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Melbourne & New Zealand Adventure

  • Departure DateNov 2022 - Mar 2023
  • Princess Cruises Grand Princess
  • 19 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,539 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Melbourne
  • Melbourne
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Port Chalmers
  • Lyttelton
  • Wellington
  • Napier
  • Tauranga
  • Auckland
  • 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 Grand 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. 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 before returning to marvellous Melbourne.

Highlights

  • FREE Melbourne Stay
  • Upgrade for only £30pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Incentive 

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 Grand Princess on full board basis 
  • Upgrade for only £30pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Incentive 

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Various£2,539£2,639£2,989£3,289

Price based on 26 Nov 2022 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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Excellent

I was on the waiting list for a cruise in October 2022 they did everything possible to contact me on 18th Sept 2021 to inform me that what I had requested was now available which I consequently booked.

Mr Horrocks / September 2021

Excellent service

Michelle was great from start to finish, very knowledgeable and friendly with it. She understood my requirements and came up with the right deal first time.

Mr Goodwin / September 2021

I was very happy with the response to all my queries, all the staff were very helpful. I will definitely use the for any future bookings.

Mrs Hind / September 2021

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With brand new top deck dining venues, Slice Pizzeria, The Mix, Salty Dog Grill and Coffee & Cones you’ll have even more tantalizing options to choose from during your stay on board Grand Princess.

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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 Grand 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

Fiordland is a geographic region of New Zealand in the south-western corner of the South Island, comprising the westernmost third of Southland. Most of Fiordland is dominated by the steep sides of the snow-capped Southern Alps, deep lakes, and its steep, glacier-carved and now ocean-flooded western valleys.

Day 10 - Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers is a town serving as the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, with a population of 3,000. Port Chalmers lies ten kilometres inside Otago Harbour, some 15 kilometres northeast of Dunedin's city centre.

Day 11 - Lyttelton

Christchurch has a rich history of adventurers who used Christchurch as a gateway for Antarctic explorations. Famed explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton used the port of Lyttelton as a departure point for their expeditions.

Day 12 - Wellington

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens.

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

Excellent

I was on the waiting list for a cruise in October 2022 they did everything possible to contact me on 18th Sept 2021 to inform me that what I had requested was now available which I consequently booked.

Mr Horrocks / September 2021

Excellent service

Michelle was great from start to finish, very knowledgeable and friendly with it. She understood my requirements and came up with the right deal first time.

Mr Goodwin / September 2021

I was very happy with the response to all my queries, all the staff were very helpful. I will definitely use the for any future bookings.

Mrs Hind / September 2021

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