Duration
14 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
22 Dec 2020
Destination
New Zealand
Make the most of a Melbourne departure to cruise the highlights of New Zealand in luxury. There is no better way to wonder at the majesty of Milford Sound or the Bay of Islands than from the water. Float between the Hollywood glamour of the first-class Queen Elizabeth, and the Maori and settler history of Christchurch, Wellington and other food and art hubs. This 14 night New Zealand Cunard Cruise ticks all the boxes and then some, adding the signature Cunard charm and attention to detail.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise tourist ‘must-dos’ Milford and Doubtful Sounds
  • Learn about the healing properties in Maori culture of Rotorua’s mud pools and thermal springs
  • Enjoy gourmet dining, theatre performances and more on board premium Queen Elizabeth

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

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 22 Dec 2020

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Tue 22 Dec 2020 – Melbourne, Australia
  • Day 2: Wed 23 Dec 2020 – At Sea
  • Day 3: Thu 24 Dec 2020 – At Sea
  • Day 4: Fri 25 Dec 2020 – Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Cruising)
  • Day 5: Sat 26 Dec 2020 – Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Day 6: Sun 27 Dec 2020 – Christchurch (tours from Lyttelton)
  • Day 7: Mon 28 Dec 2020 – Wellington, New Zealand
  • Day 8: Tue 29 Dec 2020 – At Sea
  • Day 9: Wed 30 Dec 2020 – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day 10: Thu 31 Dec 2020 – Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Day 11: Fri 01 Jan 2021 – Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Day 12: Sat 02 Jan 2021 – At Sea
  • Day 13: Sun 03 Jan 2021 – At Sea
  • Day 14: Mon 04 Jan 2021 – At Sea
  • Day 15: Tue 05 Jan 2021 – 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 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.

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TO BOOK YOUR NEW ZEALAND CUNARD CRUISE ON QUEEN ELIZABETH, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
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Melbourne, Australia

Departs 18:00 Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold and the development of agriculture launched Melbourne’s rise to prominence and prosperity. Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards give Melbourne its refined air, and it is considered the hub of Australia’s cultural, intellectual and financial life. Certainly by Melbournians.
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At Sea

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At Sea

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Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Cruising)

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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At Sea

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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.
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Tauranga, New Zealand

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 Tauranga is the largest and most populated port in the Bay of Plenty region. This is an appropriate name due to the abundant beaches, rolling white waters, hot mineral springs and even kiwi orchards. From here visit the thermal wonders of Rotorua, where geysers spout, mud boils and steam escapes through cracks in the pavement. Maori people have used the healing hot springs since the 14th century.
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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.
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At Sea

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At Sea

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At Sea

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Melbourne, Australia

Disembark in Melbourne and enjoy this wonderful city, considered as the hub of Australia’s cultural, intellectual and financial life.
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 fine wine 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 Royal Court 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, croquet on the deck 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.
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