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Sails, Sounds & The Sunshine Coast

Departure: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Nights: 30 nights
Departs: Auckland
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
30
Nights
Days at Sea
12
Sea Days
Ports
19
Ports
Countries Visted
4
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Sails, Sounds & The Sunshine Coast

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Auckland, New Zealand Embark 7:00 PM
    View of Auckland, New Zealand

    The city centre of Auckland is perfect for shopping, discovering New Zealand arts, culture and challenging your adventure side. Wander through The New Zealand Maritime Museum or Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Sky Tower is a must-do, where you can experience 360 degree views on the SkyWalk or go for it and attempt the SkyJump! View Auckland’s most iconic volcano! Read more about Auckland, New Zealand

    2 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Bay of Islands, New Zealand 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    The Bay of Islands - the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand - is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. Located 60 km NW of Whangarei it is close to the northern tip of the country. The bay is the busiest, yet quietest place you'll ever come to. It lies in a subtropical wonderland with an average summer temperature of 24 deg., and has the bluest skies in the world. Read more about Bay of Islands, New Zealand

    3 Friday, January 7, 2022 Gisborne, New Zealand 1:00 PM 8:00 PM
    View of Gisborne, New Zealand

    The city of Gisborne is located at the north end of Poverty Bay in the east coast region of North Island, New Zealand. The Gisborne region has been settled by Maori tribes for over 700 years, where they built their fishing villages and hill forts. Here Captain Cook made his first landing in New Zealand with the Endeavour in 1769. European traders and whalers began to settle in the river and port area. Read more about Gisborne, New Zealand

    4 Saturday, January 8, 2022 Napier, New Zealand 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Napier, New Zealand

    Napier is a port city in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is known as the 'Art Deco' capital of the world because following the earthquake which almost levelled the city in 1931 the rapid rebuilding was strongly influenced by Art Deco architecture. The building style of clean simple lines and bas-relief decoration was not only at its height of popularity, it also suited the needs of the city. It is now maintained by the Art Deco Trust. Read more about Napier, New Zealand

    5 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Wellington, New Zealand 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Wellington, New Zealand

    Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is situated on the SW tip of the North Island, and is set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills. As the political centre of New Zealand, it houses Parliamentary buildings as well as the bulk of foreign diplomatic missions. However, it is also renowned for its cafe-culture, as there are more cafes per capita than in New York City, and they rival the world’s top culinary destinations for flavour and variety. The city’s world-class film industry attracts many visitors who are taken by expert tour operators to locations of several famous movies (e.g. Read more about Wellington, New Zealand

    6 Monday, January 10, 2022 Akaroa, New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Akaroa, New Zealand

    Just 85 kilometres from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, is the quaint and beautiful French village of Akaroa. It is situated within Akaroa Harbour in the heart of an ancient volcano that is now the circular Banks Peninsula. French settlers arrived in 1840 just a few days after the peninsula was claimed for Britain. The French settlers were granted land, and their heritage is preserved in the town with its colonial architecture, quaint shops, craft stores, and cafes where beautiful gardens invite visitors to relax and enjoy delightful refreshments. Read more about Akaroa, New Zealand

    7 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Dunedin, New Zealand

    Dunedin is the principal city of the Otago Region of New Zealand. It was founded in 1848 by Scottish migrants, and today the city still contains many Scottish relics, including a statue of the Scottish Bard Robbie Burns. Fine examples of working heritage include the Speight’s Brewery, the Gasworks Museum and the very popular Taieri Gorge Railway. Then there are the standout Victorian and Edwardian buildings like First Church and Dunedin Railway Station, as well as the stately homes such as Larnach Castle and Olveston. Read more about Dunedin, New Zealand

    8 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Cruising The Fjords Of Dusky Sound
    9 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Cruising The Fjords Of Doubtful Sound
    10 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Cruising The Fjords Of Milford Sound
    11 Thursday, January 13, 2022 Cruising The Tasman Sea
    12 Friday, January 14, 2022 Cruising The Tasman Sea
    13 Saturday, January 15, 2022 Burnie, Australia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Burnie, Australia

    Burnie, on the NW coast of Tasmania, is a regional city best known for its busy container port and major industries. It is becoming famous for the wealth of unexpected places for visitors to explore. The central business district provides a thoroughfare to the beach-side board-walk, while Burnie Park with its historic tearoom the 'Burnie Inn', a wildlife sanctuary and a walking track to Oldaker Falls, are close to the city centre. Just a few minutes’ drive away you can view wild platypuses along the banks of the Emu River, then head to the Lactose Cheese Tasting centre and enjoy the region's famous cheeses, specialty products, and the best Tasmanian wines. Read more about Burnie, Australia

    14 Sunday, January 16, 2022 Melbourne, Australia 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Melbourne, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals. Read more about Melbourne, Australia

    15 Monday, January 17, 2022 Cruising The Tasman Sea
    16 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Sydney, Australia 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Sydney, Australia

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    17 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Sydney, Australia 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Sydney, Australia

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    18 Thursday, January 20, 2022 Cruising The Tasman Sea
    19 Friday, January 21, 2022 Brisbane, Australia 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Brisbane, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in and around Brisbane, Head down south to the Gold Coast - only an hour away - where you can experience the iconic Surfers Paradise main beach, shop at the unmissable Pacific Fair, hold a koala and pat a kangaroo at the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or hop on the AquaDuck for a family fun tour of the Gold Coast. Heading north-west from Brisbane, you will come across the picturesque Maleny and Montville. These towns are perfect for a day-trip or a couple of nights located high on the Blackall Range, with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast. They are home to lovely cafes and restaurants, once-off boutique purchases and art galleries. Read more about Brisbane, Australia

    20 Saturday, January 22, 2022 Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia

    Mooloolaba is a tourist resort township on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. It is located 97 km N of the state capital Brisbane and is part of the Maroochydore urban centre. The relaxed atmosphere, friendly people and endless scenic beauty make it a hugely popular destination. The world famous Mooloolaba Beach offers perfect views over the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, as well as having some of the Sunshine Coast's best dining, shopping and scenic tours, and a range of golf courses. Read more about Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia

    21 Sunday, January 23, 2022 Gladstone, Australia 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Gladstone, Australia

    Gladstone, in Queensland, Australia, boasts sun, sea, national parks, and is the gateway to the south of the Great Barrier Reef – a vibrant part of the reef that has remained relatively untouched. While out on the water you can visit the nearby islands, including Herron Island, which is renowned for reef diving, and the uninhabited Wilson Island. Inland from the coastline you will find Cania Gorge National Park, which is abundant with sandstone cliffs. The region is also famous for its fishing and crabbing at sensational spots such as Lake Awoonga, the Boyne, and Calliope Rivers. Read more about Gladstone, Australia

    22 Monday, January 24, 2022 Cruising The Coral Sea
    23 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Cairns, Australia 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    24 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Cooktown, Australia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Cooktown, Australia

    Cooktown, Australia's first European settlement, was charted and settled by Captain Cook and his crew in 1770. It is a small frontier town located on the Endeavour River (named after Captain Cook's ship) in far north tropical Queensland. A century later thousands, including many Chinese, came to Cooktown, the port for the Palmer River gold rush, leaving a fascinating history that can be explored at the James Cook Historical Museum. A visit to Grassy Hill Lookout is a 'must-see' as one can experience 360 degree views of the appealing tropical countryside and pristine beaches. Read more about Cooktown, Australia

    25 Thursday, January 27, 2022 Cruising The Coral Sea
    26 Friday, January 28, 2022 Thursday Island, Australia 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Thursday Island, Australia

    Thursday Island, or 'T.I.' as it's usually known, is the name of the island and the town that is the administrative and commercial centre of the Torres Strait Islands. The island group is off the far north Queensland mainland in Torres Strait, just 39 km north of Cape York Peninsula. The lucrative pearling industry founded in 1885 attracted workers from around Asia, particularly South Pacific Islanders, and this has resulted in a fascinating cultural mosaic. Green Fort Hill provides views over the town of Thursday Island, and provides fascinating insights into the local history that dates back to 1880 when it acted as the defence centre for Australia. Read more about Thursday Island, Australia

    27 Saturday, January 29, 2022 Cruising The Torres Strait
    28 Sunday, January 30, 2022 Cruising The Arafura Sea
    29 Monday, January 31, 2022 Darwin, Australia 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Darwin, Australia

    The new Darwin cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf is adjacent to the convention centre, only one kilometre from Darwin’s CBD. Modern amenities, hotels and parking are there, plus a mini-market with beautiful local productions – Aboriginal art and crafts, diamonds and opals, and eateries, distinctive of the Top End. Darwin is a home port for the small luxury vessels Coral Princess and Coral Discoverer that explore the Kimberley coast to Broome. A score of cruise ship lines include Darwin in their itineraries for Australia, Indonesia, South-East Asia and World Cruises. Read more about Darwin, Australia

    30 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Cruising The Timor Sea
    31 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Komodo Island, Indonesia 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Komodo Island, Indonesia

    Komodo Island may be closed to visitors throughout 2020, following which numbers may be limited to 5000 annually. The decision will be made in mid 2019. Komodo Island lies in the Wallacea Region of Indonesia, identified by Conservation International as a global conservation priority area, and is located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east. It makes up part of the Komodo National Park that consists of generally young, oceanic volcanic islands that are constantly rising, eroding and subsiding in the sea. Read more about Komodo Island, Indonesia

    32 Thursday, February 3, 2022 Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    Bali is an Indonesian island at the western-most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. Bali is home to the most of Indonesia's Hindu minority, and also the largest tourist destination in the Archipelago. Activities on offer include white water rafting, jungle trekking, river kayaking, mountain cycling and scuba diving. Read more about Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    33 Friday, February 4, 2022 Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

    Bali is an Indonesian island at the western-most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. Bali is home to the most of Indonesia's Hindu minority, and also the largest tourist destination in the Archipelago. Activities on offer include white water rafting, jungle trekking, river kayaking, mountain cycling and scuba diving. Read more about Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

  • Ship

    Seven Seas Explorer Overview

    Seven Seas Explorer

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    Accommodating just 750 guests, and at 56,000 GT, she is the largest vessel in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet. RSSC has the highest staff-to-guest ration of any luxury cruise vessel. Expect highly personalised service, the hallmark of the line.

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    RS, MS, GS, ES, SS, C, B, A, D, E, F2, F1, G2, G1, H

    Average Cabin Size – 61.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 27.1 m2

    Suite: 3,026 ft2 (281.1 m2). Balcony: 1,417 ft2 (131.6 m2). Layout: 2 Spacious Bedrooms. 2 Private Balconies with an Outdoor Jacuzzi Overlooking the Bow of the Ship. 2 1/2 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathrooms, 1 with Hot Tub. Private In-suite Spa with Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi, King Size Savoir Bed with Mollissima, Duvet in Master Bedroom, Spacious Living Room, Private Vista Garden. Steinway Arabesque Piano by Dakota Jackson.Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes. Guerlain® Amenities. King-size Savoir Bed in Master Bedroom. Complimentary use of iPad® & iPod®. iPhone® Docking Station to Accommodate All iPhone® Models. Interactive Flat-screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand & Direct-dial Satellite Phone. Vanity & Hair Dryer. Regent Bathrobes & Slippers. Daily Canapés. Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer & Bottled Water. Personalized In-Suite Full-Liquor Bar Set Up. Unlimited Laundry and Pressing*. FREE Unlimited WiFi (one log-in per suite). Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice.

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    • 2-bedroom suite accommodates up to six guests
    • Convertible sofa bed
    • Bathroom features a glass-enclosed shower instead of a bathtub
    • Connecting suites
    • Wheelchair accessible

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