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Asia Pacific Cruise - 37 Night Stay & Cruise Package (CMV11728)

Join Columbus for 33 spectacular nights of Australasian cruising from Auckland to Hong Kong!

Tour Departure: Feb 19, 2020


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Highlights

Join Columbus for 33 spectacular nights of Australasian cruising from Auckland to Hong Kong!

Inclusions:

37 Night Package Includes:
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at the  Crowne Plaza Auckland, including breakfast
  • 33 night cruise from Auckland to Hong Kong aboard Columbus
  • All on-board meals and entertainment
  • 2 night post-cruise stay at the Panorama Hotel Hong Kong, including breakfast
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout
  • All port charges and government fees

Itinerary

Day 1: Private transfer From Airport to Hotel
Mon 17 Feb 2020
Day 1 - 3: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland is located in the very heart of 'The City of Sails' and is the first choice for holiday makers, leisure travellers and locals alike. The hotel is superbly positioned in the entertainment and shopping hub of Auckland City. It is only a short stroll to Queen Street, Aotea Convention Centre, Sky Tower and the Viaduct Basin, Wynyard Quarter. Due to its unique design, the accommodation rooms start from level 16, ensuring many guest rooms provide excellent views over downtown Auckland. Situated on higher levels, Deluxe rooms feature extra luxuries such as duvets, plush bathrobes, a coffee capsule machine, complimentary mineral water and premium bathroom amenities. The hotel boasts a top floor club lounge with magnificent views over Auckland with 43 Club rooms and suites.

Mon 17 Feb 2020
Day 3: Private transfer Hotel to Port
Wed 19 Feb 2020
Day 3: Auckland
Auckland is an archaeological wonder with two ancient rainforest covered mountain ranges. A blend of Polynesian culture and modern city environment has created a lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world.
Wed 19 Feb 2020
Depart 6:30 PM
Day 4: At Sea
Thu 20 Feb 2020
Day 5: Wellington
The cultural capital of New Zealand, Wellington is home to an astonishing number of art galleries, libraries and museums. Begin taking in this compact city with a ride on the Kelburn Cable Car to the top of the Botanical Gardens. Te Papa Tangarewa museum provides an insight into the country’s people and culture.
Fri 21 Feb 2020
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 6: At Sea
Sat 22 Feb 2020
Day 7: At Sea
Sun 23 Feb 2020
Day 8: At Sea
Mon 24 Feb 2020
Day 9: Sydney
Approached through its striking harbour with the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney is Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. Explore the sites around the harbour where you’ll find the Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The narrow streets and alleyways of this area contain many historic buildings, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Tue 25 Feb 2020
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Day 10: At Sea
Wed 26 Feb 2020
Day 11: At Sea
Thu 27 Feb 2020
Day 12: Airlie Beach
After the hustle and bustle of Sydney relax in stunning Airlie Beach, the Heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a sailor’s paradise. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional tour to the Whitsunday Isles with its white beaches, clear aquamarine waters and abundant marine life.
Fri 28 Feb 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 13: At Sea
Sat 29 Feb 2020
Day 14: Yorkeys Knob
Yorkey’s Knob (giggle once and move on) is a beach suburb of Cairns in North Queensland where you’ll find your own piece of paradise on the large expanse of golden palm-fringed beach. From nearby Cairns is a not to be missed the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef or discover the amazing World Heritage Rainforest.
Sun 1 Mar 2020
5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 15: At Sea
Mon 2 Mar 2020
Day 16: At Sea
Tue 3 Mar 2020
Day 17: At Sea
Wed 4 Mar 2020
Day 18: Madang
Nestled in the north of Papua New Guinea, the coast surrounding Madang is idyllic with crystal clear waters and beautiful volcanic islands dotted off the shore. Be sure to take time to appreciate this beautiful paradise, your last chance to enjoy the best of the South Pacific before sailing back over the equator to the Northern Hemisphere.
Thu 5 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 19: At Sea
Fri 6 Mar 2020
Day 20: At Sea
Sat 7 Mar 2020
Day 21: At Sea
Sun 8 Mar 2020
Day 22: At Sea
Mon 9 Mar 2020
Day 23: At Sea
Tue 10 Mar 2020
Day 24: At Sea
Wed 11 Mar 2020
Day 25: Yokohama
Travel about an hour north of the port of Yokohama to experience the frenetic energy and bright lights of Japan’s capital, Tokyo. While the city is one of the most densely populated in the world, and is constantly evolving, it is also deeply rooted in its traditions and has areas of calm amidst the rush hour crush.
Thu 12 Mar 2020
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 26: At Sea
Fri 13 Mar 2020
Day 27: Kagoshima
Located at the southerly tip of Japan, Kagoshima is often compared with its Italian sister city of Naples due to its similar climate and palm tree-lined streets. The Senganen Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers beautiful Japanese style landscaped gardens with views over the striking Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay.
Sat 14 Mar 2020
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 28: At Sea
Sun 15 Mar 2020
Day 29: At Sea
Mon 16 Mar 2020
Day 30: Tianjin
Beijing is the perfect mix of ancient Chinese culture, modern architecture and commercial innovation. The cultural heart of China, few places on earth can compare to Beijing for historical interest. A visit to any of its six UNESCO World Heritage Sites should be a must including the Forbidden City and the Chinese Imperial Palace, which was the heart of Chinese rule.
Tue 17 Mar 2020
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 31: At Sea
Wed 18 Mar 2020
Day 32: At Sea
Thu 19 Mar 2020
Day 33: Shanghai
Sitting majestically at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is China’s most cosmopolitan city. It has a mind-blowing, ancient past which is displayed in a wealth of museums and temples. A visit to the Art and History Museum, China’s premier museum and home to priceless collections and life-sized terracotta figures from the third century B.C., is an absolute must.
Fri 20 Mar 2020
Arrive 1:00 AM
Day 34: Shanghai
Sitting majestically at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is China’s most cosmopolitan city. It has a mind-blowing, ancient past which is displayed in a wealth of museums and temples. A visit to the Art and History Museum, China’s premier museum and home to priceless collections and life-sized terracotta figures from the third century B.C., is an absolute must.
Sat 21 Mar 2020
Depart 1:30 AM
Day 35: At Sea
Sun 22 Mar 2020
Day 36: Hong Kong
The city boasts a vibrant cultural scene that features the influences of its Chinese roots and colonial connections. Take the tram up to Victoria Peak where you’ll get a spectacular 360-degree view of the island. Board one of Hong Kong’s fabled sampan boats for a cruise through the bustling harbour. In Kowloon see the Chi Lin Nunnery, Nan Lian Garden and bustling Nathan Road.
Mon 23 Mar 2020
Arrive 10:30 AM
Day 36: Private transfer from port to hotel

Supplement charge will apply for pickups between 22:00-06:00.

Mon 23 Mar 2020
Day 36 - 38: Panorama Hotel

Set in the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district, the Hotel Panorama Hong Kong overlooks Victoria Harbour. It's a 4 minute walk from the Tsim Sha Tsui metro stop. With floor to ceiling windows and city or harbour views, rooms have free WiFi, flat screen TV's and tea and coffee making facilities. Amenities include an elegant bar/restaurant and a bakery, as well as a rooftop garden and an exercise room.

Mon 23 Mar 2020
Day 38: Private transfer from hotel to airport

Supplement charge will apply for pickups between 22:00-06:00.

Wed 25 Mar 2020
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.

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