Duration
12 Nights
For Kids
From 0 to 11 years
Travel
16 Dec 19
Destination
South Pacific

Hop onboard Pacific Aria and spend an unforgettable Christmas in the middle of South Pacific! If you’ve never been to Vanuatu and Fiji, you’re probably picturing friendly locals and coconuts; beautiful beaches and colourful markets. But you can also look forward to freshwater rivers, soaring mountains, lush green forest, and endless fun activities that kids and adults will love!


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take the kids for an amazing Christmas escape around South Pacific islands
  • Explore tropical destinations such as Vanuatu and Fiji
  • Kids and adults will love to sail on Pacific Aria with its exceptional onboard entertainment and activities 

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Sail 13 Days aboard Pacific Aria in cabin category selected  
Enjoy full access to fitness facilities, poolside and sports court activities
Endless fun on board with all entertainment included (with the exception of dinner and lunch theatre)
Use outdoor pools and hot tubs as you want
All shipboard main meals for kids and adults are included. (excluding speciality restaurants)
Enjoy iced water, tea, coffee and lemonade at anytime
A complimentary room service is provided 24 hours a day
Travel stress-free, all port and government charges are included in your package

SAIL DATE

  • Departs 16 Dec 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

Visas for Australians travelling overseas: 
A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.
We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, PURCHASE ONLINE AT WWW.FAMILYTRAVEL.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 100

BEST FOR FAMILIES

Why is this holiday great for kids?

Cruising: Cruising is sure to be a hit with the whole family as it takes all the stress of transfers and logistics away and includes accommodation in family-size cabins, meals and entertainment. Kids will have plenty of activities to keep them busy onboard with shore excursions, supervised youth programs and never-ending family workshops/activities. 

Destination: Explore the South Pacific by island hopping on Pacific Aria. Kids can hit the beach and discover tropical wildlife on Fiji and Vanuatu islands, while mum and dad can enjoy the fantastic white sand beaches or learn more about the traditional heritage. The South Pacific allows mum and dad to relax while kids play and explore. 


Why is this cruise best for families?

Keep the kids happy! From kids vs kids-at-heart laser tag to enjoying an Island Adventure show together, there are loads of activities to share. Or take an optional Shore Tour and explore a different world. Plus with four age-specific Kids Clubs, it can be date night, every night.

Pacific Aria: A cruise holiday is an adventure for all age. Loads of laughter and unforgettable experiences go hand-in-hand when cruising with your kids. Games, events, and cruise activities for kids are going on all over the ship throughout the day and into the evening hours, making family time a great time. And thanks to the amazing Kid’s Club program on Pacific Aria, children love their cruise vacation just as much as their parents.

Turtle Cove – ages 2-5
Shark Shack – ages 6-9
HQ – ages 10-13
HQ+ – ages 14-17 


Grown Up’s Corner

Mum and dad can escape and have time to themselves on board while the kids enjoy and make friends at the Kid’s Club. Arranging a night out at a speciality restaurant or a night of song and dance at one of Pacific Aria theatre performances. During the day enjoy the Spa & Fitness Centre or take an adults-only shore excursion while the kids enjoy some supervised play. 

 

1

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.


2

Tue 17 Dec - At Sea


3

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.


7

Sun 22 Dec - At Sea


8

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!


10

Wed 25 Dec - At Sea


11

Thu 26 Dec - At Sea


12

Fri 27 Dec - At Sea


13

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.

 
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

 

Dining: 

  • My Table Dining: Enjoy your dinner at both the same time and table each night with a choice of two seating time options. Your waiter will look forward to welcoming you back every night. My Table Dining is available in Angelo’s, Dragon Lady and Waterfront Restaurant.

  • My Choice Dining: Dine when, where and how you choose. Reservations can be made each night or you can join at your leisure.

  • Casual Dining: From delicious burgers by the poolside to expertly brewed coffee with cake, casual dining venues serve up all of your favourites. The hardest part will be choosing what to order.

  • Something Special: Enjoy all speciality restaurants, lounges and snacks on Pacific Aria. Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, Waterfront Restaurant, Chef’s Table, The Grill, The Café, Cellar Door, New Zealand Ice Cream

Keep the kids happy! From kids vs kids-at-heart laser tag to enjoying an Island Adventure show together, there are loads of activities to share. Or take an optional Shore Tour and explore a different world. Plus with four age-specific Kids Clubs, it can be date night, every night.

Kid’s Club:

  • Turtle Cove (ages 2-5): This is the place for the smallest member in your family! When playing in Turtle Cove your kids will be well supervised by an experienced youth staff. From DUPLO® play centre to arts and crafts, theme nights to talent shows – the hardest part of Turtle Cove is deciding what to do first.
  • Shark Shack (ages 6-9): There is so much fun for your kids to sink their teeth into at the Shark Shack, the special club created for kids aged 6 -9 years. It’s the perfect place for them to make new friends and play with kids their own age.
  • HQ (ages 10-13): Teenagers can be hard to please on holiday but when you’re on a Pacific Aria, you don’t have to worry! HQ is the ultimate chill zone made just for them so they can have the coolest holiday ever. It’s the place to be for kids and teens aged 10 -13. They can make new friends, play video games, check out movies and hang out with an incredible Youth Staff.
  • HQ+ (ages 14-17): HQ+ is the coolest hang on the ship. Specially created for 14-17-year-olds so the teens can leave their little brothers and sisters behind and chill out with people their own age. They have their own special lounge where they can have the best holiday ever! It’s a place to make new friends, play video games, check out movies and interact with the incredible Youth Staff.


Entertainment

  • Teen Jam: Get the band together at Teen Jam and the young Cruiseliners can perform their jams for an audience.
  • Bungee Tramp: Finesse your circus skills with the Bungee Tramp. Strapped into a harness over a massive trampoline, you’ll jump sky high
  • TC & Skipper’s Island Adventure Show: Much-loved mascots keep the kids entertained with the fun TC & Skipper’s Island Adventure production show.
  • Time To Shine Talent Show: With coaching by performers onboard, your child will take centre stage in the onboard Time to Shine Talent Show!
  • Flying Fox: Be brave and go for it! Take a ride above the top deck for a thrill and view like no other.
  • Other entertainments: Adults Only Comedy Club, Trivia & Game Show, Casino, Premium Cinema…

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. 

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