The ship is departing from Darwin on November 7 on an epic 59-night journey.
Being trapped aboard a large ship with infected passengers might be every cruise passenger's nightmare, but what are the chances of that happening on an Australian cruise?
The Shipping News: Cruising Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Cruise-tours combinations have been around for decades, but they're becoming much more varied and adventurous
Adventure cruisers spoilt for choice with this year's impressive collection of new expedition ships.
Luxury afloat? Only a handful of lines qualify for the true, five-star luxury experience according to Berlitz.
The new ship will be the cargo cruise line's first foray into passenger-only cruises.
Princess Cruises' Sun Princess became the first cruise ship to sail back to Kangaroo Island on Sunday, bringing 2000 passengers with it.
The new Seabourn expedition ship will be sailing nine voyages of 11 or 12 days in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Cruise lines with close ties to hard-hit towns around coastal NSW, South Australia and Victoria have pledged their support.
The shipping news Sat Jan 18
If you're a small-ship cruiser perhaps 2020 is the year to go even smaller and discover Adriatic ports inaccessible to big-ship crowds.