15 July 2013
To celebrate 28 years of sailing with TT-Line, a special $28 all-you-can-eat buffet will be featured on board Spirit of Tasmania II for 28 sailings (from 15 July 2013).
Spirit of Tasmania Retail and Hospitality General Manager Nick Harriman said: "All you can eat is something that we used to do on the Abel Tasman, so we thought it would be a great way to celebrate 28 years of shipping history with TT-Line."
The extensive buffet menu includes a range of hot and cold items including whole cooked prawns, whole baked ocean trout with dill and lemon butter, roast beef with demi-glace, tempura fish and delicious desserts such as fresh fruit pavlova and crème brulee tarts.
Travellers on board who purchase a $28 all you can eat meal are able to refill their soft drinks as many times as they like.
Two or three course meals with some of Tasmania's finest produce and wine are also available in The Leatherwood Restaurant.
Light food items for passengers who would prefer to have something quick and easy are available to purchase, including wraps and focaccias, pies and sausage rolls, sandwiches and snack foods.
"We've also got Ashgrove cheese platters so passengers can enjoy a delicious range of Tasmanian cheeses, with a selection of nearly 30 Tasmanian wines to choose from," Mr Harriman said.
"Ninety per cent of all wine served on board our vessels is Tasmanian."
Moo Brew, Mercury Cider, Lark Whisky and 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka are some of the other top Tasmanian drinks that are available on board.
Tickets for the all you can eat $28 buffet can be purchased on board at the security desk, purser's desk, Lavender Café or at The Spirit Bar.
Children under five eat for free and children aged five to 15 years eat for only $10.
"The $28 all-you-can-eat buffet was an initiative planned to follow on from the success of the Flavours of Tassie showcase in May and June," said Mr Harriman.
Abel Tasman completed her maiden voyage from Devonport to Melbourne on 1 July 1985 under the command of Captain Ralph McDonell.
At 149 metres in length, weighing 19,200 gross tonnes and accommodating up to 843 passengers and 235 cars, the ship offered more luxurious travel than its predecessors and became a popular mode of travelling across Bass Strait.
The Abel Tasman was replaced by the original Spirit of Tasmania in 1993. Today's twin ships, Spirit of Tasmania I and II, are 194-metres-long, weigh 29,338 tonnes and can accommodate up to 1400 people and 500 passenger vehicles.
Contact: Soniya Fernandez