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5 nights from Melbourne (Australia) with Queen Elizabeth

Oceania: Australia

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Cruise code Q432B
12 Nov 2024
from $2,379.78
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Historical Tapestry

Rich in history, Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, was established in 1835 and quickly prospered during the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, becoming one of the world's largest and wealthiest cities of its time. This period left an indelible mark on the city's architecture, with grand Victorian buildings still dominating the streetscapes. Melbourne's historical narrative is also deeply interwoven with the stories of the Aboriginal peoples, the traditional owners of the land, offering a complex and enriching cultural heritage to discover.

Varied Climate

Melbourne is famous for experiencing "four seasons in one day," thanks to its temperate oceanic climate. This weather pattern adds to the city's charm, offering warm to hot summers, mild springs and autumns, and cool winters. Such diversity encourages visitors to enjoy a wide range of activities throughout the year, from summer festivals to cozy winter markets.

Cultural and Natural Attractions

As a city celebrated for its culture, Melbourne is brimming with attractions. The arts and coffee culture here are unparalleled, with numerous galleries, theaters, and cafes at every turn. Sports enthusiasts will find a haven in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, while nature lovers can explore the Royal Botanic Gardens. For those interested in wildlife, the Melbourne Zoo offers close encounters with Australian and exotic animals. The city's bustling laneways and arcades also provide a unique shopping and dining experience.

Exquisite Culinary Scene

Melbourne's culinary landscape is a reflection of its multicultural population, offering an array of exquisite flavors from around the globe. The city takes pride in its quality coffee, vibrant food markets like the Queen Victoria Market, and a plethora of dining options ranging from street food to high-end restaurants. Melbourne is also at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, showcasing local Victorian produce in many of its eateries.

Gateway to the Seas

Embarking on a cruise from Melbourne opens up a world of possibilities. The city's state-of-the-art cruise terminal is your gateway to exploring the scenic beauty of Tasmania, the untouched wilderness of New Zealand, or the tropical paradises of the Pacific Islands. Starting your journey in Melbourne means beginning with an experience rich in culture, history, and gastronomy, setting the stage for an unforgettable maritime adventure.





Historical Journey

Established as the first British colony in Australia in 1788, Sydney's rich history is a testament to its resilience and diversity. From its origins as a penal colony to becoming a vibrant global city, Sydney offers a unique historical narrative. The Rocks, one of the city's most historic areas, tells stories of Aboriginal heritage, convict life, and early settlement. Exploring Sydney's history provides a profound understanding of Australia's cultural evolution.

Sunny Skies and Pleasant Breezes

Sydney is blessed with a temperate climate, boasting warm summers and mild winters, making it an attractive destination year-round. Its climate encourages an active, outdoor lifestyle, inviting visitors to enjoy its famous beaches, beautiful parks, and scenic walks under the vast, blue Australian sky.

A City of Iconic Attractions

Home to the world-renowned Sydney Opera House and the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney offers a plethora of unforgettable experiences. Beyond its iconic landmarks, you can discover hidden beaches, lush national parks, and vibrant markets. A ferry ride across Sydney Harbour offers breathtaking views, while a visit to the Taronga Zoo or the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium provides fun for all ages. Sydney is a city that captivates with its natural beauty and cosmopolitan allure.

Culinary Delights Down Under

Sydney's food scene is as diverse as its population, offering an exquisite blend of international cuisines and fresh, local seafood. The city's markets, such as the Sydney Fish Market, are a haven for food enthusiasts, offering some of the freshest produce in the region. Cafés and restaurants dot the waterfront, providing the perfect backdrop for dining al fresco while savoring Australia's famed wines and craft beers.

Embark on a Maritime Adventure

Starting your cruise journey from Sydney not only means departing from one of the world's most beautiful harbors but also having the opportunity to explore the city's wonders before setting sail. Whether you're cruising along the Australian coast or venturing to distant shores, Sydney is the perfect launchpad for your next maritime adventure. With its unparalleled beauty, vibrant culture, and welcoming atmosphere, Sydney invites you to discover the joys of sea travel in a way that only it can offer.