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Cruises 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.

  • The Australian Open
  • Melbourne Cup
  • Melbourne Fashion Week
  • The Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Check out the P&O Australia cruises that include tickets and transfers to some of these events.

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.

  • The National Gallery of Victoria with some of the most iconic works of Australian Art
  • A cabaret at one of the city’s many theatres
  • Chapel Street for shopping some of the most well-known local and Australian-wide brands
  • The cobble stone lane ways scattered around the city, dotted with boutiques and eccentric markets
  • 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

There are great big city destinations around Australia that you can cruise to from Melbourne, many of which are available at hugely discounted rates over on our best deals page.

  • Sydney
  • Adelaide
  • Perth
  • Brisbane
  • Darwin

Some of the most popular cruises from Melbourne are Tasmanian cruises, visiting:

  • Hobart
  • Burnie
  • Port Arthur
  • 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
  • Vietnam

Cruises from Melbourne could also take you on an unforgettable journey to some of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Islands:

  • Vanuatu
  • New Caledonia

Just a stone throw from the Australian coastline, New Zealand boasts unrivalled unique and natural beauty. 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.

  • Fiordland National Park
  • Akaroa
  • Tauranga
  • Dunedin
  • Auckland
  • Wellington

Cruises from Melbourne to Southampton visit spectacular places along the way, such as:

  • Shanghai
  • Hong Kong
  • Mumbai
  • Dubai
  • Lisbon
  • Rome

Cruise Lines

There is a fantastic variety of cruise lines sailing from the Melbourne port:

  • Princess Cruises and its beautiful Sapphire Princess offer great local cruises around Australia, the Pacific and New Zealand
  • P&O Australia and the Pacific Explorer have even more local itineraries
  • Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 will take you on a longer journey to Southampton in comfort and style

The Best Time to Visit

We would definitely recommend visiting Melbourne in the shoulder seasons, so:

  • March to May
  • September to November

These are the months with moderate tourist crowds and mild weather. If you need to fly to Melbourne, the airfares will also be cheaper then.

The summer months of January and February are the high season and are full of visitors wandering the charming streets of Melbourne, plus it can get pretty hot.

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