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Cruises from Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is located in the sunshine state as it boasts of having over 280 days of sunshine per year. Brisbane is known for its laid-back and friendly atmosphere, sophisticated art galleries and museums, beautiful botanic gardens, and premium shopping in the heart of the CBD and Moreton Bay. The Brisbane River, which flows through the city, offers great access to both north and south via the famous CityCats. Enjoy the wind in your hair while you take in the river city sights and explore the riverside landmarks. When booking cruises from Brisbane, there is only one main cruise terminal, built in 2020, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Pinkenba is where almost all cruises from Brisbane will depart. Brisbane is the second busiest passenger cruise port in Australia and is ideally located for Great Barrier Reef cruises and South Pacific cruises. A wide range of destinations can be reached with cruises from Brisbane, with a number of cruise lines homeporting in Brisbane or offering a local season from here.

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Brisbane has two main cruise ships that are Brisbane-based and stay all year round, however, Brisbane has a large number of cruise ships that visit on a seasonal basis. These ships are: Diamond Princess, Crown Princess, Grand Princess, Pacific Encounter, Pacific Explorer, Carnival Luminosa, Disney Wonder, Quantum Of The Seas and Voyager of the Seas. Cruises from Brisbane 2024, 2025 and 2026 are available now for bookings.

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Brisbane Cruise Calendar

Port Highlights

  • Take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of Brisbane aboard the Wheel of Brisbane. Experience the sights by day, the lights by night or enjoy a sky high picnic onboard with a wine to add to your experience.

  • Explore the Howard Smith Wharves along the Brisbane River. You can take a tour of the brewery and enjoy a tasting or visit one of the many world class restaurants along the river. With exceptional food and night life there is something for everyone.

  • Enjoy Brisbane's surroundings and panoramic views and take an adventure to new heights on a Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure Climb.

Brisbane Ports

Brisbane Faqs

  • Where do cruises from Brisbane leave from?

    Cruises from Brisbane depart from the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Pinkenba (also known as ‘Luggage Point’). 1 Cruise Terminal Dr, Pinkenba QLD 4008

  • How to get to & from the Passenger Cruise Terminal?

    The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) is a short 20-minute drive from the Brisbane airport. Taxi, private car, or rideshare is the best way to arrive. If you are planning on parking we advise you to book early. The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is not currently serviced by public transport.

  • What disability and wheelchair access do the cruises from Brisbane have?

    If you have any mobility issues then the cruise terminal staff will be able to assist you with a wheelchair for the embarkation process. It's a great idea to let your Clean Cruising consultant know in advance if you will need some extra assistance.

  • What is the weather like in Brisbane?

    Brisbane is a sub-tropical climate and is warm nearly all year round. The best weather can be found from March to May and September through November. The average temperature is 26 degrees.

  • How long do cruises from Brisbane typically last?

    Cruises from Brisbane last anywhere from 2 to 114 nights, but typically Brisbane is ideal for a 7-night getaway to Tropical North Queensland or the South Pacific.

  • How early should you arrive at the terminal before your cruise from Brisbane?

    Most cruise lines have dedicated check-in times that are advised once you complete your online check-in, we strongly recommend you to adhere to this time to allow for a seamless check-in experience.

  • What happens when you arrive at the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal?

    When you arrive at the terminal your first port of call is baggage drop off for your luggage. You will then be directed to the cruise terminal entry upon your check-in time (there are plenty of friendly terminal staff to guide you), and journey up the escalators or elevator to the check-in area. Once checked you will proceed through customs and immigration you will then proceed to embark on the ship. Once you’re onboard the ship, the ship's crew will direct you towards your stateroom.

    Hint: We highly recommend completing your online check-in via the cruise line website or app prior to arriving at the terminal.

  • What are useful tips for first-time cruisers departing from Brisbane?

    If you plan to park at the cruise terminal we recommend booking in advance here.

  • What do I need to know about customs and immigration?

    Similar to travelling through an airport, all maritime vessels are governed by customs and immigration, and their rules must be adhered to. Cruise lines will also have limits on alcohol that can be brought onboard check with the Clean Cruising team for more details as these do vary by cruise line.

  • What number should I call if we have an emergency?

    For all urgent medical emergencies call 000, however, for anything else call the Clean Cruising team on 1800 121 187.

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