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Encircled by sea, a small ship or ocean cruise is the perfect way to discover Australia’s stunning coastlines. From the rugged Kimberley or the extraordinary landscapes of Tasmania to culturally rich Arnhem land or tropical Far North Queensland where the rainforest meets the sea, there is ample choice in our collection of 373 Australia cruises.

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11 Days Broome to Darwin

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11 Days Darwin to Broome

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11 Days Broome to Darwin

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11 Days Broome to Darwin

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Viking
A Viking ocean cruise is the discerning traveller’s dream. Whether you choose to visit Scandinavia, Asia, the Mediterranean or the Americas, our itineraries...more are designed to immerse you in the history and culture of each destination. With us, you could be exploring a local food market with our head chef one day and experiencing an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of a world-famous museum the next. Our state-of-the-art small ships take you right into the heart of each destination, and you won’t find any casinos or kids on board. Plus, our fares include just about everything you need - from meals, beverages and Wi-Fi to a culturally enriching shore excursion at every port of call. This unique combination of features has become affectionately known as ‘the Viking difference’. Viking is the world’s leading small-ship cruise line, and we can’t wait to welcome you on board to discover the Viking difference for yourself.
Australian Cruises42
Budget:Premium
Known For:Thinking Persons Cruise
Fleet Size:14
Holland America
For 150 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at...more sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. Balance. Depth. Authenticity. These are the elements we bring to more than 500 itineraries, stopping in 100 countries, the world over.
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Budget:Premium
Known For:Alaskan Cruises
Fleet Size:11
Celebrity Cruises
Set sail on the vacation of a lifetime aboard one of Celebrity's award-winning cruise ships. The luxurious fleet merges cutting-edge technology with welcoming...more interiors and revolutionary venues. Discover the unrivaled luxury of The Retreat®. Experience visionary spaces, like the Magic Carpet®, that are like nothing you’ve seen before. On Celebrity's cruise ships, you’ll travel the world while enjoying the height of style, comfort, and service throughout your journey.
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Budget:Premium
Known For:Real Lawn at Sea
Fleet Size:14

Discover Popular highlights of a cruise around Australia's coastlines

Whimsical Whitsundays

Whimsical Whitsundays

A breathtaking archipelago of turquoise water, 74 lush tropical islands, and white sand beaches. Once you drop anchor in Cid Harbour, you may not want to leave.

Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay

Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay

Admire Tasmania’s stunning coastal scenery, from beautiful headlands to hidden nooks, crowned by the ridges of Freycinet National Park that offer sweeping views of Wineglass Bay.

The Marine Life of Ningaloo

The Marine Life of Ningaloo

Explore this stunning reef fringing Australia’s west coast. Don a snorkel to discover a vibrant underwater world or spot migrating humpback whales breaching above the surface.

Cruise Horizontal Falls

Cruise Horizontal Falls

Get up close to the marbled white and turquoise wall of water thundering between two steep craggy gorges. A thrilling experience and an absolute highlight of your Kimberley Coast small ship cruise.

The Traditions of Arnhem Land

The Traditions of Arnhem Land

Be enchanted by the deep rooted customs and incredible arts of Arnhem Land and greeted by traditional Welcome to Country ceremonies as you cruise this historically and culturally rich coastline.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their cruise journeys around Australia

Mini Cruise   , NSW, Australia, Mar 2024
Great way to travel back to Sydney from Melbourne. We were quite impressed with Princess Cruises. Fantastic shows, food and service. Well organised and loved talking to lots of different people at the shared tables which were always available at different times. You need to book at all restaurants if you want to sit with just your party.
Viking Orion Komodo and Australian Coast   , WA, Australia, Feb 2024
The main purpose of this cruise for us was to experience the ship which we thoroughly enjoyed. The food on board was the best we have experienced on any cruise and we have been on roughly twenty or more cruises. The layout of the ship was perfect for our preferences. The crew were super friendly. Only one glitch was a problem with the hot water system ...read more but it was remedied very quickly. We would recommend Viking and Global Journeys to everyone.
80's Party revival     , VIC, Australia, Feb 2024
First experience on a cruise for both of us, we had an amazing time, plenty to do, great music and entertainment and fancy dress to turn back time. Food was great and drinks are normal prices. We will do it again!
A 5 day cruise which went in circles outside Brisbane     , SA, Australia, Jan 2024
Since I had not been on a cruise, I booked this 5 day cruise from Brisbane to Airlie Beach and back with P&O. Due to a cyclone, the vessel could not go to Airlie beach, so then just went in circles, with a stop off at Moreton Island, which is about 25 km from Brisbane. Despite the vessel looking old once on board, with peeling wall paper and obvious ...read more rust being painted over, the cruise experience was fine, with all staff helpful. Note that this was during school holidays so there were apparently 700 kids on board out of a total of 2900 passengers.The visit to Moreton Island was poorly organised since at the end of the visit, there were 100s of us stuck on a jetty with 30 degree heat and no shade for over an hour due to the slow and infrequent feeder boats between the island and the vessel. Hannah from Global Journeys was excellent in organising the booking at relatively short notice.

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Cunard's Great Australian Culinary Journey 2025

27 February, 2024

Cunard's Great Australian Culinary Journey 2025

Embark on a culinary odyssey like no other as Cunard's Great Australian Culinary Voyage returns in February 2025, promising an unforgettable experience for enthusiasts of fine dining and exploration aboard the Queen Elizabeth. This 6-day roundtrip voyage from Sydney is where the culinary...

Welcome to Australia Virgin Voyages

14 November, 2022

Welcome to Australia Virgin Voyages

Australia will welcome its first Virgin Voyages ship at the end of 2023 with the arrival of the Resilient Lady. Resilient Lady will be cruising her way to Australia by way of a 44 night trans-continental cruise from Athens to Sydney and once here will embark on short trips (around 2 nights) to...

Le Ponant's New 2023 Kimberley Cruises

23 June, 2022

Le Ponant's New 2023 Kimberley Cruises

Ponant has unveiled its Kimberley experiences on board Le Ponant for next year. Cruises are open now for the expedition program on board the three-masted sailing yacht commencing on the 7th of April 2023 with 26 new cruise departures covering the Northern Kimberley, Southern Kimberley,...

Welcome Home Pacific Explorer

09 June, 2022

Welcome Home Pacific Explorer

P&O's Pacific Explorer has made it's highly anticipated return to Sydney after 2 years away, marking the long awaited restart of cruising in the region.  Pacific Explorer became the first cruise ship to return to Australia in more than two years, passing through Sydney Heads at about...

Common Questions Common questions about cruising Australia

Is cruising a good way to see Australia?
Australia has approximately 35,000 km of stunning coastline, is one of the larger countries in the world and is the only one of its size completely surrounded by water. The coastline includes the Pacific, Indian and Southern oceans and offers a huge diversity of reefs, natural landscapes and stunning cities which...read more definitely makes it a fantastic cruise destination.
When is the best time to cruise Australia?
Although Australia is a year round cruise destination, the main cruise season is from October to April. The greatest selection of departures are available during these summer months which are perfect for visiting Australia's coastal towns and stunning beaches. By contrast, the winter months of May, June, July...read more and August are best for cruising in the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland when the wet season is over and humidity is low.