Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Queensland Cruise: 11 nights in November 2012

This cruise in Northeast Australia is a treat, with stops in the tropical northern cities and towns. Leaving from Sydney, the first port of call is Brisbane, gateway to the sunny and glamorous Gold Coast. Scenic cruising at Willis Island is next on the agenda, part of Australia's Coral Sea Islands territory. This little island is a nesting ground for birds and turtles, so keep your eyes peeled! Airlie Beach and the whitsundays come after, and will feel like a south sea island with their white sand. Mingle in the township with tourists, locals and friendly yachties! Townsville is next, a city with a beautiful waterfront area. Climb to the top of Castle Hill for some great views. Port Douglas, gateway to the tropical and fun city of Cairns, is the final stop before the return to Sydney.

 Port Douglas
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Operator: Princess Cruises
Vessel: Dawn Princess
Ports of Call: Sydney, Brisbane, Willis Island (scenic cruising), Airlie Beach, Townsville, Port Douglas
Sailing Dates: Tuesday 6 November 2012- Saturday 17 November 2012

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise:  11 nights

Day 1: Sydney, departing Tues 6 Nov 16:00
Day 2: At sea
Day 3: Brisbane, Thurs 8 Nov 08:00- 18:00
Day 4: At sea
Day 5: Willis Island (scenic cruising), Sat 10 Nov 13:00-14:00
Day 6: Airlie Beach, Sun 11 Nov 10:00- 18:00
Day 7: Townsville, Mon 12 Nov 07:00- 18:00
Day 8: Port Douglas, Tues 13 Nov 07:00- 18:00
Day 9-11: At sea
Day 12: Sydney, Sat 17 Nov, arriving 07:00

About the Dawn Princess

The Dawn Princess is Australia-based and uses Australian currency, making it simple to get onboard. She is a wonderful ship with plenty to keep you entertained, informed and relaxed! She has no fewer than 4 pools and 5 whirlpool spas, one in the tranquil Adults-Only Sanctuary. There are shuffleboard and sports courts, a spa and gym, the Scholarship@Sea enrichment program with lectures and classes, shopping and kids programs for the little ones. In the evening, there are the bars, lounges and theatres, as well as movies under the stars! Dining onboard happens in one of the two traditional dining rooms, Florentine and Venetian. The Sterling Steakhouse carries a cover charge, but there are other complimentary options- a buffet, pizzeria, grill and room service.

 Dawn Princess
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See here for great deals on the Queensland cruise in November 2012!