All along Australia's western coast, the vast and somewhat dry wilderness of the outback reaches the vast and quite wet Indian Ocean. Between these two natural splendours lies Broome, a small but unique place far from any major city, with its own distinctive way of life. Visitor highlights include the gorgeous Cable Beach, the Chinatown shopping and dining district, camel safaris, the Sun Pictures Cinema and Gantheaume Point.
Located on the lands of the Yawuru people, Broome was a centre of the pearling industry from the 1880s which brought immigrants from many nations to the area. You might come across some gems of your own when you begin your cruise out of Broome and along the beautiful western coast!
Broome cruise lines and destinations
Although there are many cruise lines calling in to the city on occasion, only a select few offer cruises departing from Broome - but they are pearlers! Both small ship lines, Silversea and locally-based North Star Cruises sail from there to take cruise passengers on unforgettable luxury holidays.
Many cruises from Broome take a northerly direction and stop at a range of great destinations along the coast, including Wyndham and even as far as Darwin in the Northern Territory. North Star also offers cruises to the reefs and atolls off the coast, an interesting look at some remote and beautiful formations.
Some of the larger cruise lines occasionally pass through the area including the likes of P&O cruises, the Celebrity cruise line, Princess cruises as well as Royal Caribbean.
Broome cruise port
The main cruise dock in Broome is a jetty at the southern tip of the peninsula. There are free local buses available to transport passengers between there and the CBD - the drive is less than 15 mins and will bring you to the visitor's centre.