Monday, June 22, 2020

Spirit of Tasmania - Devonport to Melbourne

Up early for a 7am departure from Devonport, on board the Spirit of Tasmania. 
We booked a cabin again for or return voyage and took our supply of ginger ale, ginger biscuits and ginger tablets to our room, just in case we had a rough ride ahead. 
We bid Devonport, and all of Tassie, a fond farewell. 
Spirit of Tasmania Devonport

Spirit of Tasmania DevonportSpirit of Tasmania Devonport 

Again, we scored a 4 berth cabin right at the front (to look out  for icebergs, whales, crazy solo yachtsmen, etc.) and settled in our bunk beds to read and relax. 
We watched a movie in the twin cinema, ate lunch from the eatery, listened to live music in the bar and played arcade games in the dedicated games room.
Spirit of Tasmania Devonport

Halfway across Bass Strait, we sailed past our ship's sister, a wonderful sight to see out in the middle of the ocean. 
Spirit of Tasmania Devonport

Homeward bound....
From our room we spied the city skyline coming into view.  We packed up our things from the cabin and headed down to our car, parked in the lower decks. 
Spirit of Tasmania Melbourne

We had a fantastic time on our road trip, saw many wonderful sights, ate our body weight in scallop pies and seafood chowder and tried some wonderful wines.
Station Pier MelbourneArriving in Station Pier, we queued patiently in rows of vehicles, as each deck was unloaded. A parting look at the ferry in the mirror, and we were off to our home, sweet home. It was an amazing trip, that I highly recommend to anyone. 

Spirit of Tasmania Melbourne
 Travel tips from me to you:

  • book the ferry in advance
  • day sail
  • book a cabin for the sailing journey
  • take your car
  • pack all your creature comforts from home
  • pack ginger products
  • buy an RACV personal membership to get discounted ferry and nat parks tickets
  • buy an Entertainment Book membership for even more discounts
  • stay in self contained cabins 
  • eat all the scallop pies and seafood chowder you can
  • give Tassie a big hug for me

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