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$49 DEPOSITS: Cruise Sydney to Cairns, The Whitsundays & Moreton Island return (Aug 2023 - Jun 2024)

Reduced deposit + FREE onboard credit!

Explore beautiful Queensland on this 10-night getaway!

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About this holiday

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With the ship docked overnight in Cairns you will have plenty of time to explore! Cairns is surrounded by a natural wonderland – the glorious Coral Sea on one side and lush rainforest hinterland on the other.
  • Book by 28 Feb 2023 for $49pp deposits and a FREE onboard credit!
  • Book selected cruises through Travel at 60 for bonus onboard spending money on selected cruises!

We dedicate this itinerary to our incredible Great Barrier Reef – one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

With four ports from which you can explore the pristine reef, coral cays and tropical islands, take the opportunity to fall in love with Australia all over again.


  • Accommodation, food from selected dining experiences, entry into all bars, pubs and clubs, selected activities, entertainment and selected kids activities.
  • Includes taxes, fees and port expenses.


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Stylish yet relaxed modern interior designs make Pacific Explorer the perfect place to holiday.

Relax by day, enjoy great restaurants, bars and stage shows at night. There’s something for every member of the family.

When it comes to dining, you'll be spoilt for choice with 12 dining experiences all included in your cruise fare. Or treat yourself to something special at Luke's our amazing celebrity chef restaurant with Luke Mangan. Enjoy a mouth-watering signature burger at lunch or a delicious 3 course la carte dinner with the sunset. Or try our award winning pizza in 400 Gradi, in partnership with award-winning Melbourne chef Johnny Di Francesco.

Travel dates


Departing Sydney 12 June 2023 — Returning to Sydney 22 June 2023

  • Interior Cabin from $1,199 pp twin share / sole use $2,428 per person*
  • Oceanview Cabin from $1,529 pp twin share / sole use sold out
  • Balcony Cabin from $1,649 pp twin share / sole use $3,598 per person*
  • Mini Suites from $2,009 pp twin share*
  • Suite from $3,129 pp twin share*

Departing Sydney 17 June 2024 — Returning to Sydney 27 June 2024

  • Interior Cabin from $1,199 pp twin share / sole use $2,398 per person*
  • Oceanview Cabin from $1,444 pp twin share / sole use sold out
  • Balcony Cabin from $1,549 pp twin share / sole use sold out
  • Mini Suites from $1,949 pp twin share*
  • Suite from $2,934 pp twin share*

Ask us about upgrading to a Value Plus fare - spend less time worrying about the details and more time making memories together. The Value Plus fare includes a premium drinks package and Wi-Fi*. Call 1300 414 198 to learn more and get a quick on-the-spot quote.

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.



Itinerary based on 12 June 2023 departure

  • Day 1 - Sydney depart 4pm
  • Day 2 & 3 - At sea
  • Day 4 - Airlie Beach - 7am - 4pm
  • Day 5 - Cairns - 9am (overnight)
  • Day 6 - Cairns - Depart 5pm
  • Day 7 - Willis Island - 9am - 10am
  • Day 8 - At Sea
  • Day 9 - Moreton Island - 8am - 8:30pm
  • Day 10 - At Sea
  • Day 11 -Sydney - arrive 6:30am


Do I have to tip?

Tipping is not required but if you’d like to thank the crew who provide you with great service, you are welcome to tip them personally or visit the Reception Desk to have the tip added to your onboard account.

What is the dress code onboard?

Guests are requited to cover-up swim suits when entering the ship’s public rooms. During the day, casual clothes are suitable. After 5.30pm, smart casual attire is required in the public lounges and restaurants or as published in the daily newsletter  'Good Times'.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

  • A non-refundable AU$49 deposit per person is required at the time of booking on cruises departing from 14 Feb 2023 booked at least 76 days prior to departure.
  • A 2nd deposit is due for sailings from 1 Jul 2023 onwards. It is the remainder of the standard adult deposit, including children and is as follows: cruises between 1 Jul 2023 & 31 Aug 2023, due 95 days before departure; cruises between 1 Sep & 31 Oct 2023, due 150 days before departure; for cruises between 1 Nov & 31 Dec 2023, due 180 days before departure; for cruises departing after 1 Dec 2023, 250 days before departure.
  • AU$49 deposit does not apply to Australian Explorer itineraries (X427, X427A, X427B, X427C, X427D, X427E) and Solar Eclipse Cruise (X320).
  • Full payment is required for bookings made within 75 days before departure.
  • This fare also includes Onboard Spending Money (OBC). OBC amount varies by room type and duration, and is applied to the first 2 guests in a room. OBC expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the casino or medical centre.