A quick hop across the pond and Australian lends itself to some of the world’s best cruising spots, many with short itineraries for the time conscious cruiser. A seven-night Barrier Reef cruise from Brisbane will encompass the best of the Tropical North, including snorkelling on the reef and in August, whale watching while you sail. Tasmania’s summer cruises are also a hit, as are special event cruises such as the Melbourne Cup, Aussie Open and Dark Mofo. Check out our best-selling "Top End" cruises from the East Coast to Western Australia, or vice versa. And if you are time-rich, enjoy a full circumnavigation of the whole country, it’s an unbeatable experience.