Duration
11 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
23 Dec 2020
Destination
Australia & New Zealand
Deck out the decks with boughs of holly! Departing Melbourne on 23 December 2020, this New Zealand Holiday Cruise on board premium vessel Celebrity Eclipse is just in time for Christmas. Full of festivity on board and off, this cruise ticks off the best culture hubs and natural wonders in New Zealand, from Wellington’s museums, Scottish-influenced Dunedin, the spectacular Sounds of Milford, Dusky and Doubtful, and more. Forget a White Christmas and enjoy yours on the blue, open ocean as you ring in the new year Celebrity-style.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Have yourself a merry little Christmas on an 11-night New Zealand Holiday Cruise
  • Snap up the chance to board Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Eclipse while it is in Australia for summer
  • Marvel at must dos Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound
  • Meals and onboard activities included

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
11 Night New Zealand Holiday Cruise on premium ship Celebrity Eclipse
All meals in the main restaurant
All port and government charges
Complimentary room service is provided 24 hours a day
Entertainment: Library, fitness centre, onboard activities and spa facilities
Iced water, tea, coffee and lemonade are available on board

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 23 Dec 2020

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: 23 Dec 20 – Melbourne, Australia
  • Day 2: 24 Dec 20 – At sea
  • Day 3: 25 Dec 20 – At sea
  • Day 4: 26 Dec 20 – At sea
  • Day 5: 27 Dec 20 – Picton, New Zealand
  • Day 6: 28 Dec 20 – Wellington, New Zealand
  • Day 7: 29 Dec 20 – Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Day 8: 30 Dec 20 – Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Day 9: 31 Dec 20 – Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Day 10: 01 Jan 21 – At Sea
  • Day 11: 02 Jan 21 – At Sea
  • Day 12: 03 Jan 21 – Melbourne, Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 23 Dec 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants, beverages.

Book your New Zealand Christmas cruise now, by purchasing online at www.mydiscoveries.com.au or calling us on 1300 404 606.
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Melbourne, Australia

Depart 17:00 Melbourne is a cultural melting pot of Greek, Chinese, Italian, English and Irish, and host to major international events. From the Old World architecture and a cricket field at the center of the city, to the abundance of Australia’s unusual animals found at the Melbourne Zoo, this city never ceases to amaze.
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At Sea

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At Sea

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At Sea

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Picton, New Zealand

Arrive 08:00 – Depart 17:00

A charming seaside town at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton was settled by early 19th century whalers. Today, it is a bustling seaport surrounded by award-winning restaurants, delightful local art galleries, water sports’ activities and beautiful yet challenging nature trails. Take an adventurous hike along the famous Queen Charlotte track and experience the photogenic flora and unique fauna of New Zealand. Since the climate of Picton is always temperate, at any season, you can take in stunning coastal views, mystical waterfalls and diverse wildlife.
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Wellington, New Zealand

Arrive 08:00 – Depart 17:00 Wellington claims to be the coolest little capital in the world. See for yourself on your stop in Wellington. Get an overview of its geological, biological, and cultural history at Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand, just 10 minutes from CentrePort. The interactive exhibits pique your curiosity through innovative storytelling. Wander along Oriental Bay, the scenic waterfront that is highly walkable—and jog-able, skate-able, bike-able—and dotted with cafés, bars, and ice cream vendors. Hike up through a large central park to Mount Victoria for 360-degree photo opps of the city, airport, and harbor—including your Wellington cruise. At Wellington Zoo, a 10-minute drive south, you can play with meerkats, hand feed a giraffe, and stroke a cheetah. The zoo has 100 species of animals. Blocks west of the port, ride the iconic cable car up to beautiful Wellington Botanic Garden, with a cable car museum, observatory, and planetarium.
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Christchurch, New Zealand

Arrive 07:00 – Depart 18:00
At the center of town is Christchurch Cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic Revival architecture.  Spiral out and you get a colourful array of gardens, museums, art galleries, street art, bars and cafes connected by the tram network. The extensive reconstruction after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes is testament to the pride and devotion of locals.
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Dunedin, New Zealand

Arrive 09:00 – Depart 17:00 Here in this capital of architectural heritage, you might think your Dunedin cruise had taken you to Edinburgh. The architecture, scenery, and culture—if not the accents—borrow heavily from those in Scotland. Take a harbor cruise to spot albatrosses, cormorants, and other sea birds. You might even see penguins, dolphins, and seals. In town, stroll the spectacular Dunedin Botanic Garden, discover ancient Maori artifacts in the Otago Museum, or learn all about beer at Speight’s Brewery—touring, tasting, and shopping for beer gear.
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Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand

Steep cliffs that have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast, Dusky Sound. It’s also a wildlife paradise, with seals and dolphins patrolling the water, and birds such as broad billed prions, mottled petrels and sooty shearwaters floating on the overhead thermals. As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon – a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. This serves as a playground for a number of species, including fur seals and two types of penguins – the fiordland crested and blue penguin. As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.
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At Sea

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Melbourne, Australia

Arrive 06:30
With a touch of luxury in every corner, the sleek, refined finish of Celebrity Eclipse is just one premium feature to have earned the vessel its many accolades. It is also highly regarded for its superior dining experiences, Fitness Centre, Canyon Ranch SpaClub and array of entertainment options. Enjoy a craft brew at Gastro Bar, Italian with a difference at Tuscan Grille, Japanese artistry at Sushi on Five, an international menu at Oceanview Cafe, modern cuisine at Blu and Murano, and relaxed poolside feeds at Mast Grill. Luminae is a special dining experience opened exclusively to suite class guests. Otherwise, stay put at the Main Restaurant and taste test your way through a world-class menu. Indulge in a cocktail or fine wine in one of the bars or clubs on board, including specialised Martini Bar, Cellar Masters for the best international wines, Sunset Bar for country club vibes, Ensemble Lounge for live entertainment and Quasar night club to party into the night. Revel in the spectacles of Rock City, a stadium-style concert hauling out classic anthems, Amada, a performance re-imagining Mozart’s best, and Topper, a theatrical telling of Sir Stuart Peabody’s hat-related adventures.
Dining
  • Main Restaurant: The centrepiece of our immersive and enriching range of culinary experiences.
  • Traditional Dining: Prefer to dine at the same time every night? Simply choose the nightly seating time you wish before you set sail, then enjoy your days aboard Celebrity as you desire.
  • Celebrity Select Dining: If you choose Celebrity Select Dining, you will still be seated in the ship’s main restaurant, order from the same dinner menu, and enjoy the same exemplary service, but with more flexibility of timing.
  • Casual Dining:
    • Oceanview café: From pasta and pizza to stir-fry and sushi, there is something for everyone at lunch, dinner and late into the night.
    • The AquaSpa Café: This spa-inspired restaurant serves an eclectic mix of dishes that will satisfy your hunger with healthy ingredients to please you whether you are a food lover or fitness fan.
    • Pool/Mast Grill: Sip a cocktail or a soft drink on deck, or order a light bite to eat poolside.
  • Speciality Restaurants:
    • Qsine: Extraordinary dining experience with elements of surprise and delight
    • Murano: Impeccable service, classic design, world-class cuisine
    • Tuscan Grille: The passionate culinary tradition of Italy
    • Silk Harvest: Authentic Asian cuisine
    • Lawn Club Grill: The flavourful joys of outdoor grilling
    • The Alcoves: Chic, cabana-style settings designed for secluded relaxation.
    • Sushi on Five: Like a French café, freshly made sweet or savoury crêpes – the perfect inspiration for a snack any time.

Entertainment
  • Riedel® Wine Crystal Workshop
  • A Taste Of Film
  • Star Chefs Cooking Competition, Mixology 101, Food & Wine Pairing
  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Guest Entertainment
  • The Hot Glass Class
  • Lounges, Bars, and Clubs

Spa and Fitness
  • CANYON RANCH SPACLUB®
  • Fitness Centre
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, the in most instances the answer is no.
What will I pay for on board? This depends on the cruise line and the type of fare you have purchased. To find out the specifics for the cruise you are interested in please contact us on 1300 404 606.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
What type of clothes should I bring? This depends on the cruise line and the destination. Our cruise specialists will be happy to answer questions over the phone or you can search ‘packing’ and ‘cruise’ on the MyDiscoveries website where we have written stories and checklists to help answer this exact question.
When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.