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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Up to $900 off cruises + $200 OBC with Carnival Cruises

Available on select travel dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Pacific, New Caledonia, Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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$1 deposits + onboard credit with P&O Cruises

Available on select sailings until December 2020 to Vanuatu, New Zealand, Tasmania, Whitsundays, Fiji and more.

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Australia Day sale: Up to 40% off + up to US$550 OBC with Royal Caribbean

Available on select voyages in 2020 and 20201. Destinations include Asia, Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia Day sale: Up to 50% off + $10 deposit with Regent cruises

Available on select travel dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include South America, Pacific, Australia, Asia, Alaska, Africa and more.

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Save up to $900 + 50% off deposit with Carnival cruises

Available on select cruises from 6 January 2020 - 30 June 2021. Destinations include Australia Pacific, New Zealand, and South Pacific. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Cruise sale: Worldwide cruise from $1,139

Available on select travel dates from February - November 2020. Destinations include Australia, Pacific, Japan, Mediterranean, North America and more. Sample fare is for a 6-night Southern Australia cruise. T&Cs apply.

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Australia Day cruise from $49

Available on 26 January 2020 with Ferrython Cruise. BYO food and drink is allowed.

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Up to 48% off + 10% reduced deposits with Regent

Available on select voyages in 2020 - 2021. Destinations include Mediterranean, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa and the South Pacific. T&Cs apply.

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$1 deposit + up to $450 OBC on P&O cruises

Available on select travel dates from February – November 2020. Destinations include Australia, Pacific, New Zealand, Asia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 47% off last-minute deals

Available on select voyages departing until 29 February 2020. Destinations include Australia, Pacific, Asia, Indian Ocean, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and more.

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Up to 45% off + free upgrade + up to US$500 OBC with Holland America

Available on select voyages in 2020. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Canada, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 40% off + US$400 OBC with Royal Caribbean

Available on select voyages departing until 21 April 2020. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, Canada and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 25% off with Oceania Cruises

Available on select voyages from May - December 2020. Destinations include Australia, Pacific, Mediterranean, Europe, North America and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australian Open Tennis cruises with P&O Cruises

Available on sail dates departing from 16 - 20 January 2021. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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Last minute Australia cruises from $349

Available for cruises on select 2020 dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Kangaroo Island, Noumea and more. Sample price is for a 3-night cruise aboard Pacific Explorer. T&Cs apply.

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50% off on 2nd cruise with Cruise & Maritime

Must avail an offer with Cruise and Maritime to get 50% off on next cruise. Available on select 2020 and 20201 voyages on selected Vasco da Gama cruises only. Destinations include Australia, India, Asia, Europe, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 34% off with Silver Sea

Available on select voyages in 2020 - 2021. Destinations include Asia, India, Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 45% off cruises with Cunard

Available on select sailings. Destinations include Australia, Pacific, Africa, India, Papua New Guinea, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off Norwegian Cruise Line

Available on select voyages departing until 21 April 2020. Destinations include Mediterranean Sea, West Europe, Baltic Sea, Australia, Hawaii and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $200 off + free drinks + up to $600 OBC on Celebrity Cruises

Available on select Celebrity cruises of 4+ nights from 1 January 2020 onward. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Pacific, Asia and more T&Cs apply.

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Up to 49% off cruises with Princess Cruises

Available for cruises on select 2020 and 2021 dates. Destinations include Australia, North America, South America, Asia, Pacific and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 40% off Azamara cruises

Available on select voyages and travel dates from 14 April 2020 – 21 November 2021. Destinations include Asia, Australia, Indian Ocean, South America, Western Europe and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 40% off Australia and New Zealand Christmas cruises

Valid for travel until December 2020 across Australia and New Zealand. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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22 Jan 2020 $7,000 bonus value+ low deposit on Mediterranean cruise + flights ********
16 Jan 2020 Mediterranean cruises from just $99 with MSC ********
15 Jan 2020 Up to $900 off cruises + $200 OBC with Carnival Cruises ********
15 Jan 2020 $1 deposits + onboard credit with P&O Cruises ********
24 Jan 2020 Up to $900 off + 50% reduced deposits with Carnival Cruises ********

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