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In the Media: Australian Financial Review

In December 2023, On Board hosted journalist Jo Bainbridge on a special Coast-to-Coast Luxury expedition, the first departure on a select series of expeditions combining three nights of expedition cruising…

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On Board finalist in Australian Tourism Awards 2023

On Board is representing Tasmania at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards As the winner of the New Business category at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards in November 2023, On Board will…

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On Board wins gold at 2023 Tasmanian Tourism Awards

On Board has won gold for The Gustav Weindorfer Award for Best New Tourism Business at the premier 2023 Tasmanian Tourism Awards The awards are designed to recognise innovation, excellence…

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Luxury Lodges of Australia Welcomes On Board Tasmania’s Exclusive Expedition Cruise

Purpose-built for exploring Tasmania’s wild and remote frontiers, Odalisque III by On Board is welcomed as the latest member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection Luxury Lodges of Australia…

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In the Media: Qantas Travel Insider

In May 2023, On Board hosted photographer Lean Timms and journalist Faith Campbell on a 4-night Port Davey Escape expedition cruise in the wildly remote, wildly beautiful Southwest Tasmania for…

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On Board Partners with Saffire Freycinet in New Coast-to-Coast Luxury Tasmanian Adventure

Tasmania’s leading luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet has partnered with luxury expedition cruise operator On Board in a select series of exclusive expeditions – Coast to Coast Luxury – combining small…

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Seaplane takes luxury expedition cruise to new heights

New Cessna Caravan seaplane to provide scenic city-to-wilderness transfers for On Board guests On Board is celebrating the arrival of a new seaplane for Tasmania’s latest luxury wilderness cruise experience….

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Highlights Photography Cruise 2023

When the soft light of autumn kicks in, we know its time for annual Port Davey Photography Expedition Cruise In April each year, On Board hosts a very special experience…

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On Board Expeditions partners with Tasmanian Botanical Artist Deborah WACE

Deborah WACE is a Hobart-based art, fabric design and professional printmaking company creating luxurious, sophisticated and visually rich fabrics, fashion accessories, soft furnishings, wallpaper and limited-edition art On Board has…

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New expedition vessel redefines Tasmanian luxury – Launched today

On Board’s highly anticipated new luxury expedition vessel was launched today Odalisque III’s launch ceremony celebrated Tasmania’s rich maritime history, World Heritage Wilderness Area and the talents of many Tasmanian…

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First Look Inside Expedition Vessel Odalisque III

Ahead of the launch of our new expedition vessel tomorrow, take a first look at the luxe interiors The brand-new expedition catamaran is the third Odalisque that has been built…

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Luxury Expedition Vessel | December Build Update

Just over a month to go until this luxury expedition vessel makes its way to Port Davey, Southwest Tasmania The vessel will be floated in the water in early January,…

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New Seaplane Delivers Guests to Floating Luxury Escape in Port Davey

New seaplane coming soon for Tasmania’s latest luxury wilderness cruise experience Guests will soon be able to depart Hobart’s waterfront and Cambridge aerodrome and touch down in style beside new…

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at New Vessel

Coming in 2023: 6x the volume, 6x the adventure & indulgence. The image above features a proud but tiny owner Pieter van der Woude set against the giant hull of…

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Sustainable Cruising in World-Heritage Wilderness

The build of our new vessel, Odalisque III, has given us a great opportunity to further bring our operational sustainability to the highest possible standard. Our innovative vessel-based experience has…

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In the Media : Australian Traveller, The boat less travelled

Alexis Buxton-Collins recently joined us on an East Coast Expedition from Hobart to Coles Bay. With a story published in Australian Traveller Magazine, Alexis has told of “regular flourishes of luxury”,…

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Welcome On Board – and introducing the Odalisque III

We’re thrilled to share two huge pieces of news: Our new name and brand: On Board – Tasmanian Expedition Cruises A brand new vessel under construction To give you the…

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One of the best coastal wilderness cruise experiences – Sea cave exploration

One of top things to do in Southwest Tasmania is to explore the sea caves lining this remote coastline. These incredible natural attractions are a real highlight for our guests…

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