Auckland to Singapore FLY + CRUISE + HOTELS + BONUS OFFER: Take this epic 58 night cruise, package includes Singapore accommodation & Premium Economy flights home. This is an incredible journey.
THE SEABOURN DIFFERENCE
* Intimate ships with no more than 300 suites
* Intuitive, gracious service
* Spacious, all-suite accommodations
* Open bars throughout the ship, and fine wines poured at lunch and dinner. Enjoy a carefree atmosphere, where no one has to pick up the tab.
* All dining venues are complimentary — dine where, when and with whom you wish
* Gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere
* Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked with your preferences. Soft drinks, beer and mineral water, complete glassware and your favorite wines or spirits are ready for your enjoyment or for entertaining.
* Tipping is neither required nor expected — service simply to delight you
58 night sailing Auckland to Singapore onboard Seabourn Sojourn
Gourmet meals and entertainment onboard
1 night plus Late Check out post cruise in Singapore at a 5 star hotel including breakfast
One way Premium Economy flight Singapore to Auckland with Singapore Airlines
All prepayable airfare taxes, surcharges and levies
* Spacious Suite accommodation with walk in wardrobes
* Complimentary 3 category upgrade for Veranda Suites:
* Purchase Category V1 and receive Category V4
* Purchase Category V2 and receive Category V5
* Purchase Category V3 and receive Category V6
Upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking
* Complimentary US$1000 per suite Shipboard Credit
* Open bar throughout the ship including complimentary in suite mini bar
* No gratuities to pay
TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Unless otherwise stated, prices include one way Premium Economy flight flying Singapore Airlines Singapore to Auckland including prepayable airline surcharges, levies and airport taxes, share twin/double accommodation (although local taxes may be payable directly), and inclusions as specified. Offer may with withdrawn at any time without notice. Price includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Free 3 category upgrade is strictly subject to availability at the time of booking. Package must be booked by 28 February 2018 with airfares fully paid within 72 hours of confirmation. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Airfares and accommodation may not be available on all services and room/cabin categories, and capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply and airfares are non-refundable, non-transferable, and name changes are not permitted – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 12 February 2018 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply.
58 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Singapore aboard Seabourn Sojourn.
The second of Seabourn’s new class of ships, Seabourn Sojourn, debuted on June 6, 2010 in the middle of the River Thames in London. Seabourn Sojourn’s godmother was the English fashion icon and actress Twiggy.
Like her sisters, Seabourn Sojourn enchants her guests with an array of public areas scaled to encourage a relaxed sociability. One of the most unusual features of Seabourn Sojourn and her sisters is Seabourn Square, an ingenious “living room” that replaces the traditional cruise ship lobby with a welcoming lounge filled with easy chairs, sofas and cocktail tables. An enclave in its center houses knowledgeable concierges discreetly seated at individual desks, ready to handle all sorts of business or give advice and information.
Highlights of this cruise:
Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbors on two separate bodies of water. The central part of urban Auckland covers a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbor on the Tasman Sea, and the Waitemata Harbor on the Pacific Ocean. In addition, Auckland's diverse geography and warm, humid climate has inspired a lifestyle regularly ranked in the world's top ten. A half hour drive from the city there is an abundance of activities: sailing to a secluded island, trekking through the rainforest, picnicking on a volcano, sampling wines at a vineyard or exploring a black sand beach.
Isle of Pines
The Isle of Pines is part of New Caledonia and is situated 50km south east of the mainland and 80 km’s south-east of the capital Noumea. The island is characterized by tall narrow pine trees, perfect white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons. This island was once a convict settlement for political prisoners from Paris and later became an ordinary prison.
The islands landscape consists of spectacular natural colours of white sand, green, blue water and lush green vegetation. The island is also beautiful under water as there are spectacular colourful corals and fish.
Vao on the islands southern most tip is the only real village. The islands sole church dominates the village centre.
Maré Island is the second-largest island of the Loyalty Islands, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island is part of the commune (municipality) of Maré, in the Islands Province of New Caledonia. It lies northeast of Grande Terre, New Caledonia's mainland.
The main village on Maré is Tadine, it's a peaceful little port village. Visitors are warmly welcomed but are expected to respect the local tribal customs.
Attractions on the island include the natural aquarium about 1.2 miles from Tadine toward Eni. It's a beautiful pool with translucent waters. You can also take a swim at the water hole in Eni, just as you enter the village on your left.
The Solomon Islands is a sovereign nation consisting of multiple island groups, scattered in the South Pacific east of Papua New Guinea. Its capital is Honiara, on the island of Guadalcanal. Many of the outlying islands in the nation are relatively untouched, but Honiara is a busier hub of international commerce. The islands’ recent history is scarred by the desperate battles fought between the Japanese and American forces during World War II. In 1942, the Japanese launched their last great land offensive in the islands, which culminated in the Battle of Henderson Field fought at Honiara. Of the estimated 36,000 Japanese troops on Guadalcanal at the beginning, only 1,000 survived, the rest having either been killed directly, or succumbed to disease and starvation. Ghostly evidence of this horrific warfare dots the island, and it is memorialized at the American Memorial overlooking the town and at a smaller Solomons Peace Memorial erected by the Japanese outside the city. On a lighter note, traditional arts and crafts are on display at the National Museum, which also boasts a display of eight traditional Melanesian houses from various parts of the country. Behind the museum is a cultural center. Above town there is a pleasant botanical garden, and the bustling Central Market is a great place to get a feel for everyday life in Honiara. Although English is the official language, only a small percentage of Solomonese speak it. The common language is Pijin.
A cosmopolitan city flanked by pristine rainforests and golden beaches, Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda, and the Daintree rainforest, a World Heritage protected area. The city was recently renovated to enhance its image and provide a relaxing place for visitors and locals to congregate and have fun. Cairns Esplanade, once a huge grassy park, now features an excellent facility incorporating an outdoor amphitheatre, a sandy swimming lagoon, walking tracks, shops and restaurants, and an environmental interpretation center.
The unofficial capital of North Queensland, Townsville is tucked inside the Great Barrier Reef in the northern tropics. Its municipal beach, The Strand, is consistently rated among Australia’s cleanest. Take a ferry to Magnetic Island, an unspoiled UNESCO World Heritage Site just offshore, or visit the Billabong Sanctuary wildlife reserve.
Sydney is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city surrounded by golden sand beaches, World Heritage areas, lush national parks and acclaimed wine regions. Sydney owes much of its splendor to its magnificent harbor. Arriving by ship provides an unequaled impression, showing off the city's famous landmarks: the dramatic white sails of the iconic Opera House and the celebrated Harbor Bridge, looming over the skyline.
The city’s candid, friendly character today belies its history as a penal colony. It also enjoyed a heyday as a whaling center in the 1830s. Today the wharfside warehouses of Salamanca Place are filled with shops and restaurants, and the settlers’ cottages in battery park are lovingly restored by proud owners. Tasmania maintains a lot of agricultural heritage, and enjoys a slightly sedate pace of life. See the dazzling new Museum of Old and New Art, which opened in January of 2011.
The Port Arthur Prison and Coal Mines are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage designation protecting the convict history of Australian settlement. The imposing Penitentiary, the chilling Separate Prison, the4 Convict Church and the ruins of the coal mine community bring to life the earliest European arrivals in this land. The playful naming of the on-site restaurant as “Felons Bistro” shows how far the current population has come.
Located southeast of Melbourne on the coast of Victoria state, Phillip Island is a favorite place for nature lovers. Aside from beaches, the island also offers The Nobbies, a rugged headland graced with boardwalks for viewing the Bass Strait waters, slopes where seabirds nest and, at Seal Rocks offshore, the largest breeding colony of Southern Fur Seals in Australia. Another daytime attraction is the Koala Conservation Centre, where visitors can view these amiable marsupials at tree-top level on a skywalk, or stroll the bush among wallabies, possums, echidnas and other wildlife. A highlight is the sunset “Parade of Penguins” when Little Penguins, the world’s smallest breed, waddle up from the sea to overnight in their nests among the dunes.
Located at the mouth of the Yarra River, Melbourne was founded by free settlers in 1835, 47 years after the first European settlement in Australia. Transformed rapidly into a major metropolis by the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s, Melbourne became Australia's largest and most important city, and by 1865 was the second largest city in the British Empire. Today, Melbourne is a major center of commerce, industry and cultural activity, and is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.
South Australia’s capital is a compact city set between the Adelaide Hills and some spectacular beaches. City attractions include the sprawling Central market and the Botanic Gardens and the Adelaide Zoo with its enchanting giant pandas, plus a bevy of fine art and culture museums. Outside the city, the splendid wineries of Barossa, Coonawara, Eden and Clare Valleys and the Adelaide Hills keep an open cellar door policy for tasting their wares.
Australia’s third-largest sea island, after Tasmania and Melville Island, is a haven for wildlife and a popular escape for nature-loving mainlanders from Adelaide and Melbourne. Seabourn Sojourn’s call will occur during the annual birthing season of the New Zealand sea lion and Australian fur seal colonies on the nearby beach conservation areas. Marine tours seek the playful porpoises and dolphins offshore, while land-based excursions visit preserves for koalas and wallabies, as well as the popular local wineries.
Western Australia’s second city is a bright, pleasant place that welcomes visitors with a towering, checkerboard-patterned lighthouse. Known as the dolphin capital of Australia, the sheltered Koombana Bay draws visitors to interact with downright playful cetaceans. The nearby Geographe Wine region attracts touring tasters as well, along with the charming, rural communities such as Donnybrook, with orchards full of ripening fruit.
Western Australia’s capital is a burgeoning, bustling city straddling the Swan River. You can catch a boat from the port of Fremantle into the city for a swan’s eye view on arrival. Climb up to Kings Park and Botanic Gardens for an overview of Perth, at over a million citizens the most isolated large city on earth. The Aviation Heritage Museum is a must for airplane buffs. Stop by the Perth Mint to handle a $200,000 dollar gold bar and watch one of the hourly gold pours. Ferry to Penguin Island to see fairy penguins.
Just off shore is the Ningaloo Reef, the largest fringing reef in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to an amazing variety of marine life throughout the year. The Cape Range National Park shows off land-based wildlife including emus and wallabies. Visit the rugged gorges of the Yardie Creek Station, or watch for nesting sea turtles on the nearby beaches. The Vlamingh Head Lighthouse is just over 100 years old.
Despite its small size, Darwin is a modern, multi-cultural city, and its proximity to Asia makes it ideal for travel. Named after the famous scientist, Charles Darwin, the area was originally settled by the Larrakia Aboriginals. The Dutch arrived and mapped the land in the 1600s, followed by the British in 1939, when the town was given its English name. Darwin has a beautiful coastline, as well as numerous parks and gardens, making the city a top spot for outdoor activities.
Located on the southeastern coast of Bali is the small village of Tanjung Benoa. Still considered a fishing village, Benoa has developed over the past 20 years into a major player in the tourism sector. The calm waters and the beautiful white sand beaches have made Benoa the prime water sport area of Bali. Being a peninsula that is only accessible from one direction, Tanjung Benoa is still relatively quiet with a more relaxed feeling.
Semarang is a commercial port located roughly halfway between Jakarta and Surabaya, along Java's north central coast. Today, many of the island's most important exports, including tobacco, sugar, rubber, coffee, and cacao are shipped through Semarang. Because of its accessibility to the island's interior, it is an ideal gateway to numerous coffee plantations and the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur.
Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963. Two years later, it became an independent island-state, developing into one of the world's most prosperous countries. With ultra-modern skyscrapers combined with a medley of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences, Singapore is a dynamic city rich in contrast and color, exhibiting a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture.