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16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight

Including one-way Qantas flight to Sydney, luxury cruise aboard Celebrity Eclipse, all meals while cruising, pre-cruise accommodation in Sydney, and more.

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  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
 

Highlights

 

Set sail from Sydney for a voyage around the North and South Islands with this 16 day New Zealand luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight.

Australia’s Harbour City makes an impressive departure point for your cruise to New Zealand. Arrive into Sydney aboard your Qantas flight and have free time in the city to explore its architectural landmarks, like Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; the boutiques, galleries and cafes of Surry Hills; the beaches and coastal walks of Bondi and Bronte. Seek out the cruise port as necessary to step aboard Celebrity Eclipse. This award-winning liner will be your home as you cross the Tasman sea on the voyage to New Zealand. Use the next two cruising days to switch over into holiday mode and take up all the opportunities Celebrity Eclipse offers its passengers – incredible restaurants and lounges, a serene day spa, live performance theatre, nightclubs and bars, boutiques, and leisure facilities such as swimming pool and sports courts.

Your first New Zealand port is the beautiful Bay of Islands, a region famous for its azure waters, stunning beaches and rich Maori culture. Join an eco-cruise to have up-close encounters with some of the local wildlife, or duck your head to enter a cave home to striking rock formations and glow worms. Cruise into Auckland and discover what makes this city so cool – the melting pot of cultures, the incredible galleries and museums, the quirky cafes, and the plethora of natural landmarks like Auckland Domain and Mount Eden. Kick your shoes off to wander the white-sand beaches of Tauranga, or experiences the waters that make the Bay of Plenty so famous with trips to waterfalls, diving lessons, or fishing expeditions. Admire the Art Deco architecture of Napier or leave the city limits to travel into the Hawke’s Bay region in search of acclaimed wine varietals and vintages – the vineyards here are lauded as some of NZ’s best. Your final North Island is the compact NZ capital of Wellington. Get a bird’s-eye view of the city from Mount Victoria, see sets from Hollywood blockbusters at the Weta Workshop on the Miramar Peninsula, and cap off the day with craft beer tasting flights or sundowners at a bar along Oriental Bay.

Make the jump to the South Island and dock in Christchurch. Learn about the recent earthquakes that have impacted the city and hear how locals are bouncing back. Uncover more of Christchurch’s English heritage too by seeing its pretty gardens. Next up is Dunedin, the home of the only castle – Larnach Castle – in the country. Visit the wildlife reserve and Royal Albatross Centre near Taiaroa Head, and see the elaborate design of Dunedin Railway Centre. Cruise around the southernmost coast of the South Island to arrive at a trio of NZ’s most famous natural wonders – Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. A day is devoted to the discovery of each, and you have ample time to marvel at this stunning fjord system and the waterfalls, steep cliffs and looming mountains found here. The fjords are also havens for local wildlife, such as fur seals, penguin species, dolphins and various sea birds.

 
 

Day 1: Fly to Sydney airplane-takeoff

Board your Qantas bound flight to Sydney. Make your way to your hotel and check-in for your one nights’ accommodation ahead of the beginning of your cruise tomorrow.

Day 2: Sydney

Today is the day! This evening, you depart on your Celebrity Eclipse cruise to New Zealand! The ship is scheduled to depart at 5.00pm and you are at your leisure until it is time to make your way to the cruise port. Australia’s Harbour City has a wealth of to-dos and must-sees, no matter if it is your first visit or your tenth. Plan ahead to book onto a behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, or snap up tickets to tackle the climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stroll along the golden sands of Bondi Beach, pay a visit to the residents of Taronga Zoo, or catch a ferry across the harbour to explore Manly. Soak in the history of The Rocks with a walk around this heritage suburb, or explore the cafes and boutiques in Surry Hills.

Be sure to arrive at the cruise port with ample time to clear boarding procedures. Drop your luggage off in your cabin and waste little time becoming acquainted with the Celebrity Eclipse, the multi award-winning ship that is your home for the next 10 nights. Scout out the ship’s collection of bars and eateries, make a mental note to book in for a treatment or two in the divine day spa, look in at the ship’s boutiques, and find out what performances will take to the stage of the Solstice Theatre.

Day 3: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Peer out the window of your cabin to find yourself staring out at an endless blue expanse of ocean. Your first full day on-board the Celebrity Eclipse is spent at sea, making it an ideal opportunity to delve further into the ship’s array of facilities and amenities. First however, head to the Main Restaurant to fuel up with a hearty breakfast. All of your meals are included for the duration of the cruise, so you’ll never have to worry about where to go whenever you start to get peckish. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Begin to mingle with fellow passengers you meet in the ship’s shared spaces, or choose to log some down time by unwinding in your cabin with a good book or a nap.

Day 4: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Another day of sailing and another day to continue relaxing as you take advantage of the facilities available to you on the Celebrity Eclipse.

Day 5: Bay of Islands (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Wake this morning to find yourself tendered in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Have breakfast on the ship and then take smaller boats to shore. This region is renowned around the world for its pristine landscape and dazzling scenery – all crystal-clear water, untouched islands and an incredibly diverse ecosystem of wildlife and flora. One of the most popular things for visitors to do in the area is an eco-cruise around the coast and islands. This is a great opportunity to see dolphins, marlin, seals and maybe even a whale if you’re lucky! Keen bird-watchers will revel in the chances to indulge this passion while in the Bay of Islands. Another activity option is to visit caves to see glow worms and rock formations, or you might stick to land-based pursuits with scenic walks and mountain-biking. The Celebrity Eclipse is tendered in the Bay of Islands until 6pm.

Day 6: Auckland (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Head out to explore the extraordinary sights of Auckland this morning. With so many incredible things to do and see around the city, it’s hard to choose where to begin. For those looking to do a spot of shopping, why not make your way to Queen Street, Britomart or Newmarket? Venture out to admire the beauty of Waiheke and Rangitoto Island, and stop by the stunning gardens of Auckland Domain. For panoramic views of the city, head to Auckland’s Sky Tower to peer out across the cityscape below from a staggering 328 metres high above street level. In the afternoon, head to the port terminal ready for your 10:00pm departure.

Day 7: Tauranga (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise arrives in Tauranga this morning. This harbourside city is perched on a scenic section of the Bay of Plenty and is the largest city in the region. Tauranga was originally settled by Maori groups in the 13th century, and today is a popular destination for visitors looking to discover the area’s white-sand beaches and pretty coves. The city also has a great gourmet and dining scene with a collection of cafes and restaurants dishing up plates using incredible local produce. See Tauranga at a leisurely pace by ambling along the waterfront Strand, or opt to admire old-world architecture at the Elms Mission Station. Walking enthusiasts can also hit one of the bush trails in McLaren Falls Park.

Day 8: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Another day of sailing and another day to continue relaxing as you take advantage of the facilities available to you on the Celebrity Eclipse.

Day 9: Napier (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Arrive in Napier this morning. Admire the Art Deco architecture of the city, or leave the city limits to travel into the Hawke’s Bay region in search of acclaimed wine varietals and vintages – the vineyards here are lauded as some of NZ’s best.

Day 10: Wellington (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Wake this morning to the site of beautiful Wellington. The day is yours to set out and discover all this city has to offer. Make your way to the top of Mount Victoria to admire the picturesque views of the city below, or take a visit to see the animals of Wellington Zoo. For those look to indulge in some delicious food, be sure to stop by Hannah’s Laneway in the heart of the city, a place filled with all your gourmet food needs.

Day 11: Christchurch (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Today the cruise finds itself in Christchurch, a bustling city located on the South Island. Your time here can be spent however you like! Head out to wander through the spectacular Botanic Gardens, or go for a ride aboard the Christchurch Gondola. A city devastated by earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the city has come along way in the past couple of years to rebuild itself back to its former vibrant self.

Day 12: Dunedin (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Have today to discover the delights of Dunedin. The ship docks at 9am and is here until 8pm. Dunedin is often referred to a slice of Scotland in New Zealand, thanks to its strong Gaelic roots. It is also known for its rich Maori culture and its Victorian and Edwardian-era architecture. Visit New Zealand’s only castle at Larnach Castle & Gardens, or snap photos of the striking Dunedin Railway Station. Make for the Otago Peninsula to try your luck spotting resident royal albatross, as well as yellow-eyed penguins, blue penguins, and the rare New Zealand sea lion. Learn more about the legacy of the region by visiting the Otago Museum, stop to smell the blooms inside Dunedin Botanic Garden, or sate chocolate cravings with a stop at the Cadbury chocolate factory.

Day 13: Milford Sound – Doubtful Sound – Dusky Sound (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The Celebrity Eclipse sails into the narrow fjords of the breathtaking Milford Sound. Located within the Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is one of the most visited sites in New Zealand. Visitors flock to admire a landscape of craggy mountain peaks, verdant rainforests, plummeting waterfalls and wildlife including penguins, fur seals and even dolphins. Have your camera at the ready at the ship spends an hour cruising through these waters. It is then onto Doubtful Sound, a lesser-known but equally stunning fjord. Originally named Doubtful Harbour by Captain Cook, the sound has three sections – First Arm, Crooked Arm and Hall Arm – and is home to several waterfalls and small islands. The last site visited of the day is Dusky Sound. Keep your eyes trained on the waters for sightings of seals and dolphins (whales have even been spotted at times!), and cruise past the sound’s numerous coves and islets.

Day 14: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Today is yours to do as little or as much as your like. Be sure to take advantage of all that the award-winning Celebrity Eclipse has to offer.

Day 15: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Today is your last full day on-board the cruise. Be sure to check out an of the incredible restaurants, facilities or activities on-board you may not have gotten around to yet. 

Day 16: Sydney (B)

Sail into Sydney at 6.30am this morning. Enjoy one last breakfast on-board before disembarking. You are then free to move about Sydney ahead of your own travel arrangements for returning home. For those staying in Sydney a little longer, why not head out to explore its top sites? Stop by the Sydney Opera House, or for those looking for an adrenaline fix, why not tackle the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge climb? Stroll along the golden sands of Bondi Beach, pay a visit to the residents of Taronga Zoo, or catch a ferry across the harbour to explore Manly, you won’t be short of things to do in this buzzing city.

 

Inclusions

 
  • One-way Qantas flight to Sydney 
  • 14 nights’ luxury accommodation on-board the Celebrity Eclipse®
  • 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Sydney
  • All meals while on-board the cruise
  • Departing 17 October 2021
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account and activate your new Visa Debit Card*. Visit our Promotions page for more detail
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Full payment at the time of booking is required if you opted to purchase Tour Only (if applicable)
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and Flexi Flight cost (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • We have a wide range of convenient and secure payment options to suit your preferences, including credit card, debit card, Pay Later options, BPAY and PayPal
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Excludes:

  • One-way flight from Sydney at the end of the cruise
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers 
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Shore excursions 
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

Inside Stateroom – $2,899 per person in addition to the twin share price
Oceanview Stateroom – $3,099 per person in addition to the twin share price
Veranda Stateroom – $3,599 per person in addition to the twin share price

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

As a single traveller, enjoy the comforts of your private cruise cabin and indulge in the spacious amenities of your own hotel rooms. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!   

Group Size: Please note this is an independent tour, and as such, you will enjoy the company of fellow cruise passengers while sailing. Accompanying guides are not provided except where mentioned in the tour itinerary.

Children: Minimum age 2 years. Same price as adults.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Sydney: Holiday Inn Old Sydney or similar
Celebrity Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse®

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum room capacity: 2 people

Triple Share: Not available 

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse® – each stateroom onboard Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience:

  • Interior Stateroom – Interior facing room with no window/ocean view
  • Oceanview Stateroom – Ocean views through a window or porthole
  • Veranda Stateroom- Private veranda with outdoor seating

Please note, some staterooms will get allocated a stateroom number by the Celebrity Cruises® no earlier than within 30 days of sailing and any stateroom location requests cannot be guaranteed.

Some stateroom features include:

  • Celebrity’s eXhaleTM bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress
  • Queen size bed convertible to two lower beds 
  • Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
  • Interactive Television system
  • Individual safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
  • Hair dryer
  • Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Personalised service with a guest ratio of nearly 2:1
  • Complimentary beach towel service
  • Laundry service (additional charges will apply)
  • Mini Fridge (additional charges will apply)

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2021:

17 October 

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • One-way economy airfares departing Melbourne or Brisbane to Sydney with Qantas Airlines and their codeshare partners
  • Adelaide & Perth – A $150 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Book Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your tour
  • Flights include one piece of carry-on and one checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed it will remain non-refundable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flexi Flight Options: 

Arrive early and/or extend your stay:

  • If you wish to arrive earlier and/or extend your stay this can be accommodated for an additional $250.00 per person when flying in and out of the same cities per the itinerary
  • To arrive early or extend your stay, you must detail at the time of booking how many days you wish to extend via the dropdown selections.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you arrive early or extend your stay, you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, an additional cost of $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply.
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Change your itinerary routing:

  • If you wish to change your arrival and/or departure city this can be done for an additional $400.00 per person. For example, your tour may begin and end in Zurich, but you may wish to fly into London, make your own way to Zurich then fly out of Zurich at the conclusion of the tour.
  • To change your arrival and/or departure city you must detail this at the time of the booking within the special requests box by advising the airport you wish to fly into and the airport you wish to fly out of
  • Changes to the arrival and/or departure cities must be on the same continent as the original arrival/departure city of the tour itinerary.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the special request box on the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • In the event you require additional internal flights to meet the tours arrival or departure points, these will need to be booked by the individual customer at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the customer to make sure they allow ample time to connect with the start/end of the tour.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you make changes to your flight itinerary you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, the cost is an $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Premium Economy and Business Class Upgrades (where available):

  • Premium economy and business class upgrades may be available on select itineraries and airlines. Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of completing the booking form.
  • Upon completing your booking, a quote will be sent via email which includes the additional amount due per person should you wish to proceed with the upgrade, together with the payment due date which is typically 24-48 hours.
  • In the event we don’t hear from you at all we will proceed with issuing economy class tickets as per the deal inclusions and send these through to you via email.
  • The flights will be quoted using the promotional carrier outlined above along with their codeshare partners in the Airline Information
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes post booking, the cost is $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply. You may still subject to seat availability upgrade from economy to premium economy or business class.

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • One-way Qantas flight to Sydney 
  • 14 nights’ luxury accommodation on-board the Celebrity Eclipse®
  • 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Sydney
  • All meals while on-board the cruise
  • Departing 17 October 2021
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account and activate your new Visa Debit Card*. Visit our Promotions page for more detail
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