3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We did our own trip on the Kuranda scenic railway. This was easy to book on the internet direct. We also purchased tickets for the sky rail to return back down to Cairns. There is some souvenir shopping and cafes in Kuranda. We thought ... Read More
We did our own trip on the Kuranda scenic railway. This was easy to book on the internet direct. We also purchased tickets for the sky rail to return back down to Cairns. There is some souvenir shopping and cafes in Kuranda. We thought 1-1.5hrs would be enough for us there and proved right. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Took the train up to Kuranda. It was to windy to take the skyrail back down so we bussed down and then went to aquarium.
Took the train up to Kuranda. It was to windy to take the skyrail back down so we bussed down and then went to aquarium. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Here, too, we took the Hop On/Hop Off following the entire loop before deciding where to get off.
Here, too, we took the Hop On/Hop Off following the entire loop before deciding where to get off. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
On the last day we dropped the suitcases at the airport locker and went back to town for a sumptuous lunch at the Ochre restaurant. Still an institution, as good as 20 years ago, great food with Australian native meats and vegetables. ... Read More
On the last day we dropped the suitcases at the airport locker and went back to town for a sumptuous lunch at the Ochre restaurant. Still an institution, as good as 20 years ago, great food with Australian native meats and vegetables. Considering the quality, it is good value. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We have been to Cairns before and lots of things to do and see. Great Barrier reef is #1 if you like snorkeling.
We have been to Cairns before and lots of things to do and see. Great Barrier reef is #1 if you like snorkeling. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
We arranged our own excursion to Green Island. It was less than half the cost of a ship's tour and it included lunch. We got on at 11 AM and were back at 5 PM. We did the glass bottom boat and saw a whole bunch of fish, a ray and a ... Read More
We arranged our own excursion to Green Island. It was less than half the cost of a ship's tour and it included lunch. We got on at 11 AM and were back at 5 PM. We did the glass bottom boat and saw a whole bunch of fish, a ray and a large sea turtle along with lots of coral. We walked around the island and got our feet wet in the ocean. It was a very nice day and well worth the cost to see some of the Great Barrier Reef. Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
Embarkation was efficient. We spent a few days in Cairns - so much to do there. The lagoon and esplanade are a great place to spend some time.
Embarkation was efficient. We spent a few days in Cairns - so much to do there. The lagoon and esplanade are a great place to spend some time. Read Less
28 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Once again we waited until arriving in Cairns to book tours as it is a lot cheaper than booking through the cruise. We went to Geen Island on the first day and did the Seawalker experience. Well worth the money to do it.
Once again we waited until arriving in Cairns to book tours as it is a lot cheaper than booking through the cruise. We went to Geen Island on the first day and did the Seawalker experience. Well worth the money to do it. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
Really enjoyed visiting Cairns. Didn't mention it earlier, but the street map provided by Princess was dated 2008. Somewhat out of date, but the locals helped us find what we were looking for!
Really enjoyed visiting Cairns. Didn't mention it earlier, but the street map provided by Princess was dated 2008. Somewhat out of date, but the locals helped us find what we were looking for! Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
Take the public bus to the botanic gardens and walk though the rain forest - one of the most impressive sights of our whole trip to Australia. Back to the ship for lunch and then spend the afternoon flopping around at the lagoon - life is ... Read More
Take the public bus to the botanic gardens and walk though the rain forest - one of the most impressive sights of our whole trip to Australia. Back to the ship for lunch and then spend the afternoon flopping around at the lagoon - life is good. Read Less
25 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
You can not have a nicer mooring place than in Cairns, in the middle of the city, friendly people!
You can not have a nicer mooring place than in Cairns, in the middle of the city, friendly people! Read Less

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