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Los Angeles/Sydney
39-night Tropical Treasures of the Pacific Cruise
January 4, 2021
Viking Cruises: Viking Sun
Los Angeles/Sydney
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Cruise Inclusions

Viking Inclusive Value:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • 24-hour room service, specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Top-rated spa and state-of-the-art fitness center access
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with purchase of Viking Air
  • Included features valued at over $200 per person, per day

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Los Angeles

Los Angeles 01/04/2021

Welcome to Los Angeles—the "City of Angels" scenically set between the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a panoramic drive around America's most glamorous city, home to leading film stars and Hollywood legends. Or, cycle along the iconic Santa Monica beach and among the colorful canals of quirky Venice on an electric bike.,
01/04/2021 01/04/2021
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara 01/05/2021

Visit Santa Barbara today—also known as the "American Riviera". Famed for its pristine beaches, world-class vineyards and scenic vistas, this jewel of the California coast is yours to explore. Discover Santa Barbara's Spanish heritage on a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, one of the town's most recognized and prized landmarks. Wander through its lush gardens as you gaze at the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. Or, follow the Urban Wine Trail and sample some of California's critically acclaimed vintages that celebrate Santa Barbara's passion for producing fine wine.,
01/05/2021 01/05/2021
At Sea
01/06/2021 01/06/2021
At Sea
01/07/2021 01/07/2021
At Sea
01/08/2021 01/08/2021
At Sea
01/09/2021 01/09/2021
At Sea

At Sea 01/10/2021

When Ferdinand Magellan crossed the Pacific Ocean almost 500 years ago, he dubbed it Mar Pacífico, meaning "peaceful sea". Cruise the Pacific Ocean as we depart California's West Coast for the Hawaiian islands. Perhaps attend a regional cooking class at The Kitchen Table, or take in an onboard lecture.,
01/10/2021 01/10/2021
Kauai

Kauai 01/11/2021

Call today on Hawaii's "Garden Island". The fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai's landscape is lush, green, and stunningly beautiful. You can explore on foot or by motor vehicle, or take to the skies for a bird's-eye view of this idyllic island paradise. You may discover the Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens & Sculpture Park—an infusion of beautiful flora and art. The gardens are home to one of the largest collections of bronze sculptures in the US. Or, follow in the footsteps of Captain James Cook, who arrived on these shores in 1778.,
01/11/2021 01/11/2021
Honolulu

Honolulu 01/12/2021

Arrive today in the cosmopolitan capital of Hawaii. You will find everything from historic landmarks to world-class shopping on the island of Oahu. Downtown is brimming with fine eateries to suit every palate entwined with fabulous boutiques offering everything from upscale chic to beachside glamour. Or, head to Waikiki Beach, where you can soak up the sun along shores blessed with pristine sands. Visit historic Pearl Harbor and see where the tragic events of December 7, 1941, unfolded, when Japan launched a surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet's battleship base. Or, immerse yourself in nature as you discover the island's endemic flora and fauna.,
01/12/2021 01/12/2021
At Sea
01/13/2021 01/13/2021
At Sea
01/14/2021 01/14/2021
At Sea
01/15/2021 01/15/2021
At Sea
01/16/2021 01/16/2021
At Sea

At Sea 01/17/2021

Spend five days at sea as you sail toward the islands of French Polynesia. Enjoy a range of international cuisine on board. Choose from casual café fare at the World Café, poolside cuisine cooked fresh to order at the Pool Grill, or fine dining and regional specialties in The Restaurant.,
01/17/2021 01/17/2021
Vaitape

Vaitape 01/18/2021

Arrive in Vaitape on the island of Bora Bora today, whose landscape is dominated by an extinct volcano in the shape of two moss-green peaks surrounded by an aquamarine lagoon. Bora Bora is the quintessential Polynesian paradise, as is exhibited by its lovely beaches and clear blue seas, through its cuisine, or during its crimson sunsets. Embark by open-air bus on a scenic tour of the natural and historic sites, including Faanui Bay and Bora Bora's biggest Polynesian temple. Or, explore the waters off Bora Bora and swim among colorful tropical fish, stingrays, and sharks.,
01/18/2021 01/18/2021
Opunohu Bay, Moorea

Opunohu Bay, Moorea 01/19/2021

Arrive at a tropical island paradise as you call on Moorea today. Famed for its unprecedented beauty, Charles Darwin described the surrounding barrier reef as "a picture in a frame". As you explore, you will certainly see why. Serene turquoise waters lap the shores of bays which enjoy a backdrop of dramatic volcanic peaks. Its cuisine is as colorful as its landscapes, with influences from European and Chinese settlers. During your time here, you may take in this idyllic paradise from the water as you relax on board a catamaran, or immerse yourself in Polynesian traditions and customs as you engage with locals.,
01/19/2021 01/19/2021
Papeete

Papeete 01/20/2021

Tahiti is the largest of the islands of French Polynesia and Papeete is its principal city. It breathes the same easygoing atmosphere as the rest of the archipelago, an earthly paradise with its turquoise waters, tranquil beaches, and stunning underwater world. The island's French and Polynesian cultures can be seen in the town's covered market, whose colorful displays are a delight for the senses. Admire the Catholic cathedral and the grand colonial design of the Papeete Town Hall, or Mairie de Papeete.,
01/20/2021 01/20/2021
At Sea
01/21/2021 01/21/2021
At Sea
01/22/2021 01/22/2021
At Sea
01/23/2021 01/23/2021
At Sea

At Sea 01/24/2021

Cruise the South Pacific today as we sail toward New Zealand. Enjoy the amenities of your ship as you cruise. Tonight, perhaps savor an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi's or sample international fare in the World Café.,
01/24/2021 01/24/2021
Cross International Dateline

Cross International Dateline 01/25/2021

As you cross the International Date Line today, you will "cruise into the future", effectively skipping a day. Crossing this meridian is a time-honored travel milestone long marked by ceremony. You can raise a glass to the event, whether you are celebrating in the Explorers' Lounge or on the Aquavit Terrace.,
01/25/2021 01/25/2021
At Sea

At Sea 01/26/2021

Vessels have been sailing the indigo waters of the South Pacific since prehistoric times. Spend a day at sea on these beautiful waters as you cruise into New Zealand, just prior to visiting the Bay of Islands.,
01/26/2021 01/26/2021
At Sea
01/27/2021 01/27/2021
Waitangi

Waitangi 01/28/2021

Today, call into Waitangi, located in the far north of New Zealand's North Island. Its name means "weeping waters" in Maori and it was here, at this stunning seaside location, that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on February 6, 1840. Captain William Hobson and 52 Maori chiefs signed the treaty, an act that was considered the founding of New Zealand as a nation. Today, it is celebrated annually with a public holiday and spirited bicultural ceremony on the grounds of Treaty House.,
01/28/2021 01/28/2021
Auckland

Auckland 01/29/2021

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 Kiwi 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.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of Auckland City.
 
Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacific atmosphere and cuisine.
 
Enjoy a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum standing in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano, one of a number of extinct volcanoes within the Auckland region.
 
                                    Enjoy an authentic display of Maori culture. Following the Maori Performance experience what is known as the world’s best collection of Maori Taonga (Treasures) and South Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Museum.
 
For a bird’s eye view of Auckland, its harbour and outlying islands, visit the Sky Tower which soars to an incredible 328 metres above Auckland, offering the best views of the city. The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower has four observation decks including an outdoor deck, glass lift and floor panels, and multi lingual audio guides.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
 
Includes:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Entrance to Auckland Museum with Maori performance and Maori gallery tour
  • Entrance to SkyTower
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
 
North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade tour featuring highlights of the north Auckland region,

the Takatu Peninsula and Matakana Coast.

 

The Takatu Peninsula is a very ‘undiscovered’ part of Auckland’s eastern coastline, looking out to Kawau Island and encompassing the fabulously uncrowded surf beaches of Tawharanui Regional Park. Vineyards, museums and the crafts and pottery at nearby Matakana add to the charm of the region.

 

Begin your drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge viewing the Waitemata Harbour and the North Shore areas of the city before entering the tranquil countryside of the Rodney District.

 

Upon arrival at Brick Bay Wines, enjoy a shared platter style lunch (including glass of local wine, tea/coffee and sweet treat) at the Brick Bay café overlooking the sculpture exhibits and vineyard.

 

Following lunch, enjoy walking through their sculpture trail. Showcasing contemporary sculpture by established and emerging artists, you will experience the art in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees and majestic palms, abundant birdlife, and green pastures all overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. It is a unique outdoor gallery experience, where an ever changing display of 25 to 30 works is sensitively sited along the 2 kilometre trail. The track is an easy one hour walk suitable for most ages and abilities. Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley, there are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail.

 

Continue to Tawharanui Regional Park - for a leisurely walk to view the natural wonderland of the bush and beach followed by a drive to the beautiful Leigh Harbour via the scenic Matakana countryside if time permits.

 

Return to Auckland - if time permits there may be the opportunity to visit some of the local vineyards, such as Ascension, Heron’s Flight Vineyard and Hyperion Wines.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 8 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at Brick Bay Wines
  • Sculpture trail at Brick Bay Wines
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Wine tasting charges

 
Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your half day tailormade tour featuring the highlights of the Auckland region.

 

Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacifica atmosphere and cuisine.

 

Travel west to the spectacular West Coast beaches, where you will experience the magnitude of the area, the softness of black sand and the cool ocean breeze. Visit Muriwai Beach to enjoy the opportunity of a light walk and explore this unique New Zealand coastal landscape with its rugged surf pounded cliffs .View the nesting sites of one of the world’s largest sea birds, the Gannet, in their natural environment.

 

Return to the Kumeu area - New Zealand’s most concentrated wine making region which has a distinct Mediterranean flavour. Many of the vineyards were settled by Dalmation migrants in valleys and on the sunny slopes footing the dramatic Waitakere Ranges. There is the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting if desired.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Winetasting charges
01/29/2021 01/29/2021
Auckland

Auckland 01/30/2021

Enjoy a second day in Auckland, known as the "City of Sails" and set between two harbors. This seafaring city has hosted two America's Cup challenges and its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts. You may choose to glide through the waters of Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf in an America's Cup yacht. Or, get a taste of Auckland on a tour through some of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of Auckland City.
 
Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacific atmosphere and cuisine.
 
Enjoy a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum standing in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano, one of a number of extinct volcanoes within the Auckland region.
 
                                    Enjoy an authentic display of Maori culture. Following the Maori Performance experience what is known as the world’s best collection of Maori Taonga (Treasures) and South Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Museum.
 
For a bird’s eye view of Auckland, its harbour and outlying islands, visit the Sky Tower which soars to an incredible 328 metres above Auckland, offering the best views of the city. The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower has four observation decks including an outdoor deck, glass lift and floor panels, and multi lingual audio guides.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
 
Includes:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Entrance to Auckland Museum with Maori performance and Maori gallery tour
  • Entrance to SkyTower
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
 
North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade tour featuring highlights of the north Auckland region,

the Takatu Peninsula and Matakana Coast.

 

The Takatu Peninsula is a very ‘undiscovered’ part of Auckland’s eastern coastline, looking out to Kawau Island and encompassing the fabulously uncrowded surf beaches of Tawharanui Regional Park. Vineyards, museums and the crafts and pottery at nearby Matakana add to the charm of the region.

 

Begin your drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge viewing the Waitemata Harbour and the North Shore areas of the city before entering the tranquil countryside of the Rodney District.

 

Upon arrival at Brick Bay Wines, enjoy a shared platter style lunch (including glass of local wine, tea/coffee and sweet treat) at the Brick Bay café overlooking the sculpture exhibits and vineyard.

 

Following lunch, enjoy walking through their sculpture trail. Showcasing contemporary sculpture by established and emerging artists, you will experience the art in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees and majestic palms, abundant birdlife, and green pastures all overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. It is a unique outdoor gallery experience, where an ever changing display of 25 to 30 works is sensitively sited along the 2 kilometre trail. The track is an easy one hour walk suitable for most ages and abilities. Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley, there are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail.

 

Continue to Tawharanui Regional Park - for a leisurely walk to view the natural wonderland of the bush and beach followed by a drive to the beautiful Leigh Harbour via the scenic Matakana countryside if time permits.

 

Return to Auckland - if time permits there may be the opportunity to visit some of the local vineyards, such as Ascension, Heron’s Flight Vineyard and Hyperion Wines.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 8 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at Brick Bay Wines
  • Sculpture trail at Brick Bay Wines
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Wine tasting charges

 
Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your half day tailormade tour featuring the highlights of the Auckland region.

 

Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacifica atmosphere and cuisine.

 

Travel west to the spectacular West Coast beaches, where you will experience the magnitude of the area, the softness of black sand and the cool ocean breeze. Visit Muriwai Beach to enjoy the opportunity of a light walk and explore this unique New Zealand coastal landscape with its rugged surf pounded cliffs .View the nesting sites of one of the world’s largest sea birds, the Gannet, in their natural environment.

 

Return to the Kumeu area - New Zealand’s most concentrated wine making region which has a distinct Mediterranean flavour. Many of the vineyards were settled by Dalmation migrants in valleys and on the sunny slopes footing the dramatic Waitakere Ranges. There is the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting if desired.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Winetasting charges
01/30/2021 01/30/2021
Auckland

Auckland 01/31/2021

With more time in port, you can visit more of Auckland and its splendid beauty. Head in the the heart of New Zealand's wine country and sample some of its world acclaimed wines. Or, explore North Island's west coast and admire its unspoiled beauty. Visit a local farm and experience local life in the farming community.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of Auckland City.
 
Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacific atmosphere and cuisine.
 
Enjoy a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum standing in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano, one of a number of extinct volcanoes within the Auckland region.
 
                                    Enjoy an authentic display of Maori culture. Following the Maori Performance experience what is known as the world’s best collection of Maori Taonga (Treasures) and South Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Museum.
 
For a bird’s eye view of Auckland, its harbour and outlying islands, visit the Sky Tower which soars to an incredible 328 metres above Auckland, offering the best views of the city. The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower has four observation decks including an outdoor deck, glass lift and floor panels, and multi lingual audio guides.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
 
Includes:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Entrance to Auckland Museum with Maori performance and Maori gallery tour
  • Entrance to SkyTower
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
 
North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade tour featuring highlights of the north Auckland region,

the Takatu Peninsula and Matakana Coast.

 

The Takatu Peninsula is a very ‘undiscovered’ part of Auckland’s eastern coastline, looking out to Kawau Island and encompassing the fabulously uncrowded surf beaches of Tawharanui Regional Park. Vineyards, museums and the crafts and pottery at nearby Matakana add to the charm of the region.

 

Begin your drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge viewing the Waitemata Harbour and the North Shore areas of the city before entering the tranquil countryside of the Rodney District.

 

Upon arrival at Brick Bay Wines, enjoy a shared platter style lunch (including glass of local wine, tea/coffee and sweet treat) at the Brick Bay café overlooking the sculpture exhibits and vineyard.

 

Following lunch, enjoy walking through their sculpture trail. Showcasing contemporary sculpture by established and emerging artists, you will experience the art in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees and majestic palms, abundant birdlife, and green pastures all overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. It is a unique outdoor gallery experience, where an ever changing display of 25 to 30 works is sensitively sited along the 2 kilometre trail. The track is an easy one hour walk suitable for most ages and abilities. Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley, there are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail.

 

Continue to Tawharanui Regional Park - for a leisurely walk to view the natural wonderland of the bush and beach followed by a drive to the beautiful Leigh Harbour via the scenic Matakana countryside if time permits.

 

Return to Auckland - if time permits there may be the opportunity to visit some of the local vineyards, such as Ascension, Heron’s Flight Vineyard and Hyperion Wines.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 8 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at Brick Bay Wines
  • Sculpture trail at Brick Bay Wines
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Wine tasting charges

 
Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your half day tailormade tour featuring the highlights of the Auckland region.

 

Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacifica atmosphere and cuisine.

 

Travel west to the spectacular West Coast beaches, where you will experience the magnitude of the area, the softness of black sand and the cool ocean breeze. Visit Muriwai Beach to enjoy the opportunity of a light walk and explore this unique New Zealand coastal landscape with its rugged surf pounded cliffs .View the nesting sites of one of the world’s largest sea birds, the Gannet, in their natural environment.

 

Return to the Kumeu area - New Zealand’s most concentrated wine making region which has a distinct Mediterranean flavour. Many of the vineyards were settled by Dalmation migrants in valleys and on the sunny slopes footing the dramatic Waitakere Ranges. There is the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting if desired.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Winetasting charges
01/31/2021 01/31/2021
At Sea

At Sea 02/01/2021

While at sea, start your day with a walk around the Promenade Deck. Join one of yoga classes and find your inner calm or sign up for one of optional cooking classes at The Kitchen Table. Tonight, enjoy an elegant meal in The Restaurant.,
02/01/2021 02/01/2021
Napier

Napier 02/02/2021

Cruise into Hawke's Bay today, New Zealand's second-largest wine-growing region. Disembark to explore Napier's Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was destroyed during a 1931 earthquake. Its eclectic 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 farther 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.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Napier - Hawke's Bay highlights - full day tour (7 hours)

You will be met dockside at the Port of Napier by your private guide and driver for a full day tour of Hawke's Bay, including highlights such as food and wine, sightseeing, history, Maori culture and artists and also spend time with some of the personalities of the Bay.

 

Taste wonderful wines, meet fascinating artists, explore stunning scenery, absorb history, enjoy a drive to the summit of Te Mata Peak for stunning views of the region (weather permitting) and enjoy a platter lunch at a winery restaurant.

 

Visit and talk with a Maori who can provide a spiritual insight into their culture and can clearly demonstrate what it is that makes this indigenous people so special. He will give you a cultural welcome on to their land.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 7 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at a vineyard
  • Winetasting
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch

 
02/02/2021 02/02/2021
Wellington

Wellington 02/03/2021

Visit Wellington today, 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 city enjoys a splendid setting among mountains and the 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. Perhaps 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.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Wellington - Lord of the Rings Movie Magic - half day tour (5 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour delving into the magic that is the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

 

Sir Peter Jackson, Oscar winning film director & Sir Richard Taylor Oscar winning special effects director, both live in Wellington. Their studios, Post Production office, Weta Digital effects and Weta Workshops are based here. During the tour you’ll drive by the Embassy Theatre which hosted the World Premieres of LOTR, The Return of the King in 2003 & The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey in 2012.

 

Enjoy a 45 minute guided tour at Weta Workshop, where the story of the creative process is told by crew members, using the props, models and weapons they helped make for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. See the work being undertaken inside one of the world’s leading movie effects operations and visit Weta Cave Shop - a cavern of creativity in its own right boasts a huge range of movie merchandise.

 

Continue to Mount Victoria to view film locations for The Outer Shire & The Race to the Ferry, before returning to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 5 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and  touring as noted
  • Entrance to Weta Cave with Window into Workshop tour
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
Wellington - Eastern suburbs blossoms and bays - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour to the elegant Eastern Suburbs.
 
Wellington – Capital City and cultural centre of New Zealand.  Nestled between a dramatic harbour and bush clad hills, this thriving characteristic city is home to a feast of attractions including theatre, arts, parks and museums.
 
Travel to the residential area of Lowry Bay, travelling via the Hutt Valley and Petone Esplanade, enjoying views of Somes Island and the Northern reaches of Wellington Harbour.
 
Arrive at a gracious private home and enjoy morning tea, followed by an optional walk in your Hosts garden.
 
Continue your scenic drive to Eastbourne and onto Days Bay, where you can enjoy a stroll on the level coastal track to enjoy vistas of the Wellington Heads, Cook Strait – and on a clear day, out to the Kaikoura Ranges.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and  touring as noted
  • Morning tea in a private home
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals

 
Wellington - City Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, Wellington.
 
Wellington – Capital City and cultural centre of New Zealand.  Nestled between a dramatic harbour and bush clad hills, this thriving characteristic city is home to a feast of attractions including theatre, arts, parks and museums.
 
                                  Enjoy dramatic views of the city from Mount Victoria before continuing on a short drive to 'Te Papa' - The Museum of New Zealand where you will enjoy highlights on an informal guided tour.  There will be the opportunity for some shopping at the excellent souvenir shop.
 
Continue by driving past Old Saint Paul's Cathedral - the finest example of Revival Gothic architecture in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
Travel via the famous Beehive and Parliament Buildings, highlighting the differences in architecture between the old and the new.
 
Continue to the Botanical Gardens, where you will find the exquisite Lady Norwood Rose Gardens, which invite for a walk if time permits.
                                 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Guided tour at Te Papa (shared basis)
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
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Lyttleton (Christchurch)

Lyttleton (Christchurch) 02/04/2021

Explore the English-flavored 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 Center, where you can experience life in the continent's harsh climate and meet some resident penguins.,
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At Sea

At Sea 02/05/2021

As you sail today, share a cappuccino in the Viking Bar with new friends, enjoy a visit to The Spa, or relax on the Sun Deck. Finish the day with a drink in Tórshavn.,
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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound 02/06/2021

Spend your day cruising through the tranquility of the Doubtful Sound. The deepest and second-longest of the South Island fjords was originally named Doubtful Harbor by explorer Captain James Cook, then later renamed by whalers and sealers. The fjord's imposing peaks rise up to more than 5,000 feet, transitioning from verdant forest to rugged rock along the way. The area's mixture of both freshwater and saltwater makes it home to a diverse ecosystem, including one of the southernmost pods of bottlenose dolphins. Keep watch for fur seals and penguins sunning themselves near the entrance to the fjord.,
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At Sea
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At Sea

At Sea 02/08/2021

Cruise the 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 two days at sea provide 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.,
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Hobart

Hobart 02/09/2021

Explore the fabled island of Tasmania, Australia's smallest state, 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 neighborhoods and traditional pubs are best explored on foot. As we are docked here overnight, you will have plenty of time to explore.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Hobart - Half Day Sightseeing Tour - HD Tour
Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington. It is a provocative mix of historic and contemporary art and culture.
 
Highlights:
  • Walk through Royal Botanic Garden
  • Visit Mt Wellington summit for a photo opportunity
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive through Hobart
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide and vehicle
Not Included:
  • Lunch or morning tea
Hobart: Hobart Highlights - 4 hours
You will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day city sights tour of Hobart.

Please note: It is recommended you wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
 
With your local guide gain an introduction to Hobart and learn about the fascinating Indigenous and colonial history through fun, informative tales. Wander the period lanes of Salamanca and Battery Point, visit markets, galleries and villages, meet the makers and interact with the locals.
 
Have the opportunity to walk the historic boulevards of downtown, passing stunning urban gardens and Victorian architecture. Stop to admire street art or visit one of the many eclectic boutiques before stopping for morning tea.>
 
Spend the rest of the day exploring some of the city’s vibrant local neighbourhood. Visit a historic local brewer or world class distillery and fine food stores.
 
On conclusion of your tour your guide will return you to your cruise vessel in Hobart.

Tour duration: approximately 4 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship
Cost excludes: -
Hobart: Hobart Eat & Art - 8 hours
Your private guide and driver will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full-day tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Field National Park to explore some of Tasmania’s best wildlife and wildernesses.
 
Spend the morning getting acquainted with the city of Hobart through the eyes of a well-informed and connected guide. Visiting private galleries, backstreet cafes and popular local haunts with the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the makers.
 
Wander the historic backstreets and the waterfront area of Salamanca and Battery Point. Hear about curious characters from Hobart's past and present who have helped to shape this eclectic and culturally rich regional capital.
 
A short drive from the city, in charming, country surrounds, is the destination restaurant and organic farm, The Agrarian Kitchen. You will be taken on a hosted tour of the grounds and kitchens, meet the chef and enjoy a sensational two-course meal of seasonal, local-produce.
 
 Spend the afternoon exploring one of the city's most iconic attractions at your own pace. David Walsh's MONA has helped to redefine Tasmania to a generation of Australians. It's experimental, boundary-pushing exhibitions belong on every visitor's list. Return to the city via one of MONA's very own, purpose-built ferries.
 
On conclusion of your tour you will be transferred back to your cruise vessel in Hobart.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship and lunch, entry to MONA 
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
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Hobart

Hobart 02/10/2021

Enjoy a second day in Hobart today. You might wish to tour the former penal colony of Port Arthur, 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.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Hobart - Half Day Sightseeing Tour - HD Tour
Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington. It is a provocative mix of historic and contemporary art and culture.
 
Highlights:
  • Walk through Royal Botanic Garden
  • Visit Mt Wellington summit for a photo opportunity
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive through Hobart
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide and vehicle
Not Included:
  • Lunch or morning tea
Hobart: Hobart Highlights - 4 hours
You will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day city sights tour of Hobart.

Please note: It is recommended you wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
 
With your local guide gain an introduction to Hobart and learn about the fascinating Indigenous and colonial history through fun, informative tales. Wander the period lanes of Salamanca and Battery Point, visit markets, galleries and villages, meet the makers and interact with the locals.
 
Have the opportunity to walk the historic boulevards of downtown, passing stunning urban gardens and Victorian architecture. Stop to admire street art or visit one of the many eclectic boutiques before stopping for morning tea.>
 
Spend the rest of the day exploring some of the city’s vibrant local neighbourhood. Visit a historic local brewer or world class distillery and fine food stores.
 
On conclusion of your tour your guide will return you to your cruise vessel in Hobart.

Tour duration: approximately 4 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship
Cost excludes: -
Hobart: Hobart Eat & Art - 8 hours
Your private guide and driver will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full-day tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Field National Park to explore some of Tasmania’s best wildlife and wildernesses.
 
Spend the morning getting acquainted with the city of Hobart through the eyes of a well-informed and connected guide. Visiting private galleries, backstreet cafes and popular local haunts with the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the makers.
 
Wander the historic backstreets and the waterfront area of Salamanca and Battery Point. Hear about curious characters from Hobart's past and present who have helped to shape this eclectic and culturally rich regional capital.
 
A short drive from the city, in charming, country surrounds, is the destination restaurant and organic farm, The Agrarian Kitchen. You will be taken on a hosted tour of the grounds and kitchens, meet the chef and enjoy a sensational two-course meal of seasonal, local-produce.
 
 Spend the afternoon exploring one of the city's most iconic attractions at your own pace. David Walsh's MONA has helped to redefine Tasmania to a generation of Australians. It's experimental, boundary-pushing exhibitions belong on every visitor's list. Return to the city via one of MONA's very own, purpose-built ferries.
 
On conclusion of your tour you will be transferred back to your cruise vessel in Hobart.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship and lunch, entry to MONA 
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
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Melbourne

Melbourne 02/11/2021

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 livable 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.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - FD Tour
One of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road stretches 550 km along the southern coast of Victoria. Climb aboard your light aircraft and take one of the world's truly great scenic flights. Travel it and you will discover some of the world's most inspiring scenery, an ever-changing hinterland and charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches.
 
Highlights:
  • Enjoy breath-taking aerial views of the 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson's Steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay.
  • Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach
  • Discover seaside villages such as the popular town of Lorne
  • See koalas in the wild at Kennett River
  • View the sculptured beauty of The Twelve Apostles
Tour Duration: 8.5hrs

Tour can operate: Anytime

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
  • Lunch
  • Private vehicle and driver/guide

Not Included: 

 
Melbourne - National Galley Australia - HD Tour
Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place and a unique cultural precinct. It brings together a mix of creative attractions including the Australian collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
 
Highlights:
  • Experience one of nation's finest Aboriginal Art collections
  • All of the household names of Australia's artists are represented in the extensive collections including McCubbin, Streeton, Nolan and many more
  • Your guide, a museum and art curator by profession will take you on a private tour through the collection
Tour Duration: 1.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes - Vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • The services of a professional tour  guide
  • Vehicle
     
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Melbourne: Highlights - 6 hours
This extended half day tour is one of the best ways to get to know the ins and outs of Melbourne.
 
After meeting your private guide and vehicle at the cruise terminal, you will begin unravelling Melbourne’s history by driving along The Golden Mile, past the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.
 
Migrant groups give Melbourne its edge. Visit some of Melbourne’s cultural precincts and grab a sidewalk coffee at a chic laneway café. For Melbournians today, life revolves around food, fashion, beaches and sport. Take some time to connect with the city and its people with this ‘local’s look’. Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. Many are real entertainers and have had their stalls passed down through generations. Your taste buds will be left tingling as you sample their wares.
 
Take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with sport. Enjoy a stroll through some of Melbourne’s iconic laneways – home to the best and unique bars, galleries, boutiques and cafés in the city.
 

Lunch at a local restaurant is included today. After lunch, you are transferred back to the city and your cruise vessel.

Tour duration: approximately 6 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
 
Melbourne: Laneways Walking Tour - 4 hours
This morning you will be met at the cruise terminal and transferred to Federation Square in the city by private transfer, where you start your private walking tour of Melbourne’s hidden gems.
 
Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many gems. Join this indulgent walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. See over 30 stores on this casual stroll. Morning tea is included before a restaurant lunch.
 
The tour will conclude after lunch where you will be returned to your cruise vessel by private transfer.
 
Tour duration: approximately 4 hours
Cost includes: professional local guide, transfers from/to cruise ship, morning tea, lunch
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch, any extra purchases at shops
 
Melbourne: Great Ocean Road And Scenic Flight - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Great Ocean Road.
 
Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, with rugged cliffs and big waves. Visit and learn about the historic Split Point Lighthouse, located in the town of Aireys Inlet. This beacon of light is credited with saving hundreds of ships and thousands of lives along Australia’s treacherous ‘shipwreck coast’.
 
Soak up the atmosphere of Victoria’s premier holiday town, Lorne, before marvelling at the cliff-hugging road that stretches between Lorne and Apollo Bay. It is one of the most spectacular roads in the world, home to monstrous cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves and secluded beaches. En route, visit the wild Koalas of Kennet River and get acquainted with some of Australia’s most colourful birds.
 
A delicious lunch at a local restaurant is included this afternoon. Then climb aboard your helicopter and take one of the world’s most truly greatest scenic flights. For the rest of the road you’ll be flying high. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson’s Steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay.
 
Your journey back to Melbourne is a relaxing drive that will take you through the majestic Otway Ranges before arriving back at your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch, scenic flight in light aircraft
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Alleyways & Arcades of Melbourne
Join an A&K historian for your own private walk through the heart of 'Marvellous Melbourne'. Your journey starts with a ride on one of Melbourne's iconic and much loved trams (trolley cars). Your guide will lead you through the city's fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways - you will discover lanes filled with trendy cafes and eclectic boutiques not to mention some 'out there' graffiti street art and of course you will have plenty of time along on the way to admire landmark buildings like the Block Arcade with its dazzlingly high Victorian interior decoration or some truly grand 19th century commercial buildings like the Gothic Bank. You will see the hand of progress as you encounter buildings that have been renewed and transformed like old General Post Office. The Arcades and Alleyways tour is a wonderful way to discover Melbourne's architectural and cultural heritage.
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At Sea

At Sea 02/12/2021

Trace Australia's renowned Gold Coast, lined with resorts and picturesque beaches. As you cruise today, mingle with newfound friends in The Living Room, browse the Scandinavian-inspired artwork throughout your ship, and attend a talk about your upcoming ports.,
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Sydney

Sydney 02/13/2021

Disembark in Sydney today, home to the famed Sydney Opera House and countless other cultural institutions beloved by Aussies. You may transfer to the airport for your flight home or explore more of this spectacular city.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational lunch cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 54 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.
 
Highlights:
  • See the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and Fort Denison from the water
  • A barbeque lunch is served on board, while anchored in a secluded cove
Tour Duration: 4hrs (12.30pm – 4.30pm)
 
Tour can operate:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday
Departs with minimum 2-4 passengers depending on date
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour
Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit. A thrilling way to view the icons of Sydney's harbour and beyond.
 
Highlights:
  • Get up close and personal with this amazing structure
  • Celebrate with your group at the top and take photos that will last a lifetime
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Any time of year but weather dependent
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate - High
 
Inclusions:
  • Return private transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour
A mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the waters edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine.
 
Highlights:
  • Stunning views of Sydney from the seaplane
  • Fly a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime, weather dependent
Seaplane is on a scheduled/shared basis.
At time of booking, guests individual weights are required as it is a legal requirement.
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • 3 course lunch
  • Return transfers to/from Rose Bay
     
Not Included:
  • Beverages during lunch (payable direct to Cottage Point)
Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your luxury eco-tour into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region, Blue Mountains.
 
Continuing your journey to the Blue Mountains National Park, where you will enter a little known hidden clearing to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. Enjoy morning tea in a secluded valley, where you may see kangaroos grazing in the wild.
 
Visit a number of scenic lookouts, including Kings Tableland with its breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley. See firsthand the ruggedness and beauty that the Blue Mountains are famous for.
 
Lunch is included today at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Then head to Wentworth Falls and take a short walk to the falls with your guide. Enjoy stunning views and experience the local flora and fauna up close as your guide shares their knowledge of the incredible geology of the Blue Mountains and how they were formed.
 
Re-join your vehicle and travel towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters and learn the Aboriginal legend behind this famous rock formation while marvelling at the stunning views of Jamison Valley. Then continue around Narrow Neck Plateau for more incredible vantage points.
 
Then sit back and relax during your journey back through Sydney’s western suburbs and across the ANZAC Bridge to reboard your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, wildlife park entry fee, morning tea, lunch, national park fee
 Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Hunter Valley.
 
180 years young, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that is home to over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
 
Travelling north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, your first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well-renowned viticulture area, where you sample exquisite wines in a private area.
 
Then continue on to Leogate Estate, one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award-winning wines can provide. Sample a selection of cheeses to accompany your wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the winemaking process. Then enjoy a relaxing 2-course lunch: a selection of platters with a glass of red or white wine, followed by a dessert of choice.
 
After lunch, travel to Keith Tulloch Winery, a small family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”.  Sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine – a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.  
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.

Tour duration: approximately 10 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, morning tea, lunch, wine tasting
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
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Viking Cruises: Viking Sun
Expand your horizons on comfortable, state-of-the-art ships, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way. Whether you seek to expand your palate, your knowledge, or just your circle of friends with like-minded people, Viking's Ocean Vessels are designed with a unique onboard experience in mind, from the serene Wintergarden, perfect for a calming cup of tea; to The Spa, a Nordic sanctuary of wellness; to the Library, carefully curated with books to add to your knowledge. Not to mention inspiring onboard talks that help you understand every destination in depth. All set in tasteful, understated elegance. And all designed to deliver a life-enriching experience that stays with you forever.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2017
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2017
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Norway
Tonnage (GRT)
47,800
Guests (Lowers)
930
Total Guests
930
Passenger Decks
8
Number of Crew
465
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
465
Suites
14
Balconies
465
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible
2
Whether you seek to expand your palate, your knowledge, or your circle of friends, Viking is creating a unique onboard experience to ensure you can explore in comfort. Like enrichment lectures that breathe insight into your destinations, or Privileged Access behind-the-scenes tours of the Hermitage. Plus cooking classes that bring forth the cuisine of your destinations at The Kitchen Table, where you can gather knowledge with like-minded explorers. All in a setting of understated elegance and comfort. Welcome to a different kind of ship, a different kind of journey.
Tipping Policy
It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to the guest's satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the full fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    For guests' convenience, all Viking ships have Internet access, as follows:

    • Ships in Europe, Russia and Ukraine - There is free Wi-Fi available, so you can bring your laptop and get online at any time. Alternatively, each ship has a few computers for guest use; there are desktop machines in Russia and laptops in Europe that guests may use free of charge. Guests who bring laptops to Russia may wish to bring a LAN cable for use in their stateroom; this may work a bit better than the wireless LAN in rural areas along the river.
    • Ships in China - There is an Internet café with desktop stations for guest use, free of charge. There is no onboard wireless network in China or Southeast Asia, so you will not be able to get Internet service on your personal computer while on the ship, although you may be able to do so during hotel stays.
    • Please note - Shipboard service may be unreliable during certain parts of the journey. The Internet connection functions via cellular service or satellite downlink, and there may be times when reception is not possible and/or when the connection is quite slow. For this reason, it is recommended that guests use the internet connection checking and sending email only, and not for downloading large files or watching video online.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Viking reserves the right not to accept passengers who are in an advanced state of pregnancy either upon commencement of or at any time during the river or ocean cruise.

  • Smoking Policy
    All Viking ship interiors, staterooms, and verandas are non-smoking. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area, generally on the sun deck.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Viking will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs. Every meal has vegetarian options on the menu, and chefs are able to prepare low-salt or gluten-free cuisine. Guests requiring special diets, such as diabetic or low-cholesterol meals, must alert Viking Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d’ when on board, and the chefs will make make reasonable efforts to fulfill these requests.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests must report any disability requiring special attention while on their Viking Cruises itinerary to Viking at the time the reservation is made. All vessels and motorcoaches are equipped to European standards. Most transportation services, including the vessels and motorcoaches, are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps. Viking will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor is it responsible for any denial of services by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Viking cannot provide individual assistance to a vacation participant for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motorcoaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well being. The guest assumes the full risk of use and of any prohibitions imposed by vendors. Motorized scooters are not typically suitable on international cruises and cannot be accommodated.

    Guests who have any medical, physical, or other special needs should contact Viking River Cruises directly at 1-877-668-4546 (1-877-66VIKING) with additional questions, and to obtain a copy of Viking's Policy Statement.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library
  • Movie Theater
  • Multi-Level Atrium
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Binoculars
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Slippers
  • Suites
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Live Music
Dining
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and/or Farewell Dinner
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: All Casual
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Spa
  • Whirlpool(s)

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of August 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Explorer Owner's Suite (OS) Call for Price
Explorer Owner's Suite
  • Category: OS
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 757, including veranda
Explorer Suite (ES1) Call for Price
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES1
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 757, including veranda
Explorer Suite (ES2) Call for Price
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 757, including veranda
Explorer Suite (ES3) Call for Price
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES3
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 757, including veranda
Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1) Call for Price
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS1
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 405, including veranda
Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2) Call for Price
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS2
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 405, including veranda
Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3) Call for Price
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS3
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 405, including veranda

Balcony

Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1) Call for Price
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV1
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 338, including veranda
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2) Call for Price
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV2
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 338, including veranda
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3) Call for Price
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV3
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 338, including veranda
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1) Call for Price
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV1
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2) Call for Price
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3) Call for Price
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV3
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4) Call for Price
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV4
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5) Call for Price
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6) Call for Price
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV6
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
Veranda Stateroom (V1) Call for Price
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: V1
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
Veranda Stateroom (V2) Call for Price
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: V2
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Cruise fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for U.S. and Canadian residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. 2-for-1 fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Full brochure fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Please call for the most up-to-date prices, as pricing and availability may change at any time. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking River Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 9
Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
Deck 2
Deck 1
Deck A
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Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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