Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia Amazing Australia Cruising P&O P&O Princess Cruises Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia Amazing Australia Cruising story by: Mike Williams Great Barrier Reef dives, Tasmanian adventures and panoramic views of the beautiful Australian coast, all to be enjoyed with the fine dining, service and luxury that cruising is renowned for. Best of all? For once New Zealand is perfectly positioned to take advantage of it. A quick flight over to Australia and you could be embarking on a smorgasbord of coastal Australia itineraries and cruise categories. Cruising is an extremely popular holiday option, particularly for New Zealanders, as it offers unrivalled value for money and opportunities to see so many destinations on one itinerary while only having to unpack once. It is suitable for all ages and great for families, with specially designed activities and clubs for kids and plenty of great food and entertainment. Australia, the world's smallest continent and largest island, is the perfect cruise destination. There are itineraries to cover all areas of coastal Australia from the Barrier Reef, to Tasmania, the West Coast and the Great Australian Bight. Depending on what sort of holiday you’re looking for, there’s a wide range of cruise lines and ships to perfectly fit your needs, from resort-style ships to slightly more upmarket premium cruise lines. For those with a thirst for adventure, consider an adventure cruise, or a small ship that can get up close and personal to some of the world’s most beautiful marvels. For resort-style cruising, P&O Cruises offers year-round itineraries available from several Australian ports, while Royal Caribbean Cruises have a number of seasonal itineraries. There are a number of cruise-line options for premium cruising. Other premium cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line, both send multiple ships to Australia for the peak cruise season. In the small ship category, Coral Princess Cruises offers unparalleled expertise in the Barrier Reef and Kimberley regions of Australia. To indulge in a spot of luxury cruising, consider Silversea Cruises’ newly acquired expedition ship, Silver Discoverer. Her small size and shallow draft is sure to allow access well beyond the reach of ordinary vessels. Whatever interests you have or style of holiday you’ve been craving, there is an Australian cruise to suit. > VIEW ALL THE HOT AUSTRALIA CRUISE DEALS HERE Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.