Duration
12 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
22 Dec 19
Destination
New Zealand
There’s no place on earth quite like Sydney, Australia. Catch a show at the iconic Opera House or marvel at the architecture before hopping over to New Zealand. Akaroa is your first stop, so be sure to soak up everything you can because it truly is its own slice of paradise. Then head over to Tauranga to explore its parks, history and vibrant culture. Your journey concludes in Bay of Islands. Observe the diverse wildlife or just enjoy dinner and a film. The choice is yours. There’s plenty more of New Zealand to discover on this fantastic Christmas getaway.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • All meals and fantastic onboard entertainment included 
  • visiting cities such as Milford Sound, Tauranga, Dunedin and Auckland just to name a few
  • Enjoy Christmas and New Years onboard the Norwegian Jewel

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
11 Night aboard the Norwegian Jewel in cabin category of your choice
All shipboard main meals (excluding speciality restaurants)
All port and government charges
All entertainment on board (with the exception of dinner and lunch theatre entertainment)
Art auctions
Poolside activities
Access to fitness facilities
Select onboard presentations
Sports Court activities
Use of outdoor pools and hot tubs

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 22 Dec 2019

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Sun 22 Dec – Sydney, Australia
  • Day 2: Mon 23 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 3: Tue 24 Dec – At sea
  • Day 4: Wed 25 Dec – Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Day 5: Thu 26 Dec – Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
  • Day 6: Fri 27 Dec – Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Day 7: Sat 28 Dec – Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Day 8: Sun 29 Dec – Napier, New Zealand
  • Day 9: Mon 30 Dec – Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand
  • Day 10: Tue 31 Dec – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day 11: Wed 1 Jan – At Sea
  • Day 12: Thu 2 Jan – At sea
  • Day 13: Fri 3 Jan – Sydney, Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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Why Book with MyDiscoveries?
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 1300404606 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: 22 Dec 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • 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 AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • 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 will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • 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.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: Travel Insurance, Flights, Visas, Prepaid Service Charges, Specialty Restaurant Cover Charge & Shore Excursions

VISA INFORMATION Visas for Australians travelling overseas: A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries, visa requirements Click Here
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, PURCHASE ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Sun 22 Dec - Sydney, Australia

Embark 6:00 pm
Sydney’s harbour is the hub from which there’s much to see and do. You’ll want to explore this area, home of the iconic Opera House. Admire the skyline, swim at a harbour beach or cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Want to see surfing? Grab your sunblock and towel and spend the day on world-famous Bondi Beach, or take a scenic walk on the coast from Bondi to Coogee Beach. The Rocks district is a shopper’s mecca offering a wide variety of goods, from woodcrafts and unique art to outback fashions.

2

Mon 23 Dec - At Sea


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Tue 24 Dec - At sea


4

Wed 25 Dec - Milford Sound, New Zealand


5

Thu 26 Dec - Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

Arrives: 8:00 am – Departs: 18:00 pm

This dramatic South Island coastal town offers a mix of unique natural beauty and fascinating history. Rare, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the Royal Albatross all call Dunedin home. Equally impressive is the Victorian and Edwardian architecture that dates from its days as a gold rush town. New Zealand’s only castle sits high above the city and offers sweeping views from its famous gardens. Shop for a locally made souvenir, with crafts, artwork, wool and leather items being popular.

6

Fri 27 Dec - Akaroa, New Zealand

Arrives: 8:00 am – Departs: 18:00 pm
Tiny penguins rule the roost in this historic settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. With a balmy, year-round climate, these famous foot-tall residents are certainly not snowbirds. The spectacular surroundings offer a wealth of outdoor activities, both in the sheltered harbour and on dry land. Cafes open onto streets and exquisite local boutiques and galleries offer superb local works. Be sure to sample the fine fudge and traditional cheeses.

7

Sat 28 Dec - Marlborough, New Zealand

Arrives: 8:00 am – Departs: 18:00 pm
Built around a sheltered harbour, Picton is lined with cafés and restaurants for you to choose from (we suggest the fish and chips). Popular attractions in Picton include a maritime museum and an aquarium. But this town is not short on recreational activities. Some of Picton’s favourite pastimes include fishing, dolphin watching and sea kayaking. Walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track or spend the day exploring the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Check out one of the many wine tours (probably after biking the track). Then relax as you browse the local shops that offer a wide range of trinkets, including handmade jewellery, paintings from local artists and woodcarvings. Before leaving Picton, it’s time for more fish and chips along the shore. It’s the Picton way!

8

Sun 29 Dec - Napier, New Zealand

Arrives: 8:00 am – Departs: 18:00 pm
Napier calls itself the Art Deco capital of the world, but it’s also a leading wine-travel destination. Leveled by an earthquake in 1931, Napier was rebuilt in Art Deco style. Along with Miami Beach, Napier is one of the best examples of this style, with many of its structures well preserved. Take a walk down Marine Parade, a tree-lined ocean boulevard with fountains and gardens, or go out to the country to enjoy the lovely vistas, tour superb area vineyards and relax with a glass of wine.

9

Mon 30 Dec - Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand

Arrives: 7:45 am – Departs: 19:00 pm
Go walk-about and explore Tauranga, set on the beautiful Bay of Plenty. And indeed there are plenty of things to do. Head to the beach or discover Tauranga’s lovely parks and rich history. Visit a village buried by a volcanic eruption and captured in a moment of time – a fascinating yet moving experience. Take a selfie at Hell’s Gate, an aptly named geothermal park with boiling pools, fantastic geysers and mud baths, the largest of which is Poutamu, “the stairway to heaven.”

10

Tue 31 Dec - Auckland, New Zealand

Arrives: 8:00 am – Departs: 18:00 pm
Surrounded by tranquil golden beaches, lush forests and dramatic coastal trails, Auckland is a nature lover’s paradise. The 48 volcanic cones that dot the surrounding area provide stunning panoramic views of the city and harbour. New Zealand’s largest city is also a shopper’s paradise offering everything from top designers to local open-air markets. Learn about the indigenous Maori and take home some native art pieces or jewellery. The fine, locally produced woolens also make excellent gifts.

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Wed 1 Jan - At Sea

12

Thu 2 Jan - At sea

13

Fri 3 Jan - Sydney, Australia

Disembark 6:00 am

The Ship

  • You can bet Norwegian Jewel has got it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style and size. When it comes to entertainment, this ship is filled with excitement, offering 16 dining options, and 15 bars, programs for kids of all ages and that’s just the beginning. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Dining Options

  • Serving a wide choice of culinary delights to please everyone, complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wines to match, guaranteeing a different taste with every visit.

Speciality Dining

  • Enjoy a night at one of the many speciality restaurants. Sip your favourite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef at Cagney’s Steakhouse. Enjoy delicious pasta made with the freshest ingredients in a rustic and chic Italian eatery, La Cucina. Or savour French cuisine at Le Bistro. No matter what you choose, you are sure to enjoy speciality dining.

Special Needs

  • Norwegian Cruise Line has a dedicated team of experienced professionals who are available to assist guests with disabilities and other challenges before, during and even after your cruise. Please ask us on 1300 404 606 for more information.

Entertainment

  • When it comes to the award-winning entertainment onboard Norwegian Jewel, you won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Acrobats soar while jaws drop during the dazzling performances of Cirque Dreams and Dinner. Groove to the music of the psychedelic 70’s during our Band on the Run performance. Or don your best white attire and dance the night away during our White Hot Party.
  • Norwegian Jewel has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa.

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 1300404606 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 1300404606 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 1300404606


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 1300404606


When will my booking be confirmed?
Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.


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 1300404606. 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.


I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do?
If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300404606 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 MyDiscoveries 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 (https://www.mydiscoveries.com.au/terms-conditions)


When will I receive my tour documentation?
AAT Kings will post your travel wallet containing documents and luggage tags to MyDIscoveries approximately four weeks before your departure date. MyDiscoveries will then forward the information on to you. for Short Breaks and Day Tours E-documents will be emailed to you within 24 hours of full payment.


What type of clothes should I bring?
If you are travelling on a Guided Holiday casual clothing that can drip-dry and are preferably lightweight. There is no need for lots of formal clothes, however you might like to include a few options to wear out for dinner.

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