Duration
12 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
17 Feb 2021
Destination
Tasmania & New Zealand
Set sail on a luxurious 12-night New Zealand and Australia Cruise aboard the award-winning Queen Elizabeth, the newest of the Cunard line. Pair fine wines with natural marvels in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park and the Bay of Islands, home to plenty a dolphin and some of the world’s tallest trees. Visit galleries, museums and workshops along the art trails of  Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington. Explore the foodie and outdoorsy delights of the Apple Isle and the Land of the Long White Cloud, then retreat and relax amid the first-class service, fine wines and spacious staterooms for which the luxury Cunard brand is famous.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit cultural hubs such as Dunedin and Christchurch
  • Immerse in Fiordland National Park and spot whales in the Bay of Islands
  • All meals included on Cunard’s premium Queen Elizabeth

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
12 Night Cruise on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth
All meals onboard
Daily activities
Sporting activities
Theatre performances
Film screenings
Guest speakers and insight programs

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 17 Feb 2021

ITINERARY – NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA CRUISE
  • Day 1: Wed 17 Feb –  Sydney, Australia
  • Day 2: Thu 18 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 3: Fri 19 Feb –  At Sea
  • Day 4: Sat 20 Feb –  Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Day 5: Sun 21 Feb – Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
  • Day 6: Mon 22 Feb – Christchurch (Lyttleton), New Zealand
  • Day 7: Tue 23 Feb – Wellington, New Zealand
  • Day 8: Wed 24 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 9: Thu 25 Feb – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day 10: Fri 26 Feb – Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Day 11: Sat 27 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 12: Sun 28 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 13: Sun 01 Mar – Sydney, Australia

Note: BIG BALCONY EVENT

For a limited time only secure a Balcony cabin for the price of an Inside Stateroom

Available until 30 November 2019 or until sold out

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: 17 Feb 2021
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Prices based on ‘Big Balcony Event’ promotion to 30 November 2019
  • 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.

VISA 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 NEW ZEALAND AND TASMANIA CRUISE, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
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Wed 17 Feb - Sydney, Australia

 Departs 19:00

The stunning harbour city, Sydney, is Australia’s oldest and largest urban centre. Its fascinating modern history began in the year 1788 with the arrival of the ‘First Fleet’ of 760 British convicts.

Gold mining and sheep breeding propelled Sydney’s development, and today it’s the largest port in the entire South Pacific. Mark Twain called it “the wonder of the world”.


2

Thu 18 Feb - At Sea


3

Fri 19 Feb - At Sea


4

Sat 20 Feb - Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Cruising)

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00

As you sail through parts of Fiordland National Park, you will appreciate how it has mesmerised and intrigued travellers and tourists over the centuries, with its graceful and mostly untouched beauty.

Amongst and beyond the glacier-carved fjords of Doubtful and Milford Sound, stand impressive snow-capped peaks, luscious green slopes and forests that are home to unusual and unique species.


5

Sun 21 Feb - Dunedin, New Zealand

Arrives 09:00 – Departs 18:00

Dunedin is the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island and principal of the Otago region. Its population boomed during 1865, with a steady stream of new settlers arriving in search of gold.

During your time here, the outstanding Dunedin Railway Station is a must-visit, and a ride on the world famous Taieri Gorge Train is a scenic experience you’ll cherish for years to come.


6

Mon 22 Feb - Christchurch (tours from Lyttelton)

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00

Nestling on the lower slopes of a steep sided extinct volcano, the historic port town of Lyttelton is overflowing with trendy cafés and quirky shops. It’s also the gateway to nearby Christchurch.

Lyttelton has a long, colourful history and was the point where the first European settlers, bound for Christchurch, came ashore in 1850. Today the centre of Christchurch is just over eleven kilometres away, thanks to the 2-kilometre-long Lyttelton road tunnel, which burrows through the Port Hills.


7

Tue 23 Feb - Wellington, New Zealand

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00

Perched in the hills surrounding a sparkling bay, Wellington’s beautiful setting and the crispy weather is akin to that of San Francisco. The tiny white sails mingling with the cargo ships in the bay.

Charming Edwardian architecture complements an impressive and contemporary skyline of concrete and glass, while the cultural side of the city is said to surpass even Auckland.


8

Wed 24 Feb - At Sea


9

Thu 25 Feb - Auckland, New Zealand

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 20:00
In a nation where stunning scenery is a given, this water wonderland ‘City of Sails’ sparkles in the sunlight, surrounded by more than 48 extinct volcanoes in wild mountainous scenery. A natural joy.

An undulating succession of bays and inlets stretches along the seemingly endless shores of spacious Auckland, with its downtown area featuring expansive farm-like parks.


10

Fri 26 Feb - Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00

North of Auckland, along the narrow Northland peninsula, lies a shady ‘cathedral’ of some of the world’s largest trees. These hulking specimens stand up to 170 feet tall, and are over 1,200 years old.

The captivating Bay of Islands shelters 150 islands and enchanting wetlands of birdlife, fish, seals, dolphins, and even whales. No wonder it’s one of New Zealand’s favourite destinations.


11

Sat 27 Feb - At Sea


12

Sun 28 Feb - At Sea

13

Sun 01 Mar - Sydney, Australia

Arrives 06:30

It’s Time to say Goodbye to Queen Elizabeth!

The newest of the premium Cunard fleet, the Queen Elizabeth radiates a classic Hollywood glamour with a hint of art deco. The award-winning vessel offers elegance and ease, relaxation and excitement.
Dining
Eating on board the Queen Victoria is a gourmand’s dream. Expert sommeliers will help you pair fine wines with the polished and perfected menus on offer in the main dining room. Specialty delights await at the Verandah and the various venues inside Kings Court or the Lido, including Aztec’s Mexican favourites, Bamboo’s Asian creations, La Piazza’s Italian cuisine and American grill-inspired Smokehouse. Live out your foodie fantasies with Cunard’s famous Gin & Fizz experience, a bar specialising in premium gins, prosecco and champagne. Learn from wine experts on board with tastings, pairings and wine workshop packages.
Entertainment
Dress to impress and dance the night away at one of Cunard’s famous themed gala balls. Enjoy live music in the lounges and venues across the ship, and be sure to see at least one West-End style show in the theatre. Make the most of fitness classes available such as tai chi, yoga, Pilates, aerobics, spin classes and even personal training sessions. At your own leisure, enjoy table tennis, paddle tennis, a nice swim or golf putting. For armchair enthusiasts, there is coverage of major sporting events in select bars and lounges. Unwind and treat yourself to the range of massages, hair styling and spa treatments on offer at the Royal Spa.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • 2 beds and shower (approx 152 sq. ft)
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service, direct-dial telephone
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine, Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • 2 beds, shower and living area with ocean view window (from 180 sq. ft)
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service, direct-dial telephone
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine, Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service, direct-dial telephone
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine, Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets

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.