Oceania Cruises to Australia & New Zealand

There’s only one way to truly experience Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the South Pacific: With a small, intimate cruise that travels to as many villages as it does large cities.

Oceania takes such an approach with its trips to this part of the world. The Insignia, a ship holding less than 700 passengers, makes two trips to this region, offering close-up perspectives on wildlife, culture, and lush landscapes in the process.

Where You’ll Go

Sydney to Papeete: This 20-day cruise, called Coral Seas & Pacific, begins with a sight of one of Australia’s best-known landmarks. From here, a series of ports around the single island continent and into the South Pacific unfolds into an experience like no other. Paths mirroring bird migrations let you into the region’s unique and colorful wildlife, while cultural exploration takes you to tours of black pearl farms – one of the rare and nevertheless enchanting facets of the South Pacific.

After Sydney and Hobart, the Insignia whisks you away to multiple small ports along New Zealand’s coast: Picton, Napier, Tauranga, and Auckland. Then, making way into the beautiful blue South Pacific, Oceania lets you into the island cultures and stunning landscapes of Tonga, American Samoa, and French Polynesia, with ports in Raiatea, Bora Bora, Moorea, and finally Papeete, Tahiti.

Los Angeles to Papeete: Polynesian Treasures complements the Coral Seas & Pacific cruise in exploring the region of small tropical islands spread out between Australia and the Americas. Stops include Tahiti, Huahine, Rangiroa, Marquesas, and Hawaiian ports in Hilo, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai.

Oceania Excursions

Learn more about Australia with Oceania’s Post Luxury Retreat. Stay in the country’s best hotel, the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, located by the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Area. Relax for four days before setting out around the coast with spas, restaurants, and other elegant facilities. During the day, explore Australia’s most quintessential aspects with guided wildlife and landscape tours.

Once the ship sets sail, shore excursions range from rejuvenating to reinvigorating. Which one fits your mood and travel plans?
• Unwind with a thermal experience.
• Explore the local cuisine of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.
• Tour many of the islands on the itinerary with a car, mini bus, or van guided excursion.
• Learn about Tauranga and Maori culture in New Zealand.
• Get up close to a film set with a tour of the Lord of the Rings trilogy locations.

Australia and New Zealand make a growing cruise market, and Oceania presents a unique, intimately detailed perspective on it. To experience it firsthand, schedule your trip today with Direct Line Cruises.

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