New Year Celebrations in Northern New Zealand

Price From $1,990*/pp

*Based on Interior With Virtual Balcony.

Upgrade to:
An Oceanview cabin from an extra $299
A Balcony cabin from an extra $699

What's Included

See in the New Year onboard Ovation of the Seas as you set sail across the Tasman to uncover the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand’s North Island.

Don your trusty hiking boots and let the allure of New Zealand’s wild charm guide your path. The Land of the Long White Cloud beckons with its lush hills and valleys, immortalized in the tales of Middle Earth.  Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of traditional Māori cuisine with a hearty hangi or savor the award-winning wines of the Marlborough region. The Bay of Islands / Pēwhairangi invites you to witness the vibrant tapestry of Māori heritage, woven with the threads of tradition and history.  Don’t miss out on this epic celebration of discovery – book now and set sail on an unforgettable adventure!

Package includes: 
⚓ 10 night New Zealand Cruise from Sydney onboard Ovation of the Seas in an Interior Stateroom with virtual balcony
⚓ Onboard dining across a range of complimentary venues
⚓ Onboard entertainment including live music & performances
⚓ Port taxes & charges
⚓ Prepaid gratuities

*Price based on departure from Sydney. See full Terms and Conditions below.

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
28th Dec 2024
Sydney, Australia

Cruising from Sydney, set sail on your 10-night c ...

Sydney, Australia

Cruising from Sydney, set sail on your 10-night cruise onboard Ovation of the Seas and celebrate the beginning of 2025 cruising the magnificent ports of New Zealand’s North Island

Arrive
Depart
17:00
Day 2
29th Dec 2024
Cruising at Sea

Make the most out of every moment at sea while travelling o ...

Cruising at Sea

Make the most out of every moment at sea while travelling onboard Ovation of the Seas. Loaded from bow to stern with game-changing thrills and dazzling entertainment, as well as next-level dining and unmatched activities for all kinds of adventure-seekers.

Arrive
Depart
Day 3
30th Dec 2024
Cruising at Sea

Enjoy today’s activities at sea or take adventure to ...

Cruising at Sea

Enjoy today’s activities at sea or take adventure to new heights and explore Ovation of the Seas many onboard experiences.

Arrive
Depart
Day 4
31st Dec 2024
Picton

Picton, on the northeast corner of New Zealand’s ...

Picton

Picton, on the northeast corner of New Zealand’s South Island, provides access to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and to New Zealand’s most famous wine region, Marlborough, home to the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Known as the sunniest place in the country, this small town of about 3,000 is named for Sir Thomas Picton, who fought at the Battle of Waterloo. The pretty harbour town has several cafes and shops, plus a market when cruise ships are in port. The area is home to five different types of dolphins, orca and rare birds.

Arrive
10:00
Depart
18:00
Day 5
1st Jan 2025
Cruising at Sea

While at sea, why not soar to new heights in North Star® and ...

Cruising at Sea

While at sea, why not soar to new heights in North Star® and enjoy views 91 metres above sea level or experience the thrill of a free fall on RipCord® by iFLY®

Arrive
Depart
Day 6
2nd Jan 2025
Tauranga

It’s hobbit enthusiast’s dream come true in ...

Tauranga

It’s hobbit enthusiast’s dream come true in Tauranga. This town on the Bay of Plenty, perched on New Zealand’s North Island, is just a short trek from the rolling hills of Waikato; this is where you’ll find Hobbiton, the location that served as the Shire in the uber-popular “Lord of the Rings” movies. But the fantastic findings of Tauranga don’t end there. Cruise to Tauranga and hike to the summit of nearby Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano that offers panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean below. Or take the one-hour drive to Rotorua, a geothermal fairyland where you can soak in the rejuvenating waters of the natural hot springs.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
20:00
Day 7
3rd Jan 2025
Auckland

The New Zealand greeting “Kia Ora!” sets the to ...

Auckland

The New Zealand greeting “Kia Ora!” sets the tone for an Auckland adventure. This Maori phrase, used by Kiwis of all ethnic backgrounds to say “hello,” roughly translates to “be well”; and after you’ve enjoyed the outdoor excitement Auckland has to offer, that’s exactly how you’ll feel. With three harbors and 18,000 miles of coastline, New Zealand’s largest city offers all the exploration by land or by sea you could ask for. Climb the Sky Tower for panoramic views of the city and the Twin Harbors. Jump on a New Zealand cruise and head to the Viaduct Basin in Wynward Quarter to sail the harbor or relax with at a seaside brewery. Or kayak out to volcanic Rangitoto Island, where you can hike up ancient lava flows and admire the city from above.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
18:00
Day 8
4th Jan 2025
Bay of Islands

Look up; the Bay of Islands is said to have the world ...

Bay of Islands

Look up; the Bay of Islands is said to have the world’s second bluest sky after Rio de Janeiro. Located on the northwestern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the sea here is also a beautiful shade of turquoise, dotted with 144 subtropical islands of the area. Cruise to Bay of Islands and check out Urupukapuka Island, where you can hike through Maori village sites or relax on the white-sand beach. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds; this is the site where the treaty that made New Zealand into its own nation was signed. Or head out on a dolphin spotting cruise to see the population of bottlenose dolphins that call these waters home.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
17:00
Day 9
5th Jan 2025
Cruising at Sea

With a plethora of dining options, from complimentary ...

Cruising at Sea

With a plethora of dining options, from complimentary top-notch meals to specialty cruise restaurants that offer an array of delicious cuisines, you can expect nothing short of excellence onboard Ovation of the Seas. Treat yourself before heading back out to explore all Ovation of the Seas has to offer.

Arrive
Depart
Day 10
6th Jan 2025
Cruising at Sea

Enjoy today’s activities at sea or take advent ...

Cruising at Sea

Enjoy today’s activities at sea or take adventure to new heights and explore Ovation of the Seas many onboard experiences.

Arrive
Depart
Day 11
7th Jan 2025
Sydney, Australia

Disembark in Sydney today after an epic New Year Celebration ...

Sydney, Australia

Disembark in Sydney today after an epic New Year Celebration cruising New Zealand.

Need airfares to get you home, or looking to extend your stay in Sydney? Ask our expert Travel Advisors about flights and accommodation options!

Arrive
06:30
Depart

YOUR SHIP - The Ovation Of The Seas

Pioneer America’s Last Frontier onboard Ovation of the Seas®, one of the biggest, boldest ships to ever sail Australia.

Go scenery scoping from the unrivaled perspective of the North Star®, the highest vintage point on any cruise ship. Explore cosmopolitan Sydney, home to Bondi Beach’s turquoise waters and the architecturally unique Sydney Opera House. Then refuel with delicious, globally inspired dishes and robot-crafted cocktails as fresh as the crisp mountain air outside. And in between adventures onshore, fill each sea day with thrilling activities like surf sessions on the FlowRider®, simulated skydiving on RipCord®by iFLY®, and so much more. Only on Royal Caribbean. The cruise line voted Best Overall for 19 years running by Travel Weekly readers.  

Description

Pioneer America’s Last Frontier onboard Ovation of the Seas®, one of the biggest, boldest ships to ever sail Australia.

Go scenery scoping from the unrivaled perspective of the North Star®, the highest vintage point on any cruise ship. Explore cosmopolitan Sydney, home to Bondi Beach’s turquoise waters and the architecturally unique Sydney Opera House. Then refuel with delicious, globally inspired dishes and robot-crafted cocktails as fresh as the crisp mountain air outside. And in between adventures onshore, fill each sea day with thrilling activities like surf sessions on the FlowRider®, simulated skydiving on RipCord®by iFLY®, and so much more. Only on Royal Caribbean. The cruise line voted Best Overall for 19 years running by Travel Weekly readers.  

Food and Drink

Bionic Bar
Bistro
Cafe Promenade
Chops Grill
Coastal Kitchen
Italian Restaurant
Japanese Cuisine
La Patlsserle
North Star Bar
Schooner Bar
Silk Road
Sky Bar
Sorrentos Pizzeria
Two70°
Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine

Fitness

Fitness Center
Jogging Track

Entertainment

Casino Royale
Disco
Michael’s Genuine Pub
Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater
Royal Court Theatre

Relaxation

Concierge Club
Diamond Club
Solarium
Spa
Swimming Pool

Recreational

Adventure Ocean Youth Facilities
Flowrider
H2O Zone Water Park
Rock Climbing

Technology

Digital Workshop

Other

Conference Room
Living Room
North Star
Photo Gallery
RipCord
Royal Esplanade Shopping
SeaPlex
Shore Excursion Office
The Grande
Windjammer Marketplace

STATEROOMS

    suite

    Enjoy a one of a kind experience and special perks in this expansive two-floor contemporary suite. Beds King size bed with Duxiana Mattress Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed One double sofa bed Size Stateroom: 1,640 sq. ft. Main Balcony: 553 sq. ft.

    balcony

    Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation from your comfortable balcony. Beds Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed in staterooms . Size Stateroom: 177 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.

    outside

    Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room. Beds Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed in staterooms. Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft.

    inside

    Enjoy a live feed scenic view in the comfort of your room. Beds Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed in staterooms. Size Stateroom: 166 sq. ft.

Important Notice

Deal Reference #CA-242202

*This package expires on 29 February 2024. Cruise available for selected travel dates. Promoted price available on selected travel dates. 

The above information has been obtained from the relevant suppliers and should be considered and indicative guide only as to the prices that may be available for these products.  Cruiseabout cannot guarantee that any particular product will still be available at the following prices, or for your exact dates of travel.  At the time of making your booking, prices may differ to the price displayed on the website.  Please contact your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor to obtain the latest up to date information regarding applicable prices, fees and charges, taxes, availability, blackout dates (such as school holidays), seasonal surcharges and other terms and conditions which may apply.

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