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Cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania

Venture on a quick getaway or the beginning of a month-long holiday with these scenic cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania.

Cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania vary from four to over thirty nights. If you’re after a short trip to see more of Australia or a stop-over in Tasmania before sailing across oceans, there’s a cruise for you.

We’ve listed our favourite options and top deals from Melbourne to Tasmania, so you can treat yourself and focus on the incredible destinations you’re going to visit.

Where do cruises sail to from Melbourne?

Cruises from Melbourne depart for all over the country, with some of the most popular destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Auckland, Hobart, Port Arthur and Bernie. Sailings can be one-way or roundtrip, so it's a good idea to factor in whether the great cruise deal you found will have you paying for a flight home at the end.

Which cruise lines sail from Melbourne to Tasmania?

Our top picks of cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania

Where do cruises depart from in Melbourne?

All cruises depart from the Melbourne cruise ship terminal at Station Pier.

The fastest option from Melbourne Airport to the cruise terminal is by taxi. A cheaper alternative would be the Sky Bus to Southern Cross station before a tram or taxi to the cruise terminal. However, a taxi is recommended from the airport or Southern Cross station as trams are not always luggage-friendly.

Airport to cruise terminal transfers

Shared and private shuttles also operate between Melbourne Airport and the cruise ship terminal. These can be booked online easily at Viator. Prices start at $20 for shared transfers.

Importance of cruise travel insurance

Although Tasmania cruises aren't travelling to foreign ports, you may not be covered on the ship for all medical costs should something go wrong as cruises don't require a Medicare doctor to be on board. And that's just the start of it.

Cruise travel insurance policy can help in other ways that regular travel insurance can't, like compensation should you be confined to your cabin or miss a shore excursion. However, with domestic cruises things do get a bit tricky. We've written a guide on domestic cruise travel insurance and what to look for in a policy so you can find the right cover for your sailing.

Top deals on cruises from Melbourne to Tasmania


As low as $29 on Australia tours, sightseeing and cruises

Save on selected tours and cruises in Australia with these special offers at Viator. Book for as low as $29. Limited time offer. T&Cs, exclusions apply.

Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Available on select dates in 2023 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.

Australia sightseeing cruises from $109

Available on select travel dates until 2023, including Easter and school holidays. Activities include whale- and dolphin-watching and lunch and sunset cruises in Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne.

Up to 71% off international holiday cruises

Available on select cruise dates. Destinations include Alaska, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and more aboard popular cruise liners such as Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and more.

3+ nights last-minute cruises from US$89

Available on select travel dates with Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Bahamas cruise with Carnival Cruises. Destinations include Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Italy and Alaska. T&Cs apply.

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