Pacific Explorer, Christmas Cruise ex Melbourne Return



8 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Pacific Explorer.

8 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Pacific Explorer.

Forget snowmen, mistletoe and log fires. Christmas in the southern hemisphere is all about long sunny days, and relaxing by the pool or on a beach.

Our Christmas cruises let you enjoy quality time with friends and family without the usual hassles and stresses of Christmas – no slaving over a hot stove or cleaning up afterwards! You can also give your vocal chords a workout with festive carolling, see the look on the kid’s faces when Santa visits with presents and enjoy delicious Christmas fare with all the trimmings for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day.

Highlights of this cruise:

Bordered by the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne is set on the Yarra River at the top of Port Phillip bay.

Hobart is situated on the island of Tasmania and is the southern most capital city in Australia. Straddling the breathtaking Derwent River, Australia's deepest harbour, Hobart is one of the most beautiful areas in both Tasmania, with nearby Mount Wellington dominating the city in the background. The city of Hobart was founded in 1803 and has numerous heritage areas close to the city centre. There are many museums and galleries which provide interesting information on Hobart’s history. Some of the most popular landmarks in the Hobart area include the Tasman Bridge, Government House, the Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Bridge - one of the oldest stone bridges in the whole of Australia and Hobart's St. David's. Other world-class Hobart attractions include Derwent River, the Cadbury-Schweppes Chocolate Constitution Dock, Old Hobart Town Model Village, Bicentennial Park, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Salamanca Market - a lively flea market held in Hobart's Salamanca district, which attracts more than 10,000 bargain hunters each week. Hobart regularly features many exciting festivals and events, including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, a spectacular race which finishes at Hobart's waterfront at the end of each year in Hobart.

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, originally settled in 1827 as Emu Bay. It now Emu Bay, on the north-west coast. This proudly industrial city is Australia’s fifth largest container port and a vibrant place to visit. Burnie unveils a wealth of unexpected places to visitors with a few hours up their sleeve or a day or two to set aside. There is spectacular scenery around Burnie with some beautiful waterfalls, including the Guide Falls. For views of the area head to the Fern Glade and Roundhill Lookouts. As well as admiring the views, nature lovers should also visit the Burnie Park and the Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens. Other places of interest include the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Lactos Cheese Factory and the interesting Pioneer Village Museum.

Kangaroo Island
Abounding in natural beauty and teeming with native flora and fauna, Kangaroo Island is a nature lover’s dream cruise destination.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (17)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IE - Inside

AU$ 1,163 AU$ 1,228 AU$ 1,357 AU$ 2,714

IF - Inside

Request Request AU$ 1,357 AU$ 2,714

ID - Inside

AU$ 1,175 AU$ 1,244 AU$ 1,381 AU$ 2,763

IC - Inside

Request Request AU$ 1,406 AU$ 2,811

IB - Inside

AU$ 1,212 AU$ 1,292 AU$ 1,454 AU$ 2,908

IA - Inside

AU$ 1,236 AU$ 1,325 AU$ 1,503 AU$ 3,005

OG - Outside

AU$ 1,357 AU$ 1,454 AU$ 1,648 AU$ 3,296

OV - Outside

AU$ 1,357 AU$ 1,454 AU$ 1,648 AU$ 3,296

OF - Outside

Request Request AU$ 1,677 AU$ 3,354

BD - Balcony

AU$ 1,399 AU$ 1,499 AU$ 1,699 AU$ 3,398

BE - Balcony

AU$ 1,399 AU$ 1,499 AU$ 1,699 AU$ 3,398

OE - Outside

AU$ 1,386 AU$ 1,493 AU$ 1,706 AU$ 3,412

BC - Balcony

AU$ 1,414 AU$ 1,519 AU$ 1,729 AU$ 3,458

OD - Outside

AU$ 1,401 AU$ 1,512 AU$ 1,735 AU$ 3,471

BB - Balcony

AU$ 1,429 AU$ 1,539 AU$ 1,759 AU$ 3,518

BA - Balcony

AU$ 1,444 AU$ 1,559 AU$ 1,789 AU$ 3,578

MB - Suite

AU$ 2,225 Request Request Request

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.