Newcastle

Newcastle might not be as familiar as Sydney or Melbourne, but Australia’s second oldest city still has much to offer: interesting historical and architectural sites, artistic and cultural gems, plus beautiful beaches bathed in New South Wales’ glorious sun-soaked climate.

Discovered by Lieutenant John Shortland while chasing escaped convicts from Sydney, Newcastle quickly became one of Australia’s most important cities. A major exporter of coal, it was dubbed the ‘hellhole’ by the criminals who were sent there to mine as a punishment.

While still considered a ‘coal city’, the Newcastle of today is now a thriving, modern metropolis is a true delight. Architectural highlights include the 19th century Christ Church Cathedral, which was rebuilt after the 1997 earthquake. The iconic Fort Scratchley is famous for being the only place Australians opened fire on an enemy (the Japanese in World War II). Newcastle’s exciting cultural scene includes the Civic Theatre – one of Australia’s great grand theatres, the bustling Darby Street Precinct, the Foghorn Brewhouse – which crafts delicious local beers, the Art Gallery and the Maritime Centre.

Nature comes to life in the rainforest of Blackbutt Nature Reserve, Hunter Wetlands Centre and Glenrock State Reserve, which are in easy reach. For sun-worshippers Dixon Park is popular for surfing, while Horseshoe Beach, Merewether Beach and Newcastle Beach are some of Australia’s best beaches. Nobby’s Beach is a particular hot spot for swimming and sunbathing.


Cruises to Newcastle

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World Cruise • S2202

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
101 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Sample paradise at unspoilt Pacific Islands
  • Sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals
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Exploring Australia & the Far East • S2205

 Sydney
Borealis
Thu 24 Feb 2022
29 nights
  • Discover Australian cities and Asian destinations
  • Go in search of natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Papua New Guinea; explore Bali, Phuket and Komodo Island
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Florida, Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East • S220305

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
78 nights
  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2022 
  • Discover paradise at the Pacific islands of Hawaii
  • Take in Australian icons in Sydney, and the Great Barrier Reef
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
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Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East • S220405

 Puerto Caldera
Borealis
Sun 23 Jan 2022
61 nights
  • Experience cities in the Americas, Oceania and Asia
  • Sail to Australia, taking in Hawaii and French Polynesia
  • Visit Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
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Hawaii & Oceania with Asia & the Med • S220406

 Puerto Caldera
Borealis
Sun 23 Jan 2022
84 nights
  • Discover iconic landmarks and marvel at idyllic island scenes
  • Relax on paradise islands in Hawaii and French Polynesia
  • Experience Asia and the diverse wonders of the Emirates
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Australia, the Far East & the Med • S220506

 Sydney
Borealis
Thu 24 Feb 2022
52 nights
  • Experience an adventure packed with stunning landscapes
  • Marvel at the Great Barrier Reef, Singapore and Mumbai
  • Discover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, and sail Egypt’s Suez Canal
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World Cruise from Liverpool • S220107

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 04 Jan 2022
105 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Marvel at Sydney’s Harbour Bridge
  • Experience the contrasts between Singapore & Asian islands
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Around the World, Southampton to Liverpool • S220207

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
103 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Marvel at Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge
  • Experience the contrasts between Singapore & Asian islands
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.