PRICE BASED EX MELBOURNE
BONUS US$200 SHIPBOARD CREDIT PER TWIN CABIN^
PENGUINS PARADES TO PINOT NOIR Fly Cruise & Stay package includes:
- 13 night Penguins Parades to Pinot Noir cruise onboard Star Breeze from Melbourne to Sydney including:
• Champagne welcome reception
• Signature Sail Away to Vangelis’ “1492 Conquest of Paradise”
• Windstar’s Signature Onboard Barbecue and the beloved crew show*
• Local performances on board**
• Learning how to sail with the Captain or officers on our Open Bridge
• Ocean views from all beautifully appointed staterooms or suites
• Cooking demonstrations powered by the James Beard Foundation and recipes by James Beard Foundation chefs
• All meals, in all venues, including 24-hour room service
• All non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks
• Market tours with the chef to select seasonal local ingredients for upcoming meals**
• Watersports Platform, including all watersports equipment featuring complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, water trampoline and more*
- 1 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Sydney#
- One way economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney to Melbourne#
- Air taxes, Port charges and government fees
13 Night cruise departing from Melbourne to Sydney onboard Star Breeze.
Feel the pulse of Australia in Melbourne; wander cobbled laneways to discover local art, artisan coffee, and local distilleries. The Barossa Valley outside Adelaide beckons you to taste your way through Australia’s wine country while Kangaroo Island’s Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch offer opportunities to see wildlife roam free against an incredible backdrop. While at sea watch for blue whales as gannet dive deep in pursuit of underwater prey. Visit Port Arthur’s museum—once a 19th century penal settlement, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in the picturesque harbor of Hobart tucked beneath Mount Wellington and prepare your senses for the lively Salamanca Market and old growth forests at the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness. Pink granite peaks and Wineglass Bay are the pride of Freycinet National Park; swim, snorkel, and see black swans. From Launceston, venture to Cataract Gorge for panoramic views and return to Tamar River to sip sparkling wine. Phillip Island’s sunset penguin parade is truly a sight to see, as are the Australian fur seals and koalas. The wildlife journey continues in Eden, known for its Killer Whales. The swan song in Sydney brings a bustling harbor, and of course, the iconic Opera House.
Highlights of this cruise:
The capital and most populated city of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is located on the large natural bay of Port Philip. The abundance of parks and gardens here has resulted in Melbourne being referred to as Australia’s “Garden City.” The Story of the Kelly Gang, the world's first feature film, was shot in Melbourne in 1906 and On the Beach was filmed here in 1959. The city’s delightful mix of architecture includes the UNESCO-listed Royal Exhibition building, the Venetian-gothic style Old Stock Exchange, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Flinders Street Station.
Adelaide is the gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and is pleasantly dotted with historic buildings, botanic gardens and lush parks. This is home to the award-winning Cleland Wildlife Park where many of the animals are free-roaming. A wonderful shopping experience can be found at the Central Market and the Adelaide Art Museum house an extraordinary collection of indigenous art.
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Kangaroo Island is home to the Seal Bay Conservation Park, protecting a colony of Australian Sea Lions. Must-sees on the island where wildlife roams free include Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch.
Portland, Australia 12 apostles pillar
The only gannet colony on mainland Australia resides in Portland.. Blue whales feed on the local krill from November to May and there are numerous koalas, emus and kangaroos. The Great Ocean Road here spans 249 miles of breathtaking views and the sight of the 12 Apostles world-famous limestone pillars.
Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
At its location on the Tasman Peninsula, small, hidden Port Arthur was a 19th century penal settlement that is now an open-air museum. The ruins here include the large penitentiary and the shell of the Convict Church, which was built by inmates. Port Arthur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Australian Convict Sites group.
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Be prepared for an island setting of stunning landscapes, old-growth forests, picturesque harbor and the rugged Mount Wellington in Hobart’s background. Hobart offers excellent local produce, interesting Tasmanian wines and eclectic art in the galleries. The capital of Tasmania is not only an Antarctic gateway, but also the gateway to the UNESCO Tasmanian wilderness.
Freycinet National Park, Australia
Freycinet National Park is full of natural assets, pink granite peaks, secluded bays, including iconic Wineglass Bay, white-sand beaches and an abundance of birdlife including black swans. Swimming, snorkeling and diving are all excellent activities in the pristine waters here.
Launceston is famous for its Cataract Gorge offering walking trails, panoramic views, sculpted gardens and a chairlift. It is the second largest city in Tasmania and sits by the lovely Tamar River and boast some delicious sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The Queen Victoria Museum present exhibits of Tasmanian history in a 19th century railway workshop.
Phillip Island, Australia
The biggest attraction of tiny port Phillip Island is the daily Penguin Parade at sunset when the little penguins come ashore. There is also a large colony of Australian fur seals and there are koalas and birds in the mangroves along Cape Woolamai. The Phillip Island Circuit is also well-known for its motorcycle and car racing track.
The heart and soul of Eden is its location on Twofold Bay, the shore-based whaling station there and Old Tom, the legendary killer whale whose story is told at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Eden remains a working port so rest assured the seafood eaten there will be the freshest around. Eden is a popular whale watching site and whales migrate to and from the Antarctic twice a year.
Best known for its distinctive harbor-front Opera House, which is a UNESCO site, Sydney is viewed as not only one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also one of the most livable. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbor and covers about 44 miles. Sydney’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk offers a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding area. Other sites to see include the Royal National Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
*Conditions Apply: Prices are per person, capacity controlled and listed in Australian dollars twin share including port taxes. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. ^Shipboard credit is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Shipboard Credit can only be used for purchases made on board, and cannot be used in the Casino or for gratuities. #Some airfare, hotels and tour prices are based on 2019 prices and as such subject to change until bookable at approximately the end of January 2020. These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations and all prices listed here are best considered `guestimates` except for cruise prices/offers. Offer correct as at 01Aug19 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Air taxes are included in package price and are subject to change depending on departure city. Unless otherwise stated, onboard gratuities are NOT included. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees not included. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Offer ends 30Sep19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. This cruise package is provided by Seven Oceans Cruising, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information. * Dependent on port and weather conditions. Watersports equipment is not available in Alaska. Only Signature Expeditions will operate from the Watersports Platform when in Alaska. ** In most regions.