This weekend saw the start of the Formula 1 season with the Australian Grand Prix. It was an opportunity for petrol heads everywhere to get excited about powerful engines, beautiful machines and unbelievable locations – which obviously made us think of cruising…
We needed no better excuse to run through some of our favourite Australia cruises – from the country’s frontier coast to the absolute pinnacle of modern luxury.
Enjoy and – as usual – let us know what you think below!
Australia to the UK, 1 April 2014
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is offering a 40-night cruise departing from Freemantle and sailing up the western coast of Africa, calling in at Lisbon before arriving at Tilbury.
The amazing itinerary includes calls at Durban, Cape Town and Walvis Bay as well as an opportunity to really relax with plenty of days at sea on a cruise which is being touted as a ‘voyage of a lifetime’.
A great experience – and at a great price too.
Price from £3,999 for two people
Australia circumnavigation, 24 September 2014
Departing from Vancouver and calling at Los Angeles and Hawaii, this epic 58-night Australia circumnavigation has it all – and in great surroundings onboard Holland America’s Volendam too.
The sailing will see passengers experience the pacific islands of Samoa, Fiji and New Caledonia before travelling anti-clockwise around Australia.
Following calls at the likes of Perth, Melbourne, Darwin, and the Great Barrier Reef, the huge sailing concludes in one of the country’s major metropolises: Sydney.
Price from £4,398
Auckland to Sydney, 6 January 2015
Our choice of luxury cruise comes from Regent Seven Seas with a 14-night voyage that takes in an amazing seven destinations in New Zealand before crossing the Tasman Sea over to Melbourne and Sydney.
Travel in the absolute lap of luxury with the line that includes everything – from alcohol to shore excursions
Prices from £7,289
Kimberley Coast, 13 June 2014
Expedition line Aurora is delivering a unique experience with its voyage along the remote Kimberley Coast from Darwin to Broome.
The area has 2,500 islands off its coast which offer great opportunity for exploration and sighting animals like humpback whale calves, dolphins and even crocodiles.
The 11-day voyage calls at the Prince Regent Nature Reserve, Crocodile Creek and Buccaneer Archipelago.
Prices from £4,032
Murray River, June-August 2014
Cruise along South Australia’s Murray River with Captain Cook Cruises and see the country’s red gum forests, sandstone cliffs and vineyards.
River cruises often give a chance to see a unique side to a country’s interior – and an Australian river cruise is no different.
Join this seven-night sailing to have a different experience of Australia – and one that you won’t forget for a long time.
Prices from £883