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Ultimate New Zealand & Queensland

  • Departure Date21 Jan & 11 Feb 2024
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Edge
  • 28 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £4,579 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Auckland
  • Auckland
  • Tauranga
  • Napier
  • Picton, NZ
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Dusky Sound
  • Milford Sound
  • Eden
  • Sydney
  • Airlie Beach
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Willis Island
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Stay 2 nights in Sydney

Begin this cruise of a lifetime with 2 nights in the vibrant city of Auckland where you can discover its enormous parks, learn about Maori culture or visit a local vineyard. You’ll then set sail aboard Celebrity Edge to wonderful ports of call in Australia and New Zealand calling at more fascinating destinations. Visit amazing destinations like Dunedin, Christchurch, Tauranga before returning to Australia where you’ll discover vibrant cities, sun-kissed beaches, wonderful wildlife and stunning landscapes. This really is the ultimate way to see Australia and New Zealand.

Highlights

  • FREE Sydney Stay
  • Drinks, Tips & WiFi Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • 2 night stay in Auckland on room only basis 
  • 21 night cruise on board Celebrity Edge on all inclusive basis 
  • FREE 2 night stay in Sydney on room only basis 
  • Drinks, WiFi & Tips 

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Jan 2024£4,879£5,299£5,569-
Feb 2024£4,579£5,179£5,359-

Prices based on 21 Jan & 11 Feb 2024 flying from London, itinerary varies depending on date & operates in reverse. 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 customer service from Vickie Miah detailing the range of options available. I was kept up to date with my booking by both telephone and email. Can highly recommend and will be booking with this company again.

Mr Caughtry-Guest / November 2021

Perfect experience

Superb service from start to finish very friendly knowledgable staff who made the experience of booking very easy . They go above and beyond to help you with all of your needs. I highly recommend CruiseKings and use them every time I cruise

Ms Stewart / November 2021

Excellent service and always competent staff. Able to pull packages together at very competitive prices.

Mr Kay / November 2021

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Itinerary for Ultimate New Zealand & Queensland

Day 1 - Fly UK to Auckland

Day 2 - Fly UK to Auckland

Day 3 - Enjoy Auckland

Day 4 - Enjoy Auckland

Discover the enormous parks and learn about Maori culture.

Day 5 - Embark Celebrity Edge in Auckland

Your official welcome to New Zealand comes by way of a bustling harbor. Step ashore and into a surprisingly cosmopolitan environment. And once you venture inland, even more surprises await, including a total of 48 dormant volcanoes, a lush, leafy urban cityscape filled with beautiful parks, and a number of renowned art galleries.

Day 6 - Tauranga

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbors in New Zealand. You can take a ride on a bush jet boat, go white-water rafting on the Rangitaiki River, or dine on the freshest fish and chips you’ll ever taste, served al fresco. If you’re looking for a more exotic counter, travel to the Mount Mauganui Hot Salt Water Pools.

Day 7 - Napier

Arguably one of the prettiest cities in New Zealand, with elegant art deco architecture, captivating beaches and award-wining vineyards.

Day 8 - Picton, NZ

Picton has developed a reputation in recent years. It’s the doorway to New Zealand’s South Island used by locals and international travelers alike to get to the islands and resorts of the Marlborough Sounds, an interconnected stretch of beautiful landscape. The surrounding area is famous for its wineries, so you can enjoy vineyard tours and tastings while stopped on Picton cruises. Picton is a hidden gem for international travelers. Beautiful scenery in the Marlborough Sounds and views of the New Zealand countryside make the area particularly memorable for first-time visitors. On the waterfront, explore Pollard Park for a leisurely stroll, or stop at EcoWorld Aquarium to see rescued and protected species during a tour of the wildlife rehabilitation center. On your New Zealand cruise, you’ll be endlessly surprised by its foodie and café scene, outdoor adventures like hiking and kayaking, and beautiful water and mountain views.

Day 9 - Christchurch

New Zealand's "Garden City," featuring numerous parks and gardens as well as Victorian architecture, avenues and squares.

Day 10 - Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is a city in New Zealand, at the head of Otago Harbour on the South Island’s southeast coast. It's known for its Scottish and Maori heritage, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, and a large student population. Hiking and cycling trails crisscross the dramatic landscape of the adjoining Otago Peninsula, home to colonies of albatross, sea lions and rare yellow-eyed penguins.

Day 11 - Doubtful Sound / Dusky Sound / Milford Sound

As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon-a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. This serves as a playground for a number of species, including fur seals and two types of penguins - the fiordland crested and blue penguin.

Steep cliffs that have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast, Dusky Sound. It's also a wildlife paradise, with seals and dolphins patrolling the water, and birds like broad billed prions, mottled petrels and sooty shearwaters floating on the overhead thermals.

As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

Day 12 - At sea

Day 13 - At sea

Day 14 - Eden

Experience a slice of paradise on an Eden cruise. This tiny town is located along the Sapphire Coast of Australia with a population of just 3,000. Here, you’ll find a scenic stretch of land with nearly 250 miles of waterways and over 150 beaches to discover, each more beautiful than the next. During an Australia cruise, explore Eden’s pristine coast while on a kayak. Hike around its lush national parks, where you’ll find historic landmarks and hundreds of different species of birds. Soak in the laid-back charm and enjoy unbeatable views from this quaint fishing village in New South Wales, where you’ll eat some of the freshest oysters you’ve ever tried.

Day 15 - Sydney

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.

Day 16 - At sea

Day 17 - At sea

Day 18 - Airlie Beach

One of the best departure points for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is extremely popular with backpackers, yachtsmen and other lovers of the tropical lifestyle. Sailing among the calm, protected waters of the Witsunday Islands is a must-do on the wish lists of many travelers. Charming shops, exhilarating skydives over the shoreline, and everything in between is going to make this a memorable visit.

Day 19 - Cairns

Cairns is located in tropical North Queensland. To the north, west, and south, it is surrounded by lush, tropical rainforest. And to the east lies the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. Apart from being the gateway to magnificent natural attractions, this waterfront city offers an abundance of possibilities, including the opportunity to safely spot crocs.

Day 20 - Cairns

Cairns is located in tropical North Queensland. To the north, west, and south, it is surrounded by lush, tropical rainforest. And to the east lies the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. Apart from being the gateway to magnificent natural attractions, this waterfront city offers an abundance of possibilities, including the opportunity to safely spot crocs.

Day 21 - Port Douglas

Cruise to Port Douglas and you’ll find a miraculous blend of coral reefs and subtropical rainforest, which means it’s an easy destination to find fun things to do in nature. For the beachy and the active, sunbathing on Four Mile Beach or diving the Great Barrier Reef awaits. For the athletic traveler, head into the heart of Daintree Rainforest to hike, zipline, or simply enjoy the beauty of the jungle. Stop in at the Wildlife Habitat for the chance to see koalas, kangaroos, and other native Australian species. Of course, Port Douglas isn’t all natural beauty. It’s also a popular resort and marina town where travelers can enjoy life’s simple pleasures, from a plate of freshly shucked oysters straight from the marina to a dip in a glittering five-star resort pool. On cruises, Australia makes for an ideal destination for every energy level. During your time in port on Port Douglas cruises, you’ll see a brand new side of Queensland, Australia.

Day 22 - Willis Island

The only humans that make their home on this tiny island—just 1,600 feet long and 490 feet wide—are meteorologists manning a weather monitoring station. From the ship’s deck you'll see thousands of seabirds such as Boobies, wedge-tailed shearwaters and sooty terns. Other highlights include a nearby coral reef and turtle nesting ground.

Day 23 - At sea

Day 24 - Brisbane

In the heart of Queensland, Brisbane’s cultural sophistication belies its proximity to the Australian wilderness. No matter what your outdoor pleasure,Brisbane offers a diversity of possibilities. Cuddle with koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a trip out toMoreton Bay to feed wild dolphins, or trek to the top of Mt. Kcoot-tha Lookout to take it all in.

Day 25 - At sea

Day 26 - Sydney, disembark & make way to hotel / Enjoy Sydney

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.

Day 27 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 28 - Fly Sydney 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 customer service

Excellent customer service from Vickie Miah detailing the range of options available. I was kept up to date with my booking by both telephone and email. Can highly recommend and will be booking with this company again.

Mr Caughtry-Guest / November 2021

Perfect experience

Superb service from start to finish very friendly knowledgable staff who made the experience of booking very easy . They go above and beyond to help you with all of your needs. I highly recommend CruiseKings and use them every time I cruise

Ms Stewart / November 2021

Excellent service and always competent staff. Able to pull packages together at very competitive prices.

Mr Kay / November 2021

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