plenty of reasons to consider a cruise for your next summer holiday; you get to
visit many destinations in one trip, and you also only have to unpack once. And
for cruise fans living in or near Sydney, there are plenty of exciting ships
and alluring itineraries to consider. Here are five of the best for the summer
New Zealand on ms Noordam
mid-sized Holland America ship will return to Australia in 2017 for a number of
cruises including this 14-night round trip from Sydney. Kick off the new year
with an exploration of New Zealand’s best, with highlights including the
dramatic Bay of Islands, Art Deco Napier, Wellington and scenic cruising of
Fiordland National Park, with two sea days at the beginning and end to kick
back and enjoy ms Noordam’s
ms Noordam departs Sydney on January
Singapore on Ovation of the Seas
being the first new build to debut Down Under in her maiden season, the arrival
of Ovation of the Seas is highly
anticipated for other reasons. On this ship you can skydive, ride the North Star
viewing capsule, go rollerskating and enjoy the flexibility of dynamic dining. Ovation of the Seas will spend six weeks
here, wrapping up her inaugural season with a 14-night repositioning cruise. It
has 10 relaxing sea days for onboard fun, and calls at Brisbane, Darwin and Malaysia’s
Ovation of the Seas departs Sydney on
January 23, 2017.
South Pacific and Fiji on Carnival Legend
you’re in need of a cruise holiday with sun and plenty of beaches, this
12-night voyage on Carnival Legend
ticks all the boxes. A round trip from Sydney, ports of call include Noumea,
Fiji’s Port Denarau and Suva, Mystery Island and the idyllic Isle of Pines.
It’s also an itinerary with plenty of sea days in between, including two to
kick off the cruise, two on the way back to Sydney and two in between island
know: Carnival Legend departs
Sydney on January 17, 2017.
on Queen Mary 2
a seven-night cruise on the most famous of Cunard Queens, when Queen Mary 2 ventures Down Under for her
annual visit. This unusual itinerary packs much into a week, including three
sea days, two ports of call in Tasmania including historic Port Arthur, and a
Tasman Peninsula sail-by. There’s also a return to Sydney for a full day before
her arrival in Brisbane, allowing you to play tourist in your home city!
Queen Mary 2 departs Sydney on
February 25, 2017.
on Pacific Jewel
for lovers of the great outdoors, Pacific Jewel heads north to Queensland on this seven-night cruise. A round trip
from Sydney, the ship will spend a day at sea before stopping at Mooloolaba on
the Sunshine Coast and Gladstone in the southern Great Barrier Reef. En route
back to Sydney, there’s a second sea day before enjoying a long stay at the
activity-packed Moreton Island, followed by a final sea day ahead of arriving
know: Pacific Jewel departs
Sydney on February 20, 2017.