Bay of Islands
Auckland return CRUISE ONLY: Take this short cruise post Christmas 2019 .. a great way to unwind with family and friends
* Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine per stateroom (delivered at dinner) on us!*
TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD ARE PROTECTED BY THE TAANZ BONDING. Prices shown are Cruise only, share double/twin, based on categories as shown, and include Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities additional. Prices include all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus inclusions. * Bottle of wine is at Princess Cruises discretion and will be delivered to your restaurant on one evening only. Varietal of wine will be advised onboard. Valid new bookings only. Offers are per stateroom based on double/twin occupancy for 1st and 2nd guests only. Prices are NZ dollars & subject to currency fluctuations. Payment is by cash, eftpos or cheque only. QCard & credit card prices on application. Offers may not be available on all stateroom categories and capacity restrictions apply. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Name changes not permitted. Sales to 31 January 2019. Prices correct as of 26 November 2018 & are subject to change without notification. Other conditions may apply.
3 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland roundtrip aboard Ruby Princess.
Ruby Princess is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. Christened by lovebirds Trista and Ryan Sutter of TV’s The Bachelorette, she offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.
Highlights of this cruise:
Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland.
Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.
Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. The Bay is the birthplace of modern New Zealand. Here the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British rule and granting the native inhabitants equal status. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand's early settlers.
The Bay of Islands has lured explorers for countless centuries. The Maori say that Kupe, the great Polynesian adventurer, came here in the 10th century. Captain Cook anchored offshore in 1769, followed by assorted brigands, traders, colonists and missionaries.