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$ 814 AU$ 893 AU$ 1,049 AU$ 1,958

IE - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 824 AU$ 906 AU$ 1,069 AU$ 1,998

ID - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 834 AU$ 919 AU$ 1,089 AU$ 2,038

OZ - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 839 AU$ 926 AU$ 1,099 AU$ 2,058

IC - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 844 AU$ 933 AU$ 1,109 AU$ 2,078

OY - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 849 AU$ 939 AU$ 1,119 AU$ 2,098

IB - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 854 AU$ 946 AU$ 1,129 AU$ 2,118

OW - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 859 AU$ 953 AU$ 1,139 AU$ 2,138

IA - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 864 AU$ 959 AU$ 1,149 AU$ 2,158

OV - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 869 AU$ 966 AU$ 1,159 AU$ 2,178

OF - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,249 AU$ 2,358

OC - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 944 AU$ 1,066 AU$ 1,309 AU$ 2,478

O5 - Cat Premium Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,369 AU$ 2,598

BF - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,419 AU$ 2,698

BE - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,014 AU$ 1,159 AU$ 1,449 AU$ 2,758

BD - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,029 AU$ 1,179 AU$ 1,479 AU$ 2,818

BC - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,044 AU$ 1,199 AU$ 1,509 AU$ 2,878

BB - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,059 AU$ 1,219 AU$ 1,539 AU$ 2,938

BA - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,074 AU$ 1,239 AU$ 1,569 AU$ 2,998

B2 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 1,104 AU$ 1,279 AU$ 1,629 AU$ 3,118

B4 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 1,629 AU$ 3,118

ME - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 1,114 AU$ 1,293 AU$ 1,649 AU$ 3,158

MD - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 1,134 AU$ 1,319 AU$ 1,689 AU$ 3,238

MB - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 1,174 AU$ 1,373 AU$ 1,769 AU$ 3,398

M1 - Cat Club Class Mini Suite

AU$ 1,264 AU$ 1,493 AU$ 1,949 AU$ 3,758

S6 - Cat Vista Suite

Request AU$ 2,065 AU$ 2,449 AU$ 4,758

S5 - Cat Premium Suite

Request AU$ 2,196 AU$ 2,599 AU$ 5,058

S4 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 2,458 AU$ 2,899 AU$ 5,658

S3 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 2,721 AU$ 3,199 AU$ 6,258

S2 - Cat Owners Suite

AU$ 2,863 AU$ 3,125 AU$ 3,649 AU$ 7,158

S1 - Cat Grand Suite

AU$ 3,594 AU$ 3,912 AU$ 4,549 AU$ 8,958

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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