Great Barrier Reef - Australian Cruises

Australia & New Zealand Cruises

Explore the wonders of Australia and New Zealand with Princess®

Why cruise to Australia & New Zealand?

Epic landscapes, colorful cultures and laid-back charm – experience it all with the #1 cruise line in Australia – Princess. We’ll take you to its golden beaches, rugged outback, world-class cities and beyond. And on board, delight in local food and entertainment as our Across the Ditch immersive program brings the very best of New Zealand to you.

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The jewel of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House

Australia Cruises

Your choice of Australian ports is as grand as the continent itself. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the Sydney Opera House. Trek through one of the world’s last temperate rainforests in Tasmania, sample award-winning wine in Margaret River and snorkel in the crystalline waters of the Great Barrier Reef or ride camelback on a beach in Broome.

Photo: The jewel of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House

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New Zealand Cruises

Marvel at the spectacular scenery of Fiordland National Park, voted one of the 7 Cruise World Wonders by Condé Nast Traveler. Immerse yourself in Māori culture, see glowworms twinkle in underground caves outside Auckland, stroll the famed Art Deco city of Napier, and peek into moviemaking magic with The Lord of the Rings tour in Wellington.

Photo: A bird’s-eye view of Fiordland National Park

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native carved statue

Home Ports

The wonders of Australia and New Zealand are like no other! From iconic Sydney to the coastal beauty of Brisbane, the rich culture of Melbourne, the famed wine country of Perth (Fremantle) and Auckland, the land of the Māori, more departures to and from Adelaide than ever before – each city possesses a vibrant spirit and a unique personality worth discovering.

Photo: Immerse yourself in local culture

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Princess® brings the joy of discovery on board. Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Australia & New Zealand. Learn a traditional Māori war dance, indulge in authentic Kiwi cuisine, and sip fine wines and spirits from each region.

Curtis Stone

Food & Beverage

  • Enjoy delicious new culinary experiences created exclusively for Princess by Australian-born-icon Chef Curtis Stone, award-winning restaurateur, best-selling author and television personality. And discover SHARE, a new restaurant by Chef Stone dedicated to connecting with others, available on select ships.
  • Our newly dedicated Whiskey Bar features more than 60 of the world’s most flavorful whiskies, bourbons, malts and ryes, hailing from Scotland’s windswept Isle of Skye to the northern coastline of Tasmania.
Photo: Award-winning Chef Curtis Stone
Matariki Festival


Day or night, you'll discover unique experiences that give you a new perspective on the region.
  • Watch feature films with a local twist – such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Piano – on deck at our Movies Under the Stars® outdoor theater.
  • Join the performers as you learn the legend of the haka, an ancient Māori war dance.
  • Celebrate Matariki, a Māori festival marking the start of the Māori New Year, with ceremonial offerings and homage to whakapapa (ancestors), and revel in exciting on-deck parties during our “Festivals of the World” celebration.
Photo: Experience Māori culture on board with our Matariki Festival


a diver swimming with yellow fish in the Great Barrier Reef

Shore Excursions

Princess Cruises offers a vast array of award-winning excursions, including several Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ Recommended and Exclusive tours that provide unique experiences you’ll never forget, such as snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef or bushwalking in the Blue Mountains.

Photo: The technicolor beauty of the Great Barrier Reef
Australia-The beauty of Uluru

Cruisetour Vacations

For the ultimate adventure, choose an in-depth Princess Cruisetour Vacation that combines your cruise with a multiple-night land tour. Venture into Australia’s rugged outback for a look at fabled Uluru, and later dive into the brilliant underwater colors of the Great Barrier Reef.

Photo: The beauty of Uluru

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Let Princess Get You There

Princess offers affordable flights & ground transportation options to make planning easier
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We want to make your cruise as smooth as possible so you can relax, and explore the world. That's why we offer Princess airport-to-ship transfers, a secure and worry-free way to start and end your vacation with reliable and courteous Princess staff transporting you and your luggage via comfortable motorcoach.

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