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Australia & New Zealand Cruise 2019

15 days
Australia & New Zealand
Starting from $4898* Taxes & Fees Apply

Departing January 29, 2019 | Join Educational Opportunities for this exciting 15-day cruise to Australia and New Zealand.  Board the luxurious Celebrity Solstice in Sydney, Australia.  On the Celebrity Solstice, you'll experience outstanding restaurants and activities - there truly is something for everyone to enjoy. Pricing starts at $4,898* from Los Angeles.

Australian Visas are required for US Citizens.  Guests can apply for them here:  https://www.eta.immi.gove.au/ETAS3/etas

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Cruise
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart the USA

Depart the USA.

Day 2 Cross the International Dateline

Cross the International Dateline.

Day 3 Embark in Sydney, Australia

Arrive in Sydney, Australia and transfer to the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 4 At Sea

Enjoy a day at Sea aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 5 Melbourne, Australia (On Own)

Sitting pretty in the southeast corner of Australia is the very multi-dimensional Melbourne. Whether you're into football or funky fashion, local pubs or chichi cafés, out there or traditional architecture - this epicenter of everything truly has it all, including a rich and notorious past. You'll find traces of it all over, from the Old Melbourne Gaol (one of the many Australian jails) to its many museums. Stop and say hello to the local wombats and wallabies at Melbourne Zoo. With over 350 species of animals housed in their natural habitats, you can visit the whole world in around three hours.

Day 6 At Sea

Enjoy a day at Sea aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 7 At Sea

Enjoy a day at Sea aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 8 Milford Sound, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound (Scenic Cruising)

First-time visitors and lifelong natives consider Milford Sound to be one of the most breathtaking places in New Zealand. The 22-kilometer-long fjord is dominated by beautiful Mitre Peak and calmed by gorgeous waters that mirror the sheer peaks surrounding them. Sail past what is often referred to as the "Sound of Silence," Doubtful Sound, a tranquil, awe-inspiring destination known for its cascading waterfalls, looming mountains and rare marine life. One of the most complex fjords on New Zealand's southern coast, Dusky Sound is a place of serene beauty, accessible only by sea or air.

Day 9 Dunedin, New Zealand (On Own)

Wherever your interests lie, Dunedin has something for you. Explore the historic Victorian architecture, especially the iconic Train Station. Discover Maori and South Pacific artifacts at the Otago Museum and walk the peaceful grounds of the Botanical Garden. Outdoor enthusiasts can pursue one of Queenstown's many adrenaline-pumping recreational activities or explore the unspoiled natural habitats of the Otago Peninsula.

Day 10 Akaroa, New Zealand (On Own)

Begin in the historic seaside village of Akaroa is the Banks Peninsula Track. This private track provides a unique eco-tourism experience filled with diverse wildlife, scenery and hospitality. Crossing farmland and the Hinewai reserve, the Banks Peninsula Track covers 35 kilometers of spectacular volcanic coastline, native bush, waterfalls and sandy beaches.

Day 11 Wellington, New Zealand (On Own)

The fact that Wellington has become New Zealand's fastest-growing weekend destination tells you something about the city. Once, merely the political capital, these days the city's calendar is packed with celebrations, festivals and some of the country's best theater and dance. Sandwiched between steep hills on one side and the ocean on the other, New Zealand's second-largest city is a walker's paradise. So much of the city is within walking distance, you'll never feel the need to hire a cab.

Day 12 At Sea

Enjoy a day at Sea aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 13 Bay of Islands, New Zealand (On Own)

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.

Day 14 Tauranga, New Zealand (On Own)

New Zealand’s chief city of Tauranga is a bustling port, popular seaside resort and center of the agricultural and timber industry. Even more than that, it is the gateway to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture and New Zealand's primary tourist attraction. Tauranga, meaning "sheltered waters" in Maori, is rich with native culture and tradition. Waterskiing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing abound in Tauranga Harbor. Rotorua’s healing natural mineral springs are an ideal place to unwind in a therapeutic bath.

Day 15 Auckland, New Zealand

Enjoy a driving and walking tour of Auckland that includes Quay Street, the Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour, Queen Street, Auckland Museum, the university, Dominion Parks and Gardens, the Tamaki Waterfront and the Auckland Viaduct Harbour.  Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Enhance Your Journey

Australia Pre-Tour Option $1898

1/25/19 - Depart USA.
1/26/19 - Cross International Date Line.
1/27/19 - Arrive in Cairns Australia this afternoon and check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (Dinner included)
1/28/19 - Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour, overnight in Cairns. (Breakfast Included.)
1/29/19 - Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail & Train Tour, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Overnight in Cairns. (Breakfast included).
1/30/19 - Morning Flight to Sydney, Scenic Tour of Sydney, Sunset Dinner Cruise. Overnight in Sydney. (Dinner included).
1/31/19 - Free time at the hotel in the morning. Lunch stop on the way to the cruise port in Sydney to board the Celebrity Solstice. (Breakfast Included).
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. January 29, 2019
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount