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Cruises from Melbourne

Before embarking on cruises from Melbourne, make sure to explore all the city has to offer, a cosmopolitan hub of art and culture where there is always a plethora of things to see and do. If it’s the right time of year, you could enjoy iconic Melbourne events such as the Australian Open, Melbourne Cup, Fashion Week or the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. We even offer cruises from P&O Australia that include tickets and transfers for the tennis!

If you’re not there in time for one of these events, there will still be plenty for you to enjoy before hitting the high seas. To experience Melbourne’s celebration of the arts, visit the National Gallery of Victoria to see some of the most iconic works of Australian Art on display or enjoy a cabaret at one of the city’s many theatres. Stroll down Chapel Street to shop some of the most well-known Melbournian and Australian brands or explore the cobble stone laneways scattered around the city, dotted with boutiques and eccentric markets. See why they call Melbourne the sports capital of Australia by joining the fans at a match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne boasts several spots to watch the sunset such as rooftop terraces, where you can enjoy a drink as well as the view. You may also find yourself at Flinders Street Station, the oldest railway station in Australia, indulging your inner child at Luna Park, or riding the trams around the city.

Top Destinations

Great big-city destinations around Australia include Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Darwin. So many great cruises to these cities are available at hugely discounted rates over on our best deals page. Ever popular cruises from Melbourne are Tasmanian cruises, visiting Hobart, Burnie, Port Arthur and Wineglass Bay. Other Australian destinations such as Hamilton Island and Perth are usually visited on the way to exciting destinations throughout Asia. Asia offers great final destinations as well as being stop overs for longer cruises ending in Southampton. Stop overs in Asia include exciting locations in Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. These Asian cruises are often offered by Cunard especially, sailing anywhere from 14 to 42 nights, giving you plenty of time to relax and explore these beautiful destinations.

Cruises from Melbourne could also take you on an unforgettable journey to some of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Islands. Cruise to incredible Vanuatu, and visit Mystery Island, Port Vila and the stunning Champagne Bay. In New Caledonia you’ll find the Isle of Pines, Mare, and Noumea, all of which are fantastic displays of New Caledonia’s incredible natural scenery. Just a stone’s throw from the Australia coastline, New Zealand boasts unrivalled unique and natural beauty, such as the incredible Fjodland National Park, or the beautiful waters of Akaroa and Tauranga. Waiting to be explored are the charming cities of Dunedin, Auckland, and of course the capital, Wellington. Cruising to New Zealand invites you to experience this mountainous paradise and immerse yourself in invigorating Maori culture, which you can find in all parts of the country. Cruises from Melbourne to Southampton visit places along the way such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Mumbai, Dubai, Lisbon and Rome before disembarking, giving you the chance to not only wander around the bustling cities of Asia but also witness some iconic European landmarks.

Cruise lines and ships departing from Melbourne

Cruises from Melbourne can take you to a great range of destinations. From Princess Cruises, the beautiful Golden Princess offers great local cruises around Australia, the Pacific and New Zealand. Not only does the Golden Princess offer amazing itineraries, but your time onboard will also be jam packed with fun activities and incredible performances. P&O Australia also offers more local cruises on the fan-favourites Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl. For a longer journey, the iconic Cunard ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2 will cruise all the way from Melbourne to Southampton, and take you there in luxury, comfort and style. Other cruise ships that depart from Melbourne include Holland America Line’s Volendam and P&O Cruise’s Arcadia, both offering exciting cruises around Australia and Asia.

With a selection of fantastic cruise lines offering diverse itineraries, both local sailings and journeys all the way to Europe, you simply must check out CruiseAway’s cruises from Melbourne. You’ll discover amazing deals on range of cruises, each offering a memorable experience from one Australia’s finest cities.

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