HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS
- 4 days aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna
- Transfer from East Perth Rail terminal to hotel
- 1 night’s accommodation in Perth, including breakfast
- Transfer from hotel to Fremantle Cruise Terminal
- 17-day Northern Explorer from Fremantle to Sydney on board Crown Princess® cruise ship, including select main meals
- 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 20 dinners
*A valid passport or government-issued photo identification is required to travel onboard Crown Princess®
- Discover the mining heritage of the Silver City, Broken Hill
- Ponder the vastness of the Australian continent as you cross the Nullarbor Plain
- Enjoy sightseeing and fine food and wine around cosmopolitan Adelaide
- Cruise Itinerary: Perth, Geraldton, Broome, Kimberley Coast, Darwin, Port Douglas, Cairns, Willis Island, Brisbane, Sydney with optional shore excursions^
- Choose from a selection of on-board dining options to tempt your tastebuds
- Join a cooking demonstration, dance class, trivia contest and more~
- Enjoy a musical production in the Princess Theatre
~ Cruise itineraries and on-board offerings are not guaranteed. Charges apply to some activities, venues and menu items.
^ Shore Excursions have fees applied
|Cabin||Fare Type||BALCONY AFT CABIN^ - MARCH||BALCONY MID BB CABIN^ - MARCH|
|GOLD PREMIUM TWIN||ADVANCE PURCHASE HOLIDAY*||$10,780||$11,092|
|GOLD PREMIUM TWIN||EVERYDAY HOLIDAY||$11,285||$11,597|
|GOLD TWIN||ADVANCE PURCHASE HOLIDAY*||$10,180||$10,492|
|GOLD TWIN||EVERYDAY HOLIDAY||$10,605||$10,917|
|GOLD SINGLE||ADVANCE PURCHASE HOLIDAY*||$16,155||$16,779|
|GOLD SINGLE||EVERYDAY HOLIDAY||$16,535||$17,159|
To book any of the following cruise cabins, please call our Travel Centre on 1800 703 357.
^ Balcony Aft Cabin = category BD Balcony Aft (Aloha, Baja, Caribe).
^ Balcony Mid BB Cabin = category BB Mid-forward, Mid-aft (Aloha, Baja).
Feel the excitement build as you arrive at Sydney Central Station to begin your epic adventure on board the Indian Pacific. Departing Sydney’s Central Station, get acquainted with your cabin and fellow travellers. Take in spectacular views as the Indian Pacific winds through the Blue Mountains. Tonight, you will enjoy your first meal on board – a regionally inspired dinner paired with fine wine and beverages. After dinner, consider a nightcap in the lounge before you retire to your cabin. (D)
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific
After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Experience in Broken Hill, the Silver City. Explore mining heritage through visiting the Broken Hill Trades Hall and the striking Miners Memorial that stands over the town or for a different take on Broken Hill, go on a tour of the main drag with fabulous local Drag Queen sensation, Shelita Buffet.
Art aficionados may opt to visit the captivating Living Desert Sculpture site or take in the exhibitions at the oldest regional art gallery in New South. Alternatively, ignite a sense of nostalgia at Bells Milk Bar, an icon of Broken Hill, sipping on malted milk while a performance by Cindy and Johnny takes you back to the 50’s.
Lunch is served back on board as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the ancient Flinders Ranges.
Arriving in Adelaide in the late afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity for an Off Train Experience, exploring the South Australian Museum or indulging in an epicurean experience. Visit the Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale to sample fine South Australian wines before an indulgent meal, or try a cheese or gin tasting in the charming Adelaide Hills village of Hahndorf before feasting at Haus – a German restaurant showcasing the best in local produce. Alternatively, visit Adelaide Central Markets for a tour and exclusive sit-down dinner.
After dinner, return to the train to continue your journey west. (B,L,D)
Today is all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior, the ancient Nullarbor Plain, on the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. En route, the Indian Pacific calls in to Cook, once-bustling, now almost-ghost town that was originally built as a support town for the railway.
Travelling further west, the next stop is at Rawlinna on the fringe of Australia’s largest sheep station for a signature dinner under a thousand stars (seasonal). (B,L,D)
Admire the delightful undulations of the Avon Valley and enjoy a final breakfast on board as the final stage of your transcontinental crossing unfolds, heading into Perth. After being transferred to your hotel, relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure.(B)
OVERNIGHT: 1 night Novotel Perth Murray Street
You will be transferred to the Cruise Terminal and board the Crown Princess®, ready to truly light up the seas, serving up tantalising cuisine, dazzling live entertainment, and enriching experiences. Relax in The Sanctuary~, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, or put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars (TM) – whatever you decide to do, your time onboard will be unforgettable. (B,D)
OVERNIGHT: 17 nights Crown Princess®
(Water Shuttle Required, Wheelchair Access Limited)
With its superb Mediterranean climate, wonderful scenery and pristine beaches, Geraldton has long been a popular place to visit. A major port gateway to Western Australia, it is also a global haven for windsurfers, with Coronation Beach one of the world hotspots. (B,L,D)
Familiarise yourself with the layout of the ship today. A variety of everyday dining venues are available including The Salty Dog Grill, Horizon Court, International Café, and Slice Pizzeria. Choose from specialty restaurants~ Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, Crown Grill, the Salty Dog Gastropub and the Chef’s Table Experience. (B,L,D)
Relax in one of the lounges, read a good book or visit The Sanctuary, an exclusive adults-only retreat offering a relaxing alternative to the myriad outdoor activities and entertainment available elsewhere on the ship. (B,L,D)
Built on the back of the pearl trade, Broome is a wonderfully multicultural town on the rugged North West coast of Western Australia. This fascinating and diverse remote outpost boasts one of the country’s premier beaches – stunning Cable Beach stretches more than 20 kilometres along the coastline of the Indian Ocean. (B,L,D)
Renowned as one of the most important and spectacular wilderness regions on Earth, you will get to see the beauty of the Kimberley from the ocean. The dramatic coastline framed by stark red cliffs has been identified as one of the least impacted marine environments in the world. With more than 2,600 islands scattered beyond the reefs, the area is rich in biodiversity and wildlife. Expect to see plenty of exotic birdlife as you cruise past this amazing wonderland. (B,L,D)
Enjoy today at your leisure. Perhaps indulge in a decadent afternoon tea in the dining room where you can enjoy freshly prepared finger sandwiches, cakes and cookies, accompanied by a wide variety of teas or coffee. (B,L,D)
Closer to Indonesia than to any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the “Top End” and is home to more than half the population of the remote, vast Northern Territory. A popular starting point for journeys through the Top End wilderness region’s many attractions, there’s plenty of fascinating history to explore in and around Darwin. (B,L,D)
Plan your on-board activities for the next three days while at sea. Don’t forget to peruse the daily newsletter ‘Princess Patter’ for today’s events. (B,L,D)
Attend a Champagne Art Auction, take a stroll through the European-style Piazza, where roving performers will delight you with their skills, or practice your putting in a round of mini-golf. (B,L,D)
Enjoy the many facilities available to you aboard Crown Princess®. (B,L,D)
(Water Shuttle Required, Wheelchair Access Limited)
Located between the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas provides a perfect gateway to hardy adventurers en route to rainforest and reef. (B,L,D)
Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city – the famed Marlin Coast. And inland, lays the immense Daintree National Park^.
Cairns basks in tropical sunshine; balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city’s graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. (B,L,D)
Willis Island is one of several tropical islands sitting beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea Islands Territory and is surrounded by thriving reefs, where many creatures make their homes. Numbering into the thousands, Willis Island caters to many species of seabirds, including Masked, Brown and Red-footed Boobies that cry out nearly 24 hours a day. It is also an important nesting ground for turtles. (B,L,D)
Today is yours to enjoy. Take some time today to relax and revitalise with a dip in one of the freshwater pools or hot tubs. Enjoy the sea breeze as you soak up the sun in a padded lounger with a good book, listen to music, or dream about your next adventure. (B,L,D)
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, located in the Sunshine State, boasts of having over 280 days of sunshine per year. Brisbane is known for its laid back and friendly atmosphere, sophisticated art galleries and museums, beautiful botanic gardens, and Moreton Bay.
The Brisbane River, which flows through the city, gives you great access to both north and south via the famous CityCats. (B,L,D)
Visit the shops of Princess for the last chance to pick up some keepsakes and souvenirs. Enjoy a musical production, dabble in the casino~, or simply relax in a lounge sipping one last cocktail~ as you enjoy your final evening on board the Crown Princess®. (B,L,D)
As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney – hailed by many seafarers as “the most beautiful harbour in the world.” Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor.
Farewell the Crown Princess® this morning as you disembark upon arrival into Sydney where your incredible rail and ocean journey comes to an end. (B)
~ Cruise itineraries and onboard offerings are not guaranteed. Charges apply to some activities, venues and menu items.