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Cruises to Cooktown

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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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Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Spirit

13 Night
Cruise to CooktownDetails

2,145 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Wind Spirit
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Wind Spirit

28 Night
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103 Reviews
Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Spirit

17 Night
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Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Seven Seas Explorer
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Seven Seas Explorer

30 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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16 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Wind Spirit

16 Night
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Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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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 tendered... Read More
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derekdcdd
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 months... Read More
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