13 Day Sydney Stay & New Zealand Cruise incl. Milford Sound, Fiordland NP, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington + more

13 Day Sydney Stay & New Zealand Cruise incl. Milford Sound, Fiordland NP, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington + more

13 Days
Sydney

Discover the truly unbelievable coast of New Zealand as you set sail from Sydney and explore the rugged coastline and majestic fjords of New Zealand. Travel in a world of elevated experiences onboard your floating resort, enjoying natural beauty every day not to mention a world of elevated experiences onboard every evening.

 
4 Experiences
2 Countries
8 Inclusions
3 Room options

About This Trip

Exploring New Zealand is always going to be a pleasure. This stunning country is rich in natural beauty, each vista framed by imposing mountains while deep fjords cut into the land to form havens for wildlife. There is no better way to explore this beautiful island nation than from the base of a luxurious cruise ship, and there are few better in these waters than the Ovation of the Seas. 

Your cruise starts off in Sydney, where we have included a couple of additional nights so you can get out and explore Australia’s entertainment capital. Pack in the sites, climb the bridge, marvel at the opera house, and feast on some of the finest gastronomy in the country. Once you step on board the Ovation of the Seas, your adventure takes a whole different turn. 

Much of your exploration of New Zealand is going to focus on its natural wonders. The first three days see you visiting three different fjords, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, and, of course, the world-famous Milford Sound. Surrounded by sheer cliffs, jagged peaks and waterfalls, the tranquil waters are often packed with seals, dolphins, whales, and even penguins. 

We also include stops in some of New Zealand's greatest cities. You will explore the Scottish heritage in Dunedin, the artist's haven, and gateway to Christchurch, Lyttleton and the capital city of these islands, Wellington. 

All of this wonder is accessed from the ease of your ship, Ovation of the Seas. With entertainment around every corner, this floating resort has a wealth of ways to pass your time. This luxurious cruise ship has an abundance of delicious restaurants, shops, treatments, world class entertainment and hidden corners to watch the world pass by with a drink in hand. You can sit in comfort in the North Star, the floating observation deck high above the ship, learn to surf on the FlowRider, or even go skydiving onboard in the amazing Ripcord capsule. 

 

What's Included
10 Night New Zealand Royal Caribbean Cruise

Explore a world of elevated experiences with 10 nights in an inside cabin onboard Ovation of the Seas

2 Nights of 4* Pre Cruise Accommodation

We provide 2 nights of 4* Sydney accommodation right in the heart of the action. 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks included on your cruise

If you’re craving high-end eats, Ovation of the Seas? hits all the high notes. Dining that takes you from the Far East at Izumi, down the rabbit hole at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. 

  • Multi-course feasts in the main dining room 
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in various venues throughout the ship
  • Windjammer casual buffet, open for every meal
  • Ice cream on the pool deck
  • Poolside dining
  • Specialty dining restaurants (Optional at addtional cost)
Variety of juices, teas, coffees & water throughout the ship

Enjoy a variety of juices, teas, coffees & water throughout the ship & with meals.

Incredible Entertainment & Nightlife

Expect the unexpected with:

  • Original Broadway-style shows by Royal Caribbean Productions
  • Live music and comedy shows
  • Spellbinding aerial shows with seamless displays of video projection, robotics and human artistry at Two70®
  • Parades and parties on the Royal Promenade
  • Nightclubs, karaoke and sing along piano bars
  • Lounge games & contests, such as trivia, Quest, Battle of the Sexes and more
Signature Activites
  • FlowRider® surf simulator
  • SeaPlex® play space with bumper cars, roller skating, trapeze school, video games and more
  • RipCord® by iFLY® skydiving simulator*
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • North Star® observation capsule
Fitness Centre & Sport Activities
  • State-of-the-art fitness centre
  • Group fitness classes, such as sunrise stretch, fab abs, dancing, meditation and more
  • Table tennis
  • Full-size basketball and sports court
  • Seminars on topics like weight loss, reflexology, stargazing and more
  • Deck Games — Volleyball, pool games, tug of war and other active challenges
  • Running / jogging track
Pools & Outdoor Amenities
  • Outdoor poolside movies
  • Adults-only Solarium, a tranquil covered retreat ust for grown-ups, with loungers and whirlpools
  • Multiple whirlpools for kids and adults alike
  • Traditional swimming pools plus beach ambience areas and sports zones
  • Splashaway BaySM for kids

Top Local Experiences

Included in your deal


Trip Itinerary

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Where You'll Stay

Included in your deal

4* Accommodation & Inside Stateroom (double/twin share)

All hotels are subject to availability, a hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. We guarantee sublime 4* accommodation in the heart of Sydney. 

 

A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:

 

  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant



Inside Stateroom (double/twin share)

These staterooms provide you with all the comfort you will need to sleep off those busy days of exploring. 

 
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room

Improve your room's comfort

Optional
4* Accommodation & Ocean View Stateroom Upgrade (double/twin share)

All hotels are subject to availability, a hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. We guarantee sublime 4* accommodation in the heart of Sydney. 

 

A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:

 

  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

 

Ocean View Stateroom Upgrade (double/twin share)

 

Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in this large stateroom. Watch your next destination drift into view from your delightful, modern porthole window. 

Total p/p price+$355
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
4* Accommodation & Balcony Stateroom Upgrade (double/twin share)

All hotels are subject to availability, a hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. We guarantee sublime 4* accommodation in the heart of Sydney. 

 

A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:

 

  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

 

Balcony Stateroom Upgrade (double/twin share)

 

Add a slice of luxury as you step out of your generous stateroom, onto the spacious balcony overlooking the glittering seas and intriguing destinations. 

 

A general list of amenities onboard is as follows:

 

  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • 5 exclusive restaurants
  • Pools
  • Waterpark
  • Entertainment
  • Sports Activities
Total p/p price+$645
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Other Info
highlights

There is nothing quite like sailing into the fjords of New Zealand. Milford Sound is one of the major attractions of the whole country for good reason. There is a stillness, a super-clean feel to the air as you marvel at waterfalls cascading down sheer cliff walls. In the water around you dolphins play and on the coastline, seals bask and penguins waddle. It is the kind of place you could just sit forever, enchanted by its beauty. And, the joy is that in Dusky Sound and Doubtful Sound, you get to have a very similar experience, one that forges a strong connection to nature. 

 

However, one of the major highlights of your trip is going to be your ship, Ovation of the Seas. There are restaurants to suit every taste and to push your tastebuds to their limits, from fish ‘n’ chips to out-of-this-world fine dining at the stunning Wonderland. For entertainment, you can be served by robots and order in binary code at the Bionic Bar, immerse yourself in a visual spectacle in the Two70 bar, or check out the acrobatic displays in Live.Love.Legs. There are pools aplenty, waterslides, surf and skydive simulators, and a whole host of innovative and exciting ways to pass your time. 

 

location

Your adventure begins in Sydney, where after a couple of days of big city life, you will board Ovation of the Seas for your cruise. A few days at sea come first, before visiting the trip of Sounds, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound. Making your way around the southern tip of the country, you will stop in Dunedin and then Lyttleton, where you can visit Christchurch. You will then squeeze between the two islands, visiting Wellington and Picton before heading back across the sea to finish off in Sydney. 

 

facilities

Your included accommodations feature the following facilities:

 

  • 24-Hour Reception Desk
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness Centre
  • & Many More! 
 

important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • The minimum age for this tour is 6

Occupancy

  • The minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Double bed/twin share

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • It is the visitor's responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel Insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So whilst you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel for the next 12-18 months.
  • We highly recommend our travellers to look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional at least 30 days before departure or get in touch with our team for travel advice.
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage will not always be available throughout this trip, if/when it is available a tip is recommended

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • Transfers are not included in this trip.

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request-only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable on the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

 

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs a $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

 

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