Originally Posted by fursoc
Hi, we are planning to start an extended cruise
(2-3 yr) leaving from NSW Australia in about a year. The initial plan is to travel North up to the Whitsundays and then onto South East Asia via PNG. We cannot find much information on whether this is a common route for cruisers with kids. We have a 5 & 8 yr old and are hoping to meet up with other kid boats along the way.
Will we find kid boats along that route?
Sounds like a very extensive cruise. Will you be staying around PNG and SE Asia? Circumnavigating? Kids age 5 & 8 are young. That's a long time out at sea with mom and dad (or, you and partner?). Also, it's a very big ocean, and not so many children
cruising around with elders. Many days at sea, with nobody around sometimes. If your concern is the children
not going "bonkers", which would be my concern, then maybe Thailand
is a good destination
, merely due to the tourism trade
... and maybe ... more kids on boats. Even if young children 'jump at joy' thinking of 3 years at sea, there will be many boring days, and your 5 year old is too young to be doing solo-scuba speargun fishing
off the stern while the elders read books
. What will they be doing, all day, all night, all day, all night, all day, all night .....
for thought. Good luck.