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.

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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

5-night Tasmania cruise with Carnival

5-night Tasmania cruise with Carnival from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 5-night cruise on Carnival Spirit
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Port Arthur and Hobart
  • Departs on 22 February 2020
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5-night Tasmania cruise with P&O

5-night Tasmania cruise with P&O from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 5-night cruise on Pacific Aria
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Hobart, Port Arthur and Burnie
  • Departs on 9 February 2020
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7-night Tasmania cruise with P&O

7-night Tasmania cruise with P&O from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 7-night cruise on Pacific Dawn
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Burnie, Port Arthur, Hobart and Kangaroo Island
  • Departs on 12 July 2020
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8-night Tasmania Christmas cruise

8-night Tasmania Christmas cruise from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 8-night cruise on Pacific Dawn
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Kangaroo Island, Hobart and Burnie
  • Departs on 19 December 2020
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8-night Southern Australia cruise with Princess Cruises

8-night Southern Australia cruise with Princess Cruises from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 8-night cruise on Golden Princess
  • Roundtrip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Hobart, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln and Adelaide
  • Departs on 2 January 2020
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6-night Tasmania and Southern Australia cruise with Cunard

6-night Tasmania and Southern Australia cruise with Cunard from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 6-night cruise on Cunard Queen Elizabeth
  • Cruise from Melbourne to Adelaide
  • Calls in at Burnie, Hobart and Kangaroo Island
  • Departs on 14 December 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 Viator. Prices start at $20 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

Deal

Up to 30% off 9-night Tasmania cruise

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on 9 November 2022 departing from Brisbane with Royal Caribbean. Includes onboard meals. T&Cs apply.
Deal

3+ nights Australia cruises from $403

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select travel dates from December 2021 - September 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Moreton Island and more. Sample rate is for a comedy cruise from Brisbane with P&O Cruises.
Deal

Up to USD$1,000 OBC on worldwide cruises with Princess Cruise Lines

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select travel dates from January - December 2022 departing from Melbourne and Sydney. Destinations include Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland, Wellington and more.
Deal

Free drinks and Wi-Fi on cruises

Expires 24 Sep 2021
Available on select cruises sailing for 5 nights or more. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

3rd and 4th guests sail free

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select voyages in 2022 and 2023 when you book a Mini-Suite or Suite. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Australia cruises from $248

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on cruises in 2022-2023. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is for a 2-day cruise from Sydney-Melbourne.
Deal

Up to 64% off Australia cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select dates from December 2021 - September 2022 departing from Sydney with Carnival Cruises. Destinations include Cairns, Port Douglas, Moreton Island, Hobart and more.
Deal

3+ nights last-minute cruises from USD$180

Available on select travel dates with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Caribbean cruise with MSC. Destinations include Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Alaska and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Australia and New Zealand cruises from USD$228

Available on select dates in 2021-2022 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.

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