DEEP DIVE DOWN UNDER: THE GREAT BARRIER REEF & BEYOND

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Deep Dive Down Under: The Great Barrier Reef & Beyond

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port
arrive
depart
Nov 29 Sun
6:00 PM
 
Nov 30 Mon
6:00 AM
4:30 PM
 
Dec 1 Tue
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
 
Dec 2 Wed
12:00 PM
7:30 PM
 
Dec 3 Thu
7:00 AM
12:00 PM
 
Dec 4 Fri
9:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Dec 5 Sat
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Dec 6 Sun
At Sea
Dec 7 Mon
9:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Dec 8 Tue
12:01 AM
12:00 PM
 
Dec 9 Wed
At Sea
Dec 10 Thu
8:00 AM
 
SUN NOV 29
TO 6:00 PM Cairns

day 1 Cairns, Australia


Cairns, Australia
Here is the gateway to see the Great Barrier Reef and no one should miss it if you’ve come this far, so plan to expand your stay here. Other highlights of Cairns include the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with stories of the indigenous aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the beautiful gorges, beaches and mountainous rainforest of Daintree National Park and the Cairns Esplanade full of local flavor in its bars and restaurants.
MON NOV 30
6:00 AM TO 4:30 PM Port Douglas

day 2 Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia


Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Port Douglas is known for sitting adjacent to two UNESCO sites, the world’s largest reef system, Great Barrier Reef and the biodiverse Daintree Rainforest. It has delightful beach resorts and popular Macrossan Street, lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Swim in crystal-clear Mossman Gorge, crocodile watch at Daintree River, relax on the palm-fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach or snorkel the Low Isles and the outer reef.
TUE DEC 1
11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM Willis Island

day 3 Willis Island, Australia


Willis Island, Australia
A technical stop only will be made at Willis Island, the only permanently inhabited island of the Coral Sea Islands Territory. The weather monitoring station here was established in 1921 to provide cyclone early warnings for Queensland. Birds seen here include wedge-tailed shearwaters, sooty terns and noodies.
WED DEC 2
12:00 PM TO 7:30 PM Airlie Beach

day 4 Airlie Beach, Australia


Airlie Beach, Australia
Located on the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is also home to the well-known Whitsunday islands. This relaxed resort town is also home to one of the most famous beaches in the world – Whitehaven Beach, only accessible by sea or air. Find the Airlie Beach Lagoon or the award-winning Fish D’Vine & the Rum Bar.
THU DEC 3
7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM Middle Percy Island

day 5 Middle Percy Island, Australia


Middle Percy Island, Australia
Tiny Middle Percy Island is well-known in yachting circles for its long-standing tradition of hospitality and is one of the few places left in Australia where seafarers can freely go ashore and explore. The first structure in sight is an A-frame covered in signs and souvenirs from passing boats. Note: this call includes a wet landing. No other cruise line comes to this beach and we’re able to work with local operators to make this special event come to life. Sign up ahead of time for a Signature Expedition to explore this area with our onboard experts by kayak or Zodiac.
FRI DEC 4
9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Fraser Island

day 6 Fraser Island, Australia


Fraser Island, Australia  Lake McKenzie
There are many activities to do on this former logging station island full of towering trees. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk with its King ferns and freshwater flowing across the sand. Look for birds of prey above and dingoes along 75-Mile Beach, float down Eli Creek or take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Makenzie.
SAT DEC 5
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Mooloolaba

day 7 Mooloolaba, Australia


Mooloolaba, Australia
This is the home of the Crocodile Hunter’s family and the Australian Zoo they have been involved in. This is where you can have the opportunity to hold a koala. The lush rainforest here is perfect for a walk to the waterfall. Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, a walk along the Mooloolaba Beachfront Esplanade will take you past outdoor cafes, juice bars, alfresco restaurant and chic fashion boutiques.
MON DEC 7
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Sydney

day 9 Sydney, Australia


Sydney, Australia
Best known for its distinctive harbor-front Opera House, which is a UNESCO site, Sydney is viewed as not only one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also one of the most livable. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbor and covers about 44 miles. Sydney’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk offers a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding area. Other sites to see include the Royal National Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
TUE DEC 8
12:01 AM TO 12:00 PM Sydney

day 10 Sydney, Australia


Sydney, Australia
Best known for its distinctive harbor-front Opera House, which is a UNESCO site, Sydney is viewed as not only one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also one of the most livable. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbor and covers about 44 miles. Sydney’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk offers a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding area. Other sites to see include the Royal National Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
THU DEC 10
8:00 AM TO Melbourne

day 12 Melbourne, Australia


Melbourne, Australia
The capital and most populated city of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is located on the large natural bay of Port Philip. The abundance of parks and gardens here has resulted in Melbourne being referred to as Australia’s “Garden City.”  The Story of the Kelly Gang, the world's first feature film, was shot in Melbourne in 1906 and On the Beach was filmed here in 1959. The city’s delightful mix of architecture includes the UNESCO-listed Royal Exhibition building, the Venetian-gothic style Old Stock Exchange, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Flinders Street Station.

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