Two night stay in the Rocks area of Sydney including breakfast
Dinner at SkyFeast Sydney Tower
Half day Sydney City Tour
Opportunities to discover the many ports throughout the whole of Australia with the freedom to enjoy the onboard facilities of the Coral Princess
A huge range of Optional On Shore excursions to suit all budgets
A choice of cabins to suit all budgets
Delicious Meals daily onboard the Coral Princess
Fantastic Shows and Entertainment whilst onboard the Coral Princess
Travelling with friends for company
Personally escorted from Melbourne ‐ Your tour hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one
2 Nights in Sydney including breakfast daily
Dinner at SkyFeast Sydney Tower
Half Day Sydney City Tour
28 Nights onboard the Coral Princess including pre paid gratuities (tipping)
All meals whilst onboard Coral Princess
AUD $75.00 per cabin onboard credit
Premier Beverage Package inclusive of bar service charge whilst on cruise
Wi-Fi for one device per guest whilst on cruise
Fantastic Onboard entertainment
Daily itinerary for onboard activities
Document Distribution day prior to departure ‐ subject to minimum numbers attending and covid restrictions
Sisterhood Documentation & Travel Wallet
Cabin Matching Service
Small Groups, Personal Service
Assistance with Booking Onshore activities etc
****Lead in price based on interior cabin category IC, other cabin categorys such as oceanview, obstructed oceanview, balcony and mini suites available - please contact the team for pricing and availability.
Cabin Category discriptions
Interior : Two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower. Approximate size 158 to 162 sq ft.
Oceanview : Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room. Approximate size 146 to 206 sq. ft.
Balcony - This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. Approximate size 214 to 222 sq. ft., including balcony
Mini Suite - luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony* which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of bubbly. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed and two flat-panel televisions. Approximate size 323 sq. ft., including balcony.
The itinerary is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Should social distancing measures remain in place, Sisterhood Womens Travel will adapt our itinerary accordingly
Day 1 - Monday 23 October 2023
Welcome to Sydney (D)
Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel. Meet your Sisterhood Hostess and fellow travellers at the Melbourne Airport for our flight to Sydney.
After checkin at our hotel the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Later this evening we will regroup and make our way to the Sydney Tower for our "Sky Feast" dinner where we will be feasting on more than 30 international dishes, including seafood and desserts, while we take a 360-degree revolving tour of Sydney 82 floors below.
Overnight : Harbour Rocks Hotel (or similar)
Day 2 - Tuesday 24 October 2023
After a morning at leisure we will take an afternoon Guided City Tour of Sydney we will see all the city hot spots and tourist icons including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Woolloomooloo, Harry Cafe de Wheels, Rushcutters Bay, Point Piper, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Shark Beach, The Gap, Bondi Beach, Paddington, Darlinghurst, China Town and Darling Harbour.
Dinner tonight is at leisure
Overnight: Harbour Rocks Hotel (or siimilar)
Day 3 - Wednesday 25 October 2023
Sydney (B, D)
Today we make our way to the Sydney cruise terminal for our exciting 28 Day Round Australia Cruise onboard Princess Cruises Coral Princess.
With our safety breifing and ship orientation formalities completed we will enjoy pre dinner drinks as we set sail from the famous Sydney Harbour.
Day 4 - Thursday 26 October 2023
Or first full day at sea will give us time explore the facilities on the beautiful Coral Princess. The biggest decision will be what to choose to eat from the delicious selection of foods available in the many eating areas or what activities to can add to our cruising schedule. Be sure to try the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine, join friends for cocktails and Movies Under the Stars® by the pool or try some decadent treats at the International Café.
Tonight our group will meet for pre-dinner drinks to regroup and chat about the day’s events before enjoying dinner and the fabulous after dinner entertainment. Always a fantastic way to end the day!
Day 5 - Friday 27 October 2023
Today we have the whole day in Brisbane
Once considered the "country cousin" among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation's third-largest metropolis - and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland's dazzling beaches.
Optional excursions today include Brisbane & Botanical Gardens, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Mt Tamborine, Glow Worms Cave & Gold Coast, CRIKEY! It's Australia Zoo, Stradbroke Island 4WD Escapade and many more.
Day 6 - Saturday 28 October 2023
Spend today at sea enjoying the facilities onboard the Coral Princess
A world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including the Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
Day 7 - Sunday 29 October 2023
Today we enjoy another day at sea whilst cruising past Willis Island
This tiny island measures in at just 1,600 feet long by 490 feet wide, though it is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory. You won't find any neighborhoods, schools or homes here, however. The only structures on Willis Island comprise a weather monitoring station hosted by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, where just a handful of weather observers reside at any given time.
Willis Island is one of several tropical islands sitting beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea Islands Territory, and is surrounded by thriving reefs where many creatures make their homes. Numbering into the thousands, Willis Island itself caters to many species of seabirds, including Masked, Brown and Red-footed Boobies that cry out nearly 24 hours a day. It is also an important nesting ground for turtles.
Note: Willis Island is a scenic cruising site. Ships will slowly travel past while a knowledgeable port lecturer points out significant sites you'll be able to see from onboard.
Day 8 - Monday 30 October 2023
Cairns and Far North Queensland
Today we spend the whoe day in Cairns
Cairns is one of Australia's hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia's great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast. And inland lays the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine, balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city's graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland.
Optional excursions today include Scenic Walk Through Cairns, Bad Fishy Jet Boat, Hartley's Crocodile Adventure,
Kuranda & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda And Scenic Railway Journey, Fitzroy Island Getaway, plus many more
Day 9 - Tuesday 31 October 2023
Today we enjoy a day at sea
Time to relax and enjoy the ship's faciliies and perhaps peruse the extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters. And don’t miss the exciting Champagne art auctions, where you can bid on keepsakes of your own.
Day 10 - Wednesday 1 November 2023
Today we enjoy a day at sea
Relax and enjoy the ship's facilities or a touch of retail therapy . You’ll find fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs.
Day 11 - Thursday 2 November 2023
Today we enjoy a day at sea
Relax and enjoy the ships facilities.
Day 12 - Friday 3 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Darwin
Closer to Indonesia than to any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the "Top End" - the remote, vast Northern Territory. Home to more than half of the territory's population, the city reflects the rugged endurance and individualism required to survive the Outback. Darwin also boasts a colorful history to add to that heritage. During World War II the Japanese bombed the city and threatened invasion. In 1974, Cyclone Tracy cut a destructive swath through the region. In addition, man-eating crocodiles, tropical monsoons, searing heat and bush fires that burn for weeks are all part of everyday life.
Locals in the Top End consume over 60 gallons of beer a year. All those empties don't go to waste: Each year Darwin residents compete in the Beer Can Regatta, a race with boats, rafts and other vessels manufactured out of beer cans.
Many optional excursions are on offer including Darwin City Explorer, Barramundi Master Class, Darwin Pub & Craft Beer, Defence Of Darwin, Territory Wildlife Park, Jumping Crocodiles Cruise, Litchfield National Park: Termite Mounds & Falls, Indigenous Litchfield plus many more
Day 13 - Saturday 4 November 2023
Today we enjoy a day at sea
Time to enjoy the ship's facilities or perhaps treat yourself to some pampering. Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.
Day 14 - Sunday 5 November 2023
Kimberley Coast Scenic Cruiising
Today we enjoy a day at see with scenic cruising along the Kimberley Coast
Located in the northern part of Western Australia, Kimberley is one of the continent's earliest settled regions, dating as far back as 40,000 years. But although its mainland has been inhabited for centuries, its over 8,000 miles of ruggedly beautiful coastline remain so unspoiled that the Kimberley Coast has been identified as one of the least impacted marine environments in the world.
Healthy reefs and incredible biodiversity make the Kimberley Coast a prime spot for marine wildlife viewing, from sea turtles to blue crabs, manta rays and the planet's largest population of humpback whales.
Approaching the Kimberley Coast from the Indian Ocean, you'll make out dramatic red cliffs that stand out in stark contrast to the aquamarine waters of the fringing reefs below. More than 2,600 islands are scattered beyond the reefs, serving as nesting grounds to a variety of seabirds, including cormorants, giant Australian pelicans and Red-footed Boobies. The islands also provide breathtaking scenery in one of the world's most extensive coastal wilderness areas - and the best way to take it all in is from the sea!
Day 15 - Monday 6 November 2023
Nestled in the remote Kimberley Coast area, the Kuri Bay coastline is highlighted by magnificent red rock escarpments and a peaceful turquoise bay. Water Shuttle Required, Wheelchair Access Limited.
Optional excursions will be available onboard.
Day 16 - Tuesday 7 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Broome
In the 1870s, pearl fishermen discovered the rich waters of Roebuck Bay. A decade later, Broome was founded as a base for the pearl trade and was soon described as "the pearling capital of the world." Japanese, Chinese and Aborigine divers toiled in arduous, dangerous labor to harvest oysters from the seabed. For all its importance to the pearling industry, Broome remained a remote outpost on Australia's Kimberley Coast until its discovery as a travel destination. The legacy of its pearling days can be seen in the town's colorful mix of 19th- and early 20th century buildings. Broome also boasts Cable Beach - a 13-mile strand of white-sand that stretches along the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Pirate William Dampier was the first European to visit Western Australia. Dampier, who circumnavigated the globe three times, landed near Broome in 1688 and again in 1699.
Many optional excursions are available in Broome including: Easy Broome By Double Decker Bus, Narlijia Heritage & Cultural Tour, Kaleidoscope Of Broome, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, Best Of Broome, Cable Beach At Sunset By Camel Safari
Day 17 - Wednesday 8 November 2023
Today we enjoy a day at sea
Time to enjoy the ship's facilities
Day 18 - Thursday 9 November 2323
Another relaxing day at sea whilst we cruise the stunning West Coast of Australia
Day 19 - Friday 10 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Geraldton
The capital of the Batavia Coast was founded in 1850 as a commercial port serving the Northampton lead mine some 30 miles to the north. While Geraldton remains one of Western Australia's major ports, the city has become a magnet for vacationing Australians. Located between the Chapman and Greenough Rivers, Geraldton boasts a superb Mediterranean climate, scenic beauty and pristine beaches. Coronation Beach has become an international destination for windsurfers.
In 1692 the Dutch East India Company Batavia was shipwrecked on the offshore Abrolhos Islands. Calamity was followed by mutiny and murder. The lurid tale ensured this portion of Western Australia would be named the Batavia Coast.
Note: Geraldton is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.
Many optional exursions are available including : Best Of Geraldton, Burnt Barrel And Oakabella Homestead, Kalbarri National Park, Batavia Fly Over
Day 20 - Saturday 11 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Perth
Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle - founded in 1829 - is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the Swan River some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle, Perth is a bustling city where soaring high-rises co-exist with elegant sandstone buildings from the colonial era. Life here moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, from excellent shopping to a leisurely cruise on the Swan River.
Perth's explosive growth in recent decades has engulfed the old historic port of Fremantle - some 70 percent of Western Australia's population live in and around Perth.
Many optional excursions are avalable including: Easy Fremantle & Kings Park, West Coast Wineries, Historic Fremantle And The America's Cup, Best Of Perth & Fremantle, Fremantle Prison: Time In The Tunnels, Fremantle City & Little Creatures Brewery, Dolphins, Penguins & Sea Lions Oh My!
Day 21 - Sunday 12 November 2023
Margaret River (Busselton), Australia
Today we spend the whole day in Busselton (Margaret River) area
This vibrant coastal city is a laid-back charmer with an enticing array of natural wonders and active pursuits. Just steps from the mile-long Jetty are glistening white sand beaches and sun-drenched seaside villages. Yet the magic of the Margaret River area beckons with 120 premium wineries; ancient caves boasting a subterranean world of jaw-dropping stalactite, stalagmite, helictite and shawl formations; a fascinating Aboriginal culture rooted in ancient history; and a picture perfect landscape of meandering country roads and spectacular scenery.
Note: Busselton is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.
Many optional excursions are available including: Easy Margaret River By Top Deck Chauffeur Bus, Margaret River's Sweet Tooth Trail, Best Of Geographe Bay, Ngili Caves & Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Wines Of Margaret River, Aravina Estate Wine & Degustation, A'Maze'ing Indulgence
Day 22 - Monday 13 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Albany
On December 26, 1826 - Boxing Day - Major Edmund Lockyer and his party of convicts and soldiers landed at Princess Royal Harbor to establish a penal colony. Originally named Frederickstown in honor of the Duke of York and Albany, the first European settlement in Western Australia was renamed Albany in 1832. Thanks to its superb harbor, the town quickly became a busy port. Albany served as a coaling station for steam ships, as a commercial outlet for the rich farms of the interior, and as a base for the highly profitable whaling industry. The whaling station at Frenchman Bay was the last whaling station in all Australia, closing in 1978. Today it is home to Whale World, one of the world's largest whaling museums.
This small city of some 25,000 souls is off the beaten track. Which makes exploring all the more fun, whether visiting Whale World Museum or touring one of the area's excellent wineries.
Many optional excursions are available including :Best Of Albany: National ANZAC Centre & Torndirrup National Park, Southern Wineries And Sights, Torndirrup National Park & Whale History, Easy Albany: Torndirrup National Park & Albany Wind Farm, Oyster Harbour & Kalgan River Cruise, Princess Royal Harbour & King George Sound Cruise, Valley Of The Giants Treetop Walk
Day 23 - Tuesday 14 November 2023
Today we enjoy a day relaxing at sea
Day 24 - Wednesday 15 November 2023
Another day at sea to enjoy the ships facilities
Day 25 - Thursday 16 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Adelaide
Founded in 1836, this graceful city lies nestled on the coastal plain between Gulf St. Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. Adelaide was the vision of Colonel William Light, Australia's Surveyor General, who created a one-mile-square grid for the city's center and surrounded it with a belt of stunning parkland. Today, Adelaide is a metropolis of over one million people, boasting wide, tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks, world-class shopping, and the highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in Australia.
Beyond the city and the rugged Adelaide Hills lie the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Here Australian vintners are winning international acclaim for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.
Many optional excursions are available including: Adelaide Highlights, Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Gardens & Museums -, Culture, Coast And Dolphin Cruise, McLaren Vale Vineyards & Wine, The Cube At D'Arendberg, Barossa Valley & Wine Tasting, Spirit Of The Coorong Cruise,
Day 26 - Friday 17 November 2023
Time to enjoy the ships facilities as we spend the day at sea
Day 27 - Saturday 18 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Melbourne
ictoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.
Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.
Many optional excursions are avalable including:City Drive And Fitzroy Gardens, Blue Dandenongs & Mountain Village, Discover District Docklands, Arcades & Alleyways, Ballarat Wildlife & Sovereign Hill Goldmine Township, Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley & Wine
Day 28 - Sunday 19 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Burnie
Located on Bass Strait, Burnie is Tasmania's fourth-largest city and a major port. Burnie, surrounded by prime productive farmlands is the gateway to scenic northwest Tasmania, an area rich in picturesque old villages, homesteads and historic homes. Inland lies the rainforest and wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Many optional excursions are available including: Caves & Canyon, Wings Wildlife Park & Countryside Drive, Devonport Highlights & Don River Railway, Tasmanian Indulgence, Stanley & Highfield House, Best Of The North West, Cradle Mountain National Park Express
Day 29 - Monday 20 November 2023
Today we spend the whole day in Hobart
asmania's capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony - and its natural setting is just as impressive. Seen from its fine deep-water harbor, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city's heritage is centered on the historic waterfront. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen's Domain. Many of Tasmania's other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.
With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle.
Many optional excursions are avalable including:Hobart Historic Walking Tour, Mt Wellington & Royal Botanic Gardens, City And Anglesea Barracks, Tempting Taste Trail, Tasmania Wine & Wildlife
Day 30 - Tuesday 21 November 2023
A final day at sea to relax and enjoy the ships facilities
Day 31 - Wednesday 22 November 2023
Sadly our Round Australia Cruise has come to an end. We dock early in the morning and prepare to disembark and make our way to the airport for our homeward flight.
Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure.