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Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Cruise

From $2899 (was $3149)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

19 Days
Passport Required View Dates and Prices

This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.

Australia & New Zealand Cruise Details

Say g’day to new experiences as you journey through awe-inspiring landscapes and distinct cultures on our Australia and New Zealand cruise. This guided cruise tour has departures in both directions between Auckland to Sydney, and you can add an extension to explore Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

Learn about New Zealand’s history and enjoy fabulous sightseeing in Auckland, the stunning “Queen City” from which you will embark on your cruise. In Tauranga, you can see New Zealand’s own Pompeii at Rotorua’s frozen-in-time Buried Village. The art deco beauty of Napier will transport you back to the 1930s, and you can even visit the real-life Middle Earth in Wellington.

Melbourne might be where you eat the best meal of your life, while Eden is rich with native wildlife. Your final stop is Sydney for disembarkation and an included city tour. This city is famous for its rich Aboriginal history and colorful past as a penal colony. Once rough and tumble, it is now a leading center of culture and international commerce with one of the most recognizable skylines in the world.

Tour Includes

2 Countries
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Sightseeing
  • Auckland
  • Queen's Port
  • Tauranga (Rotorua)
  • Napier
  • Wellington
  • Lyttleton
  • Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Dusky Sound
  • Milford Sound
  • Melbourne
  • Burnie (Tasmania)
  • Eden
  • Sydney
Cruise Accommodations
  • 12 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Spirit
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 4 Breakfasts and 1 Lunch on land portion
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Easy going activity level

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Passports and Visas:

Australia
You must have a valid U.S. passport and a visa to enter Australia. Most U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee. Please visit www.eta.immi.gov.au to obtain this visa and for further information on Australia’s entry requirements. The current cost of the ETA is $20 AUD, however this is determined by the Australian government and is subject to change.


New Zealand
You must have a valid U.S. passport and submit an electronic entrance form to enter New Zealand. Most U.S. passport holders traveling to New Zealand for tourism purposes can obtain a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) online for a small service fee. Please visit https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz to submit your form and for further information on New Zealand’s entry requirements. The current cost of the NZeTA is $47NZD, which includes the cost of the International Visitor Conservation Levy (IVL). Requirements are determined by the New Zealand government and is subject to change.

Please Be Advised: These must be obtained at least 24 hours prior to departure.


Please note: February 23, 2023 departure is 18 days and operates in reverse direction.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about New Zealand's natural and human history at the Auckland Museum
  • Enjoy the unique art deco meets Maori aesthetic of stylish Napier
  • Experience the stunningly beautiful Fiordland National Park
  • Soak up the atmosphere of Melbourne
  • Discover Sydney on a guided tour

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines prior to departure to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice. For more information visit our Travel Safe page.

Free Balcony Upgrade and Free Beverage or Internet Package Set Sail Offers

*Inside Cabins receive choice of two set sail offers. Ocean View and Balcony Cabins receive choice of four set sail offers. Unlimited Open Bar and Specialty Dining Package require additional service fees. Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Click here to view additional offer details.

Please follow the steps below to price your vacation with YMT Vacations. When you complete all the steps, click “Reserve” next to the date on which you would like to travel.

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Highlights of Australia & New Zealand - Southbound

Tours Starts: Sydney, Australia

Tours Ends: Auckland, New Zealand

Days 1 & 2

Depart for Sydney, Australia

Take an overnight flight to Sydney.

Note: Depending on the departure time of your outbound flight, you may depart one day later.

Day 3

Arrive in Sydney, Australia

Welcome to Sydney, Austrlia. If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, a YMT representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. Enjoy the evening on your own.

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard or similar

Day 4

Sydney, Australia

Enjoy a city tour starting at The Rocks, Sydney's birthplace. See relics and buildings of the city's past, pass the picturesque Botanic Gardens, and take in the view of the Sydney Opera House. Continue to Darling Harbour, Watson’s Bay, and Bondi Beach before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. (B, L)

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard or similar

Day 5

Embarkation in Sydney, Australia (Departs 6:00 PM)

Enjoy Sydney on your own before boarding the Norwegian Spirit. (B)

Day 6

Eden, Australia (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

The town’s name reflects what you will find inside this natural wonderland. Eden is nestled among national parks, wilderness areas, and enticing beaches. It is also one of the best places in Australia for whale watching.

Day 7

Burnie (Tasmania), (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

A collection of artisans on the northwest coast of the island of Tasmania, Burnie has long been a community of makers. Enjoy locally crafted European-style cheeses and single-malt whiskey, or go shopping for handmade papers, ceramics, and other one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Day 8

Melbourne, Australia (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Melbourne, known as Australia’s cultural capital, is a robust and dynamic city. Considered the most European of Australia’s major cities, Melbourne is a cultural melting pot with remarkable art and architecture, excellent shopping, and world-class dining.

Days 9 & 10

At Sea

Day 11

Cruise Doubtful Sound, Cruise Dusky Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand

Spend the day cruising Fiordland National Park, a stunning expanse of wilderness on one of the most remote parts of the pristine South Island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a dazzlingly dramatic landscape, with volcanos, sprawling rainforests, snow-topped mountains, and crystalclear waters teeming with wildlife.

Day 12

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

This dramatic South Island coastal town offers a mix of unique natural beauty and fascinating history. Rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals, and the Royal Albatross all call Dunedin home. Larnach Castle sits high above the city, offering sweeping views from its gardens.

Day 13

Lyttleton, New Zealand (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Spend a blissful day in Lyttleton, New Zealand’s only registered historic township. The seaside city built on the site of an extinct volcano is irresistibly charming.

Day 14

Wellington, New Zealand (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Welcome to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Take the Wellington Cable Car from the central Lambton Quay to the hills of Kelburn, where you can enjoy the sprawling Botanical Gardens, the petite Wellington Cable Car Museum, and dazzling city views.

Day 15

Napier, New Zealand (7:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

The coastal city of Napier is set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke's Bay. The city is known for art deco landmarks including the zigzag patterned Daily Telegraph Building. It feels like an exotic re-imagining of the 30s in parts of Napier.

Day 16

Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Rotorua, known for its stunning natural beauty. Visit Te Wairoa's Buried Village, a Pompeii-like town that was frozen in time after being smothered by a volcanic eruption in 1886.

Day 17

Disembarkation and Auckland, New Zealand (Arrives at 8:00 AM)

After disembarking, enjoy a guided coach tour of Auckland. Travel along the waterfront of Tamaki Drive, which provides gorgeous ocean and city views. Visit the colonial-style Mission Bay, the fragrant and fabulous Parnell Rose Gardens, and the magnificent Auckland Domain Park.

Next, learn the story of New Zealand on a guided tour of the Auckland Museum. See natural history exhibits and Maori artifacts. Continue to Auckland's 1,000-foot-tall Sky Tower, where you can see for up to 50 miles in every direction. Sit down at the revolving Orbit Restaurant for a included lunch and the city’s best views. (L)

Grand Mercure Auckland or similar

Day 18

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

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Highlights of Australia & New Zealand - Southbound with Cairns Pre-tour

Tours Starts: Cairns, Australia

Tours Ends: Auckland, New Zealand

Days 1 & 2

Depart for Cairns

En route, cross the International Date Line, separating East from West. You will “lose” a day traveling to Australia.

Note: Depending on the departure time of your outbound flight, you may depart one day later.

Day 3

Included Day Trip to Great Barrier Reef

You will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort or similar

Day 4

Included Day Trip to Great Barrier Reef

This morning head over to the Reef Fleet Terminal and board the Reef Magic Cruises catamaran to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon or enjoy the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory. (B, L)

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort or similar

Day 5

Fly to Sydney

This morning fly to Sydney to meet the rest of your fellow travelers and continue your great adventure in the Land Down Under. Some activities are optional and can be booked at an additional cost. (B).

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard or similar

Day 6

Sydney, Australia

Enjoy a city tour starting at The Rocks, Sydney's birthplace. See relics and buildings of the city's past, pass the picturesque Botanic Gardens, and take in the view of the Sydney Opera House. Continue to Darling Harbour, Watson’s Bay, and Bondi Beach before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. (B, L)

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard or similar

Day 7

Embarkation in Sydney, Australia (Departs 6:00 PM)

Enjoy Sydney on your own before boarding the Norwegian Spirit. (B)

Day 8

Eden, Australia (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

The town’s name reflects what you will find inside this natural wonderland. Eden is nestled among national parks, wilderness areas, and enticing beaches. It is also one of the best places in Australia for whale watching.

Day 9

Burnie (Tasmania), (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

A collection of artisans on the northwest coast of the island of Tasmania, Burnie has long been a community of makers. Enjoy locally crafted European-style cheeses and single-malt whiskey, or go shopping for handmade papers, ceramics, and other one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Day 10

Melbourne, Australia (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Melbourne, known as Australia’s cultural capital, is a robust and dynamic city. Considered the most European of Australia’s major cities, Melbourne is a cultural melting pot with remarkable art and architecture, excellent shopping, and world-class dining.

Days 11 & 12

At Sea

Day 13

Cruise Doubtful Sound, Cruise Dusky Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand

Spend the day cruising Fiordland National Park, a stunning expanse of wilderness on one of the most remote parts of the pristine South Island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a dazzlingly dramatic landscape, with volcanos, sprawling rainforests, snow-topped mountains, and crystalclear waters teeming with wildlife.

Day 14

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

This dramatic South Island coastal town offers a mix of unique natural beauty and fascinating history. Rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals, and the Royal Albatross all call Dunedin home. Larnach Castle sits high above the city, offering sweeping views from its gardens.

Day 15

Lyttleton, New Zealand (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Spend a blissful day in Lyttleton, New Zealand’s only registered historic township. The seaside city built on the site of an extinct volcano is irresistibly charming.

Day 16

Wellington, New Zealand (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Welcome to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Take the Wellington Cable Car from the central Lambton Quay to the hills of Kelburn, where you can enjoy the sprawling Botanical Gardens, the petite Wellington Cable Car Museum, and dazzling city views.

Day 17

Napier, New Zealand (7:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

The coastal city of Napier is set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke's Bay. The city is known for art deco landmarks including the zigzag patterned Daily Telegraph Building. It feels like an exotic re-imagining of the 30s in parts of Napier.

Day 18

Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Rotorua, known for its stunning natural beauty. Visit Te Wairoa's Buried Village, a Pompeii-like town that was frozen in time after being smothered by a volcanic eruption in 1886.

Day 19

Disembarkation and Auckland, New Zealand (Arrives at 8:00 AM)

After disembarking, enjoy a guided coach tour of Auckland. Travel along the waterfront of Tamaki Drive, which provides gorgeous ocean and city views. Visit the colonial-style Mission Bay, the fragrant and fabulous Parnell Rose Gardens, and the magnificent Auckland Domain Park.

Next, learn the story of New Zealand on a guided tour of the Auckland Museum. See natural history exhibits and Maori artifacts. Continue to Auckland's 1,000-foot-tall Sky Tower, where you can see for up to 50 miles in every direction. Sit down at the revolving Orbit Restaurant for a included lunch and the city’s best views. (L)

Grand Mercure Auckland or similar

Day 20

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Cabin

Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more.

Accommodates: 3-4
Total Approx. Size: 149 sq. ft.

Ocean View Cabin

These Oceanview Staterooms located on a lower deck, can accommodate up to three guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate one more. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view.

Accommodates: 3
Total Approx. Size: 157 sq. ft.

Balcony Cabin

With room for up to three guests, Norwegian Spirit staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.

Accommodates: 2-3
Total Approx. Size: 201 sq. ft.
Balcony Size: 40 sq. ft.

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Spirit Deck Plans

Click here to view Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Spirit deck plans on website. Content that you may read on Norwegian Cruise Line's website may not be applicable to your tour, please speak with a YMT Travel Consultant for clarification.




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