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Great Barrier Reef Cruise

From €3700pp including flights
Depart From
Fly from Dublin, sail from Sydney
Departure Date
22 Oct 2024 - 02 Nov 2024
Duration
11 night cruise
Destination
Australia
Price
From €3700pp including flights
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Ports of call: Sydney, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia; Cairns (Yorkey's Knob), Australia (overnight); Port Douglas, Australia;  Willis Island (Cruising), Australia; Sydney, Australia

Fly from Dublin to Sydney and stay one night before setting sail on an 11-night adventure, exploring the Great Barrier Reef from Sydney, Australia, aboard Celebrity Cruises' incredible Celebrity Edge.

This cruise offers an unforgettable journey through one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. Discover vibrant coral reefs, crystal-clear waters, and exotic marine life as you visit ports along the Queensland coast. Dive into snorkelling and diving excursions, relax on pristine beaches, or explore charming coastal towns. Explore the incredible UNESCO-designated Great Barrier Reef.

Enjoy luxurious accommodations, delectable dining options, and captivating entertainment. With endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation, this cruise promises an epic Australian getaway like no other.

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers so much—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower. You’re never far from nature in this thriving urban center. Well-known surf beaches, zoos, national parks, whale watching tours, bush tours, and the Royal Botanic Gardens—featuring over 7,500 plants—offer visitors a chance to enjoy the area’s sunshine, lush greenery, wildlife, and clear blue oceans.

On a Brisbane cruise, you'll find a thriving art scene, sandy beaches, lively nightlife, and multiple wildlife sanctuaries. Start with scenic city views from Mount Coot-tha, west of downtown. Cultural sophistication belies Brisbane's proximity to wilderness. Contemporary art galleries energize the vibrant Fortitude Valley district, including the Gallery of Modern Art, Institute of Modern Art, Philip Bacon Galleries, Jan Murphy Gallery, and Edwina Corlette Gallery.

On your cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns (Yorkey's Knob) is the perfect departure point for local excursions. The coral reef is the largest living thing on the planet—so big you can see it from space—but made of billions of tiny organisms known as polyps. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the reef supports a vast diversity of marine life, with 600 types of soft and hard corals, 1,625 types of fish, and 30 species of whales and dolphins. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park covers 133,000 square miles, including 3,000 coral reefs and 900 islands. The snorkelling and diving here are unmatched.

The once-sleepy, now-bustling seaside village of Port Douglas will be your hub to the Great Barrier Reef, home to some 1,500 species of fish, 5,000 species of mollusk and 400 species of coral for your exploration. During your Cruisetour, you'll enjoy a full day of marine adventure with opportunities to swim, snorkel, dive or view the reef from an underwater observatory.

The only humans that make their home on the tiny Willis Island—just 1,600 feet long and 490 feet wide—are meteorologists manning a weather monitoring station. From the ship’s deck you'll see thousands of seabirds such as Boobies, wedge-tailed shearwaters and sooty terns. Other highlights include a nearby coral reef and turtle nesting ground.

 

Day 1: Sydney, Australia

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Brisbane, Australia

Day 4: At Sea

Day 5: Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

Day 6: Cairns (Yorkey's Knob), Australia (overnight)

Day 7: Cairns (Yorkey's Knob), Australia

Day 8: Port Douglas, Australia

Day 9: Willis Island (Cruising), Australia - Cruising

Day 10: At Sea

Day 11: At Sea

Day 12: Sydney, Australia

Price per person is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • Return flights from Dublin
  • Checked luggage
  • Airport transfers
  • 1-night pre-cruise accommodation in Sydney
  • 11-night Great Barrier Reef cruise onboard Celebrity Edge in an interior cabin
  • Gratuities

Please ask us about:

  • Flights departing other Irish airports
  • Travel Insurance
  • Upgrade your cabin type 
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 493 5806 or 0818 300 205, email cruise@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button, or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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