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South Australians love exploring their home state, and we also look forward to travelling further afield.
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the travel industry, so it’s good to know that cruise companies have introduced a range of extra health and safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of their passengers.
Imagine a holiday where world class entertainment and fine dining are only a short stroll from your doorstep, and every day means exploring a new destination. A cruise holiday offers just that.
With so many cruise ships and itineraries to choose from – plus exclusive RAA member benefits – we’ve curated our top-pick cruise holidays to help you set sail.
Contact the travel experts at RAA for a range of cruise options and member-only savings.
No matter the destination, we’re here to help you choose the cruise that’s right for you.
Princess have been helping travellers explore the world for more than 50 years. With a range of local and international destinations, as well as excellent dining choices, top-notch facilities and a variety of entertainment, you’re sure to find a cruise to suit you.
P&O have been sailing from our shores for more than 85 years. With a focus on the sunny South Pacific, gorgeous New Zealand and a range of Australian destinations, you can look forward to a fun family holiday, a romantic getaway, a trip with friends, or a solo adventure. Unpack once, then sit back and enjoy a cruise to your dream destination.
Cruising from Adelaide
When you cruise from Adelaide, there’s no hanging around airports or lengthy flights. Just make your way to Outer Harbour, check in, unpack, then start planning your entertainment strategy – too easy. And with so many destinations to choose from, we’ll help you find the cruise to suit you.
Cruises on sale
Get a great deal with our exciting cruise offers. With a range of destinations on offer – both local and international – we can help you find a cruise to suit your budget and interests.
Modern cruise ships are simply jam-packed with fun things for the family to do. Plus they have kids’ clubs for all ages – so while you’re heading to the cocktail lounge for sea views and an afternoon refreshment, the young-uns are being entertained among their own kind.
Leave the busy roads behind and let your cruise captain take the wheel. Cruise to Perth and south-west WA, Tasmania, Sydney, and many more great Australian destinations.
Thinking about a cruise to the sunny south Pacific, stunning New Zealand, or maybe a once-in-a- lifetime voyage around the world? Check out our exciting range of cruises for families, couples and independent travellers.
RAA is a CLIA-accredited travel agency
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA is composed of more than 60 of the world's major cruise lines and serves as a non-governmental consultative organisation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), an agency of the United Nations. As a CLIA accredited agency, RAA is proud to display the CLIA logo, which identifies us as an authority on selling cruise holidays. A CLIA accredited travel agent can provide expert, professional advice, save you time, deliver a personal touch, and answer any questions about the cruise industry’s sustainability initiatives.
Latest cruise update and advice
For more than 117 years, we’ve been here to help, and the health and safety of South Australians has always been our priority.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, we’re keeping our travel experts up to date so they can provide you with the latest information.
We understand many customers are still experiencing delays and uncertainty about their future travel plans. We're doing our best to respond to your emails, phone calls and booking requests, and appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time for the travel industry.
Currently, cruise ships carrying more than 100 passengers are banned from entering Australia until 17 December 2020. We’ll continue to share updates on this situation as they’re received.
Future Cruise Credits
If you have any questions regarding a new or existing cruise booking, or your Future Cruise Credit, our travel experts are here to help you reschedule, rebook and replan. Please call us on 8202 4589.
If you didn’t book your cruise with RAA Travel, but have a Future Cruise Credit and require assistance, we’re here to help.
When is cruising scheduled to resume?
We’ll share any updates we receive about the date cruising is set to resume in Australia.
Cruise lines have released their cruise itineraries for the end of 2021, 2022 and some even into 2023. These have been very popular and availability is already scarce on some departures.
If you’re looking at booking a cruise in the future and want to know more about availability and any flexible booking conditions, please speak to your travel expert at RAA.
Did you know?
The cruise industry supports around 25,000 jobs in Australia and New Zealand, from travel agents and tour operators through to farmers, winemakers, port workers and technical service providers. Many of these jobs are at risk while cruise operations are suspended.
As an industry that contributes more than $5 billion a year to Australia’s economy, cruise lines are committed to returning to operation. Their priority will continue to be the safety, health and wellbeing of passengers and crew, as well as ensuring public safety at their dock destinations.
Who is CLIA?
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise association, representing more than 60 major cruise lines. CLIA and its members have begun creating a new health framework to uphold the safety of guests and prepare for future operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The framework is being developed in consultation with medical experts and health authorities to ensure the association and its members learn as much as possible from these unprecedented events and respond accordingly.
Cruise lines have committed to extensive new measures to uphold the health and safety of guests, crew and communities when the time is right to sail again. New health protocols will set out the specific testing, screening and sanitation measures that will apply to cruise ships globally, ensuring an industry response to COVID-19 that goes far beyond almost any other sector.
In a first for any travel sector, CLIA ocean members across the globe have agreed to conduct testing of all passengers and crew on all ships with a capacity of more than 250 persons. A negative test result will be required for embarkation, an example of the cruise industry leading the way to a safe resumption of operations.
In close collaboration with expert health advisors and other industry-initiated expert groups around the world, CLIA has established a COVID-19 Member policy that all members must adhere to. This policy entails a comprehensive layered prevention, detection and response strategy from the time of booking to disembarkation. You can read the full policy as well as their FAQs here.
Each cruise line has also set out there own health and safety protocols which are at a minimum listed in the CLIA Covid-19 member policy; however, may also go over and above. These can be found on each cruise line’s website below.
For any cruise line not listed, please ask your travel expert at RAA for more information.
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RAA is an ATAS-accredited travel service
ATAS accreditation offers you peace of mind when planning and booking your next trip. Only Australia’s best travel agencies get the privilege of bearing this symbol, meaning they’re top in the industry and can provide you the best experience possible. It also recognises our large variety of national and international destinations on offer, and our commitment to using the best suppliers.