Down Under Aboard Silver Muse - Australia & New Zealand
Sydney to Auckland
Trip Details

Experience

Trip Dates

Mar 03, 2020 until Mar 17, 2020
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From $7,830.00 per person
15 Days / 14 Nights

Price Details

Additional upgrades available, contact your Admiral Travel Advisor for more details (941) 951-1801

PLEASE NOTE: 

Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.
Founder’s Journey guests are invited to join our select Founder’s Journey Loyalty Program debuting in 2020.  More details to be announced January 2020.
Starting in 2021, Luggage Concierge Service will be included on the outbound segment, so that we can be certain your luggage will arrive with no delays.


Inclusions: 

  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities

Trip Overview

Consistently rated among the "world's most liveable cities", spend an overnight in Melbourne to see what all the fuss is about. Venture onward to Tasmania, Australia’s cuter, sexier, little sister before arriving in the Land of the Long White Cloud as it is known in Maori. Drenched in stunning scenery the imposing fiords, the volcanic landscapes and the plethora of wildlife espousing the shores are simply stunning.

6005 - Sydney to Auckland


Should you wish to enjoy extra time in Sydney or would like to extend your journey to fully experience the Great Barrier Reef prior to our Silversea Cruise, the Admiral Travel team recommends several luxury accommodations.*

Qualia, Great Barrier Reef
Starting at $1,400 per night (AUD), based on a 2-3 night stay.
Click here to view pricing and Virtuoso amenities.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Starting at $430 per night (AUD), based on a 2-night stay.
Click here to view pricing and Virtuoso amenities.

Intercontinental Sydney
Starting at $510 per night (AUD)
Click here to view pricing and Virtuoso amenities.
 
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Starting at $340 per night (AUD)
Click here to view pricing and Virtuoso amenities.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
Starting at $1,250 per night (AUD).
 
Lizard Island
Starting at $1,969 per night (AUD).

*Subject to change.
 

Featured Hosts

Ryan & Malaka Hilton

Ryan & Malaka Hilton

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Silversea

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Itinerary

  1. March 3, 2020: Sydney
    Sydney belongs to the exclusive club of cities that generate excitement. At the end of a marathon flight there's renewed vitality in the cabin as the plane circles the city, where thousands of yachts are suspended on the dark water and the sails of the Opera House glisten in the distance. Blessed with dazzling beaches and a sunny climate, Sydney is among the most beautiful cities on the planet.With 4.6 million people, Sydney is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia.

  2. March 4, 2020: Day at Sea
    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

  3. March 5, 2020: Melbourne
    Consistently rated among the "world's most livable cities" in quality-of-life surveys, Melbourne is built on a coastal plain at the top of the giant horseshoe of Port Phillip Bay. The city center is an orderly grid of streets where the state parliament, banks, multinational corporations, and splendid Victorian buildings that sprang up in the wake of the gold rush now stand. This is Melbourne's heart, which you can explore at a leisurely pace in a couple of days.

  4. March 6, 2020: Burnie
    Burnie overlooks Emu Bay, on the north-west coast. This proudly industrial city is Australia’s fifth largest container port and a vibrant place to visit. Burnie was once surrounded by dense rainforest, but this has slowly disappeared, while fortunes were made felling and milling timber. The paper and pulp mill on the city’s outskirts operated from 1938 to 1998. Burnie was first explored by Bass and Flinders and was known as Emu Bay when it was settled by the Van Diemen’s Land Company in 1827. Today, Burnie has a population of almost 19,000.

  5. March 7, 2020: Hobart (Tasmania) 
    Straddling the Derwent River at the foot of Mt. Wellington's forested slopes, Hobart was founded as a penal settlement in 1803. It's the second-oldest city in the country after Sydney, and it certainly rivals its mainland counterpart as Australia's most beautiful state capital. Close-set colonial brick-and-sandstone shops and homes line the narrow, quiet streets, creating a genteel setting for this historic city of 215,000. Life revolves around the broad Derwent River port, one of the deepest harbors in the world.

     

     

  6. March 8, 2020: Day at Sea
    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

  7. March 9, 2020: Cruising Milford Sound
    New Zealand fiord country along with Fiordland National Park is one of New Zealand's premier attractions. Incredibly beautiful, wild and remote, the region is an intriguing combination of rugged mountain ranges, dense rainforest, solitary alpine lakes, sparkling rivers and splashing waterfalls. Much of Fiordland is virtually unexplored wilderness and still the habitat of rare birds. As the ship cruises the beautiful Doubtful, Dusky and Milford Sounds, experience the majestic fiordland of South Island's western coast.

  8. March 10, 2020: Cruising Doubtful Sound

  9. March 11, 2020: Cruising Dusky Sound
    Despite being discovered by Cook more than 240 years ago, Dusky Sound is one of the few truly untouched destinations left on earth. Found on the southwest corner of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, Dusky Sound has the auspicious title of “titanic mason” given to it by the Maoris, as no other explanation seems to fit; it is almost impossible to comprehend the sheer breadth of geological events that created this seemingly perfect sculpture, as the sheer cliffs that rise vertically upward from the ocean dwarf the ship.

  10. March 12, 2020:Day at Sea
    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

  11. March 13, 2020: Dunedin (Port Chalmers) 
    European whaling ships first called at Otago Province during the early decades of the 1800s, yielding a mixed response from the native Māori. In 1848 Dunedin was settled, and by the mid-1860s the city was the economic hub of the Otago gold rush. Dunedin's historical wealth endures in such institutions as the University of Otago, the oldest in the country. But if any region can bring out the bird-watcher in you, this is it; the area is home to the Royal Albatross and yellow-eyed penguins.

  12. March 14, 2020: Lyttelton (Christchurch)
    Your initial impression of Christchurch will likely be one of a genteel, green city. Joggers loop through shady Hagley Park, and punters ply the narrow Avon River, which bubbles between banks lined with willows and oaks. With a population approaching 350,000, Christchurch is the largest South Island city, and the second-largest in the country. It is also the forward supply depot for the main U.S. Antarctic base at McMurdo Sound. The face of Christchurch is changing rapidly, fueled by both internal and international immigration.

  13. March 15, 2020: Picton
    The maritime township of Picton (population 4,000) lies at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is the arrival point for ferries from the North Island, as well as a growing number of international cruise ships. It plays a major role in providing services and transport by water taxi to a multitude of remote communities in the vast area of islands, peninsulas, and waterways that make up the Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park. There's plenty to do in town, with crafts markets in summer, historical sights to see, and walking tracks to scenic lookouts over the sounds.

  14. March 16, 2020: Day at Sea
    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

  15. March 17, 2020: Auckland
    Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour—a Māori word meaning sparkling waters—which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found "mucking around in boats."Not surprisingly, Auckland has some 70,000 boats. About one in four households in Auckland has a seacraft of some kind, and there are 102 beaches within an hour's drive; during the week many are quite empty.

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