Parents wanting to take their 10 to 12-year-olds away are immediately limited by the school timetable. However, that’s not to say that there isn’t plenty of choice around the summer months, as these three cruises demonstrate. Our trio of picks below cover an option for each budget – with one even leaving from Southampton, meaning your customers can get on holiday that little bit quicker!
Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Family 2015-16 guide, each week we will be running our Big Three feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from. This week it’s short-haul cruises for families with kids aged 10 to 12 years.
All prices based on a family of four sharing an inside cabin, unless otherwise stated
Cruise line: Costa
Date: August 29, 2015
Duration: Seven days
Departure port: Venice
Seven days of cruising around the Mediterranean, visiting Italy, Greece and Croatia – all for under £1,800. Not a bad deal, eh? With Costa’s Deliziosa the on board entertainment includes grand prix simulator racing cars, children’s pool and kids club as well as four restaurants, a spa, swimming pools and a Turkish bath. Where do we sign up?
Cruise line: P&O Cruises
Date: July 30, 2016
Duration: 14 nights
Departure port: Southampton
This 14-night P&O sailing features nine ports of call, so there is plenty of opportunities to get off and stroll around the Mediterranean. Not that you will be bored on the company’s new flagship vessel, Britannia, which was christened by Her Majesty The Queen and features a specialist children’s facility called The Reef, which can cater for children from two to 17 years old.
Cruise line: Crystal Cruises
Date: April 10, 2015
Duration: Seven days
Departure port: Monte Carlo
Price: £1, 542 per person (if booked before August 31, 2015)
Seven days of cruising from Monte Carlo to Venice – not a bad way to spend easter. Your children will certainly agree too. Crystal’s two ships are renowned for the amount of space they each offer per passenger and has ultra-luxury amenities in abundance. This cruise is well worth putting forward to any clients who want to treat their family for that special occasion.