Day 1 - Sydney, Australia
As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney - hailed by many seafarers as "the most beautiful harbor in the world." Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney - from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.
Australia's oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.
Day 2 - At Sea
Enjoy cruise at Sea
Day 3 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.
Day 4 - At Sea
Enjoy cruise at Sea.
Day 5 - Great Oyster Bay & Freycinet Peninsula (Scenic Cruising), Australia
Jutting out from Tasmania's eastern coast, the Freycinet Peninsula is home to Freycinet National Park, a beautiful wilderness area encompassing pink granite mountains and jagged peaks that overlook the sparkling waters of the Tasman Sea.
Located within the park are two gorgeous bays, best viewed from the sea. Named for its shape, Wineglass Bay is the smaller of the two, a secluded area with glistening sapphire waters that give way to the velvety white sands of one of the world's most stunning beaches. Broader in size, Great Oyster Bay is steeped in history, and served as the former stomping grounds of Tasmanian Aborigines who harvested shellfish along the coast.
Both bays attract tourists for their dramatic beauty and for the wealth of outdoor activities they both provide, including whale watching, sea kayaking, snorkeling and diving.
Day 6 - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia
The Apple Museum has everything you ever wanted to know about apples and apple farming, along with memorabilia of the area and cider bar.
Day 7 - Port Arthur (Tasmania)
Once Australia's largest penal colony with upwards of 12,000 hardened British convicts that passed through its gates, now a tourist attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Note: Port Arthur is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.
Day 8 - At Sea
Enjoy cruise at Sea.
Day 9 - Sydney, Australia