Looking for the best cruises around Australia? We’ve found some of the best cruises from Down Under.

Australia is a wonderful place to sail from – the temperate weather, friendly people and array of ports makes it a wonderful destination to discover. And it doesn’t matter if you are a local or international visitor.

For many, sailing into Sydney Harbour is one to tick off on the cruise bucket list – with the Opera Harbour flanked to your left and the Harbour Bridge right ahead of you.

Outside of Sydney, one of our favourite spots is the South Australian port of Kangaroo Island. With an abundance of flora and fauna, the island is also home to a rich array of kangaroos (no doubt), wombats, seals and much more.

Tasmania is also blessed with good food and breathtaking scenery making Hobart one of the most popular places to visit on a cruise itinerary.

Carnival Cruise Line's ship is all set for a cruise around Australia.
Carnival Cruise Line’s ship gets ready for a cruise around Australia.

In addition, the Australia’s proximity to New Zealand, the South Pacific, and Southeast Asia opens the door to a myriad of amazing itineraries. So, whether you wish to sail for two days or two months, Australia has a lot of things to offer for all travel tastes and bucket list wishes. 

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has always been on top of the list of cruisers wanting to explore the gems of Australia. For 2024, the line highlights a 5-Day Southern Australia Seacation from Melbourne to Adelaide via Diamond Princess at a starting rate of $441 from $658. In addition, Princess also offers 7-Day Tasmania aboard Royal Princess from Sydney with a starting rate of $338 from $668. This offer allows cruise enthusiasts to have savings of up to 5O%. 

On the other hand, the line has also listed a 12-Day Southern Australia Explorer roundtrip from Sydney. This voyage via Crown Princess has a starting rate $638 from $1528. This offer gives cruisers a little more than 58% savings.

Port visits

From Melbourne, the 5-Day Southern Australia Seacation will be visiting several ports including Phillip Island, Kangaroo Island, and Port Lincoln, before it heading to Adelaide to disembark. Meanwhile, the 7-day Tasmania will visit the following ports: Sydney, Hobart, Port Arthur, and Melbourne.

Additionally, the 12-day Southern Australia round trip cruise from Sydney is set to visit the ports of Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Hobart, and Port Arthur before going back to Sydney to disembark.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean is offering Wonders Down Under Australian Cruises as part of its 2024 sailings down under. The Sydney homeported Brilliance of the Seas offers a 5-night Tasmania Cruise at a starting rate of $632. On the other hand, the line’s 5- Night Queensland Cruise via Quantum of the Seas offers a starting rate of $432. Additionally, RCL also offers a 4-night Queensland Cruise aboard Quantum of the Seas for a $362 starting rate. Both Queensland cruises will be departing from Brisbane. 

Port visits

Royal Caribbean’s Tasmania Cruise will only visit Sydney and Hobart. Meanwhile, the line’s Queensland cruises visit Brisbane and Airlie Beach. 

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises highlights cruising down under through an array of cruises to choose from. The 7-night Barrier Reef Discovery sailing via Pacific Encounter has a starting rate of only $586. In addition, the line also offers an 8-night A Taste of Tasmania via Pacific Adventure for only $613. 

Moreover, P&O also highlights the 8-night 7-night Southern Explorer sailing for only $451 aboard Pacific Adventure. All these three cruises are part of the Buy 2, Bring 2- Cruises on Sale promo of P&O Cruises. 

Port visits

The Barrier Reef Discovery cruise will visit four ports namely Sydney, Airlie Beach, Cairns, and Tangalooma – Moreton Island. Meanwhile, the line’s Tasmania sailing is set to visit Sydney, Port Arthur, Hobart, and Kangaroo Island. On the other hand, the Southern Explorer offering has scheduled port calls to Melbourne, Adelaide, Albany, Busselton, and Fremantle.

Carnival Cruise Line

For Australia cruises this 2024, Carnival Cruise line is highlighting a 7-Day South Pacific via Carnival Luminosa. This cruise which will depart from Brisbane has a starting rate of $695. On the other hand, the line’s 5-Day Tasmania aboard Carnival Splendor starts at $736. Meanwhile, Carnival’s 7-Day Great Barrier Reef departing from Brisbane via Carnival Luminosa offers $946 as starting rate. 

Carnival has introduced the Choice Plus program for cruises from Australia where cruise passengers get to have up to $400 Onboard Spending Money per room and half price deposits. 

Port visits

The line’s South Pacific cruise visits Brisbane, Lifou, and Mystery Island while Carnival’s Tasmania sailing is scheduled to have port visits to Sydney,  Hobart and Port Arthur. In addition, the 7-Day Great Barrier Reef sailing visits Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, and Port Douglas. 

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises is offering a good list of discounted cruises around Australia. The 9-night Australia Wine via Celebrity Edge which departs from Sydney starts at 2,076 AUD from 4, 305 AUD. On the other hand, the line’s 10-night Great Barrier Reef aboard Celebrity Edge starts at 2,224 AUD from 4,614 AUD. 

Meanwhile, the line also highlights its 10-night Great Barrier Reef aboard Celebrity Edge which starts at 2,224 AUD from 4,614 AUD. All of these sailings allow cruisers to have savings of a little more than 50%. 

Port visits

Celebrity’s Australia Wine sailing visits Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob), Port Douglas, and Willis Island (Cruising). In addition, the 15-night Australia cruise is scheduled to visit Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob), Darwin, Benoa in Indonesia, and Singapore. On the other hand, the line’s Great Barrier Reef sailing has visits to Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob), Port Douglas, and Willis Island (Cruising).