New Zealand / Australia Cruise

Limited

New Zealand / Australia Cruise

13 Day Cruise

02/09/2024 - 02/20/2024

0608-26 Peterson, Daniel

Portrait of Daniel Peterson, Maxwell Institute.

August 17, 2006

Photo by:  Kaitlyn Pieper/BYU

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All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Call for rates on 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin.

CABIN TYPE CRUISE RATES
Inside w/ Virtual Window Call for Pricing
Outside Call for Pricing
Balcony Call for Pricing
Taxes & Govt. Fees $311.93 per person

Terms and Conditions: Advertised rates INCLUDE port charges but DO NOT INCLUDE shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities.

Deposit:  A $450 deposit per person is required to confirm your booking. Final payment is due November 2, 2023. Deposit is refundable prior to final payment without penalty. Within three months of the cruise, the tours and cruise are non-refundable. Space can be recalled at anytime before the sail date so BOOK EARLY!

Check Your Invoice Names: Please check to see that your names are spelled correctly. Your first and last names must appear as they appear on your passport for International travel and Driver’s License for domestic tours.

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and should be valid 6 months after the end of the tour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb stairs and walk unassisted at a moderate pace. 

Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.

Covid Requirements:

3) VACCINATED GUESTS, AGE 12 AND OVER:

a.Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation.

and

Must present one of the following:

1. Negative COVID-19 antigen test within 24 hours of the embarkation date.
2. Negative NAAT test (i.e., PCR) within 48 hours of embarkation date.

Limited

We had some last minute openings due to cancellations….8 spots just opened up!

Sail with Daniel Peterson as he enlightens and uplifts our group with his informational lectures on sea days. Join our private tours at the ports to make the most of this incredible journey. This is a small-group tour limited to 30 people so you will want to book soon.

Explore Auckland Museum with its amazing Polynesian artifacts as well as Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Basin and Westhaven Marina. Learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city of Napier in 1931 and discover the unique Art Deco style they used to rebuild this unique city. From Picton, visit Winterhome – a working beef and sheep farm. Along with its beautiful city center, Wellington offers Te Papa—New Zealand’s National MuseumZealandia and the Karori Sanctuary. Savor onboard evening shows, endless gourmet delights, and private lectures from Dan. Join our adventurous LDS group as we create memories to last a lifetime.

Small Group Tour: Group Size Limited to 30 People – Book Soon!

Itinerary

Day 1 : Sydney, Australia

February 9, 2024 (Friday)

Join us for a 2-night pre-cruise tour or meet us onboard the ship.

Day 2 : Day at Sea

February 10, 2024 (Saturday)

Lectures by Dan Peterson

Day 3 : Day at Sea

February 11, 2024 (Sunday)

Lectures by Dan Peterson

Day 4 : Bay of Islands

February 12, 2024 (Monday)

We enter the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves and enjoy its natural wonders. We see stalactites and spectacular glow work displays. We go to the Puketi Kauri Forest which is a 15,000 hectare forest full of Kauri trees and other interesting features. We wander through this area on our own. We stop and see the famous horse shoe waterfalls, Haruru Falls. These falls are located in a hidden valley on the Waitangi River. We make a final stop at the Waitangi Look-out Loop and enjoy the stunning views one last time. $180 per person when paying by check.

Day 5 : Auckland, New Zealand

February 13, 2024 (Tuesday)

We travel along the waterfront to Mission Bay and take in the view over the Hauraki Gulf. We visit the Sky City Precinct and stop at the All Blacks' Experience. Whether or not you have an interest in rugby, this full sensory, interactive experience allows you to connect with New Zealand and Maori art and culture, hear from their legends and gain insights into Kiwi lifestyle, attitude and humor. Sid Going is one of the most famous members of the team and he belongs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Following this incredible adventure, we stop for a delicious lunch. We next board a boat for a two hour sail around Auckland's Harbor. $260 per person when paying by check. Lunch is included.

Day 6 : Napier, New Zealand

February 14, 2024 (Wednesday)

We board our bus for a scenic drive along the coast on our way to Te Awanga. As we drive we learn more about the area and its history. Once we reach Te Awanga, we board our 4WD transport for an exciting adventure to Cape Kidnappers and the Gannet colony. Along the way we traverse riverbeds, rolling pastures and steep gullies while enjoying the scenic views of Hawke's Bay. We arrive at New Zealand's largest privately-owned nature reserve which contains Gannets and other rare bird species. We are literally feet from the birds. We then return to the Napier port and our cruise ship. $145 per person when paying by check.

Day 7 : Picton, New Zealand

February 15, 2024 (Thursday)

We travel by coach through Blenheim to Kekerangu located on the east coast of the South Island. There we visit Winterhome - a real working sheep and beef farm. We will be treated to a sheep dog demonstration and visit the 10 acre formal garden. We will meet our hosts, the Macfarlane family. We will enjoy lunch at The Store. The Store is the ultimate coastal experience and will let allow us to sit back and relax while a delicious coastal country style lunch is served. On way back to the port, we will stop at Barewood Gardens, a large, semi-formal country garden in the Awatere Valley. We will make a final stop for late afternoon refreshment at Woodend Garden. $240 per person when paying by check. Lunch is included.

Day 8 : Wellington, New Zealand

February 16, 2024 (Friday)

Get ready to venture into the lands of The Lord of the Rings. We go into the Hutt Valley and see Helms Deep, Gardens of Isengard, Rivendell, the Legolas tree and the swinging bridge. As we head back toward Wellington, we pause briefly atop Mt. Victoria for a scenic view of New Zealand's capital city. We stop in the Outer Shire to take an easy stroll along the Hobbits Hideaway trail. We see many of the locations where well-known scenes were filmed. We then visit Miramar and the Weta Cave. We take a look at the mini Museum that contains props from many well known movies and take a photo or two. On our way back to the ship, we take the scenic route along the rugged South Coast and enjoy the scenery. $100 per person when paying by check.

Day 9 : Day at Sea

February 17, 2024 (Saturday)

Enjoy cruising the ocean.

Day 10 : Dusky, Milford and Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

February 18, 2024 (Sunday)

Free day to enjoy the Sounds and Devotional

Day 11 : Day at Sea

February 19, 2024 (Monday)

Lectures by Dan Peterson

Day 12 : Day at Sea

February 20, 2024 (Tuesday)

Relaxing day of cruising.

Day 13 : Sydney, Australia

February 21, 2024 (Wednesday)

Debark and make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Information

Ship Information: Ovation of the Seas

 

Pioneer America’s Last Frontier onboard Ovation of the Seas®, one of the biggest, boldest ships to ever sail New Zealand.

Go scenery scoping from the unrivaled perspective of the North Star®, the highest vintage point on any cruise ship. Gaze at the gorgeous mountaintops and stunning foliage from the pool deck as you sail through New Zealand.

Pricing

All Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Call for rates on 3rd and 4th persons in same cabin.

CABIN TYPE CRUISE RATES
Inside w/ Virtual Window Call for Pricing
Outside Call for Pricing
Balcony Call for Pricing
Taxes & Govt. Fees $311.93 per person

Terms and Conditions: Advertised rates INCLUDE port charges but DO NOT INCLUDE shore excursions, airfare, or gratuities.

Deposit:  A $450 deposit per person is required to confirm your booking. Final payment is due November 2, 2023. Deposit is refundable prior to final payment without penalty. Within three months of the cruise, the tours and cruise are non-refundable. Space can be recalled at anytime before the sail date so BOOK EARLY!

Check Your Invoice Names: Please check to see that your names are spelled correctly. Your first and last names must appear as they appear on your passport for International travel and Driver’s License for domestic tours.

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and should be valid 6 months after the end of the tour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb stairs and walk unassisted at a moderate pace. 

Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.

Covid Requirements:

3) VACCINATED GUESTS, AGE 12 AND OVER:

a.Proof of completed series of one-dose or two-dose primary vaccination regimen at embarkation.

and

Must present one of the following:

1. Negative COVID-19 antigen test within 24 hours of the embarkation date.
2. Negative NAAT test (i.e., PCR) within 48 hours of embarkation date.

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Daniel C. Peterson is a religious educator and professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. He received a bachelor’s degree in Greek and Philosophy from BYU and, after several years of study in Jerusalem and Cairo, earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of California at Los Angeles.
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New Zealand / Australia Cruise - 13 Day Cruise

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