Cruise Ship Travel
Coral Princess Cruises runs three- to seven-night cruises along the Great Barrier Reef; its Across the Top trip continues to Darwin. There's also a cruise between Darwin and Broome.
Pacific Dawn, Australia's biggest cruise liner sails various one- and two-week Pacific and New Zealand cruises out of Brisbane, while Pacific Jewel runs "Island Hopper" tours and a short Brisbane to Sydney cruise. The Pacific Pearl also cruises the Pacific, leaving from Sydney. All three are owned by P&O, known in the rest of the world as Princess Cruises.
Princess Cruises' huge Sapphire Princess sails between New Zealand and Australia at the end of its 33-day cruise from Seattle, Washington. The smallerDawn Princess travels between the Australian east coast, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, departing Sydney and Brisbane.
Regent Seven Seas' Seven Seas Voyager docks at several points on Australia's east and north coasts; including Sydney, Brisbane, and Darwin; on cruises to Indonesia, Singapore, and Papua New Guinea. Crystal Cruises' Australia and New Zealand tours take in a range of popular destinations on the east coast and Top End, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, and Darwin. Some cruises even encompass the beautiful coastlines of Western Australia and Tasmania. Silversea's Silver Whisper follows a similar route plan and also encompasses Hong Kong.
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth sails from New York and San Francisco to Sydney, and calls at Australian ports on round-the-world cruises, too. So do its Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria.