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Amazing Australia Cruising

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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.


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