It’s a little bit chilly at the moment, and we are all dreaming of the summer, so let’s beat those winter blues with a look at some summertime cruises!
Roll back those blankets, pull off those beanies and socks, let the warm sunshine in. Summer may be a couple of months away but now’s the time to dream a little dream, cast your mind adrift and sail out to sea to a warm sunny isle in the South Pacific or laze on a sun-drenched Australian beach!
That’s the spirit! Come on, let’s take a look at some of the Southern Hemisphere Cruises hat we have in store for you!
South Pacific – one of Australia’s most popular cruise destinations, you can sail out to the islands on cruises ranging 7-14 nights, weekly from Brisbane & Sydney, plus Melbourne from October through to April. Cruiselines sailing to the tropical isles of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and more are P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Azamara Cruises, Holland America, Carnival and more. That’s enough ships to please everyone and every budget!
Australia – Cruise to Adelaide’s Kangaroo Island or to Tasmania for Dark Mofo and the charms of the Apple Isle or cosmopolitan Melbourne’s café and restaurant scene – you could even take in the Melbourne Cup! Visit Fremantle and our western shores, the Kimberley region and Kakadu, the Great Barrier Reef – one of our natural treasures, and many fabulous ports along our eastern coastline – tropical Cairns, Whitsundays, Brisbane, Newcastle, Eden, and of course, iconic Sydney with her Opera House and towering Harbour Bridge spanning a glistening blue harbor.
With its vast and diverse landscapes, Australia offers endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Embark on a thrilling journey to the rugged Outback, where you can witness the breathtaking Uluru at sunset and immerse yourself in the rich Aboriginal culture. Explore the stunning national parks, such as the Great Ocean Road, where you can marvel at the towering Twelve Apostles and pristine rainforests.
For nature lovers, Australia is a haven of unique wildlife. Encounter adorable koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat, or dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef to swim alongside vibrant coral reefs and graceful sea turtles. Don’t forget to experience the mesmerizing Great Ocean Road, a scenic coastal drive that stretches for hundreds of kilometers, offering stunning views of dramatic cliffs, golden beaches, and charming seaside towns.
If you’re a food and wine enthusiast, Australia will delight your taste buds. Indulge in fresh seafood delights in the coastal towns, savor world-class wines in the picturesque vineyards of the Barossa Valley, and treat yourself to a culinary adventure in Melbourne, known for its diverse culinary scene and award-winning restaurants.
To add some adrenaline to your trip, embark on thrilling outdoor activities like surfing, hiking through the ancient rainforests, or even cage diving with great white sharks off the South Australian coast.
New ships combined with new ports and itineraries mean your choices for summer holidaying are limitless! Visit online for all the latest and greatest itineraries with excellent value for every cruiser! Start planning your Australian adventure now and create memories that will last a lifetime.
New Zealand – Are you ready to embark on an exceptional adventure across the captivating landscapes of New Zealand? From the moment you set foot on her pristine shores, you’ll be captivated by the beauty and diversity this stunning country has to offer.
Prepare to be enchanted as you cruise from the breathtaking Bay of Islands in the north, with its secluded beaches and crystal-clear waters, to the awe-inspiring Fiordland National Park in the south, home to ancient fjords and towering waterfalls. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Rotorua, where you can witness geothermal wonders and experience the warm hospitality of the Maori people.
Indulge your senses in the art deco delight of Napier, a town renowned for its beautifully preserved architecture and vibrant cultural scene. Sip world-class wines as you explore the renowned vineyards of Marlborough, reveling in the exquisite flavors that New Zealand is celebrated for. And no visit to this extraordinary country would be complete without exploring the bustling harbor of sails in Auckland, a city that effortlessly blends modern sophistication with natural beauty.
Embarking on a cruise from one of the many Australian ports, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from an array of reputable cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, and more. Sit back, relax, and let your journey to the wonders of New Zealand unfold before your eyes.
Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a culture seeker, or simply someone who appreciates the finest moments in life, New Zealand promises to create memories that will last a lifetime. So why wait? Get ready to lose yourself in the enchantment of New Zealand, a land where adventure and beauty go hand in hand.
World – Ready to cruise further? Alaska? Asia? The Caribbean? India, Arabia, the Maldives and Seychelles? What about a European River Cruise? Or the Mediterranean or the Baltics and Scandinavia? Pick a destination with a coastline, and we can cruise you there!
So…. now’s the time to get your summer cruise organised, shed those winter woollies and strut your stuff in your new summer swim suit! Ahhhh but the magic of cruising means you don’t even have to wait! There’s always a sunny climate somewhere! And they are available year- round!
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