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Special is valid from 15 Feb 17 to 28 Feb 17.


- 12 night cruise onboard Diamond Princess
- Main meals & entertainment onboard
- Port charges & taxes

BONUS:
- Receive a FREE specialty dinner with wine PLUS an AU$285 onboard credit per stateroom & 50% reduced deposit
  • Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    ** Itinerary may vary by sailing date
  • Your cruise in detail

    12 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Sydney aboard Diamond Princess.

    Diamond Princess is a luxury destination in itself. Wake each morning in anticipation of a new horizon. Take in the view from one of nearly 740 balcony staterooms. Indulge in a hot stone massage at the renowned Lotus Spa, enjoy fine dining in a formal or relaxed atmosphere and make it a cruise to remember.

    Highlights of this cruise:

    Auckland
    Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland.

    Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.

    Wellington
    New Zealand's capital offers stunning views of forested peninsulas, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian buildings. Settled in 1840 by the London-based New Zealand Company, "wonderful, windy Wellington" is frequently buffeted by bracing winds funnelling through Cook Strait. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car. No wonder many travelers compare it to San Francisco.

    Despite its steep hills, the city can be easily explored on foot. Kelburn Cable Car, stairways and footpaths climb the slopes from the city center.

    Picton
    Located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is your gateway to the South Island's famed Marlborough District. Once known primarily for its lush farm lands and many sheep stations, Marlborough came to international attention thanks to a new agricultural product - wine. The release of the 1985 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the map and changed the world's focus on winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere. Today, the Marlborough region boasts dramatic sea and landscapes, fascinating wine country, excellent restaurants and a number of the nation's finest gardens.

    Military names abound in this corner of New Zealand - the region is named for the first Duke of Marlborough, while the largest town, Blenheim, is named after his most famous battle. Picton is named for Sir Thomas Picton, a favorite of another general, the first duke of Wellington.

    Akaroa
    On the eastern shores of New Zealand's South Island, Akaroa is a popular tourist destination with a distinctly French flair, its history steeped in legend. It lies on the volcanic Banks Peninsula, which the Maori believe was formed when a hero named Maui piled mountains upon a giant who threatened to eat his children.

    The same peninsula was purchased from the local Maori by a French whaler around 1838, and was later settled by both the French and the British, who had just signed the Treaty of Waitangi ensuring New Zealand's existence as a British colony.

    With French-named streets leading to restaurants serving French cuisine and colonial architecture all around, Akaroa's heritage as the only French-founded community in New Zealand is unmistakable. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse array of marine life, including rare Hector's dolphins, and visitors are lured by the area's secluded beaches and quaint boutiques.

    Dunedin
    Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand's loveliest harbors, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand's only kilt maker and whisky distillery - as well as many bagpipe bands - keep Dunedin's ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush.

    Port Chalmers, gateway to Dunedin, is located eight miles from the city center. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city's octagon.

    Hobart
    Tasmania's capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony - and its natural setting is just as impressive. Seen from its fine deep-water harbor, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city's heritage is centered on the historic waterfront. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen's Domain. Many of Tasmania's other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.

    With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle.

    Sydney
    As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney - hailed by many seafarers as "the most beautiful harbor in the world." Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney - from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.

    Australia's oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.

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      • Departing:30 Dec 17
      • From:Auckland, New Zealand
      • Price from: $2,049
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*Terms and Conditions

Fares are per person, twin share in NZD & cruise only. Valid for new bookings made 16 - 28 Feb 2017. Not combinable with any other promotion. Offers subject to availability. 50% reduced deposit allows you to pay half the regular deposit amount at time of booking and the balance at time of full payment. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. ONBOARD CREDIT: is per stateroom in currency specified & valid for first 2 guests in a stateroom. Onboard credit is not transferable, not refundable, and not redeemable for cash & cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. WINE & DINE OFFER: is allocated one offer per stateroom. Where applicable guests receive a complimentary dinner for two in one of the onboard specialty restaurants. Specialty restaurants vary by ship. Guests also receive 1 bottle of wine up to a $30 value per stateroom for guests 18+ years. A wine voucher will be delivered to your stateroom & is redeemable with the Maitre d’ at time of dining. Brand & availability of wine are based on the ship’s inventory & will be allocated at the Maitre d’s discretion. Non-alcoholic beverages may be substituted for wine voucher upon request. Wine voucher must be redeemed by 5pm on the last night of the cruise. Restaurant & reservation time will be assigned by Princess Cruises. Dining component of the Wine & Dine offer does not apply to special dining events or packages that take place in specialty restaurants. All other beverages are at additional cost. Wine & Dine offer is non-transferable & not redeemable for cash. Princess reserves the right to substitute Wine & / or Dine offer for onboard spending money of equal value which will expire if not used by 10pm on the last evening of the cruise.. Further conditions apply, check at time of booking. Prices/offers are subject to change without notice.

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