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Adventure Down Under

  • Departure DateOct 2022 & Feb 2023
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Eclipse
  • 28/29 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £4,489 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Milford Sound
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Dusky Sound
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington
  • Napier
  • Tauranga
  • Auckland
  • Sydney
  • Willis Island
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns
  • Airlie Beach
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney

This unforgettable cruise holiday begins with a 3 night stay in sensational Sydney where you'll see the stunning natural harbour and iconic buildings such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You’ll then set sail aboard Celebrity Eclipse to wonderful ports of call in New Zealand, home to diverse flora and fauna, award winning gastronomy, rich and complex heritage. Visit amazing destinations like Dunedin, Wellington, Tauranga before returning to Australia where you’ll discover vibrant cities, sun-kissed beaches, wonderful wildlife and stunning landscapes. A cruise is undoubtedly the most enjoyable way to experience the unique attractions of Australia & New Zealand.

Highlights

  • FREE Sydney Stay
  • FREE Sydney Sightseeing Tour
  • Drinks, WiFi & Tips Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (ask about regional departures)
  • 3 night stay in Sydney on room only basis 
  • FREE Sydney Sightseeing Tour
  • 23 night cruise on board Celebrity Eclipse on all inclusive basis
  • Drinks, WiFi & Tips

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Various£4,489£4,849£4,949-

*Price based on 17 Oct 2022 29 nights flying from London, itinerary & duration varies depending on date. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Helpful friendly assistance

Very easy to book. Jo was very helpful and patient and listened to what I wanted making helpful suggestions to get the best deal for myself and my wife

Mr Kavanagh / July 2021

First class service as always - why go elsewhere?

My wife and I are serial cruisers and always book with SCC, speaking to Joanne Henry. She always gives us a first class service and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of cruising. She helps source us all the best deals snd nothing is too much trouble. Why go elsewhere ? 10/10 to SCC.

Mr Ramsay / July 2021

The Best

Yet again SCC have yet again excelled when dealing with our booking of 3 cruises from December 2021 to October 2022. Once again Joanna Sykus dealt with all ups and downs of booking a cruise at this difficult time in a professional, efficient and always pleasant way. We would recommend SCC to all who want to book a cruise

Mr Raynes / July 2021

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Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Eclipse was the proud recipient of the “Best Service” in the large ship category award from the Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice Awards.

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Itinerary for Adventure Down Under

Day 1 - Fly UK to Sydney

Day 2 - Fly UK to Sydney

Day 3 - Fly UK to Sydney & transfer to hotel / Enjoy Sydney

Day 4 - Enjoy Sydney & City Tour

Day 5 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 6 - Embark Celebrity Eclipse in Sydney

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.

Day 7 - At sea

Day 8 - At sea

Day 9 - Milford Sound / Doubtful Sound / Dusky Sound

As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon-a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. This serves as a playground for a number of species, including fur seals and two types of penguins - the fiordland crested and blue penguin.

Steep cliffs that have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast, Dusky Sound. It's also a wildlife paradise, with seals and dolphins patrolling the water, and birds like broad billed prions, mottled petrels and sooty shearwaters floating on the overhead thermals.

Day 10 - Dunedin, New Zealand

Day 11 - Christchurch

New Zealand's "Garden City," featuring numerous parks and gardens as well as Victorian architecture, avenues and squares.

Day 12 - Wellington

From the new to the old, Wellington offers a bit of everything. Locals are particularly proud of the National Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa. Loosely translated as "our place" from the native Maori tongue, the museum is one of the world’s largest and most progressive. A great way to explore the city is on the restored cable cars, which traverse the shopping district. And if you want to experience it all from above, take in the panoramic views from Mount Victoria.

Day 13 - Napier

Arguably one of the prettiest cities in New Zealand, with elegant art deco architecture, captivating beaches and award-wining vineyards.

Day 14 - Tauranga

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbors in New Zealand. You can take a ride on a bush jet boat, go white-water rafting on the Rangitaiki River, or dine on the freshest fish and chips you’ll ever taste, served al fresco. If you’re looking for a more exotic counter, travel to the Mount Mauganui Hot Salt Water Pools.

Day 15 - Auckland

Your official welcome to New Zealand comes by way of a bustling harbor. Step ashore and into a surprisingly cosmopolitan environment. And once you venture inland, even more surprises await, including a total of 48 dormant volcanoes, a lush, leafy urban cityscape filled with beautiful parks, and a number of renowned art galleries.

Day 16 - At sea

Day 17 - At sea

Day 18 - Sydney

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.

Day 19 - At sea

Day 20 - At sea

Day 21 - Willis Island

The only humans that make their home on this tiny island—just 1,600 feet long and 490 feet wide—are meteorologists manning a weather monitoring station. From the ship’s deck you'll see thousands of seabirds such as Boobies, wedge-tailed shearwaters and sooty terns. Other highlights include a nearby coral reef and turtle nesting ground.

Day 22 - Port Douglas

Cruise to Port Douglas and you’ll find a miraculous blend of coral reefs and subtropical rainforest, which means it’s an easy destination to find fun things to do in nature. For the beachy and the active, sunbathing on Four Mile Beach or diving the Great Barrier Reef awaits. For the athletic traveler, head into the heart of Daintree Rainforest to hike, zipline, or simply enjoy the beauty of the jungle. Stop in at the Wildlife Habitat for the chance to see koalas, kangaroos, and other native Australian species. Of course, Port Douglas isn’t all natural beauty. It’s also a popular resort and marina town where travelers can enjoy life’s simple pleasures, from a plate of freshly shucked oysters straight from the marina to a dip in a glittering five-star resort pool. On cruises, Australia makes for an ideal destination for every energy level. During your time in port on Port Douglas cruises, you’ll see a brand new side of Queensland, Australia.

Day 23 - Cairns

Cairns is located in tropical North Queensland. To the north, west, and south, it is surrounded by lush, tropical rainforest. And to the east lies the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. Apart from being the gateway to magnificent natural attractions, this waterfront city offers an abundance of possibilities, including the opportunity to safely spot crocs.

Day 24 - Airlie Beach

One of the best departure points for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is extremely popular with backpackers, yachtsmen and other lovers of the tropical lifestyle. Sailing among the calm, protected waters of the Witsunday Islands is a must-do on the wish lists of many travelers. Charming shops, exhilarating skydives over the shoreline, and everything in between is going to make this a memorable visit.

Day 25 - At sea

Day 26 - Brisbane

In the heart of Queensland, Brisbane’s cultural sophistication belies its proximity to the Australian wilderness. No matter what your outdoor pleasure,Brisbane offers a diversity of possibilities. Cuddle with koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a trip out toMoreton Bay to feed wild dolphins, or trek to the top of Mt. Kcoot-tha Lookout to take it all in.

Day 27 - At sea

Day 28 - Sydney

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.

Day 29 - Sydney, disembark and transfer to airport / Fly Sydney to UK

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.

Fly Sydney to UK/Arrive UK

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Helpful friendly assistance

Very easy to book. Jo was very helpful and patient and listened to what I wanted making helpful suggestions to get the best deal for myself and my wife

Mr Kavanagh / July 2021

First class service as always - why go elsewhere?

My wife and I are serial cruisers and always book with SCC, speaking to Joanne Henry. She always gives us a first class service and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of cruising. She helps source us all the best deals snd nothing is too much trouble. Why go elsewhere ? 10/10 to SCC.

Mr Ramsay / July 2021

The Best

Yet again SCC have yet again excelled when dealing with our booking of 3 cruises from December 2021 to October 2022. Once again Joanna Sykus dealt with all ups and downs of booking a cruise at this difficult time in a professional, efficient and always pleasant way. We would recommend SCC to all who want to book a cruise

Mr Raynes / July 2021

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