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Sydney & Queensland Discovery

  • Departure DateNov 2024, Jan, Mar 2025 & Mar 2026
  • Princess Cruises Crown Princess
  • 16 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,999 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Syndey
  • Sydney
  • Tangalooma Island
  • Airlie Beach
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Willis Island
  • Sydney

This fabulous cruise holiday begins with 3 nights in sensational Sydney, famed for its stunning natural harbour and iconic buildings such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You’ll then set sail aboard Crown Princess for your round trip cruise of Australia, where you’ll discover vibrant cities, sun-kissed beaches, wonderful wildlife and stunning landscapes. Highlights include Airlie Beach and exploring the million-dollar marina and four-mile long beach in Port Douglas. Cruise the Coral Sea towards Willis Island, a haven for unique seabirds and get up close with the cuddly Koala Bear. This Australian adventure is not to be missed!

Highlights

  • FREE Sydney Stay
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities
  • FREE Princess Premier Upgrade from Princess Plus - Book by 04 Mar 24

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • 3 night stay in Sydney on room only basis
  • 10 night cruise on board Crown Princess on full board basis
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities
  • Baggage allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Nov 2024£2,999£3,049£3,259£3,499
Jan 2025£2,999£3,149£3,299£3,649
Mar 2025£3,099£3,199£3,369£3,669
Mar 2026£3,599£3,669£4,189£4,489

Price based on 18 Nov 2024, 24 Jan, 03 Mar 2025 & 05 Mar 2026 flying from London. Suite Price based on Mini Suite. Transfers are not included. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. 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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Itinerary for Sydney & Queensland Discovery

Day 1 - Fly UK to Sydney

Day 2 - Fly UK to Sydney

Day 3 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 4 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 5 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 7 - Embark Crown 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 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Tangalooma Island

Day 10 - At Sea

Day 11 - 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 12 - Cairns

Cairns is 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. And inland lays the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine, balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city's graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. Cairns graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. A travel tip - Cairns is pronounced "cans."

Day 13 - 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 14 - 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 15 - At Sea

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - Sydney, disembark & 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.

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