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What activities are available for children on board and is there a Children's Club?

Our family-friendly ships Azura, Britannia, Iona, Arvia and Ventura are perfect for our younger travellers. Each ship offers a dedicated children’s club, The Reef, for all ages and Scene (13-17 years Iona and Arvia only). In addition to The Reef, a children’s tea and countless activities are all included in your holiday. 

A full programme of age-appropriate activities will be provided for two - 17 year olds in our children’s club (The Reef and Scene for 13-17 years Iona and Arvia only) . It’s split into five distinct age groups so that the needs and level of play in each group can be met. There are a whole host of exciting activities organised daily by our qualified and enthusiastic DBS-checked Reef Rangers to keep children of all ages entertained safely and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age.

All activities are age-appropriate for our separate clubs and include arts and crafts, quizzes, challenges, sports and much more. Relevant, age-appropriate games consoles, such as PlayStations and fixed tablets, are located in each of the clubs. There‘s also plenty of time for children to simply relax and meet people of a similar age.

Upcoming summer sailings:

For cruises K313, K314, N318, N319 and G321, we may not be able to accommodate all requests throughout guests' cruises with us due to the popularity of our supervised children’s clubs. We strongly recommend registering on My P&O Cruises* within 15 days of the cruise. Once on-board, sessions can be booked using My Holiday - sessions for the following day will be released each morning and we recommend guests book in advance to avoid disappointment.

We still have a range of entertainment for children on board each ship, including swimming pools, ‘round the clock entertainment, matinee theatre shows such as Sooty Live, Tappy Toes which is a dance and movement class for our younger guests, Aardman character appearances, Ocean Performance Academy that includes dance, circus and dance workshops and much more. Of course, guests can also enjoy Altitude Mini Golf and Skywalk on Arvia.

Things to note: 

  • *Parents/carers are required to register their children here. This link will be e-mailed to them 15 days before embarkation. 
  • Opening times for The Reef are subject to change dependant on the itinerary of the cruise and the seasonal period. They will be clearly advertised and made available on board. 
  • The exact age groupings will depend on the number of children travelling on any particular cruise.
  • Please note that at least one parent or guardian must remain on board with your child at all times.
  • Children's clubs will be open regardless of the number of children on board, except during staff training, on embarkation day or if the occasion should arise that there are no children on board.
  • Children may only participate in the club designated for their age group - it is not possible to join a club for a different age group.
  • There is no additional charge for the children's clubs.


Children and teenagers wanting to use The Reef and Scene must be registered by a guest aged 18 or over on their booking. If you have not registered through My P&O Cruises, please attend a registration session at The Reef. These will be advertised in the Horizon.

Booking a session

Once your child is registered, you or your child's nominated carers can book sessions though My Holiday. Teens aged 13-17 can book their own sessions. Session times for the following day will be released daily at 10:30. 

Spaces are limited, so make sure you book as soon as possible. If you no longer need a session, you can cancel via the My Holiday home page.


Age group Club What's available
Up to two years Day Nursery

With age-appropriate toys and games, plus bespoke themed Turtle Tot activities, the Nursery offers a safe environment where your children can have great fun and meet new friends. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Children in the Day Nursey are required to be supervised at all times.

0 to four years Night Nursery

The Night Nursery can help you can enjoy your evenings safe in the knowledge that your little ones are in good hands. Operating each night, your children can dream sweet dreams in the quiet area, and we’ll page you if they wake up. Children are not required to be supervised.

Two to four years Splashers

Soft play area, outdoor play areas and fun activities such as glove puppet shows and creative play combine to make Splashers a great place for children who are at that age when they are constantly on the go. Children are not required to be supervised.

Five to eight years Surfers

From imaginative play to fun and games and sports challenges, our five to eight year old guests can be kept endlessly entertained. They can enjoy outdoor play, exciting theme days, tabletop games, game consoles and active games such as parachute games. Children are not required to be supervised.

Nine to 12 years Scubas

With music, consoles and fun game shows there’s something for everyone in Scubas. The fun continues with games, quizzes and karaoke. We also organise a whole host of arts and crafts and competitions so our younger guests will never be short of something to do. Children are not required to be supervised.

13 - 17 year olds h20 (The Scene on Iona)

We are confident that the mix of music, game shows and quizzes will keep our teenage guests occupied for the whole holiday. For the more active, we also have table tennis and much more. Children are not required to be supervised.

Please note the team can issue pagers to parents/guardians where we feel it is beneficial, or when specifically requested. 


We do not operate a babysitting or in-cabin listening service. We also recommend that children 12 years and under must not be left alone in the cabin. Children under the age of two cannot be signed into the supervised daytime activities.

Security features

  • Our Reef Rangers are DBS checked.
  • Our clubs feature secure entry systems to allow authorised entry only.
  • Children 12 years and under are required to be checked in and out of their age-specific club by their parent or guardian or authorised adult. This means that only pre-authorised adults will be able to collect your child/ren from the club. Please make sure parents/guardians who are collecting the child have their ship ID available for inspection.
  • Children under the age of 18 may NOT sign out your younger children.
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