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Princess Cruises

New Zealand Cruise

13 NIGHTS
17 Dec 2013
Sun Princess cruises

Past Sailing
Cruiseline
Princess Cruises
Ship
Sun Princess
Departs
Sydney
Returns
Sydney
Departure Date
17 Dec 2013
Duration
13 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite
$161/day
$185/day
$238/day
$300/day

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DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Tue 17 Dec 2013 Sydney, Australia 4.00pm
2 Wed 18 Dec 2013 At Sea
3 Thu 19 Dec 2013 At Sea
4 Fri 20 Dec 2013 Bay of Islands, New Zealand 8.00am 5.00pm
5 Sat 21 Dec 2013 Auckland, New Zealand 7.00am 6.00pm
6 Sun 22 Dec 2013 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 6.30am 5.00pm
7 Mon 23 Dec 2013 Napier, New Zealand 10.00am 7.00pm
8 Tue 24 Dec 2013 Wellington, New Zealand 8.00am 6.00pm
9 Wed 25 Dec 2013 Akaroa, New Zealand 8.00am 6.00pm
10 Thu 26 Dec 2013 Dunedin, New Zealand 8.00am 6.00pm
11 Fri 27 Dec 2013 Fjordland Nat Park, New Zealand 8.00am 5.00pm
12 Sat 28 Dec 2013 At Sea
13 Sun 29 Dec 2013 At Sea
14 Mon 30 Dec 2013 Sydney, Australia 7.00am

Don't miss out on Sun Princess enjoying 13 exciting nights on the New Zealand Cruise exploring Australia. Your ship embarks from Sydney and calls into 9 ports in 2 countries before returning to Sydney. This 4 star cruise from Princess Cruises has 2 forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.

Sun Princess Overview

Sun Princess sails out of Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle with some very imaginative itineraries. In 2017 Sun Princess sails from Sydney and Brisbane, and again circles Australia in March and October (plus PNG for duty-free shopping). Cruises visit a variety of Pacific islands, New Zealand and Tasmania. At the turn of 2017/2018 New Zealand is the focus. Also, board the ship in Auckland. Princess Cruises organises on-shore tours that can be booked before sailing or during the cruise. For some voyages pre- and post-cruises tours are available to extend your stay in major ports.

Accommodation

There are six main categories of staterooms - Suites with balcony, Mini-Suites with balcony, Balcony, Oceanview Deluxe, Oceanview, and Interior – and 28 grades, which give a broad choice according to guests’ needs of space and price. All cabins have pleasing décor and reasonable storage space, satellite TV, refrigerator, and 24-hour room service. Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, bathroom lotions, and bathrobes (by request) come with every stateroom. Standard cabins are well-designed and functional. Some cabins accommodate a third and even a fourth person. Generally twin beds can be made up into a queen-size bed. Bedding is top quality. There are no interconnecting or single cabins. There are many wheelchair-accessible cabins, and guests with disabilities are well catered for. An in-cabin dining menu is available 24-hours.

Food and Dining

There are two main dining rooms (no Anytime Dining), and dinner is served in two set sittings in each dining room with the same waitstaff and assigned tables and tablemates. Dress code is smart casual, and on cruises longer than three days dress for a formal night for every week of sailing. Breakfast and lunch are provided in an open seating arrangement. (Of course a continental breakfast can be delivered to your stateroom, and there is a complimentary stateroom menu.) One alternative eating venue is Stirling Steakhouse (extra charge, reservations) for really good steak and barbecued chicken. Another is the new Kai Sushi (extra charge) with food freshly prepared by Japanese chefs. New to the atrium is the very popular International Café. Chocolate Journeys is a recent fleet innovation. Passengers booked in cabins with balconies can order several special, romantic meals to be served restaurant-style on the verandah.

Entertainment

In the evening having two show lounges (both theatre and cabaret style) is a great way to give passengers more entertainment choices. During her 2010 refurbishment additions included a Movies Under the Stars screen in the main pool area for new movie releases, sporting events and concert videos. Adults have their own private sunbathing area, the Sanctuary, at the front of the ship. Add seven bars and lounges, nightclub and dance floors, and the casino, to the list of evening options. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café. Weddings are officiated by the Captain.

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What's onboard?

  • Defence Force (active and ex-serving) onboard credit program (ADF & NZDF)
  • AUD in/out Australia
  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Piazza-style Atrium
  • Shops duty free
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main dining room
  • Traditional Dining
  • 24-h Room Service, Menu complimentary
  • Formal dining (1/week)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining
  • SHARE by Curtis Stone
  • Stirling Steakhouse
  • Kai Sushi (Japanese)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Horizon Court
  • International Café
  • Pizzeria (poolside)
  • Burger & Hot Dog Grill (poolside)
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • English Pub Lunch
  • Chocolate Journeys (new)
  • Internet café
  • Pâtisserie
  • Soda, coffee packages
  • Afternoon tea; Cookies & milk in Piazza
  • Special diet requests (order ahead)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show lounges (2)
  • Lounges, bars, nightclub, disco, dance floors
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Onboard games, parties, tours
  • Casino
  • ScholarShip@Sea enrichment courses
  • Library, writing room
  • Art, photo, video gallery
  • Celebration packages
  • Weddings (enquire)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (3)
  • Whirlpools Spas (5)
  • The Sanctuary adult oasis (pay)
  • Fitness Centre, jogging track, Zumba classes
  • Lotus Spa & Fitness
  • Japanese bath
  • Ultimate Ship Tour (pay)
  • Sports court & table games
  • Shuffleboard
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Remix Center (3-12y)
  • Teen Lounge (13-17y)
  • Kids-only Dinners
  • Pelicans (3-7 y centre)
  • Shockwaves (8-12 y centre)
  • Group kidsitting (3-12 y, pay)
  • Port Days activities
  • Children with special needs
  • OTHER
  • Medical centre (pay private rate, no Medicare)
  • No tipping, bar charges ex Australia
  • ATM on board (costly)
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone at sea (pay provider)
  • Laundromats self-serve
  • 220, 110 V cabin power
  • Wheelchair cabins, service animals
  • No wheelchair access to The Sanctuary
  • Daily newsletter


What's included?

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Gratuities & bar service charges on Australia-based ships
  • All main meals on-board
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Anytime dining (not in Australia; not on Pacific Princess)
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Dietary requests on booking
  • Alternative dining (extra charge)
  • In-cabin dining at no charge (most items)
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 y, not Explorer)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Destination seminars and/or lectures
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi (public areas; pay)
  • Mobile device app for on-board programs, communications
  • Defence Force onboard credit program


What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Outside Australia: Service charge USD 13.50, mini-suites USD 14.50, suites USD 15.50 pp/night all ages
  • Gratuities are voluntary & can be modified/removed on request at Guest Relations after boarding
  • Service charge outside Australia: Beverages 15%
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Some workshops, classes & programs
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry service charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 y 10pm-1am; pay)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • REMINDERS
  • Passports 6 mth validity. Youth IDs Australia domestic
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions


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