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Travelling to Tasmania

Most Members will travel to Tasmania via the Spirit of Tasmania, which operates daily sailings across Bass Strait between Melbourne and Devonport. The twin ships depart from both ports at 7:30 pm, arriving at 6:00 am the following morning. During periods of high demand, Spirit of Tasmania also operates day sailings, departing from each port at 9:00 am and arriving the same day at 6:00 pm. Think of the voyage as another day’s travel to the AGM, part of the journey, part of your adventure, part of the experience. You will be sailing over 420 km, and if on an overnight sailing you will be sleeping in a bed, in a cabin. It’s another night’s accommodation.

When booking, some members have commented they found motorcycle space is sold out for two weeks prior and for two weeks after the 2016 AGM Event dates on the Spirit of Tasmania. We believe they are accessing their booking via the normal Spirit of Tasmania general public website and therefore getting the sold out message. Apparently quite a few members are trying to book via this site. Please read on....


Ulysses Club members absolutely have to book via or they will get a "sold out" message and also they won’t receive the 5% discount.

If you are still having problems, please ring the Customer Contact center for the Spirit of Tasmania on 132 010

  • Bookings, at the discounted rate for this event, are valid for travel between 15 January 2016 – 30 June 2016
  • Limited motorcycle and passenger space have been protected for Departures Melbourne to Devonport between 21 February – 29 February 2016 inclusive.
  • Departures Devonport to Melbourne between 07 March – 13 March 2016 inclusive.

Protected space will cater for motorcycles and for motorcycles with sidecars and/or trailers (all under 2.1 metres in height) until sold out. Protected space for accommodation is based on Cabins and Ocean Recliners (and Day Tickets where applicable on 0900 departures) until sold out. Alternative accommodation styles & vehicle dimensions will be subject to availability at time of booking.

Protected space will be held until close of business 11/12/2015 or until sold out. However protected space may be reviewed prior to this date and adjusted to match member interest and bookings to-date.

All vehicles, including motorcycles, motorcycles with sidecars and/or trailers, and trikes are expertly accommodated on the vehicle decks.

Accommodation on board:

There are a variety of accommodation options available including Deluxe Cabins, Twin/Four Berth Cabins, and Ocean Recliners. All cabins come equipped with a private ensuite, air conditioning/heating, bedding, towels, soap, and a 220-volt socket.

Dining & Entertainment:

A self-service restaurant features a selection of dishes including a Tasmanian signature dish of the day. A convenience store includes freshly prepared ‘grab and go’ foods, Tasmanian style provedore products, and souvenirs.

Three bars with open space and lounge areas showcasing Tasmanian wines, ciders, and beers.

Two cinemas screen the latest release movies. The upper decks feature teen zones, and a children’s play area as well as bars and family entertainment.

Visit and discover more for yourself, or join the conversation on social media using #newspiritoftas

Ulysses Fast Fact book August 2015

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