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Cruise & Stay Package – Unforgettable Australia Coral Princess departing 24 Feb 2024

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It’s time to discover the best of Down Under. This itinerary is as diverse as it is awe-inspiring, from the tropical climes of Queensland to the cool cultural hub that is Melbourne. And with extra time to soak up Sydney, you’ll return home feeling like you have well and truly ‘done’ this remarkable part of the world.



sydney

Sydney

blue mountains

Blue Mountains

bondi beach

Bondi Beach

brisbane

Brisbane

rottnest

Rottnest Island

Perth

Perth

perth boat house

Perth Boathouse

Kangaroo

Kangaroo

adelaide vineyards

Vineyards, Adelaide

Melbourne

Melbourne

brighton beach huts

Brighton Beach huts

mount wellington hobart

Mount Wellington, Hobart



Unforgettable Australia

32 Nights From £4,399pp

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Cruise and Stay Details

  • Return flights to London*
  • Private transfers
  • Three-night stay at a 4* hotel in Sydney (RO)
  • FREE Sydney Opera House Tour
  • FREE full day tour to the Blue Mountains
  • 26-night Australia Circumnavigation cruise on Coral Princess
  • Add Princess Plus from £30pppn
Ship
Embark
24 Feb 2024
Duration
32 Nights
From / To
London / London
Ports of call
London - Sydney - Sydney - Sydney - Sydney
Rating

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 24/02/2024
Location

London

In
Out

Fly from London to Sydney arriving two-days later.

Date 26/02/2024
Location

Sydney

In
Out

Arrive in Sydney and transfer to your 4* hotel for a three-night stay.

Date 27/02/2024
Location

Sydney

In
Out

Enjoy your free Sydney Opera House Tour.

Date 28/02/2024
Location

Sydney

In
Out

Enjoy your free full day tour of the Blue Mountains

Date 29/02/2024
Location

Sydney

In
Out 18:45

Private transfer to port and embark Coral Princess. Depart Sydney.

Date 01/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 02/03/2024
Location

Brisbane

In 07:00
Out 17:00

Once considered the “country cousin” among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation’s third-largest metropolis – and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland’s dazzling beaches.

The beaches south of Brisbane form Queensland’s Gold Coast. Travel tip: Brisbane is pronounced “Bris-bin.”

Date 03/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 04/03/2024
Location

Willis Island

In 10:00
Out 11:00

This tiny island measures in at just 1,600 feet long by 490 feet wide, though it is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory. You won’t find any neighborhoods, schools or homes here, however. The only structures on Willis Island comprise a weather monitoring station hosted by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, where just a handful of weather observers reside at any given time.

Willis Island is one of several tropical islands sitting beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea Islands Territory, and is surrounded by thriving reefs where many creatures make their homes. Numbering into the thousands, Willis Island itself caters to many species of seabirds, including Masked, Brown and Red-footed Boobies that cry out nearly 24 hours a day. It is also an important nesting ground for turtles.

Date 05/03/2024
Location

Cairns

In 10:00
Out 19:55

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, 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.

Cairns graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. A travel tip – Cairns is pronounced “cans.”

Date 06/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 07/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 08/03/2024
Location

Darwin

In 07:00
Out 20:00

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 colorful 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.

Locals in the Top End consume over 60 gallons of beer a year. All those empties don’t go to waste: Each year Darwin residents compete in the Beer Can Regatta, a race with boats, rafts and other vessels manufactured out of beer cans.

Date 09/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 10/03/2024
Location

Kimberley Coast

In 14:00
Out 18:00

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!

Date 11/03/2024
Location

Broome

In 07:00
Out 18:00

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 labor 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 colorful 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.

Date 12/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 13/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 14/03/2024
Location

Geraldton

In 08:00
Out 17:00

The capital of the Batavia Coast was founded in 1850 as a commercial port serving the Northampton lead mine some 30 miles to the north. While Geraldton remains one of Western Australia’s major ports, the city has become a magnet for vacationing Australians. Located between the Chapman and Greenough Rivers, Geraldton boasts a superb Mediterranean climate, scenic beauty and pristine beaches. Coronation Beach has become an international destination for windsurfers.

In 1692 the Dutch East India Company Batavia was shipwrecked on the offshore Abrolhos Islands. Calamity was followed by mutiny and murder. The lurid tale ensured this portion of Western Australia would be named the Batavia Coast.

Note: Geraldton is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.

Date 15/03/2024
Location

Fremantle (Perth)

In 07:00
Out 17:00
Date 16/03/2024
Location

Busselton

In 07:00
Out 16:00

Busselton is a city on the southwest tip of Western Australia. It’s known for its sheltered beach and seasonal humpback whale populations. The beachfront features the 19th-century Busselton Jetty. This wood pier stretches nearly 2km to the Underwater Observatory, where life in a coral reef is on view.

Date 17/03/2024
Location

Albany

In 08:00
Out 18:00

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 honor 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.

This small city of some 25,000 souls is off the beaten track. Which makes exploring all the more fun, whether visiting Whale World Museum or touring one of the area’s excellent wineries.

Date 18/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 19/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 20/03/2024
Location

Adelaide

In 08:00
Out 18:00

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 center 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.

Beyond the city and the rugged Adelaide Hills lie the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Here Australian vintners are winning international acclaim for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.

Date 21/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 22/03/2024
Location

Melbourne

In 07:00
Out 17:00

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 center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.

Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne’s growth to prominence and prosperity.

Date 23/03/2024
Location

Burnie

In 07:00
Out 16:00

Located on Bass Strait, Burnie is Tasmania’s fourth-largest city and a major port. Burnie, surrounded by prime productive farmlands is the gateway to scenic northwest Tasmania, an area rich in picturesque old villages, homesteads and historic homes. Inland lies the rainforest and wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site.

Date 24/03/2024
Location

Hobart

In 10:00
Out 17:00

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 harbor, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city’s heritage is centered 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.

With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle.

Date 25/03/2024
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 26/03/2024
Location

Sydney

In 07:00
Out

Arrive in Sydney and disembark Coral Princess. Private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London.

Date 27/03/2024
Location

London

In
Out

Arrive in London.

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