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7 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Pacific Dawn
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 4
    Cairns
  • Day 5
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 6
    Willis Island
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Pacific Dawn - P&O Cruises Australia

Pros

Refurbished in 2017, this well-priced ship feels contemporary and caters to all ages

Cons

Main restaurants struggle to accommodate passengers at peak times

Bottom Line

A fun ship, especially for families, but expect to pay extra for some activities

Reviews

Pacific Dawn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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10 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Ruby Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 5
    Cairns
  • Day 6
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 7
    Willis Island
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Brisbane
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Excellent service and array of dining and entertainment options

Cons

Upselling is a bit excessive

Bottom Line

Friendly ship, with more free dining and activities than for-fee alternatives

Reviews

Ruby Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

17 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Alotau ... see more
Ship:
Sun Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Alotau
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cairns
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Darwin
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 14
    Broome
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Geraldton
  • Day 18
    Perth (Fremantle)
Ship Details

Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

Pro: New venues added in 2016, interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

Con: One of Australia's oldest ships, and young couples may find it a bit quiet

Bottom Line: The elegant midsize ship offers varied cruise options and outstanding service

Reviews

Sun Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

28 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Sydney, Melbourne ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Melbourne
  • Day 6
    Burnie
  • Day 7
    Hobart
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Adelaide
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 13
    Margaret River
  • Day 14
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Broome
  • Day 19
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Darwin
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cairns
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Alotau
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Sea Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe

Cons

One of the oldest ships based in Australia

Bottom Line

Good value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries

Reviews

Sea Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

30 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Townsville ... see more
Ship:
Maasdam
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 5
    Townsville
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 7
    Lizard Island
  • Day 7
    Ribbon Reef
  • Day 8
    Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Komodo Island
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Broome
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Exmouth
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Geraldton
  • Day 20
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 21
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 22
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Adelaide
  • Day 26
    Kangaroo Island
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Melbourne
  • Day 29
    Burnie
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Maasdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

Con

Shows signs of age in some areas

Bottom Line

Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

18 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Singapore
Visiting:
Penang, Langkawi ... see more
Ship:
Pacific Adventure
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Singapore
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Penang
  • Day 4
    Langkawi
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Darwin
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cairns
  • Day 15
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Brisbane
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Pacific Adventure - P&O Cruises Australia

Reviews

Pacific Adventure Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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7 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Pacific Dawn
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 4
    Cairns
  • Day 5
    Cairns
  • Day 6
    Willis Island
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Pacific Dawn - P&O Cruises Australia

Pros

Refurbished in 2017, this well-priced ship feels contemporary and caters to all ages

Cons

Main restaurants struggle to accommodate passengers at peak times

Bottom Line

A fun ship, especially for families, but expect to pay extra for some activities

Reviews

Pacific Dawn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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28 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Melbourne, Burnie ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Melbourne
  • Day 4
    Burnie
  • Day 5
    Hobart
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Adelaide
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 11
    Margaret River
  • Day 12
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Broome
  • Day 17
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Darwin
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cairns
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Alotau
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Brisbane
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Sea Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe

Cons

One of the oldest ships based in Australia

Bottom Line

Good value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries

Reviews

Sea Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

10 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Sydney
Visiting:
Brisbane, Airlie Beach ... see more
Ship:
Majestic Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Brisbane
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 8
    Willis Island
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Majestic Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Wide range of venues, lots of entertainment and dining designed by Michelin-starred chefs

Cons

Might feel too big if you're used to smaller Australian ships

Bottom Line

A bigger offering of Princess Cruises' best, plus unique features not found on other ships

Reviews

Majestic Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Willis Island, Port Douglas, Australia ... see more
Ship:
Sea Princess
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Willis Island
  • Day 4
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 5
    Cairns
  • Day 6
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Sea Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe

Cons

One of the oldest ships based in Australia

Bottom Line

Good value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries

Reviews

Sea Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

14 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Singapore
Visiting:
Darwin, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Celebrity Eclipse
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Singapore
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Darwin
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cairns
  • Day 10
    Cairns
  • Day 11
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Eclipse - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Private club and restaurant for suite cruisers; craft cocktail and beer bars for everyone else

Cons

Passengers not traveling in suites (the vast majority) are excluded from certain bars and restaurants

Bottom Line

One of the most sophisticated, stylish and contemporary mainstream cruise experiences

Reviews

Celebrity Eclipse Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

29 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Alotau, Cairns ... see more
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Sea Princess
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  • Day 1
    Brisbane
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Alotau
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cairns
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Darwin
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Kimberley Coast
  • Day 12
    Broome
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 17
    Margaret River
  • Day 18
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Adelaide
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Hobart
  • Day 24
    Burnie
  • Day 25
    Melbourne
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 28
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Brisbane
Ship Details

Sea Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Classic decor and small size offers an intimate onboard vibe

Cons

One of the oldest ships based in Australia

Bottom Line

Good value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries

Reviews

Sea Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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14 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Singapore
Visiting:
Darwin, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Voyager of the Seas
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  • Day 1
    Singapore
  • Day 2
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Darwin
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cairns
  • Day 11
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Brisbane
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Voyager of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Inside cabins have "virtual balconies," offering ocean views in rooms that normally have none

Cons

No consistency in dining room and buffet, food choices ranged from poor to great

Bottom Line

A good choice for anyone seeking a fun and active cruise experience

Reviews

Voyager of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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14 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Melbourne
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Sydney, Airlie Beach ... see more
Ship:
Golden Princess
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    Melbourne
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Airlie Beach
  • Day 7
    Cairns
  • Day 8
    Port Douglas, Australia
  • Day 9
    Willis Island
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Brisbane
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Melbourne
Ship Details

Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Lots of options for dining, drinking and swimming, and a high ratio of balcony cabins

Cons

Some of the decor is not as modern as other ships in the region

Bottom Line

A great all-rounder for passengers of all ages

Reviews

Golden Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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15 Night
Cruise to Cairns

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Alotau, Cairns ... see more
Ship:
Sun Princess
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  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Alotau
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cairns
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Darwin
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    Cruising
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    Kimberley Coast
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    Broome
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Geraldton
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    Perth (Fremantle)
Ship Details

Sun Princess - Princess Cruises

Pro: New venues added in 2016, interesting itineraries, good food and welcoming crew

Con: One of Australia's oldest ships, and young couples may find it a bit quiet

Bottom Line: The elegant midsize ship offers varied cruise options and outstanding service

Reviews

Sun Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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Cairns Cruise Reviews

Pacific Eden
csomole
Sail Date: Aug 2018
On the last day we dropped the suitcases at the airport locker and went back to town for a sumptuous lunch at the Ochre restaurant. Still an institution, as good as 20 years ago, great food with Australian native...Read More
Celebrity Solstice
moors
Sail Date: Mar 2018
it cost us $20 us return each, and you had to pay again the next day (it should of been free for the 2nd day) and then you had to find transport to where you wanted to go and pay again. No free busses showing you...Read More
Sun Princess
ike0144
Sail Date: Oct 2017
We arranged our own excursion to Green Island. It was less than half the cost of a ship's tour and it included lunch. We got on at 11 AM and were back at 5 PM. We did the glass bottom boat and saw a whole bunch of...Read More
Pacific Jewel
imf4u
Sail Date: Jul 2017
Unfortunately we did not arrive in Cairns but at Yorkey Knob. There was a busservice to go to Cairn and had to pay for it not too much. The bus was very comfortable. Cairns has a great boulevard to walk and...Read More
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