Honeymoon Cruises to Australia

Various cruise lines offer tours of the Australian coast and side excursions tailored to create romantic honeymoons and lasting memories. Depending on the length of the trip, honeymooners can visit various ports and select activities for couples while on land, from side-by-side massages and private beach time to an afternoon road trip into the Australian interior. Most cruise lines offer longer Australian cruises in conjunction with tours of New Zealand or Southeast Asia, but shorter trips, such as weekend excursions or three-day samplers, tend to focus on Australian ports only.

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean offers a wide range of cruise lengths and themes, all of which originate in Sydney and take you to various points throughout the South Pacific. Cruises on Royal Caribbean include a variety of port activities, from a tour of the famed Sydney Opera House to a visit at the Bonorong Wildlife Park. Two- and three-night weekend getaways explore the waters around Sydney and coastline close to port. Seven- to 10-night trips allow more time for exploration and include ports of call such as Mystery Island and Tasmania, as well as visits to neighboring island countries such as Vanuatu, New Caldonia and Fiji. Select two-week tours if you're interested in visiting New Zealand in addition to the Australian coast.

Royal Caribbean International

1050 Caribbean Way

Miami, FL 33132



Holland America

Holland America's cruises feature stops in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland and provide customized shore excursions for honeymooners, such as a "daydream lunch" and a swim at Lover's Cove in the Whitsunday Islands. Newlyweds may also choose to tour the Great Barrier Reef, have high tea aboard a 107-foot ship or select from a variety of daylong or half-day road trips, winery tours or wildlife park visits. Honeymooners begin the journey in Auckland, New Zealand, and disembark in Sydney, and may choose excursions anywhere from 14 to 70 days in duration.

Holland America

300 Elliott Ave. W.

Seattle, WA 98119



Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises offers both ship-based trips for honeymooners as well as "cruisetours," which combine ship time with land trips. Adventurous couples can opt to visit the Outback, Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania or to spend time together having lunch by Sydney Harbor or visiting the sacred site of Ayers Rock. Princess Cruises offers a 12-day voyage between Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand, or a longer, 19-day trip between Singapore and Sydney. Newlyweds may select from various ports of departure, including Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Auckland.

Princess Cruises

24844 Avenue Rockefeller

Santa Clarita, CA 91355