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Melbourne F1 & New Zealand Cruise

Watch the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix before a 13 night cruise to New Zealand!

Melbourne F1 & New Zealand Cruise

£2,589

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What's Included...
  • EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE
  • Return Flights from the UK with baggage included - Overnight flight both directions (based on London Heathrow)
  • Overseas transfers between airport, hotel and ship
  • 8 nights in Melbourne at a 4* apart'hotel - Room only
  • Melbourne F1 Tickets - General Admission
  • 13 night New Zealand cruise on board Golden Princess
Visa Requirements
  • A Visa is required for Australia, please ask the team for details.
Dates & Rates...
Cabin Fares from (pp)
Inside £2,589
Obstructed Oceanview £2,699
Oceanview £2,949
Balcony £3,129
Suite £5,269
Extras...

A discretionary gratuity of $15.50 per guest for suites, $14.50 per guest for mini-suites and club class, and $13.50 per guest for interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms will be added to your onboard account (per day charge). This gratuity will be shared amongst those staff who help provide and support your cruise experience, including all waitstaff, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards, and housekeeping staff across the fleet. A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts, and Lotus Spa® services. This is shared amongst the beverage staff, their support staff and Lotus Spa® personnel.

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24 nights^ • 13 March 2019
With 8 nights in Melbourne you are on the doorstep to witness the action at the first race of the F1 2019 Season! We have included tickets to one of the most exciting races on the calendar! Once the F1 has finished you have some time in Melbourne to explore the Royal Botanic Gardens, visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo or watch the sunset from the Eureka Skydeck, all before boarding the Golden Princess for a 13 night cruise to experience New Zealand. With ports including Wellington, Tauranga and Auckland you'll see some of the best ports New Zealand has to offer.

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Itinerary...

Day 1-2: Fly UK » Melbourne, Australia
Fly overnight from the UK to Melbourne.

Day 3: Melbourne, Australia
On arrival in Melbourne a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your apart'hotel for an 8 night stay

Melbourne

Day 4: Melbourne, Australia - Qualifying Day
See the final practice before the afternoons qualifying session! Which driver and manufacturer will take the first pole of 2019?

Day 5: Melbourne, Australia - Race Day
It's the first race of the season, all the fans are excited and the atmosphere at Albert Park is electric! Who will take the top step at the end of the race?

Auckland

Day 6-10: Melbourne, Australia
Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial centre, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres.

Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.

Travel Tip: Melbourne is pronounced "mell-burn."

Tauranga

Day 11: Embark Golden Princess in Melbourne
Check out of your accommodation and a private transfer will be waiting to take you to Melbourne Cruise Terminal, where you'll find Golden Princess - your home for the next 13 nights as you cruise to New Zealand.

Day 12-13: Day at Sea
As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Golden Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.

Wellington

Day 14: Fiordland National Park - scenic cruising, New Zealand
New Zealand's largest national park was formed millennia ago by massive glacial flows that carved deep fiords into the coast of New Zealand's South Island. At the heart of Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound. Lined by cliffs that soar nearly a mile above its surface, Milford Sound cuts into the heart of the Southern Alps. Rainforest clings to the cliffs and graceful waterfalls plummet into the void. Mile-high Mitre Peak dominates the upper reaches of the sound. The town of Te Anau in Fiordland National Park is also your gateway to the South Island's other natural wonders including Lake Wakatipu, the resort of Queenstown and Mt. Cook National Park.

Fiordland

Day 15: Port Chalmers for Dunedin, New Zealand
Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand's loveliest harbours, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand's only kilt maker and whisky distillery - as well as many bagpipe bands - keep Dunedin's ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush. Port Chalmers, gateway to Dunedin, is located eight miles from the city centre. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city's octagon. Travel tip: Dunedin is pronounced "Dunn-knee-din"

Day 16: Akaroa, New Zealand
On the eastern shores of New Zealand's South Island, Akaroa is a popular tourist destination with a distinctly French flair, its history steeped in legend. It lies on the volcanic Banks Peninsula, which the Maori believe was formed when a hero named Maui piled mountains upon a giant who threatened to eat his children.

The same peninsula was purchased from the local Maori by a French whaler around 1838, and was later settled by both the French and the British, who had just signed the Treaty of Waitangi ensuring New Zealand's existence as a British colony.

With French-named streets leading to restaurants serving French cuisine and colonial architecture all around, Akaroa's heritage as the only French-founded community in New Zealand is unmistakable. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse array of marine life, including rare Hector's dolphins, and visitors are lured by the area's secluded beaches and quaint boutiques.

Akaroa

Day 17: Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's capital offers stunning views of forested peninsulas, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian buildings. Settled in 1840 by the London-based New Zealand Company, "wonderful, windy Wellington" is frequently buffeted by bracing winds funnelling through Cook Strait. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car. No wonder many travellers compare it to San Francisco. Despite its steep hills, the city can be easily explored on foot. Kelburn Cable Car, stairways and footpaths climb the slopes from the city centre.

Wellington

Day 18: Gisborne, New Zealand
New Zealand's capital offers stunning views of forested peninsulas, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian buildings. Settled in 1840 by the London-based New Zealand Company, "wonderful, windy Wellington" is frequently buffeted by bracing winds funnelling through Cook Strait. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car. No wonder many travellers compare it to San Francisco. Despite its steep hills, the city can be easily explored on foot. Kelburn Cable Car, stairways and footpaths climb the slopes from the city centre.

Day 19: Tauranga, New Zealand
New Zealand's natural bounty is always on display at the Bay of Plenty. It was Captain James Cook who in 1769 aptly named this bay, thanks to the prosperous Maori villages of the region. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber centre and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is also the gateway to Rotorua - a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture. A 90-minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua is New Zealand's primary tourist attraction. Your ship docks near the foot of Mt. Maunganui, which rises 761 feet above the bay. Across the harbour, Tauranga offers scenic tidal beaches at Omokoroa and Pahoia. The region boasts fine beaches, big-game fishing, thermal springs and seaside resorts.

Tauranga

Day 20: Auckland, New Zealand
Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendour just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland. Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.

Auckland

Day 21-23: Days at Sea
Everything you need to refresh your body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness centre, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.

As it is your last day onboard, indulge in some last minute shopping or book your next cruise and receive some fantastic benefits!

Day 24: Disembark Golden Princess in Melbourne
Disembark the ship and a private transfer will take you to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 25: Arrive in the UK

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