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Thursday Island, Australia Luxury Cruises

The northern most town in Australia, Thursday Island has a population of just over 2,000, but by no means does this mean it's devoid of thrills. If anything, the lack of frantic tourist crowds and quiet friendliness of its locals make it an incredible place from which to embark on a life-changing exploration of the Australian coastline.

Once a major hub for pearling, today this magnificent island exists as a fertile and prosperous remnant of Australia's colonial past, with a rich culture and cosmopolitan population standing as testaments to its illustrious history.

Only 1.5 miles across, just a stroll across this island can reveal a wealth of natural wonders. With awe-inspiring pure white cloud formations, crystal clear aquamarine waves lapping along the shore, and golden beaches are all part of this island's enduring mystique. Thursday Island may not be grand in size, but it is certainly a magnificent monument to the natural beauty that typifies the Australian coast.

Sightseeing on Thursday Island

Gab Titui Cultural Centre

The exterior of this building is more than likely to catch your eye before you even set foot out of the harbour. Its pointed modern architecture provides a futuristic contrast to the rustic buildings in the centre of town, yet the concern of its unique interior is wholly the past. Exhibits detailing the lives and traditions of indigenous tribes, the unusual geography of the Torres Strait, and the role of the sea in Australian culture are all covered within its spacious galleries.

Green Fort Hill

This historical site is a fantastic example of the island's past which has long been a magnet for tourists. A gunnery position which overlooks the bay of the town, the regimental guns have stood there for decades, having guarded the island during every major world conflict of the 20th century. Just 10 minutes from the centre of the town, this intriguing landmark is also a perfect place from which to gain a panoramic view of the Thursday Island coastline, with all its grassy inlets, golden sands, and listless trees.

Sea and Pearl Museum

A site dedicated to the pearl industry which once defined the island, this museum is a testament to the importance of the Torres Strait to Queensland culture. Exhibits cover everything from whaling, to the colonial trade which once made the island a flourishing centre of commerce centuries ago. Exhibits include whaling harpoons used by native islanders, as well as antique ship anchors.

Shopping on Thursday Island

Although there are not commercial stores per se upon Thursday Island, there is still a thriving community of local craftsmen and artists who often sell their wares from the stoops of houses and market squares.

Eating Out on Thursday Island

The Federal Hotel is a great place to enjoy a divine lunchtime menu, or even just a drink at sunset. The imperial exterior of this fantastic restaurant may look austere, but the atmosphere of its eatery certainly isn't, with local fruits and vegetables flavouring the meals, and a festive atmosphere dominating proceedings.

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1 Ultimate World Cruise
31 August 2019 - 244 nights

London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) | Dublin, Ireland | Liverpool, England | Holyhead | Belfast | Ullapool, Scotland | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Edinburgh | Invergordon, Scotland | Lerwick, Shetlands | Bergen | Bergen | Bergen | Lerwick, Shetlands | Torshavn, Faeroes | Reykjavik | Nanortalik, Greenland | Qaqortoq, Greenland | L'anse Aux Meadow | Saguenay | Québec | Montréal, Québec | Montréal, Québec | Québec | Saguenay | Gaspe, Canada | Halifax | Boston | Boston | New York | New York | New York | Hamilton, Bermuda | Hamilton, Bermuda | St John S, Antigua | Roseau | Basseterre | Philipsburg, St Maarten | Tortola | Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas | San Juan | San Juan | San Juan | Bridgetown | Iles Du Salut, French Guiana | Santarem | Parintins | Manaus, Brazil | Manaus, Brazil | Recife | Salvador De Bahia | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Montevideo | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Montevideo | Puerto Madryn | Stanley, Falkland Islands | Stanley, Falkland Islands | Ushuaia | Punta Arenas, Chile | Puerto Chacabuco | Puerto Montt | Valparaiso, Chile | Valparaiso, Chile | Valparaiso, Chile | La Serena | Iquique | Arequipa | Pisco | 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 French Polynesia | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Tongatapu, Tonga | Suva | Bay Of Islands | Auckland | Auckland | Rotorua, New Zealand | Napier | Wellington, New Zealand | Christchurch, NZ | Dunedin, New Zealand | Hobart | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Komodo | Bali, Indonesia | Semerang | Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei | Kota Kinabalu, Borneo | Manila | Xiamen | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Haikou, China | Ho Chi Minh City | Manila | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Koh Samui, Thailand | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Georgetown, Penang | Colombo | Colombo | Kochi (Cochin) | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai, India | Muscat | Aqaba, Jordan | Luxor (Safaga) | Alexandria, Egypt | Valletta | Tunis (La Goulette) | Cagliari | Algiers | Murcia, Spain | Granada (Malaga) | Porto | Dover | London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) more

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2 South Pacific Sojourn - Bangkok to Sydney
29 November 2019 - 28 nights

Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Kuala Lumpur | Singapore, Singapore | Jakarta | Jakarta | Semerang | Subaraya, Java | Bali, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Lombok | Komodo | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Thursday Island | Cairns, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Whitsunday | Brisbane, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£10280pp
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3 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Bali to Sydney
11 December 2019 - 16 nights

Bali, Indonesia | Lombok | Komodo | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Thursday Island | Cairns, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Whitsunday | Brisbane, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5690pp
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4 Viking World Wonders
04 January 2020 - 118 nights

Los Angeles | Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia | Tahiti, French Polynesia | Tahiti, French Polynesia | Bora, Bora French Polynesia | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Tongatapu, Tonga | Suva | Bay Of Islands | Auckland | Auckland | Rotorua, New Zealand | Napier | Wellington, New Zealand | Christchurch, NZ | Dunedin, New Zealand | Hobart | Melbourne, Australia | Cruise The Gippsland Coast | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Komodo | Bali, Indonesia | Semerang | Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei | Kota Kinabalu, Borneo | Manila | Manila | Xiamen | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Haikou, China | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Koh Samui, Thailand | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Georgetown, Penang | Colombo | Colombo | Kochi (Cochin) | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai, India | Muscat | Aqaba, Jordan | Luxor (Safaga) | Alexandria, Egypt | Valletta | Tunis (La Goulette) | Cagliari | Algiers | Murcia, Spain | Granada (Malaga) | Porto | Dover | London (Greenwich) | London (Harwich), England more

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5 Grand Pacific Explorer - Auckland to Vancouver
06 March 2020 - 92 nights

Auckland | Auckland | Rotorua, New Zealand | Napier | Wellington, New Zealand | Christchurch, NZ | Dunedin, New Zealand | Hobart | Melbourne, Australia | Cruise The Gippsland Coast | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Townsville, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo | Lombok | Bali, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Subaraya, Java | Semerang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang | Ha Long Bay | Haikou, China | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Keelung, Taipei | Kagoshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Sapporo | Sapporo | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Valdez, United States | Icy Strait Point | Sitka | Ketchikan | Ketchikan | Vancouver, WA | Vancouver, WA more

Fly Cruise£36040pp
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6 South Pacific Sojourn - Sydney to Bangkok
20 March 2020 - 28 nights

Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Townsville, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo | Lombok | Bali, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Subaraya, Java | Semerang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand more

Fly Cruise£10880pp
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7 Australia, Asia & Alaska - Sydney to Vancouver
20 March 2020 - 78 nights

Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Townsville, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo | Lombok | Bali, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Subaraya, Java | Semerang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang | Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay | Haikou, China | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Keelung, Taipei | Kagoshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Tsugaru Strait | Sapporo | Sapporo | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Valdez, United States | Yakutat Bay | Icy Strait Point | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver, WA more

Fly Cruise£26950pp
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8 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Sydney to Bali
20 March 2020 - 16 nights

Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Townsville, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo | Lombok | Bali, Indonesia more

Fly Cruise£6440pp
Cruise Only£6090pp
10 Bali to Cairns
15 October 2020 - 16 nights

Bali, Indonesia | Sumbawa | Komodo | Larantuka | Kalabahi (Takpala), Indonesia | Lucipara | Banda Neira | Raja Ampat | Raja Ampat | Raja Ampat | West Papua | West Papua | Thursday Island | Great Barrier Reef | Lizard Island | Cairns, Australia more

Fly Cruise£14299pp
Cruise Only£12659pp
11 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Bali to Sydney
26 October 2020 - 16 nights

Bali, Indonesia | Lombok | Komodo | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Thursday Island | Cairns, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Whitsunday | Brisbane, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£6490pp
Cruise Only£5790pp
12 Miami To Barcelona
05 January 2021 - 117 nights

Miami | St John S, Antigua | Castries | Saint George | Kralendijk | Aruba | Manta | Guayaquil | Salaverry | Lima | Lima | Pisco | Hanga Roa, Easter Island | Hanga Roa, Easter Island | Papeete, Tahiti | Bora, Bora French Polynesia | Pago Pago | Bay Of Islands | Auckland | Auckland | Tauranga | Napier | Wellington, New Zealand | Akaroa | Dunedin, New Zealand | Burnie,Tasmania | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Airlie Beach, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Benoa | Benoa | Surabaya, Java, Indonesia | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Phuket, Thailand | Colombo | Kochi (Cochin) | Mangalore | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai, India | Mumbai, India | Muscat | Fujairah | Dubai | Dubai | Salalah | Aqaba, Jordan | Luxor (Safaga) | Luxor (Safaga) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Limassol, Cyprus | Rhodes | Patmos | Mytilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Bozcaada | Kusadasi (Ephesus) | Santorini | Amalfi/Positano | Civitavecchia | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Marseille | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£45899pp
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13 Grand Pacific Explorer - Auckland to Vancouver
17 February 2021 - 92 nights

Auckland | Auckland | Rotorua, New Zealand | Napier | Wellington, New Zealand | Christchurch, NZ | Dunedin, New Zealand | Hobart | Melbourne, Australia | Cruise The Gippsland Coast | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Townsville, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo | Lombok | Bali, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Subaraya, Java | Semerang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang | Ha Long Bay | Haikou, China | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Keelung, Taipei | Kagoshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Sapporo | Sapporo | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Valdez, United States | Icy Strait Point | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver, WA more

Fly Cruise£37690pp
Cruise Only£36490pp
14 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Sydney to Bali
03 March 2021 - 16 nights

Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Townsville, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Thursday Island | Darwin, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo | Lombok | Bali, Indonesia more

Fly Cruise£6490pp
Cruise Only£6290pp
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