Cruises from Melbourne that you cannot miss

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Southern Australia Explorer by Princess Cruises visiting Philip Island, Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, and Adelaide

During the Southern Australia Explorer cruise by Princess Cruises, you will sail by one of the most beautiful coastlines of Australia. Lay eyes on playful penguins on Philip Island and admire rare plants and wildlife in Port Lincoln National Park. Have an exquisite wine in Adelaide, the city surrounded by wine regions producing first-class wines, along the way. The itinerary also takes you to Kangaroo Island, a nature reserve inhabited by kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas.

Cruise dates

The first Southern Australia Explorer cruise available this year takes place on 27 October 2019. The same cruise following this one is on schedule on 17 November 2019.

How much does it cost?

  • 27 October 2019 – from $AUD 1,299 to $AUD 2,349 per person
  • 17 November 2019 – from $AUD 1,199 to $AUD 2,199 per person

What’s included?

The price of the cruise includes a twin cabin with a private bathroom, basic drinks such as water, tea and coffee, and dining. Kids Club and the majority of available entertainment are also included in the price of the cruise.

Itineraries

Tour 1

  • 27 October – Melbourne
  • 28 October – Philip Island
  • 30 October – Port Lincoln
  • 31 October – Kangaroo Island
  • 1 November – Adelaide
  • 3 November – Melbourne

Tour 2

  • 17 November – Melbourne
  • 19 November – Adelaide
  • 20 November – Kangaroo Island
  • 21 November – Port Lincoln
  • 23 November – Philip Island
  • 24 November – Melbourne

New Zealand by Princess Cruises visiting Fiordland, Port Chalmers, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Auckland

Renowned for amazing nature and the Maori culture, New Zealand inspires admiration with its high mountains, attractive coastline and dense forests. On the New Zealand cruise, you will see the fiords of Fiordland, enjoy the renowned cuisine of Wellington, the capital of the nation, and lay eyes on dolphins around Tauranga. During the trip, you will have a chance to acquaint yourself with Auckland, the cosmopolitan and multi-cultural hub of the country.

Cruise dates

The first departure of Golden Princess sailing to New Zealand and back to Melbourne is on schedule on 24 November 2019. Subsequent departures take place on 7 December and 20 December 2019.

How much does it cost?

  • 24 November 2019 – from $AUD 1,954 to $AUD 3,320 per person
  • 7 December 2019 – from $AUD 2,072 to $AUD 3,440 per person
  • 20 December 2019 – from $AUD 2,919 to $AUD 4,777 per person

What’s included?

For the price of the New Zealand cruise, you have a bed in a twin cabin with an adjoined bathroom. Select dining and basic drinks (water, coffee and tea) are basic inclusions, while access to the Kids Club for young guests and onboard entertainment are complimentary extras.

Itineraries

Tour 1

  • 24 November/7 December – Melbourne
  • 27 November/10 December – Fiordland
  • 28 November/11 December – Port Chalmers
  • 29 November/12 December – Akaroa
  • 30 November/13 December – Wellington
  • 1 December/14 December – Napier
  • 2 December/15 December – Tauranga
  • 3 December/16 December – Auckland
  • 7 December/20 December – Melbourne

Tour 2

  • 20 December – Melbourne
  • 23 December – Fiordland
  • 24 December – Port Chalmers
  • 25 December – Akaroa
  • 26 December – Wellington
  • 28 December – Tauranga
  • 29 December – Auckland
  • 2 January – Melbourne

Fiji by Princess Cruises visiting Mare, Port Vila, Lautoka, Suva and Noumea

As described by many travelers, the Fiji Islands are an embodied paradise. The motto of this nation is “Come to Fiji and let the happiness find you,” and the Princess Cruises cruising company has designed the Fiji Cruise based on this saying. During the trip, you will familiarize yourself with the multi-cultural character of the archipelago, attractive nature featuring rainforests, mountains and white-sand beaches, and stunning marine life.

Cruise dates

3 November 2019.

How much does it cost?

  • 3 November 2019 – from $AUD 2,441 to $AUD 3,712 per person

What’s included?

For the price of the cruise, you have a room with a private bathroom at your disposal, dining available any time from early morning to late evening, and a selection of basic drinks, such as coffee and tea. You also have access to the majority of facilities reserved for entertainment and relaxation, while children are free to entertain themselves at the Kids Club.

Itineraries

  • 3 November – Melbourne
  • 7 November – Mare
  • 8 November – Port Vila
  • 10 November – Lautoka
  • 11 November – Suva
  • 13 November – Noumea
  • 17 November – Melbourne

Where do cruise ships depart from Melbourne?

Melbourne seaport is within close proximity from the downtown area, only a few kilometers away from the city’s Central Business District. Passengers waiting to board their cruise ships could travel efficiently to the city center and visit some top attractions, such as Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum.

The main cruise terminal of the Melbourne port is Station Pier, and some of the available facilities in the area are free shuttle service, restrooms, information center, lounges and gift shop. If you are up for a quick shopping adventure, head to nearby Bay Street to browse boutiques. Dining options are also available on the street. Heading straight from Bay Street leads you directly to the Central Business District of Melbourne in around an hour by walking.

Cruise deals from Melbourne

On 24 November 2019, the cruise departing from Melbourne and ending in Auckland makes an excellent option for travelers who would like to spend more time in New Zealand.  The duration of the cruise is nine nights, and the itinerary covers Fiordlands, Port Chalmers, Akaroa, Wellington and Tauranga.

If you prefer to return to Melbourne, on the other hand, and wish to save some money, secure a place on the cruiser that departs on 24 November. This trip will cost you less for hundreds of Dollars than those in December.

Short cruises from Melbourne

Besides long-haul cruises, you can set off on a short cruise from Melbourne Port. Some pending three-day journeys take place in March 2019 – Weekend Sampler Cruise, and in April 2019 – Australia Gateway Cruise. The former takes place on board Carnival Legend (Carnival Cruises), while the latter is a journey on Golden Princess, Princess Cruises. Both cruisers sail from Melbourne to Sydney and the prices range from $AUD 338 to $AUD 746 for Carnival Legend, and between $AUD 1,161 to $AUD 1,449 for Golden Princess.

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