Several major cruise lines are offering short cruises from Brisbane this year.

This vibrant capital of Queensland offers an array of bucket-listed short cruises that range from two days of quick seacation to five nights of adventure-filled getaways. 

One of the classic reasons why Brisbane stands out as an ideal port for short cruises is its strategic location. It is positioned on the east coast of Australia which is considered as a gateway to some of the awe-inspiring and diverse destinations in the region. From exploring the idyllic islands of the Whitsundays to experiencing the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane offers a range of extraordinary itineraries regardless of the length of cruise. Moreover, Brisbane also has dedicated cruise facility, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal. It homeports some of the largest cruise ships in the world. This state-of-the-art cruise port is known for its proximity to the airport which makes it more accessible for both locals and foreign visitors.

Princess Cruises is offering short cruises from Brisbane for 2024.
Princess Cruises highlights short cruises from Brisbane via Crown Princess.

In addition, Brisbane also serves a multitude of attractions for all types of cruisers and travellers. Whether choosing to immerse in the city’s rich indigenous heritage, indulge in its captivating culinary scene, or simply bask in the laid-back Queensland lifestyle, short cruises from Brisbane offer the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion. 

Princess Cruises

Like the other major cruise lines homeported in Brisbane, Princess Cruises is also highlighting an array of short cruises from Queensland’s capital. First on the list is the 2-day Australia Seacation via Crown Princess. Additionally, this voyage is part of the line’s late spring offering with a starting fare rate of $319.74 ($211 USD) per person. Moreover, this Brisbane to Sydney cruise is scheduled on November 21. 

P&O Australia

P&O Australia offers a range of short cruises from Brisbane. Top of the list is the line’s 2-night Classic Short Break on Pacific Explorer. Moreover, this Sydney-bound cruise from Brisbane costs $249 per person. It is scheduled to sail on June 4. 

In addition, P&O also lines up its 2-night Comedy Cruise voyage with a series of sailings throughout the year. For this itinerary the best value starting fare is its Winter offering priced at $240 per person scheduled on July 4. Furthermore, this Brisbane to Sydney cruise is also offered on the following dates:

  • July 6 ($504)
  • September 7 ($524)
  • September 28 ($474)
  • October 26 ($454)
  • November 9 ($474)
  • December 14 ($574)
  • December 27 ($574)

On the other hand, for cruisers who wish to spend a short getaway at sea, the line also highlights a 4-night Whitsundays Cruise on Pacific Encounter. The best value deal for this voyage is the line’s early summer offering with a starting fare rate of $582 per person. In addition, this round trip cruise is scheduled on December 3 and is set to visit Airlie beach. 

Furthermore, this 4-night sailing is also offered on the following dates:

  • July 9 ($808)
  • August 27 ($808)
  • September 10 ($848)
  • October 1 ($703)
  • October 12 ($693)
  • October 29 ($574)
  • November 12 ($604)

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line features several short seacations from Brisbane this year starting with a 3-night Disney Magic at Sea. The best price offering for this spring voyage is at $2,580 scheduled on October 22. Additionally, this round trip 3-night cruise aboard Disney Wonder is also offered on October 25 with a starting fare rate of $2,730. 

On the other hand, Disney Cruise Line also highlights a one-way cruise from Brisbane. The line’s 4-night Disney Magic at Sea is offered at a starting fare rate of $3,118. Moreover, this Disney Wonder-boarded voyage will visit Eden before heading to Melbourne for disembarkation. 

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line highlights a range of short cruises from Brisbane for this year. On top of its offerings is the line’s round trip 3-day Getaway from Brisbane cruise via Carnival Luminosa. The line’s best starting fare rate deal for this voyage is its summer offering scheduled on December 5 priced at $263 per guest. Moreover, there is also a post-Christmas offering for this voyage scheduled on December 26. This cruise has a starting fare rate of $364 per guest. 

On the other hand, Carnival also lines up a pre-Christmas offering via a 4-Day Airlie Beach from Brisbane cruise. The line’s best price offering is its December 15 sailing offered at a starting fare rate of $396 per person. Aside from visiting Airlie Beach, guests will spend two fun days at sea before the ship heads back to Brisbane to disembark. 

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean is having a summer holiday offering via a 5-night Queensland Cruise. This round trip cruise is offered at $1,155 starting fare rate aboard Quantum of the Seas. Moreover, this 5-night sailing is scheduled on December 1 and is set to visit Airlie Beach before heading back to Brisbane for disembarkation.