AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND CRUISES
Have you ever dreamed of leaving your cares behind and sailing away to a sunny distant land cooled by ocean breezes? A cruise to Australia, New Zealand or the South Pacific could be just the ticket. On a journey to this part of the world, you’ll see spectacular natural wonders—the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand’s Milford Sound, the volcanoes of Hawaii. You’ll call at fabled islands like Fiji, Nouméa and Tasmania. And you’ll traverse an ocean landscape where impossibly green islands seem to float in blue lagoons clearer than you could imagine.
Australia & New Zealand
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania, once the butt of many jokes, is finally cool. The little Australian island is home to stunning landscapes, old-growth forests and exceptional local produce. Lording over all this goodness is Hobart, the island’s creative capital. Although its remoteness might once have made it feel provincial, the city has truly come into its own in recent years. It’s got one of the world’s best museums of contemporary art, vibrant markets, a cosmopolitan dining scene and eclectic music festivals. It’s also achingly beautiful, with a natural harbor setting and rugged Mount Wellington looming in the background.
If you want a snapshot of Australia's appeal, look no further than Sydney: The idyllic lifestyle, friendly locals and drop-dead natural beauty of this approachable metropolis and its attractions explain why the country tops so many travelers' wish lists. The famed harbor is among the top sights—home to twin icons the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is the stepping-off point for some of the city's best cultural attractions and sightseeing. But Sydney is more than just the embodiment of classic antipodean cool—the city is in a constant state of evolution.
Melbourne is consistently voted one of the world's most livable cities—and for good reason. This is Australia’s cosmopolitan heart with cutting-edge art and architecture, historic galleries and museums, plus a dizzying range of restaurants and markets. It's renowned for its sporting culture, home to the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground and Australian rules football teams. The city’s laneways bustle with hidden bars, while beaches and parks allow residents to embrace an outdoor lifestyle. It’s a melting pot of cultures and a city of gourmands who can find excellent food everywhere—from modern Australian cuisine to low-key cafés serving the best coffee you’ve ever tasted.