On board MS EUROPA from Singapore to Sydney

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On the very secluded islands off New Zealand and Australia, you will find a unique kind of animal and plant kingdom – for the Tasmanian devil and the little kiwi cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Whilst New Zealand’s fertile plains have been shaped by mighty volcanoes, the tides in Down Under have created strange formations such as the limestone rocks of the Twelve Apostles. The wild natural landscapes are offset by cosmopolitan cities – discover the greenery of Wellington and the world’s best city in which to live, Melbourne.

from Singapore to Sydney

Cruise dates:from 21.02.2014 to 12.03.2014 (20 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1404

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
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Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of this cruise

  • Get to know New Zealand
  • Cradle Mountain National Park* in Tasmania
  • Along the Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles*
  • Melbourne – city in southern Australia
  • Carnival on board
  • Uwe West, expert in Australia/New Zealand, on board

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


Fri, 21.02.2014

Scheduled flight Germany – Singapore

Sat, 22.02.2014

Connecting flight to Auckland

Sun, 23.02.2014

Transfer to embarkation on the EUROPA
Auckland/New Zealand, Departure 18.00 hrs

Auckland/New Zealand
Be inspired by the beauty of the City of Sails on our pre-cruise programme*.

Mon, 24.02.2014

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 25.02.2014

Wellington, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Wellington/New Zealand
You will get your first, magnificent view of New Zealand’s lively capital city from the summit of Mount Victoria*. And you can get to know Wellington* better at the Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum. Find out about the unique natural history of New Zealand at the Zealandia nature reserve*, which has been developing over 80 million years.

Wed, 26.02.2014

Lyttelton, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand
For many European explorers, this little port was their initial destination. For you, it will be the starting point for a countryside tour by TranzAlpine train up to Arthur’s Pass*. From these lofty heights, you will return back down to the fertile plains, where you will visit a typical sheep farm*. Or you can discover the region in a more adventurous way – by all-terrain vehicle and jet boat.

Thu, 27.02.2014

Port Chalmers, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Port Chalmers/New Zealand
From this little port, the wonderful train journey on the Taieri Gorge Railway* will take you through narrow tunnels, past forests and over cast-iron viaducts. A boat will take you to the Otago Peninsula*, where with a bit of luck you will see the enormous royal albatross and the extremely rare yellow-eyed penguin.

Fri, 28.02.2014

Stewart Island, 8.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs

Stewart Island/New Zealand
Many miles of paths will take you through the unspoilt flora and entice you to have a little rest in such beautiful places as Lee Bay* or Observation Rock*. At the Ulva Island bird sanctuary*, you may well come across the flightless kiwi. As well as this symbolic bird of New Zealand, many other rare species of birds live here, where they are protected from their natural predators.

Sat, 01.03.2014
- Sun, 02.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 03.03.2014

Hobart, 6.00 hrs – 14.00 hrs

In the foothills of Mount Wellington, the scenery of a natural harbour will impress you as soon as you arrive. Take a Panorama trip* to the summit for a view over Australia’s second-oldest city, which still today displays evidence of its prosperity from the times of the whaling industry. Discover the colonial harbour district of Battery Point by kayak as you paddle along the quay – and to give you sustenance, we will deliver fish and chips straight to your kayak*.

Tue, 04.03.2014

Burnie, 10.00 hrs – 20.00 hrs

Craggy peaks, lakes as smooth as glass, dense forests on the moors – Tasmania is sure to fulfil all the wondrous images you have of it. Surprise yourself on a section of the Overland Track, 80 km (50 mi.) long, through the Cradle Mountain National Park*. On the way to Leven Canyon*, you will be able to meet a famous inhabitant – the Tasmanian devil. Along with wombats and echidnas, these creatures have a protected home at the Wings Wildlife Park*.

Wed, 05.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 06.03.2014

Adelaide, 7.00 hrs – 24.00 hrs

This picturesque city owes its nickname, the “City of Churches”, to its early settlers. Today, the colonial city centre*, surrounded by beautiful green parks, is a great place to shop. Also hard to resist is the produce from the fertile country outside the city, where Barossa Valley has made a name for itself as an excellent wine-growing region. Try the fine wines for yourself on a bicycle tour with wine tasting*.

Fri, 07.03.2014

Penneshaw, 6.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs

Penneshaw/Kangaroo Island/Australia
Koalas dozing in the eucalyptus trees, kangaroos grazing in the bush and pelicans on the coast – a quad bike tour* around Australia’s “Galapagos” promises some unforgettable encounters. On a visit to Seal Bay in Flinders Chase National Park*, you will have a clear view of the strange cliff formations, which have been created by the wind and waves over hundreds of years.

Sat, 08.03.2014

Portland, 8.30 hrs – 16.30 hrs

Like many other Australian towns and cities, Portland owes its prosperity to the whaling industry.  Discover more about its history on a Discovery tour* from the Botanical Gardens to the whale skeletons in the Maritime Discovery Centre and on to the Cape Nelson lighthouse. The Great Ocean Road* snakes around steep cliffs, picturesque bays and green valleys, offering a spectacular panoramic view. Your destination is the enormous limestone rocks of the Twelve Apostles*, which rise up majestically out of the ocean spray.

Sun, 09.03.2014

Melbourne, 7.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs

One of the world’s best cities in which to live has room for the past as well as the future. From the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower*, you will get a fine view over the chequerboard-style network of streets to the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens. Between the skyscrapers, there are lovingly maintained Victorian buildings such as the Queen Victoria Market and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Get an insight into Australia’s fascinating wilderness at the nearby Serendip Sanctuary*, where kangaroos and koala bears live undisturbed.

Mon, 10.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 11.03.2014

Sydney/Australia, Arrival 6.00 hrs
City tour, followed by scheduled flight to Germany

Penetrate deep into the red heart of the continent on our post-cruise programme*, Sydney and the magical Ayers Rock.

Wed, 12.03.2014

Arrival in Germany

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

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