30 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Sydney aboard Seabourn Encore.
Seabourn has officially debuted Seabourn Encore. The new ship is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey in 2009, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. An additional sister-ship, Seabourn Ovation, is scheduled for delivery in 2018. Both sisters will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world’s most discerning travelers.
Highlights of this cruise:
Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbors on two separate bodies of water. The central part of urban Auckland covers a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbor on the Tasman Sea, and the Waitemata Harbor on the Pacific Ocean. In addition, Auckland's diverse geography and warm, humid climate has inspired a lifestyle regularly ranked in the world's top ten. A half hour drive from the city there is an abundance of activities: sailing to a secluded island, trekking through the rainforest, picnicking on a volcano, sampling wines at a vineyard or exploring a black sand beach.
Visually stunning, Wellington is nestled between a magnificent harbor and a natural amphitheatre of forest-clad hills. Its compact size, combined with cultural sophistication, makes it New Zealand's most inspiring urban destination. Wellington's cultural crowning jewel is Te Papa, a donation-only museum that celebrates Australasian natural history, science and culture. Exhibits include Maori artifacts, an extensive Pacific Cultures collection and interactive science exhibits. The city's art scene is flourishing, with numerous galleries and craft markets displaying the work of the country's top artists and craftspeople.
Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbor and nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is a popular resort village. Located 50 miles southeast of Christchurch, this quaint seaside town is situated on the southern side of the Banks Peninsula and has a distinct French flavor to it. Many street names are of French origin because of its French Whaling and colonial history. One of the first settlements in the Canterbury region of the South New Zealand Island, the town has a rich Maori and British heritage, as well as its French history. Today, the town center is dotted with colonial architecture, and the harbor area is lined with boutiques and cafes.
Located at the mouth of the Yarra River, Melbourne was founded by free settlers in 1835, 47 years after the first European settlement in Australia. Transformed rapidly into a major metropolis by the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s, Melbourne became Australia's largest and most important city, and by 1865 was the second largest city in the British Empire. Today, Melbourne is a major center of commerce, industry and cultural activity, and is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.
Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city surrounded by golden sand beaches, World Heritage areas, lush national parks and acclaimed wine regions. Sydney owes much of its splendor to its magnificent harbor. Arriving by ship provides an unequaled impression, showing off the city's famous landmarks: the dramatic white sails of the iconic Opera House and the celebrated Harbor Bridge, looming over the skyline.
The city’s candid, friendly character today belies its history as a penal colony. It also enjoyed a heyday as a whaling center in the 1830s. Today the wharfside warehouses of Salamanca Place are filled with shops and restaurants, and the settlers’ cottages in battery park are lovingly restored by proud owners. Tasmania maintains a lot of agricultural heritage, and enjoys a slightly sedate pace of life. See the dazzling new Museum of Old and New Art, which opened in January of 2011.
This picturesque town near the border of New South Wales and Victoria was the site of a thriving shore-based whaling industry that depended on the cooperation of orcas, which herded baleen whales into Twofold Bay. Learn about it at the small but informative Killer Whale Museum. The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre concentrates on smaller sea-life. Ben Boyd’s Tower looms over Disaster Bay in the scenic national park named after the eccentric 19th-century magnate. The town’s name is unrelated to the biblical garden. It was named for George Eden, first Earl of Auckland.
Australia’s third-largest sea island, after Tasmania and Melville Island, is a haven for wildlife and a popular escape for nature-loving mainlanders from Adelaide and Melbourne. Seabourn Sojourn’s call will occur during the annual birthing season of the New Zealand sea lion and Australian fur seal colonies on the nearby beach conservation areas. Marine tours seek the playful porpoises and dolphins offshore, while land-based excursions visit preserves for koalas and wallabies, as well as the popular local wineries.
Located southeast of Melbourne on the coast of Victoria state, Phillip Island is a favorite place for nature lovers. Aside from beaches, the island also offers The Nobbies, a rugged headland graced with boardwalks for viewing the Bass Strait waters, slopes where seabirds nest and, at Seal Rocks offshore, the largest breeding colony of Southern Fur Seals in Australia. Another daytime attraction is the Koala Conservation Centre, where visitors can view these amiable marsupials at tree-top level on a skywalk, or stroll the bush among wallabies, possums, echidnas and other wildlife. A highlight is the sunset “Parade of Penguins” when Little Penguins, the world’s smallest breed, waddle up from the sea to overnight in their nests among the dunes.
V1 - Veranda Suite
V2 - Veranda Suite
V4 - Veranda Suite
V5 - Veranda Suite
V6 - Veranda Suite
PH - Penthouse Suite
OW - Owner's Suite
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*SET SAIL EVENT Offer is valid on select 2019 & 2020 sailings. ALL PRICES STATED ARE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY AND INCLUDE TAXES, FEES & PORT EXPENSES. Fares are in Australian dollars and are based on promo NN. All savings amounts are included in the fares shown. Combination cruise savings of up to 15% applies when combining consecutive cruises on the same ship and is subject to availability. Complimentary Veranda Suite Upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking. Upgrade will be reflected in fare paid for selected Suite category. Shipboard Credit offers are in U.S. dollars and are non-refundable, non-transferable, have no cash value, expire at the end of the cruise, may not be used in the casino and are not combinable with other shipboard credit offers. Shipboard credit offer is based on promo ZO. Air credit is available on select sailings for flights booked through Seabourn’s Flight Ease® program. Air credit is available to the first and second guests sharing a Suite and is non-transferable. Air must be booked no less than 30 days prior to sail date in order to be eligible for the air credit. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Once air is booked, please check with the airline’s website or contact the airline directly for information regarding baggage fees and other charges. Each airline has its own baggage allowance policy. Guests are responsible for all baggage fees, including excess baggage imposed directly by the airline. Air Credit is based on promo JX. Complimentary Internet Package includes 300 minutes of internet access per guest for 1st & 2nd guest booking in Ocean View & Veranda Suites. Unlimited Internet Package is offered on a per Suite basis and only in Suite categories PH, PS, OW, SS, WG & GR. Internet service is not guaranteed. Seabourn is not responsible if internet service is unavailable. No credit or other compensation will be provided should internet service not be available. Internet Packages are based on promo ZI. Seabourn Club Savings is valid for guests who have sailed with Seabourn and have a valid Club ID. Discount amounts may vary. Discount amounts are valid on select sailings and in select Suite categories. Discount is taken at time of booking. A valid Club number must be presented prior to booking in order to receive the discount. All offers are capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. To be read in conjunction with the Seabourn Passage contract www.seabourn.com which guests will be bound by. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal.