Luxury Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef

Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef will give you the opportunity to visit one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world. Stretching for an impressive 1,400 miles, the reef is a sight to behold, with a dazzling array of bright corals and colorful marine life. Visible from space, the reef lies off the northeast coast of Australia, which is lined with white sand beaches and buzzing coastal cities.

On an Australia cruise that visits the Great Barrier Reef, you'll stop in Port Douglas, a tropical resort town that's rich in natural adventures and beautiful beaches. Get a first-hand perspective of the area’s incredible marine life on a snorkeling trip. Explore Airlie Beach and visit the Whitsunday Islands, where you can relax on pristine beaches or take a dip in azure waters. Take your vacation to the next level on a luxury cruise with Celebrity.

Great Barrier Reef Cruise Highlights

Port Douglas

Visit this charming seaside resort town, where you’ll find restaurants, cafés, and boutiques along chic Macrossan Street. Port Douglas is a popular starting point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park. A visit here would not be complete without taking a trip to the rainforest, where you can zip-line through the trees and visit the Wildlife Habitat to learn more about native Australian animal species such as kangaroos, wallabies, and crocodiles.

Islands of the Great Barrier Reef

Experiencing the Great Barrier Reef isn’t just about seeing colorful coral and schools of fish. You’ll also find tiny isles and islands located along the reef, many of them with dreamy white sand beaches. The Whitsunday Islands are especially popular, particularly the swirling sands of Whitehaven Beach.


On a Great Barrier Reef cruise, you’ll experience some of the world’s most spectacular snorkeling. Slide into the crystal-blue waters to swim alongside fish in shades of shimmering green and electric blue. You'll find colorful coral gardens and plenty of opportunities to see marine life such as stingrays and sea turtles in their natural habitat in one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth.

Great Barrier Reef Cruise Ports

Port Douglas, Australia

Cairns (Yorkey's Knob) Australia

Airlie Beach, Australia

Great Barrier Reef Cruise Itineraries

Sail to incredible ports along the Great Barrier Reef on these 10, 11, 13, 14, and 15-night cruises. You'll have plenty of time at sea to enjoy Celebrity's world-class service and luxury amenities, and visit top destinations like Cairns, Port Douglas, and Airlie Beach. Cruises depart from Singapore and Sydney, with some itineraries including calls in Southeast Asia. 

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Why Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef With Celebrity Cruises

On a Great Barrier Reef cruise with Celebrity, you'll experience award-winning service, world-class dining, and luxury amenities throughout your journey. Indulge yourself with a rejuvenating massage at The Spa. Toast to new memories with friends at the Martini Bar as you sail to your next destination. Choose The Retreat, an exclusive experience offering fine dining at Luminae and access to The Retreat Sundeck, a stylish outdoor relaxation space. 

These cruises will bring you to exciting ports like Cairns, Port Douglas, Airlie Beach, and the Whitsunday Islands. You'll have ample time to explore ashore and take in the breathtaking local scenery that includes tranquil, reef-fringed islands, towns that bustle with local charm and culture, and activities that grant you access to the abundant biodiversity of the region. A luxury cruise with Celebrity is the perfect way to experience all that this natural wonder has to offer on a journey that will exceed your expectations at every turn.

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