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Kiwi & Aussie Explorer

Date: Jan 30-Feb 13, 2023
Starting Price: $6,649
Trip Length: 14 nights
Trip: Auckland to Sydney
Cruise line: Oceania Cruises | Regatta

Say g’day to koalas and kangaroos on this 14-night cruise to the great down under aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Watch for dolphins in Bay of Islands. Spot spouting geysers in Rotorua (Tauranga) and in Napier, taste the flavor of famous vintage vineyards. Hear the sound of songbirds in the colorful seaside town of Picton and discover one of the world’s best water views. Experience Christchurch and learn why it is ranked among the “créme de la créme” of street art around the world.

Strike out in Timaru on a sheep-laden country drive and cruise the Fjords of Milford Sound as craggy cliffs tower over you. After a few days sailing the Tasman Sea, spend two days in Melbourne, where you can catch sight of a kookaburra or watch wallabies huddle and hop. Finally, before journey’s end in Sydney, relax at a café in Geelong and in Burnie (Tasmania), let local cheese makers dazzle your taste buds.

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Features

OCEANIA CRUISES OLIFE CHOICE

• INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE
NEW FREE ROUNDTRIP AIRPORT TRANSFERS*
• FREE UNLIMITED INTERNET

• 8 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS
OR FREE BEVERAGE PACKAGE
OR $800 SHIPBOARD CREDIT

Limited Availability
Offers are per stateroom, based on double occupancy; air credit is $1,700 per person

 

 

Oceania Cruises prices* are per person, based on double occupancy, and reflect the OLife Fare with included round-trip airfare. The Round-Trip Airfare promotion only applies to round-trip coach flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways. Airfare is available from other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. Any advertised fares that include the Round-Trip Airfare promotion include all airline fees, surcharges, and government taxes and may be subject to change. Due to limited flight schedules, overnight stays may be required at the traveler’s expense. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Free Roundtrip Airport Transfer offer is only available when OLife Choice airfare is purchased through Oceania Cruises. 
OLife Choice offers* are per stateroom, and the selection must be the same for both guests. If the shore excursion amenity is selected, excursions will be available for selection approximately four months prior to departure. All excursions must be chosen at least fourteen days prior to the sailing. Shore excursion options for OLife Choice offers (up to a value of $199 per excursion) exclude the following: Culinary Discovery Tours; Food and Wine Trails; Oceania Select; Oceania Exclusive; Executive Collection; and Wellness excursions. The House Select Beverage Package is per stateroom and includes unlimited champagne, wine, and beer with lunch and dinner.
*Prices, air credits, and itineraries are subject to change at the discretion of Oceania Cruises.

Itinerary

  • January 28: Depart U.S. for New Zealand
  • January 29: In Flight
  • January 30: Auckland, New Zealand
  • January 31: Bay of Islands, New Zealand anchor icon
  • February 1: Botorua (Taurange), New Zealand
  • February 2: Napier, New Zealand
  • February 3: Picton, New Zealand
  • February 4: Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand
  • February 5: Timaru, New Zealand
  • February 6: Cruising the Fjords of Milford Sound
  • February 7: Cruising the Tasman Sea
  • February 8: Cruising the Tasman Sea
  • February 9: Melbourne, Australia
  • February 10: Melbourne, Australia
  • February 10: Geelong, Australia anchor icon
  • February 11: Burnie (Tasmania), Australia
  • February 12: Cruising the Tasman Sea
  • February 13: Sydney, Australia
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Air Cities

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  • Albany, NY
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Billings, MT
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA
  • Bozeman, MT
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Calgary, AB
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charleston, WV
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • O'Hare Chicago, IL
  • Midway Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbia, SC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Dayton, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Eugene, OR
  • Fargo, ND
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
  • Hartford, CT
  • Helena, MT
  • Intercontinental Houston, TX
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Jackson, MS
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lexington, KY
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Manchester, NH
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • Missoula, MT
  • Montreal, QC
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • John F. Kennedy New York, NY
  • LaGuardia New York, NY
  • Newark, NJ
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Omaha, NE
  • Orlando, FL
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Quebec, QC
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Reno, NV
  • Richmond, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Saskatoon, SK
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Spokane, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Toronto, ON
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Washington Dulles, VA
  • Washington National, DC
  • Wichita, KS
  • Winnipeg, MB

Deck Plans

Excursions

Personalize this trip by booking shore excursions that cater to your style. Immerse yourself in local culture by discovering the unique culinary tastes of the area or take a behind the scenes look at the city’s architectural masterpieces that are known around the world. Whether you want to unwind and experience more of the local flare or embark on an epic adventure, there is an excursion waiting for you. Shore excursions become available to book 365 days before the trip departs. Space is limited and fills up quickly, so book your Shore Excursions today! Please note the highlighted excursions which have received positive feedback from our guests click here

Go Beyond with GoNext

More time and peace of mind. Don’t just wave at your port city from the deck—extend your trip with an overnight land stay and city exploration. Spend more time with your feet on the ground and immerse yourself in local culture with engaging tours led by an expert travel guide. Let us handle the logistics of your airport transportation, luggage handling, and so much more, so you can worry less and go all in on your vacation.

Discover the highlights of Auckland, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef that you might otherwise miss. These carefully crafted program includes an ideally located hotel, specially arranged sightseeing tours featuring cultural and historic sites, professional guides, and exceptional concierge support from an on-location Go Next Program Manager.

AUCKLAND PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM
Jan 28+– 30 • $1,999 per person, double occupancy; $2,839, single

  • 2 nights at the 4-star Cordis Hotel, or similar accommodations, with breakfast
  • Guaranteed hotel check-in upon arrival
  • Full-day Auckland city & Waiheke Island tour, featuring:
    Sky Tower
    Guided visit of Auckland War Memorial Museum
    Round-trip ferry ride to Waiheke Island
    Wine tasting and fine dining lunch at Mudbrick Vineyard
    Rangihoua Estate scenic tour with olive oil tasting
  • Panoramic Auckland city tour
  • Transfers between airport*, hotel, and cruise ship, with related luggage handling

+ Auckland hotel check-in is Jan 28

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GREAT BARRIER REEF POST-CRUISE PROGRAM
Feb 13–17 • $2,999 per person, double occupancy, $3,999, single

  • 4 nights’ accommodations:
    1 night at 4-star PARKROYAL Darling Harbour in Sydney, with breakfast
    3 nights at 5-star Riley Cairns Crystalbrook Collection, with breakfast
  • Half-day panoramic sightseeing tour of Sydney, featuring:
    Sydney Opera House Tour**
    The Rocks
    Conservatorium of Music, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, and Royal Botanical Gardens
    Bondi Junction, Paddington, Double Bay/Rose Bay, and The Gap
  • Airfare from Sydney to Cairns^
  • Full-day of sightseeing on an Outer Reef cruise, with morning tea and lunch, featuring:
    Agincourt Reef
    Reef viewing from an underwater observatory or snorkeling
  • Full-day at leisure or add the Optional Full-day Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour on February 16: $269 per person
    Experience the beauty of one of the world’s ancient rain forests on this excursion to Cape Tribulation in Daintree National Park. Enjoy lunch in Noah Valley, stop in Kulki Lookout to view the coral reef from above, and end the day with a cruise on the Daintree River
  • Transfers between the cruise ship, hotel, and airport*(s) with related luggage handling

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SYDNEY POST-CRUISE PROGRAM
Feb 13-14 • $799 per person, double occupancy, $1,199, single

  • 1 night at 4-star PARKROYAL Darling Harbour in Sydney, with breakfast
  • Half-day panoramic sightseeing tour of Sydney, featuring:
    Sydney Opera House
    The Rocks
    Conservatorium of Music, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, and Royal Botanical Gardens
    Bondi Junction, Paddington, Double Bay/Rose Bay, and The Gap
  • Transfers between the cruise ship, hotel, and airport, * with related luggage handling

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– MOBILITY AND AIR NOTES –

MOBILITY:
The motor coach and walking tours involve a moderate amount of walking, some over uneven terrain, and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties. Guests must be comfortable operating on the water as portions of the programs operate on a boat or ferry.
The Sydney Opera House tour includes numerous steps.

FOR GUESTS BOOKING THEIR OWN AIR ARRANGEMENTS:
*Airport transfers are only applicable on program dates. You must provide your complete flight details to Go Next 30 days prior to departure in order to ensure airport transfers.
^ If you book your air independently, it is your responsibility to book your return flights from Cairns from your home city. Only the flight from Sydney to Cairns is included with this program

The Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Program pricing, itineraries, and accommodations are subject to change.

Visa Requirements

Australia – Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa is required for all nationalities*

New Zealand – Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) Visa is required for most Nationalities*

*ETA and NZeTA visas for U.S. & Canadian passport holders who opt in to the visas through Oceania Cruises will be processed by Oceania Cruises.

It is imperative that all guests obtain the necessary travel documents prior to the vacation departure date. Failure to produce the correct visa and valid passport at embarkation will result in denial of boarding. Please ensure passport is valid at least 6 months after the cruise return date. Birth certificates, copies of passports and passport cards are not accepted.

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you change your plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Upon receipt of a written cancellation from you, the following fees will apply (as indicated in days prior to initial flight departure).
Cruise Cancellation Fees:
121 days or more = No Penalty, Full Refund
120-91 days = $250 per person
90-76 days = 25% of total fare
75-61 days = 50% of total fare
60-31 days = 75% of total fare
30-0 days = 100% of total fare
Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 30 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)

ADDITIONAL REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS FOR GO NEXT PROGRAMS
Go Next Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Program Cancellation Fees:
121 days or more = No Penalty, Full Refund
120-91 days = 25% of total fare, per program
90-61 days = 50% of total fare, per program
60-0 days = 100% of total fare, per program
If you cancel any Go Next Program, your rights to a refund are limited. Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 30 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)

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Kiwi & Aussie Explorer

Date: Jan 30-Feb 13, 2023
Starting Price: $6,649
Trip Length: 14 nights
Trip: Auckland to Sydney
Cruise line: Oceania Cruises | Regatta
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