Sail the high seas with our guide to the best cruises to take across Australia!

As the allure of the open sea continues to captivate travellers, 2024 promises a new wave of exciting cruise experiences, offering unparalleled luxury, adventure, and cultural immersion.

From the serene landscapes of Australian coast to the vibrant shores of the Pacific, cruise lines are elevating their offerings to meet the diverse interests of modern voyagers. So join us as we explore the best cruises to take in 2024, highlighting itineraries that showcase breathtaking destinations while redefining the essence of ocean travel!


Disney Magic at Sea

For those dreaming of a holiday with a splash of magic, Disney Magic at Sea is the cruise for you! Departing from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, you now have the chance to cruise around the stunning waters of Australia and New Zealand with Mickey, Minnie, and all your favourite Disney pals from as little as two nights to over a week. What makes Disney Magic at Sea special is their commitment to bringing the wonder of Disney parks with the thrill of ocean adventures. From Broadway-style shows and themed dining experiences, to meeting beloved characters and exploring beautiful port cities, there’s something for kids and adults alike. So, grab your Mickey ears and get ready to create memories you’ll cherish forever with Disney Magic at Sea!


Disney Magic at Sea. Photography by GTS Productions. Image via Shutterstock

Disney Magic at Sea. Photography by GTS Productions. Image via Shutterstock


20-Day World Cruise: Sydney to Singapore | Princess Cruises

Australians craving a grand adventure can now hop onboard for an adventure with Princess Cruises’ 20-Day World Cruise. Leaving from Sydney and ending in the bustling metropolis of Singapore, along the way you’ll visit a stunning array Pacific and Asian destinations in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Once onboard you’ll be met with world-class amenities including gourmet dining, lavish entertainment, and rejuvenating spa services. The perfect blend of relaxation and discovery, this cruise offers an ideal getaway for those looking to explore the world in style and comfort. One of the best cruises leaving Australia!


Sydney Princess Cruises, Sydney. Image via Destination NSW

Sydney Princess Cruises, Sydney. Image via Destination NSW


Fiji Adventure: 12 Days from Sydney | P&O Cruises

Pack your bags and lather on some sunscreen, because P&O Cruises is ready to give you the perfect Fiji Adventure. This 12-day voyage will take you from Sydney to the enchanting islands of Fiji, where crystal-clear waters, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture await. Yet the journey is truly special as well featuring plenty of off-board experiences such as snorkelling in coral reefs, visiting traditional villages, and simply soaking up the sun on little known Pacific islands. This P&O cruise is the ultimate tropical getaway for Aussies looking to experience paradise!


P&O Cruise. Image via Destination NSW

P&O Cruise. Image via Destination NSW


South Pacific Cruise: Round Trip from Brisbane | Royal Caribbean

Ever wanted to experience the best that the South Pacific has to offer? Then set sail from sunny Brisbane and embark on a voyage to some of the most breathtaking islands in the Pacific with Royal Caribbean. Taking place over a week, this action-packed round trip will take you through stunning destinations such as Mystery Island and Port Vila, brimming with vibrant marine life, crystal-clear waters, and rich local cultures. Onboard, enjoy Royal Caribbean’s top-notch amenities, including thrilling activities, world-class dining, and spectacular entertainment. This cruise is an ideal getaway for Aussies looking to explore tropical paradises!


The Kimberley Coast: Broome to Wyndham | True North

While many other cruises will take you around the world, True North is providing a unique and rugged adventure through Australia’s backyard. The Kimberley Coast cruise is a 10-day journey from Broome to Wyndham, captivating guests with Australia’s most breathtaking and remote coastlines where dramatic cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and ancient rock formations create a stunning backdrop. This intimate cruise offers unparalleled access to the Kimberley’s natural wonders, including the spectacular Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef. True North’s Kimberley Coast cruise promises an extraordinary and immersive experience, perfect for Aussies ready to discover the wild beauty of their own backyard!

Before setting out on your next voyage, learn about making the most of your cruise adventure with our list of 15 Useful Cruise Travel Hacks. And whether you’re travelling by plane, train, or boat, here are the 7 Must Have Travel Accessories For Your Next Holiday.

Feature image: Sydney Showboats, Sydney. Image via Destination NSW.