Duration
14 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
22 Dec 19
Destination
New Zealand
Step aboard the luxurious Queen Elizabeth for an extraordinary Christmas and New Years escape. Starting from Melbourne, you will go for a showcase of the most beautiful cities and landscapes of New Zealand. After pausing on Tasmania, admire New Zealand’s beauty, with spectacular fjords, and welcoming cities you’ll balance between rich culture, stunning scenery, and incredible wildlife.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • A once in a lifetime cruise to celebrate Christmas and New Years at sea
  • Enjoy the luxury of Queen Elizabeth with exceptional activities, entertainments, and shows onboard
  • All meals, and many other inclusions onboard

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

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 22 Dec 2019

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Sun 22 Dec – Melbourne, Australia
  • Day 2: Mon 23 Dec – Burnie, Australia
  • Day 3: Tue 24 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 4: Wed 25 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 5: Thu 26 Dec – Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Cruising)
  • Day 6: Fri 27 Dec – Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Day 7: Sat 28 Dec – Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Day 8: Sun 29 Dec – Wellington, New Zealand
  • Day 9: Mon 30 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 10: Tue 31 Dec – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day 11: Wed 01 Jan – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day 12: Thu 02 Jan – At Sea
  • Day 13: Fri 03 Jan – At Sea
  • Day 14: Sat 04 Jan – At Sea
  • Day 15: Sun 05 Jan -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.
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
  • 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 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.
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
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Sun 22 Dec - Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is a charming city easy to explore; modern skyscrapers mingle comfortably with Victorian homes, plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards add a refined air to Melbourne. The city has something for everyone art, fashion, food, music you can do it all, or just enjoy a total tranquillity.
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Mon 23 Dec - Burnie, Australia

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Burnie, a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, is one of the best places to see Australia’s awe-inspiring animals in their natural habitat. The port spans from the Mersey River Valley to the edges of the dry Northern Midland, where you can relax, breathe, and watch wonderful sceneries.
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Tue 24 Dec - At Sea

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Wed 25 Dec - At Sea

5

Thu 26 Dec - Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Cruising)

Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the glacier-carved fiords of Doubtful and Milford sounds. Enjoy wonderful sceneries and try to take the best picture of penguins, dolphins and other marine life.
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Fri 27 Dec - Dunedin, New Zealand

Arrives in the morning – Departs in the early evening Dunedin, the second-largest city in the South of New Zealand and the principal of the region of Otago is an incredible blend of Scottish and Maori heritage, Victorian and Edwardian architecture. You should definitely see the Dunedin Railway Station and go for a ride on the world famous Taieri Gorge Train.
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Sat 28 Dec - Akaroa, New Zealand

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Akoroa, which means “long harbour” in Maori, has been set on a beautiful, sheltered harbour. You’ll love its beautiful heritage from the 19th-century British and French colonial history. Seek out the best spots for dolphin watching with tours from the harbour or relax on land at one of the welcoming bars or restaurants.
8

Sun 29 Dec - Wellington, New Zealand

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. Enjoy a walk around Lambton Quay, and take the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Perched in the hills surrounding a sparkling bay, Wellington has something reminding the beautiful setting of San Francisco. The city has a charming Edwardian architecture blends into a contemporary skyline of concrete and glass.
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Mon 30 Dec - At Sea

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Tue 31 Dec - Auckland, New Zealand

Arrives in the early morning Auckland, the “City of Sails”, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. Time, water, and over 48 extinct volcanoes have polished a stunning succession of bays and inlets stretch along its endless shores.
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Wed 01 Jan - Auckland, New Zealand

Departs in the afternoon Start a new year building unforgettable souvenir in Auckland, walk along Mission Bay Beach and its seaside promenade, visit the iconic Sky Tower enjoying views of Viaduct Harbour, or simply share a lovely moment with your travel mate in welcoming bars and cafes.
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Thu 02 Jan - At Sea

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Fri 03 Jan - At Sea

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Sat 04 Jan - At Sea

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Sun 05 Jan -Melbourne, Australia

Arrives in the morning After your farewell with Queen Elizabeth and 15 wonderful days, spend some time in the heart of Melbourne, enjoy the city’s governmental and commercial centre, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres.
Queen Elizabeth evokes the heyday of Hollywood glamour and elegance. Her wood panelling, gleaming chandeliers, marble flooring and beautiful decorative touches exude luxury.
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
Dining: Some of the best restaurants at sea, sumptuous lounges and spacious suites and staterooms represent the very best of the Cunard experience.
  • Britannia Restaurant: Guests have the possibility to dine in the Britannia Restaurant with a choice of an early or late sitting.
  • Alternative Dining: Fancy something different for dinner? Dining ‘out’ is always a possibility. There are a number of alternative restaurants whose specialities run from Asian fusion to Italian, to gastropub classics. Asado is a South American grill offering delicious, different flavours for you to try.
  • Britannia Club restaurant
  • Lido
  • The Verandah restaurant
Shows: West-End style shows and live music throughout the day and night make each journey one to savour, with performances taking place in venues ranging from the grand Royal Court Theatre to intimate bars. Elegant evenings: As the sun lets Ball gowns and dinner jackets are donned in preparation for elegant balls, a night at the theatre in your own private box or signature cocktails and canapés in the Commodore Club. The Royal Spa: Relax and unwind in luxurious pools, steam rooms or on a warm tile bed whist taking in the sea view. Indulgent signature massages, hair styling and specialist treatments complete your pampering experience. Games Deck: Enjoy the sea air whilst playing a traditional game of deck tennis or bowls – perhaps followed by a refreshing glass of Pimm’s. The dedicated Games Deck offers a relaxed opportunity to learn a new sport with friends. Whether you want a stateroom with a view or a sumptuous suite, we have every type of accommodation to make your cruise as comfortable as possible.
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.