Seems like it’s time to get onboard South Australia’s cruise season, as it’s going off with a bang with the announcement of the longest cruise itinerary out of Adelaide – 8 nights on Pacific Eden to Tasmania and back.
The new ‘Taste of Tasmania’ voyage has twice the number of nights of P&O’s previous Adelaide cruises and calls at Melbourne, Hobart and Port Arthur with a scenic pass through Wineglass and Great Oyster Bay.
Don’t fancy spending a week on a boat to Tassie? Well P&O also are holding three-night comedy and food and wine themed cruises. We’ve heard that the food and wine themed cruise gives you the choice of 56 shore tours, including sampling oysters at Coffin Bay. We’re ready!!
You could also jump onboard for a shot SeaBreak to Port Lincoln or Melbourne! (Again, we’re ready!)
During the 2018 season, P&O will undertake five cruises from Adelaide, carrying nearly 7,000 holidaymakers and injecting an estimated $5 million into the local economy.
P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the new eight-night itinerary was a taste of what’s to come for Adelaide in 2019 which will see a bumper season of cruises.
“Next year will be our biggest-ever Adelaide program, offering locals with more choice and variety of cruises from their home-port.
From January 30 to March 16, we will offer a record 12 cruises including two eight-night round-trip cruises to Tasmania,” said Mr Myrmell.
“There’s no doubt that cruising in South Australia is booming. From the foodie mecca of Kangaroo Island to watching the world’s smallest penguin species at night and swimming with sea lions at Port Lincoln, some of the most authentic Australian experiences are only a short cruise from Adelaide.”
The 55,820-tonne Pacific Eden makes her maiden 2018 voyage today, departing on a three-night comedy cruise.
Pacific Eden’s cruises include a three-night Food & Wine themed cruise departing Adelaide on February 27, 2018. Fares start from $211 per person quad share.