Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand

December 28, 2019 to January 15, 2020

Joe will be your host again on this spectacular cruise down under aboard the fabulous Ruby Princess. Visit picturesque New Zealand cities, cruise by the Fjordland National Park, stop in Tasmania, see Melbourne, and leave the ship in Sydney. Cruise only prices start at only $2289 per person (double occupancy). Air from SFO with two nights hotel in Sydney approximately about $2,700pp with transportation from the Monterey Peninsula!

Join Joe Shammas on the beautiful Ruby Princess and
explore the wonders down under from Auckland to Sydney!

  • Tauranga
  • Wellington
  • Picton
  • Akaroa
  • Dunedin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney with sightseeing


Fourteen Day Cruise, Eight Ports, Two Countries, and two nights in Sydney

Ruby Princess offers attentive service from its friendly staff and an array of entertainment options. You will enjoy every day on your home away from home.

Transportation from Monterey and air from San Francisco included!


Special Price

MD – Minisuite


BB – Balcony Cabin


OF – Window Cabin


ID – Inside Cabin


Itinerary at a Glance

Saturday, December 28

Depart from the Monterey Peninsula to San Francisco Airport on a private motorcoach and board United flight 917 at 10:45pm. Cross the International Date Line and lose one day.

Monday, December 30

Arrive in Auckland, New Zealand at 8:55am. Meet the Princess representative at the airport and transfer to the Ruby Princess. Sail away at 6:00pm.

Tuesday, December 31

Visit the port of Tauranga, New Zealand from 6:30am to 5:45pm.

Wednesday, January 1

Enjoy the activities on board the Ruby Princess during the day at sea.

Thursday, January 2

Visit Wellington, New Zealand from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

Friday, January 3

Explore Picton, New Zealand from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

Saturday, January 4

Take tenders to see Akaroa, New Zealand from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Sunday, January 5

Arrive in Port Chalmers, close to Dunedin, Zealand, at 8:00am and leave at 6:00pm.

Monday, January 6

Spend the day viewing New Zealand’s Fjordland National Park as you cruise close by.

Tuesday, January 7

Enjoy the many activities and services on board during the day at sea.

Wednesday, January 8

Spend another relaxing day at sea.

Thursday, January 9

Visit Hobart, Australia, on the island of Tasmania from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Friday, January 10

Enjoy your leisure time at sea.

Saturday, January 11

Visit Melbourne, Australia from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Sunday, January 12

Spend your last sea day as you wish.

Monday, January 13

Arrive in Sydney, Australia this morning and proceed to a private motorcoach and guide for a half day of sightseeing around the city before arriving at the Holiday Inn Old Town, where you will spend two nights.

Tuesday, January 14

Spend your free day exploring on your own or take one of several optional tours, such as the Bridge Climb, day tour to the Blue Mountains, or visit the Toronza Zoo for the Wild Australia Experience.

Wednesday, January 15

Transfer in the morning from the hotel to the Sydney Airport for the 1:00pm departure of United flight 870. Gain a day at the International Date Line and arrive in San Francisco at 7:35am on the same date. Meet the private motorcoach for your return to the Monterey Peninsula.

Welcome home!

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, subject to change, and include transportation, hotel and sightseeing in Sydney, port taxes and government fees. Single rates and 3rd and 4th person rates are available. CST#1003488-10

The above rates are our best available group pricing; however, we will always search for the lowest price available at the time of booking! Call today to reserve your space!

Suites and other categories are also available. Please ask us for rates.

Pacific Grove Travel
593 Lighthouse Avenue Pacific Grove, California 93950
(831) 373-0631