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With great weather, bustling cities, quaint beaches and epic scenery, you really don't have to sail across the world to find the perfect cruise destination, Australia offers it all! Whether looking to enjoy a city break in Sydney, Perth or Melbourne, or longing for a scenic escape by the beach, we've got you covered!
There is a range of cruises starting from short two night breaks to seventeen night expeditions, the options really are endless. Cruise with P&O Australia, Carnival or Princess to be taken on a journey of a lifetime!
Nestled in Oceania, Australia, along with the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands, holds the title as the world’s sixth-largest country and 12th largest economy. An Australian cruise inspires and excites with:
There’s a range of departure ports around the country, each offering a city full of life and an opportunity to start your cruise right. You can cruise anywhere in the world with the vast selection of itineraries CruiseAway has on offer, no matter where you’re starting off.
Experience the natural beauty of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales and Australia’s most famous harbour city. Lose yourself in this bustling city and admire its impressive architecture that dates back over 200 years.
The perfect mixture of old and new, Sydney is truly unique:
One of the best options from Sydney is to embark on a cruise to New Zealand, making sure it stops by Milford Sound. Its close proximity to Australia, and breathtaking landscapes make New Zealand perfect for cruising!
Melbourne is known as Australia’s “melting pot” city that's full of:
Melbourne offers holiday-makers the chance of a unique Australian sightseeing experience:
There’s never a dull moment in this exciting city. Cruising from Melbourne will start your holiday with a bang!
With friendly locals and a modern vibrant atmosphere, Brisbane’s a city full of life. Enjoy Brisbane's beautiful open spaces under the Queensland sun - there is something for everyone in the city:
The Brisbane port offers a range of cruise departures:
Perth - Fremantle
Fremantle is the port city 30 minutes from Perth, the capital of Western Australia. With its mix of alternative and arty types, Fremantle has a feeling like no other. Whether you’re there a few days before you depart or if its a short stopover on your cruise, you will not be disappointed.
If you are after a true Fremantle experience, look no further than the ‘Cappuccino Strip’:
Take the short journey to Perth to discover:
There is a great number of cruise lines sailing in Australian waters and offering beautiful itineraries, here are just some of them:
If you are cruising with the family and are on a budget, go with one of the following cruise lines - they are anything but expensive, offer fun activities for all members of the family and are Australian-oriented:
Couples, first-timers and families will enjoy a cruise on board these cruise lines - there are outstanding entertainment options for all, some of which are unique and innovative, plus the selection of restaurants is spectacular:
Looking for a traditional, old-fashioned cruising experience? Here are the cruise lines for you:
Luxury sailors that are looking to fall in love with cruising once and for all, should check out one of the following - they offer an all-inclusive extravaganza, some of them are more laid-back, others - ostentatious:
First things first, booking a great cruise around Australia is best done around the months of October to April - the famous Wave Season starts, where you can catch the best:
Cruising your own backyard would probably be best in the winter months of June to August and here is why: