New Zealand Cruise from Melbourne

Pacific Ocean
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Weekly
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Monthly
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What's included

Outside from: $2319*
Suite from: $3319*
Balcony from: $2919*
Inside from: $2219*
13 Night cruise, from Melbourne, onboard Sapphire Princess based on a Inside twin share cabin
FREE Receive $100* Onboard Credit per Inside/Outside cabins and $200* Onboard Credit per Balcony cabin and above
FREE Stateroom Location Upgrade*
FREE Specialty Dining Voucher for 2*
Plus Premier Beverage Package* and Wi-Fi
Past Guests Receive a Savings of Up To $100* per person
All main meals and entertainment onboard
Port charges and government fees
Please speak to your Travel Consultant as strict Terms & Conditions apply
*Indicative pricing only.
Please view the important notice.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Melbourne Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.
  • Day 2 - At Sea
  • 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, New Zealand 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.
  • Day 6 - Christchurch 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 7 - Wellington 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.
  • Day 8 - At Sea
  • Day 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - At Sea
  • Day 12 - At Sea
  • Day 13 - At Sea
  • Day 14 - Melbourne Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Onboard experience

Top five reasons to cruise on the Sapphire Princess


  1. Lotus Spa
    At the tranquil Lotus Spa you can sip on iced cucumber water before being pampered with a facial, detoxifying wrap or relieving acupuncture. The spa also performs botox and other skin treatments to have you looking and feeling your best before you disembark.

  2. At Play
    In the mood to have some fun? Perfect your aim on the ship’s nine-hole putting course (Princess Links), master your swing using the virtual golf simulators, enjoy some fresh sea air while playing shuffleboard, or enjoy some friendly competition with a range of court sports.

  3. Princess Theatre
    The lavish, two-story Princess Theatre puts on a range of energetic and entertaining shows each night including live music, dance performances and the latest movies.

  4. Take A Dip
    You’re spoilt for choice with swimming options on the Sapphire Princess. Take your pick from the Calypso Reef and Pool, Neptune's Reef and Pool, Terrace Pool, Swim-against-the-current lap pool, and a range of hot tubs.

  5. Tie the Knot
    Couples wishing for a wedding at sea can get hitched at the ship’s Hearts & Minds Wedding Chapel.

Facilities

Fitness: Sports Court, Jogging Track, Fitness Center, Ocean View Gymnasium
Recreational: 9-hole Mini Golf, Library, Card Room, Kids Club, Golf Simulator, Cyber Golf, Shuffle Board, Swim-against-the-current lap pool , Skywalkers NightClub
Food and Drink: 24-hour Room Service, Wine bar, Ice Cream Bar, Sports Bar, Ultimate Balcony Dining, Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, Horizon Court, Wheelhouse Bar, Trident Grill, Sterling Steakhouse, Patisserie, Churchill Lounge, Crooners Bar, International Dining Room, Wake View Bar, Vivaldi Dining Room, Pacific Moon Dining Room , Santa Fe Dining Room, Fabio's, Savoy Dining Room, Hamburger Grill
Other: Art Gallery, Atrium, Duty-free shop, Guest Relations Office, ScholarShip@Sea, Wedding Chapel, Writing Room
Entertainment: Night Club, Show Lounges, Explorers Lounge, Princess Theatre, Skywalkers Nightclub, Club Fusion
Relaxation: Lotus Spa, Churchill Lounge

Deck layout

Aloha Deck
Baja Deck
Caribbean Deck
Dolphin Deck
Emerald Deck
Fiesta Deck
Gala Deck
Lido Deck
Plaza Deck
Promenade Deck
Sky Deck
Sports Deck
Sun Deck
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