Cairns Cruises

View of cairns from the promenade, Australia
View of cairns from the promenade, Australia
Clear blue sea, Cairns, Australia

Cairns is the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, and renowned for its sultry climate and laid back ambience. The city used to be popular with visitors who came in search of gold, but now they visit to discover something even more precious: the Great Barrier Reef. The unmissable coral reef is easily accessible via boat trips from the city.

The focal point of Cairns itself is the 2km-long Esplanade, with its cafés, bars, piazzas, fine historic buildings and swimming lagoon. [ReadMoreMob] The Tanks Art Centre and nearby Flecker Botanical Gardens are worth uncovering, while the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park recounts stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait people through music and dance.

Cairns is also home to the beautiful Wet Tropics Rainforest. The best way to see this natural wonder is to take the Kuranda Scenic Railway north from the city, passing over bridges and through tunnels carved from the cliff-face and to the village of Kuranda. From there, the 7.5km Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers a ride above the rainforest canopy in glass-sided gondolas. 



Cruises to Cairns

Discovering Indonesia & Iconic Australia

Discovering Indonesia & Iconic Australia

Departs: Phuket • Thu 28 Nov 2019
42 nights • Boudicca • D192829

  • Combining calls at stunning Indonesian islands and diverse destinations in the land ‘Down Under’, this incredible voyage packs in plenty of highlights, from beautiful landscapes and beaches to Australian icons including native wildlife, world-famous landmarks and legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations.
  • Your exploration of Indonesia includes chances to explore Weh Island’s fauna-rich jungle and warm, clear waters; visit Java Island’s sensational Borobudur Temple; marvel at the Gunung Rinjani volcano on Lombok Island; go ashore at Komodo Island; and sample paradise at beautiful Bali.
  • In Australia, you’ll visit beautiful Broome, Fremantle – for tours to Perth – and historic Albany on the west coast; sail the south coast, stopping at Kangaroo Island, Melbourne and Hobart; and visit Sydney on New Year’s Eve, cruise the Great Barrier Reef and stop at Townsville along the east coast.

From £3,999pp

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Iconic Australia with Sydney New Year

Iconic Australia with Sydney New Year

Departs: Benoa • Wed 11 Dec 2019
28 nights • Boudicca • D1929

  • An abundance of Australian icons await you on this unforgettable exploration of the land ‘Down Under’, with visits to coastal towns, cities and islands of three sides of Australia offering famous wildlife, natural wonders, quintessential beaches and landmarks.
  • Highlights include Broome’s beautiful Cable Beach; historic Albany, where Australia’s first European settlers landed; Kangaroo Island, home to wild kangaroos, wallabies and koalas; an overnight stay in Melbourne, the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’; and scenic cruising of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef.
  • Visiting Sydney on New Year’s Eve will be simply unforgettable, with a chance to experience all the excitement of legendary festive celebrations, including the city’s spectacular fireworks display. An extended stay allows time to discover iconic sites, such as the Opera House and Bondi Beach, too.

From £2,699pp

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Australia, Papua New Guinea & Indonesia

Australia, Papua New Guinea & Indonesia

Departs: Benoa • Wed 11 Dec 2019
42 nights • Boudicca • D192901

  • Explore three sides of the land ‘Down Under’ to discover Australian icons including native wildlife, world-famous landmarks and even legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations before heading to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia for feast of history, culture and spectacular natural beauty.
  • In Australia, you’ll visit beautiful Broome, Fremantle – for tours to Perth – and historic Albany on the west coast; sail the south coast, stopping at Kangaroo Island, Melbourne and Hobart; and on the east coast, visit Sydney on New Year’s Eve and marvel at the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to immerse yourself in Papua New Guinea’s authentic tribal culture and fascinating war-influenced history; while in Indonesia, magical islands await, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and idyllic Bali.

From £5,699pp

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Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
42 nights • Boudicca • D200103

  • After visiting Alotau, Wewak and Madang to experience Papua New Guinea’s fascinating tribal culture and war history, you’re in for an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity as Boudicca guides you to a collection of contrasting destinations including gorgeous islands and energetic cities.
  • You’ll discover magical Indonesian islands, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and stunning Bali; enjoy an overnight stay in vibrant Singapore; taste paradise in Phuket; and in Myanmar, stop at Thilawa, gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.
  • A call at Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, is followed by an immersive Indian exploration including two days at Kochi, allowing time for an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; an overnight in beautiful Goa; a full day in bustling Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £7,799pp

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Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200102

  • Cruise from Cairns to Papua New Guinea, rich in engrossing culture and history, before heading to Asia for an epic adventure encompassing a collection of contrasting destinations and highlights, from beautiful islands and iconic scenic landscapes to vibrant cities and spectacular spiritual sites.
  • Calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to connect with Papua New Guinea’s authentic tribal heritage and discover fascinating war ‘relics’; while in Indonesia, magical islands await, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and idyllic Bali.
  • Stopping overnight in Singapore will offer you the chance to experience Asia at its most modern, before Phuket, where you can take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay, provides a taste of paradise. In Myanmar, Thilawa is your gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.

From £4,649pp

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Papua New Guinea & Indonesian Culture

Papua New Guinea & Indonesian Culture

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2001

  • After meeting Boudicca on the gorgeous northeast coast of Australia, visits to a trio of destinations in Papua New Guinea, including two maiden calls for Fred. Olsen, and three breathtaking Indonesian islands will offer a feast of history, culture and natural beauty on this colourful 14-night cruise.
  • You can marvel at the Great Barrier Reef on tour from Cairns, before heading to Papua New Guinea for a chance to experience Alotau’s extravagant Cultural Festival. Your calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to connect with Papua New Guinea’s fascinating war history, too.
  • In Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic country, a myriad of magical island scenes await. Visit Ambon Island, another maiden Fred. Olsen call, with its gently mountainous landscapes; go ashore at Komodo Island, home of the world’s largest lizards; and discover paradise at beautiful Bali.

From £1,799pp

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