4 Nights
From 0 to 11 years

Wander the wonderful Whitsundays on a 4-night Whitsundays Family Cruise on the Pacific Dawn. Beachy bliss doesn’t get better than this! Perfectly timed for Australian and New Zealand school holidays, this cruise is an ideal family getaway with zero fuss. You’ll see some of the best destinations off Queensland’s coast, including Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. Onboard everything is organised for you, from meals to entertainment and even enormous water slides.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Whitehaven BeachHamilton Island, Airlie Beach and Brisbane
  • 4 nights on board P&O’s Pacific Dawn
  • All meals included onboard
  • Onboard entertainment and activities included, such as sports, Kids Club, live music and more

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Sail 4 days aboard Pacific Dawn in cabin category selected
All meals on board for kids and adults are included
Kids Club for 3 to 17 year olds included
All entertainment: Live music, cinema, party nights, game shows
Pool and Fitness facilities
Check out family-favourite destinations such as Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island

SAIL DATE

  • Departs 01 Oct 19

ITINERARY 

  • Day 1: Tue 01 Oct – Brisbane, Australia
  • Day 2: Wed 02 Oct – At Sea
  • Day 3: Thu 03 Oct – Airlie Beach, Australia
  • Day 4: Fri 04 Oct – At Sea
  • Day 5: Sat 05 Oct – 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: 01 Oct 2019
  • Advertised Per Adult & Per Child prices are based on 2 adults & 2 children staying in an Inside cabin
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • 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, Prepaid Service Charges, Specialty Restaurant Cover Charge & Shore Excursions

Book your Whitsundays Family Cruise now on www.familytravel.com.au or by calling us on 1300 404  100

BEST FOR FAMILIES

Why is cruising so great with kids?

No pesky transfers, no drawn-out check-ins, no packing and re-packing, no fuss about food. Cruising is the ideal way to holiday as a family, with everything you could possibly need right on board with you. On board activities such as pools, water slides, Kids Clubs, and more will keep you entertained at sea. Roomy cabins and family dining options have you covered.

DESTINATION

Start off in buzzing Brisbane and cast out to the best of sunny Queensland: the Whitsundays. This tropical haven, made up of 74 picturesque islands, has been attracting attention from families for years. White sandy beaches, wildlife-filled corals, jungle walks and tourist resorts make the region an ideal one for easy family holidays. Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island are the star performers.


PACIFIC DAWN

This is a cruise ship made for families of all shapes and sizes. Come together as a family for deck games such as golf putting, quoits or table tennis, then challenge each other to an all-ages Laser Tag tournament. Enjoy some time apart with an Adults-Only Comedy Club, Spa and Fitness Centre and four age-specific Kids Clubs run by devoted experts.

At Turtle Cove, 3 to 5 year olds can enjoy the DUPLO play centre and some fun arts and crafts. Shark Shack is for 6 to 9 year olds, HQ is for 10 to 13 year olds and HQ+ is for older teenagers, each with dedicated activities. 


Grown Up’s Corner

Grown ups can treat themselves to dinner at a specialty restaurant, or see a live music or theatre performance while littlies and teens make friends at Kids Club. Enjoy the Adults-Only Comedy Club, Casino, range of bars and cinema options.

1

Tue 01 Oct - Brisbane, Australia

Departs 16:00
Brisbane is a city full of contradictions. It’s a place of shorts and thongs and high finance. It is both sophisticated and rustic. A city eager to change, yet reluctant to abandon its old ways!


2

Wed 02 Oct - At Sea

New and improved experiences are coming so you can cruise, cruise and cruise some more. With so many experiences onboard you can choose to do it all or do nothing at all. It’s your holiday, your way!


3

Thu 03 Oct - Airlie Beach, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:30

If you ache to snorkel, dive, swim, paddle or just laze on a breathtaking white sand beach, this is the place to do it.


4

Fri 04 Oct - At Sea

We’re always coming up with new and improved experiences so you can cruise, cruise and cruise some more. With so many experiences onboard you can choose to do it all or do nothing at all. It’s your holiday, your way!


5

Sat 05 Oct - Brisbane, Australia

Arrives 06:00 
Brisbane is a city full of contradictions. It’s a place of shorts and thongs and high finance. It is both sophisticated and rustic. A city eager to change, yet reluctant to abandon its old ways!

PACIFIC DAWN

Embark on the newly refurbished P&O Pacific Dawn, a floating resort with everything your family could possibly need on board. In fact, P&O has won Cruise Passenger Reader’s Choice Award for Best Kids Cruise Line three years running. They have a waterpark with slides and pools, a flying fox, Bungee Trampoline, family-friendly theatre show of TC & Skipper Island Adventure, four age-specific Kids Clubs for 2 to 17 year olds, and the chance for aspiring musicians to show off their talent at Teen Jam performances. 

DINING

All meals are included on board so make the most of the yummy menu options. Complimentary dining happens at Waterfront Restaurant, where you can choose between My Table Dining (fixed time and fixed table with the same familiar waiter), My Choice Dining with flexible reservations, casual poolside dining or specialty dining at delightful restaurants, cafes and lounges. On Pacific Dawn, your specialty options include Salt Grill from Aussie celebrity chef Luke Mangan, meat and seafood at Shell & Bones, deluxe degustation at Chef’s Table and an array of no-fuss eats at The Grill, Charlie’s Bar and The Cafe. Need to cool down after swimming and sunbaking on deck? Pick your favourite flavour at New Zealand Ice Cream.

CABIN CATEGORIES

Cabin categories  

Inside Cabin

Interior rooms are perfect for both families and couples. Interior rooms are available in a range of 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 the natural light stream in. Oceanview rooms are available in a range of 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. 


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.


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 P&O 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? 

P&O 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.