Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Take the kids on holiday and relax


Take the kids on holiday and relax

Parents hoping to lie-back and recharge these summer holidays - without leaving the kids at home – now have the perfect solution.

A summer cruise aboard P&O Cruises’ Pacific Sky offers the ultimate family holiday. And with fares starting as low as $4,752* for a family of four on a 10-night cruise, including all main meals and entertainment for the whole family, the option is more affordable than ever.

“There are activites to cater to all family members aboard Pacific Sky” says P&O Cruises’ New Zealand manager Shannon Currie.

“Young children, older kids and teenagers have dedicated clubs supervised by qualified staff and activities are designed to keep the ship’s younger passengers busy all day and into the night.

“And while the kids are being entertained, their parents - normally big kids themselves - can go out to play poolside, join in at bingo, or dance the night away in one of our many bars and lounges.”

Children aged up to seven years flock to Turtle Cove where they are entertained with toys, educational games, arts, crafts, videos and a safe outdoor play deck complete with a paddling pool.

Meanwhile, the Shark Shack is a mecca for kids aged seven to 12 who can enjoy an endless range of activities including games, quizzes, treasure hunts, video games, talent shows and movie nights.

“Both kid’s clubs are open late so parents can live it up, feeling relaxed and confident their little ones are being well cared for. We also offer a full teen programme onboard to suit the different needs of young adults onboard.” says Mr Currie.

Only children with unlimited energy could tackle the long list of activities on offer across the three clubs. ‘Coketail dance parties’, dress-ups, painting, craft, games, toys, quizzes, talent shows, movies day and night and ‘Fright Night’ shows are just the start.

The children’s clubs are normally open from 9am-noon, 2-5pm and then 6 till late. Children 12 and under can eat their dinner at 5pm each day while parents relax and enjoy their own five-course dinners each night.

When Pacific Sky arrives at a tropical island port in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, New Caledonia or the Loyalty Islands, the whole family can enjoy the day ashore discovering the native culture, snorkelling or swimming at idyllic beaches.

Special fares for Pacific Sky’s summer season are available from:

• $5,432 for a family of four on a 10-night Christmas cruise sailing to Tonga and Fiji, departing December 17, 2005*.

• $7,680 for a family of four on a 12-night New Year cruise to Fiji and Vanuatu departing December 27, 2005*.

• $5,325 for a family of four on a 10-night cruise to Vanuatu, Loyalty Islands and New Caledonia, departing January 8, 2006*.

• $4,752 for a family of four on a 10-night cruise from Auckland to Melbourne visiting Picton, Lyttelton, Dunedin, Milford Sound and Burnie in Tasmania, departing January 18, 2006*.

If you’re looking for a fun-filled holiday the family will remember forever, details are available through travel agents, call P&O Cruises on 0800 95 12 00 or visit http://www.pocruises.co.nz.

* Fares are based on two adults and two children aged under 13, travelling together in a complete 4-berth cabin. Fares subject to availability, conditions apply.

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Paymark: Lockdown Equals Slowdown For Some

The three days of lockdown for Auckland earlier this month made a clear impression on our retail spending figures. While only Auckland moved into Level 3 lockdown, the impact was felt across the country, albeit at different levels. Looking at the ... More>>

Infrastructure Commission: Te Waihanga Releases Report On Water Infrastructure

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga’s latest discussion document highlights the importance of current reforms in the water sector. Its State of Play discussion document about water infrastructure is one of a series looking at the ... More>>

Sci-Tech: Perseverance Rover Lands On Mars – Expert Reaction

NASA has landed a car-sized rover on the red planet to search for signs of past life. The vehicle has more instruments than the four rovers preceding it, and it’s also carrying gear that could help pave the way for human exploration of Mars. The ... More>>

ALSO:


ASB: Quarterly Economic Forecast Predicts OCR Hike As Early As August 2022

Predictions of interest rate rises have been brought forward 12 months in ASB’s latest Quarterly Economic Forecast. Chief Economist Nick Tuffley now expects the RBNZ to begin raising the OCR from its current level of 0.25% as early as August ... More>>

ACT: Matariki Almost A Half Billion Dollar Tax On Business

“Official advice to the Government says an extra public holiday at Matariki could cost almost $450 million,” ACT Leader David Seymour can reveal. “This is a perfect example of the Prime Minister doing what’s popular versus what’s responsible. ... More>>

Genesis: Assessing 6,000 GWh Of Renewable Generation Options For Development By 2025

Genesis is assessing 6,000 GWh of renewable generation options for development after starting a closed RFP process with 11 partners. Those invited to participate offer a range of technologies as Genesis continues to execute its Future-gen strategy to ... More>>

OECD: Unemployment Rate Stable At 6.9% In December 2020, 1.7 Percentage Points Higher Than In February 2020

The OECD area unemployment rate was stable at 6.9% in December 2020, remaining 1.7 percentage points above the level observed in February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the labour market. [1] In December, the unemployment rate was also stable ... More>>

Stats NZ: Unemployment Drops To 4.9 Percent As Employment Picks Up

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in the December 2020 quarter, from 5.3 percent in the September 2020 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Last quarter’s unemployment rate of 5.3 percent followed the largest increase observed ... More>>