CRUISING

Australia may be a continent, but it's also an island. Therefore, it's a great cruise destination for anyone looking for a longer, more exotic cruise. And, if you are planning a trip to Australia, don't overlook New Zealand. This smaller island nation also in the South Pacific offers spectacular natural beauty and some of the friendliest people on earth. Some cruises visit both Australia and New Zealand, but note that both countries certainly deserve more of your time than just a few days!  I think the history of Australia and New Zealand and their distance from most of the rest of the world has given the area a mystery and made it a "must see" on every travel lover's list. 

There are still many areas of Australia and New Zealand that are not accessible via cruise ship, but Downunder Journeys can offer you a pre or post cruise-add-on to capture the inland part of these amazing countries.  Even if your cruise doesn't hit a specific area, because after all who has months to spend on vacation, so if that cruise doesn't quite hit all the key parts, you can simply add to your cruise by a pre or post trip, it's very simple and very reasonable. 

You can fly into a major airport in Australia or New Zealand (normally Sydney or Auckland), embark on a cruise of 10-15 days to various ports in Australia, New Zealand or Tasmania, and then fly back home. Second, you can book a segment of 15-100+ days of a world cruise that includes Australia and/or New Zealand ports. Third, you can take a repositioning cruise between Southeast Asia and Australia. Finally, you can fly to Australia and book a cruise of a week or more on a small ship that cruises only in the South Pacific.   

Most cruises to Australia are in November through March. Since the seasons are reversed, it's perfect weather for cruising. Some cruise lines base one ship in Australia for the prime cruising season, and leave it there until it is time to reposition to another part of the world in March. With the number of cruise ships built over the last few years, you have a wide variety of cruise ships to choose from for the late fall and winter in Australia this year.

These cruise lines will have cruises that both embark and disembark in Australian or New Zealand ports. Most cruise itineraries range from 10 to 24 days.

 

  • Princess Cruise Lines

  • Oceania Cruises

  • P & O Cruises

  • Royal Caribbean International

  • Celebrity Cruises

  • Crystal Cruises

  • Holland America Line

  • Silversea Cruises

  • Fred Olsen Line

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises


There are also repositioning cruises at the beginning and end of the cruise seasons in Australia and New Zealand, these cruise may go from the USA to Australia via the South Pacific or in the reverse direction.  

One more thing.... The exchange rate for American dollars is better than the EURO, so why are you waiting..... call Downunder Journeys today.

 

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