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

Bangkok | Bangkok | Kuala Lumpur | Singapore, Singapore | Jakarta | Jakarta | Semarang | Subaraya, Java | Bali | Bali | Lombok (Indonesia) | Komodo Island | Darwin | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Townsville, Australia | Whitsunday Island | Brisbane | Newcastle, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£9190pp
2 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Bali to Sydney
11 December 2019 - 16 nights

Bali | Lombok (Indonesia) | Komodo Island | Darwin | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Townsville, Australia | Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia | Brisbane | Newcastle, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5490pp
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3 Viking World Wonders
04 January 2020 - 118 nights

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

Fly Cruise£32990pp
Cruise Only£47490pp
4 Australia, Asia, Europe & Beyond
11 February 2020 - 81 nights

Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Semarang | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Manila | Xiamen | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Haikou, China | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Bangkok | Bangkok | Koh Samui, Thailand | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Georgetown, Penang | Colombo | Colombo | Cochin, India | Goa (Mormugao), India | Mumbai | Muscat, Oman | Aqaba | Luxor | Alexandria, Egypt | La Valletta | La Valletta | Cagliari | Algiers, Algeria | Murcia, Spain | Granada (Malaga) | Porto | Dover, England | London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£22995pp
5 Australia, Indonesia, Asia
11 February 2020 - 27 nights

Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Semarang | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Manila | Xiamen | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China more

Fly Cruise£8990pp
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6 South Pacific Sojourn - Sydney to Bangkok
20 March 2020 - 28 nights

Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Townsville, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo Island | Lombok (Indonesia) | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok | Bangkok more

Fly Cruise£11040pp
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7 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Sydney to Bali
20 March 2020 - 16 nights

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

Fly Cruise£6390pp
Cruise Only£6090pp
8 Bali to Cairns
15 October 2020 - 16 nights

Bali | Sumbawa | Komodo Island | 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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9 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Bali to Sydney
26 October 2020 - 16 nights

Bali | Lombok (Indonesia) | Komodo Island | Darwin | Darwin | Thursday Island | Cairns | Townsville, Australia | Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia | Brisbane | Newcastle, Australia | Sydney, Australia more

Fly Cruise£5990pp
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10 Grand Australia - Roundtrip Sydney
31 October 2020 - 50 nights

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

Fly Cruise£18999pp
Cruise Only£18999pp
11 Viking World Discoveries - Los Angeles to London
04 January 2021 - 139 nights

Los Angeles (Long Beach) | Santa Barbara, California | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii, USA | Bora Bora | Moorea | Tahiti, French Polynesia | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Hobart | Hobart | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Semarang | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hue | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Bangkok | Bangkok | Koh Samui, Thailand | Singapore, Singapore | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Georgetown, Penang | Colombo | Colombo | Cochin, India | Goa (Mormugao), India | Mumbai | Mumbai | Mumbai | Muscat, Oman | Salālah | Aqaba | Luxor | Sharm El Sheikh | Cairo | Jerusalem, Israel | Haifa | Kusadasi, Turkey | Istanbul | Istanbul | Athens/Piraeus, Greece | Venice | Venice | Split, Croatia | Dubrovnik | Corfu | Naples | Civitavecchia | Florence/Livorno, Italy | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Marseille | Barcelona | Barcelona | Murcia, Spain | Granada (Malaga) | Vigo | Portland, UK | Dover, England | London (Tilbury), England | London (Tilbury), England more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£14995pp
12 Odyssey of the Stars
25 January 2021 - 164 nights

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

Fly Cruise£46759pp
Cruise Only£44199pp
13 Grand Pacific Explorer - Auckland to Vancouver
17 February 2021 - 92 nights

Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Rotorua, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Hobart | Melbourne, Australia | Cruise The Gippsland Coast | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Townsville, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo Island | Lombok (Indonesia) | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok | Bangkok | Bangkok | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang, Vietnam | Ha Long Bay | Haikou, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Busan, South Korea | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo | Tokyo | Tokyo | Sapporo | Sapporo | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Dutch Harbor (Aleutian Islands) | Kodiak | Seward | Valdez, United States | Icy Strait Point | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£36490pp
14 Kangaroos to Komodos
25 February 2021 - 28 nights

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

Fly Cruise£7359pp
Cruise Only£6249pp
15 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
16 Australia, Asia & Alaska - Sydney to Vancouver
03 March 2021 - 78 nights

Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Townsville, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo Island | Lombok (Indonesia) | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok | Bangkok | Bangkok | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang, Vietnam | Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay | Haikou, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Busan, South Korea | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo | Tokyo | Tokyo | Tsugaru Strait | Sapporo | Sapporo | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Dutch Harbor (Aleutian Islands) | Kodiak | Seward | Valdez, United States | Yakutat Bay | Icy Strait Point | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£29790pp
17 Komodo & the Australian Coast - Sydney to Bali
03 March 2021 - 16 nights

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

Fly Cruise£6290pp
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18 South Pacific Sojourn - Sydney to Bangkok
03 March 2021 - 28 nights

Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Townsville, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo Island | Lombok (Indonesia) | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok | Bangkok more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£10490pp
19 Grand Tropical Expedition
23 March 2021 - 52 nights

Lautoka | Ambrym Island, Vanuatu | Pentecost Island | Champagne Bay (Espirito Santo) | Nendo Island | Santana | Rabaul, Papua New Guinea | Garove Island, Papua New Guinea | Madang, Papua New Guinea | Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea | Dobu Island | Dei Dei Hot Springs, Fergusson Island | Samarai, Papua New Guinea | 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 | Semarang - Java, Indonesia | Padang,Sumatra For Cupek, Indonesia | Bawemataluwo, Indonesia | Belawan, Indonesia | Belawan, Indonesia | Galle | Colombo | Cochin, India | Cochin, India more

Fly Cruise£27639pp
Cruise Only£27639pp
20 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, Australia | Burnie, Tasmania, Australia | Port Arthur, Tasmania | Hobart | Hobart | Dusky Fjord | Dunedin, New Zealand | Akaroa, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Tauranga, New Zealand | Whangarei | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand more

Fly Cruise£17429pp
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21 Auckland to Bali
05 January 2022 - 30 nights

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

Fly Cruise£16659pp
Cruise Only£15439pp
22 World Cruise - Roundtrip San Francisco
05 January 2022 - 120 nights

San Francisco | Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii, USA | Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii, USA | Kahului | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Fakarava | Moorea | Papeete | Papeete | Raiatea | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Apia | Suva | Lautoka | Port Vila | Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Tauranga, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Akaroa, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Burnie, Tasmania, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Semarang | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui, Thailand | Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand | Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Nha Trang, Vietnam | Da Nang, Vietnam | Da Nang, Vietnam | Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai, China | Shanghai, China | Nagasaki | Naze (Oshima Island), Japan | Okinawa (Naha) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Tokyo | Tokyo | Hakodate, Japan | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Dutch Harbor (Aleutian Islands) | Kodiak | Seward | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver | Vancouver | San Francisco | San Francisco more

Fly Cruise£52369pp
Cruise Only£49359pp
23 Sydney to Bali (Benoa)
19 January 2022 - 16 nights

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

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

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

Fly Cruise£15249pp
Cruise Only£14219pp
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