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Written by P&O Cruises Australia

You’ve been dreaming about reuniting and spending time with friends after being disconnected for so long, and holiday-making with loved ones is finally on the horizon.

We’re starting to look beyond lockdowns and restrictions again, so if you haven’t yet considered cruise travel as an option, now is an excellent time to start.


Because it’s a no-fuss, stress-free holiday that allows you to focus on the things that truly matter: quality time spent with your loved ones.

Aussies have been trusting P&O Cruises with their holidays from Australia for over 89 years, so it’s safe to say they’re a very reliable option to consider when organising your first big holiday in a while.

Planning a group cruise doesn’t have to be difficult, even for large groups. There’s a lot less to organise than for your typical road trip, and there are enough onboard activities to keep everyone entertained, while still allowing downtime to relax.

If spending days and nights with friends you’ve dearly missed sounds like something you can really get around now that travel is back on the table, then keep reading about why cruising with friends is the perfect solution for your reunion.

You’ll soon be completely equipped with knowledge on how to organise a group cruise, and your friends will be so grateful. Say ‘so long’ to pandemic-related relationship strain and ‘hello’ to the good times and holiday fun you’ve missed.

5 Reasons Why Cruising is a Great Way to Reconnect with Friends & Your Loved Ones

It’s a Stress-Free Holiday


Whether it’s for a short cruise or a longer holiday, P&O Cruises offer a holiday like no other. There’s very little planning involved, as main meals in designated restaurants, accommodation, most activities and entertainment are all included in your fare.

With all the logistics well and truly sorted, even a short trip of a few days will feel like weeks of quality time.

With no additional hotel transfers, transport costs, or separate bookings to manage, you’ll be able to quickly settle into relaxation mode on your well-deserved holiday with friends.

Visit Multiple Destinations in One Trip

Cruising is an easy, stress-free way to see Australia’s gorgeous coastline. Experience it all with a Shore Tours cruise, taking you directly to the gates of Aussie beach heaven you’ve been craving.

Visit several destinations, wander around friendly towns and kick back on quaint beaches without worrying about how to get from one place to the next.

Become a tourist in your own backyard and discover everything our uniquely beautiful country has to offer.

There’s Something for Everyone


There are over 60 onboard activities every day on a P&O cruise, and with so many different dining experiences, there’s truly something for every taste. You can choose to partake in as much or as little as you like!

Relax at the pool or the spa, or book yourself into a calming yoga class or a game on the sports court. For the playful, there are game nights and trivia nights, and Kids Club for various age groups to keep the little ones entertained.

And, if you’re wondering, “are cruises fun for young adults?”, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Cruise ships are active, fun and can easily merge nightlife and adventure. 

Enjoy Fun Night Entertainment


P&O Cruises are always coming up with unforgettable experiences so you can make the most of your nights onboard the ship.

With everything from bars and nightclubs, to the casino, live music shows and both family-friendly and Adults Only comedy nights, you and your friends will no doubt make some fun, lasting memories together dancing the night away and relaxing all day. 

Make the most of group deals and discounts

Whether you’re reuniting with family or friends for an anniversary, a big birthday celebration, or “just because”, you’ll no doubt get the most out of your booking with discounts on large groups.

An affordable holiday to entertain the whole group, never having to lift a finger and instead spending time relaxing, celebrating and partying with those you love is sounding pretty good right about now.

In fact, it’s sounding better than ever. Take a look at the best group cruise deals

What are you waiting for?

Book a P&O cruise, leave your stresses on dry land and prepare for fun, relaxation, reconnection and lots of laughs with those you love most.

Visit P&O’s website to find a cruise deal, view destinations or learn more about life onboard for your group.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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