Kiwi Explorer Cruise

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0% interest over 9 months
Weekly^
$34*
Monthly^
$145*
This deal expires on the 27th Aug 2019

    Onboard experience

    A NEW DAWN.

    P&O guests can now slip and slide their way to the Pacific onboard Pacific Dawn, which features the wildest and longest waterslides on an Australian cruise ship. The two new slides, both around 80 metres long, form the centrepiece of a massive refurbishment of the Brisbane-based superliner. One slide is transparent so that spectators can watch guests shoot through its twists and turns, while the other slide is multi-coloured, with music pumping through it to give guests a high impact ride to the bottom. Other additions include a waterpark and P&O’s first virtual reality activity at sea from Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia. As part of the refurbishment, the 2000-guest Pacific Dawn has also become the first in the fleet to wear the cruise line’s striking new livery featuring the Southern Cross, a national symbol in both Australia and New Zealand. Additions to the 70,000-tonne ship include more than 3000 pieces of new and reupholstered furniture, more than 1500 pieces of art and accessories and more than 500 new pieces of signage. In the teenage clubs, HQ and HQ+, the entertainment has gone to a whole new level with the cruise line’s new virtual reality experience, featuring a range of popular Sony PS4 titles including Tearaway Unfolded, Gravity Rush 2 and Ratchet & Clank as part of the exclusive partnership with Sony. Pacific Dawn’s guests can now also enjoy a range of other new features on the ship including The Pantry, an international market place of nine fresh food outlets which replaces the traditional ship buffet. Among its offerings are the Mediterranean-inspired Nic and Toni’s and seafood restaurant, Shell & Bones. Meanwhile some of the ship’s key public spaces – including the atrium, Charlie’s cafe, The Orient and the Promenade Bar – have been redesigned to mirror the contemporary look which has become a trademark of the P&O fleet in recent years. The refit comes at the start of P&O’s biggest year of Queensland cruising, with two ships sailing from Brisbane year round.

    What's included

    Inside from: $1299
    Outside from: $1399
    Balcony from: $2699
    Suite from: $3199
    10 Night cruise, from Melbourne, onboard Pacific Dawn in an inside twin share cabin
    All main meals & entertainment on board
    Port charges & government fees
    BONUS Onboad Credit:
    Receive $200* per Inside/Outside cabin
    Receive $400* per Balcony cabin
    Receive $600* per Mini-Suite cabin
    BONUS $1 Deposit per person!
    Please speak to your Travel Consultant as Strict Terms & Conditions apply

    Facilities

    Recreational: Outdoor Pool
    Other: Reception, Medical Centre, Art Gallery, Shore Excursion Office, Boutique, Duty-free shop
    Food and Drink: Pizzeria, Ocean Grill, The Restaurant, Palm Court, The Pantry, Main Lobby, The Atrium, Waterfront Restaurant, Bar, Lounge, The Orient Bar, Steak House, Promenade Lounge and Bar
    Fitness: Gym, Aerobics, Deck Sports, Jogging Track, Fitness Center
    Relaxation: Sauna, Whirlpool, Massage, Spa, Hot Tubs, Thermal Suite, Lotus Spa, Lido Pool, Swimming Pool
    Entertainment: Children's Club, Photo Gallery, Show Lounges

    Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Melbourne Make sure there’s room in your suitcase and get the cards and cash ready because Melbourne is the place for all the latest fashions, accessories, and fine produce. Around every corner are trendy, hidden bars, cafes and restaurants purveying fine food and beverages inspired by a diversity of cultures. Take time out with a stroll through the lovely Fitzroy Gardens or a scenic cruise up the Yarra River. In Melbourne, you might actually shop until you drop.
    • Day 2 - At Sea
    • Day 3 - At Sea
    • Day 4 - Fiordland National Park Take in the breathtaking natural beauty as you cruise past soaring snow-capped mountains, glass like lakes, ice-carved fiords and lush rainforests. The park is one of New Zealand’s most cherished wonders and a major part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Sit back and admire some of the world’s most spectacular vistas and make sure you have your camera or photographic memory ready.
    • Day 5 - Dunedin, Port Chalmers
    • Day 6 - Akaroa Situated 75 kilometres from Christchurch, Akaroa is a historic city nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Explore the colonial architecture in the village, relax at French Bay or cruise the beautiful harbour. From Lyttelton there's an opportunity to discover the delights of Christchurch.
    • Day 7 - Wellington The capital, at the southern tip of the North Island, is a cosmopolitan centre of government and commerce. It is known for its winds, its winding streets, and its homes clinging to the hillsides. But above all Œ its harbour. Wellington has one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and rejoices in the motto, ioSuprema a situlr, supreme by site. The original site was the flat delta shaped land at Petone. The town was then called Britannia, making New Zealand’s major cities start with the letters A, B, C, and D (Auckland, Britannia, Christchurch, and Dunedin). Wellington became the capital in 1865 when the seat of government was transferred from Auckland. Until the earthquake of 1855 most of the land now lying between Lambton Quay and the waterfront did not exist. The Hutt motorway and the railway now runs along an uplifted part of the seabed. The Port of Wellington serves other New Zealand ports and provides links with other parts of the world. It is the North Island terminal for the Cook Strait ferry service. There are many places of interest and many buildings to visit including Parliament with its dynamic-shaped annexe. Others include the Beehive, the Victoria University and National Museum, the National Art Gallery and one of the world’s largest ooden buildings, the old Government Buildings. Good views of the city are obtained from Mount Victoria and also by taking the cable car to Kelburn. Oriental Bay is an attractive inner city beach just a few minutes walk from the central business district. General Information: Climate: Mean temperature January/February Œ 21C, 72F.
    • Day 8 - At Sea
    • Day 9 - At Sea
    • Day 10 - At Sea
    • Day 11 - Melbourne Make sure there’s room in your suitcase and get the cards and cash ready because Melbourne is the place for all the latest fashions, accessories, and fine produce. Around every corner are trendy, hidden bars, cafes and restaurants purveying fine food and beverages inspired by a diversity of cultures. Take time out with a stroll through the lovely Fitzroy Gardens or a scenic cruise up the Yarra River. In Melbourne, you might actually shop until you drop.

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    Travel now, pay later
    0% interest over 9 months
    Weekly^
    $34*
    Monthly^
    $145*
    • The following product terms and conditions apply in addition to our Booking Terms and Conditions (available on our website) and terms and conditions of the relevant travel service provider.
    • Prices quoted valid for sale until 27 August 2019 for travel during the period specified (if applicable) unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
    • All prices are per person (unless otherwise stated), subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated.
    • Advertised price includes bonus nights and/or stated saving (if applicable).
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    • Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
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