Cruising is the ultimate family experience, with excellent facilities and activities on ships for both kids and parents. Although there's plenty to keep everyone entertained while onboard, shore excursions are another story.
The first rule when travelling as a family and planning things to do in ports is that if the children are happy, so are mum and dad. For instance, although you might be keen to visit that museum with the priceless pieces of art, your toddler (and the curator) would most likely prefer you didn't. And while your tween may want to swim with dolphins, your teen might prefer to zipline through the trees.
Juggling everyone's individual needs and wants can be a challenge, so we've compiled a roundup of some of the best kid-friendly, age-appropriate shore excursions to be found in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.