Sapphire, New Zealand ex Melbourne Return

South Pacific & New Zealand


13 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Sapphire Princess.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne 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:

Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.

Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.

Travel Tip: Melbourne is pronounced "mell-burn."

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 (29)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Cat Interior Stateroom

Request AU$ 2,133 AU$ 2,499 AU$ 4,619

IE - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,962 AU$ 2,149 AU$ 2,524 AU$ 4,669

ID - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,975 AU$ 2,166 AU$ 2,549 AU$ 4,719

IC - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,987 AU$ 2,183 AU$ 2,574 AU$ 4,769

IB - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,000 AU$ 2,199 AU$ 2,599 AU$ 4,819

IA - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,012 AU$ 2,216 AU$ 2,624 AU$ 4,869

OZ - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

Request AU$ 2,233 AU$ 2,649 AU$ 4,919

OY - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 2,037 AU$ 2,249 AU$ 2,674 AU$ 4,969

OW - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 2,050 AU$ 2,266 AU$ 2,699 AU$ 5,019

OV - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 2,062 AU$ 2,283 AU$ 2,724 AU$ 5,069

OF - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

Request AU$ 2,466 AU$ 2,999 AU$ 5,619

OC - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 2,256 AU$ 2,541 AU$ 3,111 AU$ 5,843

O5 - Cat Premium Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,179 AU$ 5,979

BF - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,399 AU$ 6,419

BE - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,428 AU$ 2,770 AU$ 3,455 AU$ 6,531

BD - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,456 AU$ 2,807 AU$ 3,511 AU$ 6,643

BC - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,484 AU$ 2,845 AU$ 3,567 AU$ 6,755

BB - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,512 AU$ 2,882 AU$ 3,623 AU$ 6,867

BA - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 2,919 AU$ 3,679 AU$ 6,979

B4 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

Request AU$ 3,030 AU$ 3,845 AU$ 7,311

B2 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,655 AU$ 3,073 AU$ 3,909 AU$ 7,439

ME - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 2,700 AU$ 3,133 AU$ 3,999 AU$ 7,619

MD - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 2,741 AU$ 3,187 AU$ 4,081 AU$ 7,783

MB - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 2,818 AU$ 3,291 AU$ 4,236 AU$ 8,093

M1 - Cat Club Class Mini Suite

Request AU$ 3,666 AU$ 4,799 AU$ 9,219

S6 - Cat Vista Suite

Request AU$ 5,204 AU$ 5,999 AU$ 11,619

S5 - Cat Premium Suite

Request AU$ 5,404 AU$ 6,299 AU$ 12,219

S3 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 5,804 AU$ 6,899 AU$ 13,419

S4 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 5,804 AU$ 6,899 AU$ 13,419

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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