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Lord of the Fjords - 17 Night Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Sydney to Auckland (REG38493)

Join Seven Seas Explorer for 14 unforgettable nights of New Zealand cruising from Sydney to Auckland!

Tour Departure: Dec 29, 2022

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Luxury cruising to the next level, aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer. Journey on a 17 night cruise from Sydney to Auckland and discover the Maori Culture and beautiful landscapes.


17 Night Package includes:
  • 14 night cruise from Sydney to Auckland aboard Seven Seas Explorer
  • All main meals and entertainment onboard 
  • 3 Night Post-cruise stay in 5 star accommodation, including breakfast
  • BONUS Auckland Maori Luxury Tour
  • BONUS Auckland Wine Country with Lunch
  • Included & Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • Included & Unlimited Beverages, Including Fine Wines and Spirits
  • Included Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
  • Included Specialty Restaurants
  • Included & Unlimited Wi-Fi*
  • Included Valet Laundry Service*
  • PENTHOUSE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: Included Personal Butler and more
  • Private transfers between Airport, port & hotel in Auckland
  • Port charges and pre-paid gratuities


Day 1:Sydney
Thu 29 Dec 2022
Depart 6:00 PM
Day 2:Cruising The Tasman Sea
Fri 30 Dec 2022
Day 3:Melbourne
Sat 31 Dec 2022
Arrive 10:00 AM
Day 4:Melbourne
Sun 1 Jan 2023
Depart 3:00 AM
Day 4:Geelong
Sun 1 Jan 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 5:Burnie
Mon 2 Jan 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 6:Cruising The Tasman Sea
Tue 3 Jan 2023
Day 7:Cruising The Tasman Sea
Wed 4 Jan 2023
Day 8:Cruising The Fjords Of Doubtful Sound
Thu 5 Jan 2023
Day 8:Cruising The Fjords Of Dusky Sound
Thu 5 Jan 2023
Day 8:Cruising The Fjords Of Milford Sound
Thu 5 Jan 2023
Day 9:Dunedin
Fri 6 Jan 2023
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 10:Christchurch (Lyttelton)
Sat 7 Jan 2023
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 11:Wellington
Sun 8 Jan 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 12:Napier
Mon 9 Jan 2023
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Day 13:Rotorua (Tauranga)
Tue 10 Jan 2023
11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 14:Bay Of Islands
Wed 11 Jan 2023
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 15:Auckland
Thu 12 Jan 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 15:Private standard car transfer from Auckland port to hotel
Private standard car transfer from Auckland port to hotel
Thu 12 Jan 2023
Day 15 - 18:Fable Auckland
Fable Auckland

The elegant five-star Fable Auckland transports guests to an age of opulent glamour. Its 79 rooms and suites are classic masterpieces of refined design. Featuring exquisite bedding, muted fabrics and excellent service complimented by state of the art technology. Enjoying a central Auckland location, our rooms and suites are within walking distance of Auckland's vibrant dining district and Viaduct Harbour. Lavishly designed and hinting at old world charm, Fable Auckland features sumptuous dining options at Cooke's Restaurant & Bar, serving international cuisine. Indulge in our wellbeing facilities including a spa & fitness room. Our luxurious suites and rooms are centrally located giving you the best access to Auckland's eclectic culture.

Double Superior City View, including breakfast

Thu 12 Jan 2023
Day 16:Auckland Maori Luxury Tour
Auckland Maori Luxury Tour

Full day - 8 hours


  • Included Transport
  • Included Lunch
  • NOT INCLUDED Equipment
  • Included Guide
  • Discover the beauty of Auckland
  •  Marvel stunning volcanic landscapes
  • Discover the spectacular coastline of the West Coast
Starting points
  • A. New Zealand
End point
  • · Same as Starting Point
Point of interest (from 09:00 to 17:00, 8 hours)
  • 1. Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • 2. Tamaki Drive
  • 3. Auckland Domain
  • 4. Devonport
  • 5. Arataki Visitor Centre
  • 6. Maungawhau
  • 7. Mount Victoria
  • Safe2Stay
About this tourExplore the best of Auckland and its dramatic West Coast on this exciting and unforgettable full-day tour with a local Maori guide and learn about the culture, myths and legends as well as the ancestors who shaped this land.Enjoy a wonderful day of sightseeing and learning about indigenous Maori culture throughout the day as you discover Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (Waitakere Ranges) on Auckland’s West Coast. View several ancient volcanoes. Marvel at the architecture of the Auckland Museum, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful buildings as you visit the Auckland Domain.

Explore the boutique suburb of Parnell, restored in the old colonial style with many beautiful mansions and along Tamaki Drive, one of the world’s most beautiful city drives. See several stunning beaches along Auckland's shoreline including Mission Bay, arguably Auckland’s most well-known beach with lovely golden sand and safe swimming.

Drive over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge spanning the Waitemata Harbour, see the Hauraki Gulf and great views of the mystical island volcano Rangitoto Island, Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano at 600 years old. Visit the Arataki Visitor Centre at the gateway to Auckland's famous West Coast, which is well-known for its interesting displays and magnificent views over the Manukau Harbour. Enjoy overlooking spectacular ocean vistas along Auckland’s wild West Coast in our famous Waitakere Ranges.

Discover Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (Maori for ancient forest of Tiriwa), the indigenous forest covering the Waitakere Ranges on Auckland’s famous west coast. Walk among unique indigenous trees and plants, learn their Maori names and their importance as both food and medicine. Meet some of our shy bush-dwelling native birds. Hear the lore and legends of the bush. Get up close to some of New Zealand’s unique indigenous flora and fauna. Explore Te Taihauuru (the famous ‘Wild West Coast’) with its unique and spectacular soaring cliffs.

Return to Downtown Auckland after a wonderful day with a greater appreciation of Auckland and New Zealand’s Maori culture along the way. 
Fri 13 Jan 2023
Day 17:Auckland Wine Country with Lunch
Auckland Wine Country with Lunch

  • Included Pick-up available from the hotel.
  • Included Drop off at the hotel.
  • NOT INCLUDED Wine Tastings.
  • Included Lunch
Location Starting points
  • A. New Zealand Pick-up available from selected hotels in city centre of Auckland.
End point
  • · Same as Starting Point
Itinerary Point of Interest (from 12:30 to 17:30, 5 hours)
  • 1. Kumeu Wine Country
  • 2. Muriwai Beach
  • Small group
About this tour
Leave behind the bustle of Auckland city and head northwest to join our afternoon wine tour and taste the flavours of Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. We take care of the driving while you sample world renowned wines, enjoy lunch at a contemporary vineyard restaurant and check out the stunning coast.
Even if you have never done a wine tour or been wine tasting before our guides make it a relaxed and enjoyable experience for a great day out.

Your first stop is at Soljans Vineyard. Soljans has won many awards for their wines and they are also widely acknowledged in New Zealand as being an expert producer of methode traditionelle (bottle-fermented) sparkling wines.
Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at Soljans Winery restaurant. The winery is built with sunshine in mind and serves Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from around the region.

Next to tempt the taste buds is a wine tasting at Coopers Creek vineyard which offers outstanding wines from New Zealand’s best regions. Coopers Creek produces a wide variety of wines and are adventurous in their choice of grapes and blends.

Next, you visit Muriwai beach which is one of the region’s special places. We make a stop to get amazing views along the coast and talk about what makes the west coast Auckland beaches unique. From August to April you will also have the chance to see one of the world’s largest seabirds in their natural environment. At that time of year, Muriwai is home to one of the few mainland gannet nesting sites in the world situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Tasman Sea. Here you get a close-up of the gannet colony without disturbing their environment.

Your final wine tasting is at West Brook Winery. The West Brook cellar door looks across an idyllic duck pond and terraced picnic area to row after row of vines. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins. Without exception, they are premium quality and have won numerous awards.

This half day ‘wineries out west’ wine tour is a great introduction to the region.
Sat 14 Jan 2023
Day 18:Private standard car transfer from Hotel to Auckland airport
Private standard car transfer from Hotel to Auckland airport
Sun 15 Jan 2023
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.


*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply. Included Unlimited Shore Excursions Included Unlimited Shore Excursion reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. Shore Excursions may be reserved online beginning 300 days before your cruise sails and up until 7 days prior to departure, or 365 days prior for Guests eligible for our Concierge Amenities. Once maximum capacity is assigned the excursion will no longer be available. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on ‘Regent Choice’ excursions and excludes ‘Private Arrangements’ and ‘Overland Programmes’. Credits will not be provided if Guests choose not to take or cannot take advantage of this amenity. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Shore excursions are subject to availability and may be withdrawn or, change at any time. Further restrictions may apply.
*Included Unlimited WiFi Included unlimited WiFi applies to all suite categories and is for one log-in per suite. Concierge Suites and above receive up to four logins, four devices, per suite. Included Beverages Included beverages include selected wines, spirits, beers and champagne. *Included Valet Laundry Service Included Valet Laundry Service includes wash, press and fold services for guests sailing in Deluxe Window/Veranda Suites through Master Suites; additionally, Regent Suite guests receive unlimited dry cleaning service. Valet Laundry Service is not available on the final day of cruise prior to disembarkation. To be read In conjunction with the terms and conditions of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, which passengers  will be bound by.

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