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Luxury Viking Cruise of Australia & New Zealand

$7,995 or 5 monthly payments of $1,599.00
15 days/14 nights
Per Adult

Fly Free 

15 day Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Viking Orion - Fly Free

From the metropolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney to the natural beauty of coastal New Zealand, explore nine ports of call during this 15-day journey. Sip on famous regional wines, explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Blue Mountains, visit the historic treasures of Dunedin, and capture ...



  • Viking Ocean Cruise is for mature travellers meaning no children on board 
  • Small cruise ships with only 930 passenger makes travelling relaxing and easy
  • Veranda, Deluxe Veranda and Penthouse Veranda, three amazing rooms to choose from - all with verandas!
  • Guided excursion included in each port of call
  • Become immersed in your destinations through lectures or performances of music, art, cooking, dance and history
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner on-board
  • 24-hour room service and Free WiFi PLUS all on board tipping and gratuities included
  • Book by 30 November 2018 to fly free in premium economy!


Day 1
Arrive in Sydney and embark your Viking Ocean Cruise. The capital of Australia's New South Wales is celebrated for its magnificent natural harbour. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains on the edge of the blue Pacific, Sydney is blessed with a natural setting few cities in the world can rival. Settle in to your room of choice, and explore this culture-rich and much-loved city.

Day 2
Begin your day in the heart of the city, at Sydney Cove. Explore the charming crooked streets of Sydney’s historic district of The Rocks, where some houses date back to the early days of European settlement. Or, start off your day touring the bustling fish market with a local chef and taking your “catch” on board a harbour sightseeing vessel. Fabulous food and wine and good company enhance this scenic outing. You might also explore the natural wonders of the nearby Blue Mountains. Or set out on your own, perhaps strolling to the famed Sydney Opera House on the stunning harbour.

Day 3
Cruise the waters off the Australian coast of Gippsland. This area was once plied by boats piloted by Aboriginal Australians hunting for seals. Today, it is one of the continent’s most scenic regions of stunning beaches, old-growth forest and fertile farms. During your relaxing day at sea, you can learn more about Australia during informative lectures, attend a port talk to familiarise yourself with upcoming destinations and enjoy the many amenities on board. Relax in The Spa, browse the on board art throughout the ship, or settle in the Living Room with a book from your ship’s Library.

Day 4
Discover Melbourne, capital of the Australian state of Victoria. During its heyday, it was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world. Today, you can uncover the cultural and historic treasures of, by some accounts, the most liveable city in the world during a tour of its highlights. View the city’s stately Victorian-era buildings and visit Fitzroy Gardens where Cook’s Cottage graces the landscape. Constructed in England by the parents of famed explorer Captain Cook, it was deconstructed brick by brick and reassembled here to celebrate the centenary of the city’s founding. If you wish, join a visit to see some of Australia’s iconic wildlife, such as the koala, wombat, kangaroo and wallaby.

Day 5
Sail across the Bass Strait. Named after its discoverer George Bass, the shallow stretch of water separates Tasmania from the Australian continent. Enjoy the Sun Deck or scan the horizon from the Explorers’ Lounge for one of the 60 islands that dot the strait. Tonight, try a regional specialty in The Restaurant, or take in a recent movie in one of our three theatres—two indoor and one under the stars on the Main Pool Deck

Day 6
Explore the fabled island of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. It was named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. The capital, Hobart, was founded as a penal colony for some 300 inmates. Today, it is a charming city with a mild climate and a picturesque natural setting on the banks of the Derwent River. Its historic neighbourhoods and traditional pubs are best explored on foot. You might wish to tour the former penal colony of Port Arthur, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an open air museum chronicling the relocation of convicts here by the British Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Day 7-8
Today, you will begin your crossing of the Tasman Sea. Just as many refer to an Atlantic journey as “hopping the Pond,” Kiwis and Aussies refer to this voyage as “crossing the Ditch.” Your day at sea provides the ideal opportunity to read about your upcoming ports in the Library and to perhaps make an appointment at The Salon for a hair treatment, manicure or shave.

Day 9
Call on scenic Port Chalmers today, who's harbour is faced by the hills of the Otago Peninsula. You will visit the region’s cultural capital of Dunedin, founded in 1848 by Scottish settlers who gave it the Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Nestled among rolling green hills that drop sharply into the sea, it is one of the best preserved Victorian cities in the world and home to a wealth of Edwardian and Victorian buildings, including the stunning Dunedin Railway Station. Alternatively, you may wish to join an excursion to view one of the world’s most accessible albatross rookeries, where you can observe these magnificent birds in their rich natural habitat.

Day 10
Explore the English-flavoured city of Christchurch, spread at the feet of the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island. Today it is a stunning blend of British charm and natural beauty, with so many green parks that it has been nicknamed the “Garden City.” See firsthand how the city is creatively preserving its iconic heritage. Visit the Container Mall, a series of stores set up in giant shipping containers, and the Cardboard Cathedral, welcoming worshippers until the Christchurch Cathedral is repaired. You will also visit the lush Christchurch Botanic Gardens, one of the world’s most important of its kind. If you wish, explore the International Antarctic Centre, where you can experience life in the continent’s harsh climate and meet some resident penguins.

Day 11
Visit Wellington, hailed by many as “the coolest little capital in the world,” brimming with cultural institutions such as the Museum of New Zealand and the National Art Gallery. The political capital of New Zealand enjoys a splendid setting among mountains and sea. Enjoy a tour of its main sites, including the summit of Mt. Victoria, the Wellington Cathedral and the New Zealand Parliament’s four buildings—including Parliament House, a dramatic neoclassical wonder, and the Executive Wing, known as the “Beehive” for its shape. You will also see the renowned Wellington Botanic Garden, home to the award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden. If you’d like, join our Privileged Access visit to the Museum of New Zealand, or join a city tour fashioned for fans of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Day 12
Cruise into Hawke’s Bay today, New Zealand’s second largest wine-growing region. Disembark to explore Napier’s stunning art deco architecture, built after much of the city was destroyed during a 1931 earthquake. Its stunning mix of “Main Street” design and art deco flair combine to create a city unlike any other in the world. Take it all in during a city tour, or venture further afield to sample some of the region’s beloved wines at its vineyards or to seek out some of the bay area’s abundant birdlife, including the iconic gannet on nearby Cape Kidnappers.

Day 13
Sail into the Bay of Plenty to visit the port of Tauranga, watched over by the dramatic Mt. Maunganui, an extinct volcano that helped shape this spectacular region of white-sand beaches and azure waters. A walking tour introduces you to the relaxed city by bringing you to the summit of Mt. Drury, known to the Māori as Hopukiore. Or, you can explore the thermal region of Rotorua, sacred to the Māori for its bubbling mudpots, spewing geysers, silica terraces and fumaroles.

Day 14
Arrive in Auckland, the cultural capital of New Zealand’s North Island. Known as the “City of Sails,” Auckland enjoys a stunning setting between two harbors. This seafaring city has hosted two America’s Cup challenges and its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts. During an overnight stay here, you will have ample time to take in this city’s beauty and history, touring the tree-lined Albert Park and the neoclassical Auckland War Memorial Museum. Cross the Harbour Bridge to enjoy sweeping views from Bastion Point and pass through Parnell Village, lined with upscale shops and cafés. If you wish, visit the region’s wine country this afternoon to sample some of its world-acclaimed vintages.

Day 15
Disembark your ship this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Or stay on in Auckland to explore more of this sophisticated and picturesque city.


Viking Orion: Expand your horizons on this comfortable, award-winning ship, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way. This ship offers multiple restaurant locations and food choices, from casual cafés and pool grills to crafted wine-pairing menus and regional specialities. Live performances on board bring you closer to the culture of our destinations and hand-picked itineraries so you can immerse yourself in history, music, art, cuisine—everything you need to know about your destination.

This all-veranda ships offer a wide variety of staterooms for your selection. From Veranda Staterooms to the abundance of extra perks and amenities in spacious Explorer Suites, there’s no finer way to travel. Whichever stateroom you choose, you will find it beautifully designed in the understated elegance for which Viking is known.

  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 3:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Shore excursion reservations: 60 days prior
  • Luxury robes, slippers and premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Large bathroom with oversize glass-enclosed walk-in shower, heated bathroom floor and anti-fog mirrors
  • Spacious closet and drawer storage
  • 42-inch flat-screen LCD TV
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets and ample USB ports
  • Direct dial satellite phone and cell service
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water and snacks
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • 24-hour room service
  • WiFi
Deluxe Veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 2:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservation at each alternative restaurant: 60 days prior
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 67 days prior
  • Priority booking of spa treatments: 60 days prior
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water and snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker and cashmere blanket
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • 24-hour room service
  • Luxury robes, slippers and toiletries
  • 42-inch flat-screen LCD TV
  • Interactive TV and movies-on-demand
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets
  • Direct dial satellite phone and cell service
  • WiFi
Penthouse Veranda
  • Size including veranda: 338 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 1:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • 2 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant: 70 days prior
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 77 days prior
  • Priority booking of spa treatments: 70 days prior
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water and snacks, replenished once daily
  • Welcome bottle of Champagne
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker and cashmere blanket
  • Complimentary shoe shine & pressing service
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • 24-hour room service
  • Luxury robes, slippers and toiletries
  • 42-inch flat-screen LCD TV
  • Interactive TV and movies-on-demand
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets
  • Direct dial satellite phone and cell service
  • WiFi



  • 15 days of on board ocean cruising 
  • Shore excursions in every port
  • On board meals and beverages; including wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of 10 dining venues – no charge for speciality dining
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Specialty coffee, tea and bottled water
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water and snacks, replenished daily
  • In-suite coffee maker and binoculars
  • Nordic spa facilities including sauna, hydrotherapy pool and Snow Grotto
  • Unlimited WiFi
  • All onboard tipping and gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes
  • Culture Curriculum: Lectures on or performances of music, art, cooking, dance and history
  • $100 shipboard credit
  • $100 towards a transfer per booking 
One shore excursion included per port as indicated (included); all others available at an extra charge. Depending on your stateroom category, shore excursions may be reserved beginning 90 days before your cruise sails. Not all excursions will be available for all sailings. Full details of the excursions available on your specific departure date can be viewed on My Viking Journey once your cruise booking has been made.

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fine print

  • Multiple departure dates in 2018 & 2019 and 2020.
  • Advertised price based on 27 Dec 2019 at time of publishing.
  • 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. 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.
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. 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, no questions asked.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy - simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10 on

booking essentials

  • 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.

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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

booking guarantee

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, no questions asked.

travel period

Travel Period: 
Departures in 2018:
Dec: 30

Departures in 2019:
Jan: 13
Feb: 10
Dec: 27

Departures in 2020:
Jan: 10, 24
Feb: 7, 21
Mar: 6

*Advertised price based on 27 Dec 2019

pricing options

Twin / Single Cabin Category Price
twin Veranda $7,995.00
twin Deluxe Veranda $9,095.00
twin Penthouse Veranda $11,395.00

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