Sapphire, New Zealand Cruise ex Adelaide Return

South Pacific & New Zealand


17 Night Cruise sailing from Adelaide roundtrip aboard Sapphire Princess.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Adelaide roundtrip aboard Sapphire Princess.

As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.

Highlights of this cruise:

Founded in 1836, this graceful city lies nestled on the coastal plain between Gulf St. Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. Adelaide was the vision of Colonel William Light, Australia's Surveyor General, who created a one-mile-square grid for the city's center and surrounded it with a belt of stunning parkland. Today, Adelaide is a metropolis of over one million people, boasting wide, tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks, world-class shopping, and the highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in Australia.

Beyond the city and the rugged Adelaide Hills lie the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Here Australian vintners are winning international acclaim for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.

Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand's loveliest harbors, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand's only kilt maker and whisky distillery - as well as many bagpipe bands - keep Dunedin's ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush.

Port Chalmers, gateway to Dunedin, is located eight miles from the city center. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city's octagon.

Travel tip: Dunedin is pronounced "Dunn-knee-din"

New Zealand's capital offers stunning views of forested peninsulas, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian buildings. Settled in 1840 by the London-based New Zealand Company, "wonderful, windy Wellington" is frequently buffeted by bracing winds funnelling through Cook Strait. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car. No wonder many travelers compare it to San Francisco.

Despite its steep hills, the city can be easily explored on foot. Kelburn Cable Car, stairways and footpaths climb the slopes from the city center.

New Zealand's natural bounty is always on display at the Bay of Plenty. It was Captain James Cook who in 1769 aptly named this bay, thanks to the prosperous Maori villages of the region. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is also the gateway to Rotorua - a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture. A 90-minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua is New Zealand's primary tourist attraction.

Your ship docks near the foot of Mt. Maunganui, which rises 761 feet above the bay. Across the harbor, Tauranga offers scenic tidal beaches at Omokoroa and Pahoia. The region boasts fine beaches, big-game fishing, thermal springs and seaside resorts.

Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland.

Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (17)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Cat Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,390 AU$ 7,297

IE - Cat Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,423 AU$ 7,363

ID - Cat Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,457 AU$ 7,431

IB - Cat Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,524 AU$ 7,565

OZ - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

Request Request AU$ 3,590 AU$ 7,697

OY - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

Request Request AU$ 3,624 AU$ 7,765

OF - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,400 AU$ 9,317

O5 - Cat Premium Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,661 AU$ 9,839

BF - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,145 AU$ 10,807

BE - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,228 AU$ 10,973

ME - Cat Mini Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,385 AU$ 11,287

MD - Cat Mini Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,493 AU$ 11,503

MB - Cat Mini Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,696 AU$ 11,909

B4 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,804 AU$ 12,125

B2 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 5,898 AU$ 12,313

S6 - Cat Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 7,625 AU$ 15,767

S5 - Cat Premium Suite

Request Request AU$ 8,000 AU$ 16,517

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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