Cruise holidays are becoming a lot more popular, and are no longer the exclusive domain for elderly people, with cruises that are designed for families and also single travellers. If you would like to book a cruise before the end of 2019, there are some great deals available, and here is a selection of the best Australia-based cruises to see the year out.
Grand Tour of Australia
This epic 29-day cruise takes you around the whole of Australia, starting and finishing at Brisbane, and taking in Cairns, Papua New Guinea, Darwin, Kimberley Coast, Broome, Perth, Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Newcastle. The cruise begins on the 5th of October and ends on the 3rd of November. You will see all the best destinations and spend some time in all of the above ports.
Seven-Night South Pacific Cruise
This spectacular cruise in the South Pacific is a great getaway in mid-November of this year, and the ship departs Brisbane and heads for Airlie Beach and Willis Island, where you can experience amazing marine life and pristine beaches.
Fourteen-Night New Zealand Cruise
This is one of the most popular cruises from Brisbane on sale at one of the biggest online cruise operators. It involves cruising the Tasman Sea with the first port of call being Auckland, then Tauranga, before moving a little further down the coast to Napier. Wellington is the next port of call, followed by Akaroa and the final port in New Zealand is Port Chalmers. The cruise departs Brisbane on the 24th of November and returns to Brisbane on the 8th of December, and there are still cabins available if you book through an established cruise tour operator.
The Melbourne Cup Cruise
This popular cruise begins at Brisbane on the 2nd of November and after a leisurely cruise along the coast, the ship docks in Melbourne the 5th of November and with overnight accommodation in the city, you get to watch the Melbourne Cup, the premier horse race of the Australian calendar, before rejoining the ship and sailing back to Brisbane. A great cruise for horse racing enthusiasts, this particular cruise is usually fully booked quickly, so don’t delay if you would like to reserve a cabin.
Three-Night Sampler Cruise
This short cruise is designed for those who have yet to experience life on a cruise ship, and the cruise departs from Sydney on 10th of November, returning to Sydney 13th of November. If you are looking for a short cruise to become acquainted with life on a cruise ship, this is the perfect opportunity. There are all types of cabin accommodation, including single cabins, and for those who would like a short cruise to sample life on board a state-of-the-art cruise liner, this short cruise around Sydney is ideal.
It is always best to know what you can about cruises. There are cruise ship tips from articles available online that you can check. They would truly be of great help in choosing or getting the best cruise deal for you.
If you would like to experience a cruise before the end of this year, the above are still available, and an online search will take you to an established cruise tour operator, where you can reserve your cabin and prepare for the holiday of a lifetime.