New Zealand (13 Days)

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Sydney, Australia to Sydney, Australia
Dates: 22 Dec 2018 - 03 Jan 2019

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22 Dec 2018
Sydney, Australia
5:00 PM
23 Dec 2018
24 Dec 2018
25 Dec 2018
Milford Sound, New Zealand
8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Dusky Sound, New Zealand
4:00 PM 5:00 PM
26 Dec 2018
Port Chalmers, New Zealand
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
27 Dec 2018
Picton, New Zealand
2:00 PM 10:00 PM
28 Dec 2018
29 Dec 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand
8:00 AM 7:00 PM
30 Dec 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
31 Dec 2018
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 11
01 Jan 2019
DAY 12
02 Jan 2019
DAY 13
03 Jan 2019
Sydney, Australia
6:30 AM
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Virtuoso Voyages Benefits


One Complimentary Spa Treatment*


One Complimentary Spa Treatment when you book a Junior Suite or above on any 7-night or longer sailing.

Please select one of these rejuvenating spa experiences to enjoy during your cruise.

• Elemis Super Food facial

• Swedish Massage

• Reflexology including massage

Please see the Spa Manager once you board to make your appointment. This virtual voucher should serve as your notification that the ship you are sailing on has received a manifest with your booking details that denote you are eligible for this offer

(This offer is combinable with Complimentary Specialty Dinner for Two Benefit)

*Offer only applicable for United States and Canada guests.*

Restrictions may apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details.

Complimentary Specialty Dinner for Two*


Enjoy a complimentary specialty dinner for two when you book a Balcony stateroom on any 7-night or longer sailing.

(This offer is combinable with One Complimentary Spa Treatment if booking Junior Suite Category or higher.)

You and a guest are invited to enjoy dinner in one of our specialty restaurants onboard. Please see the Maître d’ at the restaurant once you board to make your reservations

*Offer only applicable for United States and Canada guests.*

Restrictions may apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details.

What's Included


  • Shipboard accommodations, Ocean transportation, most meals, Some beverages, most entertainment aboard the vessel

Not Included

  • Airfare Transfers Items of a personal nature government taxes and fees additional Anything not listed as included

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Insider Tip

Guests staying in select suites may enjoy priority check-in, complimentary Concierge Club, reserved prime theater seating, VIP pool deck seating, priority departure and more!

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. | Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. | Government taxes and fees are additional. | Restrictions may apply.

Dinner Offer is valid on Balcony category staterooms. Dinner and Spa Offer is valid on Junior Suite and above staterooms booked through December 31, 2017 on any 7-night or longer sailing open for sale. The amenities will be added 4 weeks after creation for those bookings that qualify. Option code SRK3 will appear on agent and guest invoice once the specialty dinner for two is applied. Option code SRK7 will appear on agent and guest invoice once the specialty dinner for two plus spa treatment is applied. Not all ships feature specialty dining and restaurants vary by ship. Guests sailing on ships with no specialty dining will receive a bottle of wine in the room on embarkation as a substitution. Offer is valid for dinner only for Chops Grille, Portofino, Giovanni’s Table, Jamie’s Italian, Samba Grill or Solarium Bistro. On Quantum Class ships Offer is valid only for Chops Grille and Jamie’s Italian. Offer excludes the following venues on all ships: 150 Central Park, Johnny Rockets, Izumi, Chef’s Table, Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, Mystery Dinner Theater, Vini d’Italia and Portofino Wine Series. Special dining events that take place in Specialty restaurants are also excluded from the dining Offer. Voucher provided to present onboard cannot be used toward the purchase of specialty dining packages. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included, and are available at an additional cost. Specialty dining gratuities are included. Voucher provided to present onboard has no monetary value. Reservations must be made onboard, and cannot be made in advance online in order to redeem this Offer. Dinner Offer is valid for one dining experience for up to two guests in one stateroom. Dinner Offer may not be broken up into multiple single dining experiences. This Offer does not give guest(s) any priority for reservations, or if there is a wait to be seated in the restaurant. May be used with any promotional programs, sale items, Crown & Anchor Society discounts or any other discount programs. Spa Offer is limited to one spa treatment for one guest per stateroom. It will be at the guest’s discretion as to which guest on the booking redeems the spa Offer. The guest redeeming the treatment will choose one of three treatments: La Thérapie Hydrolift Facial; Swedish Massage; Reflexology including Massage. Dinner and Spa Offers are not redeemable for cash. These Offers are valid for new individual and Group bookings only. Booking eligibility is based on when the booking is created not deposited or date of final payment. Itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice. Government taxes and fees are additional. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Certain restrictions may apply. ©2015 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships’ registry: The Bahamas. 15047312 • 10/28/15

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Shore Excursions

Auckland, New Zealand - 30 Dec 2018

Offered by: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: 5 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Air & Helicopter Tours • Cruises & Water Tours • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Islands & Beaches • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons • Sightseeing
Waiheke Island One Day itinerary

Waiheke Island is the ultimate island retreat. Clients will feel another world away, and yet Waiheke Island is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland or a 10 minute helicopter transfer. Known as the ‘island of wine’ for its many award winning boutique wineries and vineyards, a wine tasting or private tour is a must.

Waiheke Island is one of Auckland’s 3 wine regions that produces critically acclaimed wine and provides distinctive wine and cuisine experiences. Waiheke Island’s climate is strongly influenced by the surrounding sea.

The ocean acts as both a fan and an insulator. Sea breezes moderate rising temperatures in mid-summer and the falling temperatures of night.

Waiheke Island historically grew a Bordeaux style of wine, however more recently varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc are also making an appearance.

With regular ferry crossings with Fullers, clients can join a wine tour for the day and chose to return to downtown Auckland at their leisure.

To complement to the fine wines you will taste on Waiheke Island is the range of delectable hand-made specialty foods and locally-grown produce.

Each vineyard offers gourmet samples to accompany their wines, such as succulent local oysters, wild honey and olive oil, accompanied by a cheese board.

For those seeking some thrill, add a zip line adventure to a clients tour. Ananda Tours collect your clients from Matiatia Wharf and transfer to the EcoZip Adventures site on Trig Hill for a flying fox zip line and guided hike experience.

Three 200m dual flying fox zip lines will fly thrill seekers smoothly side-by-side with a partner, friend or relative down into a stunning tract of original and regenerating native forest.

It's a scenic interpretive walk back to base, where you'll learn about local flora and fauna and the conservation of our spectacular natural environment. Afterwards, clients are collected and taken to three of the top vineyards on the Island, according to preference and seasonal availability. The tour includes a platter-style lunch at one of these vineyards.

Clients will then be returned to a late afternoon ferry back to Auckland.

Offered by: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Islands & Beaches • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking • Wildlife & Nature
Live like a local...

Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand. With an easy overnight flight from the west coast of the USA or Canada, guests arrive in the early morning with a full day ahead for relaxation.

The Maori call this land Tāmaki Makaurau. Translated it means ‘a maiden desired by 100 lovers’. It was a place sought after by many and fought over its vast riches, including it forested hills, productive volcanic soil and harbours full of seafood.

As a city surrounded by water and amongst rich fertile soils and a temperate climate, Auckland produces some of the finest fresh produce in the world and along with superb wine regions and dedicated artisans makers, it is a city with a wealth of epicurean delights!

For clients keen to tempt their taste buds in Auckland’s food scene, a half day or full day food tour is ideal.

The BIG Foody offer clients a variety of food tour experiences. From fish market auctions, or a ‘Tastebud Tour’ where clients can visit local producers, to tasting the best that the city’s finest purveyors of artisan products and sweet delights, there is plenty on offer

Or for a special experience, you can even combine a sailing on the Waka Quest. The tour is not only insightful, but also complemented by traditional and new Maori cuisine including hangi fare, seafood and native herbs and spices.

For those clients travelling north, Matakana is an easy 40 minutes north of Auckland. It is also one of our 3 wine regions, and is home to over 30 boutique vineyards, olive groves and restaurants.

Matakana’s beautiful beaches, boutique vineyards and local arts scene make this region a divine destination. A perfect area to stop whilst travelling north to Northland and the Bay of Islands. Clients can stroll through the specialist shops in the picturesque village centre.

If clients happen to be travelling through this area on a Saturday morning, a must visit is the superb Matakana Farmers’ Market on the river’s edge for gourmet goodies featuring locally grown food and produce.

From 8am to 1pm, year round, the vibrant Farmer’s Market is a focal point for locals and growers to meet. Luscious produce from the area fills the stalls.

Matakana is a great place to call in and visit for those clients who are self driving to Northland.

Further north but still within Matakana, Pakiri Beach Horse Rides is an easy 90 minutes from downtown Auckland city, less than 2 hours from Auckland International Airport and just minutes from Matakana Coast Wine Country.

Pakiri Beach Horse Rides believe it is their privilege to be caretakers to the unpopulated, pristine and private Pakiri Beach, a 15 km (or 9.5 miles) white sand surf beach touching the majestic Pacific Ocean.

Sharing the splendid isolation and beauty of this place guests will see the rare and endangered NZ dotterels and fairy terns as well as other birds such as the blue heron, the variable oyster catcher and many others.

Accommodation: Takatu Lodge

Clients can chose to stay within Matakana should they so wish. It is a unique experience to stay in luxury accommodation on a working vineyard where guests may enjoy the highest standards of elegance and comfort. High vaulted macro carpa ceilings, open log fires inside and out, a cosy library and outside landscaped rooms are a few of the many architectural features.

Offered by: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.
Location: Auckland city, New Zealand
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Adventure • Cruises & Water Tours • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
Central Auckland sample itinerary

Choose to start off your day with a bike ride around the city with Adventure Capital, where you will be able to take in some of Auckland’s most famous sights. If you are looking for a more relaxed morning in the city, join a Big Foody Tour, and visit some of Central Auckland’s top eateries and artisan producers while taking in the sights and learning some local history.

When it comes to lunch options, there are several locations in the central city where there are collections of fabulous restaurants. Britomart, Wynyard Quarter & the Viaduct are Auckland’s waterfront dining precincts, where you will be able to enjoy fabulous views, alongside your wonderful food.

For an afternoon in the city, there are options to suit any visitor. For those looking for a more culture-focused afternoon, the Auckland Museum offers a journey through the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

One of the more popular products in Auckland for visitors that like to be on the water is the America’s Cup Sailing. Enjoy the thrill of sailing an authentic America’s Cup yacht by taking the helm to help steer or work hard to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on the Waitemata Harbour.

For those who are wanting to take in the beautiful scenery, look at the Auckland Bridge Climb experience. Visitors get the chance to walk to the top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and take in the 360˚ views of the city.

Wow factor: Add a Bungy Jump to your Bridge Climb experience!

Top tip: Enjoy a Māori performance when visiting the museum

Offered by: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Islands & Beaches • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Waiheke Island sample itinerary

Travel to the beautiful ‘Island of Wine’ in the Hauraki Gulf via a Fullers ferry. Only a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland.

Start off your day with EcoZip Adventures! Ecozip offers state-of-the-art flying-fox ziplines over a working vineyard, and with views back to the city, followed by an eco-immersive forest walk, completing the perfect activity for adventure and nature lovers of all ages.

Another active option on Waiheke Island, is horse riding along Waiheke’s native bush trails and beautiful beaches. Stop off at a traditional Maori marae to learn about the island’s Maori culture and history.

The most popular option to enjoy lunch on the island, is to visit one of the wineries restaurants. Mudbrick Vineyard offers fantastic views back to the city, while at Tantalus Estate, you will be in the heart of the island’s wine growing valley.

Spend your afternoon on an island tour; sampling wines at various vineyards, taking part in an olive oil tasting at Rangihoua Estate, visiting quirky shops in Oneroa village, and taking in the islands numerous idyllic beaches.

Wow factor: Swap a ferry transfer for a glamorous helicopter or seaplane scenic flight to Waiheke Island. Include an overnight stay at the romantic Mudbrick Cottages or The Boatshed

Top tip: Your local guide can assist shipping your wine & olive oil purchases overseas

Offered by: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Matakana sample itinerary

Travel to the beautiful Matakana region, an easy one hour drive north of central Auckland. There are a range of operators that can help you plan your journey based on your interests.

Your morning activity will take you to Pariki, where you enjoy a scenic horse ride along the sparkling, pristine white sands of Pariki Beach.

An alternative option to horse riding, is paddling through Goat Island, New Zealand’s first marine reserve, in a clear kayak. These kayaks offer a pure, peaceful experience and the vision beneath you is amazingly clear and detailed.

Following your morning’s activity, you can choose to stop off for lunch at either Sawmill Brewery where you can taste the locals’ favorite beers, or visit the award winning Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture Trail, offering fresh local produce, wine and art!

For art lovers, Matakana’s newest artistic offering, Sculptureum, is a must see. With carefully curated pieces gathered over the past decade, Sculptureum offers unique ways to view some truly rare and unique sculptures and paintings from artists around the world.

Wow factors:

-Enjoy a behind the scenes visit at Morris & James Pottery and get the chance to make your own tile!

-Include an overnight stay at Takatu Lodge and Vineyard, the area’s top accommodation option set within a working vineyard.

Top Tip:

-If visiting the region on a Saturday, a stop at the Farmers’ Market is a must! Local artisans, farmers and growers gather at the famous Matakana Farmers' Market from 8am to 1pm every Saturday. There's live music, organic specialties and delicious homemade baking. It’s a great place for clients to visit while in the area!

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