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Cruise & Stay Package – Culture & Coastlines of Oceania Grand Princess departing 23 Nov 2023

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Famed for its distinctive districts and hive of creativity, Melbourne should be high on any holidaymaker’s wishlist. It’s your gateway to the waterfalls and untamed beaches of the Great Ocean Road – and the perfect way to prepare you for the laid-back charm of New Zealand



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Culture & Coastlines of Oceania

21 Nights From £2,299pp

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Cruise and Stay Details

  • Return flights from London
  • Four-night stay at a 4* hotel in Melbourne
  • Great Ocean Road full day tour
  • 14-night New Zealand cruise on Grand Princess
  • Add Princess Plus from £30pppn
Ship
Embark
23 Nov 2023
Duration
21 Nights
From / To
London / London
Ports of call
London - Melbourne - Melbourne - Melbourne - Auckland
Rating

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 23/11/2023
Location

London

In
Out

Fly from London to Melbourne, arriving two-days later.

Date 25/11/2023
Location

Melbourne

In
Out

Arrive in Melbourne. Transfer to your 4* hotel for a four7-night stay.

Date 27/11/2023
Location

Melbourne

In
Out

Enjoy a full day tour of the Great Ocean Road

Date 29/11/2023
Location

Melbourne

In
Out 17:00

Transfer to port and embark Grand Princess. Depart Melbourne

Date 30/11/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 01/12/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 02/12/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 03/12/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 04/12/2023
Location

Auckland

In 07:00
Out 18:00

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.

Date 05/12/2023
Location

Tauranga (Rotorua)

In 07:45
Out 19:15

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.

Date 06/12/2023
Location

Napier

In 12:00
Out 20:00

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.

Date 07/12/2023
Location

Wellington

In 09:00
Out 19:00

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 center.

Date 08/12/2023
Location

Christchurch

In 08:00
Out 18:00

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.

Date 09/12/2023
Location

Dunedin

In 07:00
Out 17:00

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

Date 10/12/2023
Location

Fiordland National Park

In 07:00
Out 16:00

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.

Date 11/12/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 12/12/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 13/12/2023
Location

Melbourne

In 07:00
Out

Arrive in Melbourne and disembark Grand Princess. Transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London

Date 14/12/2023
Location

London

In
Out

Arrive in London

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