Already down to your last few vacation days for the year? Or maybe you’re just thinking about dipping your toes into cruising? The good news is there’s still time to grab a short cruise and come back feeling like new.
Check out these short cruises from Brisbane in 2015:
1. Two nights of bliss
Imagine sailing for two blissful nights on Pacific Jewel. It’s the perfect amount of time to indulge in a spa treatment or two. To laze by the pool with not a care in the world. To sample some of the best dining afloat with P&O’s Food Revolution.
Need to know: Pacific Jewel departs Brisbane on 5 September.
2. Getaway to the glorious Whitsundays
The wonderful thing about the Whitsundays is that they have something unique to offer every time of year. Find out for yourself with a 4-night cruise onboard Pacific Dawn in September. Sail the islands, kayak with the dugongs, sample the beautiful local cuisine and, of course, witness the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Then step back onboard and enjoy non-stop entertainment all the way home.
Need to know: Pacific Dawn departs Brisbane on 8 September, 3 October and 17 November.
3. Press pause with a short break to Sydney
Bid farewell to your daily routine and take some time to relax and play. Even two nights onboard Carnival Spirit will be enough to rejuvenate you. Laugh until you cry with some of Australia’s best comedy talent in The Comedy Club. Chill out in the spa or try a new class in the fitness centre. And you won’t believe what’s being served in the many onboard dining venues. Don’t worry, if two nights isn’t enough, you can always go back for more!
Need to know: Carnival Spirit departs Brisbane for Sydney on 12 September.
4. Dip your toe in the water
If you’ve never tried a cruise and want to know what all the fuss is about before you book a big break, a cruise sampler is the perfect solution. In 2015, P&O Cruises hosts short cruises from Brisbane to nowhere aboard Pacific Aria and Pacific Dawn. Royal Caribbean offers the same onboard Legend of the Seas. While onboard, you have plenty of opportunities to try everything you like – from indulgent dining and spa facilities to high-energy shows and activities.
Need to know: P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean offers cruise samplers departing Brisbane in 2015. Check the website for details.
5. Cruise to the Melbourne Cup
At seven nights, technically this isn’t a “short cruise” but we couldn’t resist adding it to the list! With P&O Cruises, you can arrive in style at the Melbourne Cup. Along the way, there are heaps of activities to get you into the racing spirit, including fashion parades on deck and lessons on making your fascinator. Not to mention spa treatments and shopping in the onboard boutiques for great discounts on accessories! You'll arrive in Melbourne for two full days of the racing extravaganza. Tickets and transfers to the famous Flemington Racecourse are included in your cruise, so all you need to worry about is which horse to back!
Need to know: Pacific Dawn departs Brisbane on 31 October for seven nights.
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