Cruise Brisbane to Tropical North Queensland return (2024 & 2025)

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    8 days, 7 nights
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    8 days
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    7 nights
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    August 2024 - October 2024
  • Visit Airlie Beach & Willis Island
  • O​vernight stop in Cairns
  • Up to $300 onboard spending money per cabin*

There's no place like home! This itinerary to the incredible Great Barrier Reef — one of the seven wonders of the natural world — will be one to remember!

With three 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.


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You will have the chance to visit beautiful Whitehaven Beach on a shore excursion



You can’t beat value for money with main meals, entertainment, stunning destinations and onboard activities – all included in the one low fare. 

    • Swimming pools
    • Organised pool games
    • Spas
    • Fitness centre
    • Jogging track
    • A range of dance classes
    • Trivia and game shows
    • Organised crew vs guest games
    • Karaoke
    • Deck games, table tennis, deck chess, quoits, golf putting
    • Cooking demonstrations
    • Board games
    • Production shows
    • Guest entertainers and comedians
    • Live music
    • Cinema
    • Party nights
    • Big Screen (sports, recent release movies and more)
    • Comedy 
    • Game shows
Your fare excludes:
  • T​ravel Insurance



Based on 31 August 2024 departure

  • Day 1 - Brisbane depart 4pm
  • Day 2 - At sea
  • Day 3 - Airlie Beach arrive 7am depart 4pm
  • Day 4 - Cairns arrive 9:30am overnight stay
  • Day 5 - Cairns - depart 5pm
  • Day 6 - Willis Island - 8:30am - 9:30am
  • Day 7 - At sea
  • Day 8 - Brisbane arrive 6am

Dates and Prices


3​1 August 2024 roundtrip from Brisbane + up to $300 onboard credit per cabin*

  • Interior cabin from $914 pp twin share / sole use $1,828 per person*
  • Outside cabin from $999 pp twin share / sole use $1,998 per person*
  • Balcony cabin from $1,229 pp twin share / sole use $2,458 per person*
  • Mini Suite cabin from $1,519 pp twin share*
  • Suite cabin sold out

0​5 October 2024 roundtrip from Brisbane + up to $250 onboard credit per cabin*

  • Interior cabin from $949 pp twin share / sole use $1,924 per person*
  • Outside cabin from $1,099 pp twin share / sole use $2,198 per person*
  • Balcony cabin from $1,449 pp twin share / sole use $2,898 per person*
  • Mini Suite cabin from $1,799 pp twin share / sole use $3,598 per person*
  • Suites from $2,599 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.

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

Other travel dates are also available. Please enquire for pricing and availability on the below Brisbane departure dates:

  • 16 March 2024
  • 25 May 2024
  • 29 June 2024
  • 27 July 2024
  • 1​6 November 2024
  • 0​8 February 2025
  • 2​2 March 2025
  • 1​2 April 2025
  • 3​1 May 2025
  • 0​5 July 2025


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Cruise on the Pacific Encounter from Brisbane. Guests will love the new celebrity chef dining venues, Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco.

The Lobby, located on deck 5 is our favourite new hang out place, from morning to night. Choose from Charlie’s, The Deli and Ivy + Brie. You can meet in the morning for coffee, relax in the afternoon with your favourite drink and a cheese board and come back at night for chilled live music.

Familiar favourites include Waterfront, Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, and Shell & Bones or go casual in The Pantry. Head to the child-free Oasis for a cocktail and a perfect view of the ship’s wake or the chilled-out vibe in the Ocean Bar.

This cruise is a perfect introduction to the Frenchy-chic vibe of Noumea, the ancient culture of Lifou, the Caribbean atmosphere in Vila, and the many breathtaking beaches in between!

Interior - Wake up with your loved ones! Our Interior rooms are perfect for both families and couples.

Oceanview - Oceanview rooms feature a window or porthole so you won’t miss a single ocean view.

Balcony - Open your doors and let the outside in! Make the most of your time at sea with your own private Balcony room.

Suite - Fresh air and far out views are all part of the furniture in our Suites. They offer the high life on the high seas.

Penthouse Suite - Take it all in with a balcony that look over everyone's favourite view - the ship's wake, priority spa and dinner reservations included and so much more.



What should I pack?

  • Each bag can be no bigger than 140cm x 60cm x 40cm and weigh no more than 32kg.
  • If you’re flying to port, it’s important to note that airlines may have different luggage restrictions. 
  • All luggage, hand and check-in will be screened at embarkation and disembarkation.

  • Hand Luggage -
    There are a few things that are best kept close at hand, in your hand luggage.

    • Duty and tax-free purchases including alcohol and tobacco. These purchases will be collected upon embarkation and stored during your cruise.
    • GST tax invoice for the Tourist Refund Scheme
    • Your Passport or Government Issued Photo ID for domestic cruises
    • Any medications, prescriptions, medical devices and your travel insurance policy
    • Guests must declare to Customs all amounts of alcohol in excess of the local Customs limits.

    Keep it casual
    When the sun’s out you can keep it casual. After 5.30pm smart casual clothing is required in the public lounges and restaurants or as published in the ship’s newsletter, Good Times. Decks can be slippery so low-heeled, rubber soled shoes are recommended along with comfortable walking shoes for going ashore. Shoes must be worn at all times in restaurants. Swimwear is only permitted around the pool and open deck areas. There are two dress codes for the restaurants; smart casual and cocktail.

    Dress for dinner
    Dress up and have fun! Every evening onboard should be a special occasion whether you’re grabbing a quick drink or having a leisurely dinner. If it’s after 5:30pm, smart casual clothing is required in the public lounges and restaurants. That means skirts, dresses, pants and blouses for women. For men it’s long trousers and a polo or collared shirt.

    Classic drinks, classy clothes
    The drinks are delicious and the vibe is fancy so you better frock up for the cocktail evenings! Women are required to wear evening or cocktail dress. Men are required to suit up or wear similar and ties are optional. These evenings will be announced in the ships newsletter, the Good Times. So you have an idea of how many fabulous outfits to pack, we’ve provided a rough guide. For cruises between 3-7 nights there will be 1-2 cocktail evenings. For cruises between 7-13 nights there will be 2 cocktail evenings and for cruises 14 days or more there will be a minimum of 3 cocktail evenings. Please note that if the cruise is less than 2 nights there will not be any cocktail nights.

    Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages onboard?

    Each guest may bring onboard a maximum of 12 canned drinks loosely packed in carry-on (hand) luggage. All luggage, including checked in luggage, will be x-rayed at embarkation.

    The following beverage items cannot be brought onboard :

    • Plastic and glass bottled drinks (opened or unopened), including water;
    • Slab packs (cartons) of canned drinks;
    • Tetra pack drinks (including fruit juice poppers)

    What time can I expect to disembark the ship?

    Disembarkation is staggered and normally begins at approximately 30 minutes after the ships arrival in port. During your cruise you will be asked to complete a disembarkation questionnaire with your post cruise travel arrangements so you can be allocated a disembarkation group and time. You will be advised of your allocated time to disembark the day before arrival. Disembarkation is normally completed within three (3) hours of the ships arrival, however, this can vary. For this reason, if you have post cruise flights, we recommend your flight departs no earlier than five (5) hours after your cruise is scheduled to arrive in port.


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