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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We were dissatisfied with the Behind the Scenes tour presented by the ship, @$160 each was very disappointing, we spent too much time in doors, talking about some history of past Prison Officials. The first part of the walk around was very ... Read More
We were dissatisfied with the Behind the Scenes tour presented by the ship, @$160 each was very disappointing, we spent too much time in doors, talking about some history of past Prison Officials. The first part of the walk around was very good, but the talk fest didn't allow time to explore, this Historic Site, time was limited as we got off the ship at 10 am, then had to be back at 2.30pm for tenders back to the ship. The site was very well presented, lots to see, this was to be a highlite of our Cruise. Those who just walked around with a guide, which cost a lot less money', did get to see a lot more. Yes well worth seeing this Historic Site, means a lot to many Australian and overseas visitors. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Loved the ruins..very memorable,,would highly recommend
Loved the ruins..very memorable,,would highly recommend Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Perfectly preserved to explore at your own pace without the need to join an organised tour. Weather can be changeable, so be prepared.
Perfectly preserved to explore at your own pace without the need to join an organised tour. Weather can be changeable, so be prepared. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We took an Azamara excursion to see the "Unzoo" with endangered Tasmanian Devils and free range kangaroos. Too much time spent at kangaroo area and not enough with the lone Devil, but that's just my opinion. Park ranger was ... Read More
We took an Azamara excursion to see the "Unzoo" with endangered Tasmanian Devils and free range kangaroos. Too much time spent at kangaroo area and not enough with the lone Devil, but that's just my opinion. Park ranger was passionate about her work and very informative. Fees go toward wildlife conservation and a cure for Tasmanian Devil disease. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
We didnt pay to do an excursion and entry to the site was free to all onboard. we thoroughly enjoyed the history of this location..
We didnt pay to do an excursion and entry to the site was free to all onboard. we thoroughly enjoyed the history of this location.. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
Visited only a year ago so didn’t disembark but it is a fascinating site for first time visitors. Mostly free if you don’t mind doing a self guided tour.
Visited only a year ago so didn’t disembark but it is a fascinating site for first time visitors. Mostly free if you don’t mind doing a self guided tour. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2018
Just walker around Port Arthur on our own with a map. Many interesting places to see and I highly recommend getting off the ship and doing this
Just walker around Port Arthur on our own with a map. Many interesting places to see and I highly recommend getting off the ship and doing this Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Did the walking tour that is included in all Princess Cruises, so you dont actually have to book or pay extra. Just a little hard to find where it is leaving from. Very informative. A little different from what we are led to believe in ... Read More
Did the walking tour that is included in all Princess Cruises, so you dont actually have to book or pay extra. Just a little hard to find where it is leaving from. Very informative. A little different from what we are led to believe in Charles Dickens style novels. Well worth doing, and its not often you get something off Princess for free! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Stunning destination. Did a food and wine tour which was let done by the elderly, cranky tour guide. Others who did the same tour with a different guide, the owner of the company, had a much better time. It was very rushed.
Stunning destination. Did a food and wine tour which was let done by the elderly, cranky tour guide. Others who did the same tour with a different guide, the owner of the company, had a much better time. It was very rushed. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Just walk around this amazing place, and one thing you must not miss is the Asylum, there is a cafe there but go inside where you see pictures of many of the convicts, look through the hole in the cell and read the stories there, this ... Read More
Just walk around this amazing place, and one thing you must not miss is the Asylum, there is a cafe there but go inside where you see pictures of many of the convicts, look through the hole in the cell and read the stories there, this place is a must, and when you have explored it all if you have time go to the right of the dock and follow the walking trace to Stewart Bay. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
Loved our stop here. We had beautiful weather. Short tender ride. Guides met the tender and gave us a free talk and mini tour before we explored the site on our own. Picturesque and interesting historic site with a sad history but well ... Read More
Loved our stop here. We had beautiful weather. Short tender ride. Guides met the tender and gave us a free talk and mini tour before we explored the site on our own. Picturesque and interesting historic site with a sad history but well worth a visit. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Port Arthur was extremely interesting, a very peaceful and beautiful, historic place, but sad as well when you learnt the stories about its history as a penal settlement. We only did the free walking tour, then did our own thing. There was ... Read More
Port Arthur was extremely interesting, a very peaceful and beautiful, historic place, but sad as well when you learnt the stories about its history as a penal settlement. We only did the free walking tour, then did our own thing. There was more to see than you could cover in a single day but we managed to see what interested us most, using the map that was given to us. Staff there were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I just wish Carnival would have informed us that our cruise included the entry fee into Port Arthur ($30-something pp). I'd paid for our entry online prior to the cruise, then had to go to the Visitors Centre to have it refunded. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Tender port with tenders docking in Port Arthur itself. As a result no entry fee and you can wander at your leisure. Greeted by Port Arthur staff offering maps and information. Expect lots of walking.
Tender port with tenders docking in Port Arthur itself. As a result no entry fee and you can wander at your leisure. Greeted by Port Arthur staff offering maps and information. Expect lots of walking. Read Less

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