Celebrity New Zealand Cruise

  • Sydney
  • Milford Sound
  • Dunedin
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Napier
  • Picton
  • 14 nights from
  • £3,445 per person
  • Trip Code: CR-1231

Holiday Overview

Celebrity New Zealand Cruise

 

This fantastic holiday showcases the beauty of the New Zealand Fjords, alongside some of New Zealand’s most interesting cities and winelands.

Into the mix we have added some time in Sydney and a trip to the Blue Mountains to make this a truly unforgettable journey.

Celebrity New Zealand Cruise includes:

  • International Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • 2 nights Sydney Accommodation
  • Blue Mountains Tour
  • Celebrity Cruise
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Day 1 - Arrive Sydney

Take the flight from the UK to Australia, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring Sydney at your own pace.

Featured accommodation

Rydges Sydney Harbour

Enhance your experience

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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Day 2 - Sydney & The Blue Mountains

Enjoy a full day tour to the spectacular Blue Mountains.

Featured accommodation

Rydges Sydney Harbour

Enhance your experience

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Unmissable Experiences

AEA Blue Mountains Deluxe Day

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Day 3 - Cruise from Sydney

Embark upon your home for the next 11 nights, the amazing Celebrity Eclipse, bound for New Zealand.

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Day 4 - At Sea

Aquaint yourself with the Celebrity Eclipse with a day at sea

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Day 5 - At Sea

A full day of leisure onbard the Eclipse

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Day 6 - The new Zealand Fjords

As you 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.

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.

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Day 7 - Dunedin

Here in this capital of architectural heritage, you might think your Dunedin cruise had taken you to Edinburgh. The architecture, scenery, and culture—if not the accents—borrow heavily from those in Scotland.

Take a harbor cruise to spot albatrosses, cormorants, and other sea birds. You might even see penguins, dolphins, and seals. In town, stroll the spectacular Dunedin Botanic Garden, discover ancient Maori artifacts in the Otago Museum, or learn all about beer at Speight’s Brewery—touring, tasting, and shopping for beer gear.

Browse several engaging art galleries in the central Octagon neighborhood, also known for bars and cafés. Look for experimental exhibitions at Blue Oyster Gallery, bespoke jewelry at Chris Idour, old masters at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, heritage at Reed Gallery, and New Zealand artists at the De Novo and Milford galleries.

Head inland aboard Taieri Gorge Railway, departing from the charming gingerbread Dunedin Railway Station, for a four-hour excursion past former gold-mining sites.

Venture out to Otago Peninsula and visit 19th-century Larnach Castle—New Zealand's only castle—perched on a hill overlooking the harbor. Hear stories of scandal, tragedy, and intrigue—all part of its lavish history. Top off your cruise to Dunedin with Highland dancers and bagpipers at Larnach.

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Day 8 - Wellington

Wellington claims to be the coolest little capital in the world. See for yourself on your cruise to Wellington. Get an overview of its geological, biological, and cultural history at Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand, just 10 minutes from CentrePort. The interactive exhibits pique your curiosity through innovative storytelling. Wander along Oriental Bay, the scenic waterfront that is highly walkable—and jog-able, skate-able, bike-able—and dotted with cafés, bars, and ice cream vendors. Hike up through a large central park to Mount Victoria for 360-degree photo opps of the city, airport, and harbor—including your Wellington cruise. At Wellington Zoo, a 10-minute drive south, you can play with meerkats, hand feed a giraffe, and stroke a cheetah. The zoo has 100 species of animals. Blocks west of the port, ride the iconic cable car up to beautiful Wellington Botanic Garden, with a cable car museum, observatory, and planetarium. Catch a shuttle out to the Zealandia ecosanctuary, a project to restore 556 acres of bush, where you can hike to the singing of native birds. On Miramar Peninsula, film fans off a Wellington cruise make their journey to Middle Earth—and beyond—to learn secrets of great film making. Weta Workshop is the design and effects facility behind big movies like Blade Runner 2049, Thor: Ragnarok, Power Rangers, Man of Steel, and several Hobbit properties. To taste your way through Wellington, start on Cuba Street, home to hipsters, artists, and lovers of all things vintage. Amid the city's creative craft beer scene, the street has colorful shops and street performers, as well as bohemian bars and cafés. For food and drink, look for Husk, café by day, beer bar by night; Olive, with big breakfasts, excellent waffles, and mimosas; Laundry, when you feel like a classic burger or tacos; Floriditas, famous for eggs and scones; and Midnight Espresso, the quirky place for coffee, snacks, and people watching.

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Day 9 - Christchurch

At the center of town is Christchurch Cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic Revival architecture.

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Day 10 - Napier

Discover Art Deco architecture, an alluring seaside town, and some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wineries. Napier’s devastating 1931 earthquake resulted in a magnificent rebuilding effort that makes the city home to the greatest density of Art Deco buildings in the world. Stroll along Napier’s lovely streets and admire the architecture characterized by bold symmetrical shapes, linearity balanced by gentle curves, and sometimes intricate ornamentation. Visit lovely cafés, restaurants, and shops as you explore Napier’s seaside sights. Enjoy a beer, or fish and chips. Take a traditional tea break and sample a Pavlova, a New Zealand dessert of meringue and fresh fruit. Journey outside the city to explore some of New Zealand’s most spectacular wine vintages in Hawke’s Bay. Tour the wineries and enjoy exclusive wine tastings. Bird watchers and eco-tourists can visit Cape Kidnappers to admire the world’s largest gannet nesting site. Explore sheep farms, lush coastal scenery, mountain top lookouts, or just sit back and relax at a café in Napier, taking in the ambiance of another era.

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Day 11 - Picton

A charming seaside town at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton was settled by early 19th century whalers. Today, it is a bustling seaport surrounded by award-winning restaurants, delightful local art galleries, water sports' activities plus beautiful yet challenging nature trails. Take an adventurous hike along the famous Queen Charlotte track and experience the photogenic flora and unique fauna of New Zealand. Since the climate of Picton is always temperate, at any season, you can take in stunning costal views, mystical waterfalls and diverse wildlife.

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Day 12 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea as you head back to Sydney

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Day 13 - At Sea

Enjoy your last full day on the cruise at leiisure

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Day 14 - Sydney

Arrive at Sydney early this morning. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Alternatively speak to your consultant with regard to extending your stay in Sydney, or exploring other regions of this vast and exciting nation.

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