Melbourne Cruises

View of Melbourne skyline and skyscrapers, Australia
View of Melbourne skyline and skyscrapers, Australia
Federation square in Melbourne, Ausrtralia

Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. The city’s elegant tree-lined boulevards, extensive parks and gardens, colourful trams, rich cultural programmes and art-deco high-rises set the scene in this classy, vibrant community.

Stylish, art-loving Melbourne is wonderfully cosmopolitan, and is proud to be recognised as Australia's sporting and cultural capital.[ReadMoreMob] In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is home to Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex, while the National Gallery of Victoria has stunning Australian and indigenous art. Melbourne's liberal, bohemian and progressive personality means it was ‘hipster’ long before the word became a ubiquitous label.

The city centre is defined by the modern Federation Square development, with smart plazas and chic bars and restaurants all well-situated by the Yarra River. The breadth of shops and markets, not to mention the huge variety of cuisine available – Greek, Italian, Maltese, Thai, Vietnamese and more – is a mouth-watering prospect for any visitor.

The inner city is probably the most European of any in Australia: the leafy Collins Street was coined as the 'Paris End' in the 1950s. The city's well-ordered grid also adds a flavour of New York in this extraordinary destination. The Royal Botanical Gardens and Melbourne Zoo are two other attractions that are worthy of discovery.

 

Cruises

World Cruise
World Cruise

Departs: Dover • Thu 03 Oct 2019
168 nights • Boudicca • D19GV

  • A handpicked selection of spectacular islands; the legendary icons of incredible cities; remarkable historical, cultural and spiritual sites; an array of amazing wildlife; and awe-inspiring natural wonders: the ingredients of this 168-night, once-in-a-lifetime holiday are what cruise dreams are made of.
  • Indulge in the sunshine and scenery of islands in the Canaries, the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Indonesia, including the Seychelles and Bali; and encounter the flora and fauna of Madagascar, Komodo Island, the Great Barrier Reef and South African Game Reserves.
  • Visit Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi, and Jerusalem on tour from Ashdod; uncover ancient sites such as the ‘lost city’ of Petra and Athens’ acropolis; marvel at the modern delights of Singapore and Dubai; and much more. Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve celebrations are the pièce de résistance.

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 £4,999pp

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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 £4,299pp

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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 £4,999pp

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Around the World from Liverpool
Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
112 nights • Black Watch • W210107

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World from Liverpool
Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 07 Jan 2021
111 nights • Black Watch • W210102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch from Liverpool and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World
Around the World

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
108 nights • Black Watch • W2102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

From £12,199pp

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Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery
Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
80 nights • Black Watch • W210305

  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2021 and set sail on an epic voyage to discover world-famous landmarks and spectacular landscapes, cultural delights and much more among some of the world’s most awe-inspiring regions and destinations.
  • Cross the Atlantic to sun-kissed islands in the Caribbean; visit the legendary city of Havana; navigate the Panama Canal; and discover paradise at idyllic South Pacific islands such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £10,349pp

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Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East
Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
59 nights • Black Watch • W210405

  • Experience the stuff holiday dreams are made of on this epic voyage from Cuba to Sri Lanka, taking in the eclectic highlights of idyllic islands and captivating cities in the Americas, Oceania and Asia.
  • Navigate the Panama Canal and explore Costa Rican rainforest before discovering paradise among the postcard-perfect beaches and unspoilt landscapes of South Pacific islands such as Nuku Hiva, Tahiti, Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £8,669pp

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Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia
Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
88 nights • Black Watch • W210406

  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime for chances to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at idyllic island scenes; experience diverse cultures and much more, among some of the world’s most captivating regions and countries.
  • Enjoy a navigation of the impressive Panama Canal; indulge in blissful relaxation at paradise islands in the South Pacific such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island; and take in Sydney’s famous sights, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
  • Experience the contrasts between unspoilt Indonesian islands and bustling cities including Singapore and Mumbai; take a tour to the Taj Mahal; uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra and Israel’s hallowed sites; and much more.

From £11,369pp

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Exploring Australia & the Far East
Exploring Australia & the Far East

Departs: Sydney • Fri 05 Mar 2021
24 nights • Black Watch • W2105

  • Diverse Australian cities combine with contrasting Asian destinations to serve up a diverse mix of highlights, from iconic landmarks and cultural delights to beautifully unspoilt landscapes and beaches.
  • During your time ‘Down Under’, see Sydney’s world-famous attractions; enjoy a rare call at Burnie, Tasmania; explore fascinating Australian history in Albany; and delight in the cityscapes of Melbourne and Perth.
  • Visits to the Indonesian islands of Java and Weh present culture-rich cities, spectacular temples and island interiors ripe for exploration, while an overnight stay in bustling Singapore offers an exciting change of pace.

From £4,799pp

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Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med
Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Departs: Sydney • Fri 05 Mar 2021
53 nights • Black Watch • W210506

  • Sailing to some of the world’s most diverse, breathtaking and exciting destinations, experience an adventure packed natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes; enriching cultures and remarkable history; and much more.
  • See Sydney’s iconic attractions and follow in the Albany’s first European settlers in Australia; and immerse yourself in the contrasts of Asia, from the unspoilt scenes of Indonesian islands to the hustle and bustle of Singapore and Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

From £7,349pp

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