The world is truly your oyster at Vacation Rewards® to cruise the seven seas and beyond. There is a multitude of cruiselines to choose and different styles of cruising, from ultra-luxury yachts, six-star river cruises, opulent ocean voyages, adventure sailing to the more remote and exotic. And don’t forget the ever-popular family, extended family & group friendly options as well. It’s a snap to choose the one that fits you, with so much choice on offer.
Why cruise, I hear you ask?
Quite simply, it’s one of the best ways to see the world. Included are a whole host of destinations, plus your onboard accommodation – a comfy cosy cabin to make you feel right at home, and food – as much as you can eat, potentially Michelin-starred, anytime you feel a little peckish! Then there is the entertainment. We are talking broadway-style shows, comedians, trivia games, art galleries, parades and more. For a bit more fun there are pools and whirlpools, cinema, relaxation spas for a few heavenly bubbles and fitness gyms to work off the desserts on offer and keep you in shape… and there’s more!
Want more? There is more! Depending on the ship and cruiseline you choose, additional features could include an ice skating rink, dodgem cars, picnic areas with real grass, a roller skating rink, rock-climbing wall, surfing, golf, basketball, tennis, even outdoor movies by the pool… with popcorn! And the list goes on. Your Travel Solutions Specialist can provide full details of your ship when you book your next cruising holiday – just ask.
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South Pacific – One of Australia’s most popular cruising destinations. Not too far from home are a whole host of beautiful tropical islands of the South Pacific. These include Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, the Cook Islands and more. Cruiselines to sail you away include P&O, Princess, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Holland America Line sail these waters from short getaways to longer sailings of 14 days and more from Australia. Our South Pacific run is so popular there are more cruiselines heading our way to increase the choice and variety.
For an in-depth discovery of specific Island destinations climb onboard Captain Cook or Blue Lagoon Cruises to sail throughout the islands of Fiji. And for arguably the most beautiful islands on earth – Tahiti, Bora Bora and French Polynesia – cruise onboard Oceania, Windstar or Paul Gauguin, to name a few.
Caribbean, East & West – Australia has yet to catch on to the USA’s “go to” tropical islands. The lyrical strains of a steel drum and guitars play a relaxing vibe as you cruise your way throughout over 7000 Caribbean Islands, reefs and cays. A string of island loveliness set upon azure seas is a regular haven for many. Join Disney for the perfect, magical family-friendly cruise, or embark on one of many Carnival “Fun Ships”. Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, Holland America Line, MSC or Royal Caribbean – including Anthem of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s newest, largest ships in the world! Cruise into paradise when you book a Caribbean cruise with Vacation Rewards® today.
Europe River Cruises – Taking that flight to Europe opens up so many holiday possibilities. From touring the gorgeous countryside to discovering the heart of Europe onboard a luxury river cruise. You could be immersed in history, culture and the culinary delights of a myriad of countries. Not to mention the taste of unique and magnificent wines from age-old vineyards and wineries waiting around every river-bend. APT, Scenic Cruises, Travelmarvel, Uniworld, Avalon Waterways, Viking all sail along the Danube, Rhine, Douro, Seine, Rhone, Saone, Volga Rivers (and more) through Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, France, Portugal, Spain, so many you will be spoilt for choice!
Mediterranean – Talk about being spoilt for choice! For hundreds of years the Med has been a popular playground for the rich and famous. Nowadays everyone can dance a flamenco in Spain, savour patisserie in the south of France, try their luck in Monaco, lick true Italian gelato in Rome (yum!), sun yourself on a Greek Isle, walk through history or relish the exotic spices of a tagine in Morocco. All major cruise lines sail east and west on the Mediterranean from MSC, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, Azamara, Holland America Line, Costa, Ponant, Royal Caribbean, Silversea, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises and more.
Transpacific – This is definitely a cruising holiday onboard any number of ships sailing out of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane to some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea, Hawaii and even further – to Alaska. Tropical breezes and swaying coconut palms touch unspoiled white sand beaches. Contrast this with surrounding clear, blue lagoons filled with colorful tropical fish and vibrant corals and you are in paradise, or Bora Bora!
Touch base at other tropical islands – Tonga, Samoa, French Polynesia and share in their individual island cultures before sailing into a Waikiki sunset on the islands of Hawaii, a melting pot of peoples, cultures and an iconic destination of choice. Transpacific’s will either return to their embarkation point or continue further to Canada/Alaska for a cruising season before retuning once again to Australia. Cruise lines “repositioning” their ships each year from Australia to Alaska and vice versa, or embarking on longer voyages include Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises and more.
Alaska – Speaking of Alaska, here is a land of new frontiers backdropped by the stunning Rocky Mountains. The perfect encounter starts as you cruise through the Alaskan Inside Passage – glaciers, wildlife, remote towns, and nature in all her glory – what’s not to love! You will be amazed by the remote towns including Skagway, Ketchikan (Salmon capital of the world) and Alaska’s capital city Juneau (accessible via air or sea!). Discover the blue ice of the huge glaciers, whales, dolphins and many sea-birds… maybe even a bear or caribou sighting along the shores! There are many ships that sail these northern frozen waters including Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity Cruises – each one a floating hotel including accommodation, dining and entertainment.
Antarctica – Here is an adventure waiting to explore regions few have ventured to. Here you can get up close and personal with penguins, orcas, whales, seals and more all living among sparkling icebergs, windswept islands and mainland Antarctica. The summer sailing season is extremely short, so you need to book well in advance. Your cruise solutions specialist will be able to advise you on this.
Cruiselines visiting Antarctica include Ponant, Silversea, National Geographic Lindblad, Holland America, Scenic Cruises, Seabourn and more, with expeditions to frozen islands and the peninsular made by Zodiacs (weather permitting). You will be comfortable and well taken care of onboard with well-appointed cabins, chef inspired cuisine, cultural entertainment and interesting, expert Antarctic presentations.
Panama Canal – We added this one in to tempt you to discover some of the most iconic man-made structures, as well as the natural ones. The Panama Canal has been named as one of the modern wonders of the world and is but one of many of man’s greatest engineering feats. The Canal itself cuts right through the heart of Americas to provide an easy water transition between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. This fascinating structure and tropical region offers cruises by Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess and Celebrity Cruises, and more.
Cruising is coming into its own in Australia with easy access to ocean and river ships offering luxury, discovery, family-friendly and adventure cruises for all ages. From 3-star fun ships to ultra-luxury vessels we have holidays to suit any budget or desire. You can now cruise from a major capital, cruise-connect with flights, hotels or tours to make your dream holiday into a reality.
Vacation Rewards® can take you to see any and all of the man-made wonders including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Dubai’s magnificent buildings soaring high in the sky, Christ the Redeemer watching over Rio or New York’s Statue of Liberty, the length of the Great Wall of China, the dykes of Amsterdam – a huge engineering fest, ancient Angkor Wat, the eternal homage to love – the Taj Mahal or the age-old Egyptian Pyramids… the list is seemingly endless!
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