Tasmania may not be the first place on everybody’s list of dream cruise destinations, but it’s sure to be one of the most interesting cruise trips you’ll ever embark on.
Increasingly, big cruise names like Royal Caribbean and Holland America are including this wonderful island on their cruise itinerary. To check out the latest deals, visit our Tasmania cruise deals page.
Why visit Tasmania?
Tasmania is an ideal cruise destination for food lovers and nature lovers alike. While it’s a relatively small island, there’s a wealth of beautiful scenery to see and a rich culture to absorb.
The island is sparsely populated – around the same size as Ireland, but home to only 512,000 residents. Its small size means it’s easy to get around the Ireland – expect to get from one side to the other in one day. That’s if you’re only counting the main island – there are 334 offshore islands as well!
Tasmania’s past as a convict settlement means there is plenty of history here. But that’s not all there is to the place – it also has a rich history of maritime adventure, industrial development, mining and more.
It has also been home to a number of environmental campaigns to preserve the island’s natural beauty – and it shows. Be sure to visit Wineglass Bay, and take your pick from one of the many stunning National Parks.
You’ll see plenty of wildlife along the way. Tasmania is home to the iconic Tasmanian devil, wombats, pademelons, dolphins, and more than 12 species of bird not found anywhere else in the world.
Tasmania cruises with Cruise 1st
Cruise 1st Australia has a number of great deals on Tasmania cruises. Check out our Tasmania cruise deals page for all the latest.
Some of the best deals currently on offer include:
15th December 2014 – 7 nights from Sydney, Australia
Stopping at Melbourne, Burnie, Hobart, and then back to Sydney.
18th April 2014 – 11 nights from Melbourne
Stopping at Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Robe, Melbourne, Hobart, Port Arthur (Tasmania), Burnie and back to Melbourne.
A Taste of Tasmania – Round trip from Melbourne
24th April 2014 – 5 nights from Melbourne
Stopping at Hobart, Port Arthur, Burnie and back to Melbourne.
These are just a few of the cruises we currently have on offer, so make sure you visit our Tasmania cruises page for the full list. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, make sure you use the search tool to find cruises at a time that suits you.
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