Grand in design, this magnificent vessel offers a host of delightful diversions as you see the world. Your culinary journey at sea reaches new heights with an abundance of fresh restaurant choices and dining options. From revitalized top deck venues like Salty Dog Grill, Slice Pizzeria and Coffee & Cones to brand new casual restaurants Steamers Seafood and Planks BBQ there’s something for every palate. Entertainment ranges from original musicals, dazzling magic shows and feature films (movies under the stars) to top comedians and the nightclub to get your feet movin’ and groovin’. Alternatively unwind at the Lotus Spa or the refreshed Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults. Emerald Princess offers a truly luxurious cruise experience.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Friday 25 February, 2022 Sydney/Departure
This afternoon board the Regal Princess on this fantastic Cycle and Cruise journey of New Zealand. Be up on deck as we cruise Sydney Harbour and out through Sydney Heads.
DAY 2 Saturday 26 February, 2022 At sea
A day at sea to explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship. This evening we have a welcome drinks party so you can meet other passengers in the group.
DAY 3 Sunday 27 February, 2022 Hobart
We first ride along the Hobart foreshore from the city centre to MONA. Enjoy the views of the Derwent River and Mt Wellington as you cycle through this beautiful city. You then have the option of visiting the intriguing MONA for the afternoon or continuing across the Tasman Bridge to the Eastern Foreshore Trail on the other side of the Derwent. Following the Derwent River, this winding trail along the coast between Bellerive to Howrah takes you past the famous Blundstone Arena and some wonderful white sand beaches.
DAY 4 Monday 28 February, 2022 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.
DAY 5 Tuesday 1 March, 2022 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.
DAY 6 Wednesday 2 March, 2022 Fiordland National Park,
Today we cruise through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand as we visit Milford Sound followed by Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. The fiords will be a highlight of the cruise, with spectacular scenery and fascinating wildlife. Nothing can prepare you for the majesty of Milford Sound, star of Fiordlands National Park. New vistas mesmerise at each turn – towering Mitre Peak, rising 1692 metres above the Sound, plunging waterfalls, bottlenose and dusky dolphins, fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins are amongst this wonderland of outstanding natural beauty.
DAY 7 Thursday 3 March, 2022 Otago Central Rail Trail
Today we arrive into Dunedin. Originally founded by Scottish settlers and known as the Edinburgh of the South. We are transferred to the Otago Central Rail trail, the first of New Zealand’s Rail Trails and the Original Great Ride. Located along the former route of the Otago Central Railway, we will ride along a portion of this off-road 152-kilometre-long trail. We enjoy this fantastic trail and ride past historic gold-mining villages, country pubs and through rugged scenery. A fantastic day!
DAY 8 Friday 4 March, 2022 Little River Trail
This morning we arrive in Akaroa. We will be met by our private coach to start cycling the Little River Rail Trail from the town of Little River. This 49 kilometre trail travels beside Lake Forsyth along the old rail embankments and tracks. You’ll be treated to stunning views of the Southern Alps, Lakes and a variety of bird life. We are then transferred back to the ship.
DAY 9 Saturday 5 March, 2022 Picton
Today we call into Picton, in the spectacular Marlborough region. You’ll find native bush on one side and sparkling Marlborough Sounds on the other as we cycle along the stunning coastline. We take the ferry across the sound to Mistletoe Bay where we will pick up the Queen Charlotte Track. We will ride along the track towards Anakiwa. From here, we meet up with The Link Pathway and ride back to Picton. There will be plenty of opportunities to take scenic photos along the way.
DAY 10 Sunday 6 March, 2022 Wellington
Today we call into Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Our ride today will be along a section of the Rimutaka Trail. This trail winds through the Rimutaka Mountain Ranges around the Southern Coast. The harder option will start at Cross Creek and will involve a climb. The easier option will start up high and involve downhill and then flat riding as you head into the suburbs of Wellington. Enjoy riding through tunnels, over bridges and dramatic scenery!
DAY 11 Monday 7 March, 2022 At sea
A day at sea to explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.
DAY 12 Tuesday 8 March, 2022 Tauranga/ Rotorua
This morning we arrive in Tauranga. After disembarking we will be met by our private coach and transferred to the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest in Rotorua where we pick up the Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail. For those who have opted for the harder ride, your journey takes you from Whakarewarewa MTB along the City Cycle Way and then into the Redwood Forest and for those who have opted for the leisurely ride, your journey takes you from to Whakarewarewa MTB along the City Cycle Way. The two groups will come together in Rotorua for lunch. We return to the ship late afternoon.
DAY 13 Wednesday 9 March, 2022 Hauraki Rail Trail
This morning we arrive in Auckland, the largest city and commercial centre of New Zealand. After breakfast we will disembark the ship and travel south to meet the Hauraki Rail Trail at Miranda. We cycle along the Seabird Coast to Kaiaua and then along to Thames where we stay the night.
DAY 14 Thursday 10 March, 2022 Hauraki Rail Trail
Today we continue our ride along the historic railway corridor from Thames winding through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi. The trail travels through some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand through the historic railway corridor from Thames to Waihi. We then transfer to our hotel where we have a final night dinner to celebrate our trip!
DAY 15 Friday 11 March, 2022 Departure
This morning we transfer to Auckland Airport for our flights back to Australia.
|Cabin||Cabin Category||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included Port and Handling charges and ship gratuities||$720||$1,080|
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You can stay longer in New Zealand for minimal extra cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information.
International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair-climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
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