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Cruising New Zealand for Christmas and New Years Eve

31 January 2022

What to expect

Relax and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Say goodbye to having to queue at the seafood shop for kilos of prawns, supervising your turkey-filled oven for hours and the aftermath of piles of dirty dishes. The chefs are doing all the cooking on this incredible cruise aboard Ovation of the Seas®, so you can relax and make the most of not only Christmas and Boxing Day but New Year's Eve, too. 

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What you'll love

Gourmet food and drinks
Outdoor activities
Stunning landscapes and sights

Perfect for

All traveller types
Family friendly
Wheelchair accessible

What's included

  • 12 night cruise on board Ovation of the Seas from Sydney return
  • Visit Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds (scenic cruising), Dunedin, Lyttleton (Christchurch), Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and Bay of Islands
  • Refundable deposit up to 151 days prior to sailing
  • Exclusive fares with savings of $934 per person including in the advertised fare*
  • Receive US$50 onboard credit per stateroom* plus RAA members receive a bonus US$75 onboard credit per stateroom^
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Your itinerary

Days 1-4

Sydney to Fiordland National Park

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Days 5-7

Dunedin to Napier

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Days 8-13

Tauranga to Sydney

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Where you'll be

12 night New Zealand cruise from Sydney

12 night New Zealand cruise from Sydney

Options and details


  • Balcony stateroom prices starting from $2,781pp twin share saving RAA members $1,207 per person*
RAA onboard credit offer:
Members who book an ocean cruise over 7 nights between 1-31 January 2022 receive a bonus USD75 onboard credit per stateroom^



Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions apply. Price is per person, in AUD, cruise only, applies to select sailings, based on double-occupancy, and reflects any promotional savings. Savings are per person and onboard credit is per stateroom. Offer ends 31 January 2022. All savings listed are included in the advertised fare and no further discounts apply. Savings of $934pp is based on the difference in cruise fare RAA has access to of $2115pp with a refundable deposit up to 151 days prior to sailing compared to Royal Caribbean public site price of $3049pp with a refundable deposit up to 151 days prior to sailing and is correct as of 4 January 2022. 
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