We dedicate this itinerary to our incredible Great Barrier Reef – one of the seven wonders of the natural world.
|04/05/18||Brisbane, QLD, Australia||02:00PM|
|06/05/18||Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia||07:00AM||04:00PM|
|07/05/18||Cairns, Queensland, Australia||09:30AM||07:00PM|
|08/05/18||Townsville, Queensland, Australia||07:00AM||02:00PM|
|10/05/18||Brisbane, QLD, Australia||06:00AM|
- 6 night cruise Brisbane roundtrip aboard Pacific Aria
- Meals and entertainment onboard
- Port charges and taxes
HOT BONUS: AU$50 onboard credit per stateroom
(Flights are additional)
6 Night Cruise sailing from Brisbane roundtrip aboard Pacific Aria.
Thanks to our newest members, Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria, we’re now the largest fleet (or should we say family) in Australia. Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria will offer a whole new level of innovation. From gourmet dining to live music venues and a completely redesigned pool deck. It’s cruising like you’ve never seen it before.
Highlights of this cruise:
Brisbane is the capital and most populated city in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated at a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 kms from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The city itself is very hilly; the CBD is only 2.2km and is easy to walk on foot.
Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.
Other attractions in Brisbane include galleries, wildlife parks, museums, markets and adventures. Visitors can relax at beautiful beaches and explore the river, bay, parklands, forests and mountains. There are festivals and events galore too.
One of the 74 world-famous Whitsunday Isles, this tropical paradise sits at the southern tip of Australia's magnificent natural wonder, The Great Barrier Reef, and offers stunning scenery and beaches brimming with water sports.
From its original Aboriginal inhabitants, to its sighting by Captain Cook in 1770, and its evolution as a tourist destination in the 1970s and 1980s, Hamilton Island has had a long and fascinating history. Keith Williams, one of Australia’s first island resort developers, owned Hamilton Island between 1975 and 1996 and was behind the development of the Hamilton Island Marina. In 1996, Hamilton Island became a publicly-listed company, and in 2003, the Oatley family bought the island. Since then, the family has spent $350 million dollars, adding the yacht club, the marina precinct and the luxury resort Qualia. Today, Hamilton Island is a world-class tourist destination.
Cairns is the gateway to tropical north Queensland and is a popular travel destination because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is only one-and-a-half hours away by boat. The Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130km north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. It is also a starting point for people wanting to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.
Cairns city itself is a modern, sophisticated city in the heart of the tropical north, with international standard restaurants, boutique shopping, modern art galleries and classy nightclubs to keep visitors entertained. Cairns also boasts outstanding hotels, offshore island resorts, big Reef-cruise catamarans in the harbor, and too many souvenir shops. The only beach right in town is a man-made 4,000-sq.-m saltwater lagoon and artificial beach on the Esplanade.
Located on Queensland’s Tropical North Coast, Townsville enjoys a relaxed ambience and is surrounded by national parks, rainforests and fertile agricultural land.
Cape Cleveland, Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island were all named by Captain James Cook when he sailed past in 1770, on his way to near calamity just off Cooktown. Townsville was named after Robert Towns, an entrepreneur and mariner who, along with John Melton Black, established a rendering works to service their extensive cattle and sheep stations that then turned into a small settlement. The town grew steadily, but it was the arrival of Australian and United States military personnel during the Second World War in the 1940s that really provided the momentum for Townsville to grow even more rapidly and become North Queensland’s largest and most important commercial and administrative centre.
Terms and Conditions
Fares are cruise only, per person in NZD in a complete twin room, based on category OH at publication date (1 Dec 17), inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees and port expenses (which are subject to change). Pricing shown are P&O’s Value fare types (fare type inclusions are available at pocruises.com.au/fares). Campaign ends 12 Dec 17. Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some oceanview rooms have obstructed views. Receive AU$50 onboard credit per stateroom for oceanview staterooms and AU$100 per stateroom for balconies and suites. OBC is applied to the first two guests only per booking (total amount will be split evenly between the first two guests). OBC expires at the conclusion of the cruise, is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. Offer is only available on Value Plus and Value fares and does not apply to other fare types, such as Go fares and Short Sale fares. See https://www.pocruises.com.au/cashback-terms for full promotional terms and conditions. For P&O SeaBreaks, if your cruise is unable to visit the destination on its itinerary because of an unforeseen circumstance such as weather, civil unrest or a mechanical issue, we will endeavour to visit an alternative destination deemed safe by the Captain. A 1.1% surcharge for Visa and Mastercard and a 2.3% surcharge for Amex apply to direct bookings made through our call centre and website. PayPal payments will incur a 1.0% surcharge. Travel agents may charge additional fees - check with your travel agent. To be read in conjunction with the P&O Cruises Australia Booking and Passage Conditions available at https://www.pocruises.com.au/plan/how-to-book/book-travel-conditions which passengers will be bound by. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal. For more information contact your House of travel Agent.