directions_boatCruise in Sydney, Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington, Milford Sound & Gisborne

NEW YEAR SALE! 7-night Auckland to Sydney Cruise

Hurry - strictly limited availability at this price!

Book during our New Year sale and secure the lowest fares ever on offer for this itinerary. Cabins at this price are limited, so don't delay - call our Australian travel team today on 1300 414 198!

7 nights
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About this holiday

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GISBORNE - You’ll be in the city that’s the first in the world to see the sun each day – and chances are you’ll be bathed in sunshine your whole stay. Gisborne retains a rural charm and nowhere more so than at its nearby, award-winning vineyards.

This one-way cruise from Auckland to Sydney is the perfect getaway and at an amazingly low price it's hard to pass up! Get in fast as cabins will go fast at these prices! Call our local travel team today on 1300 414 198.

Try a taste (or more) in one of Gisborne’ fine wineries (go for the award-winning chardonnay). You will marvel at this “Art Deco capital” – Napier boasts the largest concentration of inner city Art Déco buildings on the planet. Picton is the gateway to Marlborough region, which is world-renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc wine. Enjoy the natural beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound and savour fresh mussels, clams and salmon, for the ultimate wine and food match. Wellington is the country’s unofficial capital of arts and culture with more restaurants per capita than New York city. Here too you’ll discover the world’s most easily accessible dive wreck.


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  • Sumptuous meals at inclusive restaurants
  • World-class entertainment
  • Access tp beautifully designed leisure facilities
  • Port charges, taxes, and fees
  • Gratuities


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There is perhaps no greater pleasure than a private stateroom balcony – after all, the ocean’s what it’s all about isn’t it? Here you’ll appreciate the incredible comfort you’ll return to following your busy adventures on shore. Exhale, relax and enjoy the stylish setting from which to relish the endless ocean horizon view.
Ship: Explorer Dream

Step aboard this intrepid, new vessel and boldly sail to new horizons and destinations. Embrace the spirit of adventure on the fastest cruise ship in Asia Pacific as you discover the exotic mix of Eastern and Western cultures, lounging in Italian design themed spaces while revelling in the latest world-class entertainment and award-winning Asian cuisines.

Travel dates


Depart Auckland 2 February and arrive in Sydney 9 February 2020

  • Inside: NOW from $645 pp twin share
  • Oceanview: NOW from $849 pp twin share
  • Balcony: NOW from $1,554 pp twin share

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.



Day 1, Sun, 02 Feb: Depart Auckland at 9pm

Day 2, Mon, 03 Feb: Gisborne from 2pm to 10pm

Day 3, Tue, 04 Feb: Wellington from 12pm to 8:30pm

Day 4, Wed, 05 Feb: Dunedin (Port Chambers) from 2:30pm to 10:30pm

Day 5, Thu, 06 Feb: Milford Sound scenic cruising

Day 6, Fri, 07 Feb: At sea

Day 7, Sat, 08 Feb: At sea

Day 8, Sun, 09 Feb: Arrive in Sydney at 6am



Each stateroom will have 2 Chinese 3-pin sockets and remaining will be HKG sockets (UK). All staterooms have USB sockets on each side of the main bed. 

What should to wear:

Smart casual is encouraged at all Food and Beverage outlets at all times. Shorts and slippers are allowed in open pool decks and Lido only. Do remember to bring along appropriate attire for the pool, spa and gym if you wish to use the facilities.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

  • Offer applies to all cabin categories.
  • Cabins are limited for this promotional fare.
  • For Australia and New Zealand residents, all prices include port charges, taxes, and gratuities, but do not include optional land tours, insurance, transport, visa charges and any other incidental charges.
  • Booking is subject to cabin availability and capacity controlled.
  • Dream Cruises reserves the right to withdraw or amend this promotion at any time without further notice.
  • All final prices are to be confirmed upon booking. Please refer to the relevant terms and conditions related to reservation.
  • This offer cannot be backdated nor used in conjunction with any other promotional offers.