Deep Dive Down Under: The Great Barrier Reef & Beyond
 
Cairns to Melbourne
Sat Dec 9, 2023 - Thu Dec 21, 2023,
 12 days
 on Star Breeze
?All-inclusive from
$5,967
?Cruise Only From
$4,899
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Cairns to Melbourne
Whether you prefer to snorkel or witness vibrant marine life from the comfort of a glass bottom boat, dive into your Eastern Australian adventure at the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef—accessible from Cairns and Port Douglas. Watch for wedge-tailed shearwaters, sooty terns, and noodies as we pass Willis Island, and fall in love with Whitehaven Beach. Feel the rich maritime history the minute you step onto remote Middle Percy Island and experience rugged Fraser Island with a dip in picturesque Lake McKenzie or a drive on 75 Mile Beach, a veritable beach highway home to dingoes and birds of prey. Cuddle a koala at the Australia Zoo in Mooloolaba where the family of the late Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter, preserves his memory today. An overnight in Sydney brings opportunities to explore the famed Opera House, bustling Sydney Harbour, iconic Bondi Beach, and The Rocks, the birthplace of modern Sydney. Wake up and take in Melbourne and its insatiable thirst for artisan coffees, boutique gin and whisky distilleries, and the Yarra Valley’s famous Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wine.
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Day 1: Cairns
Here is the gateway to see the Great Barrier Reef and no one should miss it if you’ve come this far, so plan to expand your stay here. Other highlights of Cairns include the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with stories of the indigenous aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the beautiful gorges, beaches and mountainous rainforest of Daintree National Park and the Cairns Esplanade full of local flavor in its bars and restaurants.
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Day 2: Port Douglas
Port Douglas is known for sitting adjacent to two UNESCO sites, the world’s largest reef system, Great Barrier Reef and the biodiverse Daintree Rainforest. It has delightful beach resorts and popular Macrossan Street, lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Swim in crystal-clear Mossman Gorge, crocodile watch at Daintree River, relax on the palm-fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach or snorkel the Low Isles and the outer reef.
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Day 4: Airlie Beach
Located on the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is also home to the well-known Whitsunday islands. This relaxed resort town is also home to one of the most famous beaches in the world – Whitehaven Beach, only accessible by sea or air. Find the Airlie Beach Lagoon or the award-winning Fish D’Vine & the Rum Bar.
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Day 6: Fraser Island
There are many activities to do on this former logging station island full of towering trees. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk with its King ferns and freshwater flowing across the sand. Look for birds of prey above and dingoes along 75-Mile Beach, float down Eli Creek or take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Makenzie.
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Day 7: Mooloolaba
This is the home of the Crocodile Hunter’s family and the Australian Zoo they have been involved in. This is where you can have the opportunity to hold a koala. The lush rainforest here is perfect for a walk to the waterfall. Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, a walk along the Mooloolaba Beachfront Esplanade will take you past outdoor cafes, juice bars, alfresco restaurant and chic fashion boutiques.
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Day 9: Sydney
Best known for its distinctive harbor-front Opera House, which is a UNESCO site, Sydney is viewed as not only one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also one of the most livable. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbor and covers about 44 miles. Sydney’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk offers a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding area. Other sites to see include the Royal National Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Day 10: Sydney
Best known for its distinctive harbor-front Opera House, which is a UNESCO site, Sydney is viewed as not only one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also one of the most livable. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbor and covers about 44 miles. Sydney’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk offers a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding area. Other sites to see include the Royal National Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Day 11: Eden
The heart and soul of Eden is its location on Twofold Bay, the shore-based whaling station there and Old Tom, the legendary killer whale whose story is told at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.  Eden remains a working port so rest assured the seafood eaten there will be the freshest around.  Eden is a popular whale watching site and whales migrate to and from the Antarctic twice a year.
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Day 13: Melbourne
The capital and most populated city of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is located on the large natural bay of Port Philip. The abundance of parks and gardens here has resulted in Melbourne being referred to as Australia’s “Garden City.”  The Story of the Kelly Gang, the world's first feature film, was shot in Melbourne in 1906 and On the Beach was filmed here in 1959. The city’s delightful mix of architecture includes the UNESCO-listed Royal Exhibition building, the Venetian-gothic style Old Stock Exchange, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Flinders Street Station.
Itinerary at a Glance
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
Watersports
PlatformWatersports Platform: 
Sat Dec 9
Cairns
Arrive:  
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Dec 10
Port Douglas
Arrive:  6:00 AM
Depart:  4:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Dec 11
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Dec 12
Airlie Beach
Arrive:  12:00 PM
Depart:  7:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Dec 13
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Dec 14
Fraser Island
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Dec 15
Mooloolaba
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Dec 16
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Dec 17
Sydney
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  
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Mon Dec 18
Sydney
Arrive:  
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Dec 19
Eden
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Dec 20
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Dec 21
Melbourne
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
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Accommodations & Pricing
This all-suite ship will complete renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love.
Star Porthole Suite
Star Porthole Suite
These rooms represent a nod to the sailing tradition of porthole windows. And while sailors might have had cramped quarters, your 277 square foot stateroom is wonderfully spacious and furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts of home.
? Cruise only from $4,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,967 per guest
Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,167 per guest
Ocean View Suite 1
Ocean View Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,267 per guest
Star Ocean View Suite 1
Star Ocean View Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $5,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,467 per guest
Ocean View Suite 2
Ocean View Suite 2
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,567 per guest
Ocean View Suite 3
Ocean View Suite 3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,767 per guest
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,767 per guest
Star Balcony Suite
Star Balcony Suite
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $6,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,967 per guest
Balcony Suite 1
Balcony Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,067 per guest
Star Balcony Suite 1
Star Balcony Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $7,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,267 per guest
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
? Cruise only from $8,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,767 per guest
Classic Suite
Classic Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
? Cruise only from $9,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $10,767 per guest
Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A veranda, two flat-screen TVs and DVD players, and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
? Cruise only from $10,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $11,467 per guest
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed cabin , chosen by Windstar
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Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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ALL DATES &
FARES
Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
Date
Ship
All-Inclusive
From
Cruise Only
From
Sat, Dec 9 - Thu, Dec 21, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$5,967
$4,899
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Sat Dec 9
Cairns
Arrive:  
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Dec 10
Port Douglas
Arrive:  6:00 AM
Depart:  4:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Dec 11
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Dec 12
Airlie Beach
Arrive:  12:00 PM
Depart:  7:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Dec 13
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Dec 14
Fraser Island
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Dec 15
Mooloolaba
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Dec 16
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Dec 17
Sydney
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Dec 18
Sydney
Arrive:  
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Dec 19
Eden
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Dec 20
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Dec 21
Melbourne
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: