15 Day Sydney with 10 Day South Pacific Cruise

15 Day Sydney with 10 Day South Pacific Cruise from $1243 Land Only

from $2643* Air & Land (Feb.02, 2012 Departure)

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Independent Tour & Cruise Package Includes

Round trip flights LAX-Sydney

Other departure cities available.

Airline fuel surcharges

12 nights First Class accommodations

2 nights Menzies Hotel, Sydney

10 nights Rhapsody of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International®

All transfers

31 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

About Your Destination

Experience Sydney and a South Pacific Cruise combined together in this incredible package. You could walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge, whose views offer a spectacular vista of the city, or go to see the Sydney Opera house, a famous landmark with a unique architectural design and numerous performances. Perhaps take the ferry to Manley beach to spend a day relaxing in the sun, or walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens that were founded in 1816 and continue today to provide a beautiful and educational place for horticultural enthusiasts. Choose to spend some time exploring the historic center of Sydney known as The Rocks, where the Indigenous people lived for thousands of years, and where the first European settlers landed.

From Sydney embark on your cruise. Try the fusion French cuisine in New Caledonia, and explore the wildlife and lush landscapes of Wadrilla. Send a postcard from the world’s only underwater post office in Vanuatu, and visit the underground caves in the Isle of Pines. While sailing, take advantage of all the amenities your ship offers. Enjoy the many themed bars and lounges, relax by one of the pools, or use the world-class fitness center. Take advantage of this incredible offer and book today to make your next vacation a reality!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – Depart the USA

Depart the USA for Australia. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2 – En Route

En route to Australia. Cross over the international dateline and lose one day

DAY 3 – Arrive in Sydney

Arrive in Sydney and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure

Overnight: Sydney

DAY 4 – Full Day in Sydney

Today is free to explore Sydney independently. Now the largest city in Australia, Sydney is the country’s principle financial and cultural center. Enjoy the spectacular skyline from the Port Jackson district including the famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, or stroll through Circular Quay to see the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Customs House, a symbol of Sydney’s heritage

Optional: Hop On/Hop Off Sydney City Tour with Opera House & Cruise

Overnight: Sydney

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 – Embarkation

Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to your ship this afternoon to embark your cruise. Set sail at 6:00 pm

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 – At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship as you sail the Pacific Ocean towards New Caledonia. Take the chance to explore the amazing amenities of your ship. Relax in the Solarium, join a yoga class in the world-class fitness center or try your luck at the casino this evening

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 – At Sea

Enjoy another day at sea to take advantage of your ship’s many unique features. Perhaps challenge your traveling companions to a game of miniature golf, or simply lounge by one of the pools

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 – Full Day in New Caledonia

This morning at 7:00 am, dock in Noumea, the third largest island in the South Pacific. The city is the capital of New Caledonia and has a distinctive French flair. Visitors will find stylish boutiques selling the latest fashions and delicious French fusion cuisine in the local restaurants. For the more adventurous, explore the natural beauty of this island by horseback or set off on a scuba diving trip in the crystal clear waters. Set sail at 4 pm

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 – Full Day in Ouvea (Wadrilla), Loyalty Island

Today, arrive in Wadrilla at 9:00 am for a blissful experience on one of the South Pacific’s purest islands. Wadrilla was declared a native preserve in 1895 by the French, and now more than a century later, many of the local customs are still in practice. Spend the day at the beach playing in the silky sand, or set off on a snorkeling adventure to catch a glimpse of the fish and turtles that call this paradise home. Continue sailing this evening at 6 pm**

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 – Full Day in Lifou, Loyalty Island*

This morning around 8:00 am, tender in the waters of Lifou, the capital of the Loyalty Islands. Although this island is the most populated of the archipelago, the natural beauty has remained untouched and visitors will surely think they have reached a tropical oasis. The white sand beaches are surrounded by lush jungle, and dark cliffs dramatically juxtapose the emerald waters. Be sure to taste some of the island specialties made with local ingredients including lobster, coconut crab, taro and bananas. Set sail at 6 pm**

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 – Full Day in Vila, Vanuatu*

Arrive in Vila, one of the 83 idyllic islands that make up the archipelago of Vanuatu at 8:00 am. Visibility in the ocean water is fantastic, so it is no wonder why many visitors opt to hit the sea. Join a scuba diving excursion to an underwater shipwreck, or even dive to the world’s only under water post office! If you’d prefer to stay dry, perhaps brush up on your swing at one of the 18-hole golf courses. Cruise to New Caledonia at 6:00 pm**

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 – Full Day in Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

At 7:00 am, tender in the waters off the Isle of Pines. Captain James Cook named the isle for its native Araucaria trees, a conifer with a striking resemblance to pine. The island has a unique limestone cave system that should not be missed. In a few areas, underground waters have carved natural pools that are perfect for a swim while others are best experienced by foot while viewing the stunning stalagmites. If you would prefer to get in some last minute snorkeling, the clear waters of the lagoon are an excellent for spotting tropical fish and coral in the shallow waters. Leave for Sydney at 5:00 pm

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13 – At Sea

Sail for Australia today as you take in the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from your ship

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 – At Sea

Today, continue sailing for Australia

Overnight: Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 – Depart for the USA

This morning at 6:30 am, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Meals: Breakfast

*Jan 8 Departure: This departure will operate a modified itinerary. The ship will visit Vila, Vanuafu on Day 10 and Lifou, Loyalty Island on Day 11.

**Feb 2 departure: Day 9 will visit Mystery Island, Vanautu instead of Ouvea (Wadrilla), Loyalty Islands. Days 10 & 11 are switched.

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