Sail away to the land down under today! On an Australian cruise adventure, you can revel in the cosmopolitan hustle of its cities, catch sight of its one-of-a-kind marine and animal life, and even enjoy summer in January as you coast your way around the lush beauty of this island nation. Now if only you had a comfortable room, delicious, all-you-can-eat dining every day, and you never had to pack your suitcase until you were headed home. Oh yeah, an Australian cruise comes with all that too!Most Australian cruises take off from its eastern coast, right where the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the vast wilderness area known as the Outback are located. You can enjoy exciting pit stops in Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, and Hobart (Tasmania) to name a few. Often Australian cruises are packaged to include stops in nearby New Zealand as well, so you’ll enjoy a wide-ranging experience within the southernmost island countries on the globe.The Australian cruise shore excursions will definitely give you something to write home about–from scuba dives and high-speed catamaran rides in the largest coral reef to city tours with top-notch shopping and views of the Sydney Opera House. Or take a wine tour in the world-class Hunter Valley wine country and swirl a glass of Australia’s feisty, spice-full Shiraz or sip on a fine oaky Chardonnay. You can even hit the wilderness and cross paths with kangaroos, koala bears, wombats, and platypus–amazing creatures hard to find anywhere else in the world.An Australian cruise is the choice way to tour this region. You will be able to cover a vast amount of territory and see unimaginable landscapes and views. Your cruise ship’s luxury accommodations go with you everywhere you travel, so no matter how far you go into the wonders down under, you can always come “home” to your very own comfy stateroom at the end of each day.