An inviting world of wonder awaits your arrival on Golden Princess. Connect with family and friends over world-class cuisine, gaze out at sea from one of 700 balcony staterooms or share new experiences with our Discovery at SEA™ programs. From casino gaming to relaxing options like the Lotus Spa®, you’ll find an array of ways to renew body and soul.
Marvel at the spectacular scenery of Fiordland National Park, voted one of the 7 Cruise World Wonders by Condé Nast Traveler. Immerse yourself in Māori culture, see glowworms twinkle in underground caves outside Auckland, stroll the famed Art Deco city of Napier, and peek into moviemaking magic with The Lord of the Rings tour in Wellington.
Itinerary: Melbourne ► Fiordland National Park scenic cruising ► Dunedin (Port Chalmers) ► Akaroa ► Wellington ► Gisborne ► Tauranga ► Auckland ► Melbourne
New Zealand’s vast, dramatic and diverse landscape is the unrivaled home of Tolkien’s mythical Middle Earth. Journey to the city of Edoras and walk in the footsteps of The Lord of the Rings in Wellington, and visit Peter Jackson’s Weta Studios.
Marvel at the sight of twinkling glowworms in Auckland’s Glowworm Grotto, and explore Wellington’s Zealandia, nicknamed “Jurassic Park,” in search of the giant weta – one of the world’s largest insects!
Sail into a world of surreal beauty in Fiordland National Park, where the verdant flanks of snowcapped peaks plunge into the crystalline waters of ice-carved fiords. Or visit the Tongariro National Park outside of Napier, which holds the title of first park in the world to receive UNESCO World Heritage status for both its natural and Māori spiritual and cultural value.
This 13-Day itinerary currently sails the following dates:
2017 December 21*
*Itinerary operates in reverse order
2018 January 10 & 29
Pair this cruise up with a Pre or Post Cruise stay in Melbourne. To book this cruise or cruise tour “Escape” contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!