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  • Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. Credit: Visit Auckland

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  • Snickel Lane, Auckland. Credit: Visit Auckland

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  • Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. Credit: Visit Auckland

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14 Day New Zealand Cruise 2022

  • Journey to the Land of the Long White Cloud
  • Visit Wellington, Milford Sound, Tauranga & more
Includes 4.5 star cruise with drinks package

New Zealand is a destination that begs to be explored by whatever means possible. The colourful and welcoming cities, jaw-dropping fiords, dazzling islands and everything in between are all yours to uncover in late 2022 on this Celebrity Cruise package from Sydney to Auckland - and back again!

Begin with a night at leisure in Sydney, where you could soak up the relaxed vibe of Darling Harbour or maybe duck into Chinatown for a bite to eat, and then embark on your 12 night cruise aboard the sensational Celebrity Eclipse. See the harbour city from a different perspective as you sail through Sydney Heads and over the Tasman to stunning Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Visit the surprisingly Scottish city of Dunedin, home to New Zealand’s only castle; embrace the culture and quirkiness of Christchurch; visit windy Wellington, the country’s trendy capital; and admire the Art Deco style of Napier, gateway to the wineries of Hawke’s Bay. A visit to Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Islands and a day docked in Auckland, a city draped across not one but two harbours, and then enjoy the fabulous features of the ship as you make your way back to Sydney.

Package includes a 12 night Celebrity Cruise with included Classic drinks package and onboard Wi-Fi, one night centrally located accommodation in Sydney, and cruise taxes and gratuities.

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Check-in today at your centrally located Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney.

Overnight: Park Regis Sydney City Centre, or similar
Meals included: None

Spend a morning visiting the beautiful spot of Sydney, like Circular Quay, Darling Harbour or enjoy some city shopping.
 
In the afternoon, make your way to the cruise terminal to embark on your exciting 11-night New Zealand cruise aboard the ‘Celebrity Eclipse’. The cruise departs at 6:45pm this evening.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

As you 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.

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.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Here in this capital of architectural heritage, you might think your Dunedin cruise had taken you to Edinburgh. The architecture, scenery, and culture—if not the accents—borrow heavily from those in Scotland.

Take a harbour cruise to spot albatrosses, cormorants, and other sea birds. You might even see penguins, dolphins, and seals. In town, stroll the spectacular Dunedin Botanic Garden, discover ancient Maori artifacts in the Otago Museum, or learn all about beer at Speight’s Brewery—touring, tasting, and shopping for beer gear.

Browse several engaging art galleries in the central Octagon neighbourhood, also known for bars and cafés. Look for experimental exhibitions at Blue Oyster Gallery, bespoke jewellery at Chris Idour, old masters at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, heritage at Reed Gallery, and New Zealand artists at the De Novo and Milford galleries.
Head inland aboard Taieri Gorge Railway, departing from the charming gingerbread Dunedin Railway Station, for a four-hour excursion past former gold-mining sites. Venture out to Otago Peninsula and visit 19th-century Larnach Castle—New Zealand's only castle—perched on a hill overlooking the harbour. Hear stories of scandal, tragedy, and intrigue—all part of its lavish history. Top off your cruise to Dunedin with Highland dancers and bagpipers at Larnach.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens.  At the centre of town is Christchurch Cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic Revival architecture.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Wellington claims to be the coolest little capital in the world. See for yourself on your cruise to Wellington. Get an overview of its geological, biological, and cultural history at Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand, just 10 minutes from Centre Port. The interactive exhibits pique your curiosity through innovative storytelling. Wander along Oriental Bay, the scenic waterfront that is highly walkable—and jog-able, skate-able, bike-able—and dotted with cafés, bars, and ice cream vendors. Hike up through a large central park to Mount Victoria for 360-degree photo opps of the city, airport, and harbour—including your Wellington cruise.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Discover Art Deco architecture, an alluring seaside town, and some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wineries. Napier’s devastating 1931 earthquake resulted in a magnificent rebuilding effort that makes the city home to the greatest density of Art Deco buildings in the world. Stroll along Napier’s lovely streets and admire the architecture characterised by bold symmetrical shapes, linearity balanced by gentle curves, and sometimes intricate ornamentation.

Visit lovely cafés, restaurants, and shops as you explore Napier’s seaside sights. Enjoy a beer, or fish and chips. Take a traditional tea break and sample a Pavlova, a New Zealand dessert of meringue and fresh fruit. Journey outside the city to explore some of New Zealand’s most spectacular wine vintages in Hawke’s Bay.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Eclipse ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tauranga, New Zealand: Explore this chic coastal town in the North Island and you’ll discover the land of the Māori. Tauranga’s white sand beaches offer something for everyone.

Relax and sunbathe on one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and popular coasts. Take a dip in the ocean or immerse yourself in a lush waterfall swimming hole. Watch dolphins frolic in the waves or swim with these loveable creatures. Learn to sail, try surfing, take a diving lesson, or refine your fishing technique.

If you’re a landlubber, you can tee up at a golf course on your Tauranga cruise or stroll down The Strand where you can enjoy cafés and a vibrant nightlife. Journey to charming waterfalls or board one of the many eco-cruises available in the Bay of Plenty.

Sometimes called the New Zealand Riviera, downtown Tauranga offers galleries, shops, history, and a vibrant café and restaurant scene. The culinary culture brings together innovative chefs working in diverse traditions. Enjoy Italian, Indian, Turkish, Thai, French, and fusion flavours. Sip a hand-crafted drink or enjoy fresh-caught seafood from the Bay of Plenty. From casual al fresco dining to sophisticated New Zealand Riviera gastronomy, Tauranga offers something to tantalise every taste.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Eclipse ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Experience New Zealand's most cosmopolitan city—a melting pot of British, Asian, Pacific, and Māori cultures. Your cruise from Auckland allows you to sample their diverse arts, entertainment, and traditions.

The Auckland Art Gallery has collected more than 15,000 paintings, sculptures, and prints, dating from 1376. Other attractions to visit include the Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand Maritime Museum, National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, and Museum of Transport and Technology.

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs concerts, operas, and ballets, and more arts events include the Auckland Festival, Auckland Triennial, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and New Zealand International Film Festival.

Natural landmarks include Auckland Domain, a central park offering great views of Hauraki Gulf; Mount Eden, with 360-degree views from the city's highest volcanic cone; Mount Victoria, a volcanic cone overlooking downtown from North Shore; and Waiheke Island, a remote site of beaches, forests, vineyards, and olive groves. The hills surrounding the city are cloaked in rainforest.

Man-made landmarks include Sky Tower, offering panoramic views from downtown; Auckland Harbour Bridge, the connection to North Shore; and Auckland Town Hall, which includes a fine concert hall.

Aucklanders love their boating—one in three households owns a boat—and they've hosted the America's Cup twice. Diverse forms of cruises from Auckland include adrenaline-fuelled adventures aboard supercharged speedboats that take you flying past the impressive skyline.

When it's time to go shopping, head to Queen Street, Britomart, Ponsonby Road, Karangahape Road, Newmarket, or Parnell. You won't come back empty handed from your Auckland cruise.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking and making your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the best of New Zealand’s North and South Island
  • Spend a day at leisure in the vibrant city of Sydney
  • Cruise through the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park
  • Explore the narrow Milford Sound
  • Spot seals and penguins cruising through the Doubtful Sound
  • Admire the wildlife paradise at the Dusky Sound
  • Dock in Dunedin, the capital of architectural heritage
  • Spend the day in Christchurch
  • Explore Wellington the coolest little capital in the world
  • Discover the Art Deco architecture of the seaside town of Napier
  • Dock in Tauranga near Mount Maunganui
  • Soak up Auckland’s cosmopolitan vibe on a day at leisure
  • 12 night Celebrity Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand return
  • Sail aboard the fabulous 4.5-star ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
  • 1 night centrally located pre-cruise Sydney hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 35 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Classic beverage package included, all drinks up to $9 per serve
  • Cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Cruise Gratuities
  • Onboard Wi-Fi

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 26th November 2022.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers no discount applies (twin share purchase must be made)
 
Departure Dates
2022
October: 21
November: 26
 
Departure Cities
Sydney



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 

Celebrity Eclipse Ship
Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse sets the standard for modern-day vacations. Take your taste buds on an adventure with diverse dining choices. Enjoy endless entertainment options. Take a yoga class in the Fitness Centre. Whatever your travel style, you'll find your home on board.



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

Sydney: Park Regis Sydney City Centre or similar

 

4.5 Star (self-rated)

Celebrity Cruises: ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2.



- Domestic flights / transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional tipping
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
New Zealand
- November is a pleasant time to travel in New Zealand, as it's late spring. Average daytime high temperatures in spring range from 15° C in Wellington and 16° C in Queenstown, to 19° C in the Bay of Islands and 18° C in Auckland.
- An increase in daylight hours makes December a great month for outdoor activities. Temperatures begin to increase across the country, although they remain cool overall, with New Zealand's average December temperature a very pleasant 18-20 ° C.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Cruise gratuities (tips) are included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·  If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfill the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins, or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.