New Zealand Discovery Cruise & All-Inclusive Indian Pacific Rail Journey

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Royal Princess®
  • Duration 26 NIGHTS
  • Departure 30 January 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code AUS7444

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Experience the ultimate Australia and New Zealand adventure with a New Zealand cruise and a remarkable three-night Indian Pacific rail journey from Sydney to Perth.

Begin your odyssey with a luxurious roundtrip Royal Princess® cruise from Sydney to explore New Zealand’s breathtaking landscapes. Sail into the captivating Bay of Islands, explore the dynamic urban hub of Auckland, the cultural vibrancy of Tauranga, and the cultural heritage of captivating Wellington and Christchurch.

Following the cruise, spend four blissful hotel nights in Sydney, embark on a three-night Indian Pacific rail journey from Sydney to Perth. Traverse the heart of Australia, witnessing diverse landscapes from Broken Hills and Adelaide to the Nullarbor Plain. With a two-night stay in Perth, you’ll experience this most liveable of cities and its natural surroundings.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Royal Princess®

Hotel Stays

5 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Rydges World Square with breakfast

2 night four-star hotel stay in Perth at the Crowne Plaza Perth with breakfast

Rail Journey

3 night all-inclusive Gold Service rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth with all meals, fine wines, and beverages

Off Train Experiences and short stops in Broken Hill, Adelaide and surrounds, Cook, Rawlinna and Perth

All Flights and Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Sydney

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Day 2
Sydney: Hotel Stay

Arriving in Sydney, you’ll begin your wonderful holiday with a one-night hotel stay. With stunning beaches, vibrant neighbourhoods, and a thriving cultural scene, the city offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and urban charm.

Overnight: Rydges World Square

Day 3
Sydney: Embark Ship

Today you’ll embark the refined Royal Princess® for your beautiful cruise of New Zealand. This luxurious ship’s striking design, diverse dining options, and exceptional entertainment ensure an unforgettable experience at sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Days 4 - 6
Days At Sea
Day 7
Bay of Islands

Experience the awe-inspiring Bay of Islands. Sail turquoise waters, explore secluded islands, and encounter diverse marine life. Let your wanderlust guide you to this breathtaking paradise for unforgettable adventures and everlasting memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 8

The City of Sails. New Zealand’s largest city, boasts a stunning harbour and iconic skyline. Maori heritage, diverse neighbourhoods, and a fusion of urban and natural beauty make it a captivating Pacific destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 9

Tauranga, a vibrant harbor town where Pacific waves meet bustling streets. Embrace the rhythm of coastal life, forge connections, and chase dreams beneath the New Zealand sun.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 10
A Day At Sea
Day 11

Wellington, New Zealand’s vibrant capital, harmonizes urban culture and natural beauty. From Te Papa Museum to Mount Victoria’s panoramic views, it’s a captivating blend of creativity, history, and coastal allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 12

Discover the captivating harbor town of Lyttelton, New Zealand. Nestled between hills and ocean, its artistic vibe, historic charm, and stunning landscapes create a unique blend of culture and nature on the South Island.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 13
Port Chalmers

Unveil the coastal charm of Port Chalmers, New Zealand. Immerse yourself in its artistic vibe, witness breath-taking seascapes, and let the town’s creative energy ignite your imagination and leave you inspired.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Day 14
Fiordland National Park

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Fiordland National Park. Majestic fiords, cascading waterfalls, and ancient forests await your exploration. Lose yourself in nature’s grandeur and experience a wilderness like no other.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Royal Princess®

Days 15 - 16
Days At Sea
Days 17 - 20
Sydney: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Unleash your senses in Sydney, New South Wales. Iconic landmarks, cultural diversity, and culinary delights await. Let this vibrant city ignite your spirit of exploration and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Rydges World Square

Day 21
Sydney: Board the Indian Pacific

Today you’ll join the Indian Pacific for your all-inclusive rail journey to Perth. As you traverse ever-changing landscapes, immerse yourself in the on-board comforts, and indulge in a regionally inspired dinner with complimentary wines.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Indian Pacific

Day 22
Broken Hill

In the morning, step off the train in Broken Hill, an iconic Outback destination with a rich mining history and vibrant artistic culture. Enjoy a delicious lunch back on board and head to Adelaide, where you can enjoy a city tour.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Indian Pacific

Day 23
Nullarbor Plain

As the sun rises, you’ll be surrounded by the vast Nullarbor Plain. Enjoy breakfast as the train traverses the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track. After a brief stop in once-thriving Cook, you’ll approach the Australia’s western edge.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Indian Pacific

Days 24 - 25
Perth: Alight the Indian Pacific & Hotel Stay

Breakfast is served as you glide through the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after a final delicious on-board lunch. Disembarking in Perth, for a two-night hotel stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Perth

Days 26 - 27
Perth: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Royal Princess®

This stunning cruise ship will journey you across the ocean in style to a variety of captivating, must-not-miss destinations around the world.

From the moment you step on board, you’ll receive a warm and inviting welcome from the friendly and attentive crew, providing you with an experience that truly is your home away from home.

With an array of accommodation options to choose from, you can travel with comfort, ease, and wonder. Speaking of the latter, breathtaking views are available from the glass walkway extending over the edge of the ship, known as the SeaWalk.

With enthralling entertainment to absorb yourself in, Royal Princess® offers Broadway-style shows in the Princess Theatre, as well as movies quite literally under the stars. Royal Princess provides a variety of attractions and leisure facilities to delight in at every stage of your voyage.

  • Occupancy 3560
  • Tonnage 142,229 tons
  • Length 1,083 ft (330.00 m)

Life on Board Royal Princess®

As a guest on board Royal Princess®, you can expect an unmatched international cruise experience, with amenities, activities, and attractions to suit your every whim and preference.


The vast and tastefully selected range of dining options on board Royal Princess®, means there will be something to satisfy your taste buds at every stage of your cruise.


  • Allegro Dining Room
  • Concerto Dining Room
  • Symphony Dining Room
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria
  • Crown Grill
  • Gelato
  • Horizon Court
  • International Café
  • Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Sabatini’s
  • The Pastry Shop
  • Trident Grill

Bars & Lounges:

  • Good Spirits at Sea
  • Vines
  • Bellini’s
  • Churchill’s Cigar Lounge
  • Crooners
  • Wheelhouse Pub
  • Princess Live
  • SeaView Bar
  • Mermaid’s Tail
  • Outrigger Bar
  • Retreat Pool Bar
  • Vista Lounge
  • Club 6
  • Concierge Lounge for Suite passengers


Life on board Royal Princess® means never running out of captivating and stimulating things to do. Facilities available for discerning travellers’ enjoyment on this Royal-class ship include:

  • Shops
  • Swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Lotus Spa
  • Fitness Centre


Royal Princess® is a cruise ship with very few equals, whether with regard to sheer luxury, or the wealth of entertainment options on offer to guests.

  • Watercolor Fantasy Show
  • Broadway-style musical shows
  • Live music
  • Princess Theatre
  • Movies Under the Stars®

Indian Pacific

Part of Journey Beyond, the Indian Pacific travels across the breadth of southern Australia in incomparable style. Its storied journey follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers, gold rush greed, and famous adventurers who forged to discover the barren natural beauty of Australia’s famously unforgiving outback. Throughout, there are a variety Off Train Experiences to enjoy depending on which route you choose, including visits to Adelaide and her surroundings, the Blue Mountains, Kalgoorlie, and Broken Hill so you can stretch your legs and explore the most remote corners of this inhospitable yet intensely welcoming land.

Off train experiences are specific to your individual itinerary and will vary depending on the direction and duration of travel. Each stop offers a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of this vast and diverse continent, for specific details on your journey, please consult your holiday itinerary.


Life on board the Indian Pacific

From exquisite fine dining to cosy cabins and sophisticated lounges, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.

Gold Service

Each Indian Pacific Gold Service carriage houses nine Twin cabins or 16 Single cabins. During the day, Twin cabins offer a three-seater lounge with space to relax, which is transformed into upper and lower berths at night. Your attendant will provide you with crisp sheets, bath towels, pillows, and complimentary bath amenities. Single cabins have a lounge chair and footrest, which is converted to a level sleeping berth at night, a wash basin, and use of shared toilets and showers located at either end of the carriage. A limited number of Superior Double cabins are available, with a third upper bunk, a three-quarter size bed and lounge area.

  • For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities
  • Power outlets
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off-Train Experiences
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest

Platinum Service

Discerning travellers who enjoy the finest things in life will appreciate an upgrade to Platinum Service, where discreet, personalised touches ensure your whole journey is world class from start to finish, including unparalleled dining and accompanying wines, plus Bollinger champagne. Also included is Australian-made bath amenities, a nightcap at turndown, and access to the Platinum Club, where you can relax amid quartzite tables, leather banquette seating and brass fittings. Depending on where you’re headed, private transfers are also included.

Platinum Service cabins have double beds, which can be arranged as a double or twin, and are set up as a lounge with a moveable table and two armchairs during the day. There is a full en suite bathroom with shower, and the décor is distinctly Australian in style.

  • All-inclusive dining, beverages, and Off-Train Experiences
  • Spacious cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin
  • By day, cabins are set up lounge-style
  • By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
  • En suite with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet, and Australian bathroom amenities
  • Power outlets and safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Panoramic windows
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each).

Off-Train Experiences

Experience the diverse landscapes and cultures of Australia aboard the Indian Pacific, which operates a range of itineraries primarily between Sydney and Perth. Along the way, embark on unforgettable off-train adventures in vibrant Australian locations. Discover the rich mining history of Broken Hill, explore the cultural richness and culinary delights of the Adelaide area, and witness the stark beauty of the outback in Cook. Dive into the historic mining town of Kalgoorlie and marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of the Blue Mountains.

Off-Train Experiences are specific to your individual itinerary and will vary depending on the direction and duration of travel. Each stop offers a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of this vast and diverse continent, for specific details on your journey, please consult your holiday itinerary.

Cabins & Suites

Unsurprisingly, Royal Princess® presents an abundance of luxurious accommodation options – but even by this ship’s remarkable standards, many of those options have spare capacity to delight and surprise.

Interior Prices from £5,499pp

Interior cabins are the most affordable stateroom available for Royal Princess®. However, this doesn’t prevent them from representing an excellent option for a luxury cruise ship holiday, with perks such as the below:

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AUS7444
To Book Call
0800 840 5801

balcony Prices from £6,299pp

Choose the Deluxe Balcony cabin for an enhanced version of a Balcony stateroom, offering more space and a comfortable sofa bed. Enjoy a larger balcony with more room to take in the beautiful scenery at every stage of your Royal Princess® cruise experience.

This stateroom offers the following benefits:

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk and chair
  • Queen bed or twin beds
  • Digital safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Balcony with two chairs and a table
  • Sofa bed
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AUS7444
To Book Call
0800 840 5801

Mini-Suite Prices from £7,499pp

The Suites are the most spacious and comfortable of Royal Princess®’ many impressive forms of accommodation. Opting to stay in a Suite will also grant you priority for shore excursion reservations, specialty dining, and disembarkation at tender ports.

  • A separate sitting area with a sofa bed, two chairs and a coffee table
  • Two floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Two televisions
  • A bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Balcony with four chairs, two loungers, a table, and an ottoman
  • Refrigerator
  • One complimentary mini-bar, then free bottled water each day
  • Digital safe
  • 24-hour room service
Cruise Code: AUS7444
To Book Call
0800 840 5801

Your Hotel Stays


Included Hotel

Rydges World Square (Or Similar)

Set in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, the award-winning Rydges World Square is a perfect choice for exploring the city’s attractions, including Hyde Park, the Australian Museum and Darling Harbour. Expect a warm and friendly welcome from the excellent staff as you wander into the chic lobby, which offers a taster of the décor you’ll find throughout the accommodation. Luxurious rooms boast a cosy Rydges Dream Bed with crisp, white linens and feature flat-screen TVs and free WI-FI. You won’t have to go far to experience some of Sydney’s famously outstanding food, with Amber restaurant and the Cidery Bar & Kitchen located at the hotel.


Included Hotel

Crowne Plaza Perth (Or Similar)

With glorious views of the Swan River, Crowne Plaza Perth offers a stay that perfectly mirrors Perth’s blend of urban dynamism and wild allure. Relax in spacious accommodations with private balconies and discover a world of attractions on your doorstep, from Langley Park to Elizabeth Quay and Optus Stadium. Head to the open-air infinity pool to soak in the sun and keep fit at the fully equipped gym. Enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace of Gusti Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to a delicious buffet breakfast each morning of your stay.

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