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Top 10 Most Popular Cruise Routes for Australians

written by Webjet Australia May 11, 2018
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It’s no secret that Australians love a cruise, but where are you cruising to? Checking out our booking data for 2017, we’ve discovered your top 10 most popular cruise routes, and there are some interesting results! From comedy cruises through to extended South Pacific escapes, check out which cruises round out the top 10 most popular cruise routes for Australians.

Food & Wine Cruise

The perfect option for those looking for a quick escape that won’t break the bank, P&O’s Food and Wine Cruise departs from Sydney and takes passengers on a 3 night journey into the waters surrounding Australia’s east coast. Offering delicious main meals, a variety of food-related workshops and demonstrations, captivating live performances and the choice of several well stocked bars and lounges, there are plenty of great ways to while the hours at sea.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 3 nights

Ports of Call – Sydney and Sydney

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!

Red wine bottles

Moreton Island Cruise

A 4 night cruise departing from Sydney, P&O’s Moreton Island Cruise provides a fantastic opportunity to discover the beauty of Moreton Island, a sand island located to the east of Brisbane. On arrival at Moreton Island, you’ll have a full day to enjoy to a number of exciting activities such as ATV quad biking, wild dolphin encounters, snorkelling, banana boat rides and scenic walks.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 4 nights

Ports of Call – Sydney, Moreton Island and Sydney

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!
Moreton Island, Queensland

Moreton Island, Queensland. Image Credit: James Niland / CC by 2.0.

Whitsundays Cruise

A 4 night cruise from P&O, the Whitsundays Cruise departs Brisbane and carries passengers to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays, before returning to the Queensland capital. In addition to all the fun onboard, a fantastic range of shore excursions are available, spanning from sea kayaking and swimming at stunning Whitehaven Beach through to ocean rafting and exploring the beauty of Hamilton Island.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 4 nights

Ports of Call – Brisbane, Airlie Beach and Brisbane

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!
Hamilton Island, Queenland

Hamilton Island, Queenland. Image Credit: Internet2014 / CC by SA 3.0.

Comedy Cruise

Another great short cruise, the 3 night Comedy Cruise from P&O is the perfect option for those looking for a quick break and the opportunity to catch live sets from some of Australia’s best comedic talent. Featuring comedy workshops, meet and greets, adults-only shows in the dedicated Sit Down Comedy Club, and so much more, it’s a great choice for anyone who loves to laugh out loud.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 3 nights

Ports of Call – Brisbane and Brisbane

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!

Sunbathing cruise

Pacific Island Hopper Cruise

There’s nothing quite like a spot of island-hopping and P&O’s Pacific Island Hopper Cruise makes it easier than ever to discover what makes the region so special. Touring some of the South Pacific’s most popular holiday destinations, including Noumea, Port Vila and the Loyalty Islands, there are plenty of unforgettable activities to enjoy, including tropical rainforest walks, nature encounters, cultural experiences, scuba diving, guided walking tours, and more.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 7 nights

Ports of Call – Brisbane, Noumea, Loyalty Islands (Lifou), Port Vila and Brisbane

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea, New Caledonia. Image Credit: Thomas CUELHO / CC by 2.0.

A Taste of New Caledonia Cruise

A great way to discover the beauty of New Caledonia, P&O’s A Taste of New Caledonia Cruise departs from Sydney and travels to top destinations within the archipelago, including Noumea, the Isle of Pines and Mare. Abundant in breathtakingly beautiful beaches, the islands also offer more than their fair share of great attractions and activities, including incredible nature encounters and walks, guided tours, treetop adventures and more.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 8 nights

Ports of Call – Sydney, Noumea, Isle of Pines, Mare and Sydney

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!
Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Image Credit: Bahnfrend / CC by SA 3.0.

Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise

Departing from Brisbane, it’s easy to encounter the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland with P&O’s 9 night Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise. Ports of call include Hamilton Island, Townsville, Cairns, Willis Island and Airlie Beach, with an incredible selection of activities to choose from, such as jet boating, scenic flights, walking tours, river cruises, and the beaches and theme parks of the Gold Coast.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 9 nights

Ports of Call – Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Cairns, Willis Island, Airlie Beach and Brisbane

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!
Airlie Beach, Queensland

Airlie Beach, Queensland. Image Credit: Damien Dempsey / CC by 2.0.

Pacific Islands Cruise

Enjoy an unforgettable escape from day to day life with a Pacific Islands Cruise from P&O. Exploring the region over 10 nights, the cruise ship makes stops at Noumea, Loyalty Island, Port Vila, Mystery Island and the Island of Pines, before returning to Sydney. An incredible way to see the South Pacific without having to a plan a thing, this is the perfect option for anyone looking to kickback, unwind and discover what makes this part of the world so special.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 10 nights

Ports of Call – Sydney, Noumea, Loyalty Island (Lifou) Port Vila, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines and Sydney

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!
Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Mystery Island, Vanuatu. Image Credit: Roderick Eime / CC by 2.0.

Kangaroo Island Cruise

A quick escape with so much to offer, P&O’s 4 night Kangaroo Island Cruise sets sail from Melbourne, making a full day stop at Kangaroo Island before returning to the Australian mainland. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the facilities onboard your cruise ship, as well as the wide selection of activities available on Kangaroo Island, including quad bike adventures, food safaris, cellar door visits and the chance to soak up the natural beauty of the area.

Cruise Line – P&O Cruises

Duration – 4 nights

Ports of Call – Melbourne, Kangaroo Island and Melbourne

Inclusions

  • Private ensuite
  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Stage shows and live entertainment
  • Flat screen TV and new release movies
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • And more!
Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

Southern Australia Getaway Cruise

A fantastic opportunity to discover some of the best that Victoria and South Australia have to offer, the Southern Australia Getaway Cruise from Princess Cruises is a great value 6 night escape. Unwind onboard before immersing yourself in the history of Port Lincoln, the culture of Adelaide and the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island. Heading beyond Australia’s east coast capitals, the cruise provides the chance to see and experience more of what makes the country so unforgettable.

Cruise Line – Princess Cruises

Duration – 6 nights

Ports of Call – Melbourne, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Melbourne

Inclusions

  • Full breakfast
  • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
  • Buffet of 4 course a la carte dinners
  • Comedy, stage shows and other live entertainment
  • Special guest entertainers
  • A choice of bars and lounges
  • A supervised kids program (ages 3 to 17 years)
  • In-cabin TV and new release movies
  • And more!
Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Image Credit: Dualiti Photos / CC by 2.0.

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