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  • Sydney Harbour, Australia
  • Sydney Opera House and Skyline
  • Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney

Majesty of Milford on Regent Seven Seas

15-day cruise from £9,375 pp incl. flights

Exclusive offer: Exclusive - Receive $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Summary

Highlights

  • Discover Melbourne, a graceful city of European style and substance, fine living and cultural riches
  • Explore Dunedin, a charming city that lies at the head of a fiord-like inlet and is surrounded by seven hills
  • Discover Gisborne, a charming seaside community that was named in honour of the crew member aboard Captain James Cook’s ship Endeavour
  • Indulge in all-inclusive luxury on board with free flowing champagne

In Brief

  • 1 Night Sydney
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 2 Nights Melbourne
  • 1 Night Burnie
  • 3 Nights At Sea
  • 1 Night Dunedin
  • 1 Night Akaroa
  • 1 Night Wellington
  • 1 Night Napier
  • 1 Night Gisborne
  • 1 Night Bay of Islands
  • 1 Night Auckland

About

Recommended for:
All-inclusive | City | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Wildlife

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Sydney

One of the liveliest, must-see cities of the Pacific Rim, Sydney humbly began life as a British penal colony in 1788. Among the colorful characters in its early history was William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame who was deposed as governor during the Rum Rebellion of 1808. In 1852, with the discovery of gold in the interior, Sydney became a thriving port of the Victorian Empire. Today, Sydney looks to the future, its skyline crowned by the graceful billowing sails of its famed Opera House. Visitors can get a glimpse of the past along the narrow, twisting streets of the Rocks, Sydney’s restored historical district and for the adventurous, the Sydney bridge climb will reward you with panoramic views of the city and harbor. Excursions can reveal the spectacular, untamed beauty of the Blue Mountains with a ride on the worlds steepest perpendicular railway; or get up close and personal with Australia’s charming wildlife at the Koala Park Sanctuary, then end your day with a refreshing stop at a traditional Aussie pub.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: D

Day 2
At Sea

Days 3-4
Melbourne

Far from the clichéd Australia of popular perception, Melbourne is a graceful city of European style and substance, fine living and cultural riches. Its many green parks and public gardens reflect the foresight of this city's 19th century founders and their intention to create a "pleasing to the eye" metropolis for the enjoyment of all. The city's moderate climate and financial prominence have attracted huge numbers of visitors from all over the world.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Burnie, Tasmania

Located on the northwest coast of Tasmania, Burnie was originally settled in 1827 as “Emu Bay.” The town was later renamed after William Burnie, a director of the Van Diemen’s Land Company. The first settlers literally carved a village out from the rain forests and tea-tree swamps that occupied the area. After mineral deposits were discovered in Tasmania, the town prospered. In the late 30s, Burnie’s industry bloomed even more when Associated Pulp and Paper Mills Limited began large production.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Days 6-8
At Sea

Day 9
Dunedin

This charming city lies at the head of a fiord-like inlet and is surrounded by seven hills. In the early days, Dunedin was the largest and wealthiest city in the country, thanks mainly to the gold fields. It has been responsible for many firsts: the first to have gaslight, water mains, hydro power and steam trams. Discover the rugged, beautiful Otago Peninsula, filled with geological wonders, and gaze in awe at the great albatross with its ten-foot wingspan. Keep an eye out for fur seals on the rocks and perhaps some yellow-eyed penguins. Visit Larnach Castle, a historic 19th-century property surrounded by gardens and splendid views. It is often said that Dunedin is the most perfectly preserved Victorian City anywhere. Explore historic Dunedin with its splendid Victorian and Edwardian stone buildings. Look for delightful local crafts, artwork, wool and leather items among the souvenirs. Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines as well as lamb and seafood.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Akaroa

Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbor and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills, Akaroa is a popular resort town on Banks Peninsula in New Zealand. The name Akaroa means “Long Harbor.” Sailors from the HMS Britomart proclaimed British sovereignty for the land in 1840, but French settlers also settled in the area that year. There is still a heavy French influence found on the island, including many French local names.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Wellington

Stroll past Victorian Gothic buildings, visit the exquisite Botanic Gardens, take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or head for the city beach. Journey around the spectacular harbor with its amazing views and visit a sheep or cattle station. See some of the sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Shopping: Shop for arts and crafts, jewelry, fine woolens, and leather goods. Shop for arts and crafts, jewelry, fine woolens, and leather goods. Enjoy a variety of continental dishes in addition to succulent lamb and seafood.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Napier

The twin cities of Napier and Hastings, located within the region of Hawke's Bay on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island, are unique. The area is blessed with a Californian-Mediterranean climate, boasting one of the highest sunshine averages in the country. The area is also dotted with colorful vineyards and orchards, with some of the most fertile farmland you will see. Within the region are more than twenty of New Zealand's finest vineyards.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Gisborne

This charming seaside community was named in honor of the crew member aboard Captain James Cook’s ship Endeavour who first sighted land in the area in 1769. Not only boasting a long maritime history and a vibrant Maori heritage and culture, Gisborne is also known for its wine, often called the “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand.” Be sure to visit Gisborne’s splendid array of boutique wineries. And for a taste of Gisborne’s history and art, the Tairawhiti Museum is an essential destination in this city of warm smiles and even warmer hearts.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer


Meals: B L D

Day 14
Bay of Islands

The "Bay of Islands" was how Captain Cook described this area two centuries ago and the simplicity of his name masks the diversity of its charms. The Bay of Islands is the finest Maritime Park in the country with 144 islands, secluded bays and abundance of marine life. It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing since author Zane Grey publicized it in the 1930s.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 15
Auckland

Auckland, “The City Of Sails”, is spread over a narrow isthmus between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours on New Zealand’s North Island. It earns its sobriquet from having more boats per capita than any other city in the world. The first settlers here were the Maori, and are still a vibrant component of its cosmopolitan population. Auckland offers the visitor all the amenities of a world-class city. Browse the shops of Queen Street or the Parnell area with its galleries and boutiques in quaintly restored Victorian buildings. For a magnificent panorama of the city travel to Mount Eden, the city’s highest point, or visit the Skytower for loftier views. Minutes from downtown you can relax on a black sand beach, or explore the America’s Cup Yachting Village. Further afield there are the spectacular pine-clad Waitakere Mountains, the amazing Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the verdant vineyards of Kumeu River Wines.

Debark and take your included transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

15-day cruise on board Seven Seas Explorer (Regent Seven Seas) from £9,375 incl. flights

Departure: 7 January 2021

Veranda Suite (H): £9,375
Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2): £9,675
Superior Suite (F2): £10,165
Concierge Suite (E): £10,875
Concierge Suite (D): £11,245
Penthouse Suite (C): £12,955

Exclusive - Receive $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Includes:-

  • Return flights and overseas transfers
  • Your all-inclusive luxury cruise
  • Special fares on select suite grades
  • Unlimited shore excursions
  • Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship
  • All beverages including fine wines and premium spirits
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Speciality restaurants
  • 1-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay and more in Concierge Suites and above
  • Exclusive - $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

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