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Great Barrier Reef, Sydney & South Pacific Serenity

  • Departure Date30 Nov 2022
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Eclipse
  • 21 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £3,159 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 5 nights in Cairns
  • Stay 2 nights in Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Noumea
  • Mystery Island
  • Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Lifou Island
  • Mare
  • Isle of Pines
  • Sydney

Spend 5 glorious nights in Cairns, a holiday destination for all seasons. This North Queensland gem is the ideal spot for enjoying tropical climates, gorgeous beaches and cultural attractions and you can see even more of it with the 3 Day Best of Cairns Tour included in this holiday. Begin by exploring the underwater world of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef, head for Daintree Rainforest to explore the world's oldest continuously surviving rainforest and then explore the quaint village of Kuranda. From Cairns, fly to Sydney and spend 2 nights in this vibrant city and experience all it has to offer before embarking Celebrity Eclipse for your sensational cruise to the paradise islands of the South Pacific. Discover the sophisticated city of Noumea and explore the secluded beaches of Mystery Island. Be mesmerised by magnificent cliff-top views and sheltered bays with coral shelfs teeming with colourful tropical fish in Lifou and enjoy the geographical wonders that Maré holds. This trip is not to be missed.

Highlights

  • FREE Sydney Stay
  • 3 day 'Best of Cairns' Tour: The Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda
  • Drinks, WiFi & Tips Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures) 
  • 5 night stay in Cairns on room only basis 
  • 3 day 'Best of Cairns' Tour: The Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda
  • Flight from Cairns to Sydney 
  • FREE 2 night stay in Sydney on room only basis 
  • 11 night cruise on board on Celebrity Eclipse on all inclsuive basis 
  • Drinks, Tips & WiFi 

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Nov 2022£3,159£3,399£3,569-

Price based on flying from London. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Transfers are not included. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

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Outstanding service, expertise and experience, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Outstanding service, nothing is a problem, Nicola Boyd seems to go above and beyond top service to solve the many problems that Covid cancellations and rescheduling cruises throws up. She has been excellent and has a great deal of expertise and experience and has booked us cruises in the past, but in the current Covid situation she had to cancel our Alaska trip, dealing with airlines, hotels, train and cruise lines. All of this she took in her stride, and then she helped us book a different cruise from Southampton, and sorted out all the various questions we had to our complete satisfaction. We love cruises and won’t be going anywhere else to book, other than Scotland’s Cruise Centre, and I highly recommend them to friends or anyone looking to book a cruise.

Mr Lorimer / September 2021

Pleased with service.

Prompt at answering telephone. Dealt with query and booking well. Also dealt with adjust well. Explained when to book trips etc.

Mrs Matthews / September 2021

Fantastic Service, staff very helpful and friendly

Booked a last minute cruise, staff very helpful and ensured that I had all relevant documentation and cover for the cruise, great service

Mrs Graham / September 2021

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Itinerary for Great Barrier Reef, Sydney & South Pacific Serenity

Day 1 - Fly UK to Cairns

Day 2 - Fly UK to Cairns

Day 3 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 4 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 5 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 6 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 7 - Enjoy Cairns

Day 8 - Fly Cairns to Sydney / Enjoy Sydney

Day 9 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 10 - 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 11 - At sea

Day 12 - At sea

Day 13 - Noumea

Nouméa is the capital city of the French overseas province of New Caledonia and a hidden gem in the middle of the South Pacific. When leaving from Australia or New Zealand for your Nouméa cruise, you’ll discover the history of the peninsula, including the rich past of its indigenous Kanak population and later French colonialism on the island. Take day trips to the nearby islands via boat or water taxi, like the resort isle Îlot Maître, where white bungalows sit on the edge of impossibly blue waters. Or climb to the massive stairwell of the Amédée Lighthouse for views of Nouméa in the near distance. Kids will love the Aquarium of the Lagoons, plus the city has a variety of museums and parks to keep you occupied during your trip. Nouméa is also a foodie’s paradise, home to gourmet, French-inspired bistros and restaurants as well as traditional Kanak dishes like bougna, where chicken or fish and vegetables are wrapped in fresh banana leaves and slow cooked for several hours. Despite its relative anonymity as a tourism destination, Nouméa strikes a delicate balance as both casual and upscale.

Day 14 - Mystery Island

Located on the southern most point of the Vanuatu archipelago, this little jewel of the South Pacific is completely uninhabited. Formerly used as an allied forces landing strip during WWII, today only palm trees and sweet seclusion grow from the white sand of Mystery Island. The locals live across the waters on Tanna and visit the island during the day to spread their warmth, culture and wares. It's the perfect spot for couples, beach lovers, or anyone looking to lounge in an ocean of beauty and literally get away from it all.

Day 15 - Port Vila, Vanuatu

Over 80 idyllic islands make up the amazing archipelago of Vanuatu. And Port Vila, the capital city of the island of Efate, is the heart and soul of them all. With its earthy beauty and ancient tribal traditions, this "Land Eternal" has been voted one of the happiest places on the planet. Float in a hidden lagoon. Lounge under a giant banyan tree. Cool off in a waterfall shower. And suit up and dive down to Port Vila's Underwater Post Office—the world's one and only. No, you don't need to be an experienced diver to visit. And yes, the postcards are waterproof. Live like a local and sample Vanuatu specialties. Laplap is a pudding-type dish created with mashed bananas, root vegetables and creamy coconut milk. Or sip some kava, an intoxicating drink made from aromatic kava roots. It's potent and the island's alternative to alcohol.

Day 16 - Lifou Island

Known for its friendly residents and beautiful landscape, Lifou is located off the French island of New Caledonia. The first visitors to this island paradise were European whalers and today's guests can enjoy the same relaxed, timeless beauty. Picturesque cliff-top views, secluded beaches, fascinating caves, and rich traditional culture create a backdrop for a perfect stop.

Day 17 - Mare

Maré Island, view over turquoise water at Tadine Bay, south-west coast of Maré Island with beautiful natural rocky lagoon and coral reef to the horizon under sunny blue summer sky Tadine Bay, Mare Island, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean Islands.

Day 18 - Isle of Pines

Nicknamed the "closest island to paradise" and we think you'll agree. Untouched white sand beaches, amazing underwater wonders, and superbly friendly people reside on this tiny island on the southern tip of New Caledonia.

Day 19 - At sea

Day 20 - At sea

Sydney, disembark & transfer to airport / Fly Sydney to UK / Fly Sydney to UK/Arrive 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.

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

Outstanding service, expertise and experience, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Outstanding service, nothing is a problem, Nicola Boyd seems to go above and beyond top service to solve the many problems that Covid cancellations and rescheduling cruises throws up. She has been excellent and has a great deal of expertise and experience and has booked us cruises in the past, but in the current Covid situation she had to cancel our Alaska trip, dealing with airlines, hotels, train and cruise lines. All of this she took in her stride, and then she helped us book a different cruise from Southampton, and sorted out all the various questions we had to our complete satisfaction. We love cruises and won’t be going anywhere else to book, other than Scotland’s Cruise Centre, and I highly recommend them to friends or anyone looking to book a cruise.

Mr Lorimer / September 2021

Pleased with service.

Prompt at answering telephone. Dealt with query and booking well. Also dealt with adjust well. Explained when to book trips etc.

Mrs Matthews / September 2021

Fantastic Service, staff very helpful and friendly

Booked a last minute cruise, staff very helpful and ensured that I had all relevant documentation and cover for the cruise, great service

Mrs Graham / September 2021

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