Duration
13 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
23 Mar 19
Destination
New Zealand
Unpack once and explore a world of unforgettable natural beauty on this 13-day Golden Princess cruise. From Melbourne to the New Zealand’s largest national park, Fiordland, known for its spectacular fiords, including Milford Sound. You will sail on to, Dunedin, Auckland, and discover the beautiful port town of Tauranga in the gorgeous Bay of Islands, just to name a few.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel on Princess Cruise line as you visit iconic sights and sounds of New Zealand.
  • Enjoy fantastic onboard activities, entertainments and shows
  • All meals on board included, and incredible excursions!

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
13 Day Cruise on Golden Princess
All meals onboard, anytime dining or traditional dining
Room Service (24 hours)
Casual Dining Venues
Beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non- Specialty Coffee)
Captain’s Welcome Champagne Waterfall Reception, Theme Night Parties
Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars, Discovery at SeaTM Onboard Activities Theatre/Production Shows & Guest Entertainer Shows
Activities: Bars, Nightclubs, Discos, Casino, Bingo, Dancing, Karaoke & Comedy, Library & Princess Book Club, Zumba Classes, Afternoon Trivia

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 23 Mar 2019

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Sat 23 Mar – Melbourne, Australia
  • Day 2: Sun 24 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 3: Mon 25 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 4: Tue 26 Mar – Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Day 5: Wed 27 Mar – Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
  • Day 6: Thu 28 Mar – Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Day 7: Fri 29 Mar – Wellington, New Zealand
  • Day 8: Sat 30 Mar – Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Day 9: Sun 31 Mar – Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Day 10: Mon 01 Apr – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day 11: Tue 02 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 12: Wed 03 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 13: Thu 04 Apr – At Sea
  • Day 14: Fri 05 Apr – Melbourne, Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE

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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.
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FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 23 Mar 2019
  • 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.
 
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   New Zealand: Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport, or Australian residents who hold a current Australian resident return visa, do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand. Alternatively, you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details.
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Sat 23 Mar - Melbourne, Australia

Departs 16:00 Victoria may be Australia’s smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city’s governmental and commercial centre, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne’s growth to prominence and prosperity.
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Sun 24 Mar - At Sea

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Mon 25 Mar - At Sea

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Tue 26 Mar - Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 16:00 New Zealand’s largest national park was formed millennia ago by massive glacial flows that carved deep fiords into the coast of New Zealand’s South Island. At the heart of Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound. Lined by cliffs that soar nearly a mile above its surface, Milford Sound cuts into the heart of the Southern Alps. Rainforest clings to the cliffs and graceful waterfalls plummet into the void. Mile-high Mitre Peak dominates the upper reaches of the sound. The town of Te Anau in Fiordland National Park is also your gateway to the South Island’s other natural wonders including Lake Wakatipu, the resort of Queenstown and Mt. Cook National Park.
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Wed 27 Mar - Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand’s loveliest harbors, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the “Edinburgh of New Zealand,” Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand’s only kilt maker and whisky distillery – as well as many bagpipe bands – keep Dunedin’s ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand’s 1860s gold rush. Port Chalmers, gateway to Dunedin, is located eight miles from the city centre. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city’s Octagon.
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Thu 28 Mar - Akaroa, New Zealand

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 On the eastern shores of New Zealand’s South Island, Akaroa is a popular tourist destination with a distinctly French flair, its history steeped in legend. It lies on the volcanic Banks Peninsula, which the Maori believe was formed when a hero named Maui piled mountains upon a giant who threatened to eat his children. The same peninsula was purchased from the local Maori by a French whaler around 1838 and was later settled by both the French and the British, who had just signed the Treaty of Waitangi ensuring New Zealand’s existence as a British colony. With French-named streets leading to restaurants serving French cuisine and colonial architecture all around, Akaroa’s heritage as the only French-founded community in New Zealand is unmistakable. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse array of marine life, including rare Hector’s dolphins, and visitors are lured by the area’s secluded beaches and quaint boutiques.
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Fri 29 Mar - Wellington, New Zealand

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 16:00 New Zealand’s capital offers stunning views of forested peninsulas, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian buildings. Settled in 1840 by the London-based New Zealand Company, “wonderful, windy Wellington” is frequently buffeted by bracing winds funnelling through Cook Strait. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car. No wonder many travellers compare it to San Francisco. Despite its steep hills, the city can be easily explored on foot. Kelburn Cable Car, stairways and footpaths climb the slopes from the city centre.
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Sat 30 Mar - Gisborne, New Zealand

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 16:00 Napier and Hawke’s Bay have become New Zealand’s premier lifestyle getaways. Located on the North Island’s eastern coast, New Zealand’s oldest wine-growing region boasts a superb Mediterranean climate and golden sand beaches. In recent years, Hawke’s Bay has become a leading producer of fine olive oils and artisanal cheeses. Wildlife lovers and birders will flock to Cape Kidnappers in Southern Hawke Bay: the Cape is home to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. In 1931, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake levelled Napier. The town rebuilt itself, and today Napier is hailed as the “Art Deco City” for its superb collection of Deco, Spanish Mission and Classical Revival buildings.
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Sun 31 Mar - Tauranga, New Zealand

Arrives 08:45 – Departs 20:00 New Zealand’s natural bounty is always on display at the Bay of Plenty. It was Captain James Cook who in 1769 aptly named this bay, thanks to the prosperous Maori villages of the region. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is also the gateway to Rotorua – a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture. A 90-minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua is New Zealand’s primary tourist attraction. Your ship docks near the foot of Mt. Maunganui, which rises 761 feet above the bay. Across the harbour, Tauranga offers scenic tidal beaches at Omokoroa and Pahoia. The region boasts fine beaches, big-game fishing, thermal springs and seaside resorts.
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Mon 01 Apr - Auckland, New Zealand

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 14:00 Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand’s former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand’s fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland. Auckland served as New Zealand’s capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.
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Tue 02 Apr - At Sea

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Wed 03 Apr - At Sea

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Thu 04 Apr - At Sea

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Fri 05 Apr - Melbourne, Australia

Arrives 06:00 After two wonderful weeks sailing around New Zealand, it’s time to say goodbye to Golden Princess. Enjoy Melbourne for the weekend, Melbourne is a sprawling city easy to explore offering culture, art, fashion, and amazing coffee!
Cruising on the iconic Golden Princess is always an invitation to discover the wonders of the world, with the luxury of a world-class vessel. Whether you seek an active escape or total tranquillity, the ship has it all. Day and night you will love all the entertainment, activity, and amenity onboard.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV,                                closet and bathroom with shower
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • Approx. 146 to 206 sq. ft.
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV,                                 closet and bathroom with shower
  • A spacious picture window for memorable views
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV,                                 closet and bathroom with shower
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
Dining: 
  • Anytime Dining: Just like a restaurant at home, the choice is yours! Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group or be seated with other guests.
  •  Traditional Dining: This option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.
  • Crafted by Curtis Stone: In the Main Dining Room, savour fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage.
  • You will also love: 
    • Chef’s Table Experience
    • Chocolate Journeys℠
    • Sabatini’s℠ (Italian speciality restaurant)
    • Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse speciality restaurant)
    • Vines (wine bar)
    • International Café
    • Horizon Court (buffet)
    • Prego Pizzeria
    • Trident Grill (burgers and hot dogs)
Activities onboard:
  • Discovery at SEA™ Programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • The Piazza
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Princess Links (putting course)
Entertainments onboard:
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Original Musical Productions
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Explorers Lounge
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Wheelhouse Bar
Joyful rejuvenation:
  • The Princess Luxury Bed (on board in Oct. 2017)
  • SLEEP by Princess
  • The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)
  • Lotus Spa®
  • Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
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!
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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.