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Departing from Perth? We've got you covered! - By Destination Specialist, Brendan!

May 07, 2021

One of the most remote capital cities in the world, Perth, offers a broad range of sites and experiences. From soft sand beaches and scenic parks to small bars, restaurants and street art, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy during a stay in the city and its surroundings.

ecruising has a myriad of Close to Home Exclusive package options encompassing Perth with a combination of cruises, rail journeys and hotel stays. I will highlight some of these exciting itineraries we have available to get you dreaming of your next domestic trip.

Along Australia's South Coast

This 17-night journey in October 2021 is a perfect way to see the breadth of the country from Perth to Hobart. Your adventure starts with 2 nights at the beautiful COMO The Treasury. A property that is unique in Perth, COMO The Treasury is a 48-room luxury hotel in the middle of Perth. Occupying state buildings from the mid 19th century, it offers luxury elegance with large rooms, each room being different and dictated by the shape of the building. 

All of our Close To Home Exclusive cruise packages with Perth includes a stay at this jewel of the city, a trip to Perth is not complete without a stay at COMO The Treasury.

After 2 relaxing nights in Perth you will board Ponant’s Le Soleal from Perth to Hobart. Ponant’s philosophy is refinement, curiosity and authenticity providing guests with a new way to travel. 

Le Soléal further reaffirms Ponant's signature approach: to take passengers to the farthest reaches of the planet onboard five-star ships offering top-of-the-range services. An elegant appearance and refined interior design combine with cutting-edge technology to offer a new type of cruising- adventure in a luxury setting.  

This exploration will take you to amazing areas of the country including Albany and its whaling, convict and settler history and Recherche Archipelago with this biodiverse hotspot filled with marine life, breeding colonies of Australian fur seals, New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lion.

Continue onto Tasmania including stops at King Island with its beaches, delicious food and great nature walks and Tamar Valley and its award-winning wineries with the area considered one of the worlds top 10 wine routes!

To finish your southern Australia adventure you will spend 2 nights in Hobart at the Henry Jones Art Hotel. Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses have been reimagined into Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. The hotel blends modernity with its industrial past, blackwood-lined

boardrooms have been refashioned into stately and indulgent rooms and suites. Hobart itself is unlike any other capital city in Australia - quaint, walkable and full of fantastic restaurants, cafes and bars.

RAIL & SAIL Australia Circumnavigation & the Indian Pacific

If you are wanting a longer and more in-depth journey then our Rail & Sail package with a circumnavigation of Australia in November 2022 may interest you.  

Your journey begins in Sydney where you will board ms Noordam and set sail north to such tropical stops as Airlie Beach, Townsville, Cairns and Darwin before venturing north to Komodo Island, home to the mythical Komodo Dragon! Noordam then heads down south along the west coast of Australia with stops at Broome, Exmouth and Geraldton before disembarking in Perth.

Noordam, named for the Northern compass point, offers a wealth of experiences and options onboard for your days at sea. Take in some Memphis blues in B.B. King’s Blues Club or if chamber music is your thing, hear everything from classical to contemporary in the Lincoln Centre Stage.

Foodies are not forgotten onboard with numerous dining options from casual dining at Lido Market through to fine dining at Pinnacle Grill, the options are endless.

Upon disembarking in Perth you will spend 1 night at COMO The Treasury. The property houses dining venues that are at the forefront of Perth’s burgeoning dining scene. Wildflower is an elegant, contemporary space located on the fourth floor of the hotel with sweeping views over the Swan River. The restaurant has a farmer-and-forager driven menu of dishes revolving around the indigenous six seasons.

On the 4th of December, you will board the all-inclusive Indian Pacific for an epic transcontinental rail adventure from Perth to Sydney stopping at Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Adelaide, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains.  

The iconic Indian Pacific is a bucket list item for most travellers and everyone must experience this unique journey at least once (if not twice).

Off train experiences are included for all stops along the way, just a few examples include a Barossa Valley tour with wine tastings from Adelaide, visiting the iconic Palace Hotel in Broken Hill, famously featured in the movie ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ and experiencing the vast expanse of the Blue Mountains with the option to take in a bushwalk.

Onboard, all meals and beverages are included. Whilst onboard travelling from west to east sit back and enjoy a beverage in the Outback Explorer Lounge or sample regionally inspired food, fine wines and local specialities in the Queen Adelaide restaurant.

RAIL & SAIL The Australian Azamara Journey

Wanting to experience something different over Christmas and New Year? Then this 20-night rail and sail package onboard the Indian Pacific and Azamara Journey over December 2021/January 2022 may be for you.

Beginning in Sydney on the 15th December, you will board the Indian Pacific for the start of your transcontinental adventure to Perth. The Indian Pacific stops at Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna with off-train experiences included at each stop.

 Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Sydney, Adelaide and Perth on a spectacular 4352km crossing. There’s no better way to experience the spectacular interior landscape of Australia than by the romance of rail. 

On arrival in Perth you will enjoy 1 night at COMO The Treasury. The property houses the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, specialising in hands-on healing and holistic treatments. The retreat facilities include four treatment rooms, a 20m heated indoor pool and a state of the art gym all housed within the original vault of the state-building which once held the city’s titles and deeds!

Board Azamara Journey the following day for your southern Australia cruise from Perth to Melbourne visiting fascinating and remote ports such as Esperance with its white sand beaches and Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail, Kangaroo Island with its wildlife, famous cheese, honey and wine and Eden with its famous oysters and rugged hinterland.

This journey is unique as it has the added bonus of spending New Year’s Eve in Sydney with the ship moored in Sydney from the 31st December 2021 for 2 nights. Enjoy the festivities and world famous New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

On the 2nd of January, the ship will make its way to your final destination of Melbourne where the itinerary ends. If you feel like extending your stay you can spend some additional nights in Melbourne to explore its laneways, cafes and world class restaurants.

For enquiries, contact Brendan on 1300 369 848 or email cruiseadmin6@ecruising.travel . 

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