New Zealand onboard Celebrity Solstice, 17 February 2017
- Australia & New Zealand
- Ocean Cruises
- 12 nights
- From £1649
Your first time sailing with Celebrity Cruises? You have a contemporary cruise experience laced with luxury to look forward to. The Celebrity fleet is one of the youngest in the industry, and there are so many unique itineraries to choose from.
Modern luxury awaits you onboard your Celebrity Cruise ship with a unique combination of first-class accommodation, live entertainment, exceptional cuisine and warm, intuitive service.
Ascend the soaring 1076ft Sky Tower for jaw-dropping 360-degree views of this captivating Kiwi city. Or venture just a little further inland to explore the nation’s proud Maori heritage amid majestic landscapes shaped by no less than 48 volcanoes.
Blessed with bucket-loads of sunshine and sandy shores, you’ll see why Captain Cook called this area the Bay of Plenty. Not far away lie the steaming hot springs, geysers and exploding mud pools of Rotorua, a stronghold of Maori culture and crafts.
Luxurious. Modern. Unique. Sailing on board Celebrity’s award-winning ships, enjoy your day at sea by exploring the lavish décor and incredible venues.
Known as the Art Deco City due to the world’s largest concentration of art deco architecture. Travel into the foothills and you’ll encounter a series of award-winning vineyards against a backdrop of rising mountains.
A red-hot arts scene, hip wine bars, designer boutiques, and steep hillsides lined with picture-perfect Victorian houses – the Kiwi capital has them all. If you’ve had enough of city trappings, nearby destinations like Wairarapa wine region beckon.
Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays, French and English colonial history, even the largest little penguin colony on the mainland. It’s also home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphin and lots of water sports-kayaking, sailboats, also hiking paths and cycle tours. Pick up a unique souvenir from one of the many local craft shops and boutiques.
Were it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you might think you’d landed in Edinburgh. Both the scenery and the architecture borrow heavily from Scotland. Dunedin is also home to New Zealand’s only castle.
Steep cliffs that have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast, Dusky Sound.
As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon-a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. A playground for fur seals and penguins.
As we sail into the fjords of the Milford Sound, even your ship will shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is protected by its natural geography and a haven for all types of wildlife.
Don’t just appreciate art, experience it. Witness the incredible, gorgeous art of glassblowing with intimate live demonstrations. Watch and learn from professional glassblowers in this popular, one-of-a-kind exhibition from the renowned Corning Museum of Glass.
Cellar Masters – here where you can sample tastes from around the world. Simply refill your glass with the cutting-edge Enomatic® dispensing system using your SeaPass card. And if you need help our expert sommeliers are on hand for advice.
Take in the island state capital’s vibrant waterfront scene at Salamanca Place or savour a glass of wine at the acclaimed Moorilla Wine Estate. Did you know Hobart’s Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens boasts the world’s only sub-antarctic plant house?
Sky Observation Lounge – A quiet refuge by day for gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand. At night, the space comes to life with live music and dancing.
One of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, Sydney offers a plethora of attractions. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House for a behind-the-scenes tour, scale Sydney Tower to survey the city from on high, or people watch at legendary Bondi Beach.
The first of Celebrity’s Solstice Class and one of the most decorated ships in the fleet, Celebrity Solstice features luxurious design and a range of exciting new experiences. Sail to Australia, New Zealand, Alaska and Hawaii aboard a ship that is a destination in itself.
Celebrity Solstice was the first of Celebrity’s ships to feature the innovative lawn club – half an acre of grass on the top deck, where a casual country club atmosphere is the norm.
You can also relax and enjoy world class treatments at our Canyon Ranch SpaClub, or take a seat at the Hot Glass Show – where you will get the chance to watch the experts from the renowned Corning Museum of Glass demonstrate the art of glassblowing.
Why not finish your day with a cocktail in one of the many bars, lounges and clubs featured onboard? Gastrobar features a range of ales, spirits and wines.
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