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Top 5 Cruises to Do Over Easter

Posted April 7th, 2017

Chocolate, hot cross buns and public holidays… what’s not to love about Easter? Rather than sitting at home over the break, why not make the most of your time off by taking a cruise?

To help you organise the ultimate Easter expedition, we’ve handpicked 5 cruises that run throughout late March and early April. Whether you’re taking an extended break or just want to enjoy the long weekend, these cruises cater to the needs of all travellers.

1. Southeast Asia

Lasting 8 days, this cruise offers the ultimate Easter escape. Setting off from Perth, the Golden Princess visits some of the most beautiful destinations throughout Southeast Asia. The first 3 nights on board the ship are spent at sea, so passengers can really embrace that laidback cruising lifestyle.

Docking in Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, there are plenty of sights and attractions to discover along the way. When you’re not sightseeing, enjoy being pampered in the ship’s Lotus Spa, or grab a bite to eat in one of the fine dining cafés or restaurants.

2. Food and Wine 

Ideal for foodies, this P&O Australia expedition is short but sweet. While floating off the coast of New South Wales onboard the Pacific Jewel, passengers are treated to demonstrations by celebrity chefs, cooking classes, and cheese and wine tastings.

You don’t have to be an expert on gourmet cuisine to enjoy this cruise. Apart from the food-themed activities, there’s also dancing, karaoke, trivia and nightly entertainment. Whether you’re planning a romantic Easter break for just you and your partner or looking for family-friendly activities, this cruise has something for everyone.

3. Classic

If you feel like visiting the Sunshine State at Easter time, the Classic cruise sets sail from Brisbane. Despite only lasting 3 nights, you’ll never forget your time on board this luxury P&O Australia vessel, the Pacific Aria.

Passengers can make the most of Queensland’s sunny climate by splashing about in the top deck pool or relaxing in the privacy and comfort of their ocean view room. On top of offering mesmerising views of Queensland’s picturesque coastline, this ship also hosts a diverse range of activities and entertainment. There are 16 specialty restaurants and dining establishments on board, offering guests an abundance of choice at mealtimes.

4. Short Break

Can’t afford to take much time off work? As its name would suggest, you won’t need to use up all your annual leave to enjoy the Short Break cruise. Operated by P&O Australia, this cruise takes place on board the Pacific Eden, a vessel renowned for its comfort and fine dining.

Beginning in Melbourne, passengers spend 3 nights at sea. The Pacific Eden’s facilities include a climate-controlled pool, a spa, and luxurious penthouse suites. More than a dozen restaurants and cafés can also be found throughout the ship.

5. Pacific Island Hopper

The Pacific Island Hopper can take you on a tour of the beautiful South Pacific. After setting sail from Brisbane aboard the luxurious Pacific Dawn, passengers spend one night at sea before docking in beautiful Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia. The next stop on the itinerary is Lifou, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific region. Then it’s on to Port Villa in Vanuatu, followed by a few more days at sea, then back home to Brisbane. What more could you want from an Easter holiday?

Whether you’re hoping to make a last-minute booking for 2017 or planning ahead for next year, Cruiseabout can help you find the perfect Easter time cruise. Call us on 1300 769 228 to speak with a cruise consultant about any of the cruises discussed here.

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Images courtesy of Getty.

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