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Southeast Australia & New Zealand Explorer
Includes Hotel Stays in Brisbane and Adelaide
3 Night All-Inclusive Great Southern Train Journey
Price from
£3,999pp
Promo code:
AUS7249
Duration
20 nights
Departing
23 Nov 2019

Your Experience:

  • 1 night hotel stay at the Mercure Brisbane King George Square
  • 14 night full-board cruise on board Sea Princess
  • 1 night hotel stay at the Mercure Brisbane King George Square
  • 3 night all-inclusive train journey on board the brand new Great Southern; including all on board meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, off train excursions and short stops
  • 1 night hotel stay at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide
  • All transfers
  • All flights (London departure - regional flight departures available)
  • ATOL protected

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Brisbane Hotel Stay
  • Day 2 Brisbane Embark ship
  • Days 3 - 5 At Sea
  • Day 6 Fiordland National Park
  • Day 7 Dunedin
  • Day 8 Akaroa
  • Day 9 Wellington
  • Day 10 Napier
  • Day 11 Tauranga
  • Day 12 Auckland
  • Days 13 - 15 At Sea
  • Day 16 Brisbane Disembark ship
    Brisbane Hotel Stay
  • Day 17 Embark Great Southern Tour day 1
  • Day 18 Great Southern Tour day 2
  • Day 19 Great Southern Tour day 3
  • Day 20 Disembark Great Southern Tour day 4
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    Day 1
    Brisbane - Hotel Stay
    The capital of the Sunshine State boasts an exciting array of attractions with a packed events calendar, renowned galleries and museums and awarding-winning food and drink. For idyllic beaches, head to Moreton Island, a quiet retreat of sandy dunes, bush and lagoons. You may even spot passing whales, turtles and dolphins in its turquoise waters.
    Brisbane Skyline

    Day 1

    Brisbane - Hotel Stay

    The capital of the Sunshine State boasts an exciting array of attractions with a packed events calendar, renowned galleries and museums and awarding-winning food and drink. For idyllic beaches, head to Moreton Island, a quiet retreat of sandy dunes, bush and lagoons. You may even spot passing whales, turtles and dolphins in its turquoise waters.

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    Day 2
    Brisbane - Embark Sea Princess
    The elegant Sea Princess lets you enjoy the benefits of ‘big ship’ facilities yet with the more intimate and welcoming feel of its ‘smaller ship’ size. Sea Princess offers fun for all the family with its range of pools and entertainment venues but there are plenty of spaces for more peaceful pursuits if that’s what you prefer.
    Sea Princess

    Day 2

    Brisbane - Embark Sea Princess

    The elegant Sea Princess lets you enjoy the benefits of ‘big ship’ facilities yet with the more intimate and welcoming feel of its ‘smaller ship’ size. Sea Princess offers fun for all the family with its range of pools and entertainment venues but there are plenty of spaces for more peaceful pursuits if that’s what you prefer.

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    Days 3 - 5
    At Sea
    Enjoy your main meals when, where and how you want to on the Sea Princess with its range of dining choices, all backed by the quality assurance of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society, of which the entire Princess fleet is a member.
    Dining on Board

    Day 3

    At Sea

    Enjoy your main meals when, where and how you want to on the Sea Princess with its range of dining choices, all backed by the quality assurance of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society, of which the entire Princess fleet is a member.

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    Day 6
    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 6

    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 7
    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 7

    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 8
    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 8

    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 9
    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 9

    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 10
    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.
    The Dome, Napier

    Day 10

    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 11
    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.
    Mount Maunganui

    Day 11

    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 12
    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 Harbour

    Day 12

    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 13 - 15
    At Sea
    Enjoy a new experience every evening on board Sea Princess. Head to the spectacular Princess Theatre to be wowed by extravagant big-stage shows performed by hand-picked singers, dancers and musicians as talented as any you’d find on Broadway.
    Entertainment on Board

    Day 13

    At Sea

    Enjoy a new experience every evening on board Sea Princess. Head to the spectacular Princess Theatre to be wowed by extravagant big-stage shows performed by hand-picked singers, dancers and musicians as talented as any you’d find on Broadway.

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    Day 16
    Brisbane - Disembark Sea Princess and Hotel Stay
    You’ll cruise back to Brisbane and disembark Sea Princess for an overnight hotel stay with another chance to explore the city. Walk along the river to the Howard Smith Wharves where you’ll find Brisbane’s latest bars and restaurants. Or you could head out of the city centre and meet some of Australia’s native wildlife at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and biggest Koala sanctuary where you can also meet kangaroos, snakes and dingoes.
    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    Day 16

    Brisbane - Disembark Sea Princess and Hotel Stay

    You’ll cruise back to Brisbane and disembark Sea Princess for an overnight hotel stay with another chance to explore the city. Walk along the river to the Howard Smith Wharves where you’ll find Brisbane’s latest bars and restaurants. Or you could head out of the city centre and meet some of Australia’s native wildlife at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and biggest Koala sanctuary where you can also meet kangaroos, snakes and dingoes.

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    Day 17
    Brisbane - Embark Great Southern
    Departing Brisbane, what lies ahead are spectacular coastlines of incredible sandy beaches and some of the best surfing breaks in the world. Get to know your private comfortable cabin and all of the creature comforts on board, mingling with the fellow travellers who will join you on this epic voyage. Watch the sun dip into the horizon as you dine to the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore on the Northern New South Wales coast, ahead of a sumptuous dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.
    Great Southern

    Day 17

    Brisbane - Embark Great Southern

    Departing Brisbane, what lies ahead are spectacular coastlines of incredible sandy beaches and some of the best surfing breaks in the world. Get to know your private comfortable cabin and all of the creature comforts on board, mingling with the fellow travellers who will join you on this epic voyage. Watch the sun dip into the horizon as you dine to the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore on the Northern New South Wales coast, ahead of a sumptuous dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

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    Day 18
    Hunter Valley
    Pass the Semillon and Shiraz! Next stop along the route is the Hunter Valley, where unique touring experiences and tastings await. Take the time to meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards, home to world-renowned brands and family-run boutique cellar doors. After a day exploring, share a nightcap ahead of a restful night’s sleep as the train journeys onwards.
    Hunter Valley

    Day 18

    Hunter Valley

    Pass the Semillon and Shiraz! Next stop along the route is the Hunter Valley, where unique touring experiences and tastings await. Take the time to meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards, home to world-renowned brands and family-run boutique cellar doors. After a day exploring, share a nightcap ahead of a restful night’s sleep as the train journeys onwards.

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    Day 19
    Victoria and The Twelve Apostles
    Today, embrace the pastoral perfection of regional Victoria and its paddock-to-plate dining ethos or ascend the dramatic cliff faces of the famous Great Ocean Road passes and then it’s time to marvel at the Twelve Apostles – a majestic collection of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean.
    The Twelve Apostles

    Day 19

    Victoria and The Twelve Apostles

    Today, embrace the pastoral perfection of regional Victoria and its paddock-to-plate dining ethos or ascend the dramatic cliff faces of the famous Great Ocean Road passes and then it’s time to marvel at the Twelve Apostles – a majestic collection of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean.

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    Day 20
    Adelaide - Disembark Great Southern and Hotel Stay
    You’ll arrive in Adelaide, full of culture, flavours and entertainment, where you’ll disembark the Great Southern for an overnight hotel stay. From Haigh’s famous chocolate factory and the laneway restaurants to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, there are plenty of gastronomic delights to savour here. If you want to hit the beach, head to historic Glenelg while there’s plenty of shopping to be had in Rundle Street.
    St Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide

    Day 20

    Adelaide - Disembark Great Southern and Hotel Stay

    You’ll arrive in Adelaide, full of culture, flavours and entertainment, where you’ll disembark the Great Southern for an overnight hotel stay. From Haigh’s famous chocolate factory and the laneway restaurants to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, there are plenty of gastronomic delights to savour here. If you want to hit the beach, head to historic Glenelg while there’s plenty of shopping to be had in Rundle Street.

Sea Princess

You can enjoy your fabulous cruise holiday at precisely the pace you want on board the beautiful Sea Princess. Those wanting an opportunity for rest and relaxation in refined surroundings will find it in abundance in the elegant pool and lounge areas of this stunning ship. Yet there’s also a great range of activities and facilities for those who enjoy exercising both the body and the mind during their time at sea. High quality entertainment and dining options make this an excellent choice for couples wanting a romantic getaway, singles seeking out new travel destinations and families trying a cruise for the first time.

Key Facts

Entered Service: 01/12/1998

Number of Decks: 10

Passenger Capacity: 2,016

Total Crew: 850

Number of Cabins: 1,008

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 4

Number of Restaurants: 7

Formal Nights: Yes

Kids Club: Yes

Great places to visit on board:

Sterling Steakhouse

New York strip steak, Porterhouse or Filet Mignon – take your pick of the finest cut of beef and enjoy a classic steakhouse experience.

The Atrium

The heart of the ship, the shining piazza-style grand Atrium offers entertainment, bars and so much more.

Vista Show Lounge

This inviting and imitate setting is the perfect place to get together with family and friends and enjoy live music and shows.

Prices per person from

City Key

  1. London
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  • Interior
    1. £3,999pp
  • Oceanview
    1. £4,499pp
  • Balcony
    1. £4,999pp
  • Suite
    1. £7,999pp
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