If you’re not sure that cruising is for you, why not take a short three or four night taster trip from Australia to whet your appetite? There would be nothing worse than booking a month long cruise, only to discover that after two days on-board you’d much rather be on dry land. There are numerous cruises around Australia that will give you a taste of what it’s really like, before you take the plunge and book that much longer cruise.
Alternatively if you’re just looking for a few nights away somewhere different, perhaps even for a hen’s weekend, then consider a short cruise where you can put your feet up, sit back and relax as the world goes by. Check out these popular short cruises from Australia:
Carnival Cruise Lines – 3-night short coastal from Sydney
This cruise from Sydney does a round trip in the Pacific Ocean and is perfect for your next short break away. The cruise takes place on the Carnival Spirit which holds more than 2000 passengers and has a huge number of facilities for young and old. Those include a waterslide and splash zone, two age specific party zones for teenagers, beauty salon, adults only area, two pools, mini golf, jogging track, shopping arcade, numerous bars and restaurants, a dance club, a library and a theatre. If you’re considering getting married, the ship even has a wedding chapel for wedding services and vow renewals. Prices start from $484 per person.
P&O Cruises – 3-night comedy cruise from Brisbane
If you enjoy watching comedians perform then you’ll love this comedy cruise from Brisbane. Each night on the cruise some of the world best comedians will grace the stage and leave you in fits of laughter. There are also comedy workshops available if you think you might like to try your hand at becoming a comedian and you’ll also have the chance to display your talent in front of your fellow passengers and the celebrity comedians. This cruise takes place on the Pacific Dawn which holds a capacity of 2020 passengers and boasts two outdoor pools, four spas, nine bars, pubs and nightclubs, a library, an adults retreat, kids club, duty free shopping and a number of restaurants. Prices start from $499 per person.
Princess Cruises – 5-night coastal cruise from Sydney
This cruise travels from Sydney to Melbourne return with an overnight stay in Melbourne – perfect if you wanted to fit in a spot of shopping. The cruise takes place on the Diamond Princess, built in Japan, which holds a huge number of passengers in over 1,337 guest suites and cabins. With 1,100 crew on board to attend to your requests, a nine hole putting course, a casino, a library, art gallery, beauty salon, sports deck, numerous bars and restaurants, four pools and eight spas, this cruise ship will probably leave you wanting more. Movies under the stars is a signature feature on Princess cruises where you can watch a 300 square foot screen play some of the latest movies from the comfort of the pool or poolside lounger with complimentary popcorn. Prices start from $609 per person.
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