New Zealand & Australia – March 2019

Celebrity Solstice in Sydney Harbor with View of Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House

Join us for a cruise in the land down under as we embark on a 14 night journey from Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia

 Itinerary Overview

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart Activity
FRI29MAR2019 Auckland, New Zealand 8:00 PM Boarding
SAT30MAR2019 Tauranga, New Zealand 8:00 AM Docked
SUN31MAR2019 Tauranga, New Zealand 6:00 PM Docked
MON01APR2019 Cruising Cruising
TUE02APR2019 Wellington, New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
WED03APR2019 Akaroa, New Zealand 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered
THU04APR2019 Dunedin, New Zealand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
FRI05APR2019 Dusky Sound 8:00 AM 9:00 AM Cruising
FRI05APR2019 Doubtful Sound 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Cruising
FRI05APR2019 Milford Sound, New Zealand 4:30 PM 6:00 PM Cruising
SAT06APR2019 Cruising Cruising
SUN07APR2019 Cruising Cruising
MON08APR2019 Hobart, Australia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
TUE09APR2019 Cruising Cruising
WED10APR2019 Melbourne, Australia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
THU11APR2019 Cruising Cruising
FRI12APR2019 Sydney, Australia 6:30 AM Departure

Itinerary – Details

Auckland, New Zealand – Day 1 – Friday Mar 29

Your official welcome to New Zealand comes by way of a bustling harbor. Step ashore and into a surprisingly cosmopolitan environment. And once you venture inland, even more surprises await, including a total of 48 dormant volcanoes, a lush, leafy urban cityscape filled with beautiful parks, and a number of renowned art galleries.

We suggest arriving 1-2 days early and venturing to the exciting wine region of Waiheke Island – just a 40 minute ferry boat ride from downtown Auckland

Tauranga, New Zealand – Day 2 & 3  – Sat Mar 30 – Sun Mar 31

Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbors in New Zealand. You can take a ride on a bush jet boat, go white-water rafting on the Rangitaiki River, or dine on the freshest fish and chips you’ll ever taste, served al fresco. If you’re looking for a more exotic encounter, travel to the Mount Mauganui Hot Salt Water Pools.

at sea – Day 4 – Monday Apr 1

Cruise in style, while relaxing at sea.

Wellington, New Zealand – Day 5 – Tuesday Apr 2

From the new to the old, Wellington offers a bit of everything. Locals are particularly proud of the National Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Loosely translated as “our place” from the native Maori tongue, the museum is one of the world’s largest and most progressive. A great way to explore the city is on the restored cable cars, which traverse the shopping district. And if you want to experience it all from above, take in the panoramic views from Mount Victoria.

 Akaroa, New Zealand – Day 6 – Wednesday Apr 3

Cruise in modern luxury to the historic French-British settlement of Akaroa, New Zealand, just 75 kilometers away from Christchurch. Explore the tranquil bays of Banks Peninsula, visit wineries, check out seal colonies, and, maybe, be lucky enough to spot some rare Hector’s Dolphins.

 Dunedin, New Zealand – Day 7 – Thursday Apr 4

Were it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you might think you’d landed in Edinburgh. Both the scenery and the architecture borrow heavily from Scotland. You can even shop for kilts or dig into a piece of fresh haggis. Dunedin is also home to New Zealand’s only castle, a 15-year construction endeavor complete with the only staircase of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and magnificent woodwork.

 Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, New Zealand – Day 8 – Fri Apr 5

Steep cliffs that have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast, Dusky Sound. It’s also a wildlife paradise, with seals and dolphins patrolling the water, and birds like broad billed prions, mottled petrels and sooty shearwaters floating on the overhead thermals.

As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon-a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. This serves as a playground for a number of species, including fur seals and two types of penguins – the fiordland crested and blue penguin

As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

 at Sea – Day 9 – Sat Apr 6

at Sea – Day 10 – Sun Apr 7

Hobart, Tasmania – Day 11 – Mon Apr 8

Docking in Hobart gives you immediate access to Mount Wellington and its incredibly beautiful surroundings. From there you can look out over the busy harbor, which plays host to yachts from all over the world. The Salamanca Arts Centre also puts the region’s incredible artwork on display, including some stunning Aboriginal pieces. Or, if you’re looking for something less formal, just wander the historic waterfront listening to street entertainers, or stop into a pub and sample local wines, beers or whiskies.

at Sea – Day 12 – Tues Apr 9

Melbourne, Australia – Day 13 – Weds Apr 10

Europeans and Asians each have put their stamp on this amazing city and turned Melbourne into a cultural melting pot of Greek, Chinese, Italian, English and Irish, and host to major international events. From the Old World architecture and a cricket field at the center of the city, to the abundance of Australia’s unusual animals found at the Melbourne Zoo, this city never ceases to amaze.

at Sea – Day 14 – Thurs Apr 11

Sydney, Australia – Fri Apr 12

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.


Celebrity Solstice

Deck Plan

The Solstice represents what is possible when cruise ship designers are given free rein to explore the possibilities of a graceful union of water, earth, ice and sky.  Abundant natural light dramatically invigorates carefully chosen color palettes, while expansive open areas invite the sounds and fragrances of the sea breezes and warmth of the sunshine.  Textures and details like soft leather, sparkling glass, reflective stone and hand-carved wood catch the eye at every turn.  And everywhere the sounds of delight rise to meet you – from the playful splash of fountains synchronized to music on the Pool Deck to the tangible excitement emanating from the Fortunes Casino and Quasar Night Club .  With each sensation you encounter the ship feels more and more like home.

Celebrity Solstice introduced the ground-breaking Lawn Club at sea.  You are invited to stroll across this expanse of pure innovation, a dream inspired by the blissful sensations of a barefoot walk amid the fresh morning dew.  The refined setting is reminiscent of a country club offering a casually sophisticated environment where you can practice putting, partake in the pleasures of an afternoon bocce tournament or just breathe in the fragrance of a freshly manicured lawn.

Dining on the Solstice

Silk Harvest – The bright neon of bustling Shanghai and Tokyo meets the deep reds and subdued ochres of ancient temples. Silk Harvest offers guests a dining experience inspired by our favorite destinations in Asia, with an emphasis on unparalleled freshness and quality. Our waitstaff, all from Asian countries themselves, will be delighted to walk you through our authentic and expansive menu, and share a piece of home with diners on board.

Tuscan Grille – Rustic elegance with a contemporary, minimalistic edge. Guests dining in Tuscan Grille will enjoy a lively, sophisticated atmosphere, serving iconic Italian dishes with a modern twist. Our fresh, original menu features handmade pasta, artisanal salumi, fish, butcher cut meats, and USDA Prime dry aged steaks. Our regional Italian wine menu features authentic Italian cocktails and beers, as well as our house-made Limoncello.

Sushi on Five – Sushi on Five satisfies your craving for locally sourced, authentically prepared sushi and other Japanese specialties from a menu crafted by expert restaurateur and sushi chef, Yoshikazu “Yoshi” Okada. Treat yourself to the complex flavors of a hand-made sushi roll or nigiri featuring tuna albacore, shrimp, eel, and other fresh selections, or savor the simplicity of yellowtail, salmon, and octopus sashimi. Your culinary experience would be incomplete without dessert—be sure to try the caramelized gingerbread with wasabi gelato.

Murano – Classic French dishes—with a contemporary twist—serve as the inspiration for Murano’s menu. Enjoy nouveau cuisine with old-world charm, as we prepare some of our signature dishes tableside while you watch.

Grand Épernay Main Dining Room – A sophisticated restaurant with a wide range of globally inspired dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef. The airy Main Restaurant offers exquisite menu selections, which change nightly to give you a variety of classic and contemporary choices. And the service? Legendary.

Oceanview  Café – A market-style cafe that features select offerings inspired by the destinations you’ll visit.

Aquaspa Café – Fresh, spa-inspired delights to nourish body and mind.

Blu – Vibrant, crisp and bold flavors, exclusively for AquaClass guests. Clean, crisp flavors and inventive cuisine meet an extensive list of sustainable and biodynamic wines. Personalized service, inviting surroundings, and natural light are all part of the fresh and bold aesthetic of Blu.

 

Staterooms

PDF File with layout of Stateroom Categories

Each stateroom and suite onboard Celebrity includes the following world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. Unwind after a day of adventure in a plush robe. Enjoy a drink from your personal mini-bar or snuggle up for a movie night in.

  • Celebrity’s signature, personalized service
  • Daily makeup and turndown service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary robe and tote bag
  • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding
  • Private mini-bar
  • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television
  • Private safe
  • Custom blended bath products

Suites

Penthouse Suite – 1291 sq. ft plus 398 sq. ft Veranda

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Unwind in modern spaces that will make you feel on top of the world. Relax in ultimate comfort in a whirlpool on your private veranda. Soak up the suite experience in a marble bath. Enjoy VIP treatment with butler service, expansive lounge areas and much more:

  • Personal butler service
  • Michael’s Club-exclusive lounge
  • Unlimited dining in specialty restaurants
  • Complimentary Premium Beverage Package
  • Complimentary unlimited internet
  • Separate living area with Baby Grand Piano
  • Private veranda with whirlpool and lounge seating
  • Marble master bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower

Royal Suite – 538 sq. ft. plus 195 sq. ft. Veranda

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With spaces fit for a king or queen, our Royal Suites deliver on style and comfort. Separate living, dining, and sleeping areas provide all the room you need to relax in modern luxury. Enjoy VIP treatment in the exclusive lounge bar serving complimentary cocktails, craft beers and tapas, and savor mouthwatering meals in a private Luminae restaurant.

  • Personal butler service
  • Michael’s Club-exclusive lounge
  • Unlimited dining in specialty restaurants
  • Complimentary Premium Beverage Package
  • Complimentary unlimited internet
  • Priority check-in & early debarkation
  • Private veranda with whirlpool and lounge seating
  • Marble master bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower

Signature Suite – 441 sq. ft plus 118 sq. ft. Veranda

Each Signature Suite includes the following world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. From exclusive dining options to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you’ll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises.

  • Personal butler service
  • Michael’s Club-exclusive lounge
  • Unlimited dining in specialty restaurants
  • Complimentary Premium Beverage Package
  • Complimentary unlimited internet
  • Priority check-in & early debarkation
  • Located in a private area on Deck 14
  • Balcony tubs with rain showers

Celebrity Suite – 467 sq. ft plus 85 sq. ft. Veranda

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Each Penthouse Suite includes the following world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. From exclusive dining options to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you’ll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises.

  • Personal butler service
  • Michael’s Club-exclusive lounge
  • Priority check-in & debarkation
  • Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service
  • Complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino
  • Luxury Bulgari bath amenities & plush robes
  • Spacious veranda
  • Priority tender service

Sky Suite – 251 sq. ft plus 57 sq. ft. Veranda

 

Each Sky Suite includes the following world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. From exclusive dining options to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you’ll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises.

  • Personal butler service
  • Michael’s Club-exclusive lounge
  • Priority check-in & debarkation
  • In-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service
  • Complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino
  • Luxury Bulgari bath amenities & plush robes
  • Spacious veranda
  • Reserved theatre seating on select nights

Aqua Class – 194 sq. ft plus 54 sq. ft Veranda

Our AquaClass staterooms are perfectly suited for those with a focus on wellness and pure relaxation. Enjoy luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience, savor clean cuisine with priority seating at Blu restaurant, and escape to the Relaxation Room and Persian garden for stunning sea views. Relax with AquaSpa treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga.

Each AquaClass stateroom includes the following world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. From thoughtful in-room additions to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you’ll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises.

  • Specialty restaurant Blu, only for AquaClass guest
  • Unlimited access to Persian Garden spa lounge
  • Personal spa concierge
  • Hansgrohe shower panel
  • Wellness Channel – On Demand AquaClass Programming
  • Daily delivery of flavored tea
  • Pillow menu and Aromatherapy diffuser
  • Reverie Dream Lite® Mattress
  • Expanded room service breakfast menu

Concierge Class – 204 sq. ft. plus 42 sq. ft Veranda

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Little details make a world of difference, and now our meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In—when you’re greeted by your Concierge—to the moment you head back home, we’re there to assist you.

Each Concierge Class stateroom includes the following world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. From thoughtful in-room additions to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you’ll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises.

  • Personalized Concierge service
  • Priority check-in
  • Exclusive embarkation day lunch
  • Destination Seminar
  • Exclusive pre-departure lounge
  • Priority debarkation
  • Main & specialty restaurant seating time preferences
  • Welcome sparkling wine and fresh fruit
  • Daily delivery of afternoon savories

Veranda Staterooms

Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Relax in a spacious lounge and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets.

Oceanview Staterooms

Inside Staterooms

Please join us on this special GetAway Group cruise from Auckland to Sydney.  Call now to make your reservation.  262.538.2140

We look forward to seeing you on-board!