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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 390 Australia cruises.

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Virgin Voyages
Where superyacht design and your dream destinations meet. Welcome to how Virgin does cruise ships. With Richard Branson at the helm, Virgin Voyages is...more redefining what a luxury cruise ship means by combining premium elements from favorites on land with the freedom and simplicity of a life well lived on the open ocean. With with cool interiors filled with chic bars, city styled eateries, clever accommodation and rock star suites Virgin offers Sailors a new onboard experience, from wellbeing activities, fresh to order eateries and original boundary breaking entertainment without the formalities and traditions of other contemporary cruise lines.
Australian Cruises14
Budget:Premium
Known For:Re-writing the Rules
Fleet Size:4
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.
Australian Cruises22
Budget:Premium
Known For:Alaskan Cruises
Fleet Size:11
Azamara
Here at Azamara, we continue our efforts to be the world's top up-market cruise line. As such, we are committed to providing you with unparalleled service;...more the finest dining at sea; a glorious spa and wellness retreat, and innovations such as Destination Immersion® experiences. With our hallmark of stay longer, experience more, we'll not only take you to awe-inspiring destinations, but also give you more time to fall in love with them.
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Budget:Luxury
Known For:Longer Stays
Fleet Size:4

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

Australia Day 2023, P&O Cruise. 3 Nts. Pacific Adventure.     , NSW, Australia, Jan 2023
Hannah C. looked after my booking for this cruise. Nothing was a problem. Hannah recommended us taking a 'Guaranteed Cabin', which means we only got notified a few days prior to departure. We were very pleased to have got cabin midship on Deck 12! Ship took us out to sea for 2 nights, very calm seas and lovely ship and staff. Crew and staff all wore ...read more masks.

Came back into our Sydney Harbour for Australia Day, and 'parked' not too far from our Prime Minister's residence. Could not get a better position. Watched the Tall Ships, Ferries etc race by our ship...and so many boats of every size and type cruising around our ship and waving to us, like Royalty ! (no doubt wishing they were onboard?) Over 2,000 passengers.

Went back out to sea, then returned to Circular Quay the next morning, for us all to disembark and go to our homes. A great alternative to standing on the shore, trying to see the events. One additional thing I did was to put the "Verifly" App on my phone. This information - Cruise/ Personal/Covid info/ Covid test results... ends up with 'Safe to Cruise tick', if all is OK. On checking in, just showing the app with this 'Tick + OK to Sail' meant we were put in "Priority Check In", and passed by the long lines awaiting check in -straight onto the ship. Worth considering if you're looking to cruise soon. Thanks to Hannah at Global Journeys - we really enjoyed this cruise.
Wonderful cruise from Sydney to Auckland     , VIC, Australia, Jan 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our 16 day cruise on Seabourn Odyssey, from Sydney to Auckland. Wonderful weather and beautiful scenery. Thank you Georgie for your help.
Average cruise, disappointing service.     , QLD, Australia, Dec 2022
The cruise was a really good short break, just what we needed. It was a nice break from everything, and we really liked not having to plan anything every day. The balcony in our cabin was great, larger than on other ships we've been on, and it got the sun for most of the day. The room was nice too, although the shower/bathroom was very small but adequate.

The ...read more food was below average, a little worse than what you'd expect from a Sizzler restaurant. Adequate but not great for a holiday. We expected a bit better. The service for drinks was quite slow, with long queues at the bar all the time. Queues were especially long at the adults-only area at the back of the boat, where we spent most of our time as the other pools had lots of families and kids.

Definitely dress up for the Gatsby Night and White Night. It was quite fun and the majority of people on board were dressed up from 5pm onwards. The comedy shows were good too.

Our phones managed to get some reception a few times a day while we were on board, mostly when we were on the top decks. This was good enough to send and receive a few messages and emails, but we were without internet most of the day, which was fine with us. Otherwise, you would need to buy the internet plan.

We had the full refreshments package, but it didn't include "Sparkling Water" at the restaurants, so we were charged for it. When we went to customer service to ask about the charges, they wouldn't refund it and told us we should have ordered "Soda Water" instead. This was quite disappointing. The staff doing table service should have told us when ordering.

All in all, the ship was ok and the people were nice. Food could have been better, staff and service was disappointing.
Australia Getaway   , VIC, Australia, Oct 2022
The Majestic Princess is a beautiful ship. We had a delightful, if not short voyage from Auckland to Sydney. Highest swell was 1 metre and the ships stabilisers made that almost un-noticeable. The Medallion App worked very well once I got it set up. Drinks were about half the price I expected. Great service on board. Some delays in getting on and off ...read more the ship.

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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...

2024 Scenic Eclipse Australia & South Pacific Voyages

01 June, 2022

2024 Scenic Eclipse Australia & South Pacific Voyages

Scenic Eclipse II will sail the South Pacific and the coastlines of Australia for the very first time in 2024. Join Scenic on a voyage of discovery in this remarkable region with exclusive itineraries carefully curated by their expert journey designers. Combining innovative design and...

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.