DAY 1 Friday January 4, 2019 Departure
Afternoon: Board MS Noordam for your fabulous cruise. Be on deck to take in spectacular scenery as we cruise Sydney Harbour and out through Sydney Heads. Evening: Enjoy fine dining in the ship’s spectacular main dining room.
DAY 2 Saturday January 5, 2019 At sea
Morning: Explore the fantastic facilities and many activities available on MS Noordam.
Afternoon: Enjoy our 1st exclusive on-board concert, featuring The Hillbilly Goats. Evening: We formally welcome our tour group with a Welcome Aboard drinks party. An excellent opportunity to meet and chat with our exclusive on-board entertainers and other tour group members. Later on, enjoy one of the ship’s fabulous Broadway-style shows.
DAY 3 Sunday January 6, 2019 Port Arthur & Hobart
Today we visit the ruins of the infamous penal settlement at Port Arthur. You will be provided with a Bronze Pass. This includes a 45 minute introductory guided tour. You then continue your exploration of the site ‘self-guided’, with an audio guide. We will also go on a short cruise, which will take us close to the Isle of the Dead. During today’s travels you will also see other natural attractions on the Tasman Peninsula: e.g., the Tessellated Pavement, the Blowhole, and the Devil’s Kitchen. Evening: The MS Noordam departs Port Arthur at 5pm and we cruise the short distance to Hobart, arriving at 9pm for an overnight stay. Prior to dinner, enjoy our 1st Pre-Dinner Drinks session, featuring music by one of our exclusive music cruise artists. On arrival in Hobart you may like to take a leisurely stroll around Salamanca Place, in the historic waterfront area where the Sydney to Hobart yacht race finishes.’
DAY 4 Monday January 7, 2019 Hobart
Morning: Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Hobart and surrounding region, with local guide, including the charming historic suburb of Battery Point. Also visit the town of Richmond (25 kms from Hobart), where we see the iconic Richmond Bridge, built by convict labour (1825).
Afternoon: Enjoy a performance by the excellent HOT String Band (Hobart Old Time String Band). After the performance enjoy afternoon tea with the musicians before returning to our ship, which sails at 5pm.
DAY 5 Tuesday January 8, 2019 At sea
Morning: Enjoy our 2nd exclusive on-board concert, featuring Camille and Stuie. Afternoon: Explore the ship, participate in its many activities, & browse in the on-board designer boutiques.
Evening: Prior to dinner, enjoy our 2nd Pre-Dinner Drinks session, featuring music by one of our exclusive music cruise artists.
DAY 6 Wednesday January 9, 2019 Adelaide
Morning: Enjoy a Music Industry Forum (question & answer session). Your chance to ask questions of our exclusive music cruise artists, who will give us insights into their careers and the music industry in general.
Afternoon: The MS Noordam arrives in Adelaide at 2pm. Shortly after arrival we will have a sightseeing coach tour of Adelaide, with local guide. See the Adelaide Cricket Ground and the Colonel Light statue (which overlooks the city), and visit the colourful Adelaide Central Market. We will also travel to the beachside suburb of Glenelg. We then return to our ship, which overnights in Adelaide.
DAY 7 Thursday January 10, 2019 Adelaide
Morning: Travel by coach to the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s premium wine growing regions. After a panoramic tour of the district, visit a well-known winery, including wine-tasting. We then take a beautiful rural ‘back roads’ route from the Barossa Valley to the Hahndorf region, in the Adelaide Hills. Free time, for shopping & lunch, in the historic ‘German’ village of Hahndorf.
Mid-Afternoon: Enjoy our 2nd on-shore concert, featuring outstanding Adelaide folk group The Beggars. Evening: Enjoy a relaxing evening on board our luxurious cruise liner, which departs Adelaide at 11pm.
DAY 8 Friday January 11, 2019 Kangaroo Island
Morning: After arrival, enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Kangaroo Island, with local guide. Visit the most picturesque locations on the island, including the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Also visit Kingscote, the main town on the island and the first white settlement in South Australia. During our lunch break we will be entertained by excellent local ukulele group, UKI. After lunch we will visit the south coast of the island, where we will visit Seal Bay, viewing the Sea Lion colony and learning about their habitats.
Late afternoon: Return to our ship. Prior to dinner, enjoy our 3rd Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by one of our exclusive music cruise acts.
DAY 9 Saturday January 12, 2019 At sea
Morning: Free time for you to relax and explore our wonderful cruise ship. Afternoon: Enjoy our 3rd on-board concert, featuring The Hillbilly Goats.
Evening: Prior to dinner, enjoy our 4th Pre-Dinner Drinks Session, with entertainment provided by one of our exclusive music cruise artists.
DAY 10 Sunday January 13, 2019 At sea
Morning: Enjoy a fun-filled Music Quiz, with great prizes for the winning teams. Afternoon: Enjoy our 4th on-board concert, featuring Camille and Stuie.
Evening: Prior to dinner, enjoy our final Pre-Dinner Drinks Session, with entertainment provided by all our Music Cruise artists.
DAY 11 Monday January 14, 2019 Sydney
Morning: Tour members disembark the ship in Sydney, and tour arrangements conclude.