Cruises from England to Australia

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Cruises from England to Australia are not easy to find, no doubt because these are very long vacations. Southampton is the departure port for long-haul cruises which are available one-way or as part of world cruise packages.

More common Australian cruises from the United Kingdom involve flying to Australia and boarding the cruise ship in Australia for an eight-day or 14-day cruise.

P & O Cruises

P & O Cruises offer a small variety of cruises to Australia or world cruises which stop in Australia, deaprting in January.The shortest cruise is a 38-night cruise from Southampton to Sydney, calling at ten ports in ten different countries. This one-way cruise travels via the Panama Canal and ports of call include Portugal, Barbados, the Dutch Antilles, Honolulu and Auckland. Accommodation is available in a range of rooms from inside staterooms to suites and passengers benefit from an allowance to spend on board ship.

A P & O world cruise will last 82 nights, following the above route to Australia and then continuing to Asia and Africa and returning to England via the Suez Canal and Europe.

Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer a 108-night round the world cruise which departs from Southampton and calls at ports in Australia and New Zealand. Accommodation on this cruise is available in a range of cabins, balcony cabins or suites. Facilities on the ship include spas, pools, fitness centre and a number of restaurants. A one-way cruise to Sydney, Australia will take 50 nights and involves 16 ports including the Caribbean and Colombia. The cruise visits Tahiti and Rarotonga and makes three stops in New Zealand before reaching Sydney.

Fly Cruise

If you do not have the time for a long sea journey to Australia, you could try a fly-cruise vacation. Princess Cruises offer a variety of cruises and cruise-tours of Australia and New Zealand, calling at some of the most spectacular locations around the coastline. Holland America Line and Silversea Cruises also offer cruises in the Australasia area.