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Cairns, Australia Luxury Cruises

Brimming with vast areas of rainforest and home to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, it’s no wonder Cairns is the fourth most popular tourist destination in Australia. But there’s so much more to see and do in this vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis without venturing beyond its boundaries. Originally home to the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the area was discovered and colonised by Captain James Cook for the British. Its early mix of settlers has led to the city becoming a vibrant melting pot of European influence, much of which is still visible today. Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie or prefer more relaxed pastimes, you won’t be bored on a stopover in Cairns port.

Sightseeing in Cairns

Considering its location touches the northern reaches of Queensland, Cairns is surrounded by thick tropical vegetation and rainforests. The Cairns beaches are world renowned for their pristine sands and crystal clear waters, leading out to the Great Barrier Reef which is a mecca for divers and nature enthusiasts alike. Even the cruise passenger terminal is an attraction itself, making use of its large open spaces for a variety of events and exhibitions.

Here are some of the attractions and activities that you really shouldn’t miss out on when you reach Cairns:

Great Barrier Reef

Tjapukai Cultural Park

Land lovers and history enthusiasts will enjoy Tjapukai Cultural Park, where native far North Queenslanders teach visitors about the history of the area using guides, actors and holograms in an extensive lush tropical park. It also boasts a museum which is home to artefacts, some of which are over 40,000 years old, which record the story of the region. Tourists can try their hand at boomerang throwing as well as tasting some local delicacies.

Horseback Riding

Cairns is surrounded by rainforest, and one of the best ways to see this impressive habitat is on horseback. Catering to tourists over 4 years old, riders can experience the diverse ecosystem as well as enjoy a wide variety of trails on offer. You can try a traditional meal cooked on an open fire for an authentic experience.

Shopping in Cairns

Cairns is a cosmopolitan city that provides tourists with a range of typical department-style stores and boutiques selling fashionable wares and high end products. Duty free goods are available upon presentation of your passport and visa at the port. To experience something more authentic and unique to the area, head to one of the open air markets which are frequented by locals and visitors alike. Rusty’s Market is located in the centre of the city, and you can pick up some locally produced products which make perfect souvenirs, as well as locally grown foods to try. The Port Douglas Markets see a wide range of goods brought from all over North Queensland, including an eclectic mix from food to handcrafted jewellery at reasonable prices.

Eating out in Cairns

Being such a unique location, Cairns has dining experiences to match its diverse nature. A perfect choice for diners to truly feel at one with the tropical surroundings, is a meal a Flames of the Forest. This intimate dining venue is set within the rainforest and offers a 6 course tropical tasting menu served beneath a black silk canopy with crystal chandeliers providing mood lighting. While it’s not located next to the port, coach transfers are available making it more convenient for tourists.

For something local, head to the Tamarind Restaurant located at the Pullman Reef Hotel which serves contemporary Australian fare. The menu is made up of locally sourced produce, keeping dishes fresh and simple with a twist of Asian influence. The wine list is dominated by Australian offerings, as you would expect, but the beers and spirits have a more international vibe.

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1 The Great Barrier Reef & Beyond
08 April 2019 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | New Castle (Australia) | Hamilton Island | Hamilton Island | Cairns | Cairns | Port Douglas | Cooktown | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£4899pp
Cruise Only£3479pp
2 Sydney to Cairns
08 April 2019 - 6 nights

Sydney, Australia | New Castle (Australia) | Hamilton Island | Hamilton Island | Cairns

Fly Cruise£2499pp
Cruise Only£1139pp
3 The Great Barrier Reef & Beyond Getaway
14 April 2019 - 12 nights

Cairns | Cairns | Port Douglas | Cooktown | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£3599pp
Cruise Only£2369pp
4 Ultimate World Cruise
31 August 2019 - 244 nights

London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) | Dublin | Liverpool | Holyhead | Belfast | Ullapool | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Edinburgh | Invergordon, Scotland | Lerwick | Bergen | Bergen | Bergen | Lerwick | Torshavn, Faroe Islands | Reykjavik | Nanortalik | Qaqortoq | L'anse Aux Meadow | Saguenay, Canada | Quebec City, Quebec | Montréal, Québec | Montréal, Québec | Quebec City, Quebec | Saguenay, Canada | Gaspe, Quebec | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Boston, Massachusetts | Boston, Massachusetts | New York | New York | New York | Hamilton | Hamilton | Antigua | Roseau | Basseterre | Philipsburg, St Maarten | Tortola | Charlotte Amalie | San Juan | San Juan | San Juan | Bridgetown, Barbados | Iles Du Salut, French Guiana | Santarem, Brazil | Parintins, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Recife | Salvador De Bahia | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Montevideo | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Puerto Madryn | Stanley | Stanley | Ushuaia | Punta Arenas, Chile | Puerto Chacabuco | Puerto Montt | Valparaiso | Valparaiso | Valparaiso | La Serena | Iquique | Arequipa | Pisco, San Martin, Peru | Lima | Quito (Manta) | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Puerto Quetzal | Cabo San Lucas | San Diego | Los Angeles | Los Angeles | Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia | Tahiti, French Polynesia | Tahiti, French Polynesia | Bora Bora | Rarotonga | Tongatapu, Tonga | Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Rotorua, New Zealand | Napier | Wellington | Christchurch | Dunedin | Hobart | Melbourne | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Semarang (Borobudur) | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Xiamen | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Haikou, China | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Manila | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Koh Samui, Thailand | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | George Town (Penang) | Colombo | Colombo | Cochin | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Muscat, Oman | Aqaba | Luxor (Safaga) | Alexandria, Egypt | Valletta, Malta | Tunis (La Goulette) | Cagliari | Algiers | Murcia, Spain | Granada (Malaga) | Strait Of Gibraltar | Porto | Dover (London), England | London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) more

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5 Great Barrier Reef
15 October 2019 - 12 nights

Sydney, Australia | New Castle (Australia) | Airlie Beach | Cairns | Cairns | Port Douglas | Willis Island | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5599pp
Cruise Only£4299pp
6 Singapore to Sydney
18 November 2019 - 18 nights

Singapore | Semarang (Borobudur) | Benoa | Darwin | Cairns | Cairns | Townsville | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Exclusive to six star cruises
Fly Cruise£5299pp
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7 South Pacific Sojourn - Bangkok to Sydney
29 November 2019 - 28 nights

Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Kuala Lumpur | Singapore, Singapore | Jakarta | Jakarta | Semarang (Borobudur) | Subaraya, Java | Bali | Bali | Gili Sudak - Lombok, Indonesia | Komodo Island | Darwin | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Townsville | Whitsunday | Brisbane | New Castle (Australia) | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£10280pp
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8 Enchanting Holidays
06 December 2019 - 31 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday | Cairns | Alotau | Port Moresby | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali | Exmouth | Geraldton, Australia | Fremantle | Albany, Australia | Adelaide, Australia | Adelaide, Australia | Melbourne | Burnie | Phillip Island (Rhyll) | Sydney, Australia more

Exclusive to six star cruises
Fly Cruise£7639pp
Cruise Only£6239pp
9 Sydney to Bali
06 December 2019 - 15 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday | Cairns | Alotau | Port Moresby | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali more

Fly Cruise£3599pp
Cruise Only£2629pp
10 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Bali to Sydney
11 December 2019 - 16 nights

Bali | Gili Sudak - Lombok, Indonesia | Komodo Island | Darwin | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Townsville | Whitsunday | Brisbane | New Castle (Australia) | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5690pp
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11 Singapore to Sydney
20 December 2019 - 18 nights

Singapore | Jakarta - Bali, Indonesia | Semarang (Borobudur) | Bali | Bali | Komodo Island | Darwin | Cooktown | Cairns | Airlie Beach, Australia | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia more

Exclusive to six star cruises
Fly Cruise£10299pp
Cruise Only£8899pp
12 Miami To San Francisco
04 January 2020 - 146 nights

Miami, Florida | Key West | Cartagena, Colombia | Aruba | Kralendijk | Saline Bay, Mayreau, St. Vincent And The Grenadine | Bridgetown, Barbados | Bridgetown, Barbados | Mindelo, Cape Verde | Dakar | Dakar | Banjul, The Gambia | Abidjan, Ivory Coast | Takoradi, Ghana | Luanda, Angola | Walvis Bay | Walvis Bay | Luderitz | Cape Town | Cape Town | Durban | Richard's Bay | Ilha De Mocambique | Andoany (Hell-Ville), Nosy-Be, Madagascar | Zanzibar, Tanzania | Mombasa, Kenya | Mombasa, Kenya | Mombasa, Kenya | Victoria, Seychelles | Praslin, Seychelles | Maldives (Male), Maldives | Colombo | Hambantota, Sri Lanka | Chennai | Chennai | Sabang, Pulau We | Phuket | Porto Malai | Penang | Port Klang | Singapore | Singapore | Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand | Ko Kood, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hundred Islands, Philippines | Manila | Puerto Princesa | Benoa | Benoa | Komodo Island | Darwin | Cairns | Cairns | Townsville | Airlie Beach | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Noumea, New Caledonia | Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia | Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands | Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands | Savusavu, Vanua Levi, Fiji | Apia, Samoa | Pago Pago, American Samoa | Fanning Island | Kona | Honolulu | Honolulu | Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii, US | San Francisco | San Francisco more

Fly Cruise£50959pp
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13 Miami to Miami
06 January 2020 - 131 nights

Miami, Florida | Georgetown (Grand Cayman) | Cartagena, Colombia | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | San Juan Del Sur | Puerto Quetzal | Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico | Cabo San Lucas | San Diego | San Francisco | San Francisco | Honolulu | Honolulu | Kahului | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Fakarava | Moorea | Papeete | Papeete | Bora Bora | Pago Pago, American Samoa | Apia, Samoa | Lautoka | Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Napier | Wellington | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Cairns | Cooktown | Darwin | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Langwaki | Phuket | Colombo | Colombo | Cochin | Mangalore | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Muscat, Oman | Fujairah | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Khasab | Salalah | Aqaba | Luxor (Safaga) | Luxor (Safaga) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Ephesus (Kusadasi) | Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Sicily,(Catania) | Sorrento | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Alicante | Malaga, Spain | Ponta Delgada, Azores | Hamilton | Hamilton | Miami, Florida more

Fly Cruise£51879pp
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14 San Francisco To San Francisco
24 January 2020 - 131 nights

San Francisco | Honolulu | Honolulu | Kahului | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Fakarava | Papeete | Moorea | Papeete | Bora Bora | Pago Pago, American Samoa | Apia, Samoa | Lautoka | Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga | Napier | Wellington | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Cairns | Cooktown | Darwin | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Langwaki | Phuket | Colombo | Colombo | Cochin | Mangalore | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Mumbai (Bombay) | Muscat, Oman | Fujairah | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Khasab | Salalah | Aqaba | Luxor (Safaga) | Luxor (Safaga) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Ephesus (Kusadasi) | Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Sicily,(Catania) | Sorrento | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Alicante | Malaga, Spain | Ponta Delgada, Azores | Hamilton | Hamilton | Miami, Florida | Cartagena, Colombia | Colon | Panama Canal | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | San Juan Del Sur | Puerto Quetzal | Acapulco | Mazatlan | Cabo San Lucas | San Diego | San Francisco more

Fly Cruise£56869pp
Cruise Only£53369pp
15 Sydney to Singapore
01 March 2020 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Cairns | Cooktown | Darwin | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Singapore | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£10129pp
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16 Australian Wilds & Beyond
03 March 2020 - 17 nights

Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Mooloolaba, Queensland | Hamilton Island | Airlie Beach | Cairns | Cairns | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£7839pp
Cruise Only£6629pp
17 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Sydney to Bali
20 March 2020 - 16 nights

Sydney, Australia | New Castle (Australia) | Brisbane | Whitsunday | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo Island | Gili Sudak - Lombok, Indonesia | Bali more

Fly Cruise£6440pp
Cruise Only£6090pp
18 Australia And New Zealand
20 March 2020 - 12 nights

Sydney, Australia | New Castle (Australia) | Cairns | Cairns | Airlie Beach | Brisbane | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£5489pp
Cruise Only£3849pp
19 Australia & Bali
24 March 2020 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | Mooloolaba, Queensland | Airlie Beach | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Bali | Bali | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£3959pp
Cruise Only£2839pp
20 Sydney to Singapore
31 March 2020 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Airlie Beach | Townsville | Cairns | Darwin | Benoa | Semarang (Borobudur) | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£5349pp
Cruise Only£5499pp
21 Lautoka To Cairns
24 April 2020 - 17 nights

Lautoka | Yasawa Islands | Pentecost Island | Ambrym Island, Vanuatu | Champagne Bay (Espirito Santo) | Vanikoro | Santaana | Njari Island | Rabaul | Rabaul | Jacqinot Bay | Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea | Tufi, Papua New Guinea | Dei Dei Hot Springs, Fergusson Island | Dobu Island | Samarai, Papua New Guinea | Cairns more

Fly Cruise£8049pp
Cruise Only£7849pp
22 Cairns to Apra
11 May 2020 - 16 nights

Cairns | Alotau | Tufi, Papua New Guinea | Dobu Island | Dei Dei Hot Springs, Fergusson Island | Kuiawa Island, Papua New Guinea | Jacqinot Bay | Jacqinot Bay | Rabaul | Rabaul | Tuam Island | Madang (Papua New Guinea) | Satawal, Yap, FSM | Lamotrek | Gaferut, Yap, Micronesia, Federated States | Apra, Guam, USA more

Fly Cruise£7789pp
Cruise Only£7589pp
23 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Bali to Sydney
26 October 2020 - 16 nights

Bali | Gili Sudak - Lombok, Indonesia | Komodo Island | Darwin | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Townsville | Whitsunday | Brisbane | New Castle (Australia) | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£6490pp
Cruise Only£6290pp
24 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Sydney to Bali
03 March 2021 - 16 nights

Sydney, Australia | New Castle (Australia) | Brisbane | Whitsunday | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo Island | Gili Sudak - Lombok, Indonesia | Bali more

Fly Cruise£6490pp
Cruise Only£6290pp
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