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Cruises from Darwin: 2017-2018 cruising season

Discover the wonders of Australia and Asia with tours from Darwin.

Darwin is Australia’s top spot for cruises around the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Broome. You can discover the beauty and breathtaking views of this stunning country over a 10 to 16-night cruise.

Typically the cruise season ends in April, but we’ve included some extra options until September 2018.

Where do cruises sail to from Darwin?

Cruises from Darwin sail to Broome, Cairns, Ambon (Indonesia) and Honiara (Solomon Islands).


Which cruise lines sail from Darwin?

  • North Star Cruises Australia
  • Coral Expeditions
  • Ponant
  • Silversea
  • APT
  • Aurora Expeditions

Top cruises from Darwin to Broome

10-night Darwin to Broome cruise on APT

10-night Darwin to Broome cruise on APT from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 10 night sail on APR L'Austral
  • Calls in at Koolama Bay, King George River, Bigge Island, Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Careening Bay, Montgomery Reef, Raft Point, Talbot Bay and Broome
  • Departs 29 June 2018
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10-night Kimberley cruise from Darwin to Broome on Coral Expeditions

10-night Kimberley cruise from Darwin to Broome on Coral Expeditions from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 10 night sail on Coral Discoverer
  • Calls in at King George River, Vansittart Bay, Hunter River, Careening Bay, Prince Regent River, Montgomery Reef, Kuri Bay, Talbot Bay and Lacepede Islands
  • Departs April-October 2018
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Top cruises from Darwin to Asia

16-night Idyllic Sail Across the Pacific on Ponant

16-night Idyllic Sail Across the Pacific on Ponant from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 16 night sail on Ponant's L'Austral
  • Calls in at Banda Neira, Raja Ampat Islands, Pulau Lamsutu, Jayapura, Kopar, Madang, Tami Island, Kitava, Samarai Island, Ghizo Island, Njari Island, Nggella/Florida Islands and Honiara
  • Departs 28 August 2018
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10-night cruise roundtrip cruise via Ambon

10-night cruise roundtrip cruise via Ambon from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 10 night sail on True North from Ambon return. Includes chartered flights from Darwin to Ambon
  • Calls in at Banda Island, Raja Ampat Islands, Raja Ampat Islands, Gam Island, Fam Islands, Wofoh Island, Wayag Island, Wayag Island and Ambon
  • Departs October 2017 - October 2018
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Where do cruises depart from in Darwin?

All cruise ships depart from Port Darwin at the Fort Hill Wharf, with some lines offering a shuttle bus from the city centre. Otherwise, it’s a 15-minute walk from the city centre (Darwin train station) to the port.

How to get to the port from Darwin Airport

A taxi ride from Darwin International Airport to the cruise port takes 15 minutes and costs between $25-30 depending on traffic. If you prefer public transport, catch the 271 bus bound for Rothdale to Darwin Exchange. From there it’s a 15-minute walk to the cruise port.

Airport shuttles are available through Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service and can take you to the port upon request. Prices start at $18 each way.

Image: Darwin Port


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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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