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Cruises to Cooktown

Cooktown (Photo:electra/Shutterstock)

About Cooktown

Cooktown is a town like no other. It still feels like a frontier town -- tropical, sleepy, remote but filled with stories from an extraordinary past. Located on the mouth of the Endeavour River on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, it's the northernmost town on the east coast of Australia.

The first nonindigenous visitors were Captain James Cook and his 70 crewmembers in 1770. That legendary seafarer guided his sailing ship, Endeavour, into the safe waters of the river after the vessel had been damaged on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Seven Seas Mariner
Seven Seas Mariner (Photo: Regent)

150 Night
150 Night World CruiseDetails

375 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Jan 7, 2025
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Regatta

50 Night
World CruiseDetails

386 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Dec 22, 2024
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Seven Seas Navigator
Seven Seas Navigator

18 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

281 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Mar 4, 2024
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Regatta

20 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

386 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Dec 22, 2024
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15 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

207 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Feb 23, 2024
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72 Night
World Cruise: Treasures Of The Pacific RealmDetails

146 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Jan 11, 2024
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145 Night
145-day World Cruise: Extraordinary HorizonsDetails

146 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Jan 11, 2024
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34 Night
World CruiseDetails

386 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Dec 22, 2024
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18 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

301 Reviews
Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Jan 10, 2025
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72 Night
World Cruise: Australia & Asian SplendorsDetails

146 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Feb 20, 2024
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89 Night
World Cruise: Gems Of The Pacific RimDetails

146 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Jan 11, 2024
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50 Night
World Cruise: Australia & Imperial AsiaDetails

146 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Feb 20, 2024
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19 Night
Southeast Asia CruiseDetails

281 Reviews
Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Dec 22, 2023
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33 Night
World Cruise: Queensland Coast & Tropical Treasure...Details

146 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Feb 20, 2024
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More about Cooktown

Why go to Cooktown?

Pros:

A tropical and remote town to discover Australian history or meet characters at the pubs

Cons:

It’s a long, hot walk up to the lookout, and you can’t cool off in the crocodile-infested beaches

Bottom Line:

The northernmost town on Australia’s east coast feels like the last frontier


Cooktown Cruise Reviews
We walked to Grassy Hill and the lookout in Cooktown. Amazing views. Great walk.Read More
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A great town to walk around - very close to docks after being tenderedRead More
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Loved the history and ambience of Cooktown. Very friendly locals. The Cooktown Museum is worth a visit as is the local pub.Read More
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A Bit hot would be better in the winter monthsRead More
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