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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

9-day Melbourne cruise with P&O

9-day Melbourne cruise with P&O from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 8 night cruise on Pacific Dawn
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Sails from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island and Tasmania
  • Various departures from December 2020

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8-day Melbourne cruise with P&O

8-day Melbourne cruise with P&O from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7 night cruise on Pacific Aria
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Sails from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island and Tasmania
  • Various departures from February - March 2020

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9-day vibrant sail from Melbourne with Princess

9-day vibrant sail from Melbourne with Princess from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 8 night cruise on Golden Princess
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Sails from Melbourne to Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln and Adelaide
  • Various departures from January 2020

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8-day expedition from Melbourne on Cunard

8-day expedition from Melbourne on Cunard from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7 night cruise on Cunard Queen Elizabeth
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Sail from Melbourne to Adelaide and Tasmania
  • Various departures from January - February 2020

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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

TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 70% off tours worldwide

Huge savings on tours, river cruises and sailing trips in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand from brands like Intrepid Travel, Contiki, Busabout, Cosmos, Collette, Tucan, Topdeck and more.

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Cudo Cudo

50% off Australia Day cruise

Valid on 26 January 2019. Includes canapes on arrival, standing buffet, unlimited soft drinks and more. T&Cs apply.

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FLASH SALE

Flash sale: Cruises from just $248.65

Discounted sailings from January to June 2019 to the Whitsundays, Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, South Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea.

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Groupon Groupon

Australia Day: Sydney Harbour cruises from $35

Saving up to 50% on the regular price, spend Australia Day on the harbour aboard a lunch cruise or an evening sail to see the fireworks.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Free drinks, OBC and Wi-Fi with Celebrity Cruises

Valid from March 2019 - April 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Hobart, Tasmania and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 32% off cruises + up to $1,200 OBC with Royal Caribbean

Valid on select sailings departing between January and March - April 2019. Destinations include Australia and South Pacific. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 50% off cruises + pay only $99 deposits

Valid on select cruises from 2019 - 2020 with Holland America Line. Destinations include Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Tasmania, Perth, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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15 Jan 2019 Extra 15% off first Groupon purchase BRA****
17 Jan 2019 Up to 70% off tours worldwide ********
14 Jan 2019 $999: 6-night China holiday with Yangtze cruise ********
10 Jan 2019 50% off Australia Day cruise ********
18 Jan 2019 Flash sale: Cruises from just $248.65 ********

Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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