Sensational New Zealand

S-CODE: SC

  • Departs from Auckland, New Zealand
  • On 22nd Jan 2019 for nights
  • Onboard Azamara Quest
  • Prices from AU $6,199*

Pricing per person

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Special Inclusions

PRICE BASED EX SYDNEY
AIR ADD-ONS AVAILABLE
Departing from Brisbane or Melbourne +$120 per person
Departing from Adelaide +$290 per person
Departing from Perth +$520 per person

SENSATIONAL NEW ZEALAND Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- One way economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Auckland
- 3 nights 4-star accommodation in Auckland
- Taste of Waiheke Tour: Taste the best of Waiheke Island in one day on this popular best-value tour. You'll visit some of the island's most iconic destinations, including three wineries and an olive grove.
- 16 night luxury cruise aboard Azamara Quest from Auckland to Sydney
- Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event (on most voyages of seven nights or longer)
- Complimentary Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
- Complimentary Shipboard bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
- Complimentary Shipboard Gratuities for waitstaff, bar staff and housekeeping
- Shipboard self service laundry
- Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
- Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
- All port/govt. charges
- All main meals (excluding specialty restaurants)
- Most onboard entertainment
- Air taxes

Cruise Details

16 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Sydney aboard Azamara Quest.

Want golf, wine tasting, spectacular cruising and an in-depth New Zealand experience all on one voyage? You got it. This adventure with partner PerryGolf™ includes an optional golf package to some of the world’s most exclusive courses, including two of Golf Digest’s “Best in the World” in New Zealand’s stunning Bay of Islands. Cape Kidnappers has been described as “Pebble Beach on steroids.” Kauri Cliffs features holes along cliffs with views of the sea far below. Rounds at The Royal Wellington, the highly regarded Christchurch Golf Club, Chisholm Links and Jack’s Point (optional) complete the set.

Not a golfer? No problem. Take a first class wine tour, sipping your way through sublime Chardonnay in Gisborne, world-renowned Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay, and Pinot Noir in the famous Wairarapa region. Architecture buffs will love the art deco style of Napier and Scottish-influenced Victorian and Edwardian structures of Dunedin. Or, you could turn your attention to scenic outdoor and wildlife destinations. Wellington is home to some of the amazing scenery in Lord of the Rings, Tauranga is a cornucopia of kiwi, avocado and citrus farms, and the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin has penguin and fur seal colonies.

Highlights of this cruise:

Auckland
The only city in the world built on an active basaltic volcanic field, Auckland is located on the North Island of New Zealand. With a warm, costal climate, you can surf at black-sand beaches, enjoy picnics in secluded coves, or go horseback riding nearly year round.

Dominating the CBD—that’s the central business district, or simply downtown—is the Sky Tower. At 1,076 feet tall it’s the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Take a trip to the top and enjoy a meal and a panoramic view of the city below, including the busy harbor that lends Auckland the nickname “The City of Sails”.

Tour a sheep farm, take a guided tour of the coastal rainforest, or go on a harbor cruise. Immerse yourself in Auckland’s art, Māori culture, and history. View the beauty of the coastline from above when you go hang gliding, or take a trip around the winemaking regions of either Matakana or Waiheke Island. No matter what your speed, it’s easy to find an authentic New Zealand experience in Auckland.

Napier
Located on the east coast of the North Island, Napier is a popular tourist town, and together with inland Hastings, are known as “the Bay Cities of New Zealand”. After Napier was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1931, the city rebuilt in spectacular Art Deco style that Mr. Gatsby himself would approve of. Take a stroll through the streets and you’d swear you can hear the clink of glasses and the faint notes of jazz music in the air.

But even though the past is still very much present in Napier, there are plenty of contemporary delights, too. Make a pilgrimage to Pania of the Reef, a statue of a figure of Māori mythology, and one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country. Take a guided walk around the city, or visit the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. Spend a day testing out the local vineyards, or stop by the Napier farmers’ market for fresh artisan products.

Picton
A seaside town situated close to the head of Queen Charlotte Sound on the South Island, Picton is a great jumping off point for exploring the Marlborough Sounds. Like most of New Zealand, this area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Choose your own adventure and go fishing, swimming, bird watching, or visit the playful fur seal pups at their colony near the waterfall at Ohau Point. Bring your walking shoes and walk to the Snout—located between Picton and Waikawa Bay, this peninsula is still wild and untamed. There are tracks and trails for all abilities, from a few minutes-long stroll, so a full-scale hiking adventure.

Oenophiles will also be interested to know that Picton is less than half an hour away from the world famous Marlborough wine region. Explore more than 35 cellar doors—from small family producers, to international operations. Pair a glass of acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc with another regional delicacy, greenshell mussels.

And when it’s time to wave goodbye to Picton, be sure to stay above deck to see the incredible sights of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Sailing through should be a bucket-list item for any world-traveler.

Sydney
Head Down Under to the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia, the one and only Sydney. With a sunny attitude and a climate to match, Sydney is a vibrant place that combines the best of the beach, with the convenience of the city.

Your first stop should be the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Sydney Opera House. Snap a picture of this iconic building that is a prominent feature of Sydney’s famous skyline for the folks back home. Get out and explore the streets to shop, dine, and view spectacular architecture and heritage buildings including Parliament House, Sydney Town Hall, and the Australian Museum.

For a chance to feel like you’re away from the city without having to travel very far, hop on the ferry and head to Manly Beach to enjoy miles and miles of white sand and turquoise water. In nearby Darling Harbor you can visit The Rocks, where much of Sydney’s past is hidden in plain sight alongside hip restaurants, cafés, and shops, not to mention spectacular views of Sydney’s other iconic landmark—the Harbor Bridge.

Map of Cruise

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
19/01/19 Fly Australia to Auckland, own way to hotel & Check-in
20/01/19 Taste of Waiheke tour
21/01/19 Auckland at leisure
22/01/19 own way to port, board Azamara Quest

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
22/01/19 Auckland, New Zealand 06:00PM
23/01/19 Bay of Islands, New Zealand 06:30AM 06:30PM
24/01/19 Tauranga, New Zealand 09:00AM 08:00PM
25/01/19 Gisborne, New Zealand 01:00PM 10:00PM
26/01/19 Napier, New Zealand 07:00AM 08:00PM
27/01/19 Wellington, New Zealand 01:00PM overnight
28/01/19 Wellington, New Zealand 09:00PM
29/01/19 Nelson, New Zealand 08:00AM 09:00PM
30/01/19 Picton, New Zealand 08:00AM 04:00PM
31/01/19 Christchurch (Akaroa), New Zealand 06:30AM 08:00PM
01/02/19 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand 07:30AM 06:00PM
02/02/19 Oban, Halfmoon Bay,Stewart Island NZ 08:00AM 08:00PM
03/02/19 Dusky Sound, New Zealand 07:00AM 10:00AM
03/02/19 Milford Sound, New Zealand 02:30PM 06:00PM
04/02/19 At sea - -
05/02/19 At sea - -
06/02/19 Sydney, NSW, Australia 11:00AM overnight
07/02/19 Sydney, NSW, Australia

Post-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
07/02/19 TOUR ENDS FOR EX SYDNEY
07/02/19 Own way to airport
07/02/19 Fly Sydney to Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne or Adelaide
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.