Cruises are seen as a very popular method for the average tourist to experience various different destinations without the expense or hassle of having to get the get a flight from one country to another. You will simply check in to your cruise vessel stateroom, and each day you will wake up in another location. Additionally to Vegas-style live shows or on board casinos, most cruise ships will also offer access to interesting outdoor activities at every port of call. With so many cruises that leave from Australia, which is considered a wonderful way to see the South Pacific or different Australian port cities.
The MS Volendam is a lot smaller that most passengers would expect from a cruise vessel, having accommodations of only 1,400 guests instead of the 2.500 to 3.000 you are able to see on many other ships. However, Holland believes this will allow for a much more personal experience. Also what makes this vessel a bit special is its garden theme, executed with fresh flowers throughout the entire vessel. This 1-way fourteen-day cruise departing from Sydney to Auckland will see 9 different ports of call. Various stops will include Melbourne and Burnie, before cruising to New Zealand and visiting Dunedin, Picton, Tauranga, Milford Sound or Wellington. You will be able to spend an entire day sailing along the mighty Fiordland National Park in southern New Zealand. During this particular cruise you will have four sea days to explore the entire vessel.
For those particular tourists who want to travel to Los Angeles on board a cruise from Sydney, the Sapphire Princess will make this 29-day cruise with eleven stops on its way. When you will cruise across the International Dateline, try to remember to set your watch back one full day, so in fact you will be able to visit American Samoa and Fiji on the very same forty-eight-hour day. Additionally you will visit New Zealand, Hawaii or Polynesia, and you will cruise across the equator as well. You have nothing to worry about activities during your month-long voyage. The ship golf simulator- art gallery, educational programs, spa, swimming pool, 9-hole putting course or theater will keep you pretty occupied. There will be a broad selection for dining choices thanks to the Personal Choice Dining of the cruise line. Also, there are 7 clubs and lounges aboard, so twenty-nine days may not be quite enough to explore them all.
If you may be searching for a way to explore the Australian continent, you may wish to take into consideration an eighteen-day circumnavigation cruise aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas. This particular cruise will leave from the western port of Perth, and will sail to New Zealand on the Australia`s southern coast, before reaching Sydney. Along this particular cruise you can explore Adelaide, Albany and Bunbury. From Melbourne you will be able to sail even more to the southern part to Tasmania, where Hobart and Burnie will be among the ports of call visited. Then it`s over to New Zealand where you will sail on the coast before making port in Wellington. In the end, you will cruise on to your last port of Sydney.