On board service charges for your stateroom attendants, dining room and bar waiting staff are included in your voyage fare.
Please note: Spa gratuities are not included in your voyage fare. For your convenience 18% gratuity will be added to your on board account for Spa services.
Day 1-3: Fly UK » Auckland, New Zealand
Fly from the UK to Auckland. A private transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your 4* hotel for a 2 night stay.
Day 4: Auckland, New Zealand
Explore the eye-catching black sand beaches of "The City of Sails" and take a trip to the top of the Southern Hemisphere's tallest building for sweeping panoramic views. Outside the city, immerse yourself in Māori culture, embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure, or discover the region's stunning wine country.
Day 5: Embark Azamara Journey in Auckland, New Zealand
Check out of your 4* hotel and transfer to the Auckland Cruise Terminal to embark Azamara Journey and begin your 15 night New Zealand & Australia Cruise.
Day 6: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Exceptional island beauty — 144 times over. This stunning group of islands is home to the first permanent British settlement in New Zealand, as well as rich Māori history. Trek through dense forests of kauri trees, or explore the bioluminescent wonder of the Waiomio Caves system. Take a swing at some world famous golf courses or take a tour and take in impressive waterfalls.
Day 7: Tauranga, New Zealand
It’s easy to fall in love with Tauranga. Situated in the sunniest region of the North Island, Tauranga is home to endless golden beaches, beautiful waters, and The Strand — a waterfront lined with restaurants and cafes. Outside of town, you’ll find the Pikirangi Māori Village, where you can relax in rejuvenating thermal pools while watching the Pōhutu geyser shoot nearly 100 feet in the sky.
Day 8: Napier, New Zealand
The Art Deco Capital of New Zealand, Napier is a visual delight. Spend your day walking the enchanting streets of this city and you’ll come across the Pania of the Reef (one of the most photographed attractions in the country), as well as many cafes to relax in while the world bustles outside. And don’t forget to visit the farmers’ market to shop for delightful products from local artisans.
Day 9: Wellington, New Zealand
Take a ride on the Kelburn cable to and get to know Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world. Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington is known for its art deco structures, the Botanic Gardens, and its wonderful museums. During your adventure, be sure to tour the Weta Cave, where you’ll find memorabilia from films shot in the area, including Lord of the Rings and Avatar.
Day 10: Picton, New Zealand
Like most of New Zealand, this area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Bring your walking shoes and walk to the Snout—a peninsula that's still wild and untamed. After your hike, be sure to explore more than 35 cellar doors in the Marlborough wine region. And when it’s time to wave goodbye to Picton, be sure to stay above deck to see the incredible sights of the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Day 11: Akaroa, New Zealand
Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is a paradise for animal lovers—and is the only French settlement in New Zealand. It's home to some of the world's rarest dolphins, and a host of other diverse marine life. Explore Colonial architecture with a distinctly French flair, and take to the trails to see Akaroa's dramatic landscape from a different perspective.
Day 12: Dunedin, New Zealand
Scottish influence meets distinct Kiwi flair in the port city of Dunedin. Known as the Edinburgh of the South, Dunedin has beautiful sandy beaches, unique wildlife, and is home to the many delicious wines found on the Otago Peninsula. Those with a sweet tooth will want to visit Cadbury World, where you can take a tour of a working chocolate factory (and maybe sample a little bit for yourself!).
Day 13: Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand
Oban is a pleasant fishing town that packs a lot into a small place. Enjoy outdoor adventures along the Great Walk, discover Māori and nautical history, and spend some time in a friendly pub. Oban is the perfect place for bird lovers and anyone who wants to spot the elusive kiwi. And as the day winds down, you’ll experience an amazing sunset, and maybe the aurora australis (the southern lights).
Day 14: Doubtful Sound & Milford Sound, New Zealand
Cruise to Doubtful Sound and from there journey through the jaw-dropping Milford Sound.
Day 15-16: Day at sea
Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour, attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call, or try your luck at the onboard casino.
Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.
Day 17-18: Hobart, Tasmania
The capital and most populous city in Tasmania, Hobart is filled with old world charm. Stroll along the historic waterfront and make your way to the restaurants, boutiques, and galleries of Salamanca Place. Head to Mount Wellington for hiking, and delve into Tasmania’s past as a penal colony at Port Arthur Historic Site. Last but certainly not least, be sure to try some excellent local wines.
Day 19: Day at sea
Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at the fitness centre, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.
In the evening, savour inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.
Day 20: Disembark in Sydney, Australia
Disembark Azamara Journey and a private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Day 21: Arrive in the UK
Terms & Conditions: Fares shown are 'from' per person based on two adults sharing the lead grade of stateroom. All promotional discounts have been applied to fares displayed. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (19 February 2019) but are subject to availability and can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. E&OE.