Australian Military History Cruise on Vasco da Gama

Buy one, get one half price! Cruise and Maritime's Military History Cruise, in partnership with Virtual War Memorial Australia, takes a fascinating look at how close war was to arriving on Australian shores and features lectures and workshops from renowned historians and ex-military members for a captivating voyage of heritage and history.

Members from: $651 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $666 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $979

  • Type

    Ocean Cruising

  • Destination


  • Cruise Line


  • Supplier

    Cruise and Maritime

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    1 December 2019


  • Fascinating lectures from ex-military personnel about war and military conflicts along Australia‚Äôs southern coast

  • Research workshops with the Virtual War Memorial Australia

  • War and military themed trivia and films

  • Get-togethers with former service personnel to share stories

  • Optional themed shore excursions in Melbourne

  • A more traditional and leisurely style cruising experience.

  • Smaller sized cruise ships accessible to more ports of call.

  • An excellent standard of friendly and attentive service.

  • Delicious full board cuisine.

  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks.

Dedicated Hosts

Stephen Larkins (OAM): Former army major and Order of Australia Medal recipient, Stephen shares his real-world experience and expertise used to develop the Virtual War Memorial as well as his vast knowledge of Australians in conflict.

Alistair Capp: Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army Reserve and former Commanding Officer of Melbourne University Regiment (MUR), Alistair has travelled the world hosting a range of military history and brings a wealth of knowledge on world conflicts.

Ron Lyons: Respected military historian, battlefield guide, speaker and retired Lieutenant Colonel, Ron served for 37 years in the Australian Army Reserve and was awarded the Reserve Force Decoration for his service.


  1. Day 1

    01/12/19 Sydney (Australia)

  2. Day 2

    02/12/19 At Sea

  3. Day 3

    03/12/19 Burnie, Tasmania (Australia)

  4. Day 4

    04/12/19 Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)

  5. Day 5

    05/12/19 At Sea

  6. Day 6

    06/12/19 Adelaide (Australia)

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* Prices shown are GST inclusive (if applicable) pricing per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and is inclusive of the 'buy one get one free' promotion and all other cruise offer discounts and savings.