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Melbourne & New Zealand Adventure

  • Departure DateNov 2021 - Feb 2022
  • Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess
  • 19 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,299 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Melbourne
  • Melbourne
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • At Sea
  • Wellington
  • Napier
  • Tauranga
  • Auckland
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • Melbourne

This spectacular adventure begins in the stylish city of Melbourne. Here, you can spend 3 nights discovering its dynamic art scene, delicious cuisine, world-class shopping and rich cultural heritage. Then, embark Golden Princess, a ship that shimmers with sophistication, and set sail to explore the exciting destinations of New Zealand. Walk the Dunedin Street Art Trail in this culture-friendly city on South Island and cycle or take a tour along beautiful Otago Harbour. Be entranced by Akaroa’s historic buildings and magnificent harbour and taste your way around tempting Wellington, known for its brilliant bars, restaurants and delicious wines. Ascend the Sky Tower in Auckland for panoramic views or an exhilarating Sky Jump and enjoy a Maori cultural show in the Bay of Islands before returning to marvellous Melbourne.

Highlights

  • FREE Melbourne Stay
  • Upgrade for only £35pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • FREE 3 night stay in Melbourne on room only basis 
  • 13 night cruise on board Sapphire Princess on full board basis 
  • Upgrade for only £35pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Various£2,299£2,449£2,779£3,179

Price based on 13 Nov 2021 flying from London. Transfers are not included. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

First rate honest friendly service, called me back when they said they would and even gave me the time to have a little chat and laugh about our day, wouldn’t go anywhere else thank you Sophie Ellis

Mr Clark / February 2021

Very friendly staff will book again

Your rep Lisa Dixon was exceptional sorting everything out for us and beyond , nothing was too much trouble to find things out as we've never been in a cruise before

Glynis richards / February 2021

I booked a Cruise through Cruise Kings for the very first time (after using a couple of other Cruise companies for years) and was very impressed by the way my booking was handled. I felt valued as a customer and I will be using Cruise Kings again.

Mr Smithies / February 2021

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Itinerary for Melbourne & New Zealand Adventure

Day 1 - Fly UK to Melbourne

Day 2 - Fly UK to Melbourne

Day 3 - Enjoy Melbourne

Day 4 - Enjoy Melbourne

Day 5 - Enjoy Melbourne

Day 6 - Embark Sapphire Princess in Melbourne

Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Fiordland National Park

New Zealand's largest national park was formed millennia ago by massive glacial flows that carved deep fiords into the coast of New Zealand's South Island. At the heart of Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound. Lined by cliffs that soar nearly a mile above its surface, Milford Sound cuts into the heart of the Southern Alps. Rainforest clings to the cliffs and graceful waterfalls plummet into the void. Mile-high Mitre Peak dominates the upper reaches of the sound. The town of Te Anau in Fiordland National Park is also your gateway to the South Island's other natural wonders including Lake Wakatipu, the resort of Queenstown and Mt. Cook National Park.

Day 10 - Dunedin, New Zealand

Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand's loveliest harbors, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand's only kilt maker and whisky distillery - as well as many bagpipe bands - keep Dunedin's ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush. Port Chalmers, gateway to Dunedin, is located eight miles from the city center. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city's octagon.

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - Wellington

New Zealand's capital offers stunning views of forested peninsulas, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian buildings. Settled in 1840 by the London-based New Zealand Company, "wonderful, windy Wellington" is frequently buffeted by bracing winds funnelling through Cook Strait. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car. No wonder many travelers compare it to San Francisco. Despite its steep hills, the city can be easily explored on foot. Kelburn Cable Car, stairways and footpaths climb the slopes from the city center.

Day 13 - Napier

Napier and Hawke's Bay have become New Zealand's premier lifestyle getaways. Located on the North Island's eastern coast, New Zealand's oldest wine-growing region boasts a superb Mediterranean climate and golden sand beaches. In recent years, Hawke's Bay has become a leading producer of fine olive oils and artisanal cheeses. Wildlife lovers and birders will flock to Cape Kidnappers in Southern Hawke Bay: the Cape is home to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. In 1931, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake leveled Napier. The town rebuilt itself, and today Napier is hailed as the "Art Deco City" for its superb collection of Deco, Spanish Mission and Classical Revival buildings.

Day 14 - Tauranga

New Zealand's natural bounty is always on display at the Bay of Plenty. It was Captain James Cook who in 1769 aptly named this bay after he was able to replenish his ship's provisions, thanks to the prosperous Maori villages of the region. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is also the gateway to Rotorua - a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture. A 90-minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua is New Zealand's primary tourist attraction. Your ship docks near the foot of Mt. Maunganui, which rises 761 feet above the bay. Across the harbor, Tauranga offers scenic tidal beaches at Omokoroa and Pahoia. The region boasts fine beaches, big-game fishing, thermal springs and seaside resorts.

Day 15 - Auckland

Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland. Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - At Sea

Day 19 - Melbourne, disembark & transfer to airport

Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.

Fly Melbourne to UK/ Arrive UK

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

First rate honest friendly service, called me back when they said they would and even gave me the time to have a little chat and laugh about our day, wouldn’t go anywhere else thank you Sophie Ellis

Mr Clark / February 2021

Very friendly staff will book again

Your rep Lisa Dixon was exceptional sorting everything out for us and beyond , nothing was too much trouble to find things out as we've never been in a cruise before

Glynis richards / February 2021

I booked a Cruise through Cruise Kings for the very first time (after using a couple of other Cruise companies for years) and was very impressed by the way my booking was handled. I felt valued as a customer and I will be using Cruise Kings again.

Mr Smithies / February 2021

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