Cairns Cruise

Cairns Cruise

Fragrance of sugar

When you’re cruising the Pacific Ocean with MSC Cruises, Cairns is the port of call for you.

Cairns was pegged out over the site of a sea-slug fishing camp when gold was found to the north in 1876, though it was the Atherton Tablelands’ tin and timber resources that established the town and kept it ahead of its nearby rival, Port Douglas.
When you step ashore from your MSC cruise, you’ll realize that Cairns’ strength lies in doing, not seeing: there are few monuments, natural or otherwise. Your best introduction to the region’s heritage is at the Cairns Museum, which uses photos and artefacts to explore maritime history, the Tjapukai and Bama Aborigines of the Tablelands, and Chinese involvement in the city and Palmer goldfields. Other exhibits range from World War II memorabilia to a frightening dentist’s chair. At City Place, the open-air pedestrian mall outside the museum, you’ll find Cairns’ souvenir-shopping centre, with a rash of cafés, and shops selling didgeridoos, T-shirts, paintings and cuddly toy koalas.
Local performers do their best at the small sound shell here from

Cruises from / to Cairns in 2023

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THE GREAT REEF BARRIER EXPERIENCE - approx. 6.5 hours
  • Category: NATURLIGE UNDERVÆRKER
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Code: CNS06
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ATHERTON HINTERLAND & PLATYPUS - approx. 8.5 hours, lunch included
  • Category: NATURSKØNNE VEJE
  • Duration: 8.5 hours
  • Code: CNS07
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SKYRAIL & KURANDA BUTTERFLIES
  • Category: NATURLIGE UNDERVÆRKER
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Code: CSN01
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RAINFOREST RAFTING ADVENTURE
  • Category: AKTIV & EVENTYR
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Code: CSN02
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CAIRNS PANORAMA
  • Category: NATURSKØNNE VEJE
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Code: CSN03
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CAIRNS, KURANDA, ABORIGINAL CULTURE & ARMY DUCK
  • Category: AKTIV & EVENTYR
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Code: CSN04
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KURANDA SCENIC RAIL & AMPHIBIOUS ARMY DUCK
  • Category: NATURLIGE UNDERVÆRKER
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Code: CSN05
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THE GREAT REEF BARRIER EXPERIENCE
  • Category: NATURLIGE UNDERVÆRKER
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Code: CSN06
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ATHERTON HINTERLAND & PLATYPUS
  • Category: NATURSKØNNE VEJE
  • Duration: 8.5 hours
  • Code: CSN07
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PORT DOUGLAS, CROCODILES & NATURE RESERVE
  • Category: NATURLIGE UNDERVÆRKER
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Code: CSN08
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GREAT BARRIER REEF BY AIR
  • Category: NOGET SÆRLIGT
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Code: CSN11
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SKYRAIL & KURANDA BUTTERFLIES
  • Category: NATURLIGE UNDERVÆRKER
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Code: CSN12
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CAIRNS PANORAMA
  • Category: NATURSKØNNE VEJE
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Code: CSN13
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CAIRNS PANORAMA
  • Category: NATURSKØNNE VEJE
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Code: CSN13W
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CAIRNS, KURANDA, ABORIGINAL CULTURE & ARMY DUCK
  • Category: AKTIV & EVENTYR
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Code: CSN14
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KURANDA SCENIC RAIL & AMPHIBIOUS ARMY DUCK
  • Category: NATURLIGE UNDERVÆRKER
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Code: CSN15
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PICTURESQUE PORT DOUGLAS AT YOUR OWN PACE
  • Category: BYTUR
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Code: CSN16
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GREAT BARRIER REEF FROM THE SKY
  • Category: NOGET SÆRLIGT
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Code: CSN17
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SPECTACULAR REEF & RAINFOREST HELICOPTER FLIGHT
  • Category: NATURSKØNNE VEJE
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Code: CSN18
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HANDS ON COUNTRY ECO TOUR
  • Category: KULTUR OG HISTORIE
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Code: CSN19
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OUTBACK ADVENTURE FROM ULURU TO KAKADU
  • Category: NOGET SÆRLIGT
  • Duration: 168 hours
  • Code: CSN20
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CAIRNS WALKING BREWERY TOUR
  • Category: KULTUR OG HISTORIE
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Code: CSN21
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VISIT TO CAIRNS AQUARIUM
  • Category: NOGET SÆRLIGT
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Code: CSN22
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