14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight

Including one-way Qantas flight to Auckland, one nights’ pre-cruise accommodation in Auckland, 10 nights’ accommodation aboard a luxury cruise, all meals while cruising, and more. Departing 16 February 2020. Availability is limited so book today!

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  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
  • 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise with one-way Qantas flight
 

Highlights

 

Experience some of New Zealand’s most emblematic landscapes and two of the most vibrant cities in Australia with this 14 day Auckland to Melbourne luxury cruise.

Your voyage begins in Auckland as you arrive the day before your cruise’s scheduled departure. This early arrival gives you the opportunity to explore the City of Sails, no matter if you see Auckland from above courtesy of the Sky Tower or One Tree Hill, wander the bustling harbourfront districts, or venture out on excursions to Waiheke Island or the suburb of Devonport. Head to the cruise port in anticipation of boarding the award-winning Celebrity Solstice. This magnificent ship makes an incredible floating home-away-from-home and comes with a bounty of on-board entertainment, culinary and leisure facilities, such as multiple restaurants and bars, swimming pool, day spa, jogging track, boutiques and a theatre.

Have a day tendered in the waters of the astoundingly beautiful Bay of Plenty and be ferried to shore in smaller boats so you can discover the wonders of this pristine region, with coastal walks, eco-cruise expeditions, or active adventures. Get a taste for New Zealand’s finest produce in Tauranga, a stylish town in the Bay of Plenty, and wander around the streetscapes of the only French-established town in NZ at Akaroa. Then uncover the Scottish heritage on a day in Dunedin or use your visit to this South Island city to discover more of the wider Otago Peninsula, including its rugged landscapes, rare wildlife and untouched beaches. The days spent at sea sailing between destinations are an optimum opportunity for you to benefit from the Celebrity Solstice’s incredible facilities and amenities. There are restaurant menus to sample, spa treatments to pamper, live shows to watch, and expertly-mixed cocktails to sip in the bars and lounges.

One of the true highlights of the cruising itinerary will be your expedition to three of New Zealand’s best-recognised natural landmarks: Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Glide through the waters of these world-famous fjords, sailing past powerful waterfalls, admiring the craggy cliffs, and keeping eyes peeled for sightings of penguins, seals, dolphins and maybe even whales. Make sure to have your camera or smartphone battery fully charged in anticipation of all the photos you’ll take today! The time then comes to leave New Zealand behind as the cruise plots a course for Australia. Sail into Sydney and have almost two full days – plus an evening – in the iconic Harbour City. Tour the Sydney Opera House or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge; catch a ferry to Manly or walk along the golden sands of Bondi Beach; or uncover Sydney’s multicultural diversity at museums, galleries and restaurants. The final port of call of the cruise is Melbourne, the Victorian capital that has been named one of the world’s most liveable cities on more than one occasion. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Auckland

Make your way to the airport and catch a one-way Qantas flight to Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. You have one nights’ pre-cruise accommodation in the City of Sails ahead of boarding the Celebrity Solstice tomorrow afternoon. Your time in the city before then is at your leisure. Head up to the observation deck of one of Auckland’s most iconic structures, the Sky Tower, to admire the sweeping outlook across the city, take a leap of faith with the SkyJump, or test your nerves with the thrilling SkyWalk. Explore the blooms of Auckland Domain, the oldest park in the city, or jump onto a ferry for the trip to Devonport. Get a culture fix at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, or learn about New Zealand’s military legacy at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Day 2: Auckland – Embark on Cruise (D) cruise-icon

You have this morning as more free time. Perhaps squeeze in a leisurely stroll along the harbourfront, stopping at a local café or restaurant for a delicious breakfast and coffee. Look in at the volcanic crater atop Mount Eden, make the quick harbour crossing to Waiheke Island, or sneak in a quick kayak excursion around Great Barrier Island.

Make your way to the cruising port at the necessary time and clear boarding procedures to step food aboard the Celebrity Solstice. This remarkable ship is one of the most-award in the world and flaunts a design boasting contemporary cabins, top-rate restaurants and eateries, luxurious leisure facilities, and more. Get settled into your cabin or stateroom and hunt down the Main Restaurant when it comes time for dinner. All of your meals while aboard are included so you might even make note of the most efficient route from your room to the restaurants. The cruise departs Auckland at 6pm.

Day 3: Bay of Islands (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Wake up to your first morning aboard to find the Celebrity Solstice 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 Solstice is tendered in the Bay of Islands from 8am to 5pm.

Day 4: 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 5: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Your first full at-sea day is a great opportunity to unwind and relax as you lounge by the swimming pool, sip cocktails at one of the bars, or chat with fellow passengers.

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

Say bonjour to the town of Akaroa today. As the only French-established settlement in New Zealand, the Francophile influence in this charming town still runs strong. Akaroa sits on the shore of the Banks Peninsula, and its namesake beach is where visitors may be able to spot the rare Hector’s dolphins. Learn about Akaroa’s colonial legacy in at the Akaroa Museum, plan an excursion to Akaroa Marine Reserve, or meander the Garden of Tane while here. The ship is docked in Akaroa from 8am until 7pm.

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

The cityscape of Dunedin is yours for the exploration today. The Celebrity Solstice arrives to this South Island city at 9am and is docked until 7pm. The hours in between can be spent delving into Dunedin’s Gaelic roots, Scot-style atmosphere and rich Maori culture. Architecture-admirers can check out the groupings of Victorian and Edwardian-era buildings, visit New Zealand’s only castle at Larnach Castle & Gardens, or appreciate the unique design of the Dunedin Railway Station. Dunedin is also the gateway to the wider Otago Peninsula, a landscape home to untouched beaches, craggy cliffs and wildlife including royal albatross, penguins and a rare New Zealand sea lion. A visit to the Otago Museum is a great way to learn about the area, and green-thumbs will delight in ambling between the blooms and beds of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. Self-confessed chocoholics, however, will likely only have one destination on the brain: the Cadbury chocolate factory.

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

Experience not just one but three of New Zealand’s most iconic natural sites today. These encounters begin at Dusky Sound, located within the famed Fiordland National Park. Head up on deck to get an unobstructed view of the fjord’s steep cliffs, waterfalls and any wildlife as the ship spends an hour cruising. Next, the Celebrity Solstice charts a path to Doubtful Sound. This fjord received its unique moniker courtesy of Captain Cook – who was unsure if his ship would pass the narrow channels – and was originally named Doubtful Harbour. The last fjord explored today is arguably the most spectacular and most well-known: Milford Sound. This is among New Zealand’s most recognisable natural landmarks and enjoys a world-wide reputation for its rugged and towering peaks, its cascading waterfalls, and a lush landscape of rainforest and rolling hills. The Celebrity Solstice spends about 90 minutes cruising through Milford Sound, so travellers have ample time to snap photographs and scout for wildlife including penguins, fur seals and even dolphins. 

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

It is time to say goodbye to New Zealand as the Celebrity Solstice begins the voyage towards Australia. The next two days are both spent entirely at sea, providing you with an unbeatable opportunity to book in for pampering treatments at the day spa, sample the cuisines from the on-board restaurants, work up a sweat in the gym, or simply laze by the swimming pool.

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

Continue taking advantage of the facilities, entertainment offerings and activities aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

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

Arrive into Australia’s Harbour City at 8am and have the day to work through its myriad of sights, attractions, landmarks and experiences however you like. The ship is docked here overnight, so you also have the chance to see how the city changes after dark. Passengers on their first visit to Sydney may find themselves drawn to the likes of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Bridge. Jump aboard a ferry to make the trip across to Manly for a slight chance of pace, or devote the late morning or afternoon to exploring some of the inner-city suburbs such as Surry Hills, Newtown, Paddington or Haymarket.

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

You have another full day to soak up all things Sydney. Join a walking tour of The Rocks, plan a picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens, see the city from above at Sydney Tower, or even get out of the city entirely by venturing into the Blue Mountains. The Celebrity Solstice departs Sydney at 10pm.

Day 13: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The ship starts to move southwards on this last full day of cruising. Now is the time to fit in one more visit to your favourite on-board restaurant, another indulgent treatment at the spa, or to attend another live performance or show. Tonight is your final night aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 14: Melbourne (B)

Sail into Melbourne at 6.30am. The Victorian capital city is one of the world’s most liveable cities, having scooped up this prestigious gong on numerous occasions. Have breakfast on-board the ship and disembark afterwards. You are then free to move about Melbourne ahead of your own travel arrangements for returning home.

Should you choose to stay in Melbourne a little bit longer, you’ll find a wealth of things to keep you more than preoccupied and entertained. 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. Away from the city centre are vibrant suburbs promising excellent farmers’ and weekend markets, world-class multicultural cuisines, and plenty of quirky boutiques, museums and galleries.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Limited time offer – save up to 38%!
  • One-way Qantas flight to Auckland 
  • 12 nights’ luxury accommodation on-board the Celebrity Solstice
  • 1 nights’ pre-cruise accommodation in Auckland
  • All meals while on-board the luxury cruise
  • Departing 16 February 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
  • Sail into Sydney and make use of an overnight in the Harbour City to tick off big-ticket landmarks, world-renowned monuments or off-the-beaten-track local experiences
  • End the cruise in Melbourne, the Victorian capital awarded one of the world’s most liveable cities
 

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

 

2019:

16 February

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 38%!
  • One-way Qantas flight to Auckland 
  • 12 nights’ luxury accommodation on-board the Celebrity Solstice
  • 1 nights’ pre-cruise accommodation in Auckland
  • All meals while on-board the luxury cruise
  • Departing 16 February 2020
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