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Luxury All-Inclusive Australian Silversea Voyage & Ghan Rail Journey

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Silver Nova
  • Duration 30 NIGHTS
  • Departure 12 October 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code AUS2292

All-inclusive 2-Night Rail Journey

Complimentary flights

Complimentary Hotel Stays & tours

Discover Australia with a 21-night luxury cruise on board Silver Nova followed by a north-to-south rail adventure on board The Ghan and three-night Adelaide hotel stay.

Fly to vibrant Melbourne and enjoy a hotel stay before embarking the illustrious Silver Nova and setting sail for tropical Darwin. Cruising north, you’ll call in Newcastle before an immersive Queensland itinerary, visiting Brisbane, Mooloolaba, K’gari, Whitsunday Islands, and Townsville. Enjoy a night in port in Cairns, where you could witness the Great Barrier Reef, before ports in Port Douglas and Cooktown.

Disembarking in Darwin, you’ll enjoy a hotel stay in preparation for your two-night all-inclusive journey on board the iconic Ghan. Glide through the Outback in sumptuous comfort, relishing Off Train Experiences before arriving in Adelaide. Alight to enjoy a three-night stay including a full-day winery tour.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

All-Inclusive Cruise

21 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board the BRAND-NEW Silver Nova

Complimentary premium shore excursions included at every port*
Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary Wi-Fi on board
In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites
All-inclusive beverages including fine wines, beers and premium spirits
Overnight in port in Sydney and Cairns

Complimentary Rail Journey

2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide with all meals, fine wines and beverages

Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs and Manguri

Complimentary Hotel Stays

1 night four-star stay in Melbourne at the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

1 night four-star hotel stay in Darwin at the Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
3 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide
All hotel stays include breakfast

Complimentary Fully Escorted Tours

Hahndorf & Barossa Valley Wine Tour

Complimentary Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
*Offer includes one excursion per guest, per port/day. Additional excursions available at an extra charge.
^Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing a Classic Veranda Suite, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Melbourne

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination. 

Day 2
Melbourne: Hotel Stay

Melbourne entices with its dynamic blend of art, cuisine, and culture. Discover Laneways’ hidden gems, from graffiti-lined alleys to world-class eateries. Explore the iconic Flinders Street Station and wander through the parks and gardens that line the Yarra River.

Overnight: Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

Day 3
Melbourne: Embark Ship

Embark the groundbreaking Silver Nova for a sumptuous cruising experience with beautiful, well-appointed suites and a personal butler service to cater to your every whim. Relax by the pool or indulge in delectable cuisine.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5

Eden, New South Wales, unveils coastal splendour on Twofold Bay. Whales, historic sites like the Seahorse Inn, and unspoiled beaches create a serene and scenic escape along Australia’s Sapphire Coast.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Days 6 - 7
Sydney: Overnight in Port

Unleash your senses in Sydney, New South Wales. Iconic landmarks, cultural diversity, and culinary delights await. Let this vibrant city ignite your spirit of exploration and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 8

Embrace the vibrant spirit of Newcastle, NSW. With stunning beaches, a thriving arts scene, and a warm community, this coastal gem invites you to create unforgettable memories and unleash your spirit.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 9
Relax At Sea
Day 10

Embrace the lively energy of Brisbane, Queensland. With its sunny climate, riverfront beauty, and vibrant arts scene, it’s a city that invites you to explore the best of Australian urban and outdoor living.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 11

Escape to Mooloolaba, Queensland’s coastal paradise. Embrace golden sunshine, pristine beaches, and a vibrant atmosphere. Let Mooloolaba’s beauty revive your spirit and forge cherished memories that will linger long after you leave.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 12

Explore the pristine paradise of K’Gari, Queensland. With its sandy shores, lush rainforests, and captivating lakes, it’s a natural wonderland that ignites the explorer’s soul and rejuvenates the spirit.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island, Queensland’s tropical paradise. With its pristine white sands, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life, it’s a destination that will leave you in awe and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 15

Embrace the tropical paradise of Townsville, Queensland. Bask in golden beaches, explore the Great Barrier Reef, and revel in a vibrant city life infused with local culture and natural wonders.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Days 17 - 18
Cairns: Overnight in Port

Experience the tropical wonders of Cairns, Queensland. With its stunning Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforests, and vibrant city life, it’s a destination that invites you to connect with nature’s beauty and indulge in unforgettable adventures.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 19
Port Douglas

Escape to tropical bliss in Port Douglas, Queensland. Immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef’s beauty, explore ancient rainforests, and unwind on golden beaches. Let this paradise captivate your senses and rejuvenate your soul.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Day 20

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Cooktown, Queensland. Immerse yourself in its rich Indigenous heritage, explore untamed wilderness, and bask in the golden glow of its sunsets. Let Cooktown ignite your sense of adventure.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Nova

Days 21 - 23
Relax At Sea
Day 24
Darwin: Disembark Ship & Hotel Stay

Nestled on the Timor Sea, Darwin is renowned for its stunning sunsets, pristine beaches, and lush parks. Explore the city’s rich history at the Darwin Museum and Art Gallery, or visit the breathtaking landscapes of Kakadu National Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Day 25
Darwin: Board The Ghan

Take up your all-inclusive seat on The Ghan for the iconic rail journey from Darwin to Adelaide. Stop in Katherine for an afternoon tour before heading to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for an evening of culinary wonders.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: The Ghan

Day 26
Off-Train Excursion: Alice Springs

Sip on freshly brewed coffee or delicious juice as day dawns over the Outback. Relish a hearty brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs and Manguri, where you’ll have a choice of included Off Train Experiences.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: The Ghan

Day 27
Adelaide: Alight The Ghan & Hotel Stay

Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you glide past the ancient Flinders Ranges ahead of your late-morning arrival into Adelaide. Here, you’ll experience the city’s heart with a three-night hotel stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Day 28
Adelaide: Hotel Stay

Adelaide is a treasure trove of culture, flavours, and entertainment. Immerse yourself in Australia’s natural and artistic heritage at the Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum, or venture to the beach at historic Glenelg.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Day 29
Adelaide: Hotel Stay & Tour

Taste the Barossa Valley’s finest wines at the Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre (or similar) and Lambert Estate, along with lunch and a winery tour. The day ends with a visit to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Days 30 - 31
Adelaide: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Silver Nova

A vessel designed to elevate Silversea’s standards of luxury travel and lead the fleet in terms of sustainable cruising, a Silver Nova cruise offers a revolutionary experience teeming with decadent dining options, spacious suites, a sumptuous spa and expansive outdoor spaces offering phenomenal panoramic vistas.

All suites on board the Silver Nova will boast a balcony – a first for the Silversea fleet – with an extensive choice of suite grades, including the decadent 270-degree Otium Suite complete with 431 square foot balcony and whirlpool.

Like Silver Muse, Silver Nova will offer eight restaurants, including brand-new alfresco option The Marquee located on the Pool Deck. Arguably, the most impressive feature of Silver Nova is its commitment to sustainability. It aims to be the first cruise ship to remain emission-free in port and includes technology to reduce onboard waste and a hydrodynamically designed hull to reduce fuel consumption.

  • Occupancy 728
  • Tonnage 54,700 tons
  • Length 801 ft (244.00 m)

Life on board Silver Nova

The first of the revolutionary Nova Class fleet and leading the way into a new era of sustainable luxury cruising, Silver Nova boasts pioneering architecture and offers a brand-new balconied all-suite experience. On board you’ll also find iconic Silversea hallmarks elevated to new levels of luxury: butler service for each suite, a generous crew to guest ratio and innovative gastronomy.


Silversea Silver Nova Food and Drink

With an exceptional eight dining options, you can enjoy a different gastronomic experience at every turn. Silversea’s iconic S.A.L.T culinary program offers a phenomenal immersive culinary experience showcasing your cruise destinations’ local foods, flavourings and wine.

  • Atlantide
  • S.A.LT Kitchen
  • La Terrazza
  • La Dame
  • Kaiseki
  • Silver Note
  • The Grill
  • Spaccanapoli

Bars & Lounges

Silver Nova offers a range of both intimate and entertainment filled spaces to enjoy when night falls. The brand-new Dusk Bar is a stunning open-air sky bar serving delicious food and drinks paired with breathtaking panoramic views.

  • The Dusk Bar
  • Arts Cafe


Silversea Silver Nova Facilities

Soothe your mind and body in the Roman-inspired Otium Spa, relax with a cocktail and book in hand on the Pool Deck or take in the views from the infinity-edge Cliff whirlpool.

  • Otium Spa
  • Pool Deck
  • Cliff Whirlpool


Silversea Silver Nova Entertainment

Applaud a broad spectrum of entertainment presented during your cruise – from full-scale production shows and classical soloists to cultural entertainment and feature films.

  • Casino
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Deck Parties
  • Enrichment Lectures
  • Gala Evenings
  • Liar’s Club Game Show
  • Live Nightly Music
  • Martini Tastings
  • Wine Tastings

The Ghan

In 2019, the legendary locomotive celebrated 90 years of service. The Ghan offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, following the tracks of pioneering explorers through the red heart of Australia, passing through parts of the great continent that most others cannot reach.

Today, the north to south journey (or vice versa) across country covers almost 3,000 kilometres of track, from the lush green plains of South Australia to the rusty, dusty Red Centre and the tropical foliage of Darwin.

While many changes have been made to the train and its route across Australia, the pioneer spirit remains the same. On board you’ll discover fine dining and even finer wines, elegant cabins ranging from luxurious to the height of sophistication, attentive staff to ensure you make the most of this incredible experience, and a range of Off-Train excursions that show off the top sights of this mysterious, inhospitable land.

  • Occupancy 283
  • Tonnage 3 tons
  • Length 9,842 ft (3,000.00 m)

Life on board The Ghan

From exquisite fine dining to cosy cabins and sophisticated lounges, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.

Platinum Service

Travelling on The Ghan is not just a way of getting from north to south, or vice versa; this epic journey aims to recreate the Golden Age of rail travel, not just in its Edwardian cabins and sumptuous onboard dining, but also through its attentive service. Not only will you be able to personalise your mealtimes, excursions and cabin choice to your tastes, you can also opt for the level of service that suits you.

For the ultimate luxury, consider upgrading to the Platinum Service cabins and enjoy discreet touches throughout your voyage to elevate it to once-in-a-lifetime status. Your cabin will feature wider beds that can be arranged as a double or twin berth, a lounge with two armchairs and a full en suite shower room. And your mealtimes become an experience in themselves with world-class wines and Bollinger champagne, plus you’ll enjoy a nightcap before bed and access to the Platinum Club lounge, too.



  • All-inclusive dining, beverages, and Off Train Experiences
  • Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin
  • By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a table and two ottomans
  • By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
  • En suite with separate shower, toilet and Australian bathroom amenities
  • Power outlets and safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Panoramic windows
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each).

Gold Service

The most popular cabins on board are certainly the Gold Service, which offers space to relax during the day, while transforming into a cosy bedroom at night. Choose a Twin cabin and you’ll have a three-seater lounge, which becomes an upper and lower berth bed, or a Single cabin with a lounge and a footrest, which converts to a level sleeping berth. Superior Double cabins are also available in limited numbers, with a three-quarter size bed, upper birth, and lounge.

All Gold Service cabins come with a wash basin and use of shared toilets and showers located at either end of the carriage, plus crisp bed linen, bath towels, pillows and toiletries provided by your attendant. In comparison to the elegant Edwardian décor of the dining cars, the contemporary cabins are luxuriously appointed from wood and feature all the modern comforts you desire.

  • For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat and shared shower/toilet facilities
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Experiences and Short Stops
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest

Off-Train Experiences

Adelaide to Darwin

  • Marla at sunrise
  • Alice Springs
  • Katherine

Darwin to Adelaide

  • Katherine
  • Alice Springs
  • Manguri

The Ghan Expedition – Darwin to Adelaide

  • Katherine
  • Alice Springs
  • Coober Pedy


Silversea’s Silver Nova’s suites are luxurious, elegant and spacious, in fact they offer one of the highest space-per-guest rations of any luxury cruise accommodation.

Classic Veranda Suite Prices from £13,999pp

Silversea Silver Nova Silver Suite Cabin

Located on the upper deck of the ship, the Superior Veranda Suite offers the perfect position for enjoying spectacular sunset views from your stunning private veranda.

  • Dedicated butler
  • Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Down duvets
  • Pillow Menu
  • Marbled bathroom with vanity, separate shower and full-sized bath
  • Luxury bath amenities
  • Plush bathrobes & slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • One large flat screen TV
  • Unlimited Standard Wifi
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Champagne on arrival
Cruise Code: AUS2292
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Superior Veranda Suite Prices from £14,299pp

This charming and opulent suite offers a comfortable living space, close to the heart of the ship. Unwind in the sitting area or enjoy the romantic views of the setting sun from your private veranda.

  • Dedicated butler
  • Queen size bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bath
  • Plush bathrobes, luxury bath amenities & slippers
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Veranda with floor-to-ceiling glass door
  • Unlimited Standard Wifi
  • One large flat screen TV
  • Champagne on arrival
Cruise Code: AUS2292
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Deluxe Veranda Suite Prices from £14,599pp

The elegant and stylish Silver Suite offers larger verandas and a huge walk-in wardrobe, and is situated midship, perfect in design and comfortable living. Sumptuous furnishings and stunning views of the captivating seascape make every moment enjoyable.

  • Dedicated butler
  • King size bed
  • Down duvets & pillow menu
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and whirlpool bath
  • Plush bathrobes, luxury bath amenities & slippers
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass door
  • Unlimited Premium Wifi
  • Two large flat screen TVs
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand
Cruise Code: AUS2292
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Your Hotel Stays


Included Hotel

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne (Or Similar)

In the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the historic Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne offers a luxurious stay in a building dating back to 1913. Its heritage-listed architecture blends old-world charm and contemporary comfort. Unwind in spacious rooms featuring modern amenities, some offering stunning Yarra River views.  Indulge in delicious meals or relax at the bar. On your doorstep, discover Melbourne’s vibrant laneways, shops and cultural attractions.

Upgrade Available: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins (Or Similar)

Luxurious, light and airy, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins offers five-star luxury that blends classic French elegance with contemporary design. Boasting breathtaking views of the city skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the hotel’s opulent rooms and suites are adorned with designer furnishings and all modern conveniences. Dine on modern Australian cuisine with a French twist at the renowned No35 restaurant. With its impeccable service, upscale amenities, and central location, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins promises a truly indulgent stay.


Included Hotel

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront (Or Similar)

Vibe Hotel brings Darwin’s vibrant Waterfront district to your doorstep. Enjoy lush parks, lounge on the man-made beach and swim in the turquoise saltwater lagoon. The hotel’s accommodations boast spacious, contemporary accommodations equipped with free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms an tea-and-coffee facilities. Take a dip in the hotel swimming pool, burn some calories in the well-equipped fitness centre, or take leisurely stroll along Darwin’s promenade to discover the city’s vibrant restaurant scene and nightlife. The superb location and excellent facilities at Vibe Hotel make for a relaxing, hassle-free stay.

Upgrade Available: Hilton Darwin (Or Similar)

Hilton Darwin is a prestigious 5-star hotel located in Darwin, Australia. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel offers luxurious accommodations with modern amenities and stunning views of Darwin’s skyline or the harbour. Guests can enjoy a range of dining options at the hotel’s restaurants, including a rooftop bar that offers panoramic views. The hotel also features a fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, and a spa for relaxation. With its central location, Hilton Darwin provides easy access to the city’s attractions, such as the Darwin Waterfront, Mindil Beach, and the vibrant Mitchell Street precinct.


Included Hotel

Crowne Plaza Adelaide (Or Similar)

Enjoy contemporary design and sumptuous comfort in the heart of Adelaide at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide. Overlooking the Adelaide Hills, this impressive property boasts an outdoor heated infinity pool, 24-hour fitness centre, and three delicious dining options. Wake each morning to a delicious breakfast buffet at Koomo, which later in the day serves Japanese-influenced signature dishes, and find yourself a seat for sunset at Luna10, Adelaide’s highest poolside bar and cocktail lounge. Nearby attractions include the Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Botanic Garden.

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