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Captain Cook Cruises

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From the Great Barrier Reef to tropcial islands, from 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.

Captain Cook Cruises is a family-owned, Australian "small ship" cruise operator and the recipient of numerous awards including Australian, New South Wales, Tropical North Queensland and South Australian `Tourism Awards for Excellence’, Fiji Visitors Bureau 'Best Cruise Line', and the Australian Federation of Travel Agents 'Best Cruise Line'.

The company operates a fleet of 16 vessels, employs over 500 people and offers a choice of over 150 cruises weekly throughout Australia and Fiji.

The vessels have hosted some of the world’s most prestigious events and dignitaries including the President of the United States, President of China, Vice Chancellor of Germany and members of the British Royal family; the American basketball Sydney 2000 Olympic `Dreamtime’; Incentives for Ford, Amway, Mazda and Nissan; the Supreme and Federal Courts Judges Conference; and the 2002 Commonwealth Games Fundraising Dinner with Ian Thorpe – to name just a few.

South Pacific - Fiji Islands

Yasawa Island & Northern Fiji Cruises Yasawa Island & Northern Fiji Cruises
Explore the Fiji Islands. Captain Cook offers 3, 4 & 7 night cruises around the Yasawa Islands from Viti Levu - Fiji's main island. And they also offer 7 night cruises which circumnavigate Vanua Levu.

Queensland - Great Barrier Reef

3 Night Cruise 3-Night Cruise
Experience tropical islands where the rainforest canopy towers overhead, visit reefs where multitudes of coloured fish decorate rich coral gardens & cruise where dolphins play & dugongs glide in the unique Hinchinbrook Channel.
4 Night Cruise 4-Night Cruise
Spectacular Lizard Island, Cooktown, an historic coastal outpost and deserted coral cays join rich rainforest and a stunning ribbon reef as the unforgettable experiences of this cruise.
7 Night Cruise 7-Night Cruise
The ultimate combination of both the North & Southbound cruises has it all. Experience islands canopied with rainforest and fringed with white beach, stunning reef environments, and complimentary tours between cruises including Kuranda Skyrail.

South Australia - Murray River

3 Night Cruise 3-Night Cruise
A short introduction to the beautiful and historic Murray River between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge. Aboard the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess, you will cruise through spectacular riverlands and enjoy the great variety of flora and fauna.
4 Night Cruise 4-Night Cruise
This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic riverport of Mannum to Swan Reach. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery, from towering cliffs to expansive wetlands.
7 Night Cruise 7-Night Cruise
Enjoy leisurely cruising 320kms of the heart of the great Murray River, between Murray Bridge and the area around Lock 1, and the breathtaking riverlands of South Australia.

New South Wales - Sydney Harbour

Sydney Dining Sydney Harbour Dining Cruises
Dining Cruises around Sydney Harbour are an amazing experience and with Captain Cook Cruises they are truely spectacular. They currently offer 9 dining experiences popular ones include Sunset & Symphony, Opera Dinner, Sydney 2000 Lobster Dinner and Starlight Dinner.
Sydney Cruise Sightseeing Cruises
Captain Cook Cruises is Sydney's acknowledged leader in sightseeing cruises. Hear stories of the port and its people from expert commentators in relaxed comfort aboard our fleet of big white cruise ships. Cruise in daylight, at sunset or with the city night lights as your romantic backdrop. Whatever your choice, a Captain Cook Cruise is the best way to see Sydney Harbour.

Mission Statement:

Captain Cook Cruises strives to be the market leader and premier small ship cruise line in Australia and the Pacific. Their aim is to provide the highest quality of day, night and extended cruise product for the customers. They do this by being market focused and also identifying that it is not only the quality of the ships, but the high value they place in their crew and their dedication and commitment to customers that creates this result.

Today, Captain Cook Cruises employs some 500 enthusiastic men and women and owns or managers nine vessels on Sydney Harbour, which includes an accommodated ship, "Captain Cook’s Explorer" and the company’s flagship, the beautiful and distinguished "Sydney 2000", capable of carrying 700 passengers for lunch or dinner on three decks. In other parts of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, the Murray River and in the Fiji Islands, Captain Cook Cruises has built and operates a stylish fleet of small ships capable of nestling close to shore, giving passengers an opportunity to enjoy each destination with its activities and culture in safe and special accommodated surroundings.

Destinations - Far away and Close Up:

Small ship cruising takes you far from the beaten track and close up to places no other kind of cruising can reach. The ship's small size means it can negotiate narrow waterways, shallow bays and quiet rivers where bigger ships cannot go.

Unlike big ships and large scale international ports, a small ship allows you to experience places where the nature, history and culture remain fresh, where the flood of tourists has not overrun them and will not overrun you. Places where you will meet and interact with the locals and discover how the waterway plays a vital role in their normal day to day lives.

Of course you still enjoy all the comforts larger ships provide: swimming pools, sun decks, bars, quality dining, massage and beauty treatments, entertainment and good company.

Individual Experience:

Limited numbers onboard mean every guest is welcomed and known as an individual. That is why our crew-members have to be really special. Bright, skilled, often locally recruited, they are eager to share their extensive knowledge and make your small ship experience personal.

Because you are in a smaller group, there is time for learning and experiencing. Onboard and on-site experts provide fascinating insights into the history, landscape, biology and ecology of the regions we explore. Around our informal dinner tables, you can share your own adventures with new friends.

Active? It is up to You:

We encourage a hands-on approach, but always leave you in charge of your own activity level. If there is a headland to climb or a reef to snorkel, you are invited. If you want to take it easy by the onboard pool, just ask for a towel and maybe grab a thriller from the library.

The keys are informality and flexibility with the focus on making each experience as revealing and memorable as it can be.