Take to the seas with a tailored short-stay cruise.
KANGAROO ISLAND CRUISE
This famous spot in the Great Australian Bight, southwest of Adelaide, has plenty to offer despite its small size. Visit SEAL BAY and get to know the tame (and cheeky) locals, with penguins, koalas, sea lions and, of course, kangaroos all calling the island home. Take a dip in the CRYSTAL WATERS before heading to a gourmet lunch at one of the many cellar doors. Make sure to try local produce, including the purest Ligurian honey in the world. Dec 11–15; departs Melbourne; from $654pp/2 person room; pocruises.com.au/cruises/kangaroo-island.
FOOD & WINE CRUISE
Foodies, this , you’ll one’s get for presentations you. Onboard on the all things gastronomic, along with workshops by food and wine personalities. Choose between cocktail classes, WINE TASTINGS and cheese courses – or just go for it and attend all three. Between sessions, have an afternoon by the pool, take advantage of the adults-only Oasis area and enjoy the diverse program of EVENING ENTERTAINMENT, with live music and a comedy club onboard. Dec 8–11; departs Melbourne; from $515pp/2 person
MORETON ISLAND CRUISE
Famous for its outdoor activities, this island off the coast of Queensland is great for adventure lovers. For an extra-special experience once you venture off the ship, get up close and personal with the local sea life by taking part in the WILD DOLPHIN-FEEDING program. Go snorkelling among the SHIPWRECKS that dot the island’s shores, enjoy a bird’s-eye view as you parasail over the sandy beaches, hire a quad bike or toboggan down the sand dunes. Oct 4–8; departs Sydney; from $977pp/2 person room; pocruises.com.au/cruises/moreton-island.