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  • Port Arthur Historic Site

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  • Hobart's famous Salamanca Market. Credit: City of Hobart / Alastair Bett

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  • Freycinet National Park

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  • The view over Hobart from Mt Wellington

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  • Sapphire Princess

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  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Melbourne

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  • Hobart

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  • Freycinet National Park

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  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Melbourne

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Freycinet National Park

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  • Hobart

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  • Freycinet National Park

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Sapphire Princess

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  • Port Arthur Historic Site

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  • Hobart's famous Salamanca Market. Credit: City of Hobart / Alastair Bett

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  • Freycinet National Park

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  • The view over Hobart from Mt Wellington

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  • Sapphire Princess

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  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Melbourne

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  • Hobart

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  • Freycinet National Park

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Melbourne

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  • Freycinet National Park

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  • Port Arthur Historic Site

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7 Day Best of Tasmania Cruise

  • Cruise to Hobart & UNESCO listed Port Arthur
  • Witness Great Oyster Bay in Freycinet National Park
Includes 4.5 star Princess cruise, hotel & more

Tasmania may be small but it packs a lot into its perfectly formed borders. Gorgeous beaches, scenic national parks, historic cities, award winning distilleries, farm-to-plate restaurants and so much in between. When was the last time you visited our great southern state? There’s no time like the present - and this Best of Tasmania cruise from Melbourne makes that easier than ever.

Slip into holiday mode with a night at leisure in beautiful Melbourne, savouring all the incredible nightlife and culture the city has to offer, and then climb aboard the Sapphire Princess for a five night cruise along the stunning east coast of Tasmania. Feast your eyes on the natural wonders of Freycinet National Park, home of famous Wineglass Bay; visit Port Arthur, where you can explore its UNESCO listed historic site; and enjoy a night docked in the vibrant city of Hobart. With a free day at leisure, you can take a bite out of the city’s dining scene, scale nearby Mt Wellington for an impressive view of the area, or perhaps venture up the Derwent River to MONA. The choice is yours.

Ready to climb aboard? This sensational short break cruise includes one night hotel accommodation, a five night cruise, and cruise taxes and gratuities.

ITINERARY

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Today make your own way to Melbourne and check in to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to soak up all this multicultural city has to offer.

Overnight:Best Western Melbourne City, or similar
Meals included: None

Spend a morning exploring beautiful Melbourne at leisure. The city offers a delicious selection of restaurants and bars, numerous art galleries and museums, and plenty of department stores too. In the afternoon, make your own way to the cruise terminal where you will embark on your exciting five night Tasmania cruise aboard the ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship.

The cruise departs at 5:00pm this evening.

Overnight: Princess Cruises - ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

When you first lay eyes on Great Oyster Bay, set against the backdrop of Freycinet National Park and the three pink-granite peaks of the Hazards mountain range, you know you’re somewhere special. This is a visual experience to remember: rocky granite peaks, abundant wildlife and the beautiful curve of Wineglass Bay. Situated on Tasmania’s gorgeous eastern coast, Freycinet National Park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula.

Overnight: Princess Cruises - ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Port Arthur is named for George Arthur, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania from 1823 to 1837. It was Arthur who converted a small convict lumber station on the Tasman Peninsula into the most feared penal colony in Australia. Preserved today as the Port Arthur Historical Site, the then state-of-the-art prison was designed to hold repeat offenders in isolation and hard labor. When it closed in 1877, it marked the end of a dark chapter in English and Australian history.

Port Arthur is also your gateway to the wild and scenic Tasman Peninsula. Its wave-lashed coast is the site of spectacular rock formations such as Tasman Arch, the Tessellated Pavement and the Devil's Kitchen. The peninsula is also home to small farms, superb fruit orchards and acclaimed vineyards.

The Tasman Peninsula is one of the last refuges for the endangered Tasmanian devil. The Tasmania Devil Conservation Park is in the forefront of protecting these unique - if surly and downright disagreeable - remnants of Tasmanian prehistory.

Arrive into Hobart this evening for a night docked in the Tasmania’s capital city.

Overnight: Princess Cruises - ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tasmania’s capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded just a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony - and its natural setting is just as impressive. Seen from its fine deep-water harbour, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background.

Much of the city's heritage is centred on the historic waterfront. With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen's Domain. Many of Tasmania's other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.

Overnight: Princess Cruises - ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy a day at sea to experience the amazing features on board the Sapphire Princess. World-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment are just a taste of what awaits.

Overnight: Princess Cruises - ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before disembarking.

Please make your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of Tasmania ex Melbourne
  • Spend a day at leisure in the cultural mecca of Melbourne
  • Breathe in the serenity of Freycinet National Park
  • Marvel at the amazing views of Great Oyster Bay
  • Dock in the UNESCO listed settlement of Port Arthur
  • Spend a night docked in the vibrant city of Hobart
  • Uncover the best of Hobart with a day at leisure
  • 5 night cruise of Tasmania with Princess Cruises 
  • Sail aboard the 4.5-star ‘Sapphire Princess' ship
  • Princess Cruises onboard credit: Inside and Ocean View passengers receive $25 per person and Balcony $50 per person
  • 1 night centrally located hotel accommodation in Melbourne
  • Enjoy 14 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Cruise Gratuities

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on the 24th of October 2021. 
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers no discount applies (twin share purchase must be made)
 
Departure Date
24th of October 2021 
 
Departure City
Melbourne



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 

Sapphire Princess ship
As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

Melbourne: Best Western Melbourne City or similar 

 

4.5 Star (self-rated)

Princess Cruises: ‘Sapphire Princess’ ship

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share

Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
- The climate of Hobart is oceanic, with mild, rainy winters and cool, quite rainy summers. At these latitudes (the island is located between 40 and 43 degrees south latitude), the western currents prevail throughout the year, with a series of disturbances that bring rainfall especially on the west side of the island. The wind blows frequently as well.
- Hobart is located in the southeast, and receives 570 mm of rain per year, which is not much, but the rains are well distributed over the seasons (although summer is the least rainy season), and often occur in the form of frequent drizzle and brief showers. 
- In October the average temperature is 17degree and min 8 degree.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Cruise gratuities (tips) are included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.