Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUX1904 or subsequent cruise EUX1906 and save € 1,500 per person. (Applies to categories 1 – 14)
Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai
Connecting flight to Auckland
Transfer to embarkation point
Auckland/New Zealand, departure 18.00 hrs
Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
The Bay of Plenty is a popular surfing location with expansive beaches. From here, journey to Rotorua*, the heart of Maori culture and an unbelievably beautiful geothermal region. See kiwis, geysers and bubbling mud pools and experience Maori songs and dances. For an adventure, take a helicopter flight to the volcanic White Island*. Tolkien fans can travel to “The Shire”*.
This popular sport is great fun, even on the first attempt. Our travel concierge will be happy to arrange a tour for you in Mount Maunganui!
Napier/New Zealand , 13.00 – 19.00 hrs
Pure art deco in the city centre and the Marine Parade are both worth a visit. Try the region’s renowned white wines on an excursion* to the award-winning vineyards in Hawke’s Bay: Elephant Hill, Mission Estate and Church Road Winery. For a refreshing, action-packed experience, go white-water rafting* on the Mohaka River.
Wellington/New Zealand, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs
Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand , 7.00 – 20.00 hrs
Timaru/New Zealand , 7.00 – 20.00 hrs
Port Chalmers/New Zealand , 7.00 – 20.00 hrs
Oban/Stewart Island/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Cruising in Milford Sound/New Zealand, midday
Relaxation at sea
Hobart/Tasmania/Australia , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
A former whalers’ settlement, it has a charming old town with plenty of rustic restaurants and bars, particularly around Salamanca Place. Mount Nelson* and Mount Wellington* offer stunning views. But the view is even better on a flight* over the Tasmanian wilderness. In nearby Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary*, you will see not only wombats, kangaroos and koalas, but also the legendary Tasmanian devil.
Relaxation at sea
Melbourne/Australia , arrival 6.00 hrs
Melbourne, departure 5.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Sydney/Australia, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany
Arrival in Germany
The following programmes can be booked.
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:
Discover your destinations in a personal setting for two - ideal for those who do not want to join a group. The excursions included in the program are accompanied by a local guide who will meet your individual wishes. In addition, there is sufficient time and space for your own activities. Transfers are organized with cars and private drivers. Prices for more or less than two persons are available on request.
Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.
Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.
* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
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Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai.
Connecting flight from Dubai to Auckland.
After arriving in Auckland, you will take a connecting helicopter flight directly to the Kauri Cliffs Resort. During the flight, enjoy the breathtaking view of the North Island coast: from turquoise water in the Bay of Islands to the white sand of Parengarenga Harbour. A magnificent experience. Upon arriving, you will check in to the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. The luxurious lodge near Matauri Bay awaits you in almost 2,500 ha (6,177 ac.) of land. Look forward to a 180° ocean view, three private beaches, an 18-hole golf course and much more. In the afternoon, you will have time to relax and explore the breathtaking area around the lodge. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner together in the lodge. Three nights in a deluxe suite.
In the morning, you will have breakfast in the lodge’s restaurant. You will then visit the Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, a championship golf course with wide, carpet-like fairways – one of the best in the world. After your game, you will have free time to enjoy the lodge’s amenities, including an infinity pool with a whirlpool, a fitness centre and a day spa. In the evening, you will have dinner together in the lodge.
In the morning, you will have breakfast in the lodge’s restaurant. Today you will enjoy another game on the spectacular Kauri Cliffs Golf Course – again, three tee options offer very special golfing fun. After the game, you are free to do as you wish and enjoy the world-class service at the lodge. In the evening, you will have dinner together in the lodge.
In the morning, you will have breakfast in the lodge. The helicopter will be waiting to fly you from the lodge to Auckland. Upon arriving in Auckland, you will meet your tour guide for the city tour. Discover Auckland’s most beautiful sights! Auckland’s location near a sheltered network of bays has had a major impact on the city’s appearance, not least due to the many sailing boats, which earned it the nickname “City of Sails”. On your city tour, you will enjoy a view of the harbour bridge and sailing boats from Bastion Point. You will also visit the Sky Tower. At 328 m (1,076 ft), it is the highest tower in the southern hemisphere. A lift will take you up to the viewing platform. On a clear day, the view from up there is breathtaking: you can see more than 80 km (50 mi.) in all directions, including the city itself and the many islands. Transfer to embarkation on the EUROPA 2.
* If the minimum number of participants is not reached, cancellation will occur no later than six weeks prior to cruise departure.
Fri 09.03 Mount Maunganui (Tauranga) – Fairview Country Club (additional course 1)
Founded in 1904, this club has moved three times within the local area. The existing 18 holes were redesigned in 1968 by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones to fit the current terrain. Some of the beautifully tended fairways are lined with mature trees. Players should watch out for the water hazards on the first nine fairways, which are rather short. On the second nine fairways, long, accurate shots are required. All in all, a course that demands concentration and skill.
Sun 10.03 Napier – Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
This course requires a great deal of concentration from players. It is situated high up on a plateau, right on the east coast of the North Island. The holes were designed to fit the local terrain. Each ball position gives rise to new, spectacular views, which can easily distract players from the task at hand. As well as a few extra balls, make sure you pack your camera! Please note: due to the short lay time, you will play nine holes today.
Tue 12.03 Lyttelton – Clearwater Golf Club
This is a demanding parkland course. Eleven of the fairways are bordered by water. In addition, most of the fast plateau greens feature various bunkers. But players who manage to play with straight shots can expect a very enjoyable round of golf. The teeing grounds overlooking the fairways provide clear orientation, so players are aware of the course of play from the beginning.
Wed 13.03 Timaru – Timaru Town & Country Club (additional course 2)
This very pleasant parkland course is located right in the centre of Timaru, close to the mooring point. Some of its generous fairways are bordered by mature trees. Here, some of the fairways are dog-legs, which results in challenges for players. They end in medium-sized, very firm greens. This is a course that should appeal to all players.
Thu 14.03 Port Chalmers – Chisholm Park Golf Club
This links course on the west coast of the South Island could almost be Scottish and seems to defy the forces of nature. Concentrated play is challenging due to the many breathtaking views along the course, so it is important to manage your game well.
Tue 19.03 Hobart – Royal Hobart Golf Club
The Royal Hobart Golf Club is not far from the capital. First laid out in 1916, this 18-hole course has undergone complete modernisation – most recently in 1997. Nowadays, wide fairways, large, fast greens and 80 strategically placed bunkers await players. This is the course where Jack Nicklaus won the Australian Open in 1971. Play takes place between bushland and the Indian Ocean. It is likely to appeal to ambitious golfers.
Thu 21.03 Melbourne – Huntingdale Golf Club
This undulating 18-hole parkland course in the Australian outback has strict rules. Right from the first tee, the starter checks that players are complying with the local regulations. Both men and women must wear their golf shirt tucked into their trousers or shorts. Shorts should be knee-length – shorter or longer lengths are not permitted. Men should wear knee socks – or white socks, at least – with nothing printed or embroidered on them. After this initial check, things get better, with generous, wide fairways (rather undulating in some places) that end in similarly generous greens. Provided that you adhere to the club’s rules, you can expect a very relaxing round of golf.
Clear and simple – our pricing model
¹ Please note that you can choose between a Veranda Suite and an Ocean Suite.
² You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here per person. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda Suite or Ocean Suite in category 1 – 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of one cruise with another cruise in a guaranteed Veranda or Ocean Suite, no combination discount will be offered and it will be necessary to change suites between the individual cruises. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).
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