Australia

Princess Cruises® on the Majestic Princess®

February 16 - March 2, 2019

15 Days / 14 Nights

(Sydney to Auckland)

Sydney ~ Melbourne ~ Hobart (Tasmania) ~ Fiordland National Park ~ Dunedin (Port Chalmers) ~ Akaroa ~ Tauranga ~ Auckland

Majestic Princess is the newest sister ship to Royal Princess® and Regal Princess®, offering the Princess experience and signature favorites you've always loved, plus exciting new features with a Chinese flair. She is also the first ship in our fleet to feature a brand-new Seawitch livery design at her bow with hair flowing toward the stern.


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Australia

Princess Cruises® on the Majestic Princess®

February 16 - March 2, 2019

15 Days / 14 Nights

(Sydney to Auckland)


Days 1

Sydney, Australia (Pre-Night)

Welcome to Sydney Australia! Here you'll enjoy a two night stay at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency located right on Darling Harbor - the BEST location in the city.

 

Day 2

Sydney, Australia (Pre-Night)

Today you'll enjoy a city tour of Sydney where you'll survey Sydney's most celebrated sights on a narrated drive about town and take in sweeping views of the Opera House, Sydney skyline and harbor, and the Rocks District. You'll visit Chinatown and the city's celebrated bohemian district en route to Bondi Beach - Australia's most famous strand of golden sand.

Day 3 

Sydney, Australia

Explore the sights and scenes of Sydney on your own this morning before you depart to board the Majestic Princess to begin your cruise around Australia and New Zealand.

 

Day 4

At Sea



Day 5

Melbourne, Australia ~ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.

Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.

Travel Tip: Melbourne is pronounced "mell-burn."

 

Day 6

At Sea



Day 7

Hobart (Tasmania), Australia ~ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tasmania's capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony - and its natural setting is just as impressive. Seen from its fine deep-water harbor, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city's heritage is centered on the historic waterfront. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen's Domain. Many of Tasmania's other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.

With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle.

 

Days 8-9

At Sea



Day 10

Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising) ~ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 11

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand ~ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand's loveliest harbors, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand's only kilt maker and whisky distillery - as well as many bagpipe bands - keep Dunedin's ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush.

Port Chalmers, gateway to Dunedin, is located eight miles from the city center. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city's octagon.

Travel tip: Dunedin is pronounced "Dunn-knee-din"

Day 12

Akaroa, New Zealand ~ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 13

At Sea



Day 14

Tauranga, New Zealand ~ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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, 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 15

Auckland, New Zealand ~ 7:00 am

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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$5,366.00
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