Australia's east coast is a hot-bed of cruising. Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne welcome and farewell ships daily during the peak summer season. Far to the west, Perth's port of Fremantle is a refuge for ships heading into Asia, and Hobart takes in passengers who have come to explore the wilds of Tasmania.
Across the ditch in New Zealand, arriving in Auckland is a spectacular sight as the Harbour Bridge and Sky Tower form a distinctive skyline against the sparkling Waitemata Harbour. It only gets better from there, with a plethora of coastal towns and cities welcoming cruise ships from the lovely Bay of Islands in the north to the stunningly scenic Milford Sound in the deep south.
The islands of the South Pacific are where things really heat up. A cruise from Australia might take you to the French-influenced city of Noumea, the secluded Isle of Pines, tiny and uninhabited Mystery Island or the charming Port Vila - all equipped with breathtaking white sandy beaches on which to lie and forget your troubles.
Planning to head further afield? The cruise ports of the world await. Exotic Asian cities, bustling Caribbean beaches, history-filled European towns and more are just beyond the horizon. So for updates on port developments, regarding itineraries, administration, innovation or if you just want to know more about where you're going, you've come to the right place.
Popular cruise lines include P&O Cruises, Princess Cruise Deals, Cruises with Carnival, all which have plenty of deals and cheap cruises on offer.