Plunge Into the Land Down Under
Sail Down Under on an over-the-top vacation that immerses you in cosmopolitan cities from Sydney to Auckland and natural wonders from the Great Barrier Reef to Milford Sound. This is a region of beautiful beaches, majestic fjords, fine wine, friendly people, and exotic wildlife. And with its opposite seasons, it’s the perfect place for those from the Northern Hemisphere to escape winter. From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the soaring green mountains of New Zealand – and every palm-fringed beach in between – this region offers modernity, tradition and the scenically sublime. Board the stunning Celebrity Solstice® and take a spectacular 10- to 14-night round-trip sailing from Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand. Embark on a Multi-Day Adventure that takes you to Milford Sound, Fjordland National Park, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown. The options in Australia & New Zealand are endless.
1 stunning ship. 33 amazing destinations. 5 overnight stays
Melbourne offers modern elegance that stays true to its local Aboriginal and Australian roots. As Australia’s cultural hub, the city is home to over a dozen fascinating museums. Melbourne Museum features diverse interactive exhibits, as well as an extensive collection of indigenous and postmodern art. Explore Gold-Rush-era buildings in trendy multicultural neighborhoods where chic restaurants, stylish rooftop bars, and street art vie for attention. Unwind at the Royal Botanic Gardens and meet kangaroos, wallabies, and Tasmanian Devils at the Healesville Sanctuary. For more action, enjoy a lively football, cricket, grand-slam tennis event, or Formula One race. Just outside the city, you’ll find some of the most spectacular natural scenery.
A thrilling way to see the sights on your Hobart cruise is high above. Helicopter rides overlook Seven Mile Beach, Mount Wellington, and the River Derwent. From your ship, stroll the historic waterfront, enjoying street entertainers and stopping into pubs. Two historic pubs from the 1840s are the Customs House Hotel, a waterfront fixture, and the Shipwright Arms Hotel, at Battery Point. Browse Tasmanian Aboriginal art, including rare shell necklaces, paintings, prints, and more, at Art Mob Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery.
In tropical North Queensland, surrounded on three sides by lush rainforest, your Cairns cruise makes the perfect launchpad for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. This reef is the largest living thing on the planet—so big you can see it from space—but it's made up of billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps. Inland, explore the rainforest by cable car and scenic railway, soaring above treetops, peering into gorges, and observing jungle waterfalls. Join a whitewater rafting adventure in Barron Gorge National Park.