School Holiday Cruises

Make it the most fun school holidays yet!

A school holiday cruise with Carnival will be the experience of a lifetime for your whole family. Choose a family getaway that lasts a few days or over a week, with school holiday cruises from Sydney or Brisbane.

Explore stops in Australia and the South Pacific, or just make the most of family friendly cruises by enjoying, entertainment, food, activities, and kids club fun aboard a Carnival school holiday cruise.

Book a school holiday cruise for 2021 or 2022 and give your family a holiday they will never forget.


with so many activities, it's heaven for kids!

PLUS award winning kids programs and supervised Night Owls™ program*

*Charges Apply.


The hottest Kids club in town
CAMP OCEAN®

At Camp Ocean®, 2-11 year olds keep active and have fun as they enjoy ocean-themed activities and entertainment made for kids:


School Holiday Information

2020 School Holidays (NSW) Starts Ends
Term 1 Holiday Saturday 11 April Sunday 26 April
Term 2 Holiday Saturday 4 July Sunday 19 July
Term 3 Holiday Saturday 26 September Sunday 11 October
Term 4 Holiday Saturday 19 December Tuesday 26 January 2021

Commonly Asked Questions

How to choose a school holiday cruise?

If you’re planning a family getaway for the NSW or Queensland school holidays, we have school holiday cruise deals your family will love. Set sail from Sydney or Brisbane and enjoy a holiday you’ll remember forever. School holiday cruise durations include:

Are cruise ships usually booked on school holidays?

Of course, a school holiday cruise is popular, and with all these things to do, it’s easy to see why.


What to pack for a school holiday cruise?

Family friendly cruises have it all, so pack for whatever you want to do on your school holiday cruise.

Where can I cruise to on school holiday?

School holiday cruises from Brisbane and Sydney offer a range of relaxing destinations.