Sapphire, Tasmania Cruise ex Melbourne Return



5 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Sapphire Princess.

5 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Sapphire Princess.

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®.

Highlights of this cruise:

Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.

Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.

Travel Tip: Melbourne is pronounced "mell-burn."

Tasmania's capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but 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 harbor, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city's heritage is centered on the historic waterfront. 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.

With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle.

Port Arthur
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.

Both 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.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (31)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 749 AU$ 799 AU$ 899 AU$ 1,798

IE - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 754 AU$ 806 AU$ 909 AU$ 1,818

ID - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 759 AU$ 813 AU$ 919 AU$ 1,838

IC - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 764 AU$ 819 AU$ 929 AU$ 1,858

IB - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 769 AU$ 826 AU$ 939 AU$ 1,878

IA - Cat Interior Stateroom

Request AU$ 833 AU$ 949 AU$ 1,898

OZ - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

Request AU$ 833 AU$ 949 AU$ 1,898

OY - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 779 AU$ 839 AU$ 959 AU$ 1,918

OW - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 784 AU$ 846 AU$ 969 AU$ 1,938

OV - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 789 AU$ 853 AU$ 979 AU$ 1,958

OF - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

Request AU$ 933 AU$ 1,099 AU$ 2,198

OC - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 872 AU$ 963 AU$ 1,144 AU$ 2,288

O5 - Cat Premium Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,189 AU$ 2,378

BF - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,299 AU$ 2,598

BE - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 962 AU$ 1,083 AU$ 1,324 AU$ 2,648

BD - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 974 AU$ 1,099 AU$ 1,349 AU$ 2,698

BC - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 987 AU$ 1,116 AU$ 1,374 AU$ 2,748

BB - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 999 AU$ 1,133 AU$ 1,399 AU$ 2,798

BA - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,149 AU$ 1,424 AU$ 2,848

B2 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,037 AU$ 1,183 AU$ 1,474 AU$ 2,948

B4 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 1,183 AU$ 1,474 AU$ 2,948

ME - Cat Mini Suite

Request AU$ 1,199 AU$ 1,499 AU$ 2,998

MD - Cat Mini Suite

Request AU$ 1,219 AU$ 1,529 AU$ 3,058

MB - Cat Mini Suite

Request AU$ 1,259 AU$ 1,589 AU$ 3,178

M1 - Cat Club Class Mini Suite

AU$ 1,200 AU$ 1,400 AU$ 1,800 AU$ 3,600

S6 - Cat Vista Suite

Request AU$ 1,964 AU$ 2,299 AU$ 4,598

S5 - Cat Premium Suite

Request AU$ 2,095 AU$ 2,449 AU$ 4,898

S4 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 2,358 AU$ 2,749 AU$ 5,498

S3 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 2,620 AU$ 3,049 AU$ 6,098

S2 - Cat Owners Suite

AU$ 2,787 AU$ 3,025 AU$ 3,499 AU$ 6,998

S1 - Cat Grand Suite

AU$ 3,518 AU$ 3,812 AU$ 4,399 AU$ 8,798

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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