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Auckland to Papeete

ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC | 30 Nights | Departs Jan 6, 2015

 

Melbourne, Australia

Ports:

Jan, 6

-Auckland, New Zealand

Jan, 7

-Tauranga, New Zealand

Jan, 8

-Napier, New Zealand

Jan, 9

-Picton, New Zealand

Jan, 10

-Akaroa, New Zealand

Jan, 11

-Timaru, New Zealand

Jan, 12

-Dunedin, New Zealand

Jan, 13

-Cruise Milford Sound

Jan, 14

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 15

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 16

-Hobart, Tasmania

Jan, 17

-Cruise the Bass Strait

Jan, 18

-Melbourne, Australia

Jan, 19

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Jan, 20

-Sydney, Australia

Jan, 21

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Jan, 22

-Brisbane, Australia

Jan, 23

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 24

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 25

-Champagne Bay (Espiritu Santo), Vanuatu

Jan, 26

-Port Vila, Vanuatu

Jan, 27

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 28

-Lautoka, Fiji

Jan, 29

-Suva, Fiji

Jan, 30

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Jan, 31

-Date Line Going East, International Waters

-Apia, Western Samoa

-Pago Pago, Samoa

Feb, 1

-Cruise the Samoan Basin

Feb, 2

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 3

-Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Feb, 4

-Papeete, Tahiti

Melbourne, Australia-port

Far from the clich├ęd Australia of popular perception, Melbourne is a graceful city of European style and substance, fine living and cultural riches. Its many green parks and public gardens reflect the foresight of this city's 19th century founders and their intention to create a "pleasing to the eye" metropolis for the enjoyment of all. The city's moderate climate and financial prominence have attracted huge numbers of visitors from all over the world.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Sovereign Hill and Ballarat
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Ghost Towns, Mines and Mountains: 4wd Adventure
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Kangaroos and Koalas
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Melbourne Vintage Train Ride
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Countryside Victoria - Birds and Crafts
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Leisurely Melbourne
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Melbourne and Gardens
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Puffing Billy, Wildlife & Dandenongs
    Seated TourRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Melbourne Past & Present
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Sovereign Hill and Ballarat

    Light Activity /Walking Regent ChoiceMeal
    Duration: 8 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: meb-001
    Price:

    $69.00

    Step back in time to the heady days of Australia's gold mining era on this comprehensive full-day program to Sovereign Hill, and a stop at

    Ballarat Wildlife Park to see the local wildlife roam free.

    Depart the pier for the 90-minute drive to the Gold Rush town of Sovereign Hill, where you will relive the joys, hardships, and daily life of miners and their families. The shops, miners' huts, cottages, hotels and public buildings have all been carefully preserved, and bring renewed life to the atmosphere of a bygone era. Upon arrival, you will view displays documenting daily life in the 1850s, or visit craft and jewelry shops offering goods reminiscent of those available during the Gold Rush.

    During the early afternoon, you will proceed for lunch at a popular local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit the historic town of Ballarat. While passing through its charming center, your driver will reveal its main highlights, including the impressive gardens.

    Next, your tour will continue with a visit to the 37-acre Ballarat Wildlife Park, where you can observe free-roaming kangaroos, emus, Tasmanian devils, koalas and numerous other Australian fauna.

    Following your visit to Ballarat, you will re-board your coach for the 90-minute return drive to Melbourne, returning to the pier.

    Please note: This tour involves up to 200 yards of walking at the discretion of each guest. Guests will encounter uneven, unpaved, bumpy areas, and may need to negotiate slight inclines. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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