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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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DAY 1: Sydney

10 Night
Cruise to Willis Island

Leaving:
Sydney
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Airlie Beach, Port Douglas, Australia ...
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Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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DAY 1: Brisbane

10 Night
Cruise to Willis Island

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Brisbane
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DAY 1: Melbourne

14 Night
Cruise to Willis Island

Leaving:
Melbourne
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Sydney, Airlie Beach ...
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DAY 1: Brisbane

7 Night
Cruise to Willis Island

Leaving:
Brisbane
Visiting:
Airlie Beach, Cairns ...
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Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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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

Midolo60
Sail Date: Feb 2020
Nice cruising out there and watching balloon take off.... Read More
Catsmother01
Sail Date: Oct 2019
Wife took some great GoPro Vids... Read More
Hamish51
Sail Date: Apr 2018
We have been on several cruises that view Willis Island. It may break the monotony for the residents there, but I see no other reason. Maybe someone can explain why the ships go there.... Read More
Majestic19
Sail Date: Sep 2019
Not much to see as it is a BOM station... Read More
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