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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 Australia & Bali
24 March 2020 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Mooloolaba | Airlie Beach | Cairns | Cairns | Darwin | Bali (Benoa) | Bali (Benoa) | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £3749pp
Cruise Only £2599pp
2 Queensland Coast
06 April 2020 - 23 nights

Manila | Puerto Princesa | Bali (Benoa) | Bali (Benoa) | Komodo, Indonesia | Darwin | Cairns | Cairns | Townsville | Airlie Beach | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise £8069pp
Cruise Only £7119pp
3 Bali to Cairns
15 October 2020 - 16 nights

Bali | Sumbawa | Komodo, Indonesia | Larantuka | Kalabahi (Takpala), Indonesia | Lucipara | Banda Neira | Raja Ampat | Raja Ampat | Raja Ampat | Raja Ampat | Raja Ampat | Thursday Island | Cape York | Great Barrier Reef | Lizard Island, Australia | The Ribbon Reef Region | Cairns more

Fly Cruise £16299pp
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4 Grand Australia - Roundtrip Sydney
31 October 2020 - 50 nights

Sydney, Australia | Nelson, New Zealand | Wellington | Akaroa | Dunedin | Stewart Island | Doubtful Sound | Milford Sound | Burnie | Melbourne | Adelaide, Australia | Kangaroo Isl (Penneshaw), Australia | Albany, Australia | Busselton | Fremantle | Fremantle | Geraldton, Australia | Kimberley Coast, Australia | Lembar (Lombok) | Surabaya | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Bali (Benoa) | Bali (Benoa) | Komodo, Indonesia | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Cairns | Airlie Beach | Mooloolaba | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise £18999pp
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5 Sydney to Bali(Benoa)
01 December 2020 - 16 nights

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

Fly Cruise £4099pp
Cruise Only £3039pp
6 Bali to Sydney
03 December 2020 - 17 nights

Bali (Benoa) | Komodo, Indonesia | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Cairns | Airlie Beach | Mooloolaba | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise £5199pp
Cruise Only £4359pp
7 Singapore to Sydney
20 December 2020 - 17 nights

Singapore | Semarang | Surabaya | Bali | Bali | Komodo, Indonesia | Timor Sea | Darwin | Cooktown | Cairns | Airlie Beach, Australia | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise £8119pp
Cruise Only £6999pp
8 World Cruise - Our Extraordinary Oceans
03 January 2021 - 140 nights

Miami | Key West | Belize | Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala | Trujillo | Puerto Limon | Fuerte Amador (Panama City), Panama | Manta | Manta | Callao | Callao | Easter Island, Chile | Easter Island, Chile | Pitcairn Island | Papeete, Tahiti | Papeete, Tahiti | Bora Bora | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Arutanga, Aitutaki, Cook Island | Vava U, Tonga | Nuku' Alofa, Tonga | Suva | Dravuni | Port Vila | Luganville, Vanuatu | Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands | Honiara | Alotau | Kitava | Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea | Cairns | Sydney, Australia | Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia | Melbourne | Melbourne | Adelaide, Australia | Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island | Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island | Albany, Australia | Bunbury, Australia | Fremantle | Broome | Bali (Benoa) | Bali (Benoa) | Surabaya | Semarang | Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles | Praslin, Seychelles | Mombassa, Kenya | Mombassa, Kenya | Mombassa, Kenya | Zanzibar | Durban | Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Cape Town | Cape Town | Luderitz | Walvis Bay | Walvis Bay | Banjul | Dakar | Praia, Cape Verde Islands | Mindelo, Cape Verde | Las Palmas | Arrecife | Casablanca | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise £49399pp
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9 The Finest World Tour - Florida to New York
07 January 2021 - 150 nights

Ft. Lauderdale | Key West | Belize | Belize | Roatan | San Blas Islands | Guayaquil, Ecuador | Guayaquil, Ecuador | Callao | Callao | Easter Island | Easter Island | Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands | Papeete, Tahiti | Moorea | Moorea | Bora Bora | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Auckland | Bay Of Islands | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Cairns | Darwin | Bali (Benoa) | Bali (Benoa) | Coron, Philippines | Manila | Kaohsiung | Taipei (Keelung) | Incheon | Incheon | Osaka | Osaka | Tokyo | Tokyo | Tokyo | Kagoshima | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Trincomalee, Sri Lanka | Colombo | Colombo | Cochin | Bombay/Mumbai (India) | Bombay/Mumbai (India) | Salalah | Aqaba, Jordan | Luxor (Safaga) | Ashdod | Haifa | Athens (Piraeus) | Athens (Piraeus) | Dubrovnik | Korcula | Venice | Venice | Split | Valletta | Barcelona | Barcelona | Malaga (Spain) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Funchal, Madeira | Hamilton | Hamilton | New York | New York more

Fly Cruise £48449pp
Cruise Only £48449pp
10 Odyssey of the Stars
25 January 2021 - 164 nights

Los Angeles | Nawiliwili | Honolulu | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Papeete, Tahiti | Bora Bora | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Suva | Bay Of Islands | Auckland | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaohsiung | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Okinawa | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville | Bangkok | Bangkok | Ko Samui | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur, Port Kelang, Malaysia | Penang | Phuket | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Cochin | Mangalore | Mormugao, Goa | Bombay/Mumbai (India) | Bombay/Mumbai (India) | Dubai | Dubai | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah | Aqaba, Jordan | Luxor (Safaga) | Luxor (Safaga) | Jerusalem, Israel | Jerusalem, Israel | Alanya | Rhodes | Santorini, Greece | Kusadasi | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kavala | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice | Taormina | Sorrento | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Saint-Tropez, France | Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville (Cadiz) | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Southampton | Dublin | Belfast | Shetland Islands (Lerwick) | Torshavn | Akureyri, Iceland | Isafjordur | Reykjavik | Nuuk, Godthab, Greenland | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney, Canada | Halifax | Bar Harbor | Boston, Massachusetts | New York more

Fly Cruise £66999pp
Cruise Only £66999pp
11 Gems Of Oceania
04 February 2021 - 27 nights

Papeete, Tahiti | Bora Bora | Arutanga, Aitutaki, Cook Island | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Vava U, Tonga | Nuku Hiva | Suva | Dravuni | Port Vila | Luganville, Vanuatu | Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands | Honiara | Alotau | Kitava | Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea | Cairns | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise £13029pp
Cruise Only £10459pp
12 Sydney to Bali(Benoa)
04 February 2021 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Cairns | Cairns | Alotau | Port Moresby | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali more

Fly Cruise £12399pp
Cruise Only £9879pp
13 Auckland to Singapore
14 February 2021 - 30 nights

Auckland | Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand | Napier | Wellington | Akaroa | Dunedin | Burnie | Melbourne | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Timor Sea | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Singapore | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £19799pp
Cruise Only £15579pp
14 Sydney to Singapore
19 February 2021 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Townsville | Cairns | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali (Benoa) | Semarang | Singapore | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £6459pp
Cruise Only £5499pp
15 Australia Intensive Voyage
23 February 2021 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | Mooloolaba | Airlie Beach | Cairns | Cairns | Darwin | Darwin | Bali (Benoa) | Singapore | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £4069pp
Cruise Only £2879pp
16 Kangaroos to Komodos
25 February 2021 - 28 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaohsiung | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Okinawa | Hong Kong | Hong Kong more

Fly Cruise £7099pp
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17 Sydney to Singapore
26 February 2021 - 18 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Timor Sea | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Singapore | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £10089pp
Cruise Only £9029pp
18 Grand Tropical Expedition
23 March 2021 - 52 nights

Lautoka | Ambrym Island, Vanuatu | Pentecost Island | Champagne Bay | Nendo Island | Santa Ana, Solomon Islands | Rabaul | Garove Island, Papua New Guinea | Madang | Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea | Dobu Island | Dei Dei Hot Springs, Fergusson Island | Samarai And Kwato | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | King George | Hunter River | Hunter River | Buccaneer Archipelago | Ende, Flores | Kalabahi (Takpala), Indonesia | Pulau Kital | Anano Island, Indonesia | Bau-Bau, Indonesia | Palopo, Sulawesi, Indonesia | Semarang | Singapore | Singapore | Anak Krakatoa, Indonesia | Karimunjawa Archipelago - Java, Indonesia | Padang,Sumatra For Cupek, Indonesia | Bawemataluwo, Indonesia | Belawan, Indonesia | Belawan, Indonesia | Galle | Colombo | Cochin | Cochin more

Fly Cruise £27639pp
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19 Singapore to Auckland
02 December 2021 - 34 nights

Singapore | Cruising The Karimata Strait | Semarang | Surabaya | Bali | Bali | Timor Sea | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Airlie Beach, Australia | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Melbourne | Burnie | Port Arthur | Hobart | Hobart | Dusky Fjord | Dunedin | Akaroa | Wellington | Napier | Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand | Whangarei | Bay Of Islands | Auckland more

Fly Cruise £17429pp
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20 Singapore to Sydney
02 December 2021 - 18 nights

Singapore | Cruising The Karimata Strait | Semarang | Surabaya | Bali | Bali | Timor Sea | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Airlie Beach, Australia | Brisbane | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise £9729pp
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21 Auckland to Bali
05 January 2022 - 30 nights

Auckland | Bay Of Islands | Gisborne | Napier | Wellington | Akaroa | Dunedin | Dusky Fjord | Milford Sound | Burnie | Melbourne | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Mooloolaba, Australia | Cairns | Cooktown | Thursday Island | Darwin | Timor Sea | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali more

Fly Cruise £16659pp
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22 World Cruise - Roundtrip San Francisco
05 January 2022 - 120 nights

San Francisco, California | Honolulu | Honolulu | Kahului | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Fakarava | Moorea | Papeete, Tahiti | Papeete, Tahiti | Raiatea | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Apia | Suva | Lautoka | Port Vila | Auckland | Auckland | Bay Of Islands | Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand | Napier | Wellington | Akaroa | Dunedin | Burnie | Melbourne | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Semarang | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Sihanoukville | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Nha Trang | Chan May | Chan May | Halong Bay | Halong Bay | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Nagasaki | Naze (Oshima Island), Japan | Okinawa (Naha) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Tokyo | Tokyo | Hakodate | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver | Vancouver | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California more

Fly Cruise £52369pp
Cruise Only £49359pp
23 Grand Journey - Melbourne to Bali(Benoa)
06 January 2022 - 27 nights

Melbourne | Dunedin | Akaroa | Wellington | Napier | Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand | Auckland | Waitangi, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Airlie Beach | Cairns | Cairns | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali more

Fly Cruise £9099pp
Cruise Only £7439pp
24 Sydney to Bali (Benoa)
19 January 2022 - 16 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Mooloolaba, Australia | Cairns | Cooktown | Thursday Island | Darwin | Timor Sea | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali more

Fly Cruise £9979pp
Cruise Only £8449pp
25 Sydney to Bangkok
19 January 2022 - 30 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Mooloolaba, Australia | Cairns | Cooktown | Thursday Island | Darwin | Timor Sea | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali | Jakarta | Penang | Kuala Lumpur, Port Kelang, Malaysia | Singapore | Singapore | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) more

Fly Cruise £15249pp
Cruise Only £14219pp
26 Remarkable Reefs & Cultures - Sydney to Bali
20 January 2022 - 13 nights

Sydney, Australia | Airlie Beach | Cairns | Cairns | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali more

Fly Cruise £4559pp
Cruise Only £3379pp
27 Sydney to Singapore
22 February 2022 - 21 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Timor Sea | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Semarang | Singapore | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £10999pp
Cruise Only £10099pp
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