 100 and we will resend your voucher by email.


Where can I find full terms and conditions for Family Travel? 
Terms and conditions for each product can be found in the fine print of each booking. Full details on the terms and conditions can be found on the link below.


How many people in a cabin?
At Family Travel we can book cabins that are the right size for you and your family. For Twins, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 100.


How do I book shore excursions? 

Guests can book a Shore Excursion by visiting the Shore Excursion desk onboard during their cruise. Guests may also visit Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner to purchase excursions before they cruise.


Are there any age limits to join a shore excursions? 

This depends on the cruise line – the majority, however, are family friendly with no age limitations. Royal Caribbean Cruise line offers a range of shore excursions specifically for families however some activities have age requires such as diving which requires a  minimum age for diving is 12 years. 


What will I pay for on board? 

You will need to pay for the below on board:

  • Alcoholic and premium soft drinks
  • Children’s Fountain Soda Package
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Beauty treatments in the Spa
  • Items purchased from onboard shops
  • Cover charges for speciality dining and Johnny Rockets

How do I pay for onboard expenses?

An Onboard Expense Account, also known as your SeaPass® onboard account, is the cashless system used for all onboard purchases and services. Depending on your ship, SeaPass cards are handed out at the pier or will be in your stateroom waiting for you. The account may be set up with either a credit card or as a cash account. You may establish a master account and add guests from your stateroom or another stateroom as authorised purchasers on your account. For each purchase made onboard the ship you will receive a receipt at the point of sale. A final statement will be delivered to your stateroom on the final morning of your cruise holiday for your review. Please note all onboard prices are in USD.


Are there any programs for kids on board? 
Please check out Best For or facilities section to find information on what kids can enjoy on board. 


What is a guarantee cabin?

A guarantee cabin is one where there is no stateroom number assigned by the cruise line. A cabin may be assigned any time before travel and may have an obstructed view. 


What type of clothes should I bring?

 On any Royal Caribbean Casual clothing such as Jeans, polos, sundresses and blouses are all the right amount of laid back. Please keep swimwear to the Pool Deck. Shorts are welcomed for breakfast and lunch 


My kids are fussy eaters will there be other option for my kids? 

Royal Caribbean offers a large range of casual dining options and quick bites for meals on the run. With 9 dinning options onboard you are to find something for everyone.