Darwin Cruises

Situated on the northern coast of Australia, Darwin – named after the famous naturalist – has developed from a small coastal outpost to become one of the key trading ports in country.

The capital of the Northern Territory has also become increasingly popular with tourists, which includes those people who are travelling around the coast on a cruise holiday.

The city is one that has a colourful history having had a key role to play in World War II. Used as a base for troops defending the coast, Darwin came under attack from the Japanese multiple times.

A number of companies now offer guided tours around the city where you can learn more about the impact that the war had on the city, with the Darwin Military Museum and the Defence of Darwin Experience being one of the major attractions.

The war is also covered in the Aviation Museum, where you’ll also be able to learn more about the early pioneers of aviation who landed in Darwin on their travels.

Other attractions within Darwin include the Botanical Gardens, Parliament House and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, where you can examine aboriginal arts and local crafts whilst also learning more about Cyclone Tracy; which hit the city with devastating effect in the 1970s.

Visiting Darwin isn’t all about the city however, with the Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks both accessible within a matter of hours.

Here, you’ll be able to explore the unique landscapes of the area, which includes everything from huge tropical rainforests to sandstone ravines and cascading waterfalls. These parks are also home to a varied collection of native wildlife, including crocodiles and dingoes.

Destination Highlights

Popular Darwin Cruise Deals

MS Noordam

Australasia Cruise

Departure
12 November 2022

Days
36

from

£5,359 pp

Cruise Only

  • Sydney, Australia Check In Starts At 0100p Times Subject To Tidal Cond Visa Required
  • Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Visa Required
  • Townsville, Australia Visa Required
  • Cairns, Australia Times Subject To Tidal Cond Visa Required
  • The Ribbon Reef Region Cruising Only Subject To Marine Restrictionsweather,permissions Permitting
  • The Far North Region Cruising Only Subject To Marine Restrictionsweather,permissions Permitting
  • Scenic Cruising Torres Strait Cruising Only
  • Darwin, Australia Visa Required
  • Dili, East Timor Visa Required
  • Komodo Island, Indonesia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Shore Access Limitations
  • Broome, Western Australia, Australi Times Subject To Tidal Cond Visa Required
  • Exmouth, Australia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Visa Required
  • Geraldton, Western Australia, Austr Visa Required
  • Fremantle (perth), Australia Overnight Subject To Marine Restrictionsvisa Required
  • Fremantle (perth), Australia Subject To Marine Restrictionsvisa Required
  • Albany, Western Australia, Australi Visa Required
  • Port Lincoln, Australia Visa Required
  • Adelaide, South Australia, Australi Visa Required
  • Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Austral Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Visa Required
  • Melbourne, Australia Overnight Visa Required
  • Melbourne, Australia Visa Required
  • Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Visa Required
  • Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Visa Required
  • Sydney, Australia Times Subject To Tidal Cond Visa Required

MS Noordam

Pacific Cruise

Departure
8 October 2022

Days
70

from

£8,579 pp

Cruise Only

  • San Diego, California, Us Check In Starts At 0100p
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, Us
  • Lahaina, Hawaii, Us Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited
  • Kona, Hawaii, Us Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited
  • Scenic Cruising Kilauea Volcano Cruising Only
  • Hilo, Hawaii, Us
  • Cross International Dateline Cruising Only
  • Kiritimati (christmas Island), Kiri Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited
  • Crossing The Equator Cruising Only
  • Bora Bora, French Polynesia Overnight Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited
  • Bora Bora, French Polynesia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited
  • Moorea, French Polynesia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited
  • Papeete, French Polynesia Overnight
  • Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Rarotonga, Cook Islands Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited
  • Vava U, Tonga Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited
  • Nuku Alofa, Tonga
  • Cascade, Norfolk Island, Australia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Visa Required
  • Brisbane, Australia Visa Required
  • Sydney, Australia Times Subject To Tidal Cond Visa Required
  • Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Visa Required
  • Townsville, Australia Visa Required
  • Cairns, Australia Times Subject To Tidal Cond Visa Required
  • The Ribbon Reef Region Cruising Only Subject To Marine Restrictionsweather,permissions Permitting
  • The Far North Region Cruising Only Subject To Marine Restrictionsweather,permissions Permitting
  • Scenic Cruising Torres Strait Cruising Only
  • Darwin, Australia Visa Required
  • Dili, East Timor Visa Required
  • Komodo Island, Indonesia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Shore Access Limitations
  • Broome, Western Australia, Australi Times Subject To Tidal Cond Visa Required
  • Exmouth, Australia Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Visa Required
  • Geraldton, Western Australia, Austr Visa Required
  • Fremantle (perth), Australia Overnight Subject To Marine Restrictionsvisa Required
  • Fremantle (perth), Australia Subject To Marine Restrictionsvisa Required
  • Albany, Western Australia, Australi Visa Required
  • Port Lincoln, Australia Visa Required
  • Adelaide, South Australia, Australi Visa Required
  • Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Austral Tender Required Wheelchair Access Limited Visa Required
  • Melbourne, Australia Overnight Visa Required
  • Melbourne, Australia Visa Required
  • Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Visa Required
  • Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Visa Required

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