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Cruises from Melbourne

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is also known as the cultural, culinary, and sporting capital of Australia. Set on the Yarra River, the city is home to world-class sporting facilities, museums, galleries and theatres and many revered restaurants. The Central Business District (CBD) has become renowned for its tiny laneways, boutique shopping, street art, and impeccable barista-made coffee. When exploring by day, be sure to collect a cup of your favourite brew and meander the CBD’s easy-to-navigate grid of streets. Melbourne’s iconic trams are free in the city and provide an accessible way to explore the various precincts such as South Bank, Chinatown and Bourke St. Cruises from Melbourne typically depart from Station Pier, Port Melbourne. Just 4 km from the CBD, the port is conveniently connected to the city via the tram network (a Myki travel card is required for travel). On occasion, cruises will also call southwest of Melbourne, at Geelong (75km) or southeast of the city at Phillip Island (140km), famed for its nightly penguin parade.

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Melbourne has 1 main cruise ships that are Melbourne-based and stay all year round, however, Melbourne has a large number of cruise ships that visit on a seasonal basis. These ships are: Pacific Explorer, Diamond Princess, Queen Elizabeth, Disney Wonder, Norwegian Sun and Silver Nova. Cruises from Melbourne 2024, 2025 and 2026 are available now for bookings.

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  • When exploring Melbourne by day, be sure to collect a cup of your favourite brew and meander the CBD’s easy-to-navigate grid of streets - the city prides itself on its delicious coffee.

  • Wander through the leafy oasis that is the Royal Botanic Gardens. Showcasing rare and beautiful plants and manicured gardens, it’s the perfect spot to picnic or unwind.

  • Catch a footy (Australian Rule Football) or cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). For the full experience, grab a beer and a pie to go with it!

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Melbourne Faqs

  • Where do cruises from Melbourne leave from?

    Cruises from Melbourne depart from the Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal at Station Pier. 6 Waterfront Pl, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

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

    The Melbourne Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal is approximately 4 km from Melbourne's city centre and approximately 20 km from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. Melbourne’s Station Pier is conveniently connected to the city via the tram network (a Myki travel card is required for travel). Trams on Route 109 run from Southern Cross train station to Station Pier. For information about fares, please visit Public Transport Victoria website. Parking close to the terminal is limited and mostly short-term, so it’s recommended that you seek an alternative mode of transport such as tram, taxi or transfer.

  • What disability and wheelchair access do the cruises from Melbourne 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 Melbourne?

    Melbourne’s average temperature ranges from 10 degrees in July to 21 degrees in January. Melbourne is famous for its four seasons in one day so pack for all occasions.

  • What happens when you arrive at Melbourne Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal?

    Upon arrival at the terminal, you will be greeted by terminal staff who will direct you towards your luggage drop off (oftentimes you can do this before checking in for early arrivals. Once check-in is open and your allotted time has been reached you will be able to proceed to check-in, a reminder that you will need to have your government-issued ID or passport (depending on where you are cruising) ready. Hint: Completing your cruise line check-in online or via the cruise line app will make this process smooth sailing. After check-in, you will proceed via customs onto the ship. Once you step onboard the ship’s crew will direct you towards your stateroom.

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

    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 are useful tips for first-time cruisers departing from Melbourne?

    As parking is extremely limited, we recommend seeking an alternative mode of transport such as the tram, taxi or transfer. The tram connects into the CBD, to Southern Cross Station and the airport via the SkyBus.

  • How long do cruises from Melbourne typically last?

    Cruises from Melbourne range from 2 to 29 nights.

  • 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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