Eclipse, Australia's Great Barrier Reef ex Melbourne Return



12 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Celebrity Eclipse.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Celebrity Eclipse.

Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Eclipse continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations. Renowned for her contemporary décor and an extraordinary choice of dining options—you can also enjoy a wide selection of bars and lounges to suit every mood, almost endless entertainment from the impressive theater shows to the peace and quiet of the library, and variety of activities to keep mind, body, and soul in tune.

Highlights of this cruise:

Melbourne offers modern elegance that stays true to its local Aboriginal and Australian roots. As Australia’s cultural hub, the city is home to over a dozen fascinating museums. Melbourne Museum features diverse interactive exhibits, as well as an extensive collection of indigenous and postmodern art. Explore Gold-Rush-era buildings in trendy multicultural neighborhoods where chic restaurants, stylish rooftop bars, and street art vie for attention. Unwind at the Royal Botanic Gardens and meet kangaroos, wallabies, and Tasmanian Devils at the Healesville Sanctuary. For more action, enjoy a lively football, cricket, grand-slam tennis event, or Formula One race. Just outside the city, you’ll find some of the most spectacular natural scenery. Take a dramatic coastal ride along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road. Or, visit the 12 Apostles, a land of stunning rock stacks that rise out of the ocean, each with its own story. Melbourne’s cultural diversity is also reflected brilliantly in its cuisine. Sample Chinese fare in Chinatown, enjoy Spanish tapas at bohemian Fitzroy, or sample Lebanese cuisine at Brunswick. Try fish and chips and a strong stout at a local pub.

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers so much—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower. You’re never far from nature in this thriving urban center. Well-known surf beaches, zoos, national parks, whale watching tours, bush tours, and the Royal Botanic Gardens—featuring over 7,500 plants—offer visitors a chance to enjoy the area’s sunshine, lush greenery, wildlife, and clear blue oceans. Sydney is not only Australia’s oldest city, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities on the globe, offering a wealth of cuisines, unique museums, and cultural opportunities. Explore lively pubs, shops, and historic buildings at The Rocks, located on Sydney harbor.

Airlie Beach
On your cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect departure point for local excursions. The coral reef is the largest living thing on the planet—so big you can see it from space—but made of billions of tiny organisms known as polyps.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the reef supports a vast diversity of marine life, with 600 types of soft and hard corals, 1,625 types of fish, and 30 species of whales and dolphins. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park covers 133,000 square miles, including 3,000 coral reefs and 900 islands. The snorkeling and diving here are unmatched.

Airlie Beach is popular with backpackers, yachtsmen, and other lovers of the tropical lifestyle. Sailing among the calm, protected waters of the Witsunday Islands and skydiving over the pristine shorelines are a couple of the must-do adventures for many visitors.

When it's time for some shopping during your Airlie Beach cruise, you'll find lovely seaside markets and galleries with friendly artists, handmade jewelry, colorful paintings, stunning photos, and tropical beachwear—perfect for a leisurely browse after breakfast.

On a Brisbane cruise, you'll find a thriving art scene, sandy beaches, lively nightlife, and multiple wildlife sanctuaries. Start with scenic city views from Mount Coot-tha, west of downtown.

Cultural sophistication belies Brisbane's proximity to wilderness. Contemporary art galleries energize the vibrant Fortitude Valley district, including the Gallery of Modern Art, Institute of Modern Art, Philip Bacon Galleries, Jan Murphy Gallery, and Edwina Corlette Gallery.

A cruise to Brisbane offers plenty of possibilities to recreate. Go for a swim at South Bank Parklands, a sparkling, man-made, inner-city beach overlooking the Brisbane River. Or, take a ride down to Gold Coat and swim, surf, or build sandcastles on one of the Pacific's most famous beaches.

Meet Australia’s best-known natives, the koalas and kangaroos, at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, on the river. Learn all about the sleepy marsupials and other wildlife threatened by traffic, disease, and habitat loss. Cuddle a koala. Feed a kangaroo. See Tasmanian devils.

North of town, you can visit the Australia Zoo to learn about Wildlife Warriors and efforts to protect injured, threatened, and endangered species. See cheetahs and rhinos roaming the zoo's African Savannah.

You can shop for the latest designer goods on a Brisbane cruise. One chic area is Edward Street, where you'll find Hermès, Oroton, Georg Jensen, Paspaley, Chanel, and Australia’s largest Cartier store. Move on to James Street, in Fortitude Valley, for the vibrant colors, bold designs, and bohemian fashions of Australia's own Camilla.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (24)
Quad Triple Twin Single

12 - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 2,767 AU$ 2,984 AU$ 3,371 AU$ 6,460

11 - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 2,787 AU$ 3,004 AU$ 3,401 AU$ 6,520

10 - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 2,812 AU$ 3,037 AU$ 3,451 AU$ 6,620

09 - Inside Stateroom

AU$ 2,837 AU$ 3,064 AU$ 3,491 AU$ 6,700

08 - Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 3,020 AU$ 3,300 AU$ 3,631 AU$ 6,980

07 - Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 3,095 AU$ 3,394 AU$ 3,771 AU$ 7,260

2D - Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda

AU$ 3,130 AU$ 3,434 AU$ 3,831 AU$ 7,380

2C - Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda

AU$ 3,150 AU$ 3,460 AU$ 3,871 AU$ 7,460

2B - Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda

AU$ 3,175 AU$ 3,487 AU$ 3,911 AU$ 7,540

1C - Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda

AU$ 3,230 AU$ 3,554 AU$ 4,011 AU$ 7,740

1B - Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda

AU$ 3,260 AU$ 3,594 AU$ 4,071 AU$ 7,860

2A - Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda

AU$ 3,295 AU$ 3,634 AU$ 4,131 AU$ 7,980

1A - Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda

AU$ 3,310 AU$ 3,654 AU$ 4,161 AU$ 8,040

C3 - Concierge Class with Veranda

AU$ 3,375 AU$ 3,734 AU$ 4,281 AU$ 8,280

SV - Sunset Veranda

AU$ 3,425 AU$ 3,794 AU$ 4,371 AU$ 8,460

C2 - Concierge Class with Veranda

AU$ 3,470 AU$ 3,847 AU$ 4,451 AU$ 8,620

C1 - Concierge Class with Veranda

AU$ 3,550 AU$ 3,940 AU$ 4,591 AU$ 8,900

A2 - Aqua Class with Veranda

AU$ 3,805 AU$ 4,267 AU$ 4,871 AU$ 9,460

A1 - Balcony

AU$ 3,965 AU$ 4,460 AU$ 5,161 AU$ 10,040

S2 - Sky Suite

AU$ 5,545 AU$ 6,559 AU$ 8,309 AU$ 16,336

S1 - Sky Suite

AU$ 5,930 AU$ 7,026 AU$ 9,009 AU$ 17,736

CS - Celebrity Suite

AU$ 7,770 AU$ 9,299 AU$ 11,709 AU$ 23,136

RS - Royal Suite

AU$ 11,615 AU$ 14,046 AU$ 17,409 AU$ 34,536

PS - Penthouse Suite

AU$ 15,485 AU$ 18,779 AU$ 23,799 AU$ 47,316

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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