Venture to the land ‘down under’. Head to the ‘Red Centre’ to see once of Australia’s most iconic sights the mighty Uluru (Ayers Rock). Explore the area and the significance of it to the local aboriginal people. Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in the outback under the sparkling southern skies before heading to the cosmopolitan city of Sydney. Best known for its unique harbourfront opera house, iconic bridge and the famous Bondi beach. Embark on a cruise to the ‘land of the Long white cloud’ – New Zealand. The country is a land of contrasts not only in lifestyle but also in landscape. Combining its native Maori heritage with modern living, sweeping island filled bays, dramatic snow-capped mountains and stunning Fjords. New Zealand is a truly captivating country that should be on everyone’s ‘must see’ destinations
Sydney Opera House
See the inside of one of the worlds most instantly recognisable and famous buildings - the iconic Sydney Opera House!
The Sydney Opera House is a miracle of architecture and engineering, a work of art that came into existence against impossible odds, to then become one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world.
Working with rich, new audio-visual components, where images are projected onto the fabric of the building itself, your guide will take you on an emotional journey that rivals any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns. Some 1,500 performances, from opera to circus, rock and cabaret, are staged at the Sydney Opera House each year, to audiences of around 1.5 million people.
The Essential Tour takes you through the history and architecture. See what goes on inside Australia’s most famous building and get a brief overview of the Australian performing arts scene
Sounds of Silence Dinner
Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours dining under the mind-blowing outback sky.
Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table for an unforgettable dining experience and an introduction to Aboriginal culture with a traditional dance performance under the outback sky.
The attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beer while the first course is served. As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to a bush tucker-inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong. Then, settle back and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky.
Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere. After dinner, enjoy dessert with a glass of port, tea or coffee before heading back to your hotel having ticked off an unforgettable experience.
Outback, Opera House & New Zealand Cruise
Australia & New Zealand
27 November 2018
Cruise and Stay
Included in this Package
International scheduled flights from London
Private Transfers * *Ayers Rock Transfers operated by the hotel and maybe by shared coach
2 night’s four-star room-only accommodation in Ayers Rock
Sounds of silence dinner
13 nights’ full-board cruise accommodation aboard Sun Princess
Sydney Opera House essential tour
2 night’s four-star room-only accommodation in Sydney
London / London
Fly from London to Ayers Rock arriving 2 days later
Arrive in Ayers Rock. Transfer to your 4* hotel. Overnight
Day at leisure. This evening, enjoy the ‘Sounds of Silence dinner’ in the Australia outback overlooking Uluru (Ayers Rock). Overnight, Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock / Ayers Rock
Transfer to the airport. Fly from Ayers Rock to Sydney, private transfer to your 4* hotel. Overnight Sydney.
Sydney Opera House Essentials Tour. Overnight, Sydney.
Private transfer to the port. Embark Sun Princess, depart Sydney.
Suite staterooms include a spacious cabin and large balcony with room for four with two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs. They also feature special suite-only benefits, such as a separate seating area with a sofa or sofa bed, walk-in closet, full bathroom with deluxe amenities including Complimentary mini-bar set-up, CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library, personal safe, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, A luxurious queen-size bed, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two flat-panel satellite TVs, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator, Writing desk and phone, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service and enhanced nightly turn-down service.
Available as Mini-Suite & Premium Mini Suite, The luxurious Mini-Suites offer guests a welcome glass of champagne, Separate seating area with a sofa or sofa bed, Balcony with patio furniture, Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Two flat-panel televisions, Private bathroom with combination tub and shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings and a daily housekeeping service.
The Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities such as a Balcony with patio furniture and outstanding views, twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings and Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow.
The Oceanview and Premium Oceanview staterooms feature a picture window for memorable views. They are richly appointed with fine amenities such as Twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow.
The Interior stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities such as twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower with Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down and chocolates on your pillow. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.
The Marquis Dining Room on Deck 5 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Waiter served breakfast and lunch are both open seating with breakfast served from around 6.30 to 9am and offering a choice of continental and cooked options, whilst lunch is served on sea days from around 12 to 1.30pm.
Afternoon tea is also served in the Marquis Dining Room from 3.30 to 4.30pm again with waiter service offering finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries along with beverages.
Traditional seating dinner with a choice of either early seating-5.45pm or late seating-7.45pm offers a choice of a set menu of signature pasta dishes, Caesar salad, chicken, beef, salmon and lotus spa healthy eating options or a changing menu comprising of four courses of appetisers, soups and salads, main courses and desserts.
The Regency Dining room is open for dinner with two seatings and is located on Deck 6.
The menu in both restaurants offers the same dishes with just the décor of the two rooms varying.
The menu comprises of set options on one side including signature pasta dishes, salmon, chicken, beef and lotus spa healthy eating options whilst the other side changes and consists of appetisers, soups and salads, main courses and desserts
The Sterling Steakhouse, recently voted one of the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA Today, showcases prime cuts of Sterling Silver grain-fed beef presented to passengers on a silver presentation tray. Passengers are treated to a traditional American Steakhouse experience with special table settings, decorative linens, signature cutlery and table lanterns.
Located forward of the 14th Deck, both continental style and hot breakfast is served from around 6.30am to 11.00am, lunch from 11.30 to 3.30 offering a carvery, sandwiches, salads and desserts as well as other options, and bistro style dinner from 5.30pm to 11pm.
Between 11.30 and 1.30 on some days a traditional British style pub lunch is served in the centre of the buffet with fare ranging from bangers and mash to steak and kidney pie or fish and chips.
It also has its own bar, dance floor and stage for entertainment both during and after meals.
Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.
Terrace Grill– The Balcony Grill overlooks the pool deck and offers an array of burgers, hot dogs, kebabs and pies amongst other choices.
Verdi's Pizzeria – A perennial Princess passenger favourite, here they serve up freshly made Italian-style pizza by the slice, featuring classic flavours and a daily special. Open for lunch from 12-2.30pm and dinner from 6pm to 11pm.
Swirls Ice cream bar – Passengers can enjoy a refreshing soft-serve cone complete with dipping sauces and sprinkles or splurge on other ice cream treats.
You can choose to dine at the Chef's Table with a private dining experience amidst a softly-lit curtain that encloses your extravagant table.
The Chef's Table experience provides the chance to tour the ship's busy galley during dinner service, where the ship's executive chef previews the evenings menu with a selection of hors d'oeuvres and Champagne for guests to enjoy.
Guests are then taken to a private table in the main dining room to enjoy a specially created multi-course menu accompanied by selected wines to complement each course.
During the dessert course the chef re-joins the table to discuss the evenings menu and share their culinary knowledge.
A trademark British-style afternoon tea daily, complete with tablecloths, easy listening music in the background, and tea boxes for herbal and specialty teas. Passengers can enjoy freshly prepared finger sandwiches, cookies, biscuits and cakes served by white-gloved waiters in smart, formal attire.
With sophisticated architectural lighting, West End-style shows are on every cruise, with more than one performance each evening allowing passengers the flexibility to see a show before or after dinner. With lively music, stunning choreography and some of the largest casts at sea.
Boasting a giant screen 30% larger than Princess Cruises other ships, this signature poolside venue presents first-run movies, sporting events and concerts under the night sky, accompanied by complimentary fresh-popped popcorn. The 300 square foot theatre offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a blockbuster Hollywood movie against a backdrop of twinkling stars. Personal touches include comfortable chaise lounges, complimentary popcorn, warm cookies and milk, with cosy blankets in the evenings.
Step into the Wheelhouse Bar on-board for a taste of British tradition. You'll find a menu of favourites advertised on chalkboards and displayed on counters for an authentic pub feel including fish & chips or a hearty Ploughman's Lunch.
Live piano entertainment and drinks in a club-like ambience.
Internet access is available on all Princess vessels through the 24-hour onboard Internet Cafe and wireless network- which is available in staterooms and various public.
Use the state-of-the-art computer systems to access your web-based email account, or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your wireless-enabled laptop and access the Internet through the improved onboard wireless service.
The boutiques onboard offer more than just accessories and sundries you may have left at home. Shop onboard and benefit from incredible tax-and duty-free savings off suggested U.S. retail prices on fragrances, cosmetics, jewellery and gifts, apparel and liquor.
In addition to everyday savings, they bring you special promotions throughout the cruise.
Wheelchair users will find access-friendly design across most of the Princess fleet, making it easy to enjoy each vessels restaurants, theaters, spas, lounges and open deck space. Elevators have generous 36- to 42-inch doorways, and wheelchair seating is available in show lounges and other public spaces.
Guests with sight and hearing disabilities will find vessels equipped with such helpful features as Braille elevator call buttons, audible arrival sounds and infrared listening assistance systems in the Princess theatres. ADA "all in one" kits are available upon request -- featuring telephone amplifiers, visual smoke detectors, door knock sensors, text telephones (TDD) and other aids.
Princess ships also welcome service animals, and have hosted a variety of such special helpers, including seeing-eye dogs, hearing-assistance dogs, and even a "helping hands" monkey.
Princess Cruises are happy to meet your request for low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar and vegetarian diets. Kosher meals and baby food are available upon advance written request. Any other special diet requests must be authorized in advance by the Princess corporate office.
You or your travel agent must advise Princess in writing of any special diet, allergies or medical needs. Requests must be received no later than 35 days prior to departure for cruises to Alaska, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal and Coastal Getaways. For all other cruises, requests must be received no later than 65 days prior to departure. Once onboard, please check with the Maitre D to confirm your request.
The legal drinking age of 21 years is always observed on-board all ships and proof of age may be required. All on-board staff are trained to take their responsibility to not serve alcohol to under-age passengers seriously. The age restrictions are clearly posted in the bars. Entry into the disco is limited to passengers 18 years and older. Be sure to check with the child and teen centres, however, for special disco events designed just for kids. Children under the age of 18 are welcome in the gymnasium, spa and jacuzzi; and also in the evening entertainment show lounges when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
In line with domestic age limits, as well as Princess company policy, the casino is reserved for passengers 21 years and older. Additionally, only those passengers 21 years and older will be allowed to purchase or consume alcohol. For those whose age is questionable, picture identification may be requested.
You should dress for a cruise with Princess the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort. Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants and jogging suits, is the order of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates.
Princess recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your destination. Due to unpredictable weather, dont forget a hat or visor and a collapsible umbrella. Please be sure to bring proper clothing for visits to religious sites. Youll also want low-heeled, rubber soled shoes for strolling on deck, as well as comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear.
Princess makes it easy to know what to pack and what to wear when you’re dining on-board our spectacular ships. There are two designations for dress codes: Smart Casual and Formal.
Smart Casual: Passenger attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home; Skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies, trousers and open-neck shirts for men Inappropriate dinner wear such as pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps and casual jeans (with fraying and/or holes) are not permitted in the dining rooms. Shoes must be worn.
Formal: When formal nights are held, please observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining venues for the enjoyment of all guests. Evening gowns and cocktail dresses are suggested for women; Tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie for men
All Inclusive Beverage Package: Relax and enjoy the convenience of an all inclusive beverage package featuring any drink up to $10 including cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, lattes, cappuccinos, bottled water & more. All for just $49 per person per day.
Unlimited Soda Packages: Guests will never be without their favourite fountain sodas, from Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, to nostalgic orange soda, soda water, tonic water and ginger ale. The Unlimited Soda & More Package allows guests as many fountain sodas, refreshing juices, fruity mocktails and creamy ice cream shakes as you can handle.
Clearly marked “Designated Smoking Areas” are available on-board and include a sufficient number of ashtrays that are emptied regularly. Generally, these areas include cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub and casino, as well as a portion of the open decks. As a safety precaution, passengers are reminded to properly dispose of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, which are never to be thrown overboard as this may be sucked back into the ship and cause fires.
The use of electronic cigarettes is allowed within the confines of the passengers stateroom (balcony not included) and within designated smoking areas only.