Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Sydney and return from Auckland
- 14 night cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice
- Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
- Book OUTSIDE or higher and choose 2 Perks:
-FREE Classic Beverage Packages, including spirits, with beverage gratuities covered
-FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
-FREE Per Cabin Onboard Credit: $300 USD
-FREE Unlimited Internet
Vancouver: November 23 – December 9, 2017
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Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrival||Departure||Activity|
|Sat 25Nov2017||Sydney, Australia||-||6:30 PM||Boarding|
|Mon 27Nov2017||Melbourne, Australia||8:00 AM||6:00 PM||Docked|
|Wed 29Nov2017||Hobart, Australia||8:00 AM||5:00 PM||Docked|
|Sat 02Dec2017||Milford Sound, New Zealand||8:00 AM||9:00 AM||Cruising|
|Sat 02Dec2017||Doubtful Sound||1:30 PM||2:30 PM||Cruising|
|Sat 02Dec2017||Dusky Sound||4:30 PM||6:00 PM||Cruising|
|Sun 03Dec2017||Dunedin, New Zealand||9:00 AM||7:00 PM||Docked|
|Mon 04Dec2017||Akaroa, New Zealand||7:00 AM||6:00 PM||Tendered|
|Tue 05Dec2017||Wellington, New Zealand||8:00 AM||6:00 PM||Docked|
|Thu 07Dec2017||Bay Of Islands, New Zealand||8:00 AM||6:00 PM||Tendered|
|Fri 08Dec2017||Tauranga, New Zealand||8:00 AM||7:00 PM||Docked|
|Sat 09Dec2017||Auckland, New Zealand||6:30 AM||-||Departure|
Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.
Europeans and Asians each have put their stamp on this amazing city and turned Melbourne into a cultural melting pot of Greek, Chinese, Italian, English and Irish, and host to major international events. From the Old World architecture and a cricket field at the center of the city, to the abundance of Australia’s unusual animals found at the Melbourne Zoo, this city never ceases to amaze.
Docking in Hobart gives you immediate access to Mount Wellington and its incredibly beautiful surroundings. From there you can look out over the busy harbor, which plays host to yachts from all over the world. The Salamanca Arts Centre also puts the region’s incredible artwork on display, including some stunning Aboriginal pieces. Or, if you’re looking for something less formal, just wander about the streets listening to street buskers, or stop into a pub and sample local wines.
Milford Sound, New Zealand
As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.
Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon-a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. This serves as a playground for a number of species, including fur seals and two types of penguins – the fiordland crested and blue penguin.
Dusky Sound, New Zealand
Steep cliffs that have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast, Dusky Sound. It’s also a wildlife paradise, with seals and dolphins patrolling the water, and birds like broad billed prions, mottled petrels and sooty shearwaters floating on the overhead thermals.
Dunedin, New Zealand
Were it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you might think you’d landed in Edinburgh. Both the scenery and the architecture borrow heavily from Scotland. You can even shop for kilts or dig into a piece of fresh haggis. Dunedin is also home to New Zealand’s only castle, a 15-year construction endeavor complete with the only staircase of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and magnificent woodwork.
Akaraoa, New Zealand
Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays, French and English colonial history, even the largest little penguin colony on the mainland. It’s also home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin and lots of water sports-kayaking, sailboats, also hiking paths and cycle tours. Pick up a unique souvenir from one of the many local craft shops and boutiques.
Bay of Island, New Zealand
Those who love beaches consider these some of the world’s finest, with their perfect white sand and crystal-clear water. And as tempted as you’ll be to pull up a lounge chair and soak in the surroundings, many consider this the ideal place to partake in more active pursuits, such as kayaking, mountain-biking, parasailing, swimming with dolphins and scuba-diving.
Tauranga, New Zealand
Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbors in New Zealand. You can take a ride on a bush jet boat, go white-water rafting on the Rangitaiki River, or dine on the freshest fish and chips you’ll ever taste, served al fresco. If you’re looking for a more exotic counter, travel to the Mount Mauganui Hot Salt Water Pools.
Auckland, New Zealand
Your official welcome to New Zealand comes by way of a bustling harbor. Step ashore and into a surprisingly cosmopolitan environment. And once you venture inland, even more surprises await, including a total of 48 dormant volcanoes, a lush, leafy urban cityscape filled with beautiful parks, and a number of renowned art galleries.
Wellington, New Zealand
From the new to the old, Wellington offers a bit of everything. Locals are particularly proud of the National Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Loosely translated as “our place” from the native Maori tongue, the museum is one of the world’s largest and most progressive. A great way to explore the city is on the restored cable cars, which traverse the shopping district. And if you want to experience it all from above, take in the panoramic views from Mount Victoria.
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