Popular Cruise Lines
P&O Cruises have a modern fleet of mid-sized superliners offering affordable family cruises in Australia, Asia and the South Pacific. Pacific Sun, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl. P&O cruises also offer short cruises for those who wish to sample the fantastic experience of cruising, with limited time, and themed cruises such as comedy, lifestyle, food and wine to name a few. Quad share cabins are offered for families. Kids club caters for age 3 and up.
With 17 ships ranging from the mega-sized Caribbean Princess (3,100 passengers) to the small-ship affordable luxury of the Pacific Princess, Princess Cruises “brings you the world”. It has 350 ports with many shore excursions – most are not included in the fare and have to be pre-booked. Facilities include wave pools, casinos, spas, enrichment classes and more.
The Yachts of Seabourn offer the best of the best to give you a taste of privilege in an intimate setting. This fleet of small, ultra-luxury ships provide an intimate cruising atmosphere. Their newest yacht, Seabourn Sojourn, has a crew to passenger ratio of almost 1:1. The fleet drops anchor in all the big-ship ports but takes you off the beaten path to places big ships can't.
Costa Cruises is Europe's largest cruise line with 13 Italian-designed ships ranging from small ships, like Costa Marina (1000 passengers) with its classic minimalist décor to the themed glory of large ships such as the Costa Serena (3,700 passengers) which is inspired by legendary Gods of Rome. Costa offers affordable, resort-ship holidays in The Mediterranean, The Caribbean, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Baltic States.
Step back in time and experience the gracious elegance of the original luxury cruise line – with contemporary facilties. Cunard operate the world's most exclusive fleet of mega ocean liners: Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the latest Cunard liner, Queen Elizabeth. Enjoy creature comforts to befit a queen. Cunard cruises all major destinations.
Britain's top contemporary cruise line offers affordable family holidays with a fleet of eight ships, including a small ship named the Adonia and the mid-sized Azura. P&O UK's fleet offers value-for-money cruises and also caters for niches with only adults cruising on Arcadia and purpose-built singles cabins on Azura. Its itineraries vary from two nights to world cruises.
Holland America's fleet of 15 mid-sized premium quality cruise ships has a proud heritage spanning almost 140 decades – with ms Nieuw Amsterdam its newest addition. The ships, including ms Volendam which cruises Australia and NZ, are certified as environmentally-friendly. The line also won the Access to Freedom Award for its disability-friendly facilities. The line sails throughout the world.
Carnival Cruises has 26 ships in a fleet specialising in serving outstanding value-for-money, fun cruises. Themed itineraries include: music cruises such as an Elvis cruise or Rock the Boat cruise. Ships feature kids clubs, adult retreats and come in various classes including Fantasy, Conquest, Spirit, Destiny, Triumph and soon Dream Class. Canival has just launched the new ship Carnival Magic which operates cruise itineraries in the Mediterranean.
Take a picture with Shrek, Donkey and the mad Madagascar penguins on a DreamWorks Cruise or luxe out on the Oasis Class ships, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class ships are all-round destination luxury resorts catering for everyone. But Royal Caribbean's fleet of 22 ships come in six classes with 100 ports of call.
Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest are small deluxe contemporary ships specialising in out-of-the-ordinary destinations. It's an intimate cruise experience, on ships for almost 700 guests who yearn to be part of the fabric of life in hidden corners of the world.
This luxury cruise fleet of 11 ships – the largest being Solstice Class based in Europe and The Caribbean – takes all the best aspects of classic cruising and updates them to reflect our contemporary lifestyle expectatioins. The Century Class cruise ship, Celebrity Century, cruises Australia and New Zealand and Hawaii. Celebrity also has themed cruises and sails the world. Its small Expedition Class vessel, Celebrity Xpedition, cruises the Galapagos Islands.
Viking River Cruises has the world's largest fleet of purpose-built deluxe river cruise ships, with fleets in Europe, Russia & the Ukraine, Egypt and Asia. Their flat-bottomed ships, for smooth sailing, cruise into the city heart of their destinations. They take 150 to 300 passengers so there's an intimate, relaxed atmosphere which makes it easy to make new friends. They have single cabins.
Avalon Waterways' fleet of 16 cruise ships are the newest river cruise ships sailing through Europe, China, Egypt and the Galapagos Islands. The cruise line offers a contemporary lifestyle atmosphere on affordable cruise holidays with local excursion guides. They have single cabins.
APT is the number one tour operator in Australia and New Zealand and sails throughout the world, including cruises to the world's top gardens. They offer short adventure cruises to Australia's Top End and its fleet of elegant river cruise ships in Europe offer accommodation from affordable to deluxe
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises specialty is personal service from picking you up at the airport and escorting you to the old-world elegance of their hotel-style river ships. They have fleets in Europe, Egypt and Asia of intimate ships that only board 134 passengers. Their themed itineraries include Spring cruises, Castles, Paris at Christmas or take the grand tour of Europe or The Nile.
MSC's fleet of 11 environmentally-friendly ships offer affordable, family fun cruise holidays. Enjoy their Italian-style European hospitality anywhere in the world. MSC themed cruises include: Card Game Cruise, Texas Hold 'em Cruise, Wellness Cruise, Golf Cruise and Dance Cruises. They offer airfares, transfers and accommodation for travel out of Australia.
NCL's newest and largest ship Norwegian Epic offers astounding variety in on-board entertainment from live shows to a two-metre Wii Wall. The Epic's lifestyle is still Freestyle Cruising™ – freedom of choice in dining, accommodation and activities. With Freestyle Cruising™ all 11 large, resort ships cater for most needs from family to singles accommodation. Themed cruises include: Nickelodeon at Sea, Golf in Hawaii, Golf in Bermuda, or Casinos at Sea. NCL is the 3rd biggest cruise line in the world.
Star Cruises is Asia's top quality fleet. Its medium-sized ships – Pisces, Aquarius– and its large ships – SuperStar Virgo and SuperStar Libra - only cruise the Asia-Pacific but Star offers fly-cruise holiday packages. They have themed parties such as a Hawaiian luau, Wild West or Miss Universe. The SuperStars are five-star resort ships and a href="/cruise-ships/superstar-virgo">SuperStar Virgo is the largest ship based in the Asia-Pacific.
Silversea Cruises offer classic cruise styling, exclusive personal service, and luxury cruising experiences, with a butler service for all passengers. Silversea fleet of six European-styled small ships know few boundaries when it comes to reaching faraway, hidden destinations – their luxury expedition ship The Prince Albert II has an ice-class to cruise the Arctic and Antarctic zones. But their most popular voyages are made throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asia.
Crystal Cruises are the world's top luxury cruise line with a fleet of two gracious mega-ships – Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. They sail to all the major destinations offering luxury cruise itineraries in popular places such as The Mediterranean, The Caribbean, The South Pacific, and Australia & New Zealand. Their themed cruises include: fitness; food & wine; music, fashion & theatre; and cultural enrichment.