Auckland to Sydney onboard Europa2 sailing from Auckland, 20 January 2023, 18 days, Suite with Balcony from £9690pp
All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: onboard the Europa2, you can enjoy the highest level of...
All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: onboard the EUROPA2, you can enjoy the highest level of service and enjoyment. This is a truly special ship offering the highest level of casual luxury and a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the best ship in the World according to the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020.
Freedom that takes you places is the philosophy that is part of every moment on the EUROPA2. As unconstrained and individual as your lifestyle, as luxurious and stylish as you expect. While the EUROPA2 takes you to the World’s most beautiful places, you will experience the symbiosis of elegance, aesthetics and perfection.
The EUROPA2 combines wonderful service with special moments and relaxation, giving you the freedom to make your dreams come true – in style, unforced and personal.
The EUROPA2 continues to raise the bar offering itineraries with diverse routes, exciting regions, events and great moments to turn every cruise into an unforgettable memory.
All accommodation onboard the EUROPA2 comprises of Suites with Balcony.
Be captivated by the mysterious Maori culture, Tolkien’s “Shire”, fabulous whale watching and the New Zealand fjords. This exceptional cruise is topped off by Sydney and one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.
Overnight stay on board
Auckland, departure 14.00 hrs
Against a volcanic backdrop, Auckland provides the perfect starting point for your cruise with a city tour* and visit to the Sky Tower.
Mount Maunganui (Tauranga)/New Zealand , 8.30 – 22.00 hrs
The long expanses of its beaches make the Bay of Plenty a popular destination for surfers. Explore Rotorua*, the heart of Maori culture and a surreally beautiful geothermal region with bubbling geysers. Tolkien fans can opt for an excursion to the “The Shire”*. The EUROPA 2 will then cruise around White Island.
Cruising around White Island/New Zealand, around midday
Gisborne/New Zealand, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
The EUROPA 2 is heading to the port of New Zealand’s unofficial capital of Chardonnay and its impressive wine region* for the first time. Beautiful beaches and the heritage of the Maori people are also waiting to be discovered.
Wellington/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
The country’s capital is also its artistic hub. Take a tour* to see Wellington’s highlights. Enjoy Wellington and its surroundings from the air with a helicopter flight*.
New Plymouth/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Experience another premiere as the EUROPA 2 sails to New Plymouth for the first time. Enjoy a hike* to see the waterfalls, swamps and rainforests of Egmont National Park, which stretches around volcanic Mount Taranaki.
Golden Bay (Tarakohe)/New Zealand , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs (at anchor)
This bay promises idyllic natural panoramas. Spend some peaceful hours on Tata Beach.
Kaiteriteri/New Zealand , 7.00 – 10.00 hrs (at anchor)
Nelson/New Zealand, 12.00 – 19.00 hrs
You’ll head to Kaiteriteri in almost tropical climes. From here, explore the scenery of The Lord of the Rings films and marvel at the untouched mountain landscape that can also be seen in the famous trilogy with a helicopter flight* over the Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park, before rejoining the ship in Nelson.
The artistic city of Nelson with its numerous galleries and craft shops features pretty wooden houses dating back to colonial times and the Skywire flying fox*, a combination of a chair lift and rollercoaster, which takes you soaring above an impressive forest landscape at high speed.
Kaikoura Bay/New Zealand , 9.00 – 18.00 hrs (at anchor)
The former fishing village is the starting point for whale watching* by catamaran or helicopter. Alternatively, take a kayak trip* along the coast, where you might see fur seals, dolphins and albatrosses with a little luck.
Lyttelton (Christchurch)/New Zealand , 7.00 – 19.00 hrs
Embark on a high-country experience* from this idyllic little town and travel by train, bus and boat to Arthur’s Pass. You can also take the legendary TranzAlpine express* to the pass and the highlands.
Timaru/New Zealand, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs
This wonderfully charming town on South Island is home to interesting museums, many boutiques and cafes. Mount Cook National Park* and a scenic flight* over the glacial world promise fabulous panoramas.
Relaxation at sea
Oban/Stewart Island/New Zealand , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs (at anchor)
Look forward to a varied boat trip* through the sweeping Paterson Inlet or explore the nature reserve on Ulva Island*.
Cruising in Thompson Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound/New Zealand, during the day
The fjord landscape is the most remote and most scenic region in New Zealand. Doubtful Sound is best known for its numerous waterfalls. Enjoy the view from the ship as the EUROPA 2 cruises through Thompson Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound.
Relaxation at sea
Sydney/Australia , arrival 8.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board
At anchor – If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tender boats or Zodiacs.
** The length of the visits and the order of the landings are subject to official approval.