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    New Zealand cruise
    14 days | 13 nights
    From $1,999* pp twin share
    Receive $50 onboard credit per person^
    Enjoy the beautiful sights of New Zealand aboard Majestic Princess®. From scenic cruising through the Fiordland national park to a day in the Scottish inspired town of Dunedin.
    Your cruise includes: Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise includes:

    • 14 day New Zealand cruise aboard Majestic Princess®
    • 13 nights accommodation in an Interior stateroom
    • All main meals and entertainment on board
    • Port charges and government fees

     

    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise highlights:

    • Visit the beautiful Bay of Islands and head over to Russell for a lunch by the water
    • Enjoy the beautiful sights of the Fiordland national park with a day of scenic cruising
    • Speciality dining restaurants at the French bistro, Cantonese restaurant and steak grill
    • Visit Dunedin, a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart

    Upgrade to a Balcony or Mini suite stateroom and receive $100*pp onboard credit:

    • Balcony stateroom from $2,799*pp
    • Mini suite from $3,299*pp
    Valid for travel
    14 Nov 2019 departure, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    30 Apr 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Sydney

    Cruise departs at 6.45am

    Day 2

    At sea

    A world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs.

    Day 3

    At sea

    Day 4

    Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising)

    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 5

    Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

    Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand’s loveliest harbours, 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 centre. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city’s Octagon.

    Day 6

    Akaroa, New Zealand

    On the eastern shores of New Zealand’s South Island, Akaroa is a popular tourist destination with a distinctly French flair, its history steeped in legend. It lies on the volcanic Banks Peninsula, which the Maori believe was formed when a hero named Maui piled mountains upon a giant who threatened to eat his children.

    The same peninsula was purchased from the local Maori by a French whaler around 1838, and was later settled by both the French and the British, who had just signed the Treaty of Waitangi ensuring New Zealand’s existence as a British colony.

    With French-named streets leading to restaurants serving French cuisine and colonial architecture all around, Akaroa’s heritage as the only French-founded community in New Zealand is unmistakable. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse array of marine life, including rare Hector’s dolphins, and visitors are lured by the area’s secluded beaches and quaint boutiques.

    Day 7

    Wellington, New Zealand

    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 centre.

    Day 8

    Tauranga, New Zealand

    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, thanks to the prosperous Maori villages of the region. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber centre 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.

    Day 9

    Auckland, New Zealand

    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 splendour 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 10

    Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    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.

    Day 11

    At Sea

    Day 12

    At Sea

    Day 13

    Sydney

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    Advertised prices are per person, twin share, tour only correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Offer valid on new bookings only. ^Onboard spending money is not transferable, non-refundable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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