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Cruises to Willis Island

Willis Island (Photo: Cezary Wojtkowski/Shutterstock.com)

About Willis Island

Willis Island lies beyond the Great Barrier Reef and is one of Australia's three southernmost islands -- the only one of which that is actually inhabited. However, it is not a residential island. It is inhabited by a weather station. Cruise ships sail by the island while an onboard guide points out notable sights, which may include the island's flora and fauna.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

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Coral Princess
Coral Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

7 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Coral Princess
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10 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 3, 2022
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Coral Princess
Coral Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

7 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Nov 28, 2022
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Coral Princess
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26 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Feb 29, 2024
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11 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Feb 24, 2023
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11 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 20, 2022
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10 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 23, 2023
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14 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 17, 2024
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22 Night
Australia & Pacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 22, 2024
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10 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Mar 31, 2024
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14 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 28, 2023
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14 Night
Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Feb 20, 2023
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Australia CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jan 31, 2024
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10 Night
Deep Dive Down Under: The Great Barrier Reef & Bey...Details

Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jan 25, 2023
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Australia & New Zealand Odyssey 25d Akl-cnsDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jan 10, 2023
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Why go to Willis Island?

Pros:

Willis Island is home to a great number and variety of sea creatures, wildlife and interesting plants

Cons:

The island is a scenic cruising port, so you won't actually be able to disembark your cruise ship here

Bottom Line:

Willis Island is an off-the-beaten path locale, with a gorgeous landscape excellent for photo ops


Willis Island Cruise Reviews
Not much to see as it is a BOM stationRead More
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Majestic19
Only a small Atoll, nothing to see other than small Weather Station releasing a ballon. Ship only slowly cruised pass, stopping momentarily for both sides to see. Read More
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ahsad
This was not a port but a scenic tour along a small Island and it was well done to talk to the people on the island.Read More
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