Experience seemingly endless wonders on an Australia and New Zealand luxury cruise. Discover adventure, natural beauty and more on these exotic sailings. Travel in style and sublime comfort to such destinations as cosmopolitan Sydney, beautiful Brisbane, Auckland and the wine country of Perth (Fremantle Harbour). These luxury cruises are offered year-round and typically range from 10 to 18 days but if part of a repositioning cruise or a segment of a world voyage they may be longer.
Throughout your luxury cruise, you will be attended to by an attentive, yet unobtrusive staff that will happily anticipate your every need and desire. Exquisite restaurants offer the finest world-class cuisine in both elegant settings and more casual venues. Stunning accommodations are spacious and well-appointed. Most feature a balcony, the ideal setting for leisurely breakfasts in the morning and romantic sunset views as you sip your favorite cocktail. Relax with soothing treatments at the Zen-like spa and take Pilates or other fitness classes in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Chic bars and upscale lounges will provide a perfect backdrop for cocktails and conversation, entertainment and views.
Savor local specialties and wines, shop in bustling metropolises, enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere this region is known for. The combination of ancient with modern, pristine nature and manmade feats along with unique animals and the Great Barrier Reef, makes this a one-of-a-kind destination.
Marvel at the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound and visit the magnificent Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, brimming with wildlife and sparkling waterfalls. From Maori art in Timaru, New Zealand to the Geelong Botanic Gardens and the famous waterfront esplanade in the city of Victoria, diverse attractions and sites will enhance your luxury cruise experience.
Showcasing one of the world’s most beautiful harbors, Sydney is filled with culture, art, history, nature, world-class dining and is also the gateway to the legendary Outback. Enjoy a performance at the Sydney Opera House, with its iconic white-sail design. Adventurous cruisers may climb the iconic Harbour Bridge and be rewarded with breathtaking views, which are also featured as you dine atop the city at the Sydney Tower Eye. Families are sure to love the incredible SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in addition to legendary Bondi Beach, lined with restaurants, boutiques, bars and cafés.
Brisbane’s Koala Sanctuary will delight animal-lovers. Thrills are offered on the Skyrail Rainforest Canopy. Take a walking tour at the base of Ayers Rock, the awe-inspiring Aboriginal sacred site.
Lovely Melbourne offers delectable dining options, rich culture, lovely art and diverse shopping. Travel through Aboriginal Victoria and learn about traditions, spiritual beliefs or visit the Koorie Heritage Trust, which maintains culture of the Aboriginal people. Nature lovers will want to stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens with over 100,000 species of plants. Spend some time at the Melbourne Zoo which is always popular with families.
Snorkel and dive at the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef systems and visit Hobart, which is home to the country’s oldest synagogue. Unique animals call this region home, such as the short-beaked echidna, little pygmy possum and the famous Tasmanian devil. Tour vineyards and wineries and savor local dishes, such as the delicious scallop pie.
Iconic harbors, steaming hot springs, magical botanical gardens, the majestic fjords of Milford Sound and amazing wildlife are just some of the highlights awaiting you on your luxury New Zealand cruise. Soak in the soothing waters of a saltwater pond at the base of Mount Maunganui and watch in amazement as Lady Knox geyser erupts. Visit Mills Reef, Tauranga’s famous winery for a tasting. Take a tour and learn about the fascinating Maori culture, perhaps you’ll have the privilege to see a haka performed.
Discover Wellington’s history at the New Zealand National Museum, including a Maori section housing artifacts and carvings. A paradise for foodies, the city boasts a multitude of restaurants. Nestled in the hills, New Zealand’s oldest city, Dunedin, features beautiful Victorian and Edwardian buildings, as well as an elegant train station, with an exquisite floor of over 750,000 mosaic tiles. Participate in a nature tour and see fur seals, royal albatross and the rare yellow-eyed penguin. Tour the Larnach Castle and its beautiful gardens. Popular with families, is the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, which helps orphaned and injured wildlife. Astronomy enthusiasts will want to head to Auckland to the Stardome Observatory & Planetarium.
Discover the Outback and connect with the Aboriginals. Dig for truffles in Canberra and enjoy a gourmet dinner while sipping Hobart’s fine sparkling wine. From lush jungles to the world’s longest reef – the Great Barrier Reef; unique animals, such as kangaroos, kiwis and cockatoos, to breathtaking landscapes, this is a magical destination. A great way to explore it all is on a luxury Australia and New Zealand cruise.
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