Thinking about dipping your toes into cruising? Or maybe you only have a few days to spare for your holiday? The great new is there are lots of amazing short cruises from Sydney in 2015. Here are seven tantalising cruises to tempt you
Hunter Valley Food & Wine Themed Cruise, P&O Cruise
Foodies and wine lovers, this is the short cruise for you. P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn sails for three nights on a Hunter Valley Food and Wine themed cruise. You’ll be absorbed in tastings, wine appreciation classes, and lectures given by Bruce Tyrell of Tyrell’s Winery and Duane Roy of Glandore Estate. And when you’ve exhausted the wine tasting, cheese tasting, coffee appreciation classes and more – you can savour an unforgettable six-course degustation dinner prepared by chef Andrew Clarke of Rock Restaurant. Mouthwatering goodness guaranteed!
Cruise Sampler, P&O Cruises
Whether you want to get away for a quick break or are desperate to find out what happens on a cruise, P&O’s Cruise Sampler is the answer. Join the mini cruise adventure aboard Pacific Pearl, Pacific Jewel or Pacific Eden. Then, choose whether it becomes a cruise of sheer indulgence or action-packed with high adrenaline activities. Either way, be sure to save one evening to dine at the exclusive Salt grill by Luke Mangan, the only Australian celebrity chef restaurant at sea.
Tasmanian Cruise, Princess Cruises
Explore the cultural gems of Hobart and Port Arthur on a 6-night sailing aboard Dawn Princess. You’ll have ample time to discover Hobart’s maze of art galleries, restaurants, cafes and shops in the stunning harbour. Spend hours exploring the famously eclectic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). And delve into the fascinating heritage of the infamous penal colony at Port Arthur.
Moreton Island Cruise Festival, P&O Cruises
When the anchor drops in the waters of Moreton Island, you won’t believe your luck! Your cruise ship will arrive to join the Moreton Island P&O Cruise Festival. This unforgettable 4-night experience includes live music, roving entertainers, dancers and food stalls. And you can extend the adventure with the most sought-after shore tours, from sand tobogganing and quad biking to snorkeling and hand-feeding dolphins.
Mooloolaba, P&O Cruises
Enjoy 4 nights aboard Pacific Pearl as she sails to the heart of the Sunshine Coast. You’ll step ashore at the Underwater World Sea Life Aquarium jetty, where you can jump straight into the action and swim with sharks. Alternatively, why not get face-to-face with humpback whales at Sunreef? Or pack your khakis and head to the world-famous Australia Zoo. Crikey!
South Pacific Islands, P&O Cruises
If you’ve got a little longer to play, join Pacific Pearl for a 7-night South Pacific cruise. As you glide through glistening waters, indulge in the huge variety of onboard entertainment, excellent cuisine and top-class shows. Awaiting you at the Isle of Pines are pristine white beaches and stunning scenery. While New Caledonia’s capital, Noumea, serves up French delights with an exotic twist. Ooh la la!
Melbourne Cup Cruises, Various Cruise Lines
Join a Melbourne Cup cruise and arrive in style at the race that stops the nation! With so many ships cruising from Sydney for the Melbourne Cup, there couldn’t be a better way to be part of the fun! If you have the staying power, Carnival Cruises’ Carnival Spirit offers an 8-night Melbourne Cup spectacular, while P&O’s Pacific Jewel offers a 6-night cruise from Sydney.
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