Australia & New Zealand

£2699pp—New Zealand peak-season cruise & Sydney stay

Daniel Horvath
Deal Expert
See two countries in one winter-sun holiday at the other end of the world

Why We Love This Deal

Start dreaming of vibrant cities, crisp New World wines, and remote ports on this voyage with Royal Princess. You'll cruise during Australia and New Zealand's peak summer, so you'll have ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities or relaxation under reliably blue skies. What's more, the first 20 Travelzoo bookings will get an Amazon gift voucher, worth £50.

What's included

  • Return Cathay Pacific flights, with up to 23kg checked baggage
  • All overseas transfers throughout
  • Three nights at the deluxe Novotel Sydney Darling Square in Sydney, in a double or twin room
  • A guided full-day Hunter Valley Wine and Dine Tour with lunch
  • A 14-night cruise to New Zealand aboard Royal Princess, in an Interior Stateroom
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner onboard the ship

When
Depart from London Heathrow on 30 December, 2024.

Update (4:36pm; 8 May): the £2699-per-person fare grade is now sold out, however you can still book the same voyage with the same inclusions from an extra £100—that's from £2799 per person.

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Itinerary
Start your holiday with three nights' stay in Sydney, at a deluxe hotel that has a café, a restaurant, and an indoor pool and gym at the wellness centre. A central location will provide easy access to some of the top sights, with shops and entertainment also on your doorstep.

While in town, you'll get a guided day tour to Hunter Valley, one of the most renowned wine-growing regions in Australia. Tastings at local wineries, and lunch are also included.

Next you'll embark Royal Princess for a fortnight's cruise to New Zealand, calling at:

  • Bay of Islands… ranks as a top summer destination, where you can go on a gentle hike in endemic forests that hide caves and waterfalls, or hop on a boat to one of the fine beaches in the area.
  • Auckland… is the largest city in New Zealand, and its position between two harbours means you'll get sea views at every turn. A glass of wine in a waterfront restaurant is a must-do.
  • Tauranga… pronounced toe-run-gah, this city is the gateway to the Bay of Plenty. A sacred Maori mountain towers over the city, and makes a beautiful lookout point. You can book an optional trip to Rotorua to learn more about Maori culture and learn how locals live alongside the geothermal springs.
  • Wellington… is one of the world's prettiest capitals, with timberframe houses, a crescent-moon beach, and forested hills full of sea breeze. You can see kiwi birds on Kapiti Island, a short ferry trip from the city.
  • Lyttelton… is the seaport of Christchurch that is the departure point of optional excursions to sample the Waipara wine region's famous wines, including pinot noirs, pinot gris, rieslings, chardonnays, and sauvignon blancs.
  • Port Chalmers… is 15 minutes' drive from Dunedin that is often referred to as the Edinburgh of the South, and has a strong sense of Scottish heritage that stretches all the way to haggis, tartan, and bagpipes.
  • Fiordland National Park… you'll cruise between mountains up to a kilometre high, and see the glacier-carved fjords of Doubtful, Milford, and Dusky Sound.

You will disembark in Sydney, and will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home in the UK.

About the ship
First christened by Catherine, HRH The Princess of Wales, Royal Princess is "a nice choice for people who love a traditional cruise's comforts and rituals" (Cruise Critic). There are six dining outlets where meals are included, including fresh new cuisine from award-winning chef Curtis Stone. Speciality dining includes a steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, and a crab shack serving a variety of shellfish (supplements apply).

Facilities include three swimming pools, a theatre showing live concerts and late night comedy, a TV studio hosting game shows and interactive culinary shows, a Vegas-style casino, a nightclub, a spa, and an adults-only area. The ship also runs poolside Movies Under the Stars on the largest hi-def screen at sea.

Other options
Sail in a Balcony Stateroom from £2999 per person.

Transfers & baggage
Both are included in this package.

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30 Dec, 2024

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