Circumnavigation: Round the World Cruises from Australia
Not a lot of round-the-world cruises depart from Australia, but that is not to say that Aussies can't get a slice of the action! There are plenty of options to hop on board in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne for a sector of a world cruise, and Princess Cruises do run a series of World cruises from Sydney.
Sector Cruises From Australia
World cruise sectors departing from Australia are plentiful. There are many options for short legs or long legs- from 82 nights between Sydney and Venice to a quick 5-night sector between Fremantle and Melbourne, or 21 nights cruising from Melbourne to Shanghai. Sectors allow a world cruise experience without the full commitment to a complete circumnavigation, which can take up to a third of the year. Passengers on a world cruise are generally open to making friends as the cruise ship is their life for the duration of the cruise- so go in with an open mind and ready to chat and expand horizons! The port stops are of course another wonderful part of these cruises- the cruise heads further afield than most regional round trips, with a varied and exotic itinerary. Cunard has plenty of sectors from Australia, along with Holland America, P&O UK and more.
Ticket Round the World with Princess
Princess Cruises' round the world cruises from Australia began in 2008, and these last around 104-106 nights. From Sydney, they head past India to the Middle East, through the Suez Canal to explore the Mediterranean and Europe, stop in Southampton before heading across to New York and then cross the Caribbean and traverse the Panama Canal. Once back in the Pacific, there are a few stops in Polynesia and one in Auckland before the return to Sydney. A full world cruise is an amazing experience for those who have the time- and for a three-month holiday it is very economical! The friendships that passengers make are often lifelong- not surprising, as they have 104 days to incubate. Additionally, shared experiences across a variety of cultures and destinations can draw people together and make the cruise into something extraordinary.
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