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Cruises Brisbane

Top Cruise Lines Departing from Brisbane

Cruises from Brisbane call at a number of incredibly different and exciting destinations. As one of the principal departure points for cruises around Australia, Brisbane has a great range of cruise lines and cruise styles to choose from:

Top Destinations from Brisbane

Cruising from your home port of Brisbane has never been so easy, no matter what kind of holiday you are looking for:

  • A short break at sea
  • A week exploring the coast of Australia
  • World cruises

To find your perfect cruise holiday, get in touch with our Cruise Experts or fill out a booking enquiry form on the cruise page.

Top Cruise Ships Departing from Brisbane

Things To Do in Brisbane

Brisbane’s events calendar is always jam-packed with things to do:

  • Art exhibitions at the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art
  • Fashion shows
  • Fascinating displays at the Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive
  • Big footy games at the Suncorp Stadium
  • Cricket at the Gabba
  • The annual Brisbane International

There is something for everyone in Brisbane, nature enthusiasts will love:

  • Tours along the Brisbane River – see the multi-million dollar villas at Norman Park, the beautiful Newstead House – the city’s oldest surviving residence, the South Bank Parklands and much more.
  • The Streets Beach – the only inner-city man-made beach in the country – a must-visit while in Brisbane for its spectacular lagoon and white sand

Brisbane Cruise Terminals

The port of Brisbane is located on Fisherman Island on the Brisbane River. It is currently home to two cruise terminals:

  • One at the Portside Wharf at Hamilton that only accepts smaller cruise ships
  • Another on Fisherman Island that will let big (over 270m long) ships berth

However, with ships constantly growing in size and the number of cruises form Brisbane increasing every year, there is clear need for expansion. 2018 has seen the start of the new Luggage Point Cruise Terminal construction. The new $177 million facility will be able to welcome even the biggest mega-ships in the world. This project will:

  • Create thousands of jobs for the locals
  • Help the local tourism industry develop
  • Open new opportunities for cruises from Brisbane

The Best Time to Visit Brisbane

The capital of the Sunshine State – Brisbane is blessed with a beautiful subtropical climate and even though it can get down to as low as 11°C in the winter, it is still mild and dry.

The best time to visit would, generally speaking, be April and May:

  • The sun is shining
  • The amount of rainfall is very low

However, that is also the time to beware of the school holiday crowds.

Reviews for Cruises Brisbane

7.9 / 10
Very good
Based on 136039 Reviews
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Excellent (8.5+)
39%
Very good (7-8.5)
31%
Good (4.5-7)
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OK (3-4.5)
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Average (1-3)
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couplerelaxedinspiringFamily Friendlyelegant
the whole experience of being on board a large ship for the first time, a great introduction to cruising.
there wasn"t any dislikes

both the above were excellent
6.9 / 10
6.9 / 10
HELEN C.
singlerelaxedinspiringDiverse
Staff were all great and very caring and helpful. Ship looked after diamond members well.
Regina the Crown and Anchor person. She should not be allowed to deal with people...very rude, unhelpful, closed up at least 10 minutes earlier than she should have and told customer to leave. Told another that she hated the people on the ship. Another case refused to answer enquiriesfrom diamond lounge staff for customer. People were all talking about her rudeness.

The cabin was very well situated. Had virtual balcony which was wonderful. As soon as I walked in the cabin was bright and welcoming, not at all like an inside cabin.
7.4 / 10
7.4 / 10
KENNETH L.
familyrelaxed
Family friendly
Had no dislikes

Cabin space
7.1 / 10
7.1 / 10
CATHY A.
coupleFamily Friendly
went to different places than usual south pacific tour
Staff in dining room did not listen to requests, and were unintentive, found the buffet easier

Not our normal choice, insufficent mini suites on ship
8.9 / 10
8.9 / 10
Lynette C.
coupleelegant
Liked it all
2.0 / 10
2.0 / 10
Gweneth K.
familyrelaxedinspiringFamily FriendlyDiverse
everything. staff, food, entertainment were all great.

was big enough, staff kept it clean and tidy, and family all loved different towel animals each day.
10.0 / 10
10.0 / 10
NANCY B.
couplerelaxedinspiringFamily FriendlyelegantDiverse
ship and staff were fabulous. could not be better
the cruise wasn't long enough

cabin was very good and very comfortable
6.6 / 10
6.6 / 10
DBRA B.
friendsDiverse
The Polynesian team were the highlight for me. I enjoyed all their activities. Yoga classes . The port of Lahaina in Maui was my favourite.
Repetitive menu, shows and activities. Being on the ship for 35 days meant that I saw every show at least 3 times. The evening menu repeated way too often. During the day there was not enough variety of activities. The common areas on board are in need of a serious refurb as they were looking very worn.

Decor a bit worn out and the colour brown used too frequently. Would loved to have seen more water colours used in the decor ie blues, greys, greens and sand colours.
6.9 / 10
6.9 / 10
STEWART B.
singleFamily Friendly

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9.7 / 10
GAYE W.
friendsrelaxed
The relaxed atmosphere with wonderful service and beautiful lounges, dining and public places. We liked having a coffee at the Mosaic bar and cocktails in the living room that were all included.
nothing

Cabin was beautifully decorated but on the small side with a shower curtain instead of fixed screen in the small bathroom.