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Australia & New Zealand Cruise 2021

13 days
Australia & New Zealand
Starting from $3798* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join EO on this cruise to the amazing lands of Australia and New Zealand in 2021. You will spend the next thirteen days traveling all around these two countries. Your departure will be on January 22, 2021. Pricing starts at $3,798* for an inside stateroom, $4,398* for an outside stateroom and $4,798* for a balcony stateroom. Prices also include flights from Los Angeles. 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount, are per person and are based on double occupancy.

Australian Visas are required for US Citizens.
Guests can apply for them here:

What’s Included

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

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 January 22 - Depart USA

You will leave for Australia.

Day 2 January 23 - Cross International Dateline

At this time, you will be crossing many time zones, even crossing the dateline.

Day 3 January 24 - Auckland

6:00 PM Departure

Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand and make your way to the port to board the Norwegian Jewel.”

Day 4 January 25 - Tauranga

8:00 AM Arrival / 3:45 PM Departure

Go walk-about and explore Tauranga, set on the beautiful Bay of Plenty. And indeed there are plenty of things to do. Head to the beach or discover Tauranga’s lovely parks and rich history. Visit a village buried by a volcanic eruption and captured in a moment of time – a fascinating yet moving experience. Take a selfie at Hell’s Gate, an aptly named geothermal park with boiling pools, fantastic geysers and mud baths, the largest of which is Poutamu, “the stairway to heaven.”

Day 5 January 26 - Napier

8:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

Napier calls itself the Art Deco capital of the world, but it’s also a leading wine- travel destination. Leveled by an earthquake in 1931, Napier was rebuilt in Art Deco style. Along with Miami Beach, Napier is one of the best examples of this style, with many of its structures well preserved. Take a walk down Marine Parade, a tree-lined ocean boulevard with fountains and gardens, or go out to the country to enjoy the lovely vistas, tour superb area vineyards and relax with a glass of wine.

Day 6 January 27 - Wellington

8:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

Travel to a Victorian past as you stroll by the city’s Victorian Gothic buildings. Take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or grab some sunscreen and head to the beach. Great views abound in Wellington; journey around the spectacular harbor and enjoy its amazing views. See some of the sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Shopping opportunities are plentiful, with arts and crafts, jewelry, fine woolens and leather goods to purchase.

Day 7 January 28 - Picton

8:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

Built around a sheltered harbor, Picton is lined with cafés and restaurants
for you to choose from (we suggest the fish and chips). Popular attractions in Picton include a maritime museum and an aquarium. But this town is not short on recreational activities. Some of Picton’s favorite pastimes include fishing, dolphin watching and sea kayaking. Walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track
or spend the day exploring the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Check out one of the many wine tours (probably after biking the track). Then relax as you browse the local shops that offer a wide range of trinkets, including handmade jewelry, paintings from local artists and woodcarvings. Before leaving Picton, it’s time for more fish and chips along the shore. It’s the Picton way!

Day 8 January 29 - Lyttelton

7:00 AM Arrival / 5:00 PM Departure

Just 20 minutes from the center of Christchurch city, Lyttelton is a charming port town with a long history. Back in 1850, the first European settlers landed in Christchurch before heading over the Port Hills to establish their new home. Today, Lyttelton is accessed by an impressive road tunnel. It’s a vibrant town, home to a small community of 3,000 residents, filled with bohemian artists, cafés, restaurants and unique shops to discover.

Day 9 January 30 - Dunedin

8:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

This dramatic South Island coastal town offers a mix of unique natural beauty and fascinating history. Rare, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the Royal Albatross all call Dunedin home. Equally impressive is the Victorian and Edwardian architecture that dates from its days as a gold rush town. New Zealand’s only castle sits high above the city and offers sweeping views from its famous gardens. Shop for a locally made souvenir, with crafts, artwork, wool and leather items being popular.

Day 10 January 31 - Dusky, Doubtful, & Milford Sounds

Scenic Cruising

At 25 miles in length, and five miles wide at its broadest, Dusky Sound is the largest and most spectacular fjord in Fjordland National Park. Captain Cook named Dusky Sound in 1770, as he sailed past its entrance at twilight. Three years later, he returned and stayed 47 days as his crew repaired and replenished his ship, Resolution, after sailing 11,000 nautical miles from Cape Town. You can still see evidence of his landfall at Astronomer’s Point, an overlook where the crew removed trees, so the ship’s astronomer could get a reading on the stars. Upon entering Dusky Sound, it’s customary to make a resolution as you sail past Resolution Island, named after Cook’s ship. Although technically not a sound (it’s a fjord), Doubtful Sound is the second longest in New Zealand—and the country’s second most famous tourist attraction. It does, however, capture the top spot for being the deepest, at over 1,300 feet. Doubtful Sound is also home to fur seals, crested penguins, bottlenose dolphin and whales. Carved by ancient glaciers, Milford Sound, which is really a fjord, is the crown jewel of Fjordland National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is only nine miles long from its head to the open sea, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in grandeur. Its vertical cliffs covered in verdant rainforests provide a breathtaking backdrop to thundering waterfalls, misty rainbows and the tannin-stained waters of the fjord. Below the surface is the largest population of black coral in the world.

Day 11 February 1 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship!

Day 12 February 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship!

Day 13 February 3 - Disembark in Sydney & Return to USA

7:00 AM Arrival

Enhance Your Journey

Sydney Post-Tour Starting from $1198

February 3 - Sydney

This morning your guide will meet you as you disembark your ship. Get picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned coach to begin the morning portion of your Sydney tour. Drive from Sydney (Central Business District) to the suburb of Manly, listening as your driver shares informative commentary about the city’s history and landmarks. Pass Darling Harbour, and stop at Milson’s Point and the Arabanoo Lookout for a new perspective on the engineering of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Wander in Manly on a pedestrian walkway known as The Corso, and end up at Manly Beach. After marveling at the majestic Pacific Ocean and dipping your toes in the water, hop back in your coach to drive back to central Sydney. Enjoy a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. After lunch, see highlights in downtown, such as Hyde Park, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the Parliament House. Stop at the Royal Botanic Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas of Sydney Harbour from a landmark known as Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair.Keep your camera handy as your coach travels out of town to the dramatic seaside cliffs called The Gap. There you have great photo ops of Watson’s Bay. Continue on to Bondi Beach. Your return journey to Sydney takes you through desirable areas such as Paddington and Rushcutters Bay, before dropping you off at your hotel.

February 4 - Sydney

Today you are free to explore Sydney on your own.

February 5 - Return to USA

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion. 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

Auckland Pre-Tour Starting from $1198

January 20 & 21 - Depart USA & Cross the International Dateline

January 22 - Auckland

Arrive in Auckland today. On your tour of the “City of Sails” you will admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point. Enjoy a harbour cruise before checking in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

January 23 - Waikato Countryside

Today you will journey outside of Auckland to the Waikato countryside on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton, the filming site for the Lord of the Rings movies. After your tour of Hobbiton, journey through more of Waikato past their hydro dams and beautiful farmland on your way to the Waitomo caves. Explore these ancient caves viewing stalagmites, stalactites and lime columns. After you journey further into the caves, board your glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river to see the thousands of glowworms that light up these caves. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Auckland past a Maori Queen burial site and a famous battleground. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Auckland.

January 24 - Free Time & Transfer to Norwegian Jewel

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion. 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

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