New Zealand Cruise Packages
For a romantic getaway, there’s no better cruise ship than Ruby Princess, which was christened in 2008 by lovebirds Trista and Ryan Sutter of TV’s The Bachelorette. A night of romance can be created wherever you look, from a Piazza singer’s sweet serenade, to a relaxing couples massage from a cabana in The Sanctuary®. Movies Under the Stars® is also a cozy venue, where you can cuddle up under a warm blanket and watch a romantic comedy amongst the evening stars. To enhance its elegance, Ruby Princess sails to some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations, including the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Rekindle your passion onboard Ruby Princess!
Inside from: $2419
Outside from: $2535
Balcony from: $3339
8 Night cruise, from Sydney to Auckland, onboard Ruby Princess in a twin share inside cabin
All main meals & entertainment on board
Port charges & government fees
3 Nights post-cruise accommodation staying at The Quadrant Hotel Auckland in a Deluxe Queen Apartment
Waitomo and Hobbiton Experience
One-way economy class airfare from Auckland to Sydney including prepaid taxes
Travel departing from:
Adelaide from $2669*
Brisbane from $2599*
Melbourne from $2625*
Perth from $2849*
Sydney from $2419*
Please speak to your Travel Consultant as Terms & Conditions apply
Food and Drink: Pizzeria, Ultimate Balcony Dining, Adagio Bar, Ice Cream Bar, Adagio Bar, Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, Wheelhouse Bar, Cafe Caribe , Michelangelo Dining Room , Cafe, Da Vinci Dining Room , Burger & Hot Dog Grill, Crown Grill , Bistro, Horizon Court, Main Dining Room, Speakeasy cigar lounge, International Cafe, Dining Room, Vines Wine & Seafood Bar, Wine bar
Entertainment: Cigar Bar, Princess Theatre, Live Bands, Skywalkers Nightclub, Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater , Explorers Lounge, Theatre, Club Fusion
Recreational: Library, Shuffle Board, Cyber Golf, Golf Simulator, Nightclub
Other: ScholarShip@Sea, Conference Room, Laundry Service, Boutique, Future Cruise Sales
Relaxation: The Sanctuary(adults only), Beauty Salon, Spa, Lotus Spa, Swimming Pool
Technology: Photo Shop, Internet Cafe
Fitness: Aerobics, Jogging Track, Fitness Room
Day 1 - Sydney, Australia As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney - hailed by many seafarers as "the most beautiful harbor in the world." Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney - from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains. Australia's oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.
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 - Port Chalmers
Day 6 - Akaroa 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 - At Sea
Day 8 - 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 9 - 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.
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