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Australia & New Zealand Cruise With Viking

Discover Aussie & Kiwi splendors
Veranda from $8,995
  • 73306
  • Ocean
  • 30 Sep 22
  • Sydney
  • Auckland
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • From 05 Jan 23 to 13 Feb 24
  • 19Jan23, 27Feb24
  • 14 nights
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Viking Orion
  • Cruise Only

  • Sydney, Hobart, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Rotorua, Auckland

From the metropolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney to the natural beauty of coastal New Zealand, guests will discover Aussie & Kiwi splendors with nine ports of call during this 15-day journey.

Sip on famous regional wines, explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Blue Mountains; explore the historic treasures of Dunedin, and capture panoramic views from Mt. Victoria in New Zealand.

 

Highlights

  • Viking inclusive value: Included Shore Excursions
  • This cruise is also available back-to-back (From Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia)

Important Terms

  • * Rates quoted are in Australian dollars.
  • In the event you cancel a cruise or tour booking, cancellation fees will apply unless otherwise expressly stated in your Passenger Ticket Contract or elsewhere in these Terms, or except as provided by applicable law. Cancellation fees also will apply to changes to departure date; substitutions of itinerary; substitution of another person for original booked passenger(s); and changes to a promotional fare. No refunds shall be made in the event of interruption or cancellation by a passenger after commencement of the cruise unless otherwise expressly stated in your Passenger Ticket Contract or elsewhere in these Terms, or except as provided by applicable law.
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
 
Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
 
Veranda
$8,995
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Deluxe Veranda
$9,295
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Penthouse Veranda
$11,995
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Penthouse Junior Suite
$15,995
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Explorer Suite
$19,995
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Owner's Suite
$29,995
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*Rates are based on per person for two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates, or other cabin types not listed, please contact our Travel Specialists for a quote.

 


Woman reading a book in the Deluxe Veranda

  • Stateroom size: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • Ocean-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 3 PM stateroom access
  • Shore excursion reservations 60 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • View the Veranda Stateroom (V) in our 360° Tour


Bed in a Deluxe Veranda stateroom

  • Stateroom size: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • Ocean-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 2 PM stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations 67 days prior to departure
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservation at each alternative restaurant 60 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 60 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • View the Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV) in our 360° Tour


A couple in the Penthouse Veranda room

  • Stateroom size: 338 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • Ocean-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 1 PM stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations 77 days prior to departure
  • 2 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 70 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 70 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary pressing & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • View the Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV) in our 360° Tour


  • Stateroom size: 405 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • Ocean-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Wheelchair Accessible (#6020, #6021)
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 11 AM priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations 87 days prior to departure
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 80 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 80 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • Additional 42" flat-screen interactive LCD TVs in sitting area
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • View the Penthouse Junior Suite (PS) in our 360° Tour


  • Stateroom size: 757–1,163 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • Ocean-view two-room suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a generous veranda (layout varies)
  • Well-appointed living area & dining area that seats 4
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 11 AM priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations 97 days prior to departure
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 90 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 90 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • Additional 42" flat-screen interactive LCD TVs in living area
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, bathtub, double-sink vanity, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • View the Explorer Suite (ES) in our 360° Tour


A couple in the Penthouse Veranda room

  • Stateroom size: 338 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • Ocean-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 1 PM stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations 77 days prior to departure
  • 2 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 70 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 70 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary pressing & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • View the Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV) in our 360° Tour


  • Stateroom size: 405 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • Ocean-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Wheelchair Accessible (#6020, #6021)
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 11 AM priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations 87 days prior to departure
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 80 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 80 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • Additional 42" flat-screen interactive LCD TVs in sitting area
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • View the Penthouse Junior Suite (PS) in our 360° Tour


  • Stateroom size: 757–1,163 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • Ocean-view two-room suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a generous veranda (layout varies)
  • Well-appointed living area & dining area that seats 4
  • 11 AM Embarkation
  • 11 AM priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations 97 days prior to departure
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant 90 days prior to departure
  • Priority spa treatment bookings 90 days prior to departure
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • Additional 42" flat-screen interactive LCD TVs in living area
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, bathtub, double-sink vanity, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Purified water refilled daily
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)
  • Binoculars
  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers
  • View the Explorer Suite (ES) in our 360° Tour


 

Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney, Australia

Embark your ship and settle into your stateroom. Sydney was founded as a penal colony in 1788 and is celebrated for its magnificent natural harbor. It has grown into the major cultural center of Australia, beloved for its all-embracing, free-spirited nature. The cultural jewel in its crown is the iconic Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled harborside like a gleaming white bird taking wing. Adjacent, the Royal Botanic Garden displays one of the world’s most important horticultural collections across its 70 acres of flora-lined pathways.

 

Day 2: Sydney, Australia

In the heart of Sydney, The Rocks is the city’s district of restaurants, galleries and shops. But its streets were not always so welcoming; during the 19th century, they were the haunt of ex-convicts and sailors who wandered among buildings made of clay and wood, thatched roofs or locally quarried sandstone—the district was named for the latter—looking for trouble. Many original structures have been razed and replaced, however one of the few to have survived in this is the Lord Nelson, Sydney’s oldest pub brewery that has been serving pints and other libations since 1841.

 

Day 3: Sail the Gippsland Coast

Trace one of Australia’s most scenic regions along the southeastern shore of the continent on the Bass Strait. As you sail today, savor a range of international cuisine on board. Choose from a variety of international flavors at the World Café, enjoy al fresco dining on the Aquavit Terrace, or regional specialties in The Restaurant.

 

Day 4: Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne has been called the world’s most livable city. It enjoys a scenic setting on the large bay of Port Phillip. Soon after Queen Victoria declared it a city of the Crown in 1847, the rush to find gold in its rivers made it one of the world’s largest and wealthiest cities. Today, it is celebrated as the country’s cultural capital of the arts and exudes a rich and lively British flair, from its narrow shopping lanes to the fanciful Victorian buildings along Collins Street. A literal slice of England can be found within 64 acres of beautiful blooms at Fitzroy Gardens.

 

Day 5: Scenic Sailing: Bass Strait

Separating mainland Australia from the island of Tasmania, the Bass Strait was discovered by British explorers George Bass and Matthew Flinders in 1799. This discovery allowed merchants and explorers to cut 700 miles off their journeys from Europe or India. The largest archipelago in the waterway’s eastern reaches, the Furneaux Islands, once formed a land bridge between Tasmania and Australia. In the strait’s western region, King Island hosts several settlements and is on the migration route of several bird species.

 

Day 6: Tasmania (Hobart), Australia

Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state, was named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. Its capital, Hobart, was founded as a penal colony for some 300 inmates. Today, the charming city boasts the world’s second-deepest natural harbor, a mild climate and a picturesque setting on the banks of the Derwent River. Its remarkably preserved architecture dates to Georgian and Victorian times, and traditional pubs transport visitors back to Old England. Nearby, Port Arthur is an open air museum chronicling the relocation of convicts here by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Day 7: Sail the Tasman Sea

“Cross the ditch” as you sail today, a term coined to refer to a voyage on the Tasman Sea, just as many Americans and Europeans refer to a trans-Atlantic journey as “hopping the pond.” Admire the views as you sail today and enjoy an al fresco dining experience. The Aquavit Terrace serves a range of International fare and casual dining favorites, as well as a range of superb cocktails inspired by our destinations.

 

Day 8: Scenic Sailing: Foveaux Strait

The narrow Foveaux Strait separates New Zealand’s South Island from Stewart Island, also known as Rakiura (or “the Land of Growing Skies”) after its Māori name. The small town of Bluff is the South Island’s southernmost settlement and is dominated by Bluff Hill to its west. With a permanent population of less than 400 people, Stewart Island is New Zealand’s third-largest island, ringed with bays and blanketed with lush forests.

 

Day 9: Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand


Dunedin and Port Chalmers lie on the 12-mile-long Otago Harbour. At the heart of the city, Dunedin is home to New Zealand’s first university, built in 1871. This lively college town is one of the South Island’s cultural capitals. Neighboring Port Chalmers has a thriving arts scene, inspired by its setting. Across the water, the distinctive Harbour Cone summit rises on the Otago Peninsula. Together, this unspoiled region is a breathtaking vista of mountains and sea, and home to seals, penguins and seabirds, including the only mainland colony of albatross in the world.

 

Day 10: Christchurch, New Zealand


Christchurch is the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Named after Christ Church College in Oxford by English pilgrims from Canterbury, it retains much of its original British flavor, from the Gothic Revival cathedral to the punting excursion boats on the tranquil Avon River. The city embraces another English tradition: it is home to so many green parks that it has been nicknamed the “Garden City.” Its lush Botanic Gardens ranks among the most important in the world, hosting plants from six continents, a rock garden and a water garden of lilies and irises.

 

Day 11: Wellington, New Zealand


Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, enjoys a splendid setting and is hailed by many as the “coolest little capital in the world.” Its history is embodied in a rich collection of architecture, from classic weatherboard wooden cottages and the clean lines of art deco to Edwardian and postmodern wonders. The city’s neoclassical Parliament House stands out and is listed as a Heritage New Zealand building for its history and cultural significance. The city hosts an array of arts and cultural institutions, including museums, symphonies, ballet and film.

 

Day 12: Napier, New Zealand

Napier is an impressive cityscape of art deco architecture often compared to Miami Beach for its splendor. Built after much of the city was destroyed during a 1931 earthquake, the stunning “main street” design and art deco flair combine to create a city unlike any other in the world. The National Aquarium, one of the finest in New Zealand, can be found in Napier. Nearby, Hawke’s Bay boasts more than 70 vineyards. The first ones were introduced by French missionaries during the mid-19th century. The city also holds claim as the largest wool center in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Day 13: Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand


Tauranga, nestled on the Bay of Plenty, is watched over by the dramatic Mt. Maunganui, an extinct volcano that helped shape this spectacular region of white-sand beaches and azure waters. The Māori arrived here in the 13th century, followed by the British 600 years later. Today, the city is home to a thriving cultural scene and stunning vistas of mountains rising from the surrounding waters. Tauranga is best known as the gateway to the bubbling mud pools and thermal fields of Rotorua. The local Māori believe this cauldron-like region to be a gift of fire from the gods.

 

Day 14: Auckland, New Zealand


Cultural capital of New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland is known as the “City of Sails” for its residents’ love of boating. This seafaring city has hosted three America’s Cup challenges, and its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts. In tree-lined Albert Park, flower beds and towering palms point the way to a cast-iron central fountain. The neoclassical Auckland War Memorial Museum chronicles the nation’s history within its edifice-like walls. The observation deck of the Sky Tower offers breathtaking bird’s-eye views of Auckland’s cityscape.

 

Day 15: Auckland, New Zealand


Straddling a narrow isthmus on New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland enjoys a picturesque setting between two harbors: Waitematā and Manukau. This cosmopolitan city of outdoor enthusiasts is a vibrant marine hub. One of the great pleasures of exploring the city by foot is witnessing countless masts bobbing with the tide at the city’s marinas and jet-setting yacht clubs, and marveling at the many full-blown sails as they traverse glittering waters in the distance. After breakfast, disembark your ship and journey home.

Viking Orion

Expand your horizons on the award-winning, all-veranda small ship, with just 930 guests, allowing to dock where larger ships cannot.

  • Only 930 guests
  • Length: 745 feet
  • Beam: 94.5 feet
  • Class: small ships
  • Year built: 2018

Stateroom Features

The intimate, all-veranda ships offer a wide variety of staterooms for your selection. From Veranda Staterooms to the abundance of extra perks and amenities in the spacious Explorer Suites, there’s no finer way to travel. And whichever stateroom you choose, you will find it beautifully designed in the understated elegance for which Viking is known.

Ship Highlights

The all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships feature understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.

Viking Ocean Cruises

Experience the world in depth, and at a relaxed pace. The small size of the elegant, 930-passenger ships gives you access to fascinating ports that larger ships simply cannot reach. The ocean and world cruises traverse six continents and offer enriching cultural experiences.

Highlights of a Viking Ocean Cruise


On a Viking ocean cruise, you will sail into the heart of your destination. From our prime, central berths in the world’s great cities such as Venice, London, Hong Kong and Sydney, and in seldom-visited ports like Kotor, Montenegro and Scotland’s Shetland Islands, enriching cultural discoveries are just a short walk from your ship. Further, you will spend more time in port, with overnight stays in virtually all ports of embarkation and disembarkation. Here is a small sample of where a Viking ocean cruise can take you:

  • Majestic fjords from Norway to Chile
  • Up the Thames River for easy access to historic London
  • Into the mighty Amazon River
  • New Zealand’s magnificent Milford and Doubtful Sounds
  • Great canals of the world: from the Panama to the Suez
  • Small and stunning ports such as Norway’s Lofoten Islands
  • Remote islands such as Easter Island and Mauritius
  • Among the soaring karst islands of Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay

 
 

Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308 081 and Quote #73306

(During Business Hours)