11 nights

Queensland Cruise

Leaving from Sydney, Australia, on the Rhapsody of the Seas. Select Sail Date

Cruising Itinerary

Day 1

Departs 6:30 PM

Welcome: Sydney, Australia Australia

Welcome aboard Rhapsody of the Seas

What's not to love about Sydney? Home to some of the friendliest people, countless museums, galleries, world-class restaurants, and of course, the sprawling Outback, Sydney is a true adventure wonderland that no one can resist.

Sydney Opera House

Watch a show or just admire this architectural icon from the water or harbor.

Day 2

Arrives 7:00 AM Departs 4:00 PM (Docked)

Port of Call: Newcastle, Australia Australia

Newcastle is a quirky mix of maritime heritage, historic architecture and surf culture, plus an arts community and expanding culinary scene. It is also a gateway to the wineries of the Hunter Valley and deep blue bays of Port Stephens.

Bathers Way

A 5km coastal walk that starts at Nobbys and finishes at Merewether Beach.

Honeysuckle & the Harbour

A great place to simply kick back and enjoy the sights, weather and other activities.

Day 3

(Cruising)

Cruising: Cruising Cruising

Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing, ice skating and surfing 200 feet above the waves. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside.
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Day 4

(Cruising)

Cruising: Cruising Cruising

Onboard, dining is about more than just food. Think ambience, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savor.
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Day 5

Arrives 8:00 AM (Docked)

Port of Call: Cairns, Australia Australia

From Cairns, explore the amazing natural attractions of northern Queensland. Discover the pristine seas and marine diversity of the Great Barrier Reef or the beauty of lush tropical rainforests.

Rainforest

Visit Daintree Rainforest National Park to view its spectacularly diverse wildlife.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Meters from the rainforest canopy, you'll have a rainforest experience like no other.

Day 6

Departs 5:00 PM (Docked)

Port of Call: Cairns, Australia Australia

From Cairns, explore the amazing natural attractions of northern Queensland. Discover the pristine seas and marine diversity of the Great Barrier Reef or the beauty of lush tropical rainforests.

Rainforest

Visit Daintree Rainforest National Park to view its spectacularly diverse wildlife.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Meters from the rainforest canopy, you'll have a rainforest experience like no other.

Day 7

Arrives 1:00 PM Departs 3:00 PM (Cruising)

Cruising: Willis Island (Cruising), Australia Australia

This Coral Sea island lies outside the Great Barrier Reef and is the pristine habitat for native bird species as the booy, wedge-tailed shearwaters and sooty terns.

Brown and Red-footed Boobies

A joy to watch, thousands of these "dressed up"  seabirds call the island home.

Wildlife

Other than the famous boobies, look above for wedge-tailed shearwaters, sooty terns, and more.

Day 8

Arrives 8:00 AM Departs 6:00 PM (Tendered)

Port of Call: Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia Australia

This laidback town on the Coral Sea is the perfect base for exploring the spectacular archipelago of the Whitsunday Islands and the aquatic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Village life revolves around nature, the beach and sea.

The Great Barrier Reef

Explore the world's largest collection of corals, coral sponges and mollusks.

The Whitsunday Islands

Covered by lush landscape and bordered by gorgeous beaches and coral-laden waters.

Day 9

(Cruising)

Cruising: Cruising Cruising

When our ships hit the high seas, the excitement of Casino Royale® kicks off. Try your hand at our card tables, spin to win at roulette, and hit it big time with the pull of a slot machine.
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Day 10

Arrives 8:00 AM Departs 5:00 PM (Docked)

Port of Call: Brisbane, Australia Australia

Brisbane has the culture and skyline of a major metropolis without attitude -- with great nature and beaches nearby. Opt for urban explorations or head to the hills, rainforest or renowned Gold Coast for other types of experiences.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Spend some quality time with kangaroos and even cuddle a koala.

Australia Zoo

Discover some of Australia's most exotic wildlife at the Australia Zoo.

Day 11

(Cruising)

Cruising: Cruising Cruising

World-class performers from across the globe come together on our ships to WOW you from morning to night. Catch Broadway musicals, the DreamWorks Experience, ice-skating spectaculars — plus thrilling casino action, live comedy and music, bars, clubs and much more.
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Day 12

Arrives 6:30 AM

Port of Arrival: Sydney, Australia Australia

What's not to love about Sydney? Home to some of the friendliest people, countless museums, galleries, world-class restaurants, and of course, the sprawling Outback, Sydney is a true adventure wonderland that no one can resist.

Sydney Opera House

Watch a show or just admire this architectural icon from the water or harbor.

Beaches

Choose from 34 beaches including the golden sand and crystal waters of Bondi or Bronte.

What's Included

One fare covers everything from relaxation to room service.

Accommodations

  • The ultimate in comfort, convenience, and luxury plus a staff that's available twenty-four seven. You'll agree there's nothing better than returning "home" after a day filled with adventure.

Dine Royally

  • On a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation, dining is part of the journey. It's more than just food. It's about the ambience, the dining experience, variety and the flexibility to plan dinner whenever you're ready.

Love Your Days at Sea

  • Whether it's your first time on a rock wall or you're a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. We'll provide all of the equipment, including shoes, helmets, and harnesses.

Entertainment

  • The gorgeous view isn't the only thing that will dazzle you onboard our cruise ships. World-class performers from all over the globe star in awe-inspiring original shows by Royal Caribbean Productions.

Youth and Teen Program

  • Your kids are in good hands with our Adventure Ocean® Youth & Teen Program. With our uniquely creative, educational and totally awesome programs, now you can be sure your kids will have a great, safe time.

Fitness Center

  • From state-of-the-art equipment to all the latest classes, we've got everything the most sophisticated fitness clubs have - plus an amazing view.

  • *Prices are average per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, reflect promotional savings (if any), for new individual bookings, are subject to change and availability.
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses are subject to change.
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