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5 favorite cruises from Perth, Australia

Sail to cities like Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney — and beyond to Bali and Singapore.

Perth is a great starting point for cruises to destinations around Australia, New Zealand and Asia, along with world voyages to Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Before booking, set your budget and decide how many vacation days you want to use. Choose Princess or Holland America Line for a more affordable cruise with lots of onboard entertainment, Cunard for a classic experience at a mid-range price (afternoon tea included!) and Azamara if you’re ready to invest in an immersive adventure.

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Our favorite cruises from Perth

Cruise lineCruiseItineraryPriceBook
Princess CruisesSouthern Australia Explorer — 8 days
  • Perth, Australia
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
From $729 per personBook now
Princess CruisesCoral Coast — 10 days
  • Perth, Australia
  • Exmouth, Australia
  • Broome, Australia
  • Kuri Bay, Australia
  • Kimberly Coast (scenic cruising)
  • Geraldton, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
From $1,249 per personBook now
Holland America LineAustralia Circumnavigation — 11 days
  • Perth, Australia
  • Albany, Australia
  • Port Lincoln, Australia
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island), Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Burnie (Tasmania), Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
From $1,849 per personBook now
AzamaraAustralia Intensive Voyage — 16 nights
  • Perth, Australia
  • Albany, Australia
  • Esperance, Australia
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island), Australia
  • Portland, Australia
  • Eden, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
From $4,689 per personBook now
CunardFremantle to Dubai — 21 nights
  • Perth, Australia
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
From $2,619 per personBook now

Best cruises from Perth

Whether you’re after a luxury escape or breezy bargain getaway, these cruise lines are sailing from Perth year-round.

Best for couples: Princess

Think couples massages, movies under the stars, an intimate dinner for two or sunset drinks on your private balcony. Romance packages help you mark the occasion with special cabin decorations, decadent treats and flowers while newlyweds can let friends and family share in their loved up bliss with the Honeymoon Wishes Registry.
  • Room service included
  • No free alcohol
  • Food included
  • No price matching
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, Discover Card, JCB
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Best for families: P&O Cruises

P&O makes it easy to travel with the whole crew offering opportunities for family time and special moments for the kids and adults separately. Start with family-friendly cabins, dining and shore excursions and up the fun factor with talent shows, craft workshops, an adventure park and movie time. With the kids club, the young ones can spend time with children their own age and the grown-ups can head to the adults-only pool area or hit up a lounge for some live music and dancing.
  • No free room service
  • No free alcohol
  • Food included
  • No price matching
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express
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Best for first-timers: Holland America

With a relaxed onboard atmosphere, affordable cost and easy to navigate midsized ships, Holland America Line offers an ideal formula for cruising newbies. You'll find a variety of pleasures on board to appeal to those easing into the world of cruising including hands-on cooking workshops and demos, special talks to highlight local culture, art tours of the onboard collections and an entertainment lineup featuring the B.B. King's Blues Club.
  • Room service included
  • No free alcohol
  • Food included
  • No price matching
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card
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Best for seniors: Crystal Ocean Cruises

Crystal shines in many ways but seniors appreciate the lectures by well-known authors, historians, wine connoisseurs and chefs and globally-inspired dining. With ample personal space and a high crew-to-passenger ratio, you'll never feel too crowded but well cared for. Ships are designed to accommodate scooters and wheelchairs with ramp access, large elevators and cabins with extra-wide doors and accessible bathrooms.
  • Room service included
  • No free alcohol
  • Food included
  • No price matching
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express
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Best for world cruises: Cruise & Maritime

Get your passport ready for some serious bucket-list achievements with world cruises to exotic destinations including Cairo, Petra, Istanbul, Casablanca and Rome. You'll find a good balance of relaxing sea days, overnights in ports like Singapore and Istanbul and a variety of stops in destinations across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
  • No free room service
  • No free alcohol
  • Food included
  • No price matching
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express
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Best for foodies: Oceania

Forget that classic cruising image of bland buffets filled with lukewarm food. Oceania is set to spice up your cruise with a culinary experience that's anything but mediocre. Take your pick of upscale dining venues or casual al fresco spots, indulge at lavish afternoon teas and wine-pairing dinners and explore a new port with excursions just for foodies. Trust that you're in for a treat as all your dining options are curated by legendary Master Chef Jacques Pepin.
  • Room service included
  • No free alcohol
  • Food included
  • No price matching
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque
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Best for an overnight in Sydney: Azamara

While undoubtedly one of the best cities in the world, Sydney hotels can certainly get pricey. Combine your next cruise around Australia with a stay in Sydney and you'll get all the advantages of a cruising holiday combined with a three day stay in Australia's most exciting city. You'll have ample time to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike in the Blue Mountains and tour the Opera House during the day. While at night you can head out to experience the bustling nightlife before tucking into your cabin.
  • No free room service
  • No free alcohol
  • Food included
  • No price matching
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Best for african exploration: Cunard

Set sail across the Indian Ocean to get to know Africa and all its delights. Visit ports like Walvis Bay, Namibia; Port Louis, Mauritius and Port Elizabeth and Durban, South Africa along with three days in Cape Town. Sea days are reserved for enjoying the old-world cruising style of Cunard with traditional activities such as a daily afternoon tea, fencing lessons and black-and-white balls.
  • Room service included
  • No free alcohol
  • Food included
  • No price matching
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card
Price ($-$$$):
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How we picked our best cruises.

When choosing cruises for this list, we look at the quality of routes available from each cruise line. We also consider onboard dining options, weighing the number, variety and overall quality of restaurants against passenger reviews.

Finally, we weigh cabin amenities against each price point, looking for cruise lines that are known to deliver the highest value.

We also seek customer reviews on travel websites and personal travel blogs, considering first-person experiences and each company’s overall reputation.

When is the best time to cruise from Perth?

Perth’s cruising season runs year-round with departure dates largely depending on your destination. Generally, Australian cruises depart in spring, summer and autumn and cruises to Asia happen in spring and summer. World cruises usually depart from January to March each year.

Expect rainy weather year-round for most Asian ports, and pack a rain jacket or umbrella just in case. For beachy destinations, reef-friendly sunscreen, sunglasses and water shoes are a worthwhile addition to the suitcase. Many cruise lines suggest formal wear for specialty dinners and theme nights, so you’ll need to include something a little fancier or a lot fancier if you want to go all out.

What are the must-do cruise excursions from Perth?

  • Kangaroo Island (Adelaide, Australia). Take in dramatic views of the stalactite-covered Admirals Arch and sculpted Remarkable Rocks and get up close to native Aussie wildlife including a colony of rare sea lions.
  • Cradle Mountain (Burnie, Australia). Hike along a glacial lake and discover a couple of Tasmania’s quirkiest small towns. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to catch sight of the local wildlife.
  • Swim with dolphins (Akaroa, New Zealand). Spend time with the world’s smallest ocean dolphin in the wild in an activity fit for nature lovers.
  • Best of Ubud (Bali, Indonesia). Leave the beaches of southern Bali behind and head for the much more picturesque area surrounding Ubud for an opportunity to visit a water temple, see rice terraces and swing in a jungle swing.
  • Batik creation (Penang, Malaysia). Learn about a unique part of Malaysian culture and take home a hand-made souvenir while you’re at it. Get hands-on and learn the four methods of creating batik before you create your own cotton batik scarf.
  • Sea cave canoe (Phuket, Thailand). Go on an adventure through the underground world of Thailand’s sea caves and tunnels in an inflatable canoe.

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