Carnival Cruise Lines Serves Up a Taste of Tasmania

Carnival Cruise Lines will be giving guests a true taste of Tasmania next year with three great cruises to the southern state, renowned for its fantastic food and wine as well as its natural beauty.

Following the success of its first cruise to Tasmania from Sydney earlier this year, the cruise line has scheduled three visits for 2015 including two seven-night summer sojourns on Carnival Spirit, with fares starting from $949* per person twin share.

Departing Sydney on February 1 and February 13, 2015, the ship will sail south to spend a full day and evening in historic Hobart, the State’s capital.  Guests will be able to take in the breathtaking view from towering Mt Wellington, explore the city’s historic Battery Point district or head up the river to the stunning Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), before relaxing by the waterfront to sample some of Tasmania’s famous seafood as well as its fine wines and beer.

The cruise will also take travellers to the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia, where visitors can experience the haunting beauty of the peninsula while hearing the fascinating stories of Australia’s penal past.

As they sail back to Sydney, guests will also spend a full day and evening in Melbourne.

For those looking for a shorter getaway, the cruise line is offering a four-night roundtrip cruise from Sydney to Hobart on Carnival Legend, priced from $799* per person twin share.  Departing April 16, 2015, the cruise offers the perfect chance to unwind and relax at sea before spending a day exploring the southern city.

With more than 45 activities over 12 decks of fun, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend provide a great way to travel to Tasmania. Both ships offer the cruise line’s fabulous Green Thunder, the fastest and steepest waterslide at sea, as well as three swimming pools, the child-free Serenity Retreat and 16 restaurants, bars and lounges.  Carnival Legend also offers some new features including the enchanting Seuss at Sea program, the larger-than-life Hasbro, The Game Show and the appetising Bonsai Sushi.