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Australian Cruises and Yacht Charters - Australian Cruise ships and cruising holidays

Australian Cruises, Holiday

Australians love cruise holidays. May be it's because we are often half a world away from the world's biggest events to truly partake in the festivities.

Whatever the reasons may be, you will find below a cornucopia of cruise companies from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands that have coined a reputation for offering fantastic cruising options, Antarctica included.

This means you have a varied choice of itinerary to make your pick from depending on your needs. The list below comprises companies with such a diverse range of destinations on offer that it's basically hard to miss an Australian cruising holiday that is right for you; complete with multiple departure dates spread across the calendar year.

If a cruise ship is not your thing, or maybe you want to try a different experience this time, how about playing captain yourself and embarking on a holiday aboard a charter yacht? You will have several amazing protected waterways to choose from, a perfect example of which includes the stunning Whitsunday region of Queensland.

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Captain Cook Cruises » CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES

Captain Cook Cruises strives to be the market leader and premier small ship cruise line in Australia. From the Great Barrier Reef to the bays and beaches of Sydney Harbour to the outback vastness of the Murray River basin, Captain Cook Cruises draws on over 35 years of cruising knowledge to create unique and exciting travel experiences.
Coral Princess Cruises » CORAL PRINCESS CRUISES

Coral Princess and Coral Princess II offer exclusive 3, 4 and 7 night Great Barrier Reef cruise itineraries from Cairns or Townsville that introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and Islands. Experience Kimberley Cruising at its best on Oceanic Discoverer and Coral Princess - we offer 10 night Kimberley expedition cruises between Darwin and Broome. Across the Top of Australia cruise from Cairns to Darwin is an unforgettable cruise expedition of 11 nights.
North Star Cruises » NORTH STAR CRUISES

North Star Cruises Australia is an undisputed market leader and offers itineraries especially designed for the most discerning adventurer. Experience the destination – their cruises are adventure orientated. Daily activities include scenic walks, helicopter flights, culture, fishing, snorkelling, picnics, diving, exploring, nature and much, much more!
Orion Expedition Cruises »ORION EXPEDITION CRUISES

Orion is a purpose built vessel designed to access the inaccessible, all in 5-star luxury. The ship combines the best and the latest in design with maritime and environmental technology, comfort and casual elegance. From the ice-strengthened hull to the chilled champagne and superb cuisine, this is expedition cruising at its finest.
P and O Cruises » P&O CRUISES

When you choose a P&O Cruises holiday, the options are endless. No other holiday offers a diverse collection of islands, sights and cultures in a single trip. Departing from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, P&O Cruises offers many enticing cruises to the South Pacific, explorer cruises to exotic Asia, and local cruises to Tropical North Queensland and around New Zealand.
Princess Cruises » PRINCESS CRUISES

Princess caters to those seeking a complete escape from the stressful routine of daily life by being the consummate host in the world’s most beautiful settings. They offer a total experience — more unique itineraries, affordable private balconies, flexible mealtimes with Personal Choice Dining, and the amenities and individual service of any luxury resort.
Royal Caribbean Cruises » ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Royal Caribbean Cruises visit over a hundred ports of call, in some of the world's most breathtaking locations. From the rugged beauty of Alaska and Canada/New England to the charm of Europe and the lush landscapes of Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

Whitsundays Area

Anaconda III offers a 3 Day / 3 Night sailing charter in the Whitsundays.

Whatever your preference, be it the slap of sail and creak of timber of a classic tall ship or the pleasures of luxury cruising, Barefoot Cruises have vessels offering the very best of Whitsunday sailing and Great Barrier Reef cruises.
Whitsundays Sailing Adventures » WHITSUNDAYS SAILING ADVENTURES

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is unique in that it is a co-operative of yacht owners who own and operate their own vessels and to this day often still skipper them. With this Whitsundays Sailing Adventures provide high standards of vessel presentation, personalised service and a truly individual & unique experience.

Whitsundays Area
Charter Yacht Australia » CHARTER YACHT AUSTRALIA

The Whitsunday bareboat yacht charter fleet of Charter Yachts Australia, is situated at Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays Queensland, offering you a well maintained fleet of bareboat skipper yourself charter yachts.
Queensland Yacht Charters » QUEENSLAND YACHT CHARTERS

All Queensland Yacht Charters' boats are fully equipped and professionally maintained for trouble free and safe chartering so from the moment you step on board, you can be confident in your boat.
Sunsail Yacht Charters » SUNSAIL YACHT CHARTER

Sunsail is Australia's premiere Whitsundays yacht charter company based on beautiful Hamilton Island in the heart of the Whitsundays. Sail yourself or choose a crewed charter.
Whitsunday Rent A Yacht » WHITSUNDAY RENT A YACHT

With a large fleet of luxury and standard yachts, catamarans and motor cruisers they can easily assist in choosing the perfect boat for your Whitsunday yacht charter in paradise.

The beauty about Australian cruises is that by trademark, they tend to offer great value what with the inclusion of various offerings that are sure to make your cruise worth the while. Think a range of accommodation options, mouthwatering dishes, lavish entertainment and fun activities, client-tailored services, and much more.

There are many ways to kill the time in between any two ports of call.

You can choose to lounge by the pool, enjoy drinks in the multiple bars aboard each liner, perhaps a workout or wind down in a first-class spa, catch live comedy or other show if available, attend a lecture or class, among a host of other activities. If you have kids in tow, worry not: you are certain to find a cordoned and supervised kid centre, although this is a service more likely to be present on family-friendly cruises.

Of course, you don't need reminding that the best way to enjoy a cruise holiday is by unplugging. It's a best practice.