Rail & sail cruise guide


There are few things more relaxing than a) a smooth cruise across the ocean and b) a train ride through beautiful countryside. So why not combine the two on a ‘rail and sail’ cruise?

Cruise 1st Australia has access to some truly unforgettable deals combining a cruise trip with train journeys between destinations. See our latest rail and sail cruise deals here, or read on to find out what you can expect on your cruise.

Why take a rail & sail cruise?

A rail and sail cruise trip is a fantastic opportunity to combine the benefits of a luxury cruise with the excitement of a scenic rail journey.

Depending on your choice of cruise, you’ll have the chance to visit the coasts of America, China, Thailand, Dubai, South Africa or maybe closer to home (Australia & New Zealand) – as well as a thrilling train journey across the Rocky Mountains, or perhaps on board the world famous Orient Express, or even through South Africa on the Rovos Rail.

These trips will give you more than enough time to explore the local area at each stop, and include hotel stays when you’re not on board a cruise ship.

Book your rail and sail cruise deal today

We’ve got great deals from renowned cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, and Celebrity Cruises.

To avoid disappointment, head on over to our rail and sail cruise deal page and find a deal that suits you. Remember that these trips tend to last a few weeks, so make sure you’ve got some time free in your schedule!

Here are some of the highlights of our latest rail & sail cruise deals:

27 night fly/cruise/rail – Dubai to South Africa
25th October 2014

This trip begins with a flight from Australia to Dubai, where you’ll stay overnight. The next day you’ll embark on a cruise on the magnificent ms Rotterdam, visiting the Seychelles, Mauritius, La Possession, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. From there you’ll board the Rovos Rail, taking you inland to Kimberley, Pretoria and Johannesburg. After a further 1-night stay you’ll then fly back to Australia.

17 night fly/cruise/rail Alaskan Adventure
20th August 2014

After flying from Australia to Vancouver, where you’ll stay for a night, you’ll head by train to Whistler and then back to Vancouver the next day. After another night’s stay you’ll then embark the 5* Celebrity Century and cruise to Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Victoria and San Francisco. From there you’ll fly back to Australia on the 4th September.

 Image sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:Robert Taylor 

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