Days on board
Days on board
Make the most of your ship
One of the best things about a cruise holiday is the double exploration. You’ll encounter unforgettable destinations but also discover all the venues, decks and quiet corners of your ship. Each ship in our fleet is designed with you in mind. You’ll find plenty to choose from, allowing you to do as much or as little as you like. From trying something new to winding down in a whirlpool spa, you can make the most of everything your ship has to offer…
Grab your favourite snacks and settle down to watch the latest blockbuster release, a timeless classic or a family movie at our on-board cinemas. You can even catch open-air screenings at SeaScreen – a unique outdoor cinema experience on Azura and our new ship Arvia. While on Iona, you can relish the first four-screen multiplex at sea at Ocean Studios. With showings throughout the day and evening in the plushest setting, you’ll be spoiled for choice and able to catch a movie at a time that suits you.
Lazy hazy days
Why not opt for one of the quintessential holiday days – the pool day? Pick a sun lounger, pack a good book and settle in. If hunger strikes, bring your whole clan for great food and good times with our family favourites; head to the poolside grill where you can grab a juicy burger made to a special recipe exclusively for our grills; savour a handmade pizza, stone-baked to perfection; or make a hot dog even more delicious with your favourite tasty toppings. Or how about cooling off with a delicious Jude’s ice cream, or, if you’re on Iona, a Snowflake gelato? You’re on holiday after all! If you are travelling as a family, with the Ultimate drinks package we’ll include the Children’s package at no extra cost – perfect for summer days on deck.
Running on deck
If splashing about isn’t quite enough activity for you, we have sports courts on each ship. Choose football or tennis, golf or basketball – even archery. Perhaps you’d rather tick off your 10,000 steps with an invigorating walk or run around the deck? Or take advantage of our well-equipped gyms, often featuring floor-to-ceiling windows so that you can enjoy the views as you burn off the holiday ice creams. You could also join a fitness class such as yoga, Pilates or FitSteps® – a fun-filled workout that mixes the graceful steps of ballroom with the high tempo of Latin dance.
Children’s drinks package
Time for families
If you’re travelling as a family, you can make holiday memories both on board our family-friendly ships and ashore. With different activities in store for each cruise, you could catch a matinee show in the theatre, join an early children’s tea or start some friendly competition on the sports court. Enjoy eye-opening culture, mouth-watering cuisine and hair-raising adventure? We can help you find your perfect family experiences ashore; whether that’s zip-wiring through tree tops or taking in beautiful island views on a toboggan ride. And if you love showing off your dance moves, you might end your day back on board with a silent disco. Whatever your style, the choice is all yours.
Please note: activities and facilities vary by ship and cruise; this information is for guidance only. Additional prices may apply to some items featured.
Available on our family-friendly ships, The Reef is our free on-board programme for children of all ages to join activities, play games and make friends. Staffed by a crew of enthusiastic Reef rangers, the clubs offer a wide range of age-specific entertainment.
Splashers for ages 2–4
Little ones can enjoy soft play, outdoor areas and fun activities such as parties and creative sessions.
Surfers for ages 5–8
Children can delight in games consoles, imaginative and soft play, as well as outdoor sports and activities such as mini Olympics.
Scubas for ages 9–12
Fun times will be had at Scubas with music, games consoles, arts and crafts, game shows, after-dark discos and karaoke.
H2O for ages 13–17
Teenagers can gather for computer games, discos, table tennis and, during the school holiday season, activities such as sports coaching and talent shows. On Iona and Arvia, teens can also stow away at Scene, a games and entertainment hangout.
We highlight our school holiday cruises with this icon. As term breaks can vary by school, make sure you do your homework before you book. Pre-registration is required and access to the children’s club is on a first-come, first-served basis. During certain periods of the year it may be necessary for the age groups to be merged to 2-8 years and 9-17 years.