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Great Barrier Reef, Sydney & Queensland

  • Departure Date14 Nov 2022
  • Princess Cruises Royal Princess
  • 20 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,889 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 5 nights in Cairns
  • Stay 2 nights in Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Airlie Beach
  • Yorkeys Knob
  • Port Douglas
  • Willis Island
  • Sydney

Spend 5 glorious nights in Cairns, a holiday destination for all seasons. This North Queensland gem is the ideal spot for enjoying tropical climates, gorgeous beaches and cultural attractions and you can see even more of it with the 3 Day Best of Cairns Tour included in this holiday. Begin by exploring the underwater world of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef, head for Daintree Rainforest to explore the world's oldest continuously surviving rainforest and then explore the quaint village of Kuranda. From Cairns, set sail south along Australia’s iconic East Coast on board beautiful Royal Princess. Visit Sydney and experience all this vibrant city has to offer. Discover Brisbane’s paddle steamers, botanic gardens and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Have fun at Airlie Beach Lagoon, explore the million-dollar marina and four-mile long beach in Port Douglas and cruise the Coral Sea towards Willis Island, a haven for unique seabirds.

Highlights

  • FREE Sydney Stay
  • 3 day 'Best of Cairns' Tour: The Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda
  • Upgrade for only £30pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Incentive 

What's Included?

  • Return Flights from the UK (call about regional departures) 
  • 5 nights stay in Cairns on room only basis 
  • 3 day 'Best of Cairns' Tour: The Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda
  • Flight from Cairns to Sydney 
  • FREE 2 night stay in Sydney on room only basis 
  • 10 night cruise on board Royal Princess on full board basis 
  • Upgrade for only £30pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Incentive 

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Nov 2022£2,889-£3,279£3,529

Price based on flying from London. Transfers are not included. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Suite price based on Mini Suite. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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OUR CRUISE.....CANNOT WAIT....

Booked a 3 night stay in New York then a 9 night cruise to Bermuda, Curacao, Aruba and Fort lauderdale and added on a 2 night stay in Miami Kylie was fantastic sorting it all out for us. She sorted out cabins for us giving us all different options we ended up booking a infinite Verenda cabin on deck 7 on the New ship Celebrity Beyond that is coming out next year .....Excellent service well done Kylie and thanks for all your help... Would definitely recommend speaking to Kylie to book your holiday....We are so looking forward to this cruise as many of our holidays been cancelled due to covid.

Mrs Stonehouse / July 2021

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We've used CruiseKings a few times, their staff are always friendly, well informed and professional. Booked a cruise this time very easily with the lady we spoke with and confirmation was received swiftly.

Mrs White / July 2021

Always use Cruise Kings! Jo was amazing recently dealing with a cancellation from Fred Oulsen and rebooking with Celebrity. Refund back within 7 days and Celebrity upgrades - could not be better!!

Mrs Shears / July 2021

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Itinerary for Great Barrier Reef, Sydney & Queensland

Day 1 - Fly UK to Cairns

Day 2 - Fly UK to Cairns

Day 3 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 4 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 5 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 6 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 7 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 8 - Fly Cairns to Sydney / Enjoy Sydney

Day 9 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 10 - Embark Royal Princess in Sydney

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - Brisbane

Once considered the "country cousin" among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation's third-largest metropolis - and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland's dazzling beaches. The beaches south of Brisbane form Queensland's Gold Coast. Travel tip: Brisbane is pronounced "Bris-bin."

Day 13 - At Sea

Day 14 - Airlie Beach

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 15 - Yorkeys Knob

The picturesque town of Yorkeys Knob, dominated by its dramatic headland, is your gateway to Cairns - 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. Inland lays the ancient rainforest of Daintree National Park. Cairns' graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. A travel tip - Cairns is pronounced "cans."

Day 16 - Port Douglas

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.

Day 17 - Willis Island

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.

Day 18 - At Sea

Day 19 - At Sea

Day 20 - Sydney, disembark & transfer to airport / Fly Sydney to UK

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

Fly Sydney to UK/Arrive UK

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

OUR CRUISE.....CANNOT WAIT....

Booked a 3 night stay in New York then a 9 night cruise to Bermuda, Curacao, Aruba and Fort lauderdale and added on a 2 night stay in Miami Kylie was fantastic sorting it all out for us. She sorted out cabins for us giving us all different options we ended up booking a infinite Verenda cabin on deck 7 on the New ship Celebrity Beyond that is coming out next year .....Excellent service well done Kylie and thanks for all your help... Would definitely recommend speaking to Kylie to book your holiday....We are so looking forward to this cruise as many of our holidays been cancelled due to covid.

Mrs Stonehouse / July 2021

They deserve the name CruiseKings, because they truly are.

We've used CruiseKings a few times, their staff are always friendly, well informed and professional. Booked a cruise this time very easily with the lady we spoke with and confirmation was received swiftly.

Mrs White / July 2021

Always use Cruise Kings! Jo was amazing recently dealing with a cancellation from Fred Oulsen and rebooking with Celebrity. Refund back within 7 days and Celebrity upgrades - could not be better!!

Mrs Shears / July 2021

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