5 of the Best Short Cruises For Buck and Hen Parties

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If you’re looking to pull off the ultimate pre-wedding Buck or Hen party, forget the boozy nightclub, go-kart circuit or butlers in the buff and opt for an unforgettable short cruise break atop the high seas.

At Cruise1st Australia, we offer a number of short, taster cruises of two to four nights. These short break cruises depart regularly from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth – providing the perfect way to enjoy your last long weekend as a singleton.

To help you choose the right cruise for your Buck or Hen extravaganza, here’s 5 of best short, taster cruises departing this year.

P&O Australia – Classic Cruise

P&O Cruise Ship

When? 

Departing 12th April 2016 for a 2-night break.

Where?

The cruise departs Brisbane, before following the Sunshine Coast south to Sydney.

Why?

With two luxury pool decks, a childfree wellbeing zone and no-end of bars, restaurants and eateries – P&O’s Pacific Aria is ideal for a decadent yet sophisticated pre-wedding shindig. The cruise itself lasts two nights, and transports passengers from Brisbane to Sydney in supreme style and comfort – who needs a limo?

How Much?

P&O’s Classic 2-night cruise starts at A$399 per person.

Carnival – Sampler from Sydney

When?

Departing 27th November 2015 for a 3-night break. 

Where?

Carnival’s Sydney Sampler departs Sydney, spend 3-nights at sea before returning to the same port. 

Why?

Carnival Cruises ships are renowned for their party atmosphere, and place a real emphasis on fun and entertainment. Carnival Spirit has twelve bars and lounges, many of which feature live music, and there’s also a nightclub for those looking to dance the night away. Alternatively, why not try your luck in the ship’s casino, which features 220 slot machines and several roulette, blackjack and poker tables.

How Much?

Carnival’s Sampler from Sydney starts at A$449 per person.

Princess Cruises – Australia Getaway

When?

Departing 1st February 2016 for a 4-night break.

Where?

This fabulous 4-night cruise departs Auckland en-route to Sydney – the undisputed party capital of Australia.

Why?

A four-night holiday may sound like a long buck or hen do, but trust us – as soon as you and your party set-foot on Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess, you won’t want to want to leave. This luxury ocean liner is bursting with places to eat and drink, and features no less than seven showrooms and lounges. Once you’ve disembarked in Sydney, why not enjoy another evening of debauchery? You’re only young once.

How Much?

Princess’s Australia Getaway starts at A$799 per person.

P&O Australia – Food and Wine

Pacific Jewel (another ship under P&O Cruises)

When? 

Departing 24th May 2016 for a 4-night break

Where?

Sailing from Brisbane to the beautiful Whitsundays Islands and back, this 4-night offers sun, sea and sand in a short, affordable package.

Why?

Beautiful beaches? Check. Guaranteed sunshine? Check. Four days in gastronomic paradise? Double check. Book P&O’s brilliant Food & Wine short break cruise, and you can enjoy all of the above and so much more. This tailor-made cruise offers passengers the chance to sample some of the finest food and wine from across Australia, whilst sailing to a truly magnificent port call. What more could you ask for?

How Much? 

P&O’s Food & Wine cruise starts at A$749 per person.

Royal Caribbean – Legend of the Seas Sampler 

When?

Departing 8th December 2015 for a 2-night break.

Where?

This round-trip sailing departs from Brisbane, before returning to the same port after two days at sail.

Why?

Fun and frolics await aboard Royal Caribbean’s dedicated Australian ocean liner, Legend of the Seas. Not only can passengers enjoy a spectacular array of bars and dining venues, Legend also features a rock-climbing wall, nine-hole miniature golf course and – for those feeling lucky – a full-sized, state of the art Casino Royale.

How Much?

Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas Sampler starts at A$566 per person.

Want to find out more about any of the short break taster cruises listed above? Visit our dedicated short cruises page, or call the Cruise1st Australia team today on 1300 857 345.

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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