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Queensland Discovery Cruise from Sydney to Auckland

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Royal Princess®
  • Duration 16 NIGHTS
  • Departure 31 March 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS2243

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Includes Sydney City Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the eastern coast of Australia on board the spectacular Royal Princess®.

Your journey begins in Sydney with a one-night hotel stay to prepare for your embarkation date with Royal Princess®. Enjoy spacious staterooms, world-class entertainment, and breathtaking views from every deck as you head towards your first port of call, Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

In Yorkey’s Knob, enjoy the stunning beaches and vibrant marine life of Cairns. Port Douglas offers access to the verdant wildlife of Daintree Rainforest. Cruise past Willis Island, a picturesque coral cay, and discover Brisbane’s cultural gems and scenic riverfront. Returning to Sydney, you’ll disembark for a captivating city tour before re-boarding Royal Princess® to cruise to New Zealand, where you’ll visit Tauranga before your voyage culminates in Auckland.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

15 night full-board cruise on board Royal Princess®

Hotel Stay

1 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Mercure Sydney with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tour

Sydney City Tour

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Sydney: Hotel Stay

Fly to Sydney, the vibrant capital of New South Wales, which captivates with its iconic landmarks, stunning harbour, and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The Sydney Opera House stands as a symbol of architectural brilliance, while the Sydney Harbour Bridge offers breathtaking views.

Overnight: Mercure Sydney

Day 2
Sydney: Embark Ship

Today you’ll embark the refined Royal Princess® for your cruise of Queensland. This luxurious ship’s striking design, diverse dining options, and exceptional entertainment ensure an unforgettable experience at sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Days 3 - 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Airlie Beach

Escape to Airlie Beach in Australia, where sun-drenched shores meet the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Dive into adventure, soak up vibrant nightlife, and let this coastal paradise leave you yearning for more.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 6
Yorkeys Knob

Discover the tropical paradise of Yorkeys Knob, Cairns, Queensland. With pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and endless adventures, let its charm and natural beauty rejuvenate your spirit and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 7
Port Douglas

Escape to tropical bliss in Port Douglas, Queensland. Immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef’s beauty, explore ancient rainforests, and unwind on golden beaches. Let this paradise captivate your senses and rejuvenate your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 8
Willis Island

Escape to Willis Island, Queensland’s secluded paradise. With pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs, it’s a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Unwind, explore, and create unforgettable memories in this hidden gem.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 9
Relax At Sea
Day 10

Embrace the lively energy of Brisbane, Queensland. With its sunny climate, riverfront beauty, and vibrant arts scene, it’s a city that invites you to explore the best of Australian urban and outdoor living.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 11
Relax At Sea
Day 12
Sydney: Disembark,Tour & Embark Ship

Arriving back in Sydney, you’ll disembark to enjoy a tour of the city’s iconic attractions, from the bustle of the Central Business District to the sights of Sydney Harbour. Next, step back on board Royal Princess® as she sails for Auckland.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Days 13 - 15
Relax At Sea
Day 16

Tauranga, a vibrant harbour town where Pacific waves meet bustling streets. Embrace the rhythm of coastal life, forge connections, and chase dreams beneath the New Zealand sun.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 17
Auckland: Disembark Ship & Travel Home

Today you’ll disembark the ship, your cruise complete.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Royal Princess®

This stunning cruise ship will journey you across the ocean in style to a variety of captivating, must-not-miss destinations around the world.

From the moment you step on board, you’ll receive a warm and inviting welcome from the friendly and attentive crew, providing you with an experience that truly is your home away from home.

With an array of accommodation options to choose from, you can travel with comfort, ease, and wonder. Speaking of the latter, breathtaking views are available from the glass walkway extending over the edge of the ship, known as the SeaWalk.

With enthralling entertainment to absorb yourself in, Royal Princess® offers Broadway-style shows in the Princess Theatre, as well as movies quite literally under the stars. Royal Princess provides a variety of attractions and leisure facilities to delight in at every stage of your voyage.

  • Occupancy 3560
  • Tonnage 142,229 tons
  • Length 1,083 ft (330.00 m)

Life on Board Royal Princess®

As a guest on board Royal Princess®, you can expect an unmatched international cruise experience, with amenities, activities, and attractions to suit your every whim and preference.


The vast and tastefully selected range of dining options on board Royal Princess®, means there will be something to satisfy your taste buds at every stage of your cruise.


  • Allegro Dining Room
  • Concerto Dining Room
  • Symphony Dining Room
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria
  • Crown Grill
  • Gelato
  • Horizon Court
  • International Café
  • Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Sabatini’s
  • The Pastry Shop
  • Trident Grill

Bars & Lounges:

  • Good Spirits at Sea
  • Vines
  • Bellini’s
  • Churchill’s Cigar Lounge
  • Crooners
  • Wheelhouse Pub
  • Princess Live
  • SeaView Bar
  • Mermaid’s Tail
  • Outrigger Bar
  • Retreat Pool Bar
  • Vista Lounge
  • Club 6
  • Concierge Lounge for Suite passengers


Life on board Royal Princess® means never running out of captivating and stimulating things to do. Facilities available for discerning travellers’ enjoyment on this Royal-class ship include:

  • Shops
  • Swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Lotus Spa
  • Fitness Centre


Royal Princess® is a cruise ship with very few equals, whether with regard to sheer luxury, or the wealth of entertainment options on offer to guests.

  • Watercolor Fantasy Show
  • Broadway-style musical shows
  • Live music
  • Princess Theatre
  • Movies Under the Stars®

Cabins & Suites

Unsurprisingly, Royal Princess® presents an abundance of luxurious accommodation options – but even by this ship’s remarkable standards, many of those options have spare capacity to delight and surprise.

Interior Prices from $3,899pp

Interior cabins are the most affordable stateroom available for Royal Princess®. However, this doesn’t prevent them from representing an excellent option for a luxury cruise ship holiday, with perks such as the below:

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AUS2243
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Balcony Prices from $4,899pp

The sleekly styled Balcony cabin presents you with the indulgence of a balcony, and superior space to an Interior room. You will have your very own private outdoor space to enjoy, complete with a table, two chairs, and a view like no other.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Balcony with two chairs and a table
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AUS2243
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Mini-Suite Prices from $5,999pp

A Mini-Suite offers continually captivating ocean views, plus extra space compared to a Balcony stateroom. These qualities could make this stateroom just the thing if you’re on holiday with your family or as part of a group.

  • Two televisions
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower head
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Balcony with two to four chairs, an ottoman, and a table
  • Separate sitting area
  • Sofa bed
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AUS2243
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Your Hotel Stay


Included Hotel

Mercure Sydney (Or Similar)

The Mercure Sydney is a stylish and contemporary hotel in the heart of Sydney. With its prime location, it offers easy access to major attractions like Darling Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, and the iconic Harbour Bridge. The hotel features modern rooms, equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Enjoy delicious dining options at the on-site restaurant, relax at the rooftop pool, and stay fit at the fitness centre.

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