On board MS EUROPA 2 from Sydney to Auckland

In the land of the Maori

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Spectacular scenery for as far as the eye can see – with the Southern Alps, volcanoes and subtropical beaches. Nestled in this landscape, you will find charming cities that are ideal for relaxed discovery tours.


from Sydney to Auckland

Cruise dates:from 03.01.2017 to 20.01.2017 (17 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1701

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Itinerary

Tue, 03.01.2017

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Sydney

Wed, 04.01.2017

Sydney/Australia, transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Sydney
Be it a little earlier with our pre-cruise programmes* or as part of the normal prelude to your cruise: welcome to Sydney! The harbour is one of the most beautiful in the world, and the remarkable silhouette of the Sydney Opera House is a fascinating sight to behold. Discover the city on a helicopter flight* or above the rooftops on a culinar tour*. Alternatively, you can try out surfing* for beginners on Bondi Beach. A tip from the travel concierge: bridge climbing* over the arches of Harbour Bridge, whose summit towers 134 m above sea level.

Thu, 05.01.2017

Sydney
City tour and transfer to embarkation point, overnight stay on board

Fri, 06.01.2017

Sydney departure 19.00 hrs

Sat, 07.01.2017
- Sun, 08.01.2017

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 09.01.2017

Cruising through Milford Sound, Thompson Sound and Doubtful Sound/New Zealand during the day

The land of fjords
Steep rock faces and thunderous waterfalls: the fjord landscape of New Zealand is one of the largest natural wonders in the world. Cruise through the majestic Milford Sound, Thompson Sound and Doubtful Sound on the EUROPA 2 – your veranda will become your exclusive box seat.

Tue, 10.01.2017

Oban/Stewart Island/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Oban
Discover the natural paradise that is Stewart Island, perhaps by walking to the lighthouse on Ackers Point*, or the bird sanctuary on Ulva Island*.

Wed, 11.01.2017

Port Chalmers (Dunedin)/New Zealand, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Port Chalmers (Dunedin)
Explore the historic architecture of Dunedin. A train ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway* will take you across cast-iron viaducts and through dense forests.

Thu, 12.01.2017

Timaru/New Zealand, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Today, you can enjoy a walk along the beach at Caroline Bay or discover Mount Cook National Park*, which where the highest mountain in Australia can be found. As part of a tour in an RIB*, a robust rubber boat, you will get to see massive icebergs up-close in one of the world’s few accessible glacial lakes.

Fri, 13.01.2017

Lyttelton, 07.00 - 18.00 hrs

Lyttelton (Christchurch)
One of the high points of New Zealand: the 920 m high Arthur’s Pass, which you can reach on the TranzAlpine train* or on the High Country Explorer Adventure* – spectacular views included.

Sat, 14.01.2017

Picton/New Zealand, 10.00 – 23.00 hrs

Picton
The end of Queen Charlotte Sound, which you sail up on the EUROPA 2, invites you to explore as part of a walk along the Queen Charlotte Track* or on a kayak ride through the sounds*.

Sun, 15.01.2017

Wellington/New Zealand, 6.30 – 17.00 hrs

Wellington
New Zealand’s artistic and cultural hub is the coolest little capital in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of Wellington and the surrounding area on a helicopter flight*.

Mon, 16.01.2017

Napier/New Zealand, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

Napier
A listed city: walk* around and marvel at the impressive art deco architecture and stroll along the promenade, Marine Parade. Alternatively, visit the gannet colony on Cape Kidnappers*.

Tue, 17.01.2017

Cruising off White Island/New Zealand during the day
Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand, arrival 19.00 hrs

White Island
Unforgettable panoramic views await you when you cruise by New Zealand’s most active volcanic island on the EUROPA 2.

Wed, 18.01.2017

Mount Maunganui (Tauranga), departure 18.30 hrs

Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)
Long beaches and a popular surfing location: the Bay of Plenty guarantees hours of variety. Such as on a trip to “The Shire”* while discovering traces of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Sate your hunger for adventure on a flight to the volcanic White Island*, where the helicopter will land on the rim of the crater (subject to weather conditions).

Thu, 19.01.2017

Auckland/New Zealand, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Auckland
Your cruise will come to an end in this coastal city, although you can stay a little longer with our post-cruise programmes*.

Fri, 20.01.2017

Arrival in Frankfurt

* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. 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.

Following programmes we offer in German:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SYDNEY – FASCINATION DOWN UNDER


PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: NEW YEAR’S EVE IN SYDNEY AND AYERS ROCK


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: AUCKLAND FOR CONNOISSEURS