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South Pacific from Cairns with the Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Cruise Line

South Pacific from Cairns with the Norwegian Sun

14 nights

From Cairns to Lautoka

Norwegian Sun

23/04/2025 - 07/05/2025



from $3,591 p.p.



from $4,434 p.p.


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Cruises from Cairns

Cairns is the most popular gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Before embarking your cruise, explore the area:

  • The bright lights of the vibrant modern city
  • The rare exotic greenery of the surrounding rainforest

If you’re looking for a memorable cruise holiday that begins before you even set sail, cruises from Cairns will be perfect for you.

Things To Do

Cairns is situated in Queensland and is home to around 140,000 people. With a thriving tourism industry, residents welcome visitors with friendly hospitality. There is an impressive range of activities available for you to explore the city and the surrounding area:

  • A boat tour or a scenic flight to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkelling or scuba diving to see the stunning coral gardens
  • Secluded island getaways, for example to the Lady Musgrave or the Lizard Island
  • Visits to the Wet Tropics Rainforest – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some unique plants and animals
  • The city’s Esplanade is home to a 4800m2 swimming lagoon, Muddy’s, Australia’s top-rated playground, live music and great restaurants
  • St. Monica’s Cathedral
  • Innovative museums such as the Tanks Arts Centre, three huge ex-WWII fuel-storage tanks which have been transformed into art galleries
  • The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park offers performances and arts

Top Destinations

Cruises departing from Cairns will head for a few different destinations, here are some of the most popular ones:

Cruise Lines

Cruises from Cairns are offered by a number of cruise lines, each providing a variety of itineraries and experiences, depending on what kind of traveller you are:

  • Stay local or venture out to Asia and the South Pacific with one of the luxury Silversea cruises.
  • P&O Australia will cruise you away to see Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

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The Best Time to Visit

The most comfortable time to visit Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is the period from April to September:

  • Accommodation is much more affordable
  • The weather is warm and dry
  • The humidity levels are low
  • There are no tourist crowds