LONDON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Compared to the flowers and fuss of Mothering Sunday early in the year, June's Father's Day often passes by quietly for many families. But 2012 is the year to push the boat out, with plenty of cheap Caribbean cruises to reward hard-working dads of all ages. P&O cruise deals are packed with world-class sports and activities to ensure the old man has the voyage of a lifetime.
Which British gentleman doesn't enjoy a spot of croquet in the sun? Other traditional sporting pursuits aboard a cruise ship include paddle tennis and lawn bowling, to transport passengers back to the golden age of travel. Younger dads can head inside for a modern bowling tournament, as many ships also offer night-glow bowling to add a little excitement to the game once the sun goes down.
Cheap cruises also offer dads the opportunity to flex their surfing muscles, without the risk of being washed out to sea. Many ships have huge wave machines to get the adrenaline pumping. Dads can even film their experience to show off to their friends when they get home.
Rock climbing is another staple activity aboard modern cruise liners. A rock steady wall provides a fun challenge and fantastic views of the ship and glittering Caribbean Sea. Golf-loving dads will enjoy the high-tech simulators that allow passengers to play virtual rounds at some of the world's most famous PGA courses. Real balls and clubs are combined with cutting-edge simulations to create the thrill of teeing off at a major tournament.
The fun doesn't stop when the cruise ship makes a pit stop. Shore-based activities allow dads to explore idyllic Caribbean islands and holiday spots, with jeep adventures and zip-line tours to take them deep into the exotic landscape. Those looking to get their feet wet can take part in a scuba diving session, during which experienced professionals will be on hand to guide them through a spectacularly colourful marine world.
When the evening rolls around, it's time for dads to dress in their finest and test their nerve in the onboard casino. Looking back to the romance of the American riverboat casinos, modern cruise liners offer roulette, blackjack, slots and much more in opulent surroundings. Whether your dad is a complete beginner or veteran poker player, affordable cruise holidays provide a friendly casino environment to help him complete his perfect day at sea.
SOURCE Thomas Cook