As of 2015, the Golden Princess cruise liner visits ports of call in the South Pacific, including Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Hobart, Tasmania, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The shortest cruises are the two-night and three-night Australia Coastal cruises between Melbourne and Sydney. Highlights include sailing under the Sydney Harbor Bridge and visiting the Sydney Opera House, known for its sail-like roof.
The four-day Australia and New Zealand positioning cruise travels from Melbourne to Auckland and includes three full days at sea. The five-day Tasmania cruise travels round-trip from Melbourne to Hobart with a stop at Port Arthur in between. Tours of Port Arthur include historical sites and the wild Tasman Peninsula, while in Hobart, guests may explore the capital city. A six-day Tasmania cruise includes Phillip Island, home to the Fairy Penguin.
The 11-day New Caledonia and Vanuatu Cruise is a round-trip adventure from Sydney that includes five full days at sea. Passengers visit Noumea, New Caledonia, a French colony known for white sand beaches and its barrier reef. Ports on Vanuatu include Mystery Island, an uninhabited isle once used as an airstrip during World War II, and Vila, the capital. Champagne Bay and Lugansville, known for their military history, are also on the itinerary.