Top cruises for a short holiday

As the holiday season comes to an end, days filled with fun and relaxation will soon be a distant memory. As work picks up again and the kids head back-to-school, it might be time to break up your routine with a short cruise. Cruises are a great option if you only have a few days because of their all-inclusive nature which removes the stress of having to plan daily activities, packing and unpacking more than once, allowing you plenty of time to actually enjoy your holiday. To make the most of a few days off and the upcoming long weekends, talk to your personal travel manager about a short haul cruise. Here are a few of our favourites.

Rediscover Fiji

Captain Cook Cruises features options such as a three or four night Yasawa Island Cruise, that come complete with child minding services to give the grown ups that all essential me-time. These short cruises are great for families because they are chocked full of activities on the many islands they visit, ranging from volleyball to snorkelling. Captain Cook Cruises’ team is also made up of many friendly Fijians who are on hand to share local secrets about their country. Also available are various accommodation tiers to suit your comfort level and budget, along with tailored packages to help make the most of your getaway.

Get your tan on in Tahiti

If you have a few extra days, consider a Paul Gauguin cruise that will show you the best of Tahiti in only a week. The small ship is ideal for an intimate honeymoon or couples retreat as it takes you to ports that larger boats can’t access, whilst providing you with five-star luxury including an on-board spa. Whether you want to sit by the pool or roll the dice at the casino, this cruise takes you on a trip of a lifetime from the moment you step on your ship till you disembark. From Moorea to Bora Bora, every day is a new adventure on a different island where you can choose from excursions such as dolphin watching or kayaking on a gorgeous turquoise lagoon.

 Put the New in New Zealand

New Zealand is the ideal short break destination as it is only a three-hour flight from parts of Australia. Whether or not you have previously visited the Land of the Long White Cloud, an eight-day cruise with Coral Princess will offer you an entirely fresh way to see New Zealand. As many of the ships’ stops are only accessible by water, cruising is the perfect way to explore. If you’re looking to walk on the wild side, this cruise has your name on it, giving you time to see the local flora and fauna in the water and on land. Say “kia ora” to the locals as you learn more about the rich Maori culture experiencing first-hand the warm hospitality and traditions of New Zealand’s indigenous history.