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

Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 04 Jan 2022
105 nights • Borealis • S220107

  • Embark on an incredible global exploration aboard Borealis and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Sample paradise at unspoilt 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 breathtaking Asian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

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Around the World

Around the World

Departs: Southampton • Thu 06 Jan 2022
101 nights • Borealis • S2202

  • Embark on an incredible global exploration aboard Borealis and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Sample paradise at unspoilt 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 breathtaking Asian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

From £14,499pp

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Florida, Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East

Florida, Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East

Departs: Southampton • Thu 06 Jan 2022
78 nights • Borealis • S220305

  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2022 on an epic voyage – visit awe-inspiring regions, idyllic islands and iconic cities for world-famous landmarks, cultures, landscapes, beaches and much more.
  • Sail the Atlantic to the Americas where Caribbean islands, the gorgeous Floridian coast and unforgettable South and Central American gems await; and discover paradise at idyllic Pacific islands such as Hawaii and Bora Bora.
  • Take in Australian icons, such as Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef; experience the contrasts of Asia, from tribal Alotau to bustling Singapore; and be fully immersed in India’s indomitable way of life.

From £13,149pp

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Around the World, Southampton to Liverpool

Around the World, Southampton to Liverpool

Departs: Southampton • Thu 06 Jan 2022
103 nights • Borealis • S220207

  • Embark on an incredible global exploration aboard Borealis and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Sample paradise at unspoilt 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 breathtaking Asian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East

Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East

Departs: Puerto Caldera • Sun 23 Jan 2022
61 nights • Borealis • S220405

  • Experience the stuff holiday dreams are made of on this epic voyage, taking in the eclectic highlights of idyllic islands and captivating cities in the Americas, Oceania and Asia.
  • You’ll sail across the Pacific Ocean to the ‘Land Down Under’, stopping to immersive yourself in the paradise-esque scenes and local culture of Hawaii and French Polynesia en route.
  • Take in Australian icons, such as Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef; experience the contrasts of Asia, from tribal Alotau to bustling Singapore; and be fully immersed in India’s indomitable way of life.

From £10,799pp

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Hawaii & Oceania with Asia & the Med

Hawaii & Oceania with Asia & the Med

Departs: Puerto Caldera • Sun 23 Jan 2022
84 nights • Borealis • S220406

  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at idyllic island scenes; experience diverse cultures and much more, among some of the world’s most captivating regions.
  • Indulge in blissful relaxation at paradise islands in Hawaii and French Polynesia; revel in the beauty of New Zealand; and discover Australian icons, such as Sydney’s famous sites and the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Experience the contrasts of Asia, from the tribal community of Alotau to bustling Singapore and Mumbai; marvel at the diverse wonders of the Emirates; uncover Israel’s hallowed sites; and much more.

From £17,799pp

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Exploring Australia & the Far East

Exploring Australia & the Far East

Departs: Sydney • Thu 24 Feb 2022
29 nights • Borealis • S2205

  • 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.
  • See Sydney’s world-famous attractions; go in search of natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and fauna-rich rainforest; and see the sights of three interesting cities in Queensland.
  • Revel in the tribal culture of Papua New Guinea; explore Bali, Phuket and Komodo Island; stop overnight in Singapore; and fully immerse yourself in the Indian way of life in Mumbai.

From £3,599pp

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Australia, the Far East & the Med

Australia, the Far East & the Med

Departs: Sydney • Thu 24 Feb 2022
52 nights • Borealis • S220506

  • Experience an adventure packed with natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes; enriching cultures and remarkable history; and much more.
  • See Sydney’s iconic attractions and tour to the Great Barrier Reef, and immerse yourself in the contrasts of Asia, from the tribal cultures of Alotau 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 and delight in the diversity of the United Arab Emirates.

From £5,699pp

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