5 Of the Best Cruises from Fremantle in 2016

Posted December 15th, 2015

Jutting out from the coast of Western Australia sits the bustling port of Fremantle, just a 30-minute drive southwest of Perth. Bathed in convict-era history and lined with stunning beaches, Fremantle is also the departing port for some of our best cruises. Read on to discover our top 5 cruise picks departing from Fremantle in 2016.

1. Mini Breaks to the Margaret River

Take a mini break and spend three nights cruising down to the Margaret River, Western Australia’s wine region. Stopping at Busselton in Geographe Bay, walk 1.8 kilometres down the town’s heritage-listed Busselton Jetty before exploring the city through your stomach with a buffet of boutique restaurants and gourmet produce on offer. Then, spend your time sniffing, swirling and savouring award-winning wines from over 200 boutique wineries across the region.

Margaret River, Western Australia

2. Discover the Treasures of Asia

Spend your next holiday exploring the gems of Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore all feature on this culturally rich cruise. Explore the diversity of Mother Nature’s terrain, from Lombok’s white sandy beaches and rocky volcanoes to the enchanting islands of Malaysia. Exchange Penang’s steaming rainforests for Kuala Lumpur’s concrete jungle, then sail towards the hustle and bustle of Phuket. Finish up in Singapore for a taste of east-meets-west and a day of duty-free shopping.

3. Tour the Top End of Australia

Tick Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland off your Australian bucket list with a two-week cruise along the country’s northern coastline. Find yourself holidaying like a local in Geraldton, diving for pearls in Broome and exploring the colourful reefs of the Kimberley Coast. Continue on to Darwin for a taste of the Australian outback before sailing towards the Queensland coast and into Yorkeys Knob, where the forest meets the sea. Take a quick trip north to Papua New Guinea’s town of Alotau and bask along its white sandy beaches before heading back south through the Coral Sea and South Pacific Ocean, finally docking in Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city.

Broome, Western Australia's Kimberley Region

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4. Or Set Sail for the Southern Side

From Fremantle, your first stop is the Margaret River for a taste of wine country before recovering at the quiet port of Albany. Continue east across the Great Australian Bight and in to Adelaide to discover a humble town full of arts, culture and a bustling restaurant scene. Next stop is Melbourne, often voted one of the world’s most liveable cities, before a trip to Tasmania. Both Burnie and Hobart feature on this leg of the itinerary. The last port of call is Sydney with the iconic curves of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House to greet you as you sail into the harbour.

5. Explore the Beauty of New Zealand

Take the family on a 3-week trip through Australia’s southern cities and across to neighbouring New Zealand to marvel at some of the world’s natural wonders. Discover the enchanting fjords of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound before cruising through to Dusky Sound. Glide along the eastern coast to explore the historical cities of Dunedin and Akaroa before stepping out into the boutique lifestyles of Wellington and Picton. Find your land legs back in Sydney and scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge or unwind on the sand at Bondi Beach.

Interested in a cruise from Fremantle? To make a booking or to find out more, call us on 1300 954 661 and one of our friendly consultants will be happy to help you!

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