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With a choice of stunning beaches, tropical forests, highlands and deserts, Australia cruises showcase the natural beauty and diverse geography of this vast land. The majority of its major cities are along the coast, which makes cruises to Australia an ideal way to see the country. The best time to take a cruise to Australia depends on the regions visited or one’s personal preference for weather. In the coastal tropical areas, the ideal months are between April and November, when the humidity isn’t too bad and the temperature remains pleasant, while the south is best seen during the Australian summer, which lasts from December to March. A trip to the tropical north of Australia is best planned between May and October.

December and January, at the height of what is the Australian summer, are the most expensive months for cruises, and there’s another peak in costs around June and July, while May and November are generally the cheapest months for an Australian trip, with the period between April and June offering consistently low prices.

There are numerous major ports around the coast of Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Port Kembla, Brisbane, Fremantle, Port Arthur and Adelaide. Sydney is the most popular department port for Australian cruises, although some cruises leave from Darwin or Broome such as The Ponant L’Austral cruise ship. There are also available options for cruises that leave from Asia and pass through Australia.

For those looking to explore more of the region, several cruises to Australia also sail through New Zealand and other South Pacific destinations. The Royal Caribbean International Explorer of the Seas offers itineraries such as the 12 Night South Pacific & Fiji cruise that departs from Sydney and journeys through New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Fiji.

Some popular cruise lines are Royal Caribbean International and Cunard, which both provide cruises to Australia sailing between Sydney and other Australian ports. For the ultimate in Australia cruises, Holland America Line offers a 29-day cruise on the Noordam, launching from Auckland, that takes in all major destinations in Australia and New Zealand.

When it comes to attractions, Australia’s cities also have a great deal to offer; from the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Sydney Harbor Bridge to the vibrant cultural life of Brisbane and Melbourne, there is always something to see and do in Australian cities. And the beaches of Australia are legendary for their wide expanses of golden sand and the roaring surf that makes water sports such a popular pastime in this part of the world.

Sydney is a popular destination for shore excursions as the famous Harbor Bridge and Opera House make for a memorable day out. Sydney visitors can also enjoy a dolphin watching cruise, a day trip to the capital Canberra and a few hours at the Taronga Zoo. For a taste of Australia’s famous wildlife, shore excursions in Tasmania include trips to wildlife parks that rehabilitate kangaroos, wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, koalas, wombats, and more. The Golden Princess by Princess Cruises offers 5 day cruises, ideal for families with children, that depart from Melbourne and travel through Tasmania.

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8.7
Excellent
Radiance of the Seas
Night Sampler
Sun Apr 14 - Thu Apr 18 (4 nights)
Royal Caribbean Int.
Sydney, Australia At Sea Melbourne, Australia At Sea Sydney, Australia
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Sydney, Australia
2
At Sea
3
Melbourne, Australia
4
At Sea
5
Sydney, Australia
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6.3
Good
Crystal Symphony
Sun Apr 14 - Fri Apr 26 (12 nights)
Crystal Cruises
Cairns Cairns Port Douglas Cooktown Cruise Coast of Australia Cruise Coast of Australia Darwin Cruise Timor Sea Komodo Benoa Benoa Cruising The Indian Ocean Cruising The Indian Ocean Singapore
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Cairns
2
Cairns
2
Port Douglas
3
Cooktown
4
Cruise Coast of Australia
5
Cruise Coast of Australia
6
Darwin
7
Cruise Timor Sea
8
Komodo
9
Benoa
10
Benoa
11
Cruising The Indian Ocean
12
Cruising The Indian Ocean
13
Singapore
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3.5
Mediocre
Crystal Symphony
Night The Great Barrier Reef & Beyond Getaway
Mon Apr 8 - Sun Apr 14 (6 nights)
Crystal Cruises
Sydney/Australia Newcastle/Australia Cruise Coast of Australia Cruise Coast of Australia Hardy Reef Hamilton Island Cruise Coast of Australia Cairns
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Sydney/Australia
2
Newcastle/Australia
3
Cruise Coast of Australia
4
Cruise Coast of Australia
5
Hardy Reef
5
Hamilton Island
6
Cruise Coast of Australia
7
Cairns
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4.7
Okay
Golden Princess
Night Australia & New Zealand
Mon Apr 8 - Tue Apr 16 (8 nights)
Princess Cruises
Sydney/Australia Fiordland National Park Port Chalmers Akaroa Harbour Tauranga Auckland
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Sydney/Australia
4
Fiordland National Park
5
Port Chalmers
6
Akaroa Harbour
8
Tauranga
9
Auckland
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2.5
Mediocre
Silver Discoverer
Mon Apr 15 - Thu Apr 25 (10 nights)
Silversea Cruises
Broome Talbot Bay Raft Point Montgomery Reef Hunter River Vansattartbay Koolama Bay Wyndham Saumlaki Darwin
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Broome
2
Talbot Bay
3
Raft Point
3
Montgomery Reef
4
Hunter River
5
Vansattartbay
6
Koolama Bay
7
Wyndham
9
Saumlaki
11
Darwin
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2.5
Mediocre
Silver Discoverer
Fri Apr 5 - Mon Apr 15 (10 nights)
Silversea Cruises
Darwin Saumlaki Wyndham Koolama Bay Vansattartbay Hunter River Raft Point Montgomery Reef Talbot Bay Broome
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Darwin
3
Saumlaki
5
Wyndham
6
Koolama Bay
7
Vansattartbay
8
Hunter River
9
Raft Point
9
Montgomery Reef
10
Talbot Bay
11
Broome
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2.3
Mediocre
Silver Discoverer
Thu Apr 25 - Sun May 5 (10 nights)
Silversea Cruises
Darwin Saumlaki Wyndham Koolama Bay Vansattartbay Hunter River Raft Point Montgomery Reef Talbot Bay Broome
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Darwin
3
Saumlaki
5
Wyndham
6
Koolama Bay
7
Vansattartbay
8
Hunter River
9
Raft Point
9
Montgomery Reef
10
Talbot Bay
11
Broome
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3.5
Mediocre
Crystal Symphony
Mon Apr 8 - Fri Apr 26 (18 nights)
Crystal Cruises
Sydney/Australia Newcastle/Australia Cruise Coast of Australia Cruise Coast of Australia Hamilton Island Hardy Reef Cruise Coast of Australia Cairns Cairns Port Douglas Cooktown Cruise Coast of Australia Cruise Coast of Australia Darwin Cruise Timor Sea Komodo Benoa Benoa Cruising The Indian Ocean Cruising The Indian Ocean Singapore
DAY DESTINATIONS
1
Sydney/Australia
2
Newcastle/Australia
3
Cruise Coast of Australia
4
Cruise Coast of Australia
5
Hamilton Island
5
Hardy Reef
6
Cruise Coast of Australia
7
Cairns
8
Cairns
8
Port Douglas
9
Cooktown
10
Cruise Coast of Australia
11
Cruise Coast of Australia
12
Darwin
13
Cruise Timor Sea
14
Komodo
15
Benoa
16
Benoa
17
Cruising The Indian Ocean
18
Cruising The Indian Ocean
19
Singapore
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