Jase (Jase69er) wrote: Ok all, just a quick heads up,,, I got onto the Spirit of Tasmainia website to do a dummy booking to get a price. My booking was based on 2 Adults and 2 kids in a 4 berth cabin with a car over 2.1 mtrs RETURN. Price was just over $1350. There are cheaper options available to you, eg. You choice of acom. Also note that I was unable to book more that 12 months from now (March / April 2016 not available at this point in time), so we hopefully will g ...
Hi Jase, was a bit bored at work, so did a couple of price comparisons as can now book for the dates you proposed; Sat 26th March and I had returning April 10th, (not sure if that is your return date though). One thing I will say; if you are taking a camper, be prepared to pay!.
1st costings based on 2 adults staying in basic private cabin with porthole, (worth it imo), a vehicle and camper trailer. Take note, they now charge extra if you have a nudgebar/bullbar & towbar, so do include if you have them as they do generally check.
Cabin accommodation - $744.00
4wd & camper - $806.00
TOTAL COST: $1550.00
Without camper trailer but same accomodation details.
Cabin accomodation - $744.00
Vehicle with towbar etc $186.00
TOTAL COST: $930.00
As I mentioned, a huge cost savings without camper trailer/caravan.
The 'ocean recliners' instead of cabin will reduce the above costs by $264 per couple but I can tell you from experience, dont expect to get much sleep as they are not all that comfy; a bit like a normal airline seat.
The absolute cheapest option is 'day ticket' for the day sailing on Sunday March 27th & returning April 10th also, as they have both a day & night sailing this day.
Total cost for 2 adults and vehicle (no camper) is $510.00 return. Add $468.00 (total $978.00) if taking camper trailer.
Maybe it is worthwhile for those intending to go to get on the Spirit of Tasmania website and have a bit of a 'play' looking at the various options.
Unfortunately, I doubt whether you will get any big discounts as 26-27th March is the start of school hollies PLUS it is the Easter weekend.
Hope you dont mind me posting this Jase, but as I said, was a bit bored at work so looked at the prices cause if Cheryl & I dont do the 'Kimberley' next year we may consider doing Tassie in Feb or early March, but as we would be taking the camper, am not sure if it is worth it as I think it is outrageous the extra they charge to take a camper or caravan.
11 May 2015