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P&O’s Pacific Dawn off the coast of Australia.
Photo: P&O’s Pacific Dawn off the coast of Australia.
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Cruises: Destination Australia

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Why not cruise Australia? In luxurious comfort you can visit some of Australia’s remote places as well as the big cities.

South East Asia, South Pacific and Round the World cruises also stop at Australian destinations. The continent offers an ideal mid stop-off along the way.

Most ships are fitted out with swimming pools, spas, live shows, a variety of eating experiences to keep you entertained while cruising. For families, they often have kids playgrounds and clubs to keep them busy while you relax or have a variety of activities that you can all participate in.


With its Great Barrier Reef and many islands, Queensland is a favourite cruise destination for many people. Romantic getaways, remote places and cultural attractions are all on offer in Queensland.

New South Wales

New South Wales of course has Sydney Australia with its beautiful beaches and harbour.

Places popular with visiting cruise passengers include the Sydney Opera House, the restored historical district “The Rocks”, the Blue Mountains, Taronga Zoo and many others.

More about places to visit in New South Wales (NSW):

New South Wales.

South Australia

Princess Cruises offers a great cruise of the South Australia coast, departing from Melbourne. First destination, Adelaide, then on to Port Lincoln on the lower Eyre Peninsula. From there, experience the amazing beauty and wilderness diversity of Western Australia.


Melbourne is regarded as Australia’s Food Capital, but there is more to the city and its surrounds. Victoria, due to its relative compact size can offer visitors a variety of experiences.

Visit the Great Ocean Road, famous wineries and grand national parks. Experience holding a koala, feed kangaroos and see emus. Watch Aboriginal dance and experience their foods and culture.

Melbourne itself prides itself on its culture. After all, people from all over the world have come to reside here. You can even tour the city on the free brown coloured tourist tram.

Western Australia

If your cruise ship stops at Fremantle near Perth, you can experience this beautiful city via tours, or you can explore on your own. There are also winery tours, canal cruises and Aboriginal experiences on offer. Rottnest Island is another, as are the many magnificent beaches and Swan River.

Further north in Western Australia is Broome, a pearling centre where you can ride a camel on the beach, explore the desert and visit stunning remote beaches. Exmouth and Geraldton are also favourite remote places.

Destination Australia

There are record numbers of cruise ships visiting Australia, offering more variety in the types of cruise and places to go, as well as pricing. Sailing to and around Australia is also becoming more affordable as time goes on. More about Australia Cruises.

Main Photo: P&O’s Pacific Dawn off the coast of Australia.

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