Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate with warm or hot weather for most of the year. The hottest month is December with an average temperature of 30°C and even in the cooler months of June and July the average temperature is a pleasant 21°C. Most rainfall is in the summer months, the wettest being January with an average rainfall of 150mm.

There’s a great choice of cruise lines that start or stop off in Brisbane including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Cunard. The majority of cruise liners dock at the Portside Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal located in the inner city suburb of Hamilton and the larger cruise ships would use the Port of Brisbane.

Latest Brisbane Deals

Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific

09 Sep 2020 (31 Nights) Cruise Only from £3333pp
Sun Princess

Southern Australia Explorer

10 Mar 2020 (11 Nights) Cruise Only from £1374pp
Sun Princess

Tasmania & Southern Australia

25 Nov 2020 (6 Nights) Fly Cruise from £839pp
Queen Elizabeth

14-day Australia & New Zealand

09 Nov 2019 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £1128pp

Outrageous Outback

03 Feb 2020 (14 Nights) Fly Cruise from £5453pp

In-Port Festival

01 Feb 2020 (1 Nights) Cruise Only from £229pp
Vasco da Gama

Bali & Treasures of the North West

13 Jan 2020 (12 Nights) Cruise Only from £1071pp
Vasco da Gama


07 Dec 2020 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £682pp
Sun Princess


21 Jan 2020 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £1170pp
Majestic Princess

Sydney to Auckland

03 Mar 2020 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £6930pp
Silver Muse

New Zealand Getaway

27 Dec 2019 (3 Nights) Cruise Only from £539pp
Ruby Princess

Southern Australia Explorer

27 Oct 2019 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
Golden Princess

Cruise Companies that sail to Brisbane

Why visit Brisbane ?

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Brisbane is the capital of Queensland

Named after the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Brisbane

During your stop in Brisbane, wander in the lush Botanical Gardens, shop in the Queen Street Mall, or enjoy the countless cafes and restaurants along the banks of the Brisbane River. Among some of the older buildings there are Parliament House (1868), the Central Railway Station (1901), the People’s Palace, notable for verandas and cast-iron balustrades, the town hall and the only two surviving public buildings from the convict past, the stone Commissariat Store on the river and the Old Windmill (1827-1829). This was later transformed into an observatory on the hill near Wickham Park. City Hall houses an art gallery and museum on Brisbane’s history and growth.

Venture just across the Victoria Bridge to visit the arts complex which was completed in 1985. This comprises the Queensland Art Gallery, which has an interesting Australian collection, the museum, and the state library and performing arts theatres.

The City Sights ’hop on - hop off’ tour lets you set your own pace as you can leave and re-join the tour at any one of the strategically placed stops around Brisbane. Experience the flavour of Brisbane – stroll through one of the many parks, enjoy the superb views or dine in one of the excellent cafes or restaurants.

Catching one of the sleek CityCat ferries down the Brisbane River has become the popular sightseeing journey. You can stand on the open-air front deck of the blue, white and yellow catamarans and glide under the Story Bridge to South Bank and the city centre. These are run every 15 to 30 minutes, between 5.40am and 11.45pm, from the University of Queensland in the southwest to Apollo Rd, Bulimba, and back (just about an hour each way).

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is located in the Brisbane suburb of Fig Tree Pocket. The sanctuary is one of the very few sanctuaries in the world where visitors are actually allowed to hold koalas for a fee. Strict regulations ensure that each koala is not held for more than thirty minutes every day. Visitors can also feed and pet the free-roaming kangaroos in the five-acre open-plan kangaroo reserve, where more than 130 of the animals freely reside. Kangaroos are sometimes seen with a joey in their pouch.

The main shopping area in Brisbane is the Queen Street Mall where you can enjoy a vibrant adventure with more than 700 stores including luxury brands, high street fashion, cinemas and games arcades.

A lush, sultry metropolis with flourishing restaurants, bars and cultural scenes that attest to its coming of age that you can enjoy on your next luxury cruise.

Interested in Brisbane Cruise Holidays?

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