AUSTRALIA

Sun and sea. A most magnificent place to visit which is on many a bucket list. It is often considered halfway on a world cruise and has a major change over of guests as many do half a cruise and stay for a holiday on land. The same for Australians coming here to see London.

  • CURRENCY: Australian dollars
  • LANGUAGE/PHRASES: English is spoken
  • VISA: Visa is needed PLUS a work visa if on the ships manifest even as a guest employee. Both are easily obtained, free of charge in most instances and by the return of email from the correct government website. VISA

We rarely get down to Australia so encourage you to contact us and add your films.

The cruising Australia chat GROUP is HERE

AUSTRALIA

Adelaide
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Named after Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1792-1849). Ships dock at the Outer Harbour. It is 12 miles north of the city centre. Shuttle buses are normally provided to the city (approx 40 minutes) Shopping malls and office blocks have expanded the 1836 plan of a square-mile grid of wide boulevards, gardens and nature parks. Adelaide now sports art and the unusual, and an alfresco lifestyle.

SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Queen Elizabeth, Amadea, Pacific Jewel, Silver Muse, Crystal Serenity.

 

Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach is a port that is used to access the Great Barrier and Whitsunday Islands. It is a tender port. The local beach is small with swim zones to protect from the considerable box jellyfish and marine stingers.

 

SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Arcadia when on a world cruise. P&O Australia, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Explorer, Seabourne Encore, Crystal Serenity.

 

Albany
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Arcadia when on a world cruise. P&O Australia, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Explorer, Seabourne Encore, Crystal Serenity.
  • FRED OLSEN SAYS

 

Batemans Bay
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Arcadia when on a world cruise. P&O Australia, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Explorer, Seabourne Encore, Crystal Serenity.

 

Brisbane
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Arcadia when on a world cruise. P&O Australia, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Explorer, Seabourne Encore, Crystal Serenity.
  • FRED OLSEN SAYS

 

Broome
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Boudicca when on a world cruise. P&O Australia, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Explorer, Seabourne Encore, Crystal Serenity.
  • FRED OLSEN SAYS

 

Bunbury
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Arcadia when on a world cruise. P&O Australia, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Explorer, Seabourne Encore, Crystal Serenity.

 

Cairns
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Cairns Port

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Pacific Aria Seven Seas Navigator, Sea Princess, Pacific Princess, Albatros, Sun Princess, Azamara Quest.
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Cooktown
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Insignia, Crystal Symphony, Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner, Wind Spirit, Seven Seas Explorer.
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Darwin
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: AIDAvita, Silver Whisper, Seven Seas Navigator, Norwegian Jewel.
  • FRED OLSEN SAYS

 

Eden
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC:  Norwegian Jewel, Silver Shadow and Seven Seas Voyager.

 

 

Esperance
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Astor, Amadea, Celebrity Solstice, Queen Elizabeth.

 

Exmouth
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Sea Princess, Amadea, Sirena, Artania.

 

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC:  Phoenix Pursuit, Azamara Pursuit

 

Perth
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Arcadia when on a world cruise. P&O Australia, Pacific Dawn, Pacific Explorer, Seabourne Encore, Crystal Serenity.

 

Gelong
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Geelong is in Victoria.
Geelong; Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens, Library & Heritage Centre.
Waterfront; Eastern Beach, Adventure Park, it is essentially a cargo port with a lot to offer.
Dog Rocks Flora & Fauna Sanctuary, Buckley Falls, Mill Markets, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre,
Kardinia Park; Simonds Stadium, National Wool Museum, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse,
Rippleside Park,You Yangs Regional Park, & The Ozone shipwreck.

SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Viking, Seven Seas

Geraldton
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A Facilities port for West Australia’s farming and shipping, volunteers greet cruise tourists meaning this is quite a family friendly stop for the dozen or so cruise ships that stop each year.

SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Amadea, Silver Muse, Sun Princess, ms Maasdam.

Gladstone
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A Facilities port for West Australia’s farming and shipping, volunteers greet cruise tourists meaning this is quite a family friendly stop for the dozen or so cruise ships that stop each year.

SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Amadea, Silver Muse, Sun Princess, ms Maasdam.

There are a number of ports that can be used for the Great Barrier Reef which is a very long area: Cairns, Port Douglas and Whitsundays (Airlie Beach). See the ports by name as well as this reef section. This map centres on the marine park.

SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: P&O on a world cruise. P&O Australia.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC:  Seven Seas Navigator, Pacific Aria, Columbus, MS Europa.
  • FRED OLSEN SAYS

 

Kangaroo Island
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  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC:  P&O Australia.

 

  • BRIEF: Past Cooktown the island, a national park, sits out in the sea at the far end of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Europa 2.
Margaret River
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  • BRIEF: A beautiful holiday spot for those in Perth and Western Australia.
  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: .

 

Melbourne
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  • BRIEF: Major city in Australia. The network of scenic trams offer an easy way to see the city.
  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Pacific Eden, Viking Orion, Amadea, Majestic Princess.
  • BRIEF: Holiday resort on the sunshine coast with a marine world. It is a tender port. It is about 60 miles from Brisbane.
  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Azamara Quest, Seven Seas Navigator.

 

  • BRIEF: A former whaling station, the island is off the mainland between Brisbane and the main sunshine coast. Ships anchor at Tangalooma, the port town on the western coast.
  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Pacific Explorer, Carnival Legend, Seabourn Encore, Carnival Spirit.

 

Newcastle
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Newcastle is on the Hunter River with both new cruise and container ports. It is a major coal producer as Michael Palin showed in his film gthere. Not many cruisers will see the mining, but they will walk the town as in Jean’s film, or take one of the walks. Jean takes us down Bather’s Way and over the ANZAC Memorial Bridge.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Explorer of the Seas, Norwegian Jewel, Viking Orion, ms Noordam.
  • FRED OLSEN SAYS

 

Norfolk Island
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Norfolk Island is way out in the sea, between Australia and New Zealand. Ships anchor at Kingston, the port town on the southern coast. There are many buildings from the colony period, and other attractions are Kingston Pier, HMS Sirius wreckage site (exposed at low tide), the ruins of Marine Barracks, the Guardhouse, Salt House and Crankmill. The Prisoner’s Barracks, Old Military Barracks, All Saints Church, New Gaol and the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area are a World Heritage Site; one of Australia’s Convict Sites.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC:  Seabourn Encore, Pacific Explorer, ms Maasdam.

 

There are a number of ports that can be used for the Great Barrier Reef the Percy Islands are out in the ocean and could be considered to be near to them. Only one ocean ship has stopped here.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Ms Europa. 

 

The Melbourne side of Australia. The big attraction here is the Penguin Parade. The baby penguins come ashore in groups on this National Park. Ships anchor at Cowes, a port town on the northern coast.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Golden Princess, Seabourn Encore, Vasco da Gama, Regatta, ms Maasdam.

 

Port Douglas
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Surrounded by reefs, the ships stop in reef marina next to golf courses, the Daintree Rainforest and many trips to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: .Sun Princess, Crystal Symphony, Pacific Dawn.

 

Port Hedland
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Port Hedland. Harbour Access is through a narrow canal. Inland was gold mining, now livestock. Offshore there are gas fields.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Radiance of the seas is the only ocean-going cruise ship that we can see has been there to date.

 

Port Kembla
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Port Kembla in the wonderfully named Wollongong. A rarely visited portPort Kembla comprises a seaport, that has a small harbour, small town, and a nature reserve.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: MSC Magnifica, and Explorer of the Seas and the Norwegian Jewel seem to be the only Ocean-going cruise ships to visit.

 

Port Lincoln
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Brennan Jetty should mean this is not a tender port. The city centre is 10 minutes walk. It is Australia’s seafood capital – time to not have lunch on the ship.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Golden Princess and Albatros.

 

Portland
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A rarely visited port by ocean cruise ships. Portland is Victoria’s oldest European settlement and has Australia’s oldest lifeboat in the museum there.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE IN THE PAST INC: MS Maasdam, Vasco da Gama, Seven Seas Navigator and Seabourn Encore.

 

Sydney
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Two cruise ports, one is oposite the Opera house with a great view. If a ship stays over it may have to move off the dock and anchor.
The old city and Merchants houses are fun, but with so much to see from beaches to the bridge climb, to the opera house, you are spoilt.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Arcadia when on a world cruise. P&O Australia, Silver Muse, Queen Elizabeth.
  • FRED OLSEN SAYS

 

On the tip of Australia pointing out to Papua New Guinea, the island is the land of the Kauraregs (Muralag peoples) and the industries are fishing and pearling.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Viking Orion, Seven Seas Navigator, ms Paul Gauguin, Seven Seas Marina.

 

Townsville
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Well placed to visit the central Great Barrier Reef which is a very long area. The port has eight berths for container ships or cruise ships. This map centres on the marine park.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Azamara Quest, Artania, ms Maasdam, Viking Orion.

 

Is in the Coral Sea some distance from the mainland.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Pacific Dawn, Pacific Explorer, Sun Princess and Celebrity Eclipse.

 

On the tip of Australia pointing to Papua New Guinea. Few cruise ships get here. A smaller port.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Wind Spirit, and MS Europa.

 

Sometimes just a sail-by of Yorkey’s Knob, but a great beach with a stinger net for protection from box jellyfish.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Arcadia when on a world cruise. Norwegian Jewel, Majestic Princess and Celebrity Solstice.

 

Beauty Point
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Beauty Point has a Sea Horse World! Small port not often used by Ocean ships it is at the mouth of the Tamar River.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: No ships listed to go there.

 

Burnie
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On the side of Tasmania facing Australia.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Regatta, Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria.

 

Whitemark
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The island is in the Bass Strait slightly to the northeast of mainland Tasmania.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC:

 

Hobart
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Hobart is on the other side of the island to Australia. Tasmania was also used as a colony. This is a very popular port and you will find cruises that go here.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Sun Princess, Noordam, Carnival Legend, Celebrity Solstice, Viking Orion, Queen Elizabeth, Pacific Eden, Azamara Quest, Crystal Serenity, Pacific Explorer.
  • FRED OLSEN SAYS

 

Lüshunkou
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Port Arther sits in Ladies Bay and the main feature is the best historic site of convicts – the machine to drive rogues honest.

  • SHIPS SEEN HERE INC: Sun Princess, Pacific Eden, Queen Elizabeth, Carnival Spirit.

 

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