Australia Wine Cruise
Australian Cruise on the Celebrity Edge
11 Days | March 2-12, 2025
Starting At $CUSTOM
Looking for the perfect pairing? Explore the incredible flavors of Australia on an award-winning Celebrity cruise. This in-depth wine tour will introduce you to incredible wine-growing regions and unforgettable local cuisine. Discover for yourself why Adelaide is considered the wine capital of Australia. This is just a taste of what awaits you ashore—and there’s even more to enjoy aboard. Celebrity Edge is home to the some of the best restaurants at sea, and their wine collection has won more Wine Spectator awards than any other cruise line. Plus, they offer an array of experiences to expand your culinary horizons, from wine-blending and mixology classes to food and wine pairing workshops. So come board and travel deliciously.
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March 2 – Arrive Sydney
Today arrive into Sydney, Australia. Transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay. The rest of the day is on your own to explore.
March 3 – Sydney, Australia
This morning after breakfast, meet your motorcoach and your guide for a sightseeing tour of Sydney. See the famous Sydney Opera House, Bridge, and other popular sights. Upon conclusion of your tour, your coach will drop the group off at the Port of Sydney to board the Celebrity Edge. The Celebrity Edge marked a turning point in ship design. You’ll never feel more connected to the ocean and the destinations you’ll visit than aboard Edge. It takes luxury, culinary experiences and service to a whole new level. The ship sets sail at 6:30 p.m.
March 4 – Day at Sea
Today enjoy a luxurious day at sea.
March 5 – Hobart, Australia
From your ship, stroll the historic waterfront, enjoying street entertainers and stopping into pubs. Two historic pubs from the 1840s are the Customs House Hotel, a waterfront fixture, and the Shipwright Arms Hotel, at Battery Point. Browse Tasmanian Aboriginal art, including rare shell necklaces, paintings, prints, and more, at Art Mob Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery. It’s next to the Henry Jones Art Hotel—a combination first-class hotel and gallery of Tasmanian visual and performing arts—which now occupies the harbor-front factories and warehouses of the 1820s. Blocks from the port, the Salamanca Arts Centre presents multiple artist studios, galleries, venues, and public spaces. Choose a memento, sip fair-trade coffee, and savor baked treats at the café. Enjoy contemporary theatre and film in its Peacock Theatre. Catch some comedy, music, or dance in the Venue loft. If your Hobart cruise is in port on Saturday, experience Salamanca Market and meet the artists and growers in 300 stalls of hand-made Tasmanian woodwork, ceramics, jewelry, fashions, fruits, and vegetables.
March 6 – Day at Sea
Today enjoy a luxurious day at sea.
March 7 – Kangaroo Island
On your Australia cruise to Kangaroo Island, relax on a beautiful beach alongside kangaroos or sea lions. Sandboard or toboggan down the sandy hills of the Little Sahara dune. Head to Flinders Chase National Park, known for its penguin colonies and unique coastal rock formations. You can also visit Island Beehive to learn about honey production. Discover the island’s relaxed, congenial side by exploring its charming restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and shops. Kangaroo Island is like no other place on earth.
March 8 – Adelaide
Cruise to Adelaide and discover an elegant city of church spires, multicultural gastronomy, and thriving arts. Adelaide’s wide thoroughfares and graceful cosmopolitan style lead to a variety of activities just outside the city limits. Sample wines from more than 200 local vineyards that take advantage of the cool climate and diverse geography of the Adelaide Hills. The environment enables a range of grape varieties, from aromatic Riesling to full-bodied Shiraz. The South Australian wine industry produces more than half of the country’s wine output. Travelers can also visit one of several wildlife sanctuaries during their cruises from Adelaide. Venture out to Cleland Wildlife Park to wander among the kangaroos, wallabies, and emus, or tour the Warrawong Sanctuary to spot exotically named species like the brush-tailed bettongs and bilbies. Adelaide is world famous for opals, the national gemstone of Australia. They range from clear to green, blue, magenta, even black, the rarest color. Travelers on Adelaide cruises often shop for these locally mined stones in the area’s fine shops.
March 9 – Day at Sea
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.
March 10 – Melbourne
Melbourne offers modern elegance that stays true to its local Aboriginal and Australian roots. As Australia’s cultural hub, the city is home to over a dozen fascinating museums. Melbourne Museum features diverse interactive exhibits, as well as an extensive collection of indigenous and postmodern art. Explore Gold-Rush-era buildings in trendy multicultural neighborhoods where chic restaurants, stylish rooftop bars, and street art vie for attention. Unwind at the Royal Botanic Gardens and meet kangaroos, wallabies, and Tasmanian Devils at the Healesville Sanctuary. For more action, enjoy a lively football, cricket, grand-slam tennis event, or Formula One race. Just outside the city, you’ll find some of the most spectacular natural scenery. Take a dramatic coastal ride along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road. Or, visit the 12 Apostles, a land of stunning rock stacks that rise out of the ocean, each with its own story. Melbourne’s cultural diversity is also reflected brilliantly in its cuisine. Sample Chinese fare in Chinatown, enjoy Spanish tapas at bohemian Fitzroy, or sample Lebanese cuisine at Brunswick. Try fish and chips and a strong stout at a local pub.
March 11 – Day at Sea
Today enjoy a full day at sea.
March 12 – Sydney
Today arrive back into Sydney. An airport transfer will be provided to get your group back to the Sydney Airport.