Cruises from Melbourne

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Before embarking on your cruise, you should enjoy time in Melbourne, 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! Check them out here. If horse racing is more your thing, P&O has you covered for this too. If you’re not there in time for one of these events, there will still be plenty for you to enjoy during your time there. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria to see some of the most iconic works of Australian Art on display. Stroll down Chapel Street to shop some of the most well-known Melbournian and Australian brands. Take in a match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, visit Flinders Street Station, the oldest railway station in Australia, indulge your inner child at Luna Park, or ride the trams around the city and see what else there is to discover for yourself.

Cruise around Australia, to the enchanting South Pacific Islands, see the beautiful New Zealand landscapes or head on the Asia, all with the convenience of a Melbourne embarkation. You have the option of ending your cruise in Melbourne too, or in one of the other Australian ports like Adelaide or Sydney, or indeed abroad in places like Singapore and Japan.

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 departures from Melbourne are Tasmanian cruises, that visit Hobart, BurniePort 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. For all Asian cruises from Melbourne, see here.

Cruises from Melbourne could also take you on an unforgettable cruise to some of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Islands. Cruise to incredible Vanuatu, and visit Mystery Island, Port Vila and stunning Champagne Bay. In New Caledonia there is the Isle of Pines, Mare, and Noumea, all of which are fantastic cruise destinations. Just a stone’s throw from the Australia coastline, New Zealand boasts unrivaled unique and natural beauty, such as the incredible Fjodland National Park, or the beautiful waters of Akaroa and Tauranga. There are also the charming cities of Dunedin, Auckland, and of course the capital, Wellington. Any cruise to New Zealand will be filled with beauty and enjoyment, and is sure to be an unforgettable experience. On a cruise to Southampton you could visit places along the way such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Mumbai, Dubai, Lisbon and Rome before disembarking in Southampton.

A range of beautiful ships departing from Melbourne

Cruises from Melbourne can take you to a great range of destinations. From Princess Cruises, the beautiful Dawn Princess offers great local cruises around Australia, the Pacific and New Zealand. P&O Australia also offers more local cruises on the fan-favourites Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl. 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 CruisesArcadia, both offering exciting cruises around Australia and Asia.

As of presently, no legitimate luxury or all inclusive cruise lines depart from Melbourne. For these types of cruise holidays departing from Australia aboard ships belonging to Regent, Seabourn, Silversea and others, please sea our cruises departing from Sydney, Darwin or Broome!

There is a great range of cruises from Melbourne and you are sure to have an enjoyable and memorable cruise experience!