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34 Nights World
departing from Auckland, New Zealand
Cruise Line Oceania Cruises
Ship Regatta
Departing Mon, 24 Feb 2025
Return Port Singapore, Singapore
Ports of Call Auckland, New Zealand | Rotorua, New Zealand | Gisborne, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Picton, New Zealand |...
Oceania Cruises
Auckland, New Zealand | Rotorua, New Zealand | Gisborne, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Picton, New Zealand | Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Burnie, Tasmania | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday Islands, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Alotau, Papua New Guinea | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | Darwin, Australia | Komodo Island, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Semarang, Java, Indonesia | Singapore, Singapore
Prices starting from
  • Inside
    Oceanview
    Balcony
    Suite
  • $19,460 NZD $572.35 NZD per day
Port charges, taxes, and fees of $5,125 NZD included
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Mon, 24 Feb 2025 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND -- 6:00 pm
    Tue, 25 Feb 2025 ROTORUA (TAURANGA), NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Wed, 26 Feb 2025 GISBORNE, NEW ZEALAND 10:00 am 9:00 pm
    Thu, 27 Feb 2025 NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, 28 Feb 2025 PICTON, NEW ZEALAND -- 8:00 pm
    Sat, 1 Mar 2025 CHRISTCHURCH (LYTTELTON), NEW ZEALAND 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sun, 2 Mar 2025 DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Mon, 3 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE FJORDS OF MILFORD SOUND -- --
    Tue, 4 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE TASMAN SEA -- --
    Wed, 5 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE TASMAN SEA -- --
    Thu, 6 Mar 2025 BURNIE (TASMANIA), AUSTRALIA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, 7 Mar 2025 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 9:00 am --
    Sat, 8 Mar 2025 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -- 4:00 pm
    Sun, 9 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE TASMAN SEA -- --
    Mon, 10 Mar 2025 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 6:00 am 6:00 pm
    Tue, 11 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE TASMAN SEA -- --
    Wed, 12 Mar 2025 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA 7:00 am 7:00 pm
    Thu, 13 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE CORAL SEA -- --
    Fri, 14 Mar 2025 WHITSUNDAY ISLAND (AIRLIE BEACH), AUSTRALIA 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sat, 15 Mar 2025 CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA 10:00 am 7:00 pm
    Sun, 16 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE CORAL SEA -- --
    Mon, 17 Mar 2025 ALOTAU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Tue, 18 Mar 2025 PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA 10:00 am 7:00 pm
    Wed, 19 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE CORAL SEA -- --
    Thu, 20 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE ARAFURA SEA -- --
    Fri, 21 Mar 2025 DARWIN, AUSTRALIA 9:30 am 6:00 pm
    Sat, 22 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE TIMOR SEA -- --
    Sun, 23 Mar 2025 KOMODO, INDONESIA 10:00 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, 24 Mar 2025 BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA -- --
    Tue, 25 Mar 2025 BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA -- 2:00 pm
    Wed, 26 Mar 2025 SURABAYA, INDONESIA 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, 27 Mar 2025 SEMARANG (JAVA), INDONESIA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, 28 Mar 2025 CRUISING THE JAVA SEA -- --
    Sat, 29 Mar 2025 SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE -- --
    Sun, 30 Mar 2025 SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE -- --
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Oceania Cruises
General

Formed in 2002 by luxury cruise industry veterans Frank Del Rio, Joe Watters and Bob Binder, Oceania Cruises is the world's largest upper premium cruise line. The Finest Cuisine at Sea, Destination Specialists and Intimate & Luxurious Ships are the pillars that define Oceania Cruises' five-star product, positioning the line as the cruise company of choice for travelers seeking a truly refined and casually elegant travel experience.

Featuring a fleet of warm and luxurious ships, Oceania Cruises offers an unrivaled vacation experience renowned for its gourmet culinary program inspired by Master Chef Jacques Pépin and its array of destination-rich itineraries spanning the globe. Seasoned world travelers are drawn to Oceania Cruises' diverse voyages, which call on more than 400 ports across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the Americas. Spacious and elegant accommodations aboard the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena and the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera invite guests to explore the world in unparalleled comfort and style.

Core Values
At Oceania Cruises, we do things the R.I.T.E. way - Respect, Integrity, Trust and Excellence are the foundation of all our actions, every day, in everything we do.

Customer Profile
Oceania Cruises appeals to discerning, sophisticated travelers in search of world-class cuisine, unparalleled personal service, a luxurious onboard ambiance and enriching destination experiences.

Mission Statement
Oceania Cruises will provide the highest quality cruise product for mature and discerning travelers by offering the finest culinary experience at sea, authentic destination experiences, and a warm and luxurious ambiance on every voyage. Combining a casually sophisticated onboard experience with the most alluring destinations around the world, we provide our guests with a truly extraordinary travel experience.

Ship
Regatta
Overview

Our acclaimed Regatta has undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation to create a virtually new ship. Sleek and elegantly charming, Regatta is the flagship of the Oceania Cruises fleet. Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Regatta offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness center and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 684 guests to pamper, our 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing.

Casinos At Sea

Casinos At Sea Rewards Program
Welcome to our Casinos At Sea rewards program. Elevate your game and your card status will follow with exclusive perks and privileges. Casinos At Sea reward points can be earned for many benefits, from free play, to complimentary drinks and exciting promotional offers. The more you play, the more you are rewarded.

Earn Casino Points
Getting started is easy. Stop by the casino cage and pick up your Oceania Cruises casino player card and start earning points today, by inserting your player card while playing your favorite slot machines and table games. The more you play, the more you earn!

  • REEL & VIDEO SLOTS - For every $5 coin-in, receive 1 point.
  • VIDEO POKER - For every $10 coin-in, receive 1 point.
  • TABLE GAMES - Points are based on average bet, session play or hands played and game type.

Redeem Casino Points
You've played. You've earned. Now you're ready to redeem. Downloading points for play is quick and easy. Redeem your casino points for play right at your machine by following the on-screen prompts or stop by the casino cage - the choice is yours.

Casino Cash & Credit
Front Money deposits are accepted for gaming in the form of cash, traveler's checks, cashier's checks and wire transfers delivered to us prior to embarkation. All cashier's checks require prior verification.

Cashless Wagering
Charge gaming to your onboard account directly from your game of choice or at the casino cashier, using your stateroom key card. Convenience fees, daily limits and cruise limits apply. Euros may be exchanged at the casino cashier, exchange rates apply. All gaming is in US Dollars.

Credit
Casino Credit is available to all players with an existing reservation. The minimum application amount is $10,000.00 and a personal check is required onboard to activate the credit line. Applications are processed 1 month prior to sailing. The application process is easy and there is no fee to apply.


Bars & Lounges

Martinis
Martinis serves numerous incarnations of this famous cocktail in an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of a private gentleman's club, featuring live piano music.

Grand Bar
Before enjoying a gourmet meal, sample a rare vintage or imbibe your favorite libation as you enjoy spirited conversation with new found friends amid the opulence of the convivial Grand Bar.

Lounge
From headline acts to comedians and magicians to lively jazz ensembles, the Lounge is the center of nightly entertainment aboard Oceania Cruises.

Horizons
An elegant observation lounge with dramatic floor to ceiling windows and a country club casual ambiance, Horizons features our beloved teatime by day and transforms into a sophisticated evening venue by night. Dance the night away to the sounds of a lively musical group and enjoy cocktails with friends at the convivial bar.

Waves Bar
Located in shaded area steps from the swimming pool, Waves Bar offers a wide variety of libations to enhance your poolside experience. A perfect afternoon on the deck with your favorite cocktail or a glass of wine or beer can be further enhanced with a decadent dessert such as a creamy homemade gelato, a made-to-order hot fudge sundae or a thick, hand-dipped milkshake. Nearby, at Waves Grill, chefs grill gourmet burgers, tangy barbecue and succulent seafood to order in the open galley, accompanying them with the side dishes like garden-fresh salads and crispy, hand-cut truffle fries dusted with grated aged parmesan.


Cuisine

The Grand Dining Room
The Grand Dining Room is a study in stateliness, a tribute to the spirit of Europe's marquee 5-star hotel restaurants that inspired its dignified yet convivial ambiance. Handsomely decorated in rich woods, designer tapestry fabrics and oversized armchairs, the expansive dining area exudes classic splendor. Tables are beautifully set with bone china, sparkling Riedel crystal, gleaming silver, and fine cotton linens. Remarkably, as sumptuous as The Grand Dining Room's decor is, guests always feel completely at ease within its grandeur. Much of that is a direct reflection of the formally attired and classically trained wait staff, graciously serving course after course of European-inspired cuisine or delectable alternatives such as light and healthy Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine and gourmet vegan options. And on board Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena signature specials from Jacques and Red Ginger are featured nightly in The Grand Dining Room. As variety is essential, menus change daily with a brilliant choice of at least ten appetizers, soups and salads and twelve entrees at dinner.

The Bistro
Inspired by the family recipes of our Executive Culinary Director, Jacques Pepin, The Bistro invites you to enjoy quintessential French dishes as well as lunchtime favorites and regional specialties during lunch in The Grand Dining Room. The menu features some of Jacques' favorite bistro-style dishes like the crisp salade nic oise and a warm croque-monsieur as well as a rich range of global flavors with Taste of the World selections from Cuba, Mexico, Scandinavia, Italy, Thailand, Morocco and beyond. Daily specials offer even more choices and opportunities to savor a new and different dish or a time-honored classic you crave. Bon appetit!

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations required.

Polo Grill
Polo Grill embodies all the elements of a classic steakhouse, expressing them with timeless reverence. Mindful of tradition, the decor features crisp, white linen tablecloths, dark wood furnishings and supple, high-back, burgundy leather chairs. Each course stands as the very definition of time-honored favorites, most notably the beef dishes, all of which are USDA Prime and dry-aged for 28 days to enhance tenderness and flavor. Succulent seafood dishes such as Grilled Swordfish and Whole Maine Lobster Gratinee are also classics in their own right. The Classic Caesar Salad, too, is prepared according to tradition, tableside and with gusto.

Open for dinner only. Reservations required.

Toscana
In Italian, Toscana means Tuscan, and just as Tuscan cuisine evolved from rich family traditions, many of our recipes originated with the mothers and grandmothers of our own Italian culinary staff. Presented on elegant, custom-designed Versace china, masterfully prepared dishes exemplify the essence of Tuscany and celebrate Italy's culinary passion. Perhaps the evening begins with an appetizer of Octopus Carpaccio with Champagne Vinaigrette or the Artichoke and Parmesan Cheese Timbale with Black Truffle Sauce. Classic dishes from other regions of Northern Italy are featured as well, such as the Minestrone alla Genovese, Lasagne al Forno alla Bolognese and Osso Buco alla Milanese.

Open for dinner only. Reservations required.

Terrace Cafe
Informal and carefree, the Terrace Cafe is wonderfully inviting any time of day--feel free to dine inside or alfresco at one of the shaded teak tables on the terrace. First thing in the morning, enjoy sumptuous breakfast selections. Come lunch, the expansive menu of international-inspired dishes changes entirely, beautifully complemented by flavorful roasted and rotisserie meats and the magic of the pizzeria's oven. Feel free to dine inside or alfresco at one of the shaded teak tables on the terrace. Evenings, the impeccably clad wait staff shines, and the cuisine takes on a more sophisticated flair. Lobster tails and lamb chops are prepared to order, and freshly made hand-cut sushi and sashimi await your selection. Tomorrow, an entirely different series of menus awaits the opportunity to delight you.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations required.

Waves Grill
Sometimes, the ultimate luxury is casual dining on all-American favorites, a style laid-back Waves Grill epitomizes. Located in a spacious, shaded area steps from the swimming pool, Waves Grill offers an extensive and mouthwatering luncheon menu as well as raw, cold-pressed juices, vegan smoothies and healthy energy bowls during breakfast at the new Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar. During lunch, the chefs grill gourmet burgers, tangy barbecue and succulent seafood to order in the open galley, accompanying them with side dishes like garden-fresh salads and crispy, hand-cut truffle fries dusted with grated aged parmesan.

Open for lunch and afternoon dining only. No reservations required.

Afternoon Tea
Few tea times are as anticipated and inspired as ours, a celebratory daily event that irresistibly draws guests to Horizons at four o'clock sharp. As a classical string quartet plays softly in the background, our staff glides through the room presenting bountiful four-tiered pastry carts filled with freshly made finger sandwiches, colorful petits fours, richly textured scones with clotted cream, and wonderfully sinful desserts.

Daily at 4pm. No reservations required.

Baristas
This delightful coffee bar offers java lovers complimentary illy espressos, cappuccinos and lattes prepared by our master baristas, as well as the delicious pastries, finger sandwiches and homemade biscotti that draw so many to Baristas throughout the day.

Open daily until early evening. No reservations required.

Room Service
After a day of enriching shore excursions ashore or various activities onboard, you may dine in the privacy of your suite or stateroom. An extensive Room Service menu is available around the clock. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on your private veranda, as you take in spectacular seascapes.

Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day.


Entertainment & On Board Shows

If you're an arts aficionado, you'll find our entertainment lively and engaging. Evenings aboard can be anything you desire. Marvel at the continuously changing talented guest entertainers as you delight in themed music sets and colorful folkloric shows inspired by your locale. Relax to the classical melodies of the string quartet. Chat with newfound friends over cocktails in Martinis as you enjoy the live piano music. Attend a spectacular production show in the Lounge, dance the night away in Horizons to the sounds of a marvelous musical group or show your talent at karaoke. Bold and crowd-thrilling, nostalgic and upbeat, or intimate and sophisticated - whatever you choose, the night is yours.

Regatta's versatile and talented cast performs the following diverse production shows:

Tuxedo
Tuxedo presents a fresh take on the music of the Rat Pack, the Great American Songbook and the music of legends such as Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra and many more.

Gatsby's
You are invited to a one-night-only floorshow at Gatsby's! This opulent, 1920s-era musical romp features period characters, glittering showgirls, authentic costumes and handcrafted Prohibition-era cocktails served right at the bar.

Good Lovin'
From the soulful sounds of Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to the hot Motown recording era of Frankie Valli and Smokey Robinson, Good Lovin' is an infectious tribute to the irresistible beat, soulful pop and Motown classics of the 1960s.

Get on the Floor and Dance
Get on the Floor and Dance is a tribute to the music of dance and features iconic, hit music from artists like Gloria Estefan, Michael Buble, Christina Aguilera and Brian Setzer.


Life On Board

Experience Regatta
Experience the warm and convivial atmosphere unique to Oceania Cruises: elegance without pretense. Feel wonderfully at home as you meet fellow shipmates, explore the ship and prepare for the fascinating ports of call you will soon discover. Meet friends for cocktails at Martinis and share adventures you enjoyed ashore. Join an afternoon bridge game, or perhaps simply relax by yourself in one of the many private retreats reserved just for you.

The stimulating variety of entertainment options on board our ships continually ensures your interests are piqued. Enjoy an engaging guest lecture by a historian, naturalist or former ambassador eager to share insider knowledge. Relax at a musical performance, perhaps featuring a live pianist, a classical string quartet, a dynamic vocalist or a spectacular headliner. Later, try your luck at the elegant Monte Carlo-style casino or go dancing at Horizons.

Tea Takes Center Stage
A ritual that dates back to 19th century England, afternoon tea is still a cherished tradition the world over. But few tea times are as anticipated and inspired as ours, a celebratory daily event that irresistibly draws guests to Horizons at four o'clock sharp. As a classical string quartet plays softly in the background, our staff glides through the room presenting bountiful four-tiered pastry carts filled with freshly made finger sandwiches, colorful petits fours, richly textured scones with clotted cream, and wonderfully sinful desserts. Of course, a tempting selection of traditional and herbal teas is the essential centerpiece of this splendid afternoon pastime.

Daily at 4pm. No reservations required.

Boutiques
Our three stylish boutiques feature a bounty of items ranging from sundries to designer casual wear. Feel free to browse through our array of duty-free merchandise including fine jewelry, fragrances and Oceania Cruises logo wear.

Library
Enrich your mind in the tranquility of our English-style Library with over 2,000 books and periodicals ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature.

Pool & Sports Deck
On the sparkling Pool Deck, take a refreshing dip in the large heated pool or relax in one of the two whirlpool spas. Plenty of comfortable chaises and luxurious day beds invite you to lounge poolside while you sip your favorite cocktail. For more active pursuits, head to the Sports Deck high atop the ship. As you take in the fantastic views, enjoy some friendly competition on the shuffleboard court or play nine holes of golf on the putting greens.


Aquamar Spa & Vitality Center

Mind, Body & Soul
On a voyage with Oceania Cruises, you not only chart a new course to alluring ports of call but also discover new paths to wellness. Travel stimulates the mind, uplifts the soul and invigorates the body, and the journey is as inspiring as the destination. You naturally enhance your well-being while on board our ships and during explorations ashore because the entire experience nurtures that most cherished gift – your health and vitality.

Beyond The Spa
This holistic approach to well-being is at the very heart of our new Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, which offers a wide array of programs, services and experiences designed to help you live your best life. Of course, rejuvenating spa treatments and healing therapies are an essential part of this philosophy, but Aquamar is far more than a spa. From complimentary fitness classes and plant-based menus on board to excursions in worldwide destinations that reveal timeless wellness practices, Aquamar encourages a lifestyle of health and longevity.

Dining (Cont.)

Afternoon Tea

Few tea times are as anticipated and inspired as ours, a celebratory daily event that irresistibly draws guests to Horizons at four o’clock sharp. As a classical string quartet plays softly in the background, our staff glides through the room presenting bountiful four-tiered pastry carts filled with freshly made finger sandwiches, colorful petits fours, richly textured scones with clotted cream, and wonderfully sinful desserts.

Baristas

This delightful coffee bar offers java lovers complimentary illy® espressos, cappuccinos and lattes prepared by our master baristas, as well as the delicious pastries, finger sandwiches and homemade biscotti that draw so many to Baristas throughout the day.

Room Service

After a day of enriching shore excursions ashore or various activities onboard, you may dine in the privacy of your suite or stateroom. An extensive Room Service menu is available around the clock. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on your private veranda, as you take in spectacular seascapes.

Stay Connected

Oceania @ Sea Computer Center
Stay connected with family and friends or monitor business developments in our 24-hour Internet center, Oceania@Sea. For personalized service, Oceania@Sea is fully-staffed on both sea days (8 a.m. - 7 p.m.) and port days (8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.).

Internet and Phone
Oceania Cruises also offers wireless Internet access throughout the ship, allowing you to connect through your laptop or mobile device. Guests in suites are provided with a laptop. And as an added convenience, guests in all Owner's and Vista Suites will have the use of an iPad throughout the voyage. Beginning in Winter of 2015, guests in Concierge Verandas and Penthouse Suites will enjoy a FREE Internet Package, and guests in Oceania, Vista and Owner's Suites will enjoy FREE Unlimited Internet.

Mail
Letters and postcards with the appropriate postage can be mailed at the Reception Desk. Postage for mail may be purchased at the Reception Desk for a nominal fee. Mail will be collected one hour prior to sailing from each port of call.

Incoming mail or faxes received by the ship on your behalf will be delivered directly to your stateroom.

Wireless Communications Service
Oceania Cruises offers Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) for all GSM mobile phones and GPRS devices such as Blackberry when the ship is at sea.

You can make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and use other data services when the ship is at sea. You will be billed by your mobile phone provider and calls or messages will appear as roaming charges on your bill. While using the WMS service, international maritime roaming rates will apply. Please consult your wireless service provider for detailed rates and service zones.

INTERNET PACKAGE OPTIONS

A variety of internet plans and packages are available, with special offers and complimentary access for select suite and stateroom categories, promotions and Oceania Club levels.

  • A La Carte - For the sparse Internet user, this package is available on a per minute rate.
  • 200-Minute Package - This package offers 200 internet minutes (or equivalent data amount).
  • Unlimited - Consider this package if you require heavy Internet use.

Guests staying in Concierge-Level staterooms and above are eligible for a 10% discount on unlimited and 200-minute Internet packages.


Ship Facts
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Year Refurbished: 2019
  • Gross Tonnage: 30,277
  • Length: 593.7 feet
  • Beam: 83.5 feet
  • Max. Draught: 19.5 feet
  • Stabilizers: Yes
  • Cruising Speed: 18 knots
  • Electric Power or Voltage: 110,220 AC
  • Guest Capacity: 684 (double occupancy)
  • Crew Size: 400
  • Guest-to-Staff Ratio: 1.71 to 1
  • Nationality of Officers: European
  • Nationality of Staff: International
  • Country of Registry: Marshall Islands
Deck Plans
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • A1 Concierge Level Veranda
  • A2 Concierge Level Veranda
  • A3 Concierge Level Veranda
  • B1 Veranda Stateroom
  • B2 Veranda Stateroom
  • C1 Deluxe Ocean View
  • C2 Deluxe Ocean View
  • D Ocean View - D
  • E Ocean View - E
  • F Inside Stateroom
  • G Inside Stateroom
  • OS Owner's Suite
  • PH1 Penthouse Suite
  • PH2 Penthouse Suite
  • PH3 Penthouse Suite
  • S Solo Oceanview
  • VS Vista Suite
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Launderette
  • Obstructed Views
  • Triple with Pullman
  • Elevator
  • Quad with Pullman
  • Connecting Staterooms
  • Restrooms
  • Quad with Sofabed
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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Deck Eleven

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Destination
World
What can you say about going on a cruise around the world? Only in the movies? Only in dreams? Well, in this case reality may just be mimicking art. The trip of a lifetime is available right now.

From one end of this great earth to the other, you''ll travel via the luxury of a cruise ship. Be pampered on board as your home-at-sea makes its way through international waters to far away places.
Ports of Call
Auckland, New Zealand
City Auckland

New Zealand's largest city is draped over seven volcanoes and wrapped around Waitemata Harbour (meaning "sea of sparkling waters" in Maori). Despite its British feel, it is the world's largest Polynesian city. Shop for Polynesian crafts on Queen Street, the main drag. Or from atop Mt. Eden, overlook the "City of Sails," which will host the America's Cup races in 2000.

Rotorua, New Zealand
City Rotorua

Gisborne, New Zealand
City Gisborne

Napier, New Zealand
City Napier

Picton, New Zealand
City Picton

Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand
City Christchurch

New Zealand is such a diverse and dynamic country that you must visit a variety of regions to truly get a taste of the wonder that awaits.Christchurch is a glorious location, full of great restaurants, beautiful beaches, and outstanding museums.The gardens and cultural centers are fantastic, and the greater Christchurch area stretches from the Southern Alps all the way to the Pacific Ocean.The wide array of outdoor activities is one of the best features of Christchurch, and from kayaking to golf, and from sailing to mountain biking, The Mainland has it all.

Dunedin, New Zealand
City Dunedin

Dunedin is actually a collection of small towns, great sights, and enjoyable atmospheres.The flora and wildlife are plentiful, and Dunedin is loaded with wonderful historic buildings and fabulous architecture.

Burnie, Tasmania

Declared a city in 1988, this major deepwater port has an interesting past of ups and downs. Originally established in 1827 as a town to provide service to local farm areas, it remained small until tin was discovered in the 1880s. This lead up to the laying of the Emu Bay Railway which linked Burnie to the west coast mining towns of Zeehan and Rosebery. The mining eventually slowed down, but the town of Burnie continued on with the building of a major paper mil in 1938, which has scaled back its operations since then.

Melbourne, Australia

Australia's "Garden City" rejoices in its greenery, from the Fitzroy Gardens to the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens. Hiding behind the sky-scrapers along the Yarra River are the graceful 19th-century mansions of the city's Gold Rush years. Sample one of the sixty different international cuisines, which make Melbourne the food capital of Australia.

Sydney, Australia
City Sydney

Sydney is Australia''s showcase: the oldest settlement, the largest and most thriving city, the cultural melting pot. It curves around idyllic Port Jackson, where sandstone cliffs and bright islands complement the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Wander the cobbled colonial streets of the historic Rocks quarter, or tour the mansions of Watson''s Bay.

Brisbane, Australia

Nestled between the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, laid-back Brisbane makes the most of its magnificent beaches, offering an ideal blend of Aussie ease and urban energy. Wander in the lush Botanical Gardens, shop in the Queen Street Mall, or enjoy the countless cafes and restaurants along the banks of the Brisbane River.

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Cairns, Australia
City Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef city of Cairns is the northernmost city of Queensland and is located amidst endless stretches of white sandy beach, attracting visitors from around the world. Although Cairns is the scuba-diving capital of the Great Barrier Reef, you can also wander along the Esplanade, with its remarkable views over Trinity Bay, or explore the Heritage Walk with its fascinating insights into the city's history.

Alotau, Papua New Guinea
City Alotau

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
City Port Moresby

Darwin, Australia

Named after evolutionist Charles Darwin, this tropical city on the top end of Australia is a former frontier town with a rough-and-tumble past. Darwin's growth was achieved back in 1871 with the discovery of gold at Pine Creek, and today a number of historic buildings from that era remain. Darwin is also the center of the aboriginal community, the world's oldest culture. From here, you can visit Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site renowned not only for its Australian wildlife but Aboriginal rock art.

Komodo Island, Indonesia
City Komodo

A rare discovery awaits the traveler who ventures onto this remote island of Komodo. Walking through the dense vegetation, hearing and seeing a variety of bird and animal life, you may feel you've landed in another epoch. Indeed, the last vestiges of long-gone dinosaurs survive here, in the form of the legendary, giant lizards called Komodo Dragons.

Bali, Indonesia
City Bali

Known as the "Island of the Gods," Bali is famous for its shimmering beauty and fascinating culture. Hundreds of Hindu temples, towering mountains and verdant rice terraces form a spectacular backdrop to the charm of the Balinese people. Here are mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples, fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who

Semarang, Java, Indonesia
City Semarang

From Semarang, travel through the lush jungles of Java to the astounding temples of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument on earth built in the 8th century. Here view a complex of dramatic carved towers that were forgotten for almost 800 years! Topped by graceful stupas, the winding pathways display carved panels depicting the life of Buddha.

Singapore, Singapore
City Singapore

One of Asia's great success stories, this island republic has merged diverse cultures into a dynamic and thriving nation. Clean, modern and full of green gardens, its neighborhoods reflect the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arab and European backgrounds of its past. After sampling the legendary shopping, retire to Raffles Hotel's famous bar and toast Maugham, Kipling and Noel Coward with a Singapore Sling.

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