Australia is surrounded by spectacular coastline, with some areas only accessible by boat. With its close proximity to New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands, there is no shortage of exotic destinations and cruising is a fabulous option for holiday makers.
Cruising In and Around Australia
Another area not to miss is the remote Broome and Kimberley Region. Most of this region is only accessible by boat, with many cruise ships being smaller, allowing cruise goers access to more isolated areas, awe inspiring gorges and giving a truly memorable experience.
The Whitsundays are one of Australia’s most popular cruise destinations, with over 70 islands, clear tropical water and stunning coral reefs, these cruises offer the ultimate relaxing tropical holiday.
Major operators cruising to and from and around Australia include:
P & O Cruises
P&O Cruises offer both domestic and international cruises. With approximately 20 ports of call, you can cruise to virtually anywhere around Australia. Choose from the Whitsunday’s, Christmas Island, Broome in the far west where the wilderness meets the sea, Tropical Far North Queensland, Margaret River, the convict ruins of Port Arthur, spectacular scenery of Hobart, tropical Cairns or thriving cities such as Sydney Harbour, Newcastle, Fremantle, Melbourne and Geraldton.
When it comes to international cruises, P&O has all the beautiful tropical places covered. International ports of call include French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tonga and Western Samoa. Also not to forget are the cruises to fabulous Indonesia, why not check out Bali, Lombok, Komodo and Semarang.
Royal Caribbean International
This company offers 12 and 14 night exotic cruises from Australia to New Zealand and the Islands. The cruise includes Ports of Call such as Sydney, Melbourne, Christchurch and Tasmania with the 3 main areas of interest being Sydney, Hobart and Wellington.
Princess Cruises has a fleet of over 15 ships with some of them being amongst the largest super liners in the world.
2 of these super liners, Sun Princess and Dawn Princess, do round trips from Sydney, Freemantle and Melbourne.
Other cruise destinations include New Zealand, Tasmania and the South Pacific.
Cunard Cruises bring to you the majestic Queen Mary II and the Queen Elizabeth. Departing from Ports in Sydney, Adelaide and Freemantle, destinations include New York, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Southampton. Round trip cruises are also available.
Holland America Line
Holland America offers cruises from 14 days right up to 70 days in duration, cruising Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Also paired with this is their award winning shore experiences, offering you a cruise holiday not to be forgotten.Hero Image "Sydney Harbour Bridge Limbo" - By emmettanderson