Temperatures are dipping and leaves are dropping; autumn has arrived. For those lamenting the passing of summer and the holiday that never happened, it isn’t too late to make the most of the sultry temperatures. In fact, book an autumn break now, and you’ll not only enjoy the best of the weather — you’ll save a fortune on your vacation thanks to plummeting autumn holiday prices.
For those keen to enjoy a little late summer sun on a budget, why not try a repositioning cruise? Repositioning is the name given to cruise breaks in which a ship moves from one home port to another, a journey often made at the end of a cruise season. At this time of year cruise ships will relocate from Australia to other destinations in the northern hemisphere ahead of the summer season — giving you the perfect opportunity to bag a bargain repositioning cruise.
Not convinced by the idea of a repositioning cruise? These incredible itineraries should change your mind.
Transpacific, Royal Caribbean
Departing Sydney on 23rd April 2016, this incredible 24 night repositioning cruise takes in a handful of extraordinary destinations en-route to Seattle on the west coast of the US. Among the ports visited include New Caledonia, Mystery Island, Vanuatu, Fiji and Honolulu, so there’ll be ample opportunity to lay your beach towel somewhere hot. Plus, with 14 sea days, there’ll be plenty of time to relax, unwind and enjoy the wealth of facilities and amenities aboard Royal Caribbean’s much-loved liner, Explorer of the Seas.
Sydney to Singapore, Royal Caribbean
Cruise straight back into summer aboard Voyager of the Seas as it repositions in Singapore, calling in at Brisbane, Darwin and Port Klang along the way. Departing Sydney on 16th April, this 15-night cruise is incredibly affordable, and includes return flights to Sydney once the ship has docked in Singapore. With the perfect ratio of time on and off the ship, this is the perfect cruise for those seeking a relaxing, do-nothing holiday this autumn.
Australian Coast and Bali, Celebrity Cruises
Repositioning cruises don’t come much better than Celebrity Cruises’ Australian Coast and Bali itinerary. Departing Sydney on an incredible 14-night voyage to Singapore, you’ll enjoy port calls in a number of coveted destinations, including the paradise island of Bali in Indonesia. With a total of five port calls included, this is one of the most carefully considered repositioning cruises available — giving you the perfect amount of time ashore and on ship.
Australia & New Zealand, Holland America Line
Although only relocating from Auckland to Sydney, Holland America Line’s Australia & New Zealand cruise is a repositioning break all the same. Taking place over 14 nights from Friday 11th March 2016 (yes it’s last minute, so get your skates on if you want to book), you’ll travel from Auckland to Sydney via a number of great ports and destinations, including Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Hobart and Melbourne. Plus, you’ll also be given the opportunity to explore the Fiordland National Park, one of Australia’s most beloved beauty spots. What better way to welcome in the new season?
Think a repositioning cruise could be the one for you? Visit the Cruise1st Australia homepage and use the search box on the left to find upcoming repositioning cruises this autumn. Alternatively, give our team a call on 1300 857 345.