RECENTLY launched Melbourne-based online cruise holiday operator, International Cruise, has combined it expertise with rail specialist, International Rail, to release a scenic inspired sail and rail journey across New Zealand taking in some of the most beautiful landscapes our neighbour has to offer.
The modern Celebrity Solstice departs Sydney on February 5, 2017 with a day visit to Melbourne before crossing the ditch to begin an extensive cruise tour of New Zealand. All the highlights are included such as the three ‘Sounds’ , Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga and Bay of Islands before reaching your final destination, Auckland.
From here the land touring begins with three days to explore Auckland then enjoy the first scenic rail journey aboard the Northern Explorer to Wellington where you will join a ferry crossing to the south island. Board the Coastal Pacific train and take in the spectacular coastline famous for whale and dolphin viewings. The final rail experience is a day trip to Greymouth on the TranzAlphine train along the Southern Alps.
The 19-day package is priced from $3875 per person twin share and includes 12-nights cruise accommodation, main meals and entertainment on-board, a three-day Scenic Rail Pass with six nights’ accommodation in four star hotels, ground transportation and port taxes and government charges and ship gratuities. To secure this great value price, package must be booked by October 31.