Sail Away in 2016: Cruise Itineraries Departing From Brisbane

Posted February 11th, 2016

With its close proximity to a wide variety of desirable ports, the Sunshine State's capital is the ideal place for cruises to set sail from. If you’re a local and thinking of escaping on a cruise holiday in 2016, keep reading to find our top picks of the itineraries departing from Brisbane this year. Pacific beaches, local wonders, and New Zealand landscapes are all within easy reach!

The South Pacific with Royal Caribbean International

This 9-night cruise takes guests to exotic destinations throughout Vanuatu and New Caledonia on board the Legend of the Seas before returning home to Brisbane. The first stop, Champagne Bay, is often named as one of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific and from there it just keeps getting better – cruisers will also enjoy the spoils of tropical hotspots Port Vila, Lifou and Noumea. Guests will not be short of something to do even on sea days, as the Legend of the Seas is packed with entertainment, relaxation and dining options as well as a specialised youth program – it’s a cruise for the whole family!

Port Vila, Vanuatu

Papua New Guinea with Princess Cruises

Visiting a number of Pacific destinations that featured significantly in World War II, history buffs are sure to love this 14-night itinerary with Princess Cruises. You’ll discover ports such as Alotau, Doini Island, Kiriwana Island, Kitava, and Rabaul in Papua New Guinea before heading over to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands and Luganville in Vanuatu. At each destination, you’ll find a wealth of history mixed in with tradition and gorgeous tropical scenery, making it a great option if you’re after a relaxing holiday. The Sea Princess works to complement this and has an exceptional onboard program that will keep passengers of all ages happy.

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New Zealand with Princess Cruises

Visit our neighbours across the Tasman this year with Princess Cruises’ New Zealand itinerary aboard the Sea Princess. This 14-night cruise gives passengers a taste of the ‘home of Middle-Earth’ with stops in Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin and Fjordland National Park. There’s no wondering why New Zealand is a popular destination for travellers – it features some of the world’s most stunning scenery alongside bustling cities and traditional cultural sites, and cruising is an amazing way to experience it all.

Sea Princess, Milford Sound

Australian Explorer with Holland America Line

Be a tourist in your own country with Holland America’s Australian Explorer Itinerary. This cruise showcases local wonders such as Hamilton Island and the famous Great Barrier Reef before stopping in Indonesia’s Komodo Island and Bali’s Denpasar and finishing in Perth. Holland America Line will ensure you enjoy every second of your holiday on board the MS Maasdam with its signature service and world-class facilities.

The Great Barrier Reef

If you are thinking of embarking on a cruise from Brisbane in 2016, make Cruiseabout your first stop when planning your holiday and get expert insight from our cruise consultants. You can get in touch with us by calling 1300 954 661. With so many exotic escapes on offer, why would you travel any other way?

Set sail on a dream holiday with Cruiseabout


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  Absolutely nobody in Australia knows more about cruising than Cruiseabout. With close to 30,000 nights on ships all across the globe, our consultants’ extensive experience and passion for cruising is unequaled. We're here to share the joys of cruising holidays with more Australians and invite them into our world - because we love cruising!

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