Cruise New Zealand in style aboard the Queen Elizabeth

Jun 04, 2023
If you're looking for a new way to experience New Zealand, an elegant cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth is a unique way to do so.

Being so close to home, New Zealand is a popular overseas holiday destination. No doubt you’ve made a few trips across the ditch to explore the raw beauty of the landscape and immerse yourself in the local culture. 

One truly unique and remarkable way to explore the charm of New Zealand is aboard the Queen Elizabeth. This regal lady of the sea is an experience in and of itself. From white-gloved waiters serving you high tea, to the decadent three-deck-high lobby with its grand staircase, cruising onboard the Queen Elizabeth is more than just a “VIP” experience from the minute you step aboard. 

Experiences aboard the ship

When you’re not busy taking in the breathtaking scenery of New Zealand’s coast, you can immerse yourself in royal treatment aboard the Queen Elizabeth, where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the golden age era of cruising.

Surrounded by the ship’s elegant art deco design, you’ll be treated to daily Afternoon Tea where you’re serenaded by a live string trio while sipping tea and nibbling delectable freshly cut cucumber sandwiches, scones and pastries, all served to you on silver trays by white-gloved waiters. 

Known for her opulence, the Queen Elizabeth’s splendour doesn’t stop short of the onboard entertainment. Witness scenes straight out the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as the ship transforms for its signature Gala Evening reminiscent of the glamour and glitz of 1920s Hollywood.

After receiving hand-delivered invitations to your Stateroom, watch as guests pour out of their rooms dressed to the nines in their finest black tie attire. And don’t forget about the West End-style productions or abridged Shakespeare performances you can attend throughout your journey at the three-tier, 850-seat Royal Court Theatre.  

Sydney to New Zealand aboard the Queen Elizabeth

If you’re keen on a longer cruise to really soak up the opulence of the ship and the serenity of Zealand’s natural wonders, this 14-night cruise is a great way to tick the VIP experience off your bucket list. 

On an easy return trip from Sydney from $4,699 per person, you’ll float through the stunning waters of the Fiordland National Park and experience a scenic cruise through the serenity of the Dusky Sound, as well as stops at some unforgettable ports such as: 

  • Bay of Isles
  • Auckland
  • Napier
  • Dunedin
  • Eden (Au)

If you’re looking to make this journey even more memorable, set sail over Christmas and the New Year to celebrate the holidays in nostalgic style. From $5,049 per person, not only will you be treated to extravagance for the holidays, you’ll get to have a scenic cruise of the magnificent Milford Sound.

This Sydney round trip aboard the Queen Elizabeth can also be shortened to a 12-night journey from $2,199 per person, which includes a scenic cruise to the beautiful Fiordland National Park and includes a stop in Wellington.

Melbourne to New Zealand on the Queen Elizabeth

Similar to the Sydney round trip, this 14-night return cruise from Melbourne to New Zealand includes all the same port stops, with the inclusion of Tauranga and Wellington, leaving more time for port activities. 

Secure your spot in a twin share from $1,749 per person and sip your Afternoon Tea fit for a queen as you sail the seas around New Zealand. 

Ready to experience New Zealand in luxury? Book now through Travel at 60, the over-60 travel experts or call on 1300 414 198 (for the cost of a local call anywhere within Australia).

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