Family cruising

Children are our special guests, and we love welcoming them on board. They'll quickly be at home on our ships and will find plenty of opportunities to make friends. And you’ll be free to enjoy your holiday as you choose, with a blend of family fun and precious alone time.

Our children's clubs

Activities to suit all ages

With four individual clubs for children aged from six months to 17 years, your children will have the time of their lives on board our ships. They’ll soon make friends in the dedicated area for their age group, whilst our expert team ensures that everyone has fun and stays safe.

Family life on board

For children and their parents, there's so much to enjoy together on a Cunard cruise. From family fine dining to splashy fun in the pool, from a night out at the theatre to unforgettable moments ashore, you'll always be free to do as little or as much as you - and they - like.

Food and drink

Children are welcome in all restaurants on board and at Afternoon Tea. The buffets offer delicious options for all tastes and ages, from early morning until late evening, and you'll find great burgers and pizzas at the pool grills during the day.

Your main restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll find plenty of child-friendly options for breakfast - buttermilk pancakes are very popular - and a children's menu packed with favourites alongside our delicious set menus for lunch and dinner.

Family fun around the ship

On warmer days at sea, there's nothing quite like a refreshing dip and all of our ships have at least one family-friendly main swimming pool. You could also try your hand at padel or table tennis, golf putting or pickleball, depending on your ship.

The traditional deck games like quoits, croquet, bowls or shuffleboard are also great fun for all the family. On sea days, your entertainment team will organise regular activities – skittles or table tennis tournaments, scavenger hunts, quizzes, board games and more – which children are encouraged to join.

Theatre, cinema and planetarium

Children are welcome in all of our theatres. On Queen Mary 2, Illuminations contains the only planetarium at sea, and its daily shows are a huge hit with guests of all ages. Movies for all ages are screened regularly - consult your Daily Programme for details.

The Royal Court Theatre hosts spectacular musical productions every night. Most are suitable for younger children, who often have their very first theatre experience on board a Cunard Queen. The lights and sounds of a live show, often with a chance to meet some of the cast afterwards, make for a very exciting evening!

Bars and lounges

While you might not usually take your children to a bar, the rules are different on a Cunard cruise. Many of our bars and lounges are all day venues, and children are welcome in most of them until late in the evening. The Queens Room is popular with families in the evening, with children joining their parents on the dance floor. All menus offer alcohol-free drink options.

Alternatively, the children's clubs are usually available until late evening. Note that a small number of venues are only suitable for adults over 18.

Going ashore

There's little to touch the thrill of stepping ashore in a fascinating new land. Whether you opt for an organised excursion or go it alone, you'll be well set for a day to remember.

Shore Experiences

With every detail taken care of, many of our Shore Experiences are great adventures for all the family. From pizza tasting in its spiritual home of Naples, to a waterpark day near Barcelona or volcano exploring in the Canaries, you'll find plenty of options for a wonderful day ashore.

Family exploration

Exploring at your own pace is a wonderful, stress-free way of discovering a new destination. In larger ports, you'll find complimentary shuttle buses that deposit you in the heart of the action. Your Daily Programme includes a detailed port guide to help you plan your day ashore.

Frequently asked questions for parents

Visit our frequently asked questions section for more details.

Planning your voyage

New to cruising

Whether you are new to Cunard, or new to cruising in general, this handy guide will explain what to expect when you set sail on a Cunard Queen for the first time.

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What's included

Well appointed accommodation, fine dining, fabulous entertainment and outstanding service: it's all included.

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What to pack

Wondering what to pack for your voyage? We have put together a guide to assist you in deciding what to wear.

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Staying connected on board

Find out how to stay in touch with your loved ones and get the best from your devices during your voyage, and browse our on board internet packages.

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