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NEW YEARS CRUISE TOUR OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
CRUISE DATES SUNDAY JANUARY 3-WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13, 2021
WITH INCLUDED POST CRUISE LAND PACKAGE in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
WED. JAN. 13-SAT. JAN 16, 2021

OPTIONAL PRE CRUISE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION LAND PACKAGE DECEMBER 30, 2020-JANUARY 3, 2021 with an amazing fireworks display from the top of the Auckland  Sky Tower. And an included full day tour of the Hobbiton movie set from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies.

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    The stunning beauty of Milford Sound New Zealand

 

JOIN US FOR A CRUISE OF STUNNING SCENERY, EXCITING PORTS OF CALL AND VISITS TO TWO AMAZING COUNTRIES.

In addition to cruising the three sounds of New Zealand’s Fjordlands with its jaw-dropping, stunning scenery, you’ll visit many scenic ports including the seaside community of Gisborne - Nicknamed the “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne is home to many boutique wineries and is strong in Maori heritage and culture. Fans of Lord of the Rings will be excited to visit Wellington and see the sites where the trilogy was filmed. Non-fans will love taking a cable car up the mountain for sprawling views. In Tauranga, visit the geothermal park with boiling pools, fantastic geysers and mud baths.


Watch for dolphins on our visit to Picton and in Dunedin see penguins, seals and albatross, as well as viewing the only castle in New Zealand and in Lyttelton/Christchurch visit a town of unique artisan shops, cafes and more.


Our included three night post cruise land package enables you to see the sites in and around Sydney, Australia ’s extraordinary hub of activity, wildlife, entertainment, and more.


Our optional 4 night pre cruise New Year’s Eve land package enables you to celebrate the New Year’s Eve in style with the Kiwis of Auckland New Zealand and be amongst the first in the world to ring in the New Year.


It is summer in Australia and New Zealand so temperatures in Sydney will average a high of 80 degrees F and in Auckland a high of 75 degrees (and nighttime lows average in the 60s)

CRUISE ITINERARY Sunday Jan 3-Wed. Jan 13, 2021

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Cruise Ports

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Auckland, New Zealand (EMBARK)

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Auckland, New Zealand
Surrounded by tranquil golden beaches, lush forests and dramatic coastal trails, Auckland is a nature lover’s paradise. The 48 volcanic cones that dot the surrounding area provide stunning panoramic views of the city and harbor. New Zealand’s largest city is also a shopper’s paradise offering everything from top designers to local open-air markets. Learn about the indigenous Maori and take home some native art pieces or jewelry. The fine, locally produced woolens also make excellent gifts.

 

Mon

Tauranga, New Zealand

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5:45 pm

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Go walk-about and explore Tauranga, set on the beautiful Bay of Plenty. And indeed there are plenty of things to do. Head to the beach or discover Tauranga’s lovely parks and rich history. Visit a village buried by a volcanic eruption and captured in a moment of time – a fascinating yet moving experience. Take a selfie at Hell’s Gate, an aptly named geothermal park with boiling pools, fantastic geysers and mud baths, the largest of which is Poutamu, “the stairway to heaven.”

 

Tue

Gisborne, New Zealand

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7:00 am

5:00 pm

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Gisborne, New Zealand
Considered the unofficial “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne’s winery trail is a must for wine enthusiasts. The region is also one of the sunniest places in the country and one of the first places in the world to see the sun rise. The North Island ‘s east coast city is known for its delicious cuisine, wonderful surf beaches and an ideal location to learn more about local Maori culture by visiting a Marae (meeting place), Maori village or other attractions. East Cape Lighthouse – the eastern most point of the North Island – offers a taste of scenic countryside and rugged coast.

 

Wed

Wellington, New Zealand

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8:00 am

6:00 pm

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Wellington, New Zealand
Travel to a Victorian past as you stroll by the city’s Victorian Gothic buildings. Take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or grab some sunscreen and head to the beach. Great views abound in Wellington: Journey around the spectacular harbor and enjoy its amazing views. See some of the sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Shopping opportunities are plentiful, with arts and crafts, jewelry, fine woolens and leather goods on offer.

 

Thu

Marlborough (Picton), New Zealand

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8:00 am

6:00 pm

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Marlborough (Picton), New Zealand
Built around a sheltered harbor, Picton is lined with cafés and restaurants for you to choose from (we suggest the fish and chips). Popular attractions in Picton include a maritime museum and an aquarium. But this town is not short on recreational activities. Some of Picton’s favorite pastimes include fishing, dolphin watching and sea kayaking. Walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track or spend the day exploring the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Check out one of the many wine tours (probably after biking the track). Then relax as you browse the local shops that offer a wide range of trinkets, including handmade jewelry, paintings from local artists and woodcarvings. Before leaving Picton, it’s time for more fish and chips along the shore. It’s the Picton way!

 

Fri

Lyttelton, New Zealand

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Description: Lyttelton, New Zealand
Lyttelton, New Zealand

Just 20 minutes from the center of Christchurch city, Lyttelton is a charming port town with a long history. Back in 1850, the first European settlers landed in Christchurch before heading over the Port Hills to establish their new home. Today, Lyttelton is accessed by an impressive road tunnel. It's a vibrant town, home to a small community of 3,000 residents, filled with bohemian artists, cafés, restaurants and unique shops to discover.

 

 

Sat Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand Arrive Depart

 

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Description: Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

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. Equally impressive is the Victorian and Edwardian architecture that dates from its days as a gold rush town. New Zealand’s only castle sits high above the city and offers sweeping views from its famous gardens. Shop for a locally made souvenir, with crafts, artwork, wool and leather items being popular.

 

 

Sun

Cruise Dusky, Doubtful & Milford Sounds

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Today our ship cruises through three of the most spectacular scenic gems in the world.  Gather on one of the outdoor decks with your camera and gaze at the panoramic views as our ship slowly glides through all of the glorious scenery of:. ---

Dusky Sound, New Zealand

At 25 miles in length, and five miles wide at its broadest, Dusky Sound is the largest and most spectacular fjord in Fjordland National Park. Captain Cook named Dusky Sound in 1770, as he sailed past its entrance at twilight. Three years later, he returned and stayed 47 days as his crew repaired and replenished his ship, Resolution, after sailing 11,000 nautical miles from Cape Town. You can still see evidence of his landfall at Astronomer’s Point, an overlook where the crew removed trees, so the ship’s astronomer could get a reading on the stars. Dusky Sound is only accessible by boat or plane making its remoteness a haven for birds and a breeding site for Fjordland crested penguins. These endangered creatures are easy to spot with their bright yellow eyebrows. Other wildlife to look for include sunbathing seals on Seal Rock and southern right whales at Preservation Inlet. Upon entering Dusky Sound, it’s customary to make a resolution as you sail past Resolution Island, named after Cook’s ship.

 

 

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Although technically not a sound (it’s a fjord), Doubtful Sound is the second longest in New Zealand—and the country’s second most famous tourist attraction. It does, however, capture the top spot for being the deepest, at over 1,300 feet. Doubtful Sound sits at the far southwest corner of the country and winds its way for 24 miles, past small islets and lush mountains covered in dense, native rainforest. With a staggering amount of precipitation, up to 240 inches, it’s no wonder that it’s so verdant, and also why most days are wet and misty with low-lying clouds. But where there is rain, there are rainbows, which makes for spectacular scenes, especially at the many waterfalls, some of which fall over 2,000 feet.

Doubtful Sound is also home to fur seals, crested penguins, bottlenose dolphin and whales. Black coral even grows here at relatively shallow depths (35 feet) thanks to the sunlight’s inability to penetrate the top layer of freshwater, stained heavy with tannins from the forests.

 

Doubtful Sound

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Milford Sound, New Zealand

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Milford_Sound_%28New_Zealand%29.JPG/400px-Milford_Sound_%28New_Zealand%29.JPGCarved by ancient glaciers, Milford Sound, which is really a fjord, is the crown jewel of FiordlandNational Park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is only nine miles long from its head to theopen sea, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in grandeur. Its vertical cliffs covered in verdant rainforests provide a breathtaking backdrop to thundering waterfalls, misty rainbows and the tannin-stained waters of the fjord. Below the surface is the largest population of black coral in the world. Milford Sound receives an amazing 22 feet of precipitation annually, yet there are only two permanent waterfalls, Lady Bowen and Sterling Falls. Depending on the weather, waterfalls can appear around every corner, cascading down the mountain in spectacular fashion. Rising upwards of 5,555 feet, the iconic landmark of Milford Sound is Mitre Peak, named for its resemblance to a bishop’s hat, known as a mitre. Five individual peaks create its distinctive shape.



Mon

At Sea-Relax on the sun deck, or enjoy ship activities

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At Sea-Relax in the pools & Jacuzzis or enjoy activities

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Port Kembla, Australia (DISEMBARK)

Included post cruise three night land package in Sydney Australia

Wed. Jan. 13th, 2021
After exploring the stunning beauty of New Zealand by cruise, we will arrive in Australia and enjoy three nights in Sydney, the scintillating hub of everything Australia.  We will be transferred from our ship for the approx. one hour drive to our four star hotel in the heart of Sydney’s Darling harbor (such as the Novotel, or Park Royal hotels).    We will enjoy a city tour of the Sydney sites enroute to our hotel and then after check in, the afternoon is at leisure to explore further.  You may wish to stroll the boardwalk of Darling harbor with its many shops, restaurants and more.

Tonight, if you wish, join us for a performance at the famed Sydney Opera House

Thursday Jan. 14th, 2021. – Today we will enjoy an included tour of the Blue Mountains scenery, country villages and an included river boat cruise back to Sydney

Overview

Enjoy a full-day tour from Sydney to the Blue Mountains to discover the charms of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains from Kings Tableland or Evans Lookout. Take a walk at Wentworth Falls; visit the charming countryside towns of  Leura and Katoomba; stop to see the Three Sisters rock formation and if you wish explore the cable car skyway ride at Scenic World for a further panoramic mountain vista (own expense).

Our tour today will also take you to see ancient Aboriginal rock carvings and then end with a leisurely boat cruise down the Parramatta River back to Sydney’s Circular Quay harbor



Friday Jan. 15th – Today is a free day to explore or relax as you wish.  You may wish to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see the native kangaroos, koala bears and more, or take a half or full day excursion to see kangaroos in the wild or visit one of the local wineries on a Hunter Valley winery day trip, or you may wish to hit the beach, as January is the peak of the Australian summer season and Sydney has two great beaches in Bondi Beach and Manly Bay.

Saturday Jan. 16th Our tour ends today and we can arrange for transport back to the airport to be purchased upon request.

 

OPTIONAL PRE CRUISE 4 NIGHT NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Wednesday December 30TH, 2020 – Arrive on your own flight arrangement into Auckland New Zealand. Transfer to our 4 star centrally located hotel.  We will have a welcome orientation tonight at our hotel (Grand Mercure, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton Four Points or similar)

Thursday December 31st, 2020 – Today we will enjoy a half day tour of Auckland sites
Learn all about Auckland during a comprehensive tour by bus and boat. Enjoy your tour of the City of Sails, This is a Comprehensive overview of Auckland.   See the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland. Travel along Queen Street, the 'Golden Mile' of Auckland’s business and shopping district. See buildings that date back to the 1880s, modern high rise towers, and New Zealand’s largest university, before crossing Waitemata Harbour on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. View the harbor, marinas and city skyline, and learn about volcanic sites around the city as you drive along Tamaki Drive and the waterfront. You'll also go into one of Auckland's oldest parks, the expansive Auckland Domain, where the Auckland War Memorial Museum was established in 1852.

Enjoy views of the Sky Tower, which stands 1075 feet (328 meters) tall, the highest building in New Zealand. You can visit the Sky Tower on your own and go up to the observation deck for panoramic views of Auckland


The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and rest up for the festivities tonight.

Tonight, Auckland becomes abuzz with activity as it welcomes the New Year. Being New Zealand’s largest city, it naturally offers a ton of celebratory events to locals and party-loving visitors. Here are some of the cool things to see and do if you’re spending New Year’s Eve in the region.

The Sky Tower Fireworks

An absolute must-see for anyone in town on New Year’s Eve. For the best views of this annual spectacle, find a viewing spot anywhere near the Sky Tower
Great views of the Sky Tower are available from many locations across the city, but some suggestions are: Queens Parade, Wynyard Quarter; Albert Park; Victoria Park; Victoria Street (which will be closed to traffic on the night)
 or alternatively make Devonport the place for your celebrations – not only will you get a good glimpse of the dazzling display, you’ll also have your pick of bars and restaurants to check out while you’re waiting for the midnight extravaganza.
Auckland, the largest and most populous part of the country, serves an enormous fireworks show on New Years Eve - the Sky Tower display is widely regarded as the best in the nation and frequently provides the images for the TV cameras beaming pictures of the new years first major fireworks around the world. The new year show this year will also feature a laser display running alongside the fireworks, with laser animations also showing in the hours leading up to midnight.
The Sky Tower is only part of the SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex that also features casinos, hotels, bars and restaurants, so it's a place you can really make a night of it.
SKYCITY also host their own ticketed new year event, the NYE party features plentiful food, drink, live entertainment as well as priority access to the SKYCITY Auckland Main Site


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Fireworks over the Auckland Sky Tower

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The Auckland Harbour Bridge lit up at night

Wondergarden at Silo Park
Wondergarden is a festival that begins on the 31 of December at Silo Park, Auckland. This festival is worth attending because it is accessible from the main city center at walking distance and you can indulge yourself with the great street food and have the greatest live music. During midnight, this place is lit up with the great firework that shoots from the Sky Tower of the city. This is a kind of party that anyone can enjoy. The party is full of fun, celebrations, and vibes of happiness. The crowd is both locals and travelers who want to explore the place during New Year. It is one of the best New Years Eve parties in New Zealand.

The Wondergarden festival  is another epic NYE party. This event on Wynyard Quarter’s Silo Park promises to bring plenty live music performances from established Kiwi artists, as well as family-friendly entertainment, street food and lighting installations. – prices range between NZ$85-$95 for adults ($55USD-$65USD)
Wine and dine by the waterfront

Looking for a place for a pleasant New Year’s Eve dinner? Auckland will spoil you for choice with a trove of restaurants, fine dining or otherwise, that have some lovely vistas to relish. Just make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Ostro is a good option in the Britomart area: it is set on the second level of the Seafarers building – and expansive views of Auckland’s waterfront are a given. For more of an al-fresco ambiance, the Viaduct’s Euro is worth checking out. 

Queen Street lights

 

Description: New Years Eve Auckland 2020
From sunset New Year's Eve to 1am. Between Customs Street, Victoria Street and Vulcan Lane, the lights will be programmed to transition their color scheme to complement the lighting shows on the Auckland Harbor Bridge and the Sky Tower. Queen Street is accessible to the public at all times.

 

Friday Jan. 1, 2021 – Relax and sleep in after the New Years Eve celebrations and then enjoy a free day today with many optional half day or full day excursions to take to meet your own interests.

Celebrate New Years’ Day at Highlife

How about a post-NYE celebration?.. If you want to continue the celebration, head along to Smales Farm in Takapuna for an open-air party that features a lively line-up of local and international DJs, dance performances, private party suites and plenty of food to keep your energy levels going

Or, you may wish today to take the ferry today to visit Waiheke island and its scenic walking trails and wineries,

Saturday January 2nd, 2021 – Today we will enjoy a full day included tour to visit the famous and delightful Hobbiton movie site.  We will be driven across beautiful scenery to the site where the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings village of hobbits was filmed.  See the hobbit holes, tiny houses and more that were actually used in the movies set across acres of scenic rolling hills.

This day trip explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland

One day tour from Auckland return, to the world-famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set in the heart of Middle Earth. On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. During the trip south, encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and see several different farm animals along the way. After the drive you will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire's Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton) where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream while we collect your tickets to the movie set.

Next, we board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. Your entry ticket into Hobbiton is included in our tour.  During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and enjoy a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub The Green Dragon Inn.

After the tour you will be guided back through the Alexander Family Sheep Farm for another stop at Shire's Rest for a spot of souvenir shopping and maybe a bite to eat before we begin our journey back to Auckland....


Sunday January 3rd, 2021 – Today we will be transported from our hotel to our cruise ship for our 10 day NCL cruise, as listed in the cruise itinerary at the top of this trip description.

ABOUT OUR CRUISE SHIP
NORWEGIAN JEWEL

As the namesake of our "Jewel Class" cruise ships, you can bet she's got it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship's filled with excitement: 16 dining options, 15 bars and nightclubs and that's just the beginning.

NCL has revamped everything from the carpets to the chandeliers and created brand new places and spaces in our most extensive ship renovation yet. Unwind in luxury and enjoy the breathtaking views from a spacious balcony cabin. The brand-new Pit Stop, a 1950’s American bar, takes you back to the era when classic cars sported chrome finishes. And dance the night away at Bliss Ultra Lounge, the newest hot spot on the club scene. Come aboard the newly polished Norwegian Jewel and see what makes her shine.

Mix it up with 15 Bars & Lounges

Norwegian Jewel features up to 15 bars and lounges, each with its own unique vibe. Dance to the ultraviolet energy at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Sip champagne, sake or scotch. Lounge poolside with an umbrella drink. Play pool at the pub. Follow your mood and mingle.

  • Bliss Ultra Lounge

Cruise into the clubbing scene at Bliss. Dance to a different beat and feel the excitement as you walk through the lit tunnel to the illuminated bar. It's electric. Bliss is a top hot spot every night of the week. Experience it.

  • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

Some moments just call for champagne. And this is the place to enjoy it. Magnum's features a French Art Deco motif combined with elements that reflect the grand old cruise liner Normandie.

  • Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar

With a contemporary look, an intimate feel and dozens of varieties of spirits, as well as your favorite domestic and imported beers, Maltings is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails and conversations.

  • O'Sheehan's

Dine on reinvented Irish pub classics while sipping your favorite draft beer, all in a casual atmosphere open 24 hours a day. There's no cover charge to dig into your favorite comfort foods and savory Daily Specials, such as Prime Rib and all-you-can-eat Ribs, while taking in a sports game.

  • Sake Bar

Tucked inside our Asian restaurant, this full bar also offers premium sake and imported beer.

  • Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar

How do you like your martini? Shaken, not stirred? Of course you do. James Bond silhouettes reflect from a screen behind the bar in this Art Deco inspired ode to the 1960's and 70's.

  • Spinnaker Lounge

At night, the atmosphere at the Spinnaker Lounge is charged when the music comes up and the stage becomes a dance floor. Panoramic views make this the place perfect for parties and informal meetings.

  • Stardust Theater

An art nouveau style theatre set against the backdrop of the best of European Art Nouveau. A large art nouveau peacock adorns the main stage curtain and the colors of the peacock adorn the rest of the room.

  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar

Freshly muddled just the way you like, enjoy a refreshing mojito with friends – day or night

  • The Great Outdoors

Come as you are, even in your swimsuit, to this casual, buffet bar serving grilled favorites like burgers, hot dogs and great ocean views.

  • The Pit Stop

Cool your engines at this "race car" themed outdoor bar. Relax with a frosty beer or enjoy the sights with a specialty frozen cocktail.

  • Topsiders Bar & Grill

Enjoy casual dining to suit every taste. From grilled burgers to hot dogs, come as you are and eat as you like after a night out or before your day begins.

ENTERTAINMENT- NIGHTLY SHOWS MAKE EACH NIGHT LIKE BEING IN LAS VEGAS AT SEA

  • Le Cirque Bijou

The Norwegian Jewel Production Cast brings to life this artistic and awe inspiring spectacle. Journey into a world where dreams bring to life a land of colorful jewels while death defying acts soar high above your head.

  • Rock You Tonight

Take a walk on the wild side in tonight’s production of Rock You Tonight! The high-energy grooves of our Jewel Production Cast combines with the rocking sounds of the Norwegian Jewel Showband to bring you an athletic explosion of dance that leaps off the stage to rock icons Queen, Journey, and The Who.

  • Velvet

Ready to “Turn the Beat Around”? Then slip behind the red velvet rope to relive the music and glamour of the sexy disco era. Showcasing a stellar array of circus acrobatics, Velvet will have you off your seat with excitement singing along with fabulous disco divas, and boogying to groovy hits like “Enough is Enough” and “Last Dance.”

FACILITIES ONBOARD

  • Sapphire Pools

The main pool on Jewel has a seemingly infinite number of sun beds and deck chairs to choose from. Topsiders Bar, the Sapphire Kid's Pool and a covered hot tubs are all on deck, nearby.

  • Hot Tubs

There are six hot tubs conveniently located. Try them all out or pick your favorite and make relaxing and unwinding a part of your daily regimen.

  • Internet Café

No matter how far you are from home, staying in touch is easy at the Internet Café.

  • Jewel Club Casino

This could be your lucky night! Try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Let It Ride®.

  • Mandara Spa & Salon

If being pampered is your idea of a vacation, the Mandara Spa & Salon is the place for you. This full service beauty salon and spa offers a wide range of spa treatments to rejuvenate your body and soul.

  • Jogging/Walking Track

Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk while you're at sea. Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk or run, right?

  • Body Waves Fitness Center

There are numerous ways to stay in shape while on board. The Body Waves Fitness Center is open from 6am to 11pm with a full gym and aerobics/fitness classes daily.

  • Basketball/Volleyball/ Tennis Court

Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, play volleyball or tennis at the enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court.

TRIP PRICING


10 DAY CRUISE WITH INCLUDED THREE NIGHT POST CRUISE LAND PACKAGE IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA:


WITH AN INSIDE CABIN ON THE CRUISE:  ONLY $1989 PER PERSON PLUS TAX OF $208 PER PERSON based on two people in the cabin.

WITH AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN ON THE CRUISE $2289 PER PERSON PLUS $208 TAX PER PERSON

WITH AN OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN ON THE CRUISE $2999 PER PERSON PLUS $208 PER PERSON TAX

BONUS PERKS:
INSIDE CABIN PASSENGERS RECEIVE TWO FREE PERKS

  • $200 PER CABIN SHIPBOARD CREDIT ($100 PER PERSON WITH 2 PEOPLE IN THE CABIN OR $200 PER PERSON IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY) Shipboard credit can be used toward paying your bar bill, treating yourself to a massage, or new clothes, or anything else you buy on the ship – except in the casino.

AND

  • 250 FREE INTERNET MINUTES ON THE SHIP (ON YOUR OWN DEVICE OR ON THE COMPUTERS IN THE SHIP’S INTERNET CAFÉ)

OCEAN VIEW AND BALCONY CABINS RECEIVE THE SAME TWO PERKS ABOVE PLUS 10 FREE PHOTOS FROM THE PHOTO DEPARTMENT ON THE SHIP  (CHOOSE PHOTOS TAKEN OF YOURSELF ON THE SHIP OR OF SCENERY ON THE DAY THE SHIP SAILS THE THREE FJORDS/SOUNDS TAKEN BY THE SHIP’S PROFESSIONAL PHOTO STAFF)

Note if anyone wishes to upgrade their perks, to include free drinks the entire cruise and five visits to the ship’s specialty dining restaurants they can pay an additional $225 per person (You would also lose half of the $200 per cabin shipboard credit and lose the 10 free photos and both passengers in the cabin would need to agree to the upgrade.  The specialty dining restaurants are 1) Brazilian, 2) Italian, 3) Japanese, 4) French and 5) Steakhouse.  Our group however, will be enjoying group dinners each night in the ship’s main dining room, so for any cabin which chooses the upgrade to include the free drinks and specialty dining package, you will be dining apart from the group on any nights you choose to have dinner in the specialty restaurants.)

 

Optional single room supplement:
With an inside cabin on the cruise $1175
With an ocean view cabin on the cruise: $1475
With an ocean view cabin on the cruise: $1475
With an ocean view balcony cabin on the cruise: $2149

Transport from the airport to ship and from ship to airport are available for purchase on the cruise line’s transport busses for $40 per person each way

Optional 4 night pre cruise New Years Eve celebration $1099 + $99 tax
Includes:

  • 4 nights at a 4 star centrally located hotel based on two people per room
  • Half day Auckland city tour Dec. 31st
  • Full day Hobbiton Movie site tour Jan. 2nd
  • Group Transport to the cruise ship on Jan 3rd.

A deposit of $500 is due within 7 days of booking

Balance payments are due August 10th, 2020

Cancel policy for this trip;

If you have traveled with us before and are travelling in single occupancy or with your own roommate then you can cancel for a full refund of your $500 deposit by July 10th

If you have travelled with us before and have requested that we assign you a roommate then you can cancel for a full deposit refund by June 10th.

If you have not traveled with us before and are travelling in single occupancy or with your own roommate then you can cancel for a future trip credit of $500 good for two years from the start date of your canceled trip reservation if canceling by July 10th.

If you have not traveled with us before and have requested that we assign you a roommate then you can cancel for a future trip credit of $500 good for two years from the start date of your canceled trip reservation, if canceling by June 10th.

ALL PASSENGERS SHOULD BOOK THEIR OWN FLIGHTS FOR THIS TRIP.
PASSENGERS TAKING JUST THE CRUISE WITH INCLUDED THREE NIGHT POST CRUISE LAND PACKAGE IN SYDYNET SHOULD BOOK THEIR FLIGHTS TO ARRIVE INTO AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND ON JANUARY 3RD, 2021, (ARRIVING BY 12 NOON) AND RETURNING FROM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ON SATURDAY JAN. 16TH 2021. (AT ANY FLIGHT TIME)


PASSENGERS TAKING OUR OPTIONAL PRE CRUISE NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION LAND PACKAGE SHOULD BOOK THEIR ARRIVAL FLIGHT TO ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND ANY TIME ON DECEMBER 30TH, 2020.

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