Round Australia with Sea Princess

 28 nights departing 3 October 2019

  Package Reference: HOA2504CO
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$6,189 pp

Travel from West to East on this spectacular cruise ship around Southern Australia, with amazing port calls along the way.

Package inclusions

  • 28 nights aboard Sea Princess cruising on a round-trip from Sydney with scenic cruising along the Kimberley Coast and port calls in Brisbane, Alotau, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Margaret River (Busselton), Albany, Adelaide, Hobart, Burnie and Melbourne. Includes on board meals and entertainment.
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Tour itinerary

Thursday 3 October
Today make your own way to the cruise terminal where you will board the Sea Princess cruising from Sydney to Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Sea Princess - 28 nights


Friday 4 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 5 October
Brisbane, Australia

The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly easy on the eyes. Whether you’re heading for the suburbs, centre or outskirts of town, you’ll be sure to encounter your fair share of first-ever experiences. Scale the legendary Story Bridge, take a sandboarding tour on North Stradbroke Island. Or if you’d like to connect with your inner Aussie, try your hand at sheep shearing at the Australian Woolshed.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 3 October
Today make your own way to the cruise terminal where you will board the Sea Princess cruising from Sydney to Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Sea Princess - 28 nights


Friday 4 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 5 October
Brisbane, Australia

The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly easy on the eyes. Whether you’re heading for the suburbs, centre or outskirts of town, you’ll be sure to encounter your fair share of first-ever experiences. Scale the legendary Story Bridge, take a sandboarding tour on North Stradbroke Island. Or if you’d like to connect with your inner Aussie, try your hand at sheep shearing at the Australian Woolshed.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 6 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Find your favourite lounge on board and soak up stunning ocean views as you read a book or enjoy a coffee.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 7 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 8 October
Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Alotau is a sleepy little town built on the hillsides of the northern shore of Milne Bay. It became the provincial capital in 1968 when administrators were moved from overcrowded Samarai Island. Alotau and the coastal strip either side played a pivotal role in the WWII Battle of Milne Bay and there are several memorials and relics here. The town’s sights might soak up some time, but the real attractions lie beyond Alotau, amid the beautifully set capes, coves and islands of Milne Bay.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 9 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening, then catch a broadway style show in the theatre or put your dancing shoes on to complete a perfect evening on board.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 10 October
Cairns, Australia

Cairns is one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast and inland lays the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine and balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city’s graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 11 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Try your luck in the on board casino with games for novices, casual players, or high rollers.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 12 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Do a spot of shopping, from souvenirs and local crafts, to jewellery and clothing from world-class brands.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 13 October
Darwin, Australia

Closer to Indonesia than to any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the “Top End” - the remote, vast Northern Territory. Home to more than half of the territory’s population, the city reflects the rugged endurance and individualism required to survive the Outback. Darwin also boasts a colourful history to add to that heritage. During World War II the Japanese bombed the city and threatened invasion. In 1974, Cyclone Tracy cut a destructive swath through the region. In addition, man-eating crocodiles, tropical monsoons, searing heat and bush fires that burn for weeks are all part of everyday life.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 14 October
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 15 October
Kimberley Coast, Australia (Scenic Cruising)
Located in the northern part of Western Australia, Kimberley is one of the continent’s earliest settled regions, dating as far back as 40,000 years. But although its mainland has been inhabited for centuries, its over 8,000 miles of ruggedly beautiful coastline remain so unspoiled that the Kimberley Coast has been identified as one of the least impacted marine environments in the world. Healthy reefs and incredible biodiversity make the Kimberley Coast a prime spot for marine wildlife viewing, from sea turtles to blue crabs, manta rays and the planet’s largest population of humpback whales. Approaching the Kimberley Coast from the Indian Ocean, you’ll make out dramatic red cliffs that stand out in stark contrast to the aquamarine waters of the fringing reefs below. More than 2,600 islands are scattered beyond the reefs, serving as nesting grounds to a variety of seabirds, including cormorants, giant Australian pelicans and red-footed boobies. The islands also provide breathtaking scenery in one of the world’s most extensive coastal wilderness areas - and the best way to take it all in is from the sea!
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 16 October
Broome, Australia

In the 1870s, pearl fishermen discovered the rich waters of Roebuck Bay. A decade later, Broome was founded as a base for the pearl trade and was soon described as “the pearling capital of the world”. Japanese, Chinese and Aborigine divers toiled in arduous, dangerous labour to harvest oysters from the seabed.For all its importance to the pearling industry, Broome remained a remote outpost on Australia’s Kimberley Coast until its discovery as a travel destination. The legacy of its pearling days can be seen in the town’s colourful mix of 19th- and early 20th century buildings. Broome also boasts Cable Beach - a 13-mile strand of white-sand that stretches along the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 17 October
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 18 October
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 19 October
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 20 October
Fremantle/Perth, Australia

Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle - founded in 1829 - is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the Swan River some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle, Perth is a bustling city where soaring high-rises co-exist with elegant sandstone buildings from the colonial era. Life here moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, from excellent shopping to a leisurely cruise on the Swan River.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 21 October
Margaret River, Australia

This vibrant coastal city is a laid-back charmer with an enticing array of natural wonders and active pursuits. Just steps from the mile-long Jetty are glistening white sand beaches and sun-drenched seaside villages. Yet the magic of the Margaret River area beckons with 120 premium wineries; ancient caves boasting a subterranean world of jaw-dropping stalactite, stalagmite, helictite and shawl formations; a fascinating Aboriginal culture rooted in ancient history; and a picture perfect landscape of meandering country roads and spectacular scenery.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 22 October
Albany, Australia

On December 26, 1826 - Boxing Day - Major Edmund Lockyer and his party of convicts and soldiers landed at Princess Royal Harbor to establish a penal colony. Originally named Frederickstown in honour of the Duke of York and Albany, the first European settlement in Western Australia was renamed Albany in 1832. Thanks to its superb harbor, the town quickly became a busy port. Albany served as a coaling station for steam ships, as a commercial outlet for the rich farms of the interior, and as a base for the highly profitable whaling industry. The whaling station at Frenchman Bay was the last whaling station in all Australia, closing in 1978. Today it is home to Whale World, one of the world’s largest whaling museums.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 23 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 24 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Find your favourite lounge on board and soak up stunning ocean views as you read a book or enjoy a coffee.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 25 October
Adelaide, Australia

Founded in 1836, this graceful city lies nestled on the coastal plain between Gulf St. Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. Adelaide was the vision of Colonel William Light, Australia’s Surveyor General, who created a one-mile-square grid for the city’s centre and surrounded it with a belt of stunning parkland. Today, Adelaide is a metropolis of over one million people, boasting wide, tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks, world-class shopping, and the highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in Australia.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Satuday 26 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 27 October
Hobart, Australia

Tasmania’s capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony - and its natural setting is just as impressive. Seen from its fine deep-water harbour, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city’s heritage is centred on the historic waterfront. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen’s Domain. Many of Tasmania’s other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 28 October
Burnie, Australia
Burnie is Tasmania’s most westerly city, located on the North West Coast. Enjoy a vibrant shopping district that spills onto the beach for seafood and coffee. Burnie has surprising restaurants and cafes to linger in. It has a dynamic cultural life, galleries, performances, exhibitions and community events. Fantastic food is made in Burnie like whisky and cheese, and the best milk in the world for cheese making is produced in the area. There are well stocked delis to tempt you with gourmet treats.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 29 October
Melbourne, Australia

Victoria may be Australia’s smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city’s governmental and commercial centre, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 30 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening, then catch a broadway style show in the theatre or put your dancing shoes on to complete a perfect evening on board.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 31 October
This morning you will arrive into Sydney where you will disembark marking the end of your journey with us.
Onboard meals: breakfast

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