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SHORT CRUISES FROM AUSTRALIA

ESCAPE FOR 2 - 5 NIGHTS

KEEP IT SHORT AND SWEET

Fancy a quick break with minimal fuss and maximum enjoyment? Consider a short cruise from Australia for 2 to 5 nights. It’s an affordable way for you to sample the cruising life and get to know what to expect on a longer cruise. Pack your bag, arrive at port, check in and enjoy the next few days with little hassle and lots of fun!

Short cruises generally cruise to ‘nowhere’ but some itineraries will stop at an Australian port. There is so much to do on board the ships that the time will fly and you will wish you had cruised for longer!

Australian short cruises often tie in with special events including Melbourne Cup and Australia Day. These cruises really pack a punch in terms of atmosphere and fun.

When and Where

Short cruises depart from Sydney and Brisbane throughout the year and you can generally depart from Melbourne & Fremantle over the Summer period when the weather is warmer and sailing conditions are more pleasant.

Princess Cruises sail from Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. P&O offer short cruises from the same ports with the addition of Adelaide and Cairns. Royal Caribbean offers short cruises from Sydney and Brisbane only. Carnival offers intermittent 3 day weekend sampler cruise to nowhere from Sydney and Melbourne. They can also sail you to Tassie.

Browse our top recommendations for short cruises below or get in touch to chat about the latest short cruise deals from Australia.

Our top picks

A short cruise from Melbourne is a great way to explore Tassie, Kangaroo Island, Eden and Sydney.

A short cruise from Sydney will get you to beautiful Eden and Moreton Island

A short cruise from Brisbane is  great for those who want to discover Fraser island, Airlie beach or Hamilton Island

If you want to take a short cruise from Fremantle we highly recommend Busselton, Esperance or Exmouth

Head further afar on a short, one-way Australia to New Zealand cruise.


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