5 Night Tasmania Cruise on Serenade of the Seas from Sydney, Australia Australia, Tasmania Port Arthur Harbor
The 5 Night Tasmania Cruise from Sydney, Australia visits Port Arthur, Tasmania; Hobart, Tasmania; Sydney, Australia. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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5 Night Tasmania Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Serenade of the Seas
Day 1 - Sydney, Australia
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Port Arthur, Tasmania
Day 3 - 4 - Hobart, Tasmania
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Sydney, Australia
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Australia, Tasmania Port Arthur Harbor
Port Arthur Harbor Historic Homes Overlooking Water
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5 Night Tasmania Cruise

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Leaving from
Sydney, Australia
Onboard
Serenade of the Seas
Day Port
1
Sydney, Australia
Departs at 4:30 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Port Arthur, Tasmania
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3 - 4
Hobart, Tasmania
From Day 3, 10:00 PM - Day 4, 5:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Sydney, Australia
Arrives at 6:30 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Serenade of the Seas

Your ship
Serenade of the Seas
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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Ship, Side View, European and Caribbean Destinations
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Serenade of the Seas
From poolside film nights and jaw dropping entertainment, to game-changing flavours prepared to please your palate, all paths lead to discovery onboard Serenade of the Seas®.

BANISH BOREDOM FOR GOOD

Panoramic vistas aren't all you'll find on this ship. Get active on the Rock Climbing Wall or with a game of mini golf. Head to Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre to break a sweat or indulge in some 'me' time. And a giant poolside cinema screen means plenty of opportunities to unwind outside.

NEXT LEVEL NOSHING

Craving something delicious? You've come to the right place. Serenade of the Seas® is brimming with far out flavours, like tantalizing Tuscan fare at Giovanni's Table, steaks seared to perfection at Chop's Grille℠ and five-courses of incredible at Chef's Table. For the perfect glass of wine, Vintages has your back.

PEAK PERFORMANCES

As the day winds down, the night heats up with dazzling productions by world-class performers. Whether it's all the hits from Broadway and the Big Screen in Stage to Screen, or remixed classics in Vibeology, you're definitely in for a show.

PEAK PERFORMANCES

PEAK PERFORMANCES

PEAK PERFORMANCES

Day 1: Sydney, Australia

Day 1
Sydney
Australia
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Sydney, Australia, Circular quay and opera house
View of the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay with the Skyline in the distance in Australia
Things to do in
Sydney
Departs at 4:30 PM
You won't have any trouble filling up an itinerary in Sydney — there's a wealth of sights, sounds and activities here to delight adventurers of all stripes. Visit one or all of the city's three iconic landmarks: the Sydney Opera House, the massive arched Harbour Bridge and white-sanded, crescent-shaped Bondi Beach. Get your culture on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with works from ancient tribal Australia to medieval Europe to modern times. Cruise to Sydney and check out the North Head Cliffs at Manly Beach, which offer panoramic views of the bay and the skyline, or go snorkeling along the underwater nature trail at secluded Gordon's Bay to spot starfish and sea urchins.
Sydney, Australia, Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

Go in Circles

Circular Quay is the perfect place to start exploring Sydney. You can find the Opera House here, and Harbour Bridge is within walking distance. Stride into one of the many walking and pub tours that leave from here. Just 20 minutes away, you can stretch your legs on the iconic Harbour Bridge walk, the first of its kind in the world.
Insider tip
Central Sydney is extremely walkable, so take the time to explore the little streets close to Circular Quay.
Sydney, Australia, Manly beach
People enjoying Manly beach in Sydney, Australia

Get Manly

Bondi Beach gets all the attention, but Manly Beach in the Northern Beaches is a bit more local. The Corso is lined with shops and restaurants, including local favorite, Hugo's. If surfing is your thing, this is the place to be. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a fantastic way to soak in the city's coastline.
Insider tip
Taronga Zoo is filled with indigenous animals (and yes, you can pet a koala). This zoo's biggest secret is that it has one of the best views of the city.
Sydney, Australia, The Gap at Watsons Bay
The Gap at Watsons Bay in Sydney, Australia

Walk Watsons

Hop on the ferry or one of the regular buses that go to Watsons Bay to enjoy the scenic hike around South Head. During your journey, you'll enjoy views of Sydney Harbour, North Head, the historic Hornby Lighthouse and, of course, the sapphire-blue Pacific Ocean. The Gap offers breathtaking views of the sea from the rocky cliffside.
Sydney, Australia, Fresh Rock oysters
A plate of fresh Sydney rock oysters

Local Cuisine

With all the water surrounding you, it's no surprise seafood takes center stage on many plates in the city. Head to Sydney Fish Market for giant Sydney Rock oysters or classic fish and ships. Stop into a local pie shop for a traditional Australian meat pie, or explore Sydney's international side with udon or ramen noodles at a Japanese noodle bar, or seek out shrimp dumplings in Chinatown.
Sydney, Australia, Opal ring
An opal ring displayed on a stone

Shopping

There are plenty of shopping malls in the heart of the city, including Westfield Mall, Pitt Street Mall and the wonderful Queen Victoria Building, which is now a shopping mall featuring top designers. Seek out cutting boards made from local camphor laurel — they're not only beautiful but also have natural antimicrobial properties. During your Sydney cruise vacation, look for jewelry made from opal, the national gemstone of Australia.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES
Allure of the Seas Mini Golf Course
Allure of the seas, Dunes, golf, games,

Mini Golf

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3: Port Arthur, Tasmania

Day 3
Port Arthur
Tasmania
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Australia, Port Arthur Penitentiary
Historic Penitentiary Overlooking the Water in Australia
Things to do in
Port Arthur
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Port Arthur, first established in 1830, is a historic village in the Tasman Peninsula in southern Tasmania. The site was a penal colony for almost 50 years and now serves as a great jumping-off point for an adventure beyond the storied village, where open landscapes with dramatic seaside rock formations and cliffs await. You can discover Port Arthur with walking tours, a harbour cruise or by exploring the site by yourself. The village, now an open-air museum, holds the ruins of the penal settlement, including a penitentiary and a church.
Port Arthur Australia Beach
Port Arthur Australia Crescent Bay Beach

Nature Calls

The natural world takes over when in Port Arthur, where you can find jaw-dropping rock formations like the Remarkable Caves. Crescent Bay, a pristine half moon bay with sand dunes, leads to the summit of Mount Brown, with its spectacular views of Crescent Beach and beyond.
Insider tip
Make sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful grounds as well as the ruins.
Australia, Tasmania Penitentiary
Historic Penitentiary Site in Port Arthur

Open-Air History

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur, once known as Tasmania's 'inescapable prison', is a picturesque village with towering cliffs and dramatic coastal rocks. To get to know its history, you can either join a guided tour or venture on your own. There are over 30 buildings to explore, each with a particular story.
Insider tip
Dare to take a ghost sighting tour, you might see and hear things.
Australia Port Arthur Historic Building
Australia Port Arthur Historic Building

Engineering History

Walk the Convict Water Supply Trail, a project involving reservoirs, water wheels and aqueducts built in the 1800s. There's also a chapel, dormitories and a library. Nearby, you'll also find a boatyard, where convicts built different types of vessels for private and public use.
Insider tip
Saunter the area on your own as well and take in the beautiful village's history.
Australia Rustic Venison Pie
Local Cuisine Venison Pie of Port Arthur

Local Cuisine

After all the sightseeing, grab a meal at Gabriel's on the Bay, famous for its venison pie and brewed cider. You can also enjoy a quick meal at the Port Arthur General Store, with their juicy schnitzel burgers and tasty fish and chips.
Australia, Port Arthur Wooden Boomerangs
Wooden Boomerangs Local Shopping

Shopping

For souvenirs of Port Arthur as well as the whole of Australia, stop by Port Arthur's Historic Site Gift Shop. You can find books, postcards and other memorabilia. And in case you need snacks, coffee or a bathroom break, make sure to visit the Port Arthur General Store.

Day 3 - 4: Hobart, Tasmania

Day 3 - 4
Hobart
Tasmania
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Hobart, Tasmania Harbour
View of the harbour with colorful boats along the dock in Hobart, Tasmania
Things to do in
Hobart
From Day 3, 10:00 PM - Day 4, 5:00 PM
As the capital of Tasmania, Hobart's Colónial history is on display in the harbor town's architecture. Visit Battery Point, Hobart's main historical district — here, you'll find narrow lanes and Colónial seafarers' cottages dating back to the 1800s. Then, head to the waterfront to check out Salamanca Place, the city's cultural hot spot: Peruse through the boutiques, cafes and restaurants that now occupy the neighborhood's Georgian sandstone warehouses. Cruise to Hobart, Tasmania and explore Mount Wellington, the 1,271 meter-high basalt monolith that backdrops the city. It's a 30-minute drive to the summit, and once you're there, you can take in the panoramic views or stretch your legs with some bushwalking.
Hobart, Tasmania Weatherboard Homes
Weatherboard Homes on a suburban street in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Recharge Your Battery

Discover the many historical and cultural gems that await in Hobart's Battery Point neighborhood. Admire its Colónial-style buildings dating back to the 1830s. Check out St. George's — this sandstone church was designed in the 19th century by then-convict James Blackburn.
Insider tip
If you want to bush walk on Mount Wellington, remember to bring high-quality hiking boots with you.
Hobart, Tasmania Boardwalk
A boardwalk through an icy grassy landscape with views of Hobart, Tasmania

Meander Mount Wellington

Take the 30-minute road to the summit of monstrous Mount Wellington, which has a wooden boardwalk and enclosed lookout. The summit is often covered in snow, even in summer. However, its lower section consists of thickly forested trails for hiking, biking and even horseback riding.
Insider tip
Unlike many other Australian cities, Hobart does get chilly in winter, when the average temperature ranges between 5 and 12 degrees Celsius (40 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit).
Hobart, Tasmania Botanical Gardens
The botanical gardens of Tasmania situated in Hobart

Gather in the Gardens

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are about a 25-minute walk from Hobart's center. Established in 1818, the Gardens have Tasmanian, Chinese, cactus and palm collections, as well as a Subantarctic Plant House that recreates the climate and flora of antarctic Macquarie Island.
Hobart, Tasmania Meat Mini Pie
Fresh Traditional Australian meat mini pie on the wooden board on table background

Local Cuisine

Don't leave Hobart without sampling the Tassie classic: meat pies. A flaky puff pastry crust covers a savory center of spiced chicken or beef. Go higher-end with a dinner of Flinders Island lamb, local oysters or Spring Bay mussels. For a sweet treat, stop into Daci and Daci Bakers and try to choose just one cake or pastry — it's easier said than done.
Hobart, Tasmania Handmade Cotton Cloth
Handmade woven cotton cloth from Hobart Tasmania Australia

Shopping

There are several local designers with stalls at the Saturday Salamanca Market, including Made By Hand. Salamanca Place is a great spot to shop for souvenirs every day of the week during your Hobart cruise. Peruse the boutiques and shops of this neighborhood for Tasmanian timber and lavender gifts, jewelry, ceramics, hand-woven wool and cloth items and Tasmanian-inspired fine art prints.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Grilled Veal Chop - Chops Grille
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
FOR FOODIES
Chops Grille Dinner Table Dishes
A top-down view of a couple enjoying dinner dishes at Chops Grille on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.
Raddiccio Caesar - Giovanni's Table
Romaine lettuce tossed with radicchio, herb croutons and cheese. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant.

Giovanni's Table

A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.

Day 6: Sydney, Australia

Day 6
Sydney
Australia
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Sydney, Australia, Aerial View
Aerial view of Double Bay in Sydney, Australia
Things to do in
Sydney
Arrives at 6:30 AM
You won't have any trouble filling up an itinerary in Sydney — there's a wealth of sights, sounds and activities here to delight adventurers of all stripes. Visit one or all of the city's three iconic landmarks: the Sydney Opera House, the massive arched Harbour Bridge and white-sanded, crescent-shaped Bondi Beach. Get your culture on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with works from ancient tribal Australia to medieval Europe to modern times. Cruise to Sydney and check out the North Head Cliffs at Manly Beach, which offer panoramic views of the bay and the skyline, or go snorkeling along the underwater nature trail at secluded Gordon's Bay to spot starfish and sea urchins.
Sydney, Australia, Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

Go in Circles

Circular Quay is the perfect place to start exploring Sydney. You can find the Opera House here, and Harbour Bridge is within walking distance. Stride into one of the many walking and pub tours that leave from here. Just 20 minutes away, you can stretch your legs on the iconic Harbour Bridge walk, the first of its kind in the world.
Insider tip
There are a surprising number of interesting museums in Sydney, including the Maritime Museum, which explores the seafaring history of the city.
Sydney, Australia, Manly beach
People enjoying Manly beach in Sydney, Australia

Get Manly

Bondi Beach gets all the attention, but Manly Beach in the Northern Beaches is a bit more local. The Corso is lined with shops and restaurants, including local favorite, Hugo's. If surfing is your thing, this is the place to be. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a fantastic way to soak in the city's coastline.
Sydney, Australia, The Gap at Watsons Bay
The Gap at Watsons Bay in Sydney, Australia

Walk Watsons

Hop on the ferry or one of the regular buses that go to Watsons Bay to enjoy the scenic hike around South Head. During your journey, you'll enjoy views of Sydney Harbour, North Head, the historic Hornby Lighthouse and, of course, the sapphire-blue Pacific Ocean. The Gap offers breathtaking views of the sea from the rocky cliffside.
Sydney, Australia, Fresh Rock oysters
A plate of fresh Sydney rock oysters

Local Cuisine

With all the water surrounding you, it's no surprise seafood takes center stage on many plates in the city. Head to Sydney Fish Market for giant Sydney Rock oysters or classic fish and ships. Stop into a local pie shop for a traditional Australian meat pie, or explore Sydney's international side with udon or ramen noodles at a Japanese noodle bar, or seek out shrimp dumplings in Chinatown.
Sydney, Australia, Opal ring
An opal ring displayed on a stone

Shopping

There are plenty of shopping malls in the heart of the city, including Westfield Mall, Pitt Street Mall and the wonderful Queen Victoria Building, which is now a shopping mall featuring top designers. Seek out cutting boards made from local camphor laurel — they're not only beautiful but also have natural antimicrobial properties. During your Sydney cruise vacation, look for jewelry made from opal, the national gemstone of Australia.

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