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Cruises from Australia | 2017 – 2018 season

From round-the-world cruises to exploring the Pacific, Australia is the perfect jumping-off point for cruises that sail to almost anywhere in the world.

With so many ports in Australia alone, you’re bound to find a top cruise without paying top dollar to your desired destination. With round trips around Australia, many places in Asia, New Zealand and other Pacific Islands, it can be simple.

If you’re looking for more adventure, try a cruise ending in London, North America or even Antarctica. Read on for the best deals on cruises from Australia, otherwise you can skip to more information about cruises that sail from Australia here.

Top deals on cruises from Australia

Free Sydney return flights with Carnival

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Get a free return flight to Sydney from Brisbane or the Gold Coast on select Carnival cruises. T&C's apply.

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Up to 40% off summer cruises

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Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include London, England, Norway, Russia and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to 10% off cruise tours

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Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Budapest, Vienna and more. T&C's apply.

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$99 deposits + up to $600 onboard credit

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Valid for cruise on select sailings with P&O Cruises. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&C's apply.

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Free upgrade + up to $500 onboard credit with Holland America

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Valid for cruise on select dates. Get Stateroom upgrade, up to 10% off select shore excursions, prepaid gratuities and more. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&C's apply.

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Where do cruises sail to from Australia?

  • Auckland
  • Hong Kong
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo
  • Singapore
  • Bali
  • Benoa
  • Honolulu
  • San Diego
  • London
  • Vancouver
  • Cape Town
  • Dubai

Which cruise lines sail from Australia?


Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to New Zealand

South Pacific and Tonga Discovery with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Radiance of the Seas
  • From Sydney to Auckland
  • Calls in at Nouméa, Lifou, Suva, Lautoka, Tonga and Tauranga
  • Departs on January 2018

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New Zealand to Sydney cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on ms Maasdam
  • From Sydney to Auckland
  • Calls in at Melbourne, Tasmania, Christchurch, Wellington and Tauranga
  • Departs on January 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Hawaii

Grand Pacific Swirl cruise with Carnival Cruises Australia from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 18-night cruise on Carnival Legend
  • From Sydney to Honolulu
  • Calls in at Nouméa, Port Denarau, Papeete, Moorea and Bora Bora,
  • Departures in April 2018 - April 2019

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Tahitian Treasures cruise with Celebrity Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 18-night cruise on Celebrity Solstice
  • From Sydney to Honolulu
  • Calls in at Bay of Islands, Auckland, Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Hilo and Lahaina
  • Departs on April 2018

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Pacific Ocean cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 15-night cruise on ms Noordam
  • From Sydney to Honolulu
  • Calls in at Isle of Pines, Lifou, Port Vila, Lautoka, Dravuni and Pago Pago
  • Departs on April 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to England

Round-the-world cruise with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 56-night cruise on Black WatchArea:Round-the-World
  • From Sydney to Southampton
  • Calls in at Hamilton Island, Darwin, Komodo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Thilawa, Mumbai and more
  • Departs on February 2018

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Middle East cruise with P&O Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 52-night cruise on Arcadia
  • From Brisbane to Southampton
  • Calls in at Manila, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Naples and more
  • Departs on February 2018

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Round-the-World cruise with P&O Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 55-night cruise on Arcadia
  • From Sydney to Southampton
  • Calls in at Brisbane, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo, Dubai, Naples and more
  • Departs on February 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to USA

Many cruises to the USA don't depart during the Australian cruising season, though you'll find a few select that do. We've included them here.

South Pacific cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 39-night cruise on ms Maasdam
  • From Sydney to San Diego
  • Departs 18 January 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Singapore

Sydney to Singapore cruise with Cunard from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Queen Mary 2
  • Calls in at Whitsunday Islands, Darwin and Benoa
  • Departs on March 2018

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Asian cruise with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 8-night cruise on Golden Princess
  • From Perth to Singapore
  • Calls in at Benoa and Kuala Lumpur
  • Departs on March 2018

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Australia to Singapore cruise with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Voyager of the Seas
  • From Sydney to Singapore
  • Calls in at Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin,
  • Departs on March 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Europe

Many cruises that depart in the Australia cruising season are bound for Southampton. To travel into Europe, you might have to first dock in Southampton and connect onto another cruise.

Round-the-world cruise with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 56-night cruise on Black WatchArea:Round-the-World
  • From Sydney to Southampton
  • Calls in at Hamilton Island, Darwin, Komodo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Thilawa, Mumbai and more
  • Departs on February 2018

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Round-the-World cruise with Cunard from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 77-night cruise on Queen Mary 2
  • From Melbourne to Southampton
  • Calls in at Sydney, Christchurch, Wellington, Whitsunday Islands, Bandar Seri Begawan and more
  • Departs on February 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Fiji

South Pacific and Fiji discovery cruise with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Explorer of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Nouméa, Mystery Island, Port Vila, Lautoka and Suva
  • Departs on February 2018

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Fiji and South Pacific cruise with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Voyager of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia
  • Departs on December 2017

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Asia

Papua New Guinea and Japan cruise with Cunard from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Queen Elizabeth
  • From Brisbane to Osaka
  • Calls in at Rabaul and Okinawa
  • Departs on March 2018

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Asian cruise with Cunard from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 31-night cruise on Queen Elizabeth
  • From Sydney to Hong Kong
  • Calls in at Newcastle, Brisbane, Rabaul, Okinawa, Osaka, Hiroshima, Busan, Shanghai and Keelung
  • Departs on February 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Canada

South Pacific cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 23-night cruise on ms Noordam
  • From Sydney to Vancouver
  • Calls in at Isle of Pines, Lautoka, Pago Pago, Honolulu, Lahaina and Nawiliwili
  • Departs on April 2018

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South Pacific cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 21-night cruise on ms Noordam
  • From Sydney to Vancouver
  • Calls in at New Caledonia, Fiji and Hawaii
  • Departs on April 2019

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Pacific cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 39-night cruise on ms Noordam
  • From Sydney to Vancouver
  • Calls in at Hobart, Milford Sound, Christchurch, Wellington, Lautoka and more
  • Departs on March 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Antarctica

Antarctic cruises from Australia depart from Hobart only and explore the Ross Sea area. Cruises start from 20 days in length. Chimu Adventures is the main liner that sails this route, offering a limited number of cruises per year.

Cruises to Antarctica are also available from New Zealand and South America.


Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Bora Bora

South Pacific cruise with Carnival Cruises Australia from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 18-night cruise on Carnival Legend
  • From Sydney to Honolulu
  • Calls in at Bora Bora, Moorea, Noumea, Port Denarau & more
  • Departures in April 2018 and April 2019

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Where cruises depart from in Australia?

Australia has a number of ports, but the main ones that cruises depart from are Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (Fremantle), Broome, Cairns and Brisbane.

Other ports include Newcastle, Hobart, Port Arthur, Darwin, Kangaroo Island, Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island.


Airport to cruise terminal transfers

Tour and experience booking site Viator offers a variety of shuttles between airport and port for a seamless connection. You can browse and book a full range of options available through Viator here.


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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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