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Iconic Coast-to-Coast Australian Outback Adventure
Includes Hotel Stays in Perth & Sydney, New Zealand Cruise & Luxury Indian Pacific Train Journey
3 Night All-Inclusive Indian Pacific Train Journey
Price from
£4,299pp
Duration
20 nights
Departing
15 Nov 2019

Your Experience:

  • 2 night hotel stay at the Pan Pacific in Perth
  • 3 night all-inclusive Gold Service Indian Pacific train journey; including all on board meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, off train excursions and outback experiences
  • 2 night stay at the Rydges Sydney Central in Sydney
  • Fully escorted Sydney city tour including Chinatown, Bondi Beach and Sydney harbour lunch cruise
  • 13 night full-board cruise on board Ruby Princess
  • All transfers
  • All flights (London departure - regional flight departures available)

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Cruise Code: AUS7230 Call: 0800 840 5800
Mon to Sun 9am to 8pm

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Days 1 - 2 Perth Hotel Stay
  • Day 3 Embark Indian Pacific Rail Tour day 1
  • Day 4 Indian Pacific Rail Tour day 2
  • Day 5 Indian Pacific Rail Tour day 3
  • Day 6 Disembark Indian Pacific Rail Tour day 4
  • Day 7 Sydney Hotel stay
  • Day 8 Sydney Embark ship
  • Days 9 - 10 At Sea
  • Day 11 Fiordland National Park
  • Day 12 Dunedin
  • Day 13 Akaroa
  • Day 14 Wellington
  • Day 15 Napier
  • Day 16 Tauranga
  • Day 17 Auckland
  • Day 18 Bay of Islands
  • Days 19 - 20 At Sea
  • Day 21 Sydney Disembark ship
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    Days 1 - 2
    Perth - Hotel Stay
    Laidback Perth combines sandy beaches with a vibrant cultural scene. Exploring the city is made all the easier with the half-day fully escorted tour that we’ve included in your holiday. A private coach will take you to the historic port of Fremantle as well as the beaches at Fremantle and Cottesloe before admiring the striking city skyline and views from Kings Park.
    Perth Skyline

    Day 1

    Perth - Hotel Stay

    Laidback Perth combines sandy beaches with a vibrant cultural scene. Exploring the city is made all the easier with the half-day fully escorted tour that we’ve included in your holiday. A private coach will take you to the historic port of Fremantle as well as the beaches at Fremantle and Cottesloe before admiring the striking city skyline and views from Kings Park.

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    Day 3
    Indian Pacific Rail - Perth to Kalgoorlie
    Take your last breath of Indian Ocean air as you board the Indian Pacific. Your comfortable cabin awaits as does the elegantly-appointed restaurant car. All food is included, even the delicious rack of lamb and desert lime lamington, paired with a Margaret River sauvignon blanc. As the views transform before your eyes, get ready for your first off train excursion in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It’s long and fascinating history means there's plenty to see, learn and do.
    On Board the Indian Pacific

    Day 3

    Indian Pacific Rail - Perth to Kalgoorlie

    Take your last breath of Indian Ocean air as you board the Indian Pacific. Your comfortable cabin awaits as does the elegantly-appointed restaurant car. All food is included, even the delicious rack of lamb and desert lime lamington, paired with a Margaret River sauvignon blanc. As the views transform before your eyes, get ready for your first off train excursion in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It’s long and fascinating history means there's plenty to see, learn and do.

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    Day 4
    Indian Pacific Rail - Cook and The Nullarbor
    As you wake, you’ll find yourself on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Vast horizons and big blue skies await and the ancient stillness of the desert landscape is only broken by a mob of friendly kangaroos or the occasional circling bird of prey. After a leisurely breakfast, you'll step off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression "middle of nowhere".
    On Board the Indian Pacific

    Day 4

    Indian Pacific Rail - Cook and The Nullarbor

    As you wake, you’ll find yourself on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Vast horizons and big blue skies await and the ancient stillness of the desert landscape is only broken by a mob of friendly kangaroos or the occasional circling bird of prey. After a leisurely breakfast, you'll step off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression "middle of nowhere".

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    Day 5
    Indian Pacific Rail - Adelaide and Broken Hill
    By morning, desert views give way to the rolling South Australian countryside. You’ll enjoy an entertaining stop in the beautifully-designed Adelaide, renowned for arts festivals, pop-up bars, and laneway restaurants. Over lunch, watch as pastures dissolve into tough mallee scrub on approach to Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary outback bases. Here, you can visit the late Pro Hart's art studio or head for the Miners' Memorial where the stark reality of working in Broken Hill's mines is writ large.
    Desert Views

    Day 5

    Indian Pacific Rail - Adelaide and Broken Hill

    By morning, desert views give way to the rolling South Australian countryside. You’ll enjoy an entertaining stop in the beautifully-designed Adelaide, renowned for arts festivals, pop-up bars, and laneway restaurants. Over lunch, watch as pastures dissolve into tough mallee scrub on approach to Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary outback bases. Here, you can visit the late Pro Hart's art studio or head for the Miners' Memorial where the stark reality of working in Broken Hill's mines is writ large.

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    Day 6
    Indian Pacific Rail - Sydney and Hotel Stay
    Winding your way through the magnificent Blue Mountains provides ample opportunity to kick back and reflect upon this unforgettable journey as you approach Sydney. You have just travelled from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, through some of the most striking landscapes on Earth. From a coffee cruise on one of the world’s most famous harbours to an action-packed day of sightseeing or shopping in the city, Sydney provides an entertaining and fitting end to your spectacular transcontinental rail adventure.
    Blue Mountains

    Day 6

    Indian Pacific Rail - Sydney and Hotel Stay

    Winding your way through the magnificent Blue Mountains provides ample opportunity to kick back and reflect upon this unforgettable journey as you approach Sydney. You have just travelled from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, through some of the most striking landscapes on Earth. From a coffee cruise on one of the world’s most famous harbours to an action-packed day of sightseeing or shopping in the city, Sydney provides an entertaining and fitting end to your spectacular transcontinental rail adventure.

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    Day 7
    Sydney - Tour and Hotel Stay
    Today you’ll enjoy a Sydney sightseeing tour that will take you to Sydney’s most iconic sights including Chinatown, Darling Harbour and the historic Rocks precinct. You’ll visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair lookout for panoramic views over Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and city centre before stopping at the famous Bondi beach. You’ll also enjoy a buffet lunch during a cruise around Sydney harbour.
    Sydney Harbour

    Day 7

    Sydney - Tour and Hotel Stay

    Today you’ll enjoy a Sydney sightseeing tour that will take you to Sydney’s most iconic sights including Chinatown, Darling Harbour and the historic Rocks precinct. You’ll visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair lookout for panoramic views over Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and city centre before stopping at the famous Bondi beach. You’ll also enjoy a buffet lunch during a cruise around Sydney harbour.

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    Day 8
    Sydney - Embark Ruby Princess
    From the moment you step aboard Ruby Princess, you’ll experience a warm welcome that will make you feel right at home. This stunning ship, with its stylish décor and spacious public areas, features an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.
    Ruby Princess

    Day 8

    Sydney - Embark Ruby Princess

    From the moment you step aboard Ruby Princess, you’ll experience a warm welcome that will make you feel right at home. This stunning ship, with its stylish décor and spacious public areas, features an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.

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    Days 9 - 10
    At Sea
    Active guests have the opportunity to take advantage of real state-of-the-art fitness and sporting facilities, either at the superb gym, jogging tracks or with a game of paddle-tennis or basketball on the modern multi-sports court, while the serene Lotus Spa offers the chance to unwind in luxurious surroundings.
    Lotus Spa

    Day 9

    At Sea

    Active guests have the opportunity to take advantage of real state-of-the-art fitness and sporting facilities, either at the superb gym, jogging tracks or with a game of paddle-tennis or basketball on the modern multi-sports court, while the serene Lotus Spa offers the chance to unwind in luxurious surroundings.

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    Day 11
    Fiordland National Park
    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 11

    Fiordland National Park

    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 12
    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.
    Yellow-Eyed Penguin in Dunedin

    Day 12

    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 13
    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 13

    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 14
    Wellington
    New Zealand 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 interact exhibits.
    Wellington Cable Car

    Day 14

    Wellington

    New Zealand 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 interact exhibits.

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    Day 15
    Napier
    Rebuilt following an earthquake in 1931, Napier is known as the 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.
    The Dome, Napier

    Day 15

    Napier

    Rebuilt following an earthquake in 1931, Napier is known as the 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 16
    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.
    Walking Trails in Tauranga

    Day 16

    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 17
    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 17

    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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    Day 18
    Bay of Islands
    This stunningly beautiful bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and it’s easy to see why. Clear turquoise waters peppered with remote islands that are home to unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife make it the perfect place for water-based activities such as kayaking, diving and sailing.
    Bay of Islands

    Day 18

    Bay of Islands

    This stunningly beautiful bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and it’s easy to see why. Clear turquoise waters peppered with remote islands that are home to unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife make it the perfect place for water-based activities such as kayaking, diving and sailing.

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    Days 19 - 20
    At Sea
    As day turns into night, fun on a Ruby Princess cruise is as varied as the tastes and interests of its diverse guests – and it’s all delivered in beautifully plush end exciting venues. Broadway-style music and comedy shows fill the stage with colour in the Princess Theatre with new productions to enjoy throughout your holiday.
    Entertainment on Board

    Day 19

    At Sea

    As day turns into night, fun on a Ruby Princess cruise is as varied as the tastes and interests of its diverse guests – and it’s all delivered in beautifully plush end exciting venues. Broadway-style music and comedy shows fill the stage with colour in the Princess Theatre with new productions to enjoy throughout your holiday.

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    Day 21
    Sydney - Disembark Ruby Princess
    Today you’ll return to Sydney and disembark Ruby Princess.
    Disembark your Ship

    Day 21

    Sydney - Disembark Ruby Princess

    Today you’ll return to Sydney and disembark Ruby Princess.

Ruby Princess

This elegant, ultra-modern cruise liner simply oozes class and has such a fantastic range of attractions, entertainment and dining options – as well as peaceful corners – that The Ruby Princess really is an ideal choice for any kind of cruise holiday you want. The Ruby Princess includes hallmark Princess innovations like the amazing Movies Under the Stars giant poolside film screen as well as its Scholarship@Sea special interest programme, with additions including the Oceans of Talent shows, giving passengers the chance to be performers for a while and probably the best ‘behind the scenes’ Ultimate Ship Tour anywhere in the world.

Key Facts

Entered service: 01/09/2008

Number of Decks: 15

Passenger Capacity: 3,114

Total Crew: 1,200

Number of Cabins: 1,557

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 4

Number of Restaurants: 5

Formal Nights: Yes

Kids Club: Yes

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Celebrate a special occasion or simply the chance to spend time together with a six course fine dining experience created by Chef Curtis Stone.

Lotus Spa

Enjoy relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite.

Movies Under the Stars

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

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  • Inside
    1. £4,299pp
  • Outside
    1. £4,599pp
  • Balcony
    1. £5,199pp
  • Suite
    1. £5,999pp
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