This Is How Beach Getaways Are Done

Ready to kick back and soak up the sun in style? Our Australia beach holidays are the best way to do exactly that. Step aboard our award-winning Celebrity Eclipse®, unpack once, and let us whisk you from one iconic beach escape to another—in total luxury. Discover the tropical rainforests of Cairns, the colourful marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, the unspoiled white sands of the Whitsunday Islands, the seaside sophistication of Brisbane, and even more sun-soaked wonders beyond.

Along the way, you’ll enjoy a ship that’s every bit as relaxing as the places you’ll visit. Find soothing new ways to nourish your mind, body, and soul at The Spa. Unwind in our thoughtfully designed accommodations. Savour globally inspired cuisine in our collection of world-class restaurants. This is the Australia beach holiday you deserve.

Itinerary Highlight

10 Nights Great Barrier Reef from Sydney, Australia

Onboard Experiences

With everything from mouthwatering restaurants to rejuvenating wellness experiences, Celebrity Eclipse® is the perfect complement to all the sun-soaked beach destinations on your itinerary.

A Culinary Journey

That fresh, salty air can work up an appetite. Our globally inspired cuisine is up to the task. Dine in restaurants featuring menus crafted by our Michelin-starred chef, including our popular Sushi on Five, where even the wasabi is freshly prepared. Let our sommeliers find the perfect pairing from the most awarded wine collection at sea. Try our spa-inspired AquaClass® and enjoy exclusive dining in Blu, with its clean cuisine and biodynamic wines.

Wellness

Our Australia beach holidays are the perfect chance to focus on your well-being. Start with a great night’s rest on our exclusive eXhale® bedding. Get your endorphins flowing with first-at-sea fitness programs like HIIT. Escape to The Spa and explore more than 120 treatments designed to help you look and feel your best. Unwind at the Persian Garden—complimentary for AquaClass® guests—and enjoy an array of rejuvenating aqua-therapy environments.

Destination Highlights

We’ve scoured Australia and beyond to find you the best beach destinations in the region. It’s a tough job, we know, but someone had to do it.

Cairns

Nestled on the tropical coastline of Far North Queensland, Cairns is known for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system. But its own attractions shouldn’t be overlooked. Explore the bars and restaurants of Cairns Esplanade. Discover the rain forests, gorges, and beaches of Daintree National Park. And get a fascinating glimpse into the area’s history at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Airlie Beach

This Queensland resort town will charm you with its laid-back vibes and wow you with its natural wonders, like the Whitsunday Islands. Here, you’ll find the legendary Whitehaven Beach, which is renowned for its four-miles of impossibly white sand and clear, blue waters. It’s the perfect spot for paddle boarding, swimming, and taking photos that will be the envy of your social media feeds. Just try not to make your friends back home too jealous.

Brisbane

Mix a little urban exploration into your Australia beach holiday while visiting the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane. Discover must-see museums, like the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, as well as award-winning restaurants, stylish rooftop bars, and plenty of chances for some retail therapy. Nature lover? Explore the Brisbane Botanical Gardens atop scenic Mount Coot-tha or the pristine shores lining Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island.

Mystery Island

Our beach holidays also go beyond Australia to unforgettable locales like Vanuatu’s Mystery Island. This South Pacific destination feels like an undiscovered paradise. Enjoy a massage on a secluded white-sand beach lined with swaying coconut palms. Paddle board right alongside sea turtles. Go snorkeling in protected waters brimming with colourful marine life. And replenish with fresh fruit and drinks from the local beachside markets.

Featured Shore Excursions

From underwater wonders to the ultimate beachside lunch, these hand-selected shore excursions will help you make the most of your Australia beach holiday.

Overnight on the Great Barrier Reef

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a very fortunate few. Spend an unforgettable overnight on a pontoon floating right above the Great Barrier Reef—and underneath the stars. There’s no better way to discover the reef’s colourful coral, thousands of marine species, and the natural light show of the stars above.

Lunch on Whitehaven Beach

Take a quick jaunt to Tongue Bay to embark on a guided walking tour to the breathtaking Hill Inlet lookout. Then, you'll make your way to the jewel in the crown of Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, a 4-mile long stretch of luxurious white sand that touches the crystal-clear waters of the Coral Sea.

Reef Snorkeling Discovery

Explore Mystery Island’s pristine coral reef on this professionally-guided snorkel adventure. Board our boat for a brief scenic ride to the reef located just off the coast. Your expert guide will teach you important snorkeling skills and techniques before you gear up and plunge into the crystal clear water. Learn about the spectacular coral formations from your guide who will join you in the ocean. Hand-feed colorful tropical fish and experience the thrill as they surround you in the water. Discover this fragile and important marine ecosystem from a professional guide who will point out coral species and fish.