Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

Epic landscapes, colorful cultures and laid-back charm – experience it all with the #1 cruise line in Australia – Princess. We’ll take you to its golden beaches, rugged outback, world-class cities and beyond. And on board, we’ll delight you with local food and entertainment as you set course for wonderful new discoveries.


Australia Cruises

Your choice of Australian ports is as grand as the continent itself. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the Sydney Opera House. Trek through one of the world’s last temperate rainforests in Tasmania, sample award-winning wine in Margaret River and snorkel in the crystalline waters of the Great Barrier Reef or ride camelback on a beach in Broome.

New Zealand Cruises

Marvel at the spectacular scenery of Fiordland National Park, voted one of the 7 Cruise World Wonders by Condé Nast Traveler. Immerse yourself in Māori culture, see glowworms twinkle in underground caves outside Auckland, stroll the famed Art Deco city of Napier, and peek into moviemaking magic with The Lord of the Rings tour in Wellington.


Why cruise to Australia and New Zealand?

Epic landscapes, colorful cultures and laid-back charm – experience it all with the #1 cruise line in Australia – Princess. We’ll take you to its golden beaches, rugged outback, world-class cities and beyond. And on board, we’ll delight you with local food and entertainment as you set course for wonderful new discoveries.

Cruise Tours

Ultimate Australia

Our most extensive Land & Sea Vacation guides you through the highlights of Sydney, radiant Uluru in the heart of the outback, scenic Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife), Darwin, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia Outback Adventure

Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: soak in the brilliant underwater colours of the Great Barrier Reef, and then watch the setting sun transform the sky as Uluru glows red from afar.

Papua New Guinea and Reef

Travel to remote and unspoiled locations while visiting local villages and witnessing fascinating cultural traditions. Guests stay in comfortable lodges in the Wewak and Sepik River regions of Papua New Guinea. Complete this extensive and highly active land tour with the Great Barrier Reef prior to the start of your voyage.


Brisbane, Australia

The gateway to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Brisbane is also a living museum dedicated to keeping its heritage alive with an abundance of 19th century buildings.


Once considered the "country cousin" among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation’s third-largest metropolis - and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland’s dazzling beaches.

The beaches south of Brisbane form Queensland’s Gold Coast. Travel tip: Brisbane is pronounced "Bris-bin."

  • Gold Coast

    With 26 miles of beaches, resort hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, a casino, luxury homes and golf courses, the Gold Coast serves as both Australia’s vacation and retirement capitals.

  • Australia Zoo

    Founded by the late Steve Irwin, TV’s "Crocodile Hunter," this 70-acre zoo is home to exotic wildlife, such as fresh and salt-water crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos and giant pythons.

  • Mt. Tamborine

    Lying inland from the famous Gold Coast, this volcanic plateau is a fertile landscape of national parklands, rainforests, and groves of macadamia nut, kiwi fruit and avocado.

  • XXXX Brewery & Alehouse

    More than just a brewery tour, this famed Irish alehouse is home to the iconic "XXXX" brand beer. A visit provides insight into over a century’s old legacy and its place in Queensland history.

  • Surfers Paradise

    This beach was voted one of the best beaches in the world, with wide golden sands and excellent surf. It is located on Queensland’s famous Gold Coast of luxury resorts and designer shops.

  • SkyPoint

    Rising 230 meters into the sky with 360-degree views, the Skypoint viewing deck is a spectacular vantage point on the world’s tallest residential tower, and boasts the highest point on all of the Gold Coast.

  • Montville

    Settled in 1887, this village is often described as the "Creative Heart of the Sunshine Coast," home to art galleries, artisans, crafters’ workshops and restored Victorian cottages.

  • Brisbane River

    A popular cruise tour venue, this river runs through Brisbane and is the longest in southeast Queensland. It was na

Perth (Fremantle), Australia

Western Australia’s capital is a cosmopolitan mix of high rises and colonial buildings, beautiful beaches and verdant parkland, as well as the mystical yellow quartz sand of the Pinnacles Desert.


Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle - founded in 1829 - is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the Swan River some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle, Perth is a bustling city where soaring high-rises co-exist with elegant sandstone buildings from the colonial era. Life here moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, from excellent shopping to a leisurely cruise on the Swan River.

Perth’s explosive growth in recent decades has engulfed the old historic port of Fremantle - some 70 percent of Western Australia’s population live in and around Perth.

  • Swan River Cruise

    This riverboat cruise from Perth to Fremantle offers views of a restored brewery, the Royal Perth Yacht Club, magnificent homes on Millionaire’s Row and Fremantle’s busy inner harbor.

  • King’s Park & Cottesloe Beach

    Venture from Perth’s premier park, home to hundreds of species of native plants and birds, to Perth’s most popular beach, featuring glistening turquoise waters and lush white sands.

  • Pinnacles

    Millions of years of interaction between the elements have transformed the ancient sea floor of Nambung National Park into a forest of spires and mystical forms (pinnacles) dotting desert sands.

  • Yanchep National Park & Aboriginal Interaction Centre

    Famous for its late-blooming wildflowers, this popular bush reserve features beautiful walking trails, an abundance of native flora and fauna, stunning caves and an aboriginal cultural exhibit.

  • AQWA

    Dedicated to the marine environments of Western Australia, this magnificent walk-through aquarium features live coral reefs, kelp beds and over 400 species of marine animals including sharks and tropical fish.

  • Rottnest Island

    Named in 1696 by a Dutch mariner who thought the island’s small marsupials resembled rats, this "rat’s nest" island features magnificent bays and beaches and unique flora and wildlife.

  • Western Australian Maritime Museum

    Australia’s long and colorful maritime history is showcased in this museum which features internationally acclaimed exhibits filled with relics and artifacts salvaged from the coast’s many shipwrecks.

  • Fremantle Prison

    Built in 1855 to house imperial and colonial prisoners, enemy aliens, prisoners of war and maximum-security detainees, this prison’s history includes hangings, floggings, and dramatic convict escapes.

Auckland, New Zealand

From the ancient underground labyrinth known as the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to the helicopter rides over the city, Auckland is a city of breathtaking extremes.


Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand’s former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand’s fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland.

Auckland served as New Zealand’s capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.

  • Auckland Museums

    A trio of exceptional museums displays the unique natural culture of the area. The Maritime Museum focuses on nautical treasures, the War Memorial on native origins and the Art Gallery on visual mediums.

  • Auckland Harbour and Bridge

    An Auckland icon, the Harbor Bridge stretches over the sparkling Waitemata Harbor, dotted with colorful yachts. Unparalleled city views of the city, Rangitoto Island, Devonport and the Waitakere Ranges can be seen from its heights.

  • Waiheke Island

    A charming blend of farmland, beaches, forest and vineyards, Waiheke Island, a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland, is a picturesque area for sightseeing, winery tours, and a host of outdoor activities.

  • Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

    A world-class aquarium created by renowned New Zealand oceanographer Kelly Tarlton, this underwater adventure land includes thrilling interactive displays and viewing stations offering a unique perspective on New Zealand Pacific oceanic history.

  • Devonport

    A charming seaside village just minutes from Auckland, Devonport is nestled on the North Shore. Pristine beaches, colonial architecture and a wonderful array of specialty shops make this historic maritime village a delightful destination.

  • Sky Tower

    The tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and the Southern hemisphere, take a transparent elevator to a glass-floored observation deck, towering 1,072 feet in the air. Panoramic views and a 360-degree revolving restaurant greet you at the top.

  • Waitomo Grotto

    Sail quietly through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto an underground cave of historical and geological significance. Tiny phosphorescent glowworms light the way through the ornate limestone caverns.

  • Countryside/Wineries

    Travel through the picturesque countryside on an excursion to New Zealand’s premier wineries, acclaimed for their Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noir. Guided vineyard tours and tastings are available.

Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are just two of the welcoming sights greeting you as you approach Australia’s oldest and largest city. Once you’re in town, visit the golden sands of Bondi Beach, travel to the Blue Mountains, or explore the historic Rocks district.


As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney - hailed by many seafarers as "the most beautiful harbor in the world." Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney - from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.

Australia’s oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.

  • Sydney Opera House

    This masterpiece of late modern architecture is a symbol of both Sydney and Australia. It has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts center and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Spanning Sydney Harbour from the central business district to the North Shore, this icon, nicknamed the "coat hanger" by locals, is the world’s widest long-span bridge and tallest steel-arch bridge.

  • The Blue Mountains

    The sandstone cliffs of this region were once believed impassable. Today this major gateway to Western New South Wales boasts ancient ravines, lush forests and stunning waterfalls.

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park

    Enjoy face-to-face encounters with one of the country’s largest private collections of native Australian animals in a natural bush setting, easily accessible and within metropolitan Sydney.

  • Bondi Beach

    This beach is one of Australia’s most popular for residents and tourists. At a little over a half-mile long, this stretch of sand plays host to numerous festivals and events each year.

  • MacQuairies Chair

    Also known as Lady Macquarie’s Chair, this famous attraction was carved from a rock ledge for Governor Macquarie’s wife, Elizabeth and offers excellent views of Sydney Harbour.

  • The Rocks

    Sandstone cliffs give the area its name. Site of the first penal settlement, the district is rich in colonial history and is home to 5 star hotels, restaurants, pubs, shops, galleries and museums.

  • Echo Point

    Discover the "Grand Canyon" of giant rock formations, geological history, deep, tree-studded valleys and cascading waterfalls. View the world famous rock formation, The Three Sisters, and panoramic views of the Jamieson Valley, Mount Solitary and the Ruined Castle.

Melbourne, Australia

Stroll through Queen Victoria Market, a Melbourne institution since 1878, and pick up gourmet goods. For cutting-edge culture, food and shopping, Federation Square offers a city block full of galleries, restaurants and stores.


Victoria may be Australia’s smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city’s governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.

Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne’s growth to prominence and prosperity.

Travel Tip: Melbourne is pronounced "mell-burn."

  • Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

    Explore the fertile Valley, known to be a world-class wine region like those in France and Italy and/or visit a lush haven of the Dandenong Ranges’ secret fern glades, towering forests and eclectic villages.

  • Royal Botanic Garden

    The vast Royal Botanic Gardens are considered to be among the finest in the world. Located on the southern banks of the Yarra River just 5 minutes from the bustling city.

  • Ballarat: Sovereign Hill

    Step back in time and experience Australia’s exciting gold rush days. Pan for gold and explore this award-winning, interactive outdoor museum that recreates the hustle and bustle of 1850s life.

  • Federation Square

    Also known as "Fed Square," this world-class, cutting-edge cultural and entertainment destination takes up an entire city block! Explore the art galleries, museum, restaurants, bars, shops and more.

  • Healesville Sanctuary

    Experience a distinctly Australian wildlife experience. Get close to over 200 species of native wildlife, including platypus, koalas, emus, Tasmanian devils, lyrebirds and wombats in a bush setting.

  • Mornington Peninsula

    While it’s close to the city, it seems a world away. Reminiscent of the Mediterranean, it offers vineyards and olive groves, historic country house retreats, seaside villages and intimate hotels.

  • Puffing Billy Train

    This century-old train is one of the most popular steam heritage railways in the world. It still runs on its original mountain track in the scenic Dandenong Ranges, just as it did in the early 1900s.

  • Queen Victoria Market

    Opened in 1878, this huge open-air market is a Melbourne institution. You’ll find a wide array of goods amongst the "sheds," from fresh produce and meats, to clothes, housewares, and souvenirs.