Australia Cruises

Australia is not only a country, it’s an entire continent made up of six states and two regions to explore. States include: New South Wales (Sydney), Victoria (Melbourne), Queensland (Brisbane, the Gold Coast), South Australia (Adelaide), Western Australia (Perth and large desert areas), and Tasmania (a devil of an island). Territories include: Australian Capitol Territory, and The Northern Territory.

Here are a few facts about Australia Cruises:

In 2006-2007 an estimated 200,000 cruise passengers visited Sydney.
The Australian cruise market has grown by 35 per cent over the past two years.

A great way to experience Australia’s exciting regions and territories is on an Australia cruise. There are numerous different cruise journeys in Australia that will allow the cruiser to experience the famous Great Barrier Reef or excursions that will take the cruiser on an Australian Outback adventure. Just a few Australia adventures an cruises include: great barrier reef cruises through Reef Endeavour Cruises (three to four nights), Coral Princess Reef & Island Cruises (three nights), Whitsunday cruises aboard the expedition-style cruise ship Reef Odyssey (three to six nights), Sydney Harbour cruises aboard the Captain Cook’s Explorer (weekend cruise), and Murray River Cruises onboard the Murray Princess (two to five nights).

Mainstream and luxury cruise lines that sail the waters of Australia include: Cunard Cruise Lines, Radisson Cruise Lines, Seabourn, Holland America, Crystal Cruises, Carnival Cruises, and Princess Cruises.

Depending on a variety of factors such as season, cruise line, length of cruise, accommodations, ports of call (Hobart, Adelaide, Darwin, and Great Barrier Reef) embarkation port (Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne) etc., an Australia cruise can cost as little as several hundred dollars up to $1,000 or more.

If you want to save on an Australia cruise, there are a several tricks and tips that can help you maximize savings. Cruise lines love advance booking, so you may enjoy special incentives, credits, and cash back just for booking far in advance. If you’re one to procrastinate – no worries, there are benefits for you too! If a cruise isn’t completely booked several weeks or so before the cruise is set to sail, prices are slashed. If you book last minute, you may enjoy savings up to 75 percent. Cruise lines will do anything to fill up those last few rooms!

Other ways to enjoy additional savings on an Australia cruise include: booking with a group/family, taking advantage of package deals, booking online, and booking with popular cruise lines that sail to Australia.

Besides special rates for groups and families, just about every cruise line has special rates for seniors. A senior is typically defined as a person who is 55 or older. The only drawback is, to lock in the special rates you can’t book online. You must call a cruise travel specialist or book directly with the cruise line. Keep in mind that proof of age is required.

For more discounts and deals on Australia cruises, visit any of the following websites or contact a cruise travel specialist:

Kayak.com
Expedia.com
Orbitz.com
Travelocity.com
VacationsToGo.com

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