13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight

Including Qantas flight to Auckland, luxury cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice, all meals while cruising, pre-cruise accommodation in Auckland, and more. Departing 13 April 2020. Availability is limited so book today!

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  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
 

Highlights

 

Explore the lush landscapes around New Zealand and then sail to two of Australia’s most historic cities on a 13 day Auckland to Sydney luxury cruise.

Your cruise begins in Auckland where you have one nights’ pre-cruise accommodation ahead of departure. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and has a world-renowned reputation for its beautiful harbourfronts. Spend time exploring the city at your own pace ahead of boarding your luxury cruise aboard the award-winning Celebrity Solstice. Settle into life on-board as the ship sets out for its first destination, the North Island port of Tauranga, a laid-back city in the Bay of Plenty. Take to one of the white-sand beaches, amble along the waterfront Strand, or indulge with the city’s array of culinary offerings.

Unwind on-board with a full day at sea before arriving into Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Head to the summit of Mount Victoria for panoramic photo opportunities, learn about different aspects of NZ’s history at the Te Papa museum, or take a ride up to the Wellington Botanic Garden in the cable car. Movie-buffs will want to make a beeline for the Miramar Peninsula or the Weta Workshop to check out filming locations, props and sets used in Hollywood blockbusters including Lord of the Rings and Thor: Ragnarök. Swap the North Island for the South Island as you arrive in Akaroa, the only French-established town in New Zealand, and then Dunedin, a vibrant city with a rich blend of Scottish and Maori history. Have a day cruising through the famed fjords of Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds – three of New Zealand’s best-known natural landmarks. The cruise itinerary has time in all three fjords, and some of the things to see in these pristine places including powerful waterfalls, looming mountain peaks, rugged cliffs and wildlife ranging from seals to dolphins and whales.

Get set for two full days of sailing as the Celebrity Solstice heads towards Australia and the bustling city of Melbourne. Head into the CBD to see the renowned street art strewn along Hosier and AC/DC Lanes, pick up bites to eat and souvenirs at Queen Victoria Market, look down on the city from the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, or find a grassy patch to picnic and unwind at in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The last leg of your voyage takes you to Sydney. No matter if you know the city for the sails of the Sydney Opera House, the steel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or the sands of Bondi Beach; there is something for everyone in the Harbour City.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Auckland

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

Day 2: Auckland (D) cruise-icon

Wake this morning to head out to explore the extraordinary sights of Auckland. 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 6:00pm departure.

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

Your first port on this epic cruise will be the coastal town of Tauranga. Situated within the Bay of Plenty, this harbourside city is the largest within the region. Set out to taste the delicious local gourmet produce at one of the town’s many restaurants and cafes. A place well-known for its white-sand beaches and spectacular coves, be sure to head out and explore its natural wonders including the breath-taking Kaitate Falls and Mount Maunganui.

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

Today’s your first full day at sea. The award-winning Celebrity Solstice has all your entertainment needs covered whilst on-board. From an array of delicious restaurants, cafes and bars, to the wellness spa and lawn club, you’re sure to find something that sparks your interest as so you sail towards your next incredible destination. 

Day 5: 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 6: Akaroa (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Move from the North Island to the South, to arrive in the french-influenced town of Akaroa. Located on the Banks Peninsula and just over an hours drive from the city of Christchurch, it’s a place filled with an abundance of natural beauty. Keep a lookout for the rare Hector’s Dolphins that frequently pass through this town, the smallest species of dolphins in the world. Why not head out on a cruise around the harbour, or explore the landscapes of Akaroa with a walk around Banks Track?

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

Today see’s you explore the town of Dunedin, a place filled with a rich Scottish and Maori heritage. With picture-perfect landscapes, and lush-rolling hills, the beauty of this coastal city is simply spectacular. Stop by Larnarch Castle, New Zealand’s only castle built in 1871, and spend time wandering through it’s perfectly manicured gardens and grand Victorian architecture. Those looking to get up close with the local wildlife can head to the Royal Albatross Centre, where you’ll have the opportunity to see the only mainland breeding colony of these native birds.

Day 8: Dusky Sound – Doubtful Sound – Milford Sound (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Have your cameras ready to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of some of New Zealand’s most extraordinary fjords. First on the list is Dusky Sound, the largest of the three fjords you’ll see today. It’s then on to Doubtful Sound, a unique region with a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater, and home to an abundance of native wildlife including the fiordland crested and blue penguins. Your last stop is arguably the most iconic of the three fjords, Milford Sound. Part of the Wahipounamu World Heritage Site, this region has been made famous by its rugged and towering peaks, cascading waterfalls,  lush rainforest. 

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

Set course for Australia as you spend the next 2 days at sea. Make the most of the facilities on-board, lazing by the pool, sipping on a cocktail at one of the many bars, or seeing a show at the theatre. 

Day 10: 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 Solstice has to offer.

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

Arrive in Melbourne this morning. This bustling, coffee-loving city will be yours to explore for the next 12 hours. Head out to explore the city’s iconic laneway cafes, or head bustling Bourke Street Mall to do a spot of shopping. For those looking to get out of the city, why not visit the gorgeous stretch of coast along the Great Ocean Road to see the 12 Apostles? Or for those looking for a gourmet experience, you won’t be disappointed with a visit to one of the many wineries of the lush Yarra Valley. Be back at the ship by 8pm ready to set sail again bound for Sydney.

Day 12: 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 13: 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

 
  • Limited time offer – save up to $30%!
  • One-way Qantas flight from Sydney or Melbourne to Auckland
  • 11 nights’ luxury accommodation on-board the Celebrity Solstice
  • 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Auckland
  • All meals while on-board the cruise
  • Departing 13 April 2020


Highlights:

  • Arrive in Auckland and explore New Zealand’s City of Sails’ famous harbourfront precincts, as well as its most iconic attractions, ahead of cruise departure
  • Settle into the luxurious staterooms aboard the award-winning Celebrity Solstice and become familiar with the ship’s outstanding culinary, entertainment and leisure offerings
  • Have a day to experience the Bay of Islands’ pristine landscape of untouched beaches, subtropical islands, rare wildlife and scenic walking tracks with land or water pursuits
  • Be in awe of the beauty of the Bay of Plenty with time in Tauranga, uncover the French past of the town of Akaroa, and discover the wider Otago Peninsula from Dunedin
  • Move between three of New Zealand’s most recognisable fjords – Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds – in a day spent cruising through narrow channels, past waterfalls and alongside craggy mountains
  • Arrive in Melbourne, the Victorian capital awarded one of the world’s most liveable cities
    Sail into Sydney to tick off big-ticket landmarks, world-renowned monuments or off-the-beaten-track local experiences
 

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:

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking
  • Payment is 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:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers 
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Shore excursions 
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

Inside Stateroom – $1,999 per person in addition to the twin share price
Oceanview Stateroom – $2,299 per person in addition to the twin share price
Veranda Stateroom – $2,599 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!   

Tour Only: Unfortunately, this option is unavailable for this deal.

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.

Auckland: Grand Mercure Auckland or similar
Celebrity Cruise: Celebrity Solstice®

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 Solstice® – each stateroom on-board Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience:

  • Interior Stateroom – Interior facing room with no window/oceanview
  • Oceanview Stateroom – Expansive ocean views through a window or porthole
  • Veranda Stateroom – Private veranda with outdoor seating. Please note, veranda staterooms include ocean views and could also include views of safety equipment such as lifeboats.

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)

Please note, all cabins will be allocated by the cruise line. Veranda Staterooms include ocean views and could also include views of safety equipment such as lifeboats.
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.

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

 

2020:

13 April 

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 flight departing Sydney or Melbourne with Qantas Airlines and their codeshare partners
  • Flights include one piece of carry-on and one checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable 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

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • 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

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • 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

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
  • Limited time offer – save up to $30%!
  • One-way Qantas flight from Sydney or Melbourne to Auckland 
  • 11 nights’ luxury accommodation on-board the Celebrity Solstice
  • 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Auckland
  • All meals while on-board the cruise
  • Departing 13 April 2020
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