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Australia – New Zealand – Fiji

The Best of Australia, New Zealand & Fiji
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Australia – New Zealand – Fiji

The Best of Australia, New Zealand & Fiji 19 DAY CRUISE/TOUR - February 10, 2019

Escape the cold of winter – It’s summertime DOWN UNDER!

This special tour will visit all of the important sites in Australia and New Zealand, plus it even has a fantastic stop in Fiji.  In Australia, you will visit Sydney & Melbourne also with an option to visit the Great Barrier Reef. In New Zealand you will visit Akaroa, Auckland, Dunedin, Tauranga, Wellington, Bay of Islands, Napier and sail through the Misty Fjords and more.

This is your chance to pet a koala, feed a kangaroo, be taught by Aborigines to throw a boomerang, sail through the New Zealand Fjords, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, and the list goes on. This fantastic tour is filled with so many fun filled experiences; there is not room to mention them all.

Package Price Includes:

Important Note: Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.

Our pricing is a package that will actually give you more for less!  Below we have listed what is included in our discounted package price.

  • 10 night Royal Caribbean cruise lines on “Radiance of the Seas” in 2V upgraded inside cabin.
  • $275 in port charges.
  • $180.78 in cruise taxes.
  • All land taxes.
  • All booking fees and ticketing fees.
  • 3 nights at a deluxe beach resort in Fiji.
  • 1 night Auckland hotel.
  • Fiji roundtrip transfers and city tour.
  • 2 night’s Sydney hotel.
  • Auckland roundtrip transfers, 1/2 day tour and entrance fees.
  • Sydney roundtrip transfers, tours and entrance fees.
  • Special Guest Educator: Dr. S. Michael Wilcox.
  • Private parties and group get-to-gethers on the ship.
  • Fun For Less Tours staff throughout the cruise, tour and shore excursions – “We don’t send you, we take you.”
  • Educational lectures on the ship.
  • Shore excursions and transfers are not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our deeply discounted shore excursion and transfers package that is significantly less than the ship charges.  Our OPTIONAL shore excursion & transfer package includes 8 days of tours, guides, buses, entrance fees, tour staff: Price is only $864.  These would be over $1,400 if purchased throughout the ship.
  • Great Barrier Reef Pre-Tour is not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our Auckland, New Zealand and Great Barrier Reef Pre-Tour which includes: 1 additional night Auckland, 2 nights Great Barrier Reef (in deluxe hotels), full day cruise and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, Aboriginal Culture Village and round trip airfare Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, all additional airfare including taxes and fees.  Price is $1,687.
  • Airfare is not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our group airfare.
  • Transfers & Tours are not included in our package: We give you the Option to purchase our tours and transfers. (The only transfer & tour that is included in our package is in Fiji & Sydney.)

Package Price: $3,687*

**Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include shore excursions, transfers, optional Great Barrier Reef pre-tour, airfare and tips.

Airfare examples:
SLC roundtrip - $2,097 (includes SLC to Auckland, Sydney to Fiji, Fiji to SLC and all taxes and fees)
LAX roundtrip - $1,897 (includes LAX to Auckland, Sydney to Fiji, Fiji to LAX and all taxes and fees)
Please call if originating from another city, it may vary from the examples above.
You may also purchase your own airfare. If someone does purchase there own airfare they will be responsible to purchase there flight from Sydney to Fiji on the same flight the group is on since this is not included with the price of the tour. This flight is part of the international airfare package.

Australia Itinerary NON-extension group:

Day 1: February 10:
Late afternoon flight from home to Los Angeles. Your flight will depart late this evening from Los Angeles to Auckland.

Day 2: February 11:
Lose a day as you pass through the International Date Line.

Day 3: February 12: Auckland, New Zealand
The flight will arrive in Auckland in the afternoon today. Upon arrival, we will transfer to your deluxe hotel where we will overnight.

Day 4: February 13: Auckland, New Zealand
Today we will do a 1/2 day tour visiting the sites around Auckland.  After our tour, we will transfer to our beautiful cruise ship the Radiance of the Seas.

Day 5: February 14: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
For those who purchased our shore excursion package, we will do a full day tour visiting the sites around Bay of Islands. The itinerary for this excursion will be announced as we get closer to sailing.

Day 6: February 15: Tauranga, New Zealand
The ship docks about 1 ½ hours from Rotorua.  For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package, we are headed to Rotorua.  Our tour includes a visit to the Agradome with a show and a sheep shearing demonstration along with a tour of a working farm.

Day 7: February 16: Napier, New Zealand
For those who purchased our shore excursion package, we will do a tour of the surrounding area.  The itinerary for this excursion will be announced as we get closer to sailing.

Day 8: February 17: Wellington, New Zealand
For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package will enjoy a tour around this area.  The itinerary for this excursion will be announced as we get closer to sailing.

Day 9: February 18: Akaroa
For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package will enjoy a two-hour scenic cruise to explore the beautiful, sheltered Akaroa Harbor.  Akaroa is home to one of the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins, the Hector’s Dolphin.  These endangered dolphins are only found in this small corner of the world.  You may have an opportunity to see and enjoy a variety of sea and birdlife throughout the cruise including the rare Hector’s Dolphin, blue penguin, fur seals and more.  At the conclusion of your cruise, you will have time to explore Akaroa on your own.  Remember that there is no guarantee to see wildlife since they are wild animals. 

Day 10: February 19: Dunedin
The ship docks about 25 minutes out of Dunedin.  For those that purchased our optional shore excursion package, we will do a full day tour of Dunedin and the surrounding area.  We enjoy a “fairy tale drive” through captivating scenery while making stops along the way. Later we visit the territory of a rare Royal Albatross Colony. We may even see the largest sea bird in the world take flight or come in for a landing. These birds are amazing and one of our favorites to observe. We end the day with a city tour before returning to our ship.

Day 11: February 20: New Zealand Fjords
Today will be a day of sailing through the Fjords of New Zealand. You will enjoy the stunning beauty of Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Milford Sound where sheer cliffs cut through the heart of the Southern Alps. These are some of the most beautiful fjords in the world. Be sure to have your camera ready for unspoiled beauty, sheer peaks, waterfalls, and wildlife that make this a truly memorable day.

Day 12: February 21: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 13: February 22: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 14: February 23: Melbourne – Sydney, Australia
Unfortunately, we must say goodbye to our beautiful ship.  For those that purchased our optional shore excursion package, after we disembark we will enjoy a tour of Melbourne. You will visit Ballarat Wildlife Park where you will be able to get up close and friendly with kangaroos, koala bears, and other Australian wildlife. This afternoon we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Sydney.  Upon arrival, we will transfer to our deluxe hotel where we will spend the next 2 nights.

Day 15: February 24: Sydney, Australia
Today we will have a full day tour of the Sydney area.  We will have a city tour including a visit to the famous Opera House (including a tour of the interior).  We will overnight in Sydney.

Day 16: February 25: Sydney, Australia
Today we will transfer to the Sydney Airport where we will fly to Fiji.  (This flight is NOT included in the tour price. If you have done your own airfare you will be required to purchase this flight on the same flight the group is on.)  Upon arrival into Fiji, we will transfer a little over an hour drive.  We spend the next 3 nights at your beautiful resort.

Day 17: February 26: Fiji
Enjoy your fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 18: February 27: Fiji
Another fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 19: February 28: Fiji – Home
Enjoy today to the fullest!  Sadly today is the last day to pretend that the real world doesn’t exist.  So have fun, and make the most of this beautiful resort.  You will be required to check out of your hotel room by noon.  We then enjoy a half-day tour of Nadi before we head to the airport for our late evening flight.  We cross the International Date Line on the way home…so you get to enjoy February 28tht twice!  Have a great trip.

 

OPTIONAL TRANSFER, TOURS AND SHORE EXCURSION PACKAGE

7 days of transfers, shore excursions and tours include the following:

  • Shore Excursion in Melbourne, Australia: Includes a visit to Ballarat Wildlife Park, plus transfers to the airport for your flight from Melbourne to Sydney.
  • Shore Excursion in Bay of Islands, New Zealand: This excursion itinerary will be announced closer to sailing.
  • Shore Excursion in Wellington, New Zealand: This excursion itinerary will be announced closer to sailing.
  • Shore Excursion in Napier, New Zealand: This excursion itinerary will be announced closer to sailing.
  • Shore Excursion in Dunedin, New Zealand: The tour will include a visit to the Otego Peninsula where we will see the Royal Albatross Colony. We will also enjoy one of the most beautiful drives in the world. We will finish with a tour of Dunedin.
  • Shore Excursion Akaroa, New Zealand: The tour includes a 2-hour scenic cruise to explore the beautiful harbor.  While cruising you may also see different animal life.
  • Shore Excursion in Tauranga, New Zealand: Today we will visit the Agradome for a show that includes a fascinating display of sheepdogs in action and the shearing of sheep.

Optional Package price if bought from the Cruise: Over $1,450

Our optional package cash discount price including all taxes and fees:

Package Price: $864

 

 

OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT GREAT BARRIER REEF & AUCKLAND OPTION:

Optional Tour Package Pricing: $1,687

*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.

Includes: RT air Sydney and Cairns + full day cruise and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Plus 3 additional nights in a 5-star luxury hotel (2 nights in Cairns after the cruise & 1 night in Auckland before the cruise), all transfers, tours and Aborigine Cultural Park and also a visit to the Waitomo glow worm cave in Auckland.

 

Three Night Great Barrier Reef & Auckland Optional Tour Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: February 9:
Late afternoon flight from home to Los Angeles. Your flight will depart late this evening from Los Angeles to Auckland.

Day 2: February 10:
Lose a day as you pass through the International Date Line.

Day 3: February 11: Auckland, New Zealand
The flight will arrive in Auckland early afternoon today. For those who purchased the shore excursion package, we will transfer to your deluxe hotel where we will overnight.

Day 4: February 12: Auckland, New Zealand
For those who on the Great Barrier Reef option today we will travel outside of Auckland to visit the famous Waitomo Caves.  We will also have a stop for a short photo stop to see the LDS Tempe outside of Auckland.

Day 5: February 13: Auckland, New Zealand
Today we will do a 1/2 day tour visiting the sites around Auckland.  After our tour, we will transfer to our beautiful cruise ship the Radiance of the Seas.

Day 6: February 14: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
For those who purchased our shore excursion package, we will do a full day tour visiting the sites around Bay of Islands. The itinerary for this excursion will be announced as we get closer to sailing.

Day 7: February 15: Tauranga, New Zealand
The ship docks about 1 ½ hours from Rotorua.  For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package, we are headed to Rotorua.  Our tour includes a visit to the Agradome with a show and a sheep shearing demonstration along with a tour of a working farm.

Day 8: February 16: Napier, New Zealand
For those who purchased our shore excursion package, we will do a tour of the surrounding area.  The itinerary for this excursion will be announced as we get closer to sailing.

Day 9: February 17: Wellington, New Zealand
For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package will enjoy a tour around this area.  The itinerary for this excursion will be announced as we get closer to sailing.

Day 10: February 18: Akaroa
For those who purchased our optional shore excursion package will enjoy a two-hour scenic cruise to explore the beautiful, sheltered Akaroa Harbor.  Akaroa is home to one of the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins, the Hector’s Dolphin.  These endangered dolphins are only found in this small corner of the world.  You may have an opportunity to see and enjoy a variety of sea and birdlife throughout the cruise including the rare Hector’s Dolphin, blue penguin, fur seals and more.  At the conclusion of your cruise, you will have time to explore Akaroa on your own.  Remember that there is no guarantee to see wildlife since they are wild animals. 

Day 11: February 19: Dunedin
The ship docks about 25 minutes out of Dunedin.  For those that purchased our optional shore excursion package, we will do a full day tour of Dunedin and the surrounding area.  We enjoy a “fairy tale drive” through captivating scenery while making stops along the way. Later we visit the territory of a rare Royal Albatross Colony. We may even see the largest sea bird in the world take flight or come in for a landing. These birds are amazing and one of our favorites to observe. We end the day with a city tour before returning to our ship.

Day 12: February 20: New Zealand Fjords
Today will be a day of sailing through the Fjords of New Zealand. You will enjoy the stunning beauty of Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Milford Sound where sheer cliffs cut through the heart of the Southern Alps. These are some of the most beautiful fjords in the world. Be sure to have your camera ready for unspoiled beauty, sheer peaks, waterfalls, and wildlife that make this a truly memorable day.

Day 13: February 21: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 14: February 22: Fun Day at Sea
Today is another relaxing day to explore this fantastic ship.  We will also hold our own get-together and hear from Michael.

Day 15: February 23: Melbourne – Cairns, Australia
Unfortunately, we must say goodbye to our beautiful ship.  For those that purchased our optional shore excursion package, after we disembark we will enjoy a tour of Melbourne. You will visit Ballarat Wildlife Park where you will be able to get up close and friendly with kangaroos, koala bears, and other Australian wildlife. This afternoon we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.  Upon arrival, we will transfer to our deluxe hotel.

Day 16: February 24: Cairns, Australia
Today will be a full day on the Great Barrier Reef.  We take a boat to the Outer Barrier Reef for unlimited snorkeling (equipment and instruction included) and swimming.  At the end of the day, we return to the hotel.

Day 17: February 25: Cairns, Australia
Today we will do a tour of Cairns which will include a visit to an Aborigine Village.  There you will enjoy a show and even throw a boomerang if you want.  We take a late afternoon flight from Cairns to Sydney.  Upon arrival into Sydney, we will transfer to our hotel for the next 2 nights.

Day 18: February 26: Sydney, Australia
Today we will have a full day tour of the Sydney area.  We will have a city tour including a visit to the famous Opera House (including a tour of the interior).  We will overnight in Sydney.

Day 19: February 27: Sydney, Australia
Today we will transfer to the Sydney Airport where we will fly to Fiji.  (This flight is NOT included in the tour price. If you have done your own airfare you will be required to purchase this flight on the same flight the group is on.)  Upon arrival into Fiji, we will transfer a little over an hour drive.  We spend the next 3 nights at your beautiful resort.

Day 20: February 28: Fiji
Enjoy your fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 21: March 1: Fiji
Another fantastic day enjoying your 5-star luxury beach resort.

Day 22: March 2: Fiji – Home
Enjoy today to the fullest!  Sadly today is the last day to pretend that the real world doesn’t exist.  So have fun, and make the most of this beautiful resort.  You will be required to check out of your hotel room by noon.  We then enjoy a half-day tour of Nadi before we head to the airport for our late evening flight.  We cross the International Date Line on the way home…so you get to enjoy March 2ndt twice!  Have a great trip.