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Cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania

Venture on a quick getaway or the beginning of a month-long holiday with these scenic cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania.

Cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania vary from four to over thirty nights. If you’re after a short trip to see more of Australia or a stop-over in Tasmania before sailing across oceans, there’s a cruise for you.

We’ve listed our favourite options and top deals from Melbourne to Tasmania, so you can treat yourself and focus on the incredible destinations you’re going to visit.

Where do cruises sail to from Melbourne?

Cruises from Melbourne depart for all over the country, with some of the most popular destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Auckland, Hobart, Port Arthur and Bernie. Sailings can be one-way or roundtrip, so it's a good idea to factor in whether the great cruise deal you found will have you paying for a flight home at the end.

Which cruise lines sail from Melbourne to Tasmania?


Our top picks of cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania

Hobart Getaway Melbourne return on Carnival Cruises

Hobart Getaway Melbourne return on Carnival Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 4 night cruise on Carnival Legend
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Travels from Melbourne to Hobart return with no extra stops
  • Various departures from February 2018 - March 2019

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A Taste of Tasmania Melbourne roundtrip on P&O

A Taste of Tasmania Melbourne roundtrip on P&O from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 5 night cruise on Pacific Jewel
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Hobart, Port Arthur and Burnie
  • Various departures from November 2017 - March 2019

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Where do cruises depart from in Melbourne?

All cruises depart from the Melbourne cruise ship terminal at Station Pier.

The fastest option from Melbourne Airport to the cruise terminal is by taxi. A cheaper alternative would be the Sky Bus to Southern Cross station before a tram or taxi to the cruise terminal. However, a taxi is recommended from the airport or Southern Cross station as trams are not always luggage-friendly.

Airport to cruise terminal transfers

Shared and private shuttles also operate between Melbourne Airport and the cruise ship terminal. These can be booked online easily at City Discovery. Prices start at $15 for shared transfers.


Importance of cruise travel insurance

Although Tasmania cruises aren't travelling to foreign ports, you may not be covered on the ship for all medical costs should something go wrong as cruises don't require a Medicare doctor to be on board. And that's just the start of it.

Cruise travel insurance policy can help in other ways that regular travel insurance can't, like compensation should you be confined to your cabin or miss a shore excursion. However, with domestic cruises things do get a bit tricky. We've written a guide on domestic cruise travel insurance and what to look for in a policy so you can find the right cover for your sailing.


Top deals on cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania

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Up to 40% off Royal Caribbean cruises

Save on select Royal Caribbean sailings from now until February 2020 in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

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Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

Up to 30% off Christmas and New Year's cruises

Valid for travel from November - December 2018. Destinations include South Pacific, Caribbean and Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off P&O cruises

Save on select P&O sailings between March - August 2019 in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

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Up to 33% off cruises + US$300 OBC with Holland America Line

Valid for cruise from November - December 2018 and January - April 2019. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Tasmania, Tasmania, Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Papeete, Tahiti, Bora Bora and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to US$1,000 OBC + free upgrade

Valid on select 2018 - 2020 cruises with Seabourn. Destinations include Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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