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Sydney Opera House and Skyline, Sydney, Australia

Southern Cross Seafarer

37-day cruise from £9,759 pp incl. flights

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In Brief

  • 1 Night Sydney
  • 1 Night Brisbane
  • 1 Night The Coral Sea
  • 1 Night Hamilton Island
  • 1 Night Cairns
  • 1 Night The Coral Sea
  • 1 Night Alotau
  • 1 Night Port Moresby
  • 1 Night Darwin
  • 1 Night The Timor Sea
  • 1 Night Komodo Island
  • 2 Nights Bali
  • 1 Night Broome
  • 1 Night Exmouth
  • 1 Night Perth
  • 1 Night Esperance
  • 2 Nights Cruising The Great Australian Bight
  • 1 Night Adelaide
  • 1 Night Penneshaw
  • 1 Night Portland
  • 2 Nights Melbourne
  • 1 Night Burnie
  • 1 Night The Tasman Sea
  • 1 Night Eden
  • 2 Nights Sydney


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Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Sydney

After enjoying your included VIP airport lounge, fly to Sydney, arriving the following day.

Day 2

Visit the famous Opera House, stroll along the harbor or cruise around it. Climb the Harbor Bridge, take a walk through the Rocks where Sydney began, or enjoy celebrated Bondi Beach. Head into the beautiful Blue Mountains for a taste of the country; visit a wildlife park and enjoy Australia’s fabulously unique creatures.

Make your way to the port to embark the ship.

Day 3
Cruising The Tasman Sea

Day 4
Brisbane, Australia

Venture into the lush mountains backing the city and enjoy breathtaking views, stunning forests and fields, farms, wineries, gallery and craft areas, and picturesque gardens. Watch for unusual birds as you stroll. Explore the city's museums, waterfront, riverwalk and beaches. The capital of Queensland, Brisbane is Australia's 3rd largest city and the most cosmopolitan of the ports in the state. Take an hour drive inland to visit the famous Australian Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter.

Day 5
Cruising The Coral Sea

Day 6
Hamilton Island

Located near the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is a yachter’s paradise that has been voted Australian Traveller’s “Most Desirable Island Escape.” Unwind with a glass of wine at the marina, rent a golf cart for a self-guided island tour, take a ferry ride to neighboring Dent Island for a round of golf, or walk to the summit of Passage Peak to admire the unforgettable panorama. Of course, simply relaxing on a white sand beach amidst swaying palms is also an appealing option.

Day 7
Cairns, Australia

This is the place to see the magnificent rainforest from the Kuranda Railway and visit local wildlife like koalas and emus in a rainforest habitat. Or learn about Aboriginal tradition at the culture park. Explore the town, its charming homes and the lovely botanical garden.

Day 8
Cruising The Coral Sea

Day 9
Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Amidst a land of thriving tribal cultures and pristine mountainous rainforest, Alotau is located in the extreme eastern end of Papua New Guinea where human habitation began over 45,000 years ago. Perched on the edge of Milne Bay, this picturesque hillside town makes the perfect base for exploring the outlying capes, coves and islands. The nearby village of East Cape offers excellent snorkeling, while Fergusson Island brims with fascinating geothermal features such as hot springs, bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers and volcanoes. The quaint settlement of Wagawaga offers beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous scenery from its cove location at the foot of sheer mountains that rise from the southern peninsula.

Day 10
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Named by Captain John Moresby in 1873, the capital of Papua New Guinea was transformed from a sleepy port town into a booming military base during World War II. Explore the cultural exhibits at the National Museum, and stroll the Port Moresby Nature Park – a charming oasis full of local and exotic species, along with over 150 native animals. Travel to nearby Koki or Hanuabada, traditional stilt villages offering remarkable insight into the local culture. For beautiful views of Port Moresby and the surrounding harbor, head up to Paga Hill or Touaguba Hill.

Day 11
Cruising The Coral Sea

Day 12
Cruising The Arafura Sea

Day 13
Darwin, Australia

Discover Aboriginal culture and art at the Fine Arts Museum, see the city and its wonderful gardens, or venture into the outback to fabulous Territory Wildlife Park and its many wonders. Or head for the incredible waterfalls at Litchfield National Park. Watch crocodiles at a research station, or take a cruise along the Adelaide River and watch the saltwater crocs leap from the water to catch their prey.

Day 14
Cruising The Timor Sea

Day 15
Komodo, Indonesia

Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands of Indonesia and one of three major islands making up Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to being a popular destination for diving, it is the only natural habitat of the Komodo dragon. The island of Komodo includes approximately 60 square miles of craggy mountains, deep canyons, savannas and monsoon rainforests.

Days 16-17
Bali (Benoa), Indonesia

Experience this exquisite island and its gentle people as you explore the lush countryside of terraced rice fields and mountains dotted with temples. Visit a royal palace, watch an entrancing dance performance, or see carvers at work. Enjoy villages filled with beautiful arts and crafts and the daily festivals with villagers parading in their finery to local temples.

Day 18
Cruising The Timor Sea

Day 19
Broome, Australia

A fascinating pearling town celebrated for its Indian Ocean sunsets and rugged beauty, Broome also serves as the gateway to grand wilderness of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. In Broome, stroll the streets of Chinatown, discover famous Cable Beach by camel or visit the haunting Japanese pearl divers’ cemetery. During very low tide at Gantheaume Point, you can even see dinosaur footprints left behind 120 million years ago. For a true adventure, strike out into the spectacular Kimberley, a world of ancient gorges, unusual rock formations and epic waterways.

Day 20
Cruising The Indian Ocean

Day 21
Exmouth, Australia

This scenic coastal town on the eastern edge of Western Australia is just a stone’s throw from Ningaloo, the largest fringing reef in Australia. Snorkel among 250 species of coral and 500 species of colorful fish in Ningaloo Marine Park or soak up the sunshine and turquoise waters from the white sand beaches. Just west of Exmouth, Cape Range National Park features a spectacular backdrop of rugged gorges and limestone canyons carved by ancient rivers. It also offers many hiking trails and ample opportunities to spot emus, wallabies and red kangaroos.

Day 22
Cruising The Indian Ocean

Day 23
Perth (Fremantle), Australia

A stunning setting along Swan River and the Indian Ocean welcomes you into the laid-back city of Perth. At Kings Park, one of the few urban parks that dwarf Central Park, take in breathtaking views of downtown Perth and plan your day. Explore the city’s range of eclectic neighborhoods, immerse yourself in indigenous art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, or discover Australia’s native wildlife at the Perth Zoo. Travel to nearby Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region, to visit one of the many historic vineyards for a tasting of excellent local wines. Meanwhile, discover Fremantle’s distinct character through its 19th century port streetscape. Dive into its seafaring history at the Western Australia Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Galleries, visit Fremantle Prison or explore the Manjaree Heritage Trail for a glimpse of life before European settlement.

Day 24
Cruising The Indian Ocean

Day 25
Esperance, Australia

Tucked away in secluded tranquility on the Bay of Isles, Esperance enchants with its easygoing attitude and pristine natural beauty. Explore Cape Le Grand National Park to witness friendly kangaroos and traverse the rugged coast by trail for gorgeous ocean views. Just off the coast of Esperance, nearly 100 untouched islands compose the stunning Recherche Archipelago, offering white sand beaches, eucalyptus forests, a unique pink-hued lake and extensive colonies of sea eagles, sea lions and fur seals. Spend the afternoon at Twilight Beach and marvel at the unusual rock formations, or visit the Esperance Museum for relics of local history, including pioneer memorabilia, shipwreck remains, aboriginal artifacts and more.

Days 26-27
Cruising The Great Australian Bight

Day 28
Adelaide, Australia

South Australia’s coastal capital, Adelaide combines the charm of a picturesque country town with lively cosmopolitan offerings. Discover the region’s history at the South Australian Art Museum or browse local delicacies such as Adelaide Hills cheeses at the impressive Central Market. Visit Adelaide Oval, celebrated as the world’s prettiest cricket ground, for a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic stadium’s history. For a taste of the local wine culture, venture into the countryside to explore Barossa Valley, Clare Valley or McLaren Vale, three excellent nearby wine regions.

Day 29
Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island), Australia

Perhaps one of Australia’s most beautiful hidden gems, Kangaroo Island is home to thriving native wildlife, dramatic coastal cliffs, lush eucalyptus forests, rolling green hills and gorgeous beaches. In Penneshaw, discover indigenous fairy penguins, the smallest species of penguin, or visit Island Beach for snorkeling, swimming and birdwatching. Travel to spectacular Flinders National Park to encounter koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, fur seals and massive rock formations, or visit Seal Bay Conservation Park for the unforgettable experience of walking among a colony of friendly sea lions. Or simply relax with a glass of sparkling shiraz and enjoy the views from Sunset Winery, perched on a hill overlooking the Eastern Cove.

Day 30
Portland, Australia

As Victoria’s first European settlement, this vibrant harbor town features a lovely historic waterfront and well-preserved colonial architecture. For insight into Portland’s past, stroll Julia Street, lined with heritage buildings, and stop at the History House, a fascinating museum housed in the former town hall. Discover Portland’s whaling history at the Portland Maritime Discovery Center and later watch Southern Right Whales, Blue Whales and seals frolic in Portland Bay, Cape Nelson or Cape Bridgewater. Just beyond Bridgewater, explore blowholes, a geological formation made of basalt and scoria rock which creates stunning spouts of sea spray during high tide. Don’t miss the remarkable petrified forest, also nearby.

Days 31-32
Melbourne, Australia

Head into the scenic Dandenong Mountains and ride the Puffing Billy steam train through the forest. Meet the koalas, wallabies and more at a wildlife park or explore local wineries. Take a walk and discover the city's marvelous architecture, chic galleries and boutiques.

Day 33
Burnie (Tasmania), Australia

Nestled in the northwest corner of Tasmania, this energetic and creative seaside town offers a unique perspective on the world of industry. Once dependent on paper manufacturing, the inventive community has transformed its industry into a compelling art culture. Visit Makers’ Workshop, part museum and part arts center, for an introduction to the inspired spirit of Burnie, along with a tour of the process of papermaking and a glimpse of local artisans at work on their handicrafts. Discover Burnie’s natural gems on the many trails at Fern Glade Reserve or the picturesque Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.

Day 34
Cruising The Tasman Sea

Day 35
Eden, Australia

Formerly a whaling hub in the 19th century, Eden is the southernmost town in New South Wales, nestled between two glorious bays and perched on rolling hills bounded by dramatic cliffs and expansive sandy beaches. Eden’s whaling legacy lives on in its exciting whale-watching opportunities and the fascinating Killer Whale Museum. At the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, towering lighthouses and the scenic coastline keep the focus firmly on the ever-changing sea.

Days 36-37
Sydney to UK

Debark the ship and make your way to the airport for your included flight to the UK



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


37-day cruise on board Regatta (Oceania Cruises) from £9,759 incl. flights

Departure: 12 December 2018

Deluxe Ocean View (C2): £9,759
Deluxe Ocean View (C1): £9,919
Verandah Stateroom (B2): £11,249
Verandah Stateroom (B1): £11,489
Penthouse Suite (PH3): £14,939

Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more

Take advantage of complimentary pre-paid gratuities on us! Plus our offer includes airfare and FREE Unlimited Internet, plus choose one of the below:

  • 16 Shore Excursions
  • House Beverage Package
  • US$1,600 Shipboard Credit

Amenities are per stateroom

Includes on board:

  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • Dining at all specialty restaurants
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cruise can be split at Bali for Sydney to Bali or Bali to Sydney sectors - contact us for rates.

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