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Sydney stay & New Zealand cruise

15 nights from €1,649 per person

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Overview

Take this exciting 15-night itinerary, exploring the enticing city of Sydney before embarking on a 12-night cruise from Sydney. Spend a couple of days at sea relaxing on-board, enjoying the many entertainment and sports facilities or simply relaxing by the pool soaking up the sun before arriving into New Zealand's awe-inspiring north island.Cruise southwards enjoying the breathtakingly, gorgeous natural wonders this land has to offer with its rich history and culture, there is much to see for all the family to embrace (TM - NCL)

Itinerary is available on 28th November 2018 & 15th January 2019

Highlights

  • Visit Sydney Opera House, the famous Harbour bridge and Circular Quay   
  • Learn about the aboriginal Maori people and enjoy the spectacular Auckland surroundings
  • Take a moving trip to a village buried by a volcanic eruption – captured in the moment of time
  • Tour the Hobbiton Movie set
  • Enjoy four days of relaxation at sea and make the most of the ship’s facilities Enjoy wine tasting in Napier, visit boutique wineries and private homes
  • Ride the Wellington cable car into the mountains with spectacular views of the city
  • Try traditional cheeses and fudge at Akaroa
  • Spot rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and Royal Albatross

Details

Day 1-3

Arrive into Sydney and spend 3 nights exploring the city. Make the most of this vibrant and sunny city with a wander to the Sydney Opera House and the famous Harbour bridge, take a break in one of the many cafés then continue on to stroll through the beautiful historic Rocks area and Circular Quay.

Overnight: Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour

Day 4

Transfer to the cruise port to embark on the 6:30pm departure of the Norwegian Jewel.

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

At sea

Day 7

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by dramatic coastal trails, lush forest and tranquil golden beaches as well as the stunning 48 volcanoes which are dotted around the area providing glorious backdrops. Culture is of abundance here, you can learn about the aboriginal Maori people and enjoy the native art pieces and jewellery.

Opt to enjoy an excursion from a lovely barbecue lunch in the countryside, sample the wineries in the area or visit a beautiful quaint waterfront village and enjoy the slower pace of life.

Day 8

Tauranga (Rotorua)

Explore the beautiful parks and rich history of Tauranga set on the lovely Bay of Plenty. Take a fascinating and moving trip to the village buried by a volcanic eruption and captured in the moment of time.

Or opt to take a day trip to the historic spa town or Rotorua visiting the thermal spas and enjoying the traditional Maori culture or tour the Hobbiton movie set where the famous trilogy was filmed.

Day 9

Napier

Today embark at 10:30am into the Art Deco capital of the world, if you enjoy wine tasting then this is the perfect place to go out into the countryside and tour the superb wineries, visiting a boutique winery and a private home sitting back with a glass of wine or if you prefer take a stroll down the Marine Parade, with its tree-lined ocean boulevard, fountains and gardens it’s an enjoyable place to enjoy the ambience.

Day 10

Wellington

Arrive early morning into Wellington where you can enjoy its Victorian history and gothic style architecture. Ride the cable car into the mountain to enjoy superb views of the city or head down to the beach and enjoy the sea breeze. The shopping here is plentiful so great to have a wander around the arts, crafts, jewellery, fine wools and leather goods on offer. If you’d like to learn more about the Maori’s then a day trip can be arranged taking you through Te Papa Tongarewa – the national museum of New Zealand where many Maori treasures are displayed or head to the botanical gardens and the city’s former cathedral.

Day 11

Akaroa

Arrive in the South Island today into the town of Akaroa nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, outdoor activities are of abundance here and the cute cafes are worth a visit among the local boutiques and galleries – be sure to sample the fine fudge and traditional cheeses.

Day 12

Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

Dunedin, home to the rare, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and Royal Albatross – plenty of natural beauties in this dramatic coastal town with a fascinating history and enjoyable architecture from the Victorian and Edwardian era during its gold rush town days. Explore the stunning castle and its sweeping views from the famous gardens.

Day 13

Cruise Dusky sound / Doubtful sound/ Milford sound

Spend the day cruising the dusky and doubtful sound and stay overnight on the absolutely breath-taking Milford Sound

Day 14

At sea

Day 15

At sea

Day 16

Sydney – disembark 7am

Select between the following room types on board the Jewel:

Inside Cabin - accommodates 2-4 guests with 12.8 - 13.2sqm of space

Oceanview - Clear sea views from your window sleeping between 2-4 guests with 14.4- 15 sqm of space

Balcony - with floor to ceiling glass doors which open onto your own private balcony showcasing the spectacular sea views and breeze. Sleeps 3-4 guests in 19sqm cabins with a seating area both inside and on the balcony.

Mini- Suite - Similar balcony and seating amenities as the room above only with 25.2sqm including a luxury shower and bath in the ensuite

Two bedroom Suite - Perfect for families sleeps up to 6 guests in 50.7sqm including a lounge and dining area, balcony with stunning views and the finest touches including a butler service. Bathroom with shower and a separate ensuite with bathtub and shower as well as double sink vanities.

Penthouse with Large Balcony - Spacious 31.6 - 53.6sqm sleeping between 3-4 guests with a large private balcony including sunbeds and a seating/ dining area.

The Haven - select between the 3-bedroom Garden Villa, Owners Suite with large balcony, 2-bedroom Family Villa or the Penthouse with balcony

There are many dining options on board the Jewel, guests can enjoy complimentary dining at the following restaurants:

  • Azura - Serving a selection of culinary delights with a contemporary flair
  • Chin Chin - Asian Fusion with freshly prepared noodles, soups, wok fried dishes and more
  • Garden Cafe - Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner with floor to ceiling oceanview windows
  • O'Sheehan's - Irish pub classics serving all you can eat ribs and draft beer in a cool and casual setting open 24 hours
  • Sky High Bar & Grill - Enjoy fabourites such as hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwurst at the Sky High Bar

A la carte dining options are also available on board with selections from the Sushi bar, cocktail and coffee bar, steak restaurant, Italian, French, Brazilian steakhouse with impressive salad bar and room service is available at a supplement.

  • Dining experiences in 5 restaurants
  • Beverages included: Soft drinks, bottled water, a wide choice of premium alcoholic drinks
  • Award-winning entertainment
  • Service charge and gratuities
  • Internet package

Please note any of the excursions you wish to book will be at an additional rate.

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