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Cruise the Great Barrier Reef

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Heart Reef in the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.©Getty Images

Discovering the Great Barrier Reef: An 11-Night Cruise with Celebrity Cruises

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with Celebrity Cruises. This cruise aboard the Celebrity Edge is designed to showcase the spectacular beauty of one of the world’s natural wonders, coupled with luxurious accommodations, engaging onboard activities, and comprehensive accessibility features.

Ports of Call and Excursions

Sydney, Australia: The adventure begins and ends in Sydney, where you can explore iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The city is known for its accessibility, offering features such as Sydney Airport’s special assistance for passengers with disabilities and numerous accessible public facilities​​​​.

Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia: Gateway to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is a paradise for nature lovers. Enjoy snorkeling in the clear blue waters or relax on its stunning beaches.

Cairns (Yorkeys Knob), Australia: Spend two enriching days in Cairns, where the rainforest meets the reef. Excursions here allow for exploration of the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest.

Port Douglas, Australia: This charming coastal town offers access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, with activities for everyone from snorkeling enthusiasts to nature explorers.

Willis Island (Cruising): Experience the serene beauty of Willis Island, with its abundant birdlife and untouched coral cays.

Brisbane, Australia: Explore Queensland’s vibrant capital, known for its lush parks, historic sites, and the South Bank Parklands.

Onboard Experience and Accessibility

The Celebrity Edge boasts modern luxury, from the Magic Carpet and Eden to the Rooftop Garden. The ship offers accessible staterooms and amenities, including wider doors, roll-in showers, and grab bars, ensuring a comfortable experience for guests with mobility needs​​.

Celebrity Cruises offers boarding and departure assistance to people with mobility disabilities. Request assistance once you arrive at the pier or contact us prior to your cruise so that we may prioritize your needs during boarding. During peak times there may be a wait for assistance.

Many, while not all, of our ports of call provide easy access for wheelchairs, however due to various conditions such as the steepness of the gangway, tendering, weather, tidal and sea conditions, and shore-side facilities, guests using assistive devices may be precluded from getting on or off the ship. We will make reasonable efforts to assist all of our guests, but for safety reasons, our staff is not permitted to lift guests or equipment. Assistance with manual wheelchairs, walkers and canes can be provided at no additional charge. 

Accessibility in Ports of Call

Sydney serves as a model of accessibility, with initiatives like the NSW Companion Card program and extensive accessible public transport options. The city offers numerous accessible attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and various museums and galleries, all equipped with facilities for guests with disabilities​​​​. Outside of Sydney, attractions such as the Royal National Park and Davidson Park picnic area provide accessible natural escapes​​.

Booking and Experience Summary

Booking this cruise promises not only a journey through breathtaking landscapes but also an inclusive experience tailored to every traveler’s needs. With Celebrity Cruises, discover the enchanting beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, the vibrant culture of Australia’s cities, and the serene landscapes of its national parks, all while enjoying unparalleled luxury and accessibility.

This carefully curated cruise is your ticket to exploring Australia’s natural wonders with comfort, luxury, and inclusivity at the forefront.

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