I am looking at holidaying in Tasmania next year. Has anyone ever been on the Spirit of Tasmania cruise ship. Will I need to get a room or will my husband and I be comfortable just on a seat? Any info would be great.
I travelled over to Tasmania just recently and the room is definitely worth it!
You get a private bathroom with a shower which is such a luxury when you compare it to having to use the public bathrooms.
Another benefit of a room is security. All the doors are opened by electronic swipe cards so only you have access to the room. You can store your valuables with you and not worry about them. With a seat the safest option is holding your possessions on your lap or leaving them in your car (which you don’t have access to during sailing).
I had purchased a 00 video camera before my trip and upon reading the fine print of my insurance, I realised that my camera would not be covered if it was stolen from my car, even if I kept it in the boot!
The beds are also very comfortable and with the Spirit of Tasmania coming into Devonport at 6am its worth having a good nights’ sleep because you have the whole day head of you.
I have also heard from other people that seated areas can be a bit cold, however they do provide blankets.
If you do get a cabin, pack an over night bag with all things you need. If you get a seat, only take the minimal things that you need with.
Also take a look at the website for the Spirit of Tasmania. The pictures give you a good idea of what the sleeping areas are like.