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New Zealand Cruise & Australian Open
Includes tickets to the Australian Tennis Women’s and Men’s Finals
Limited Tickets Available
Price from
£4,299pp
Promo code:
AUS7236
Duration
19 nights
Departing
24 Jan 2020

Your Experience:

  • 6 night hotel stay in Melbourne
  • Tickets to the Australian Open including the Women's and Men's Singles finals
  • 13 night full-board cruise on board Golden Princess
  • All transfers (Excludes transfers to and from the Melbourne Tennis event)
  • All flights (London departure - regional flight departures available)
  • Book this holiday and receive a FREE experience at The Boodles Tennis in the UK on 29 June 2019! Including an EXCLUSIVE meet and greet with Pat Cash, private champagne reception, gourmet lunch & afternoon tea

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Melbourne Hotel Stay
  • Days 2 - 3 Melbourne Hotel Stay
  • Days 4 - 6 Melbourne Hotel Stay
  • Day 7 Melbourne Embark ship
  • Days 8 - 9 At Sea
  • Day 10 Fiordland National Park
  • Day 11 Dunedin
  • Day 12 Akaroa
  • Day 13 Wellington
  • Day 14 Napier
  • Day 15 Tauranga
  • Day 16 Auckland
  • Days 17 - 19 At Sea
  • Day 20 Melbourne Disembark ship
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    Day 1
    Melbourne - Hotel Stay
    Melbourne is famous for its markets, where you’ll find everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. The inner city’s leafy sections have a European feel, alongside New York-style 1950s art deco high-rises. Away from the bustle, you’ll find nearby Yarra Valley, where you could taste world-class wines and walk through lush forests.
    Melbourne City Skyline

    Day 1

    Melbourne - Hotel Stay

    Melbourne is famous for its markets, where you’ll find everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. The inner city’s leafy sections have a European feel, alongside New York-style 1950s art deco high-rises. Away from the bustle, you’ll find nearby Yarra Valley, where you could taste world-class wines and walk through lush forests.

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    Days 2 - 3
    Melbourne - Australian Open and Hotel Stay
    During your time in Melbourne, you’ll experience all the excitement of the Australian Open, one of the world’s most thrilling sports tournaments and 2020’s first Grand Slam. With tickets to the Men’s and Women’s Finals, you’ll witness the best tennis stars in the world compete for glory in a game like no other, aptly named the ‘Fans Slam’ due to its incredible atmosphere - an experience every tennis fan would simply love to tick off their bucket list.
    Australian Open Tennis Finals

    Day 2

    Melbourne - Australian Open and Hotel Stay

    During your time in Melbourne, you’ll experience all the excitement of the Australian Open, one of the world’s most thrilling sports tournaments and 2020’s first Grand Slam. With tickets to the Men’s and Women’s Finals, you’ll witness the best tennis stars in the world compete for glory in a game like no other, aptly named the ‘Fans Slam’ due to its incredible atmosphere - an experience every tennis fan would simply love to tick off their bucket list.

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    Days 4 - 6
    Melbourne - Hotel Stay
    You’ll have plenty of time to explore this cosmopolitan city which is a hive of cultural and sporting activity. You could take a tour beyond the city grid to visit the penguins on Philip Island and the magnificent 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road.
    12 Apostles

    Day 4

    Melbourne - Hotel Stay

    You’ll have plenty of time to explore this cosmopolitan city which is a hive of cultural and sporting activity. You could take a tour beyond the city grid to visit the penguins on Philip Island and the magnificent 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road.

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    Day 7
    Melbourne - Embark Golden Princess
    A fabulous cruise holiday awaits you on board the beautiful Golden Princess, home to intimate restaurants, Movies Under the Stars – a giant poolside screen – and the fascinating Scholarship@Sea programme of craft, art and special interest sessions and talks. Dining is of a consistently high quality and can be enjoyed any way you want during your spectacular cruise.
    Golden Princess

    Day 7

    Melbourne - Embark Golden Princess

    A fabulous cruise holiday awaits you on board the beautiful Golden Princess, home to intimate restaurants, Movies Under the Stars – a giant poolside screen – and the fascinating Scholarship@Sea programme of craft, art and special interest sessions and talks. Dining is of a consistently high quality and can be enjoyed any way you want during your spectacular cruise.

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    Days 8 - 9
    At Sea
    Spend your day doing as much or as little as you like on the Golden Princess with her fantastic pools, shops, bars, spa and sport facilities and variety of organised activities. Golden Princess’s lively entertainments team organises many fun activities throughout the day and into the night with games, quizzes and competitions in the various lounges and public spaces.
    Spa Treatments

    Day 8

    At Sea

    Spend your day doing as much or as little as you like on the Golden Princess with her fantastic pools, shops, bars, spa and sport facilities and variety of organised activities. Golden Princess’s lively entertainments team organises many fun activities throughout the day and into the night with games, quizzes and competitions in the various lounges and public spaces.

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    Day 10
    Fiordland National Park - Scenic Cruising
    Cruise along spectacular natural fiords in South West New Zealand, where mirror-smooth waters reflect the nearby mountainous hills and powerful waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres from granite rocks into the deep lakes. In this important bird habitat you could spot a Fiordland penguin or two as you sail past breathtaking scenery.
    Fiordland National Park

    Day 10

    Fiordland National Park - Scenic Cruising

    Cruise along spectacular natural fiords in South West New Zealand, where mirror-smooth waters reflect the nearby mountainous hills and powerful waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres from granite rocks into the deep lakes. In this important bird habitat you could spot a Fiordland penguin or two as you sail past breathtaking scenery.

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    Day 11
    Dunedin
    A warm welcome awaits in Dunedin, where the locals are so proud of their Scottish heritage that they even have their own tartan. Don’t miss the themed gardens at Larnach Castle, including the Serpentine Walk, the Alice Lawn and a native plant trail; a true botanist’s dream. Dunedin is also a gateway to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, criss-crossed with hiking and cycling trails that reward you with sightings of albatross, sea lions and rare penguins.
    The Gardens of Larnach Castle

    Day 11

    Dunedin

    A warm welcome awaits in Dunedin, where the locals are so proud of their Scottish heritage that they even have their own tartan. Don’t miss the themed gardens at Larnach Castle, including the Serpentine Walk, the Alice Lawn and a native plant trail; a true botanist’s dream. Dunedin is also a gateway to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, criss-crossed with hiking and cycling trails that reward you with sightings of albatross, sea lions and rare penguins.

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    Day 12
    Akaroa
    Be charmed by Akaroa’s natural beauty and thriving artisan culture. The waters are home to rare Hector dolphins, the smallest in the world and a host of other marine life. As a former French settlement, you’ll find pretty French-named streets full of boutique shops, craft galleries and French bakeries and delis.
    Akaroa Lighthouse

    Day 12

    Akaroa

    Be charmed by Akaroa’s natural beauty and thriving artisan culture. The waters are home to rare Hector dolphins, the smallest in the world and a host of other marine life. As a former French settlement, you’ll find pretty French-named streets full of boutique shops, craft galleries and French bakeries and delis.

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    Day 13
    Wellington
    New Zealand's small capital city curls itself around the hillsides on the southern point of the North Island, looking out at the blustery Cook Strait. With a passion for coffee and craft beer, Wellington is bursting with energy and creativity and has a lively art, film and culinary scene. It’s also home to the much-loved ‘Te Papa’ museum with its fascinating and engaging interactive exhibits.
    Wellington Cable Car

    Day 13

    Wellington

    New Zealand's small capital city curls itself around the hillsides on the southern point of the North Island, looking out at the blustery Cook Strait. With a passion for coffee and craft beer, Wellington is bursting with energy and creativity and has a lively art, film and culinary scene. It’s also home to the much-loved ‘Te Papa’ museum with its fascinating and engaging interactive exhibits.

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    Day 14
    Napier
    Rebuilt following an earthquake in 1931, Napier is known as Art Deco City. Take a walk around the city centre to experience the world’s most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings with their geometric shapes and bold designs. Napier is also home to some of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, including the Mission Estate Winery producing a wide range of award-winning wines.
    Vinyard, Napier

    Day 14

    Napier

    Rebuilt following an earthquake in 1931, Napier is known as Art Deco City. Take a walk around the city centre to experience the world’s most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings with their geometric shapes and bold designs. Napier is also home to some of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, including the Mission Estate Winery producing a wide range of award-winning wines.

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    Day 15
    Tauranga
    As you sail into Tauranga’s scenic harbour, you’ll pass the Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano crossed with walking trails and dotted with hot saltwater pools. On arrival you’ll find many delights in this beachside city: art, culture, boutique shopping and delicious food. You could take an excursion to Rotorua to experience Maori culture or visit the ‘Hobbiton’ film set where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were made.
    Bay and Harbour

    Day 15

    Tauranga

    As you sail into Tauranga’s scenic harbour, you’ll pass the Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano crossed with walking trails and dotted with hot saltwater pools. On arrival you’ll find many delights in this beachside city: art, culture, boutique shopping and delicious food. You could take an excursion to Rotorua to experience Maori culture or visit the ‘Hobbiton’ film set where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were made.

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    Day 16
    Auckland
    This charming city is set in the surroundings of skyscrapers, beautiful beaches, hiking trails and an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Here you’ll find something for everyone, from walks in stunning countryside to lazing on the black sandy beaches. Wander down to the vibrant Viaduct Harbour for a bite to eat while watching the beautiful boats go by. A scenic ferry ride will reveal some of the 50 island gems in Auckland’s majestic Hauraki Gulf.
    Auckland Skyline

    Day 16

    Auckland

    This charming city is set in the surroundings of skyscrapers, beautiful beaches, hiking trails and an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Here you’ll find something for everyone, from walks in stunning countryside to lazing on the black sandy beaches. Wander down to the vibrant Viaduct Harbour for a bite to eat while watching the beautiful boats go by. A scenic ferry ride will reveal some of the 50 island gems in Auckland’s majestic Hauraki Gulf.

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    Days 17 - 19
    At Sea
    Throughout the day and night, the exclusive open-air poolside amphitheatre is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. As the stars come out, cosy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger, grab some complimentary popcorn and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.
    Movies Under the Stars

    Day 17

    At Sea

    Throughout the day and night, the exclusive open-air poolside amphitheatre is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. As the stars come out, cosy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger, grab some complimentary popcorn and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.

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    Day 20
    Melbourne - Disembark Golden Princess
    Today you’ll return to Melbourne and disembark Golden Princess.
    Disembark your Ship

    Day 20

    Melbourne - Disembark Golden Princess

    Today you’ll return to Melbourne and disembark Golden Princess.

Golden Princess

A fabulous cruise holiday awaits you on board the beautiful Golden Princess. It’s a fantastic choice for families, with such an extensive range of activities and entertainment for all ages. And those couples looking for a romantic and peaceful time will find ample opportunity to get away from it all with intimate restaurants and the luxurious adults-only Sanctuary retreat. Highlights include the brilliant Movies Under the Stars – a giant poolside screen – and the fascinating Scholarship@Sea programme of craft, art and special interest sessions and talks. Dining is of a consistently high quality and can be enjoyed any way you want.

Key Facts

Entered service: 01/05/2001

Number of Decks: 13

Passenger Capacity: 2,624

Total Crew: 1,100

Number of Cabins: 1,312

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 4

Number of Restaurants: 5

Kids Club: Yes

Formal Nights: Yes

Great places to visit on board:

Main Dining Room

Savour fresh new cuisine with authentic ingredients designed by award-winning chef Curtis Stone.

Movies Under the Stars

The go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games.

The Piazza

A hub of activity, inspired by the vibrant squares of Europe, with street performers, quaint boutiques and panoramic views.

Prices per person from

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  • Interior
    1. £4,299pp
  • Oceanview
    1. £4,599pp
  • Balcony
    1. £4,999pp
  • Suite
    1. £5,699pp
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