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Cruises from Australia | 2018 – 2019 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

Extra 10% off all Vivid cruises

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Get extra 10% off on your Vivid Sydney cruises with Groupon, which start at just $15. Simply enter the code when you check-out to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 40% off cruises in Australia, Asia, Hawaii and more

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Valid on select sailings in Asia, Australia, Japan, Hawaii and South America with Princess. Cruises start at $329 per person.

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Up to 60% off Vivid Sydney cruises

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Valid from 25 May - 16 June 2018. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 60% off second passenger with Royal Caribbean

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Valid for cruise on select sailings to the South Pacific (Vanuatu and New Caledonia) and New Zealand.

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Vivid Sydney cruises from just $15

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Valid on select sailings during Vivid from 25 May 2018 - 16 June 2018. $15 cruise includes a 1.5-2 hours sailing and dinner/drink included on select sailings.

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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

New Zealand cruise with Royal Caribbean

New Zealand cruise with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Ovation of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Milford, Doubtful Sound, Dunedin, Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands
  • Departs from November 2018 - March 2020

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Exploring New Zealand with Royal Carribean

Exploring New Zealand with Royal Carribean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Ovation of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Bay of Islands, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and more
  • Departs on November 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Hawaii

Grand Pacific Swirl cruise with Carnival Cruises Australia

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,
  • Departs on April 2019

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Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific cruise with Princess Cruises

Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific cruise with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 35-night cruise on Sea Princess
  • Roudndtrip cruise from Brisbane
  • Pago Pago, Honolulu, Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Auckland and more
  • Departs on August 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to England

World cruise with Princess Cruises

World cruise with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 106-night cruise on Sea Princess
  • Roundtrip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Singapore, Dubai, Barcelona, Portland and more
  • Departs on May 2019

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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.

World cruise to New York with Princess Cruises

World cruise to New York with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 68-night cruise on Sea Princess
  • From Sydney to New York
  • Calls in at Singapore, Colombo, Dubai, Amsterdam, New York and more
  • Departs on May 2019

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Round-the-World cruise with Holland America Line

Round-the-World cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 24-night cruise on ms Amsterdam
  • From Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Calls in at Nouméa, Lifou, Mystery Island, Suva, Apia, Honolulu and more
  • Departs on November 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Singapore

Sydney to Singapore cruise with Royal Carribean

Sydney to Singapore cruise with Royal Carribean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Voyager of the Seas
  • From Sydney to Singapore
  • Calls in at Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Darwin and Singapore
  • Departs on April 2020

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Asia cruise with Princess Cruises

Asia cruise with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Sun Princess
  • From Perth to Singapore
  • Calls in at Lombok, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Phuket and Singapore
  • Departs from November 2019 - December 2019

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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.

World cruise with Princess Cruises

World cruise with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 106-night cruise on Sea Princess
  • Roundtrip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Singapore, Dubai, Barcelona, Portland and more
  • Departs on May 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Fiji

Australia cruise with Royal Caribbean

Australia cruise with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Voyager of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu
  • Departs on December 2019

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Discover Vanuatu cruise with P&O

Discover Vanuatu cruise with P&O from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 10-night cruise on Pacific Explorer
  • Roundtrip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Noumea, Mystery Island, Port Vila, Lifou and Isle of Pines
  • Departs on September 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Asia

Asia cruise with Princess Cruises

Asia cruise with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Sun Princess
  • From Perth to Singapore
  • Calls in at Lombok, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Phuket and Singapore
  • Departs from November 2019 - December 2019

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Indonesia cruise with Princess Cruises

Indonesia cruise with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 15-night cruise on Sun Princess
  • Roundtrip cruise from Perth
  • Calls in at Lombok, Komodo, Semarang and Bali
  • Departs on December 2019

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Seas of Asia cruise with Cunard

Seas of Asia cruise with Cunard from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 18-night cruise on Queen Elizabeth
  • From Sydney to Yokohama
  • Calls in at Papua New Guinea, Boracay Island, Manila and Yokohama
  • Departs on April 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Australia to Canada

South Pacific cruise with Holland America Line

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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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

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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