Australian Tall Ship Cruises

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

If you are looking for a unique and fun way to tour the coast of Australia, then a cruise upon a tall ship is the perfect adventure for you. Tall ships are large sailing vessels traditionally rigged with a number of masts and sails. Tall ships include clippers, barquentines and schooners. They conjure up images of times long past, of pirates, conquistadors and overseas explorers. In Australia there is an impressive fleet of such vessels and tours are widely available. For the sailing experience of a lifetime, don?t miss out on an Australian tall ship cruise.

The best Australian cruises sail in the waters of Queensland, off the northeastern coast. The tropical waters of the Coral Sea are of a crystal blue and are dotted with small islands to explore. The snorkeling is superb, especially in the nearby Great Barrier Reef. Tall ship cruises are fully equipped to allow the visitors to snorkel and even scuba dive from some vessels. While the ship is anchored near one of the innumerous islands, passengers can swim and dive off the deck. During the voyage, guests can sunbathe on deck and even help hoist the sails and steer the ship. A tall ship cruise promises to be an exciting experience for all those onboard!

There are a variety of tours available, from one-day tours to six-day tours and tall ship cruises aim to cater to the guests. The tours usually include all meals as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. The menus feature a gourmet mixture of local seafood and international cuisine. All meals are cooked onboard, and most ships are equipped with a bar and a good selection of Australian wines. Special menus are also available for children. The sizes and occupancy of the cabins vary according to the ship. Double beds and family size rooms are usually available with bedding and linen provided. Guests will be pampered by the excellent service and cuisine aboard the tall ship cruises.

What better way to celebrate a special occasion than on a tall ship cruise? These cruises are a romantic way for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon. Imagine sailing on a majestic ship around the tropical islands. Honeymooners can stay in a double suite and enjoy all the magic and romance of the sea while receiving first-class service. For birthdays, other occasions, or just for fun visitors can also arrange for a thematic cruise aboard a tall ship. Pirate cruises, which match perfectly with the look and feel of tall ships, are a load of fun. The whole crew enters into character providing entertainment and making sure the guests eat, drink and be merry! Some guests may even get to walk the plank! Other theme cruises are available upon prior request and need to be planned in advance. A tall ship cruise is guaranteed to provide the most fun one can have, whether it be a romantic honeymoon, or an adventurous pirate tour.

Tall ship cruises in the beautiful Australian waters will spark the romanticism and imagination in all passengers. The charm of the tall ship can make one feel like they are living in another era, only with all the luxuries available today. It is highly recommended for people of all ages, children, families, youngsters and couples. A tall ship cruise is the perfect way to explore the marvelous shores of Australia.

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