About familycruises.co.nz

Family Cruises specialises in providing quality information and advice for families wishing to book a cruise holiday. Cruising is the ideal family holiday with fantastic "Kids Club" facilities onboard and Family Cruises can help you determine which are the best cruises and cabins for your family holiday. An important point we like to reiterate however, is that the children's space onboard each cruise is limited and will sell out - so please book early.

We are primarily an online business, and as such pass the savings of not having retail branches throughout the country on to you, our customer.

We are a division of Cruises Online Limited. Our contact details are as follows:
Head Office: Level 4 Excelsior House, 6 Commerce Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Postal Address: PO Box 90139 Victoria St West, Auckland 1142
Phone: 0800 14 33 14

Meet our cruise specialists

I have worked in travel since 2003 after living abroad in New York, Calgary and London. I took 5 months off in 2009 to travel around Africa, Spain, Turkey and Croatia. Cruising is an awesome way to travel and I love seeing the growth as more and more Australians & Kiwis get to experience the wonder of "unpacking once" and not lifting a finger for the whole holiday!
Amy Mc

Amy Mc

New Zealand Manager

Favourite ship: Crown Princess
Favourite destination: Venice
Best cruise tip: Get to know the crew onboard your ship especially the Bar Staff. They are the people who know all the best places to visit in the ports of call and they will have lots of handy hints to help you spend your time wisely.

 
I love to travel and have been lucky enough to see most of the world during 12 years working for Princess Cruises as Food and Beverage Manager. I have a passion for cruising and believe its the best way to go on holiday as you only need to unpack once and you can do as much or as little as you like with your time onboard.
Abi

Abi

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Oasis of the Seas
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: If you don't enjoy your dessert ask for a different one, you can have as many as you like!

 
I'm new to the travel industry with a background in hospitality but I've definitely found my passion in cruises! I love to travel and have explored Europe, Asia and Australasia. Cruising has opened up a whole new world of travelling for me. A stress-free, luxurious yet completely affordable on. I don't think I will be backpacking again anytime soon!
Alex

Alex

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Queen Mary 2
Favourite destination: Greece
Best cruise tip: Make sure to book early if you're wanting to take the family away over the school holidays you don't want to miss out and the ships fill up fast!

 
I made the move to the cruising industry after completing my studies in Travel & Tourism. I always loved the idea of Cruising as you get to see so many different places and only have to unpack once! I have travelled throughout New Zealand, Australia and the beautiful South Pacific Islands.
Amy

Amy

Senior Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Explorer of the Seas
Favourite destination: Cambodia
Best cruise tip: If you plan on spending any down time in your room away from the cruising social scene, book a balcony cabin and take in the ocean views!

 
I love travel and have been working within the tourism industry for the past 5 years! Cruising is a great way to travel if you have never been overseas, have a family and children to occupy or even if you're just looking to relax and only unpack once. There are so many great ships there really is something for everyone!
Ben

Ben

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Regent Navigator
Favourite destination: Anywhere new! Have been to Hong Kong, Bali and Singapore, Australia and fell in love with each instantly
Best cruise tip: Cruise ship spas often offer discounts for first-day and port-day treatments. Stop by the spa, or check your daily newsletters to find out about deals.

 
I have been working as a travel agent for the last 5 years, and am just getting into the cruise industry. Cruising has been a lifelong dream of mine and I'm excited to be making that dream a reality for my clients!
Felicia

Felicia

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Ovation of the seas
Favourite destination: Alaska
Best cruise tip: If your travelling for a special occasion, always remember to let the cruise line know, so they can make your experience extra special

 
I love to Travel, and what better way to travel then on a cruise! I am new to the cruise industry but have worked in the travel industry around 3 years and am loving it. Cruising is such a stress free way to travel and great value for money.
Jason

Jason

Senior Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Favourite destination: Anything with a beach!
Best cruise tip: If you are worried about getting sea-sick, take some sea sickness medication at least two prior to getting on board to help your body adjust.

 
Have been in travel for 10+ years now having worked with Airlines, Hotels and other travel agents, so can offer all round advice. Found my calling with Cruises when I realised the value that it included and the fun times to be had. Packing and unpacking once is just the way I like to travel and is a great feature of cruising. I've been to a total of 27 countries including most of Europe, India and the Middle East
Tegan

Tegan

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Oasis of the seas
Favourite destination: Cape Town
Best cruise tip: Most cruise cabin walls are metal. Pack some magnets, and you can attach your daily program to the wall for easy access

 
I recently joined the cruise team after working in sales in the Car Rental industry. I absolutely love traveling and think cruising has it all, from transport, accommodation, activities and entertainment and let's not forget about food (lots of food), it's the whole package
Andrea

Andrea

Junior Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Oasis of the Seas
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: Stay offline and enjoy the cruise experience!! If its necessary there are Hot spots with free wifi on ports. Also remember to switch your phone to flight mode to avoid roaming costs!

 
If you love traveling , cruising is such a great option to explore the world ; great value for money, hassle-free, you get spoiled , many on board activities, lot of dining choices , night entertainment and the list goes on!
Bonnie

Bonnie

Assistant Consultant

Favourite ship: Majestic Princess
Favourite destination: Germany
Best cruise tip: If you wish to explore the destination your cruise is departing from, it is a good idea to arrive there a couple days earlier to explore.

 
I joined Cruise Sale Finder at the beginning of 2017. Traveling is a big part of my life having visited 15 countries. My first cruise was on Dawn Princess and from the moment I stepped onboard I caught the cruising bug. Since then I have also sailed on Majestic Princess, Celebrity Solstice and Explorer of the Seas. Cruising is a great way to see many cities around the world – it is perfect for those who enjoy a relaxing holiday and for those who like to be on the go.
Traveling has always been my passion. It humbles me, keeps me grounded and shifts my perspective in life. I took a leap of faith when I entered the travel industry. It did not take long for me to realize that I have found my niche. My degree in Communications matched the passion I have for travel. I have the gift of gab and talking about a cruise holiday has always been a favorite topic of mine.
Bryan

Bryan

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Azamara Pursuit
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: To maximize the scenery from your balcony, check the itinerary so you can decide where your cabin should be, either on the port side or the starboard side.

 
I have been in the Travel Industry since 2014. I have handled clients from various countries traveling around the world by land, air and the seas. I only traveled locally but have enjoyed every bit of my travels. I enjoy the warmer weather and a little bit of the sun. Walking along a white sandy beach and watching the sea on the horizon just gives me that very relaxing feeling. I just can't wait to get to my next holiday!
Dane

Dane

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Queen Elizabeth
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: Book a cabin which is closest to the ship's facilities where you would like to spend most of your time.

 
I have been in the travel industry for over 2 years now. I can say that traveling is my passion which I fully devote my energy and time to. I have visited a few Asian countries now and I was lucky to gain perspective and meet many locals.
Elmo

Elmo

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Symphony of the Seas
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: Travel while you're young and able. Don't worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.

 
I have been working in the travel industry for quite sometime now. I am proud to say that I help made dreams become reality. Let your dreams set sail.
Gayel

Gayel

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: Check the cruise itinerary to know which side of the ship is the best to be on. It is also best to organize your currency before you go for the various ports of call.

 
I started working as a Cruise Specialist almost 4 years ago, after getting my degree in International Travel and Tourism Management. I've always loved traveling, I love the excitement of it all — feeling like an explorer — discovering a new land, a new language, new money and all the little challenges that go along with it. I think that helping people manifest their dream holidays into reality is the best job for me.
Being part of the travel industry for almost 5 years, I can think of no other job that I could enjoy more. Helping all types of clients to book cruises makes me look forward to planning my next holiday. And for someone who loves to travel but hates the organising aspect of it, cruising is the perfect solution. How else can one can one go to several great destinations without having to spend too much time in booking flights and hotels separately? Only by cruising!
Melanie

Melanie

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Pacific Dawn
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: Pack a change of clothes in your carry-on bag so you don't have to wait for your luggage to be delivered to your cabin before you can slip into sandals, shorts and swimsuits.

 
I have been in the travel industry for 3 years. Being a Travel Agent is a Dream Job. Travel is a very personal thing,it is all about creating beautiful memories with their family and friends.
Ralyn

Ralyn

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Explorer of the Seas
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: Make sure you pack your gym clothes so you can visit the Gymnasium while onboard and work off the extra calories from the all you can eat buffet on the ship.

 
I've been in the travel industry for quite sometime now and I must say that I'm enjoying this job. I love traveling and exploring different cultures. Cruising is the best way to explore new places while still having time to relax onboard during the Sea Days.
Tina

Tina

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Pacific Jewel
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: Don't miss out on the fun, mate! Remember, your holiday should be memorable so pump it up, make sure you have your OOTD (Outfit of the Day) ready for the Gala Night.

 
I've been a Hotelier for the longest time and being hospitable is part of my personality. I love the incomparable beauty of nature that you can enjoy while sailing and I believe cruising is the best way to holiday.
Anny

Anny

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Ovation of the Seas
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: To avoid the hassle of waiting in lines onboard, if possible, prebook all the activities and entertainment that you can in your Cruise Personaliser before you go!

 
I have been working in the travel industry for almost 4 years now. Cruising is the best way to have a holiday as you don't have to worry about food, accommodation, and entertainment as these are all included in the fare. On top of that, you get to visit different destinations and meet new people in one holiday.
Marco

Marco

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Queen Mary 2
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: If there is an option for dining time you should try and opt for the 2nd seating because many of the excursions won’t get you back in time for the early seating.

 
I'm a graduate of Tourism Management and have been working within the industry for 3 years, working for P&O Australia, P&O World cruising and Cunard as a Cruise Specialist. I've learned a lot about the travel industry but cruising is definitely the best way to travel as the ship is a destination itself.
Ahyie

Ahyie

Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Radiance of the Seas
Favourite destination:
Best cruise tip: Before your trip, familiarize yourself with your cruise itinerary. You can ask us about what theme nights to expect onboard so you can bring along some awesome outfits with you.

 
I was previously employed as a Cruise Specialist with P&O and was part of Special Services Team. I've been working in the travel industry for 2 years now and I'm enjoying it! I'm always excited to learn new things especially about the different cruise lines. I love to travel mostly going to beach destinations.
 
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