Trip Summary

27 Day Grand Australia & New Zealand Cruise Tour

Royal Caribbean Serenade w/2-nts Pre & 1-nt Post
$3,999 plus discounted airfare from only $699-$999 $3,999 for an Inside Cat 2V Stateroom
$4,369 for an Oceanview Category 8N Stateroom
$4,899 for a Balcony Category 6D Stateroom
plus discounted airfare w/transfers from $699-$999!

Fly to Sydney and enjoy sightseeing this great city before boarding the Royal Caribbean Serenade Of The Seas for a special 21-night combo Grand Australia & New Zealand cruise! After 2-nights in Sydney and a guided orientation tour, spend the next 10 days exploring incredible Eastern Australia. Visit Newcastle, Brisbane & Cairns, choose to see the World Famous Great Barrier Reef and the spectaculary beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Return to Sydney for a free day in this great city with the ship as your hotel. Then on to New Zealand for 11 days. Visit the Fjords of Milford, Doubtful, & Dusky Sounds, then on to Scottish Dunedin as well as Christchurch, Wellington, and then Napier for NZ's famous wine region, before returning to Sydney for another overnight and then your return home!

SO MUCH Is Included! ~ Discounted Airfare Add on Cities from just $699-$999 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason option ~ 4-star Pre/Post Cruise Hotels w/full breakfasts, Welcome Dinner, Sydney Orientation Tour ~ and so much more!

This Cruise Tour is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience, and is the ONLY remaining 2020 departure so we recommend you act fast!


TRIP ITINERARY: October 16, 2020

Day 1 | Low-cost Air USA to Sydney
Fly from Select USA cities to Sydney (other cities on request)

Day 2 | Fly & Cross The International Dateline

Day 3 | Arrive Sydney, Australia
Upon arrival FREE TRANSFERS are included from Sydney airport to your hotel if air was arranged by Vacation Superstore Trips. Upon arrival you check into your first class Hyatt Regency or Sofitel (or similar). The rest of the day is left to rest, or explore the city. This is an excellent day for a 1-hour interior guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Ask for details

Day 4 | Sydney
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Today enjoy a wonderful 4-hr tour of this great city. Sydney is one of the world's great capital cities and today you find out why. Your sightseeing will include the world famous Opera House (exterior), the Harbor Bridge, Bondi Beach and so much more. The afternoon & evening are on your own and at your leisure.

Day 5 | Embark Serenade of the Seas
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Transfer to your beautiful ship today and begin an incredible 10-night journey exploring incredible Eastern Australia onboard Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas.

Day 6 | Cruising Day AT SEA

Day 7 | Brisbane
8am - 5pm. You won't run out of things to do in Brisbane. The South Bank section is a can't miss – head there to peruse the museums and galleries, take in the stunning view from the Wheel of Brisbane, stroll within the curated plants & flowers in the Arbour, and relax by the City's man-made lagoon. You can cross the Brisbane River and explore the Queen Street Mall, the city's premier shopping district. The shore excursions here are magnificent, with walks through Lamington National Park rainforest and encounters with the native wildlife at Lone Pine Sanctuary. Tours also visit the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary and Surfer's Paradise.

Day 8 | Cruising Day AT SEA

Day 9 | Cruise Willis Island
11am - 1pm Cruising Area: Cruising by Willis Island. You'll see a small vegetated cay surrounded by stunning reef. Situated in the Coral Sea, the island is home to much of the same ocean wildlife as the nearby Great Barrier Reef.

Day 10 | Cairns
7am - 5pm. There's a lot you can experience with a single day in Cairns. Take a half-day trip to Green Island, where you can snorkel near the Great Barrier Reef. On land, you can choose to head to the village of Kuranda and then on to explore the World Heritage rainforest with an exciting Skyrail Gondola ride (with guided stops) through the rainforest. Or stay in Cairns and shop at The Pier which offers the best waterfront shopping experience in the city.

Day 11 | Arlie Beach
8am - 6pm. Start your day exploring this seaside town: Stroll the oceanfront walkway, then head to Arlie Beach Lagoon or Boathaven beach for dip. Or take a half-day trip to the beautifully famous Whitsunday Islands. There you can snorkle along the Great Barrier Reef, or discover rain forest

Day 12 | Cruising Day AT SEA

Day 13 | Cruising Day AT SEA

Day 14 | Newcastle
8am - 5pm. Newcastle is a fantastic harbour city in New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Lighthouse as well as Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales. You may also enjoy the numerous cafe and pub options on Hunter & Scott streets. Or perhaps visit the Newcastle museum or Blackbutt Nature Reserve in nearby Kotara.

Day 15 | Sydney
9am - 6pm A great "turn" day in Sydney. Continue your exploration of this great city on the ship turn day between the first and second legs of your back to back cruise. The ship ports right in the vibrant Rocks District full of shops, cafe's, pubs, & retaurants. Close by is Circular Quay with easy and quick access to Manly Beach or the fantastic Sydney Zoo. Haven't seen the interior of the Opera House, it's a short taxi ride to get there. Sooo much to do and choose from.

Day 16 | Cruising Day AT SEA

Day 17 | Cruising Day AT SEA

Day 18 | Picton
9am - 6pm. Hop on to a free pier shuttle and head into Picton, a very enjoyable and walkable city. You can explore the Maritime Museuem, visit the nearby Kaipupu Wildlife Santuary, or as many do, head into New Zealand's famous Malborough wine country.

Day 19 | Napier
9am - 6pm. After shuttling in to Napier from the port, you'll find a coastal city set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke's Bay. Rebuilt after a 1931 earthquake, the city is known for many art deco landmarks like the zigzag-patterned Daily Telegraph Building. You may also enjoy the National Aquarium of New Zealand, head out of town to view the dramatic sandstone cliffs of Cape Kidnappers and visit the beautiful Gannet bird colony.

Day 20 | Wellington
9am - 7pm. Located at the southwestern tip of North Island, New Zealand's capital city derives its character and charm from the wooded hills that curve like a green amphitheater around Wellington's harbor. Despite its steep hills, much of the city can be explored on foot, with stairways and walking paths climbing Wellington's slopes. Bright red cable cars operate between Lambton Quay and Kelburn, offering magnificent views from the top. New Zealand's versatile capital provides attractions ranging from historic manuscripts to an assortment of native plants and flowers and a collection of unusual instruments -- in short, something for everyone.

Day 21 | Lyttelton/Christchurch
7am - 6pm. Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the Avon River on New Zealand's South Island. Take a shuttle bus into the city and explore how the Garden City has been revitalized following the 2011 earthquake. Wander the green expanse of the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park along the Avon River or even take a speedboat down the Waimakariri River. In the port of Lyttelton, consider a Christchurch Gondola ride for incredible 360-degree views of Christchurch and the Southern Alps.

Day 22 | Dunedin
7am - 5pm. This city lies at the head of a fjord-like inlet and is surrounded by seven hills. It is said to be the most perfectly preserved Victorian city anywhere. Dunedin Scottish heritage is everywhere, from a statue of Robert Burns in the Octagon -- the eight-sided heart of the central city -- to the country's only whiskey distillery. In addition, a jewel in the city's architectural crown is the first Church of Otago. The imposing railway station is worth visiting if only for its locomotives reproduced in stained glass.

Day 23 | Cruising: Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound & Dusky Sound, New Zealand

Dusky Sound:
8am - 9am Cruise Dusky Sound, New Zealand's longest fjord, is also one of the most beautiful, with numerous wooded islands and inlets. It was given its name by Captain Cook, who sailed past the fjord on his first voyage, in 1770, as evening was falling. The upper reaches of the sound are steep-sided, and the high precipitation of the region leads to hundreds of waterfalls cascading into the sound during the rainy season. You may also have an opportunity to spot some of the area's wildlife in the water, such as dolphins and seals.

Doubtful Sound:
11am - 12pm Cruise the grandeur of towering peaks descending into deep waters, outstanding waterfalls and fjords covered with ancient vegetation, all make up the unforgettable solitude and serenity of Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. First named "Doubtful Harbour" by Captain Cook, who was unsure of whether or not the inlet was navigable, was later renamed Doubtful Sound by whalers and sealers. The sound is home to several large waterfalls, notably Helena Falls at Deep Cove, and the Browne Falls, which have a fall of over 600 meters. The fjord also protects the southernmost population of bottlenose dolphins as well as fur seals, penguins, and numerous sea creatures such as sea anemones, coral and starfish.

Milford Sound:
4:30pm - 6pm Cruise Milford Sound is the undisputed jewel of Fiordland National Park. Because of its outstanding natural beauty and cultural significance, Milford Sound has been nominated a World Heritage area. See Bowen Falls, spectacular Mitre Peak, Tutoko Glacier and the Underwater Observatory in Harrison Cove -- a unique opportunity to look under the dark waters of Milford Sound and see the life teeming below. In fact, when you descend the 60 steps of the underwater viewing platform, you will see how much natural light penetrates these seemingly dark waters.

Day 24 | Cruising Day AT SEA

Day 25 | Cruising Day AT SEA

Day 26 | Sydney
Today you transfer from the pier to your hotel the first class 4-star Hyatt Regency or Sofitel (or similar). Then enjoy one final day in Sydney Australia.

Day 27 | Depart & return to US
Today your wonderful Australia & New Zealand Cruise TOUR comes to an end as you are transferred to the Sydney Airport and fly home.



$3,999 for an Inside Cat 2V Stateroom
$4,369 for an Oceanview Category 8N Stateroom
$4,899 for a Balcony Category 6D Stateroom
plus discounted airfare w/transfers from $699-$999!
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Government taxes & fees of $443.53 are additional.
Low Cost Air from $699-$999

Lead package price based on Inside Cruise Category. Most category types are available for upgrade. Your Travel Agent can assist you with such a request and provide you the BEST PRICE for your upgrade.

Rates are valid for: October 16, 2020 departure

Rates were valid on August 15, 2019 and are subject to change

PAYMENTS: $1,500pp deposit due upon booking. If there are any additional airfare charges or any Travel Protection supplements they must be paid at time of deposit.
Final Payment due 5/16/2020.

CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Cancellation Protection is included in the base price. Tour is non-refundable. If cancelling for an insured reason, you will receive a 100% refund. Cancel for Any Reason optional upgrade is available at additional cost.

This is one of the GREAT travel experiences of the world at a VALUE that cannot be beat. You travel a major part of the breathtaking Australia East Coast including the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Island areas. Then on to incredible New Zealand! This Cruise Tour is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience. This is the ONLY remaining 2020 departure so we recommend you act fast!


WHAT'S INCLUDED & what's not included...

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare Vacation Superstore Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive. No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel. We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Vacation Superstore Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience. (Note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements. Round-Trip Discounted Airfare on major carriers is already offered in your Vacation Superstore Trips price from $699 between LA and Sydney. And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers. Discounted airfare with transfers from all other US & Canadian Cities are only $799-$999. Ask your Agent for an airfare quote from your airport.

Please Note: Some airports may require 2 connections to/from Sydney. We make every attempt to book 1-stops however we must make pricing decisions based on an exhorbant price difference, or more commonly, connection times. Our desired goal are the following minimum layover times: US connection(s) to Sydney 1.25 hours, First US connection back from Sydney 2 hrs so you can clear Immigration & Customs. Also note on the return to US connection, you will possibly need to collect your luggage for possible inspection and then recheck it upon completion.

Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to CUSTOM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. We even have discounted PREMIUM ECONOMY, BUSINESS & FRST CLASS quoting options, of course at a discount! Ask your agent for details.

Transfers Are Available Even If You Don't Participate in our Low-cost Air Program: You may purchase round-trip transfers from just $49 per person. Please confirm pricing with your agent. Of course you must provide your exact air schedule no later than 90 days prior to trip departure.

Special 21-night back to back cruise (SAME STATEROOM) round-trip from Sydney with a BONUS port day in downtown Sydney!

2-nt pre cruise AND 1-nt post cruise at First Class 4-star reviewed Hotel (Hyatt Regency, Sofitel or similar) including taxes. Resort Fees, usually NOT assessed, may be collected at the Hotel at additional cost

Welcome Dinner & full Breakfasts at Hotel included.

Half Day Sydney Orientation tour included. Optional tours will be available 1 year prior to departure

Cancellation and travel protection is included in your package. We recommend you consider upgrading to Cancel for Any Reason protection. Ask your agent for cost & protection details.

There are some things that are not possible to include. Items of a personal nature (like meals not mentioned, beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price. Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some cities that can&aspo;t be prepaid, VISA's, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.