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 (30)
Quad Triple Twin Single

IF - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,619 AU$ 1,942 AU$ 2,589 AU$ 5,178

IE - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,632 AU$ 1,959 AU$ 2,614 AU$ 5,228

ID - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,644 AU$ 1,976 AU$ 2,639 AU$ 5,278

IC - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,657 AU$ 1,992 AU$ 2,664 AU$ 5,328

IB - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,669 AU$ 2,009 AU$ 2,689 AU$ 5,378

IA - Cat Interior Stateroom

AU$ 1,682 AU$ 2,026 AU$ 2,714 AU$ 5,428

OZ - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

Request Request AU$ 2,789 AU$ 5,578

OY - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 1,732 AU$ 2,092 AU$ 2,814 AU$ 5,628

OW - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 1,744 AU$ 2,109 AU$ 2,839 AU$ 5,678

OV - Cat Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 1,757 AU$ 2,126 AU$ 2,864 AU$ 5,728

OF - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,289 AU$ 6,578

OC - Cat Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 2,044 AU$ 2,509 AU$ 3,439 AU$ 6,878

BF - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,584 AU$ 7,168

O5 - Cat Premium Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,589 AU$ 7,178

BE - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,252 AU$ 2,719 AU$ 3,654 AU$ 7,308

BD - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,287 AU$ 2,766 AU$ 3,724 AU$ 7,448

BC - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,322 AU$ 2,812 AU$ 3,794 AU$ 7,588

BB - Cat Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,357 AU$ 2,859 AU$ 3,864 AU$ 7,728

BA - Cat Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,934 AU$ 7,868

B2 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

AU$ 2,462 AU$ 2,999 AU$ 4,074 AU$ 8,148

B4 - Cat Premium Balcony Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,074 AU$ 8,148

ME - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 2,492 AU$ 3,039 AU$ 4,134 AU$ 8,268

MD - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 2,532 AU$ 3,092 AU$ 4,214 AU$ 8,428

MB - Cat Mini Suite

AU$ 2,612 AU$ 3,199 AU$ 4,374 AU$ 8,748

M1 - Cat Club Class Mini Suite

AU$ 2,837 AU$ 3,500 AU$ 4,825 AU$ 9,650

S6 - Cat Vista Suite

Request AU$ 5,327 AU$ 6,184 AU$ 12,368

S5 - Cat Premium Suite

Request AU$ 5,589 AU$ 6,484 AU$ 12,968

S4 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 6,114 AU$ 7,084 AU$ 14,168

S3 - Cat Penthouse Suite

Request AU$ 6,639 AU$ 7,684 AU$ 15,368

S1 - Cat Grand Suite

AU$ 8,311 AU$ 9,002 AU$ 10,384 AU$ 20,768

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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