Australia should definitely be on your bucket list if you are looking for a place to escape to pleasant temperatures and warm weather. This year-round cruise destination is full of eye-catching beaches, breathtaking coastlines, iconic landmarks, and scenic surroundings. Just give it a shot, and you will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Best time to cruise Australia
Even though Australia is great for cruising all year round, there are some months when doing it is much more pleasant. The best months to cruise in Australia are from October to April. Also knowns as "Wave Season," this period is so popular because the weather is just amazing for exploring beaches, snorkeling, strolling, and surfing. Keep in mind that the official Australian cyclone season starts on November 1 and ends on April 30, while the highest risk of a major storm is between March and April.
Australian cruise itineraries
Most Australian cruises focus on destinations that include Noumea in New Caledonia, Port Vila in Vanuatu, Port Denarau in Fiji, and Auckland in New Zealand. Sydney features most of the departures, while Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Fremantle in Perth are also not behind the curve.
Recently, circumnavigations have become popular in Australia. Princess, Holland America, and Cunard present an amazing opportunity to see every port in the country. Usually, circumnavigations take from 28 to 33 days, depending on the number of ports visited. Another popular attraction in Australia is a cruise to or from an Australian homeport to the islands of the South Pacific. It departs from Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. With Australia's vast coastline, plenty of operators offer small-ship explorations to such locations as Cape York, the Kimberley, Top End, and Murray River.