Australasia Cruise Holidays
An Australasia cruise offers the chance to visit one of the great Wonders of the Natural World – the Barrier Reef. However, Australasia cruise deals go way beyond Australia and New Zealand. At Co-operative Travel we specialise in cheap Australasia cruises by P&O, Cunard, Princess, Celebrity Cruises and many other famous cruise lines.
Luxury Australasia cruises combine stunning natural beauty with a wealth of cultural experiences. The sophistication and diversity of Australian cities like Sydney and Melbourne; the rugged beauty of the islands of New Zealand; the jungles of tropical Indonesia and the mystique of Papua New Guinea. That’s not to mention the diverse flora, fauna and marine life. An Australasia cruise is a floating version of the National Geographic Channel.
Long an essential of worldwide cruise itineraries, Australasia has now become a cruise destination in its own right. Typically, an Australasia cruise will be booked in the winter, which corresponds to summer in Australia. Temperatures are hot but pleasant, with some variation according to latitude. Local cruises sail to the Barrier Reef year round.
A growing number of cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean International and Holland America, offer last minute Australasia cruises from city ports in Australia and New Zealand. For example, from Melbourne you can sail across the Great Australian Bight, visiting Adelaide, Perth and Fremantle. From there you can enjoy the reefs and beaches of the east coast, ending at Darwin.
Some Australasia cruises start or end at Far East ports like Singapore or Hong Kong. Passengers enjoy the natural wonders of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, before continuing to Kakadu National Park at Darwin. These luxury Australasia cruises then visit Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, before heading to the Gold coast and Brisbane, finishing at Sydney Harbour.
At Co-operative Travel we also offer Australasia cruise deals to Tasmania and New Zealand. Sailing from Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland, passengers will witness spectacular sights, including Roturua Thermal Park and the beautiful fjords of Milford Sound.