A breathtakingly beautiful destination known for its beaches, scenic landscapes and relaxed island ambiance, cruises to the Whitsundays are the perfect way to experience the beauty of Australia. Whether you’re embarking on a short cruise, or round the world journey, cruises to the Whitsundays are a fantastic value-for-money option for exploring this tropical paradise. Not only will you get to experience the spectacular sights, but you’ll also have plenty of time for relaxation, enjoying the onboard facilities and fantastic entertainment. A popular way to holiday, cruises to the Whitsundays are available on major cruise liners as well as small ship cruises and sailing expeditions. With overnight cruise options available including accommodation, meals and all tour and activities, you can relax knowing that absolutely everything is taken care of.

Cruises to the Whitsundays

Great Barrier Reef
12 Nights on Celebrity Eclipse Departing Sydney: 1st Nov 2021
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Great Barrier Reef From Brisbane, Australia
7 Nights on Carnival Spirit Departing Brisbane: 19th Dec 2021
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Great Barrier Reef from Sydney, Australia
8 Nights on Carnival Splendor Departing Sydney: 19th Dec 2021
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Great Barrier Reef from Brisbane, Australia
7 Nights on Carnival Spirit Departing Brisbane: 26th Dec 2021
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Cruises to the Whitsundays from Brisbane

Great Barrier Reef From Brisbane, Australia
7 Nights on Carnival Spirit Departing Brisbane: 19th Dec 2021
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Great Barrier Reef from Brisbane, Australia
7 Nights on Carnival Spirit Departing Brisbane: 26th Dec 2021
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Airlie Beach From Brisbane, Australia
4 Nights on Carnival Spirit Departing Brisbane: 2nd Jan 2022
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Whitsundays
4 Nights on Pacific Encounter Departing Brisbane: 4th Jan 2022
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Whitsundays Cruise Attractions

Whitehaven Beach

Cruises to the Whitsundays offer an abundance of attractions and activities for all. Whether you want to unwind in style, explore the region’s pristine beaches, or snorkel amongst the vibrant coral, Whitsundays cruises can be as adventurous or as peaceful as you like.

Renowned as the Whitsundays main attraction, the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef offers the ultimate underwater playground for cruise travellers. Experience snorkelling the world’s largest coral reef with over 3000 individual reef systems and get up close and personal with sea turtles, dugongs, sharks, manta rays and tropical fish.

A must-visit on any Whitsundays cruise, the iconic Whitehaven Beach is bursting with pristine natural beauty. Located just 30 minutes from Hamilton Island, Whitehaven Beach’s stunning silica sands are surrounded by vibrant turquoise, blue and green water. Spend the day exploring the breathtaking beaches and make your way to the Hill Inlet Lookout to marvel at the beauty of the Whitsundays.

Known as the gateway to the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach is a popular cruise destination and bustling tourist hub. Soak up the laid-back island atmosphere and switch your watch to ‘island time’ as you unwind in this relaxing region. Browse the boutique shops, indulge in some fresh local seafood and enjoy swimming at the Airlie Beach lagoon.

Cruises to the Whitsundays Arrivals & Departures

Coral Sea Marina

Tender boats will arrive and depart from the marina on Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach.

Distance from Airlie Beach: 1 km (2 minutes)
Taxi Fare Estimate: $5 - $10 one way, marina to Airlie Beach centre.