Australia

Discover the majestic underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and venture to the rugged landscapes of the Kimberley in search for Koala bears on a small ship cruise to Australia. Our luxurious expedition ships offer an intimate experience in this vast country that extends from the pulsing streets of Sydney, with its iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, to the breathtaking landscapes of the Outback. Explore the Aboriginal rock art sites, bird-filled billabongs and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park, go hiking through the pristine rainforests of Cape York and venture to the apple-growing island of Tasmania. Contact one of our Australian cruise experts to start planning your small ship adventure “Down Under”.

Top 5 Small Ships in Australia

L'Austral

Owned by the French cruise line company, Compagnie du Ponant, L’Austral joined the fleet in 2011. This super mega-yacht was created in the Italian Fincantieri shipyard on a design by Jean-Philippe...

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Silver Discoverer

With its small size and shallow draft, the Silver Discoverer has been expertly engineered to explore the rugged coasts and isolated islands of the Pacific. There are spacious decks and panoramic...

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All Australia Small Ship Cruises

Indonesia and Australia – Komodos and Crocodiles

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13 Days
Asia, Australia

Travel from the red canyons of the Kimberley to the tribal villages of the Lesser Sunda Islands on this fascinating 13-day itinerary. Witness the unique waterfalls and tidal landscapes as you cruise...

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$11,700
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Australia, Vanuatu & New Caledonia

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16 Days
Australia, Pacific Islands

From the fascinating tribal cultures of Vanuatu to the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, join us for this 16-day cruise through the South Pacific. Witness the incredible fireworks...

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Australia to Indonesia

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15 Days
Asia, Australia

Travel from Australia’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef to the remote islands of Papua on this comprehensive 15-day itinerary. Go snorkeling or diving off Lizard Island to discover its myriad of...

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$8,660
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Australia – The Kimberley

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11 Days
Australia

Experience the thundering waterfalls, indigenous rock art and spectacular gorges of the Kimberley on this 11-day cruise. Embark on zodiac excursions through mangrove-lined waterways to spot abundant...

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$10,650
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