Cruises to Brisbane

Brisbane River - Cruises to Brisbane

Brisbane is affectionately known as the ‘river city’ and with its sunny weather and laidback atmosphere it’s a popular port on many cruises. Brisbane has a reputation as a stylish and progressive city offering a thriving music, arts, culture and food scene. Arriving at Portside Wharf on the banks of the Brisbane River, the cruise precinct offers a huge range of retailers and dining options. If you don’t feel like venturing too far from the ship, Portside Wharf features everything from casual dining options to waterfront fine dining, fashion boutiques, beauty salons and massage services as well as a cinema. A patchwork of trendy urban villages, Brisbane is also conveniently located within an hour of both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Cruises to Brisbane

Whitsundays Cruise
4 Nights on Pacific Explorer Departing Brisbane: 2nd Aug 2021
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Bounty Adventure
14 Nights on Pacific Explorer Departing Brisbane: 6th Aug 2021
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Pacific Island Hopper
7 Nights on Pacific Encounter Departing Brisbane: 7th Aug 2021
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4 Nights on Pacific Encounter Departing Brisbane: 14th Aug 2021
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Cruises to Brisbane from Sydney

Barrier Reef Discovery
10 Nights on Pacific Adventure Departing Sydney: 17th Aug 2021
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Australia Getaway
3 Nights on Coral Princess Departing Sydney: 29th Oct 2021
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Great Barrier Reef
12 Nights on Celebrity Eclipse Departing Sydney: 1st Nov 2021
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10 Nights on Royal Princess Departing Sydney: 4th Nov 2021
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Short Cruises to Brisbane

3 Nights on Pacific Explorer Departing Brisbane: 27th Aug 2021
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Short Break
3 Nights on Pacific Encounter Departing Brisbane: 11th Sep 2021
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3 Nights on Pacific Explorer Departing Brisbane: 1st Oct 2021
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Getaway From Brisbane, Australia
3 Nights on Carnival Spirit Departing Brisbane: 7th Oct 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to cruise to Brisbane?

With its fantastic tropical climate and great temperatures, Brisbane is the perfect destination to cruise to at any time of year. However, the best time of year to visit Brisbane is from March to May. During the autumn season, temperatures are warm and rainfall is minimal.

What cruise lines visit Brisbane?

There are many spectacular cruise lines that visit Brisbane including Royal Caribbean, P&O, Seabourn, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Norwgian Cruise Lines, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival and Holland America Line.

How many days will my cruise spend in Brisbane?

Many cruises to Brisbane will visit other destinations within Australia and the Pacific Islands. Typically cruises to Brisbane will spend 1 - 3 days exploring the city.



Brisbane is a diverse city with a wide range of attractions to suit all visitors. Nearby Fortitude Valley is a hub of pubs, clubs and trendy boutiques as well as the colour and cuisine of Chinatown. Across the river, South Bank is the city’s premier culture and leisure precinct offering the Museum of Brisbane, Gallery of Modern Art, dining and entertainment as well as inner city green spaces and a swimming lagoon right on the edge of the river. It’s the perfect representation of the Queensland lifestyle.

The CBD is a busy metropolis that features City Hall, ANZAC Square and the Queen Street Mall – an historic pedestrian mall offering a fantastic range of shopping. Just a few minutes either side of the city, the hip neighbourhoods of Paddington and Woolloongabba offer boutiques, antiques and collectibles. In Woolloongabba, you’ll also find the famous ‘Gabba’ Cricket Ground.

In the heart of the city, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens are the city’s oldest gardens and offer a variety of rainforest glades, ancient trees and exotic species while next door history buffs can take in the imposing structure of Parliament House which dates back as far as 1868. Down by the river, the Queensland Maritime Museum showcases nautical treasures from as far back as 1925.

Just 20 minutes southwest of the city, visitors can get up close and personal with a variety of cuddly critters at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. A little closer to the cruise terminal, the iconic XXXX Brewery is a must-visit for anyone who likes a cold one. The stylish Sirromet Winery is also just a 40 minute drive from the city.

Arrivals & Departures

Brisbane Cruise Terminal

Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007

Distance from City: 7kms (20mins)
Distance from Airport: 10km (12mins)
Taxi Fare Estimate: $30 - $45 one way, cruise terminal to city