Eclipse, New Zealand Cruise from Sydney Return

South Pacific & New Zealand

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12 Night Cruise sailing from Sydney return onboard Celebrity Eclipse.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Sydney return onboard Celebrity Eclipse.

Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Eclipse continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations. Renowned for her contemporary décor and an extraordinary choice of dining options—you can also enjoy a wide selection of bars and lounges to suit every mood, almost endless entertainment from the impressive theater shows to the peace and quiet of the library, and variety of activities to keep mind, body, and soul in tune.

Highlights of this cruise:

Sydney, Australia
Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers so much—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower. You’re never far from nature in this thriving urban center. Well-known surf beaches, zoos, national parks, whale watching tours, bush tours, and the Royal Botanic Gardens—featuring over 7,500 plants—offer visitors a chance to enjoy the area’s sunshine, lush greenery, wildlife, and clear blue oceans. Sydney is not only Australia’s oldest city, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities on the globe, offering a wealth of cuisines, unique museums, and cultural opportunities. Explore lively pubs, shops, and historic buildings at The Rocks, located on Sydney harbor.

Milford Sound, New Zealand
As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

Dunedin, New Zealand
Here in this capital of architectural heritage, you might think your Dunedin cruise had taken you to Edinburgh. The architecture, scenery, and culture—if not the accents—borrow heavily from those in Scotland. Take a harbor cruise to spot albatrosses, cormorants, and other sea birds. You might even see penguins, dolphins, and seals. In town, stroll the spectacular Dunedin Botanic Garden, discover ancient Maori artifacts in the Otago Museum, or learn all about beer at Speight’s Brewery—touring, tasting, and shopping for beer gear. Browse several engaging art galleries in the central Octagon neighborhood, also known for bars and cafés. Look for experimental exhibitions at Blue Oyster Gallery, bespoke jewelry at Chris Idour, old masters at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, heritage at Reed Gallery, and New Zealand artists at the De Novo and Milford galleries. Head inland aboard Taieri Gorge Railway, departing from the charming gingerbread Dunedin Railway Station, for a four-hour excursion past former gold-mining sites. Venture out to Otago Peninsula and visit 19th-century Larnach Castle—New Zealand's only castle—perched on a hill overlooking the harbor. Hear stories of scandal, tragedy, and intrigue—all part of its lavish history. Top off your cruise to Dunedin with Highland dancers and bagpipers at Larnach.

Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington claims to be the coolest little capital in the world. See for yourself on your cruise to Wellington. Get an overview of its geological, biological, and cultural history at Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand, just 10 minutes from CentrePort. The interactive exhibits pique your curiosity through innovative storytelling. Wander along Oriental Bay, the scenic waterfront that is highly walkable—and jog-able, skate-able, bike-able—and dotted with cafés, bars, and ice cream vendors. Hike up through a large central park to Mount Victoria for 360-degree photo opps of the city, airport, and harbor—including your Wellington cruise. At Wellington Zoo, a 10-minute drive south, you can play with meerkats, hand feed a giraffe, and stroke a cheetah. The zoo has 100 species of animals. Blocks west of the port, ride the iconic cable car up to beautiful Wellington Botanic Garden, with a cable car museum, observatory, and planetarium. Catch a shuttle out to the Zealandia ecosanctuary, a project to restore 556 acres of bush, where you can hike to the singing of native birds. On Miramar Peninsula, film fans off a Wellington cruise make their journey to Middle Earth—and beyond—to learn secrets of great film making. Weta Workshop is the design and effects facility behind big movies like Blade Runner 2049, Thor: Ragnarok, Power Rangers, Man of Steel, and several Hobbit properties. To taste your way through Wellington, start on Cuba Street, home to hipsters, artists, and lovers of all things vintage. Amid the city's creative craft beer scene, the street has colorful shops and street performers, as well as bohemian bars and cafés. For food and drink, look for Husk, café by day, beer bar by night; Olive, with big breakfasts, excellent waffles, and mimosas; Laundry, when you feel like a classic burger or tacos; Floriditas, famous for eggs and scones; and Midnight Espresso, the quirky place for coffee, snacks, and people watching.

Napier, New Zealand, New Zealand
Discover Art Deco architecture, an alluring seaside town, and some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wineries. Napier’s devastating 1931 earthquake resulted in a magnificent rebuilding effort that makes the city home to the greatest density of Art Deco buildings in the world. Stroll along Napier’s lovely streets and admire the architecture characterized by bold symmetrical shapes, linearity balanced by gentle curves, and sometimes intricate ornamentation. Visit lovely cafés, restaurants, and shops as you explore Napier’s seaside sights. Enjoy a beer, or fish and chips. Take a traditional tea break and sample a Pavlova, a New Zealand dessert of meringue and fresh fruit. Journey outside the city to explore some of New Zealand’s most spectacular wine vintages in Hawke’s Bay. Tour the wineries and enjoy exclusive wine tastings. Bird watchers and eco-tourists can visit Cape Kidnappers to admire the world’s largest gannet nesting site. Explore sheep farms, lush coastal scenery, mountain top lookouts, or just sit back and relax at a café in Napier, taking in the ambiance of another era.


Pricing (per person)

  • All (17)
Quad Triple Twin Single

11 - Inside

AU$ 2,222 AU$ 2,304 AU$ 2,467 AU$ 4,547

10 - Inside

AU$ 2,230 AU$ 2,314 AU$ 2,482 AU$ 4,578

09 - Inside

AU$ 2,245 AU$ 2,335 AU$ 2,513 AU$ 4,639

08 - Outside

AU$ 2,365 AU$ 2,494 AU$ 2,752 AU$ 5,117

07 - Outside

AU$ 2,418 AU$ 2,565 AU$ 2,859 AU$ 5,332

1B - Balcony

AU$ 2,442 AU$ 2,684 AU$ 3,167 AU$ 5,948

2D - Balcony

AU$ 2,466 AU$ 2,715 AU$ 3,214 AU$ 6,041

2C - Balcony

AU$ 2,473 AU$ 2,725 AU$ 3,229 AU$ 6,072

1A - Balcony

AU$ 2,489 AU$ 2,746 AU$ 3,260 AU$ 6,133

1C - Balcony

AU$ 2,550 AU$ 2,828 AU$ 3,383 AU$ 6,380

2B - Balcony

AU$ 2,558 AU$ 2,838 AU$ 3,398 AU$ 6,410

SV - Balcony

AU$ 2,573 AU$ 2,859 AU$ 3,429 AU$ 6,472

2A - Balcony

AU$ 2,604 AU$ 2,900 AU$ 3,491 AU$ 6,595

C3 - Balcony

AU$ 2,715 AU$ 3,005 AU$ 3,583 AU$ 6,780

C2 - Balcony

AU$ 2,777 AU$ 3,087 AU$ 3,706 AU$ 7,026

A2 - Balcony

AU$ 2,900 AU$ 3,251 AU$ 3,953 AU$ 7,519

A1 - Balcony

AU$ 3,054 AU$ 3,457 AU$ 4,261 AU$ 8,135

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