Sydney & Coastal Highlights of New Zealand

Includes a hotel stay in Sydney

Book Now for 2021 & 2022

Package Includes

All flights & taxes

Hotel Stay

  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney

Cruise

  • 12 night cruise on board Ovation of the Seas® with all meals and entertainment
    • Choose from no less than 17 different dining options
    • Enjoy amazing theatre productions in the Royal Theatre
    • On board you’ll find North Star, a viewing pod that raises you 300 feet into the air, giving you a whole new view of the world

Please note: Duration and itinerary of the cruise will vary month to month.

At a glance

11 nights
Departing Oct 21 - Apr 22
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Interior
$2,199 pp
Price based on 29 Mar 2022 departure

Sydney

There’s much more to Sydney than the iconic landmarks synonymous with its world-famous harbour. This scintillating city is teeming with attractions to suit all tastes and persuasions, including botanic parks, watersports on the beaches and globally acclaimed gastronomic hotspots. From The Rocks and its independent shops to the delicious aromas of Chinatown, it’s all waiting to be explored.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 15 Oct 2021
Sydney - Hotel Stay

Enjoy the iconic sights of the main harbour or take a walk along Bondi Beach and watch surfers crest the waves. Embrace the city’s cultural heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings near Mackenzies Point, or tour The Rocks district for artisanal products and independent breweries and cafes. To escape the bustle, find tranquillity in the leafy surroundings of the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of Sydney’s most popular attractions which features curious sculptures, pavilions and ponds teeming with waterfowl.

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DAY 2 | 16 Oct 2021
Sydney - Embark Ovation of the Seas®

Today you’ll embark Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas®, one of the world’s most innovative ships, for your cruise to New Zealand. This is a sleek and technologically advanced cruise ship, packed with amazing entertainment options. Whether you want to play on the dodgems or get served a cocktail by a robot, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Naturally, you’ll find a luxurious on-board spa, with treatments including facials, massages, body wraps and much more.

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DAY 3 - 4 | 17 - 18 Oct 2021
At Sea

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options on board Ovation of the Seas®. From authentic New York pizza and dry-aged steaks to Asian flavours and restaurants designed by celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver, there’s something to suit every taste and occasion. You can even gorge on delicious gourmet hot dogs, drenched with condiments, at Dog House.

South Island, New Zealand
DAY 5 | 19 Oct 2021
Milford/Doubtful/Dusky Sound (Scenic Cruising)

Get on deck and have your cameras ready as you glide through three of the most scenic areas of New Zealand’s largest national park, a rugged Lost World terrain of steep, forested mountain-sides streaked with gushing waterfalls. With wildlife that includes dolphins, penguins and kakapos – the world’s only flightless parrot – you couldn’t ask for a better welcome to this famously scenic country.

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DAY 6 | 20 Oct 2021
Dunedin

Once a Scottish settlement, Dunedin retains strong links to Scotland even today and has its own tartan. Lanarch Castle, built by a nineteenth century local businessmen with Scottish roots, is billed as New Zealand’s only castle and the building and its gardens are now open to the public. With quaint harbourside villages, endless green hills and low-rise buildings, Dunedin has a laidback, understated atmosphere.

The most famous landmark in Wellington.
DAY 7 | 21 Oct 2021
Wellington

New Zealand's small capital city curls itself around the hillsides on the southern point of the North Island, looking out at the blustery Cook Strait. With a passion for coffee and craft beer, Wellington is bursting with energy and creativity and has a lively art, film and culinary scene. It’s also home to the much-loved ‘Te Papa’ museum with its fascinating and engaging interactive exhibits.

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DAY 8 | 22 Oct 2021
At Sea

A day at sea is ample time for you to explore some of the activities on board. Head to the SeaPlex® for some retro-fun at the roller disco or marvel at the Pixels musical extravaganza, where art meets technology. If you fancy trying something new, join the Circus school to learn acrobatic skills or take up surfing on the Flowrider®. Reach new heights at the rock-climbing wall, or take the North Star to rise 300 feet in the air for jaw-dropping views.

Mount Maunganui stretches south out below as sun rises on horizon and falls across ocean beach and buildings below
DAY 9 | 23 Oct 2021
Tauranga

Welcome to Tauranga, a beachside city with plenty to offer, from spellbinding views to fascinating culture and gastronomic delights. Head to Somerset Cottage where you could sample true New Zealand cuisine made with locally sourced foods or if you want to escape the concrete jungle, explore the hot saltwater pools on Mount Maunganui. Walking to the top, gaze back down on this tranquil harbour.

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DAY 10 | 24 Oct 2021
Auckland

The lush greenery of Auckland’s rolling hills are punctuated by the eyewatering skyline of the city’s centre, offering a fascinating contrast of modern architecture and natural landscape. Escape to Mount Eden where you’ll find the volcanic crater of Maungawhau and savour beguiling views across the city and both harbours. Climb One Tree Hill for panoramic views and explore the surrounding Cornwall Park, or pay a visit to the imposing Auckland Museum, a neoclassical temple that dominates the city skyline.

Cruising to the Hole in the Rock and with dolphins in New-Zealand
DAY 11 | 25 Oct 2021
Bay of Islands

This stunningly beautiful bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and it’s easy to see why. Clear turquoise waters peppered with remote islands that are home to unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife make it the perfect place for water-based activities such as kayaking, diving and sailing. You could also head out on a boat trip to the beautiful Cape Brett and explore the famous Hole on the Rock on Motukokako Island, rich in Maori legends of brave soldiers and coming-of-age warriors.

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DAY 12 - 13 | 26 - 27 Oct 2021
At Sea

After your offshore excursions, you could enjoy a relaxing day at sea. Float away on a cloud of bliss at the on-board spa with a range of treatments including facials, massages and body wraps. Or sit back on a lounger around one of the fabulous swimming pools and unwind in one of the four whirlpools on board.

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DAY 14 | 28 Oct 2021
Sydney - Disembark Ovation of the Seas®

Today you’ll disembark in Sydney and fly home.

Welcome aboard the Ovation of the Seas®

Ovation of the Seas® is a sleek and modern, technologically advanced cruise ship, packed with amazing entertainment options. Whether you want to play on the dodgems or zoom around on roller-skates, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Naturally, you’ll find a luxurious on board spa, with treatments including facials, massages, body wraps and much more. There’s bound to be a standing ovation or two in the Royal Theatre, where you can watch sensational performances. And you’ll also discover ample dining options to suit every taste, along with new restaurants from two celebrity chefs: Jamie Oliver and Michael Schwartz.

Entered Service: 2016

Tonnage: 168,666

Number of Decks: 16

Passenger Capacity: 4,905

Total Crew: 1,500

Number of Cabins: 2,090

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 4

Number of Restaurants: 17

Kids Club: Yes

Entered Service: 2016

Tonnage: 168,666

Number of Decks: 16

Passenger Capacity: 4,905

Total Crew: 1,500

Number of Cabins: 2,090

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 4

Number of Restaurants: 17

Kids Club: Yes

Jamie’s Italian

Jamie Oliver’s intense passion for Italian cooking brings together the best seasonal ingredients in simple, rustic dishes. 

FlowRider

Ride the waves on this fun, on board surf simulator whether you’re a surfing pro or total beginner trying out a lesson.

TWO70

This spacious venue offers incredible sea views by day but immersive entertainment experiences at night.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 15 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 5 December 2021
Departing 7 January 2022
Departing 21 February 2022
Departing 29 March 2022
Interior
Interior $2,199
Interior $2,199
Interior $2,499
Interior $2,599
Interior Sold Out
Interior $2,199
Ocean View
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,999
Ocean View $2,999
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,599
Balcony
Balcony $2,999
Balcony $2,899
Balcony $3,499
Balcony $3,299
Balcony $2,999
Balcony $2,999
Suite
Suite $3,999
Suite $3,999
Suite $6,999
Suite $4,999
Suite $3,999
Suite $3,999
Departing
Departing 15 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 5 December 2021
Departing 7 January 2022
Departing 21 February 2022
Departing 29 March 2022
Interior
Interior $2,199
Interior $2,199
Interior $2,499
Interior $2,599
Interior Sold Out
Interior $2,199
Ocean View
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,999
Ocean View $2,999
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,599
Balcony
Balcony $2,999
Balcony $2,899
Balcony $3,499
Balcony $3,299
Balcony $2,999
Balcony $2,999
Suite
Suite $3,999
Suite $3,999
Suite $6,999
Suite $4,999
Suite $3,999
Suite $3,999
Departing
Departing 15 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 5 December 2021
Departing 7 January 2022
Departing 21 February 2022
Departing 29 March 2022
Interior
Interior $2,199
Interior $2,199
Interior $2,499
Interior $2,599
Interior Sold Out
Interior $2,199
Ocean View
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,999
Ocean View $2,999
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,599
Balcony
Balcony $2,999
Balcony $2,899
Balcony $3,499
Balcony $3,299
Balcony $2,999
Balcony $2,999
Suite
Suite $3,999
Suite $3,999
Suite $6,999
Suite $4,999
Suite $3,999
Suite $3,999
Departing
Departing 15 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 5 December 2021
Departing 7 January 2022
Departing 21 February 2022
Departing 29 March 2022
Interior
Interior $2,199
Interior $2,199
Interior $2,499
Interior $2,599
Interior Sold Out
Interior $2,199
Ocean View
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,999
Ocean View $2,999
Ocean View $2,599
Ocean View $2,599
Balcony
Balcony $2,999
Balcony $2,899
Balcony $3,499
Balcony $3,299
Balcony $2,999
Balcony $2,999
Suite
Suite $3,999
Suite $3,999
Suite $6,999
Suite $4,999
Suite $3,999
Suite $3,999

CALL TO BOOK: 1800 954 073

HOLIDAY CODE: AUS2544