What better way to start your cruise holiday than by embarking at your own homeport. When you depart from Brisbane, flight delays and baggage charges are things of the past. With no transfers or check-in counters to deal with, you can start relaxing and unwinding right when you step aboard your cruise ship. Whether you’re looking to book a weekend getaway on the high seas, a week-long voyage along the Australian coast, or an exciting adventure around the world, Cruise1st offers a selection of cruises from Brisbane that will whisk you away to close-to-home destinations as well as more far-off locations.
Ready to set off on a cruise from Brisbane? With so many fantastic destinations to choose from, including the Australian coast, New Zealand, and the South Pacific as well as cities in Asia, Europe, and South America, you might have a difficult time choosing. Even more so when many of the world’s leading cruise lines offer cruises from Brisbane, including P&O Australia, Princess Cruises, Cunard, Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Silversea Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International. Check out our extensive list of cruises that start and end in Brisbane. You can also ring our Australia-based cruise consultants, and they will assist you in finding your dream cruise. The possibilities are endless, so book your cruise departing from Brisbane today!
Brisbane is home to three ports. The minimalist port of Brisbane is perched on Fisherman Island floating off of Moreton Bay. The port allows for ships more than 270 metres to berth. Port of Brisbane is a 20-25 minute drive from Brisbane airport (22km) and around 30 minutes from Brisbane city centre (29km). Portside Wharf, farther up Brisbane River in Hamilton, is around 10mins from Brisbane airport (8km) and 15 mins from the city centre (10km) and only accepts smaller cruise vessels. And the third terminal is the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal which was only opened in 2021. This terminal is owned by Carnival cruises and is situated 15mins from the airport (13km) and 28 mins from the city centre (24kms). Because Brisbane is one of the primary departure port for cruises from Australia, a wide selection of cruise lines and cruise style are at your disposal. Once your dream cruise holiday is booked, you will visit a number of exotic destinations around Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and the world.
Falling in love with this vibrant city should not be hard at all! Regardless of when you visit Brisbane, the city is teaming with activities. Brisbane’s calendar is jampacked with events and entertainment options. Art enthusiasts will love the various art exhibitions at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art while sports fan will be at the edge of their seats at the footy games at the Suncorp Stadium, tennis matches during Brisbane International, and cricket matches at the Gabba. If you’re looking for a dose of culture, head to the multivenue Queensland Cultural Centre, attracting thousands of visitors annually. It doesn’t matter what your tastes are, you’ll find something amazing to do in Brisbane.
For the more adventurous, hire a kayak and hit the waters of the Brisbane River. Looking for something more relaxed? Jump on board a paddlewheel riverboat and cruise the river from Brisbane. See the city from the water and pass by the multi-million dollar villas at Norman Park, the South Bank Parklands, the stunning Newstead House – Brisbane’s oldest residence – as so much more! Exploring Brisbane by water will give you a new perspective of the city.
Brisbane, the capital of the Sunshine State, is a city of booming growth, plentiful opportunity, and seemingly endless green spaces. Because of the city’s gorgeous subtropical climate, weather will be mild and dry year-round. Even the lows in during the winter months are around 11°C. We recommend that you visit Brisbane in April and May when the sunshine is high and rainfall is low. However, be warned: Crowds may be big due to the school holidays.
When you’re in Brisbane, you must visit the Streets Beach. The gorgeous lagoon lined by a white sand beach is the only inner-city, man-made beach in all of Australia. If you’re looking for something more natural, Brisbane also boasts some beaches handcrafted by Mother Nature. With its a balmy climate, friendly locals, and beautiful beaches just a stone’s throw away, Brisbane is a fantastic place to kick-start any holiday.
Cruise1st has thousands of affordable cruise deals for you to choose from. Whether you are interested in a short cruise or want to book a last-minute cruise deal, we’re certain we can help you find the perfect cruise.