Board the Norwegian Jewel in Sydney, Australia, for a 5-night cruise to Tasmania. After a relaxing day at sea, arrive in beautiful Burnie, Tasmania, a quaint oceanfront town with a lively shopping district boasting fresh seafood and locally crafted products. Burnie’s lush farmland and eclectic culinary scene also make the city a food lover’s paradise. Next, dock in Hobart, Tasmania, a bustling seaport with commanding views of the 4,170-foot-high (1,271-meter-high) Mt. Wellington. Stroll through Hobart’s scenic Salamanca Place, where you’ll find restaurants, galleries and craft shops housed in 1830s Georgian warehouses. After another refreshing day at sea, return to Sydney and disembark.
What we love:
• Visitors to Burnie are encouraged to sample fresh produce, cheeses and gourmet treats at the farmers market and various delis throughout town.
• Thanks to its isolated, preserved habitat and lack of natural predators, Tasmania is home to many plant and animal species unique to Australia, including the Huon pine, Tasmanian devil, wombat and platypus.
• Begin and end your cruise in Sydney, home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Harbour Bridge across the world’s largest natural harbor.