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Visiting the land down under? Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state, and its coast is a top choice for exploring by cruise.
With seafood feasts, island hopping, unique wildlife and the world’s largest coral reef system all on the agenda, planning your days onshore are about to get particularly difficult.
Queensland has a lot to offer the intrepid traveler so your biggest problem is going to be how to fit it all in. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on who to choose to cruise with.
When choosing cruises for this list, we look at the quality of routes available from each cruise line, prioritizing well-paced itineraries with port stops at key destinations around Queensland.
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 out customer reviews on travel websites and personal travel blogs, considering first-person experiences and each company’s overall reputation.
Queensland is a year-round cruise destination, with seasons opposite to ours. This huge state boasts 4,333 miles of coastline and the cruise ports can usually be divided into two regions: its capital, Brisbane, and the Far North that includes ports like Cairns, Airlie Beach and Port Douglas.
With a huge variety of weather to plan around, here are some key considerations to factor into your planning:
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