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Sydney & New Zealand Adventure

  • Departure DateNov - Dec 2024 & Jan 2025
  • Princess Cruises Royal Princess
  • 20 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,549 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Port Chalmers
  • Lyttelton
  • Picton, NZ
  • Tauranga
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
  • Sydney

Starting with 3 nights in Sydney, you’ll have the chance to see the iconic Opera House, climb Harbour Bridge and discover the interesting mix of art, culture and outdoor activities this vibrant city has to offer. You’ll then embark Royal Princess for your wonderful cruise of New Zealand, where golden beaches, spectacular scenery and awe–inspiring natural beauty are just waiting to be explored. Discover Dunedin’s fascinating cultural history and rare wildlife, be tempted by marine adventures in Tauranga and take in the staggering views from the Harbour Bridge or the 1076ft Sky Tower in Auckland. This really is the ultimate way to see Australia and New Zealand.

Highlights

  • FREE Sydney Stay
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities
  • FREE Princess Premier Upgrade from Princess Plus - Book by 04 Mar 24

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • FREE 3 night stay in Sydney on room only basis
  • 13 night cruise on board Royal Princess on full board basis
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Nov 2024£2,549-£2,699£3,249
Dec 2024£2,699-£3,099£3,399
Jan 2025£2,679-£2,849£3,379

Price based on 11 Nov, 02 Dec 2024 & 13 Jan 2025, itinerary may vary depending on date. 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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Itinerary for Sydney & New Zealand Adventure

Day 1 - Fly UK to Sydney

Day 2 - Fly UK to Sydney

Day 3 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 4 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 5 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 6 - Embark Royal Princess in Sydney / Sydney

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

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 - Picton, NZ

Located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is your gateway to the South Island's famed Marlborough District. Once known primarily for its lush farm lands and many sheep stations, Marlborough came to international attention thanks to a new agricultural product - wine. The release of the 1985 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the map and changed the world's focus on winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere. Today, the Marlborough region boasts dramatic sea and landscapes, fascinating wine country, excellent restaurants and a number of the nation's finest gardens. Military names abound in this corner of New Zealand - the region is named for the first Duke of Marlborough, while the largest town, Blenheim, is named after his most famous battle. Picton is named for Sir Thomas Picton, a favorite of another general, the first duke of Wellington.

Day 13 - At Sea

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 - Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. The Bay is the birthplace of modern New Zealand. Here the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British rule and granting the native inhabitants equal status. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand's early settlers. The Bay of Islands has lured explorers for countless centuries. The Maori say that Kupe, the great Polynesian adventurer, came here in the 10th century. Captain Cook anchored offshore in 1769, followed by assorted brigands, traders, colonists and missionaries. Note: Bay of Islands is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - At Sea

Day 19 - At Sea

Sydney, disembark & fly Sydney to UK / Fly Sydney to UK/ Arrive UK

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

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