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Embark on an extraordinary 10-night "Australasian Odyssey" cruise, taking you from Melbourne to Auckland. Discover cosmopolitan cities, serene days at sea, and the captivating landscapes of New Zealand. Explore iconic Sydney, immerse yourself in the beauty of Picton, and unwind in vibrant Tauranga. The journey culminates in Auckland, where rich history and breathtaking vistas await. This unforgettable experience promises cherished memories and an enchanting exploration of Australia and New Zealand.
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Your Example Itinerary
Fly from the UK to Melbourne
Arrive in Melbourne and embark on a memorable journey with a relaxing overnight stay at a comfortable hotel before the cruise begins. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culture, explore iconic landmarks, and indulge in culinary delights that will ignite your anticipation for the upcoming adventure.
Accommodation at 5* Peppers Docklands Melbourne
Welcome aboard the Resilient Lady! As you step onto the ship, a warm and hospitable crew will greet you, setting the tone for an extraordinary 10-night voyage. Settle into your comfortable cabin, with every detail thoughtfully prepared to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the journey. Participate in the mandatory safety drill and acquaint yourself with the ship's facilities before the grand departure. As the ship sets sail from Melbourne's picturesque port, relish in a delightful welcome aboard dinner, offering a taste of the culinary delights that await you on this captivating cruise.
Day at Sea
The adventure begins with a day at sea, allowing you to fully unwind and embrace the luxuries of the Resilient Lady. Relax by the pool with a refreshing drink in hand, attend captivating onboard shows, indulge in enriching workshops, or simply find tranquility while gazing at the vast expanse of the open ocean. Whether you seek excitement or serenity, this day is yours to savor.
As the Resilient Lady approaches Sydney, the excitement builds. The ship docks in the iconic city renowned for its stunning harbor and world-famous landmarks. You'll have two full days to explore the enchanting Sydney Opera House, take in the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this cosmopolitan metropolis. The city's diverse offerings cater to every taste, from cultural wonders to thrilling adventures. Choose from optional excursions, such as guided tours through the lush Royal Botanic Garden, a ferry ride to the golden shores of Manly Beach, or ascending the Bridge Pylon Lookout for breathtaking panoramas of the city's skyline.
Day at Sea
The Resilient Lady sets sail for Picton, New Zealand, on a journey of serene contemplation. Embrace the leisurely days at sea, allowing you to disconnect from the world's bustle and reconnect with yourself. Pamper yourself at the onboard spa, join engaging workshops, or partake in activities that inspire creativity and camaraderie. Marvel at the endless horizon, where the boundless ocean meets the sky, and relish the opportunity to enjoy each moment of tranquility.
Picton, New Zealand
Awaken in the mesmerizing beauty of Picton, nestled in the heart of New Zealand's stunning Marlborough Sounds. Stepping ashore, embark on a memorable Marlborough Sounds cruise, immersing yourself in the serenity of the pristine waters surrounded by lush hillsides and captivating wildlife. For enthusiasts of the vine, indulge in a delightful wine tour, savoring the world-renowned Sauvignon Blanc that the region is famed for. This charming coastal town beckons with its natural wonders, making it a highlight of your expedition.
Napier, New Zealand
The Resilient Lady docks in the unique city of Napier, boasting a treasure trove of captivating Art Deco architecture. Stroll along the charming streets adorned with intricate designs, each building a testament to the city's remarkable history. Embark on optional excursions, including delightful visits to nearby wineries, where you can relish in the delightful flavors of exquisite wines. Alternatively, venture to one of the nearby beautiful beaches for a rejuvenating day of relaxation amidst nature's splendor.
Tauranga, New Zealand
Welcome to Tauranga, your gateway to captivating Rotorua, home to geothermal wonders and Maori culture. Over two days, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing geysers, bubbling mud pools, and learn about the rich Maori heritage that has shaped this land for centuries. Alternatively, if you seek a more leisurely experience, indulge in the golden shores of Tauranga's inviting beaches, basking in the warmth of the sun and taking refreshing dips in the azure waters. For the adventurous souls, consider a thrilling dolphin-watching tour, forging unforgettable connections with the playful marine life.
The grand finale awaits in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, a cultural melting pot teeming with history and modernity. Savor your last moments on the Resilient Lady as you explore the bustling streets of Auckland. Discover the captivating exhibits of the Auckland Museum, where the city's fascinating past comes to life. Choose to embark on a delightful ferry ride to Waiheke Island, renowned for its picturesque vineyards and delectable wines. Or simply immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this dynamic metropolis, bidding farewell to your remarkable journey in the land of the long white cloud. As the cruise comes to an end, your Australasian Odyssey concludes with one more night of comfort in Auckland. Reflect on your unforgettable voyage and extend your exploration of the city's cultural offerings, vibrant arts scene, and friendly locals, creating lasting memories that will linger long after your return home.
Accommodation at 4* Sudima Auckland City
Fly back to the UK from Auckland
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