5 of Our Favourite Round-trip Summer Sailings


At Cruise1st, we think summer holidays should offer complete relaxation and the chance to escape the stresses and worries of day-to-day life. That’s why we offer such a wide range of round-trip summer cruises — so you can enjoy the holiday you deserve without the stress of additional travel and transfers.

Choose a round-trip summer cruise from us, and you can sail from a number of ports in Australia to some truly outstanding destinations — think New Zealand, Australia or the paradise isles of the South Pacific. A round-trip cruise from Australia affords complete flexibility and convenience, allowing you to maximise those precious holiday days without the need for tiring extra travel.

So if you’re looking for a hassle-free holiday this summer or the next, here’s our pick of the best round-trip summer sailings from Australia.


South Pacific, Royal Caribbean

 South Pacific

If pearl white beaches and turquoise waters are on your summer holiday wish list, Royal Caribbean’s 7-night tour of the South Pacific could well be the cruise for you. Departing Sydney on 27 February, you’ll sail to two of the Pacific’s best-loved isles, Noumea and the Isle of Pines, aboard Royal Caribbean’s entertainment-packed vessel, Voyager of the Seas. Plus, book now and you’ll receive US$300 credit to spend aboard the ship.

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New Zealand Discovery, Holland America Line 

New Zealand

With more outlandish scenery than you could shake a stick at, New Zealand is the perfect destination for those that like their holidays on the wilder side of life. Sailing in total luxury aboard Holland America Line’s flagship Aussie vessel, MS Noordam; this 13-night cruise ferries guests to a number of memorable destinations across NZ — including Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland the stunningly beautiful Fjordland National Park.

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Secrets of the South, P&O Cruises


If you’d prefer to soak up the summer sun in your backyard, P&O Cruises’ brilliant Secrets of the South cruise is a great way to enjoy a seafaring break within a stone’s throw of the Australian coast. Cruising aboard P&O’s brand new ship, Pacific Eden, this thoughtfully considered itinerary showcases the beauty of Australia’s south coast — from the plentiful wildlife of Kangaroo Island to the golden sands of Portland, Victoria.

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Papua New Guinea, Princess Cruises

Papua New Guinea 

Enjoy a taste of the exotic Pacific with Princess Cruises’ fantastic 14-night sailing from Brisbane to Papua New Guinea and back again. Departing on 22 January, this round-trip sailing promises an unforgettable summer holiday, with port calls at some of the Pacific’s most coveted islands, including Doini, Kitava and Rabaul. Any passengers wishing to book this cruise could receive up to US$100 complimentary credit per stateroom to spend aboard.

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Australia Circumnavigation, Holland America Line


If you want to take advantage of Australia’s blissfully warm summer climate, Holland America Line’s Australia Circumnavigation is a great way to see the sights in style. Sailing for 33 nights aboard MS Volendam, this mammoth cruise itinerary is great for those with time on their hands. Aside from the ship, which is packed with luxurious features and fabulous dining options, highlights along the way include stop-offs at Komodo Island, Bali, Kangaroo Island and Burnie, Tasmania.

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If none of the above sailings have sparked your interest, don’t forget — we feature 100s of great summer cruise breaks, so you’re sure to find your perfect getaway. To browse our complete range of upcoming cruise breaks, visit the Cruise1st Australia website or call us on 1300 857 345.


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