5* Brisbane & Cairns

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Take a dream cruise of a lifetime to Australia and the stunning Queensland coast including the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. All from the luxury of the 5* Sea Princess.

Option to extend your stay in Australia available – call for details

Cruise the wonderful Australian coast on this 7-night cruise on the 5 star Sea Princess. Departing from Brisbane you sail north along the gorgeous Queensland coast to visit Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas and Willis Island. 

Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to Brisbane
  • Return transfers from port to airport
  • 7 nights onboard the 5* Sea Princess based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Travel from Dublin to Brisbane, Australia

Day 3 Brisbane, Australia

On arrival in Brisbane, following your indirect overnight flight, you will be transferred to the port to board the 5* Sea Princess, your home for the next 7 nights.

Day 4 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 5 Willis Island, Australia

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.

Note: Willis Island is a scenic cruising site. Ships will slowly travel past while a knowledgeable port lecturer points out significant sites you’ll be able to see from onboard.

Day 6 Port Douglas, Queensland

In 1877, the aptly named James Venture Mulligan struck pay dirt on Hodgkinson River, igniting the fabled North Queensland Gold Rush. At the height of the boom, Port Douglas boasted 12,000 residents and 27 hotels. Bust inevitably followed boom, and Port Douglas slid into decades of obscurity. Then came a second gold rush in the 1980s as tourists flocked to the North Queensland Coast. Located between the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas provides a perfect gateway to hardy adventurers en route to rainforest and reef.

In addition to its nearby scenic wonders, Port Douglas boasts several resorts ranging from the Sheraton Mirage to the Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa in the heart of the rainforest.

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

Day 7 Cairns, Queensland

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.”

Day 8 Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

Airlie Beach is your gateway to the Whitsunday Archipelago. These 74 islands feature pristine fringing reefs, calm, lagoon-like waters, and superb beaches. The archipelago is one of Australia’s premier playgrounds.

The Whitsundays were once mountains. Rising seas at the end of the Ice Age formed the Whitsunday Passage between the islands and the mainland.

Day 9 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 10 Brisbane, Queensland

Following your departure from the Sea Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.

Option to extend your stay in Australia available – call for details

Accommodation

Sea Princess

Revel in a world of tempting cuisine and engaging activities on sailings to destinations far and near. Step aboard Sea Princess and prepare for a vacation that will dazzle your senses.

From the four-story Atrium to tantalizing dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, including Movies Under the Stars®, you’ll find a relaxing retreat that’s as captivating as the places you’ll visit on this grand vessel.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of 15%
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €2,039pp
  Number of nights: 7

15 November 2019 €2,039 Inside Cabin
15 November 2019 €2,419 Oceanview Cabin
15 November 2019 €2,549 Balcony Cabin

Option to extend your stay in Australia available – call for details

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