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Cruise Ships To Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is one of Australia’s largest cities and capital of the state of Victoria. Thanks to its location on Port Phillip Bay, it’s both a port city and an inland city.

  1. Celebrity Solstice – from Sydney, Australia
  2. Queen Mary 2 – from Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Noordam – from Sydney, Australia
  4. Maasdam – from Auckland, New Zealand
  5. Queen Victoria – from Sydney, Australia
  6. Norwegian Jewel – from Sydney, Australia
  7. Diamond Princess – from Sydney, Australia
  8. Radiance of the Seas – from Sydney, Australia
  9. Seven Seas Voyager – from Sydney, Australia
  10. Silver Shadow – from Sydney, Australia
  11. Emerald Princess – from Sydney, Australia
  12. Insignia – from Sydney, Australia
  13. Dawn Princess – from Sydney, Australia
  14. Azamara Journey – from Sydney, Australia
  15. Golden Princess – from Auckland, New Zealand

Carnivals in the Caribbean, Empresses in Cozumel and much more

Departing Today

Empress of the Seas
5 Night Key West and Cozumel
Departing from: Miami, Florida
Visiting: Key West, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Saturday September 3rd:
Carnival Conquest8 Night Southern Caribbean
Royal Princess7 Night Western Mediterranean
Carnival Sensation5 Night Western Caribbean
MSC Divina7 Night Western Caribbean
Royal Princess14 Night Mediterranean Medley

Departing in 30 Days – October 3, 2016

7 Night The Romantic Danube
Departing from: Vilshofen, Germany
Visiting: Passau, Germany; Linz (Salzburg), Austria; Weissenkirchen, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary

More Cruises Sailing Monday October 3rd:
AmaDara7 Night Vietnam Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong
Celebrity Equinox12 Night Italy and Greek Isles
Seven Seas Navigator20 Night Italy To Iberia
Carnival Liberty5 Night Western Caribbean
AmaPrima7 Night The Enchanting Rhine Northbound

Departing in 90 Days – December 2, 2016

14 Night New Zealand and Australia
Departing from: Auckland, New Zealand
Visiting: Cruise Coromandel Peninsula; Cruise Bay Of Plenty; Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand; Napier, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Picton, New Zealand; Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand; Akaroa (Christchurch), New Zealand; Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand; Cruise Fjordland National Park; Burnie, Tasmania, Australia; Melbourne, Australia… View more

More Cruises Sailing Friday December 2nd:
River Beatrice7 Night Danube Holiday Markets Westbound
Star Pride7 Night Passage Through Panama
Carnival Victory3 Night Bahamas
Carnival Inspiration3 Night Baja Mexico
Silver Discoverer15 Night The Andaman Sea and Maldives Odyssey

Departing in 6 months – March 2, 2017

Independence of the Seas
4 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Visiting: Cozumel, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Thursday March 2nd:
Disney Wonder3 Night Bahamas
Carnival Imagination3 Night Baja Mexico
Queen Mary 267 Night World Cruise Segment
Queen Mary 216 Night World Cruise Segment
Brilliance of the Seas4 Night Western Caribbean

Departing in 1 year – September 3, 2017

Carnival Breeze
7 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Galveston, Texas
Visiting: Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

More Cruises Sailing Sunday September 3rd:
MSC Splendida7 Night Western Mediterranean
Norwegian Epic7 Night Western Mediterranean
Norwegian Breakaway7 Night Bermuda
Oasis of the Seas7 Night Western Caribbean
Viking Buri7 Night Lyon and Provence Northbound

Featured Cruises – August 9, 2016

We are now officially jealous of those lucky folks embarking on the Queen Mary 2’s “30 night Transatlantic and Fjords” cruise, departing today from New York…

Departing Today

Queen Mary 2
30 Night Grand Transatlantic and Fjords
Departing from: New York, New York
Visiting: Southampton (London), England; Hamburg, Germany; Oslo, Norway; Olden, Norway; Andalsnes, Norway; Trondheim, Norway; Flaam, Norway; Bergen, Norway; Stavanger, Norway

More Cruises Sailing Tuesday August 9th:
Star Legend10 Night Culinary and Wine Delights Of Spain and France
River Queen12 Night Legendary Rhine and Moselle
Avalon Creativity7 Night Paris to Normandys Landing Beaches
Insignia19 Night Artisans and Explorers
Norwegian Star9 Night Baltic Capitals

Departing in 30 Days – September 8, 2016

Wind Surf
8 Night Treasures of Southern Spain and Morocco
Departing from: Lisbon, Portugal
Visiting: Tangier, Morocco; Malaga (Granada), Spain; Almeria, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Ibiza, Balearic Islands; Tarragona, Spain; Barcelona, Spain

More Cruises Sailing Thursday September 8th:
Carnival Victory3 Night Bahamas
Sirena12 Night Canals and Coastlines
Queen Mary 28 Night Transatlantic Eastbound
Celebrity Constellation11 Night Greek Isles and Mediterranean
Queen Mary 219 Night Grand Transatlantic

Departing in 90 Days – November 7, 2016

11 Night Australian Explorer
Departing from: Fremantle (Perth), Australia
Visiting: Albany, Australia; Adelaide, Australia; Kangaroo Island, Australia; Burnie, Tasmania, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney, Australia

More Cruises Sailing Monday November 7th:
Carnival Victory4 Night Bahamas
Carnival Triumph5 Night Western Caribbean
Queen Elizabeth12 Night The Canary Islands
Insignia34 Night Atlantic Allure
Costa Favolosa5 Night Yellow Gold

Departing in 6 months – February 5, 2017

Regal Princess
7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Departing from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Visiting: Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; Basseterre, St. Kitts

More Cruises Sailing Sunday February 5th:
Viking Sea14 Night Grand Mediterranean Tour
Allure of the Seas7 Night Western Caribbean
Jewel of the Seas7 Night Southern Caribbean
Caribbean Princess6 Night Western Caribbean
Norwegian Jewel14 Night Panama Canal Eastbound

Departing in 1 year – August 9, 2017

Norwegian Epic
7 Night Western Mediterranean
Departing from: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Visiting: Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy; Cannes, France; Marseille (Provence), France; Barcelona, Spain; Naples, Italy

More Cruises Sailing Wednesday August 9th:
Norwegian Jade10 Night Norwegian Fjords
Viking Heimdal7 Night Lyon and Provence Southbound
Viking Kvasir7 Night Rhine Getaway Northbound
Viking Emerald13 Night Imperial Jewels of China
Seven Seas Mariner7 Night Majestic Inside Passage

Today’s Cruises – September 18, 2013

Another light Wednesday with only five cruises departing today, but that short list does include an interesting, exotic and lengthy 16-night cruise from Honolulu to Sydney on Rhapsody of the Seas, with visits to Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu.  After arriving in Sydney, Rhapsody of the Seas will be spending the next six months bouncing around Australia and New Zealand.

Looking ahead:  Two months from today you could be starting a 14-day Transatlantic voyage from Barcelona to Miami on Oceania’s Riviera!

Featured Cruise: 11-13 Night Cruises From Sydney, Australia

In recent years, cruises to Australia and Asia have grown leaps-and-bounds in popularity, with Sydney becoming an extremely popular departure point for cruises that explore Australia and New Zealand.  The biggest batch of cruises scheduled to sail from Sydney are in the 11-13 night range.  Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean are the biggest providers of these cruises.

map of 11-night cruise from Sydney, Australia to New ZealandIf you want to include New Zealand – and you do, you really do – then you need to allow at least 11 days for a round-trip from Sydney.  At least once a month Royal Caribbean sends one of their ships on a cruise that includes visits to Melbourne, Port Chalmers and Wellington.  If you’d rather stick to a tour of Australia’s east coast, Royal Caribbean also schedules 11-nighters  that travel north from Sydney to Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Willis Island.

Celebrity Cruises specializes in 12-night cruises from Sydney to New Zealand.  These are one-way voyages that end in Auckland.  By eliminating the time required to travel back to Sydney, they provide a couple of extra days to explore New Zealand.  These cruises include visits to the spectacular Milford Sound, Doubtful Inlet and Dusky Sound on the southwestern end of New Zealand’s south island.

map of 13-night Sydney to New Zealand cruiseStretch your cruise out to 13-nights and you can get a more thorough tour of New Zealand, round-trip from Sydney.  That’s enough time to travel all along New Zealand’s eastern coasts (two islands, two coasts) with multiple scenic stops.  Princess Cruises offers this voyage with ports of call that include Auckland, Wellington, Port Chalmers and Fiordland National Park.