3. Scale a cascading waterfall
Family cruisers get the best of both worlds with a stop in Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila. Spend a day poolside overlooking tranquil Vila Bay or take the kids on a gentle walk through the rainforest to beautiful Mele Cascades Waterfall. Even the youngest kids can criss-cross slow flowing streams and clamber over rocks covered in tumbling water, before reaching the 30-metre falls. After navigating the boulders at the base of the falls, plunge into one of the waterfall pools to cool off. On the return journey, be sure to admire the gardens and translucent natural pools downstream.
4. Take advantage of a kids club wherever you go
Are the kids’ seconds from a meltdown? Or do you just fancy an uninterrupted warm meal and conversation? Take advantage of the free onboard kids club. Most astonishingly, the kids really want to go! And why wouldn’t they? With Princess Cruise’s Discovery at Sea program they can make clown fish, learn about whales or race air speed balloons - just a few of the Discovery Channel themed activities onboard. Grouped by age, the kids program includes: ice-cream and disco parties, video games, science experiments, competitions and prizes galore. Best of all, parents can escape on a romantic shore excursion, knowing kids are having fun with new friends.
5. Arrive on beautiful new islands with ease.
Only when cruising can families wake up at a different island, or even country, each day - with absolutely no effort. Princess Cruises also stop in stunning Lifou, New Caledonia where kids can practice French with the locals, swim with schools of fish at Jinek Bay Marine Park and learn to crack a coconut at the market. And that’s just before an onboard buffet lunch.