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Relive Australia Day By Cruising—guest post by Mia Alindogan

Australia Day is dubbed as the Australian version of Thanksgiving. It’s a day when Australians celebrate the First Fleet arriving in Port Jackson on the 26 of January.

Australian Day Citizenship ceremony. The Aboriginals were here first and everyone else is an immigratn. The trend continues.
Australian Day Citizenship ceremony. The Aboriginals were the first people in Australia everyone else is an immigrant. The trend continues.

What better way to celebrate and relive this special event by spending it on a day cruise! The Sydney Harbour is a sight worth seeing with its sparkling blue coastline and the Sydney Opera House.

Some people enjoy the amazing fireworks on Australia Day while others just relish the delicious barbeque in the perfect weather.

Image courtesy of Julle at Flickr.
Image courtesy of Julle at Flickr.

Friends and family gather for an ideal day of feast and festivities to mark their national pride.

Kick off this day with arranging an all day cruise with a company offering exclusive Australia Day Cruise packages to make your day fun and special.

Image courtesy of timeyres @ Flickr
Image courtesy of timeyres @ Flickr

Some people enjoy sun bathing on the beach, others having roasts and barbeques in their backyard while you can take it up a notch by doing it on a cruise and actually relive the day by the Sydney Harbour.  There is so much to do on Australia Day. Other than the fireworks and the food, there is ferry racing, fly-overs and tall ship parade, tugboat ballet and much more.

Pictures by James Morgan (0403 892304)- Free images for use in online and editorial only (NO SALES/NO ADVERTISING) - on behalf of PULSE COMMUNICATIONS/CARNIVAL - please credit images by James Morgan if used or issued. For further information please contact Lyndsey Gordon, Pulse Communications, 02 8281 3839/0449 257095 Sydney Harbour, Australia Ð 17th October 2012 - Carnival Spirit, the newest and largest ship to call Australia home year round, gets an Aussie welcome with a little koala attached to the funnel, as she sails into Sydney Harbour for the first time. The ship from the worldÕs largest cruise line is too big to get under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and if tipped on her stern, the 292.6 metre long Carnival Spirit would stretch more than 42 metres above the observation deck of Sydney Tower, the cityÕs tallest building. Sailing into Sydney with up to 2,680 guests and 1,000 crew, Carnival Spirit offers more accommodation than AustraliaÕs largest hotel, the 658-room Crown Metropol in Melbourne and has more balcony cabins than any other ship based in Australia. With the steepest and fastest waterslide at sea, over 40 onboard activities per day and 20 restaurants, bars and lounges Ð big is definitely better on Carnival Spirit Ð SydneyÕs latest holiday destination.
Pictures by James Morganf the Sydney Opera House lit up in all its glory as you cruise by it.


Many cruises specially decorate your entire boat with special Australia Day themed items and flags, party memorabilia, etc., so that you truly enjoy the national day. Cruises offer a wide array of delicious things to indulge in. From canapés and treats to buffets and cocktails, they have got it all covered. Let the open bar set up in the boat with the bar tender take care of you and your guests, enjoying the day will be really easy as the infectious celebratory vibes are all around.

Since it’s a family-friendly day, why not bring your entire family including kids out for a fun time at the harbour?  Older people can enjoy it as well and they have special accommodations for people with disabilities. It’s fun for all ages. Nowadays, cruise boats have exclusive kids’ areas so you don’t have to worry about bored kids bothering you by asking “when can we go home?” over and over again. Although the sea and fireworks will keep them pretty much preoccupied all the time, there are fun activities and games available in the cruise as well. This will ensure that you have a relaxing time with other adults.

If you have never planned your national day out like this before, then look no further. Surprise your family and friends by booking an amazing and unforgettable journey across the Sydney Harbour. You will not regret it and who knows, you might even make it an annual family tradition.