Cruise Australia’s southern coast from Adelaide aboard the Vasco da Gama (ports of call in Melbourne, Burnie and Hobart) with a stay in Adelaide. Experience the ultimate 8 night cruise onboard the elegant and contemporary Vasco da Gama from Adelaide, stopping in Melbourne, Burnie and Hobart before returning to Adelaide, including all flights and transfers. Spend 3 nights in Adelaide with a tour to discover this sophisticated boutique city. Themes include: South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Departs from Adelaide, Ocean Cruise, Returns from Hobart. + Show more
9 Day Vasco da Gama Tasmanian Explorer Cruise
All Airfares (e.g home to Adelaide and Adelaide to home)
All meals onboard the Vasco da Gamma, FREE afternoon tea and late night snacks, Captain’s Cocktail Party (selected sailings), self service tea and coffee, FREE big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, a range of FREE daytime activities and leisure facilities, FREE guest speaker and arts & crafts (selected sailings), FREE porterage of luggage to your cabin, Cabin Steward service, FREE flexible dining at the Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia restaurants FREE use of library and card room, FREE use of sports courts and gymnasium, FREE use of spa amenities.
Adelaide City Tour
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Port, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in South Australia)
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Departs December 2019
Day 1 Fly to Adelaide
Adelaide is the vibrant capital city of South Australia, Adelaide’s city centre is home to beautiful historic buildings, parklands, wide streets and cafes and restaurants, the city combines sensational cuisine, art, shopping and cultural opportunities, Adelaide is the gateway to the world-renowned Barossa and McLaren Vale wine regions and the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Today, explore Adelaide at your own pace.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
Day 2 Adelaide City Tour
Adelaide is famous for stylish architecture, beautiful parklands, boutique shopping, cafe strips, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts events, festivals, nightlife, and sandstone cottages with sweeping gardens. The diverse cultural mix of its one million population guarantees that the food is sensational. Adelaide is Australia's wine capital and lies between rolling hills to the east and beautiful sandy beaches to the west, with world class vineyards within easy reach.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the onboard full commentary throughout the morning. Today see Victoria Square (heart of Adelaide City), Gouger Street (restaurant cafe strip), King William Street's famous boulevard, The Terraces (4 terraces that separate the city from its greenbelts) and Adelaide's magnificent parks, gardens and greenbelts. See River Torrens with its delightful garden banks, Parliament House, State Library, Trinity Church (Adelaide's oldest church), fashionable Hutt Street and stop at Haigh's Chocolates to enjoy complimentary tea or coffee accompanied by fine Haigh's chocolates (Haigh's unavailable on Sundays). See Beehive Corner at Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval (one of Australia's most notable cricket grounds and houses the Bradman collection), the quaint suburbs of North Adelaide; O'Connell Street (restaurants and trendy shops), St Peter's Cathedral, Colonel Light's Lookout on Montefiore Hill (spectacular views over Adelaide).
Enjoy some free-time this afternoon to explore Adelaide and some of it treasures.
Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Ups, Tea, Haigh's Chocolates, Overnight Accommodation.
Day 3 Explore Adelaide
The beautiful city of Adelaide offers a seductive mix of sensational food and wine with fantastic cultural, art and shopping opportunities, the city is the gateway to some of Australia's premier wine regions and the vibrant city centre is abuzz with lively cafes, bars and restaurants, historic buildings, wide streets and manicured parklands add to the city's wonderful aesthetic appearance.
Spend the day exploring Adelaide at your own leisure.
Day 4 Board the Vasco da Gama
Board the luxurious Vasco da Gama liner at Port Adelaide, to start your circle Tasmania cruise with ports of call in Hobart, Burnie and Melbourne. Spend the days at sea making use of the stylish contemporary facilities on board the Vasco da Gama. Enjoy the relaxed classical style of cruising incorporating plenty of activities and a wide range of impressive entertainment options.
See below for full details on your Vasco da Gama cruise.
Today you will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your central Adelaide hotel to Port Adelaide Passenger Cruise Terminal, board the Vasco da Gama and begin your cruise to Tasmania and Victoria.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
Day 5 At Sea
Continue cruising toward Melbourne while enjoying the on board entertainment and day time activities of the Vasco da Gamma. The ships attentive staff will ensure your every need is taken care of on this voyage along the South East coastline of Australia. With an abundance of onboard leisure facilities, you are spoiled for choice – enjoy a show, learn arts and crafts, curl up with a good book or burn some energy on the sports courts – it’s your choice.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gamma.
Day 6 Explore Melbourne
Sail into Port Philip Bay to reach our Melbourne port of call, docking in the famous docklands. Stylish, arty Melbourne is both dynamic and cosmopolitan.
You have the whole day ahead of you to experience the best that Melbourne has to offer. Make your way into the fast paced Melbourne city with an on-shore excursion. If you prefer a slower place, watch the action and take in the city skyline from a prime spot on the ships extensive deck area.
Tonight, as you dine in one of the many onboard restaurants, farewell Melbourne and set sail across the Bass Straight to the second port of call – Burnie.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gamma.
Day 7 Explore Burnie
Our Burnie port of call is the gateway to Tasmania’s beautiful and spectacular north, including Cradle Mountain. It is a port city with an industrial past that has reinvented itself as a vibrant and creative city on a beautiful stretch of Tasmania’s North West Coast. Nestled around Emu Bay on Bass Strait, Burnie has been an industrial centre for most of its existence. Since the closure of its paper pulp mill, the city has taken a creative approach to promoting itself and the many makers who call it home.
Get an early start to the day and enjoy your breakfast as the Vasco da Gama docks. Make the most of your time in Burnie and enjoy a shore excursion and discover the many beautiful sights of this seaside town. If relaxing poolside is more to your liking, settle in with a good book from the onboard library – the choice is yours.
This afternoon, we say goodbye to Burnie and head back to the Port of Adelaide for a final night cruising the southern waters of Australia.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
Day 8 – 9 Hobart and the Derwent River
Spend time cruising the spectacular River Derwent ahead of our Hobart port of call. Hobart is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, this charming city is situated on the beautiful Derwent River and has a well-earned reputation as a world-class destination for food and wine lovers. The historic and scenic capital of Tasmania is Australia’s second-oldest city. Marvel at Hobart’s rich colonial heritage which is evident in its beautifully preserved Georgian and Victorian era buildings.
You'll be beguiled by the renowned Salamanca Place, the vibrant, waterfront heart of Hobart with its bars, restaurants and exciting shopping opportunities. The city's breathtaking backdrop is the rugged Mount Wellington contrasting with the cobalt waters of the city's waterfront right out to the exquisite Peppermint Bay.
Choose from a range of optional shore excursion to explore this beautiful city or explore Hobart on your own. The choice is yours. If you do not wish to disembark, you can choose to stay on board make use of the wide range of facilities aboard the Vasco da Gama.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, 2 Nights Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
Day 10 – 11 At Sea
We leave the picturesque Hobart behind us and head out to open waters for your final nights of cruising the southern waters of Australia, to your final port of Adelaide. Relax on board the Vasco da Gama and make use of those free onboard activities and facilities before reaching land.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, 2 nights accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
Day 12 Return to Adelaide and Fly Home
This morning you will return to Adelaide, and after disembarking the Vasco da Gama, you will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the airport to meet your flight home.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
Inclusions on board the Vasco da Gama
Relax in your private cabin on board the Vasco da Gama while you sail the Pacific Ocean and enjoy FREE full board cuisine with a selection of international cuisine, afternoon teas and late night snacks, self-service tea and coffee and Captain’s Cocktail Party (selected sailings). Experience FREE big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, a range of FREE daytime activities and leisure facilities. Choose from a range of FREE daytime activities, leisure facilities, FREE guest speaker and arts & crafts (selected sailings) and use of the onboard library and card room. Enjoy FREE use of sports courts and gymnasium, FREE use of spa amenities. Enjoy meals and FREE flexible dining at the Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia restaurants. Your package includes an inner cabin but can be upgraded to a range of cabins.
Upgrade to a Superior Twin Inner: Upgrade to a Superior Twin Inner cabin and benefit from a cabin on the higher Atlantic Deck. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to an Ocean View Cabin: Enjoy rich ocean views and a converted double bed in cabins located in the forward and aft areas of the Baltic Deck and the higher Atlantic Deck. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to a Standard Plus Twin Ocean View: These ocean view cabins are located on the Baltic deck and feature a converted double bed which converts to a sofa for daytime use. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to a Premium Suite Ocean View: Benefit from the space of a larger cabin (twice the size of the standard cabins). Premium suites are located on the Atlantic Deck and offer stylish interior design, double beds, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling windows. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Adelaide Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Adelaide. Our "Good Standard" central Adelaide hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Airport, Hotel and Port Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from Adelaide airport to Adelaide Hotel. You will be met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the Vasco da Gama and from the Vasco da Gama to the Adelaide airport for your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Adelaide and SA at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your South Australia holiday.
The Vasco da Gama in Detail
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The Vasco Da Gama (formerly Pacific Eden) has undergone a modern premium fit-out and is now a sister ship to the popular ASTOR. Enjoy a more traditional leisurely cruise aboard this stylish boutique sized cruise-liner with a friendly onboard atmosphere. Catering for just 1,220 privileged guests ensures a more personal touch from the attentive crew. The feature packed ship has ten passenger decks, is fully stabilised and air-conditioned. You can indulge in the wonderful array of activities, entertainment and premium facilities designed for a more traditional and sophisticated cruising experience...
- Classic stylish cruising
- Formerly Pacific Eden
- Recent modern fit-out
- Sister ship to ASTOR
- Boutique sized ship
- Luxury floating resort
The Vasco Da Gama boasts stylish cabins and impressive contemporary public areas, with a choice of five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues each with its own individual style. She offers a casino, library, card room and shopping galleria plus extensive deck areas, two swimming pools, sports courts, spa amenities and a gym.
Experience top ‘big show’ entertainment in the two-tiered show lounge Hollywood’s. Enjoy the panoramic seascapes of The Dome during the day, then this is the place to be to dance the night away to all your old favourites. Relax with some musical entertainment at the Blue Room. For more leisurely options, stroll around extensive deck areas, catch a movie in the cinema, visit the casino, bridge and card room, arts and crafts area or ship’s library. Plus, there’s Cappuccino’s coffee shop and Gelato’s ice cream bar to tempt you.
The impressive three-decked atrium is the focal point of the ship with it’s own shopping galleria. Be pampered at the well-appointed wellness centre, make use of the hairdressing and beauty facilities, or work out in the well-equipped gym.
Daily organised activities can range from arts and crafts to guest speakers. Check the daily activity list on board for all the options. Many passengers kick off the evening with a pre-dinner drink at one of the ship’s several bars before making their way to dinner. Enjoy flexible dining at your leisure at any of the three main restaurants Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean or Waterfront Eurasia. Perhaps indulge at The Grill or Chef’s Table; or relax at the buffet style Club Bistro.
Vasco Da Gama’s chefs excel in creating new and delicious dishes which will have you craving your next meal. A selection of Australian and European wines are available to complement your meal plus Australian draught beers are available at the ship’s bars. You will savour every day on board the Vasco Da Gama.
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