7-Day Australia & Tasmania from Sydney
Enjoy the best of Australia’s southeast coast, including beautiful Tasmania. Before departing from Sydney, be sure to take time to cross the city’s world-famous harbor and go for a swim at popular Bondi Beach. In Hobart, stroll the amazing Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, teeming with exotic flora and centuries-old, cool-temperature trees. And feel the cosmopolitan, artsy vibe juxtaposed with magnificent historic architecture in Melbourne.
7-Day Australia / Tasmania Cruise
Enjoy Australia’s Southeastern Coast on this wonderful and exciting cruise!
As the namesake of our “Jewel Class” cruise ships, you can bet she’s got it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship is filled with excitement: 16 dining options, 15 bars and nightclubs and that’s just the beginning.
Enjoy the best of Australia’s southeast coast, including beautiful Tasmania. Before departing from Sydney, be sure to take time to cross the city’s world-famous harbor and go for a swim at popular Bondi Beach. In Hobart, stroll the amazing Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, teeming with exotic flora and centuries-old, cool-temperature trees. And feel the cosmopolitan, artsy vibe juxtaposed with magnificent historic architecture in Melbourne. A sampling of an itinerary is below.
|Thursday||Sydney, Australia (EMBARK)||—||6:45 pm|
|Saturday||Burnie (Tasmania), Australia||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Sunday||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia||11:00 am||9:00 pm|
|Tuesday||Melbourne, Australia||9:00 am||10:00 pm|
|Thursday||Sydney, Australia (DISEMBARK)||6:30 am||—|
Sydney, Australia – Sydney’s harbor is the hub from which there’s much to see and do. You’ll want to explore this area, home of the iconic Opera House. Admire the skyline, swim at a harbor beach or cross the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Want to see surfing? Grab your sunblock and towel and spend the day on world-famous Bondi Beach, or take a scenic walk on the coast from Bondi to Coogee Beach. The Rocks district is a shopper’s mecca offering a wide variety of goods, from woodcraft.s and unique art to outback fashions.
Burnie (Tasmania), Australia – A community of artisans on the northwest coast of Tasmania, Burnie has long a history as a community that makes things, with locally crafted European-style cheeses, fine papers, ceramics and single-malt whisky. Surrounded by accessible wilderness areas, in Burnie you can still get a glimpse of little penguins and the platypus, a duck-billed mammal, in the wild. The vibrant shopping district spills onto the beach where you can sit down at a café and watch the world slow down for a little while.
Hobart (Tasmania), Australia – Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city that blends culture, historical sites and a vibrant artistic community against a backdrop of staggering natural beauty. Get a taste of local life by strolling Salamanca Place in Sullivan’s Cove – a cobblestone square bustling with art galleries, boutique shops, live music and restaurants. Journey to the Tasman Peninsula to explore the island’s beautiful wilderness and perhaps spot the famed Tasmanian Devil.
Melbourne, Australia – Once the richest city in the world thanks to a gold rush, Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital with striking architecture, chic galleries and boutiques. Wave at a wallaby or get close to a koala at a wildlife park. Feel closer to the land on a ride on the Puffing Billy steam locomotive through the mountains and countryside. Back in the city, explore a different culture and visit Chinatown.
Back to Sydney, Australia – Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbor and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbor Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city.
On-Board Activities include: for the adults – an Art Gallery, Card Room, Internet Café, Spa/Salon, Fitness Center, Pools/Hot Tubs, Jogging/Walking Track, or the Library. For the teens – the Video Arcade, Outside Volleyball/Basketball, Pools, and Club Underground. For the children – Splash Academy, and Sapphire Kids Pool.
Entertainment Includes: Band on the Run Production Cast and show Orchestra in the hottest clubs of the 70’s. Enjoy the melodies of Styx, Donna Sommers’ disco or the rock beat of Queen. Also, Le Cirque Bijou – watch death defying acts soar high above your head. Something the whole family will enjoy. Then there is the pure joy of Variety. A fantastic evening of song and dance featuring the Norwegian Show Band and Production Cast showcasing the many talents and styles. And don’t forget the 13 Bars and Lounges; each with their very own style and entertainment for the adults.
Dining varies from roof-top to fine dining experiences or pool-side and buffets. Enjoy a variety of menus and cuisines; making reservations is important at some of the restaurants on board.
Please Note: Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking. Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice. Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
If this is a cruise that you’ve been waiting for, please call TravelKatz at 352-277-7300 and we will be happy to make the arrangements for you. Let’s all go!