Australia & New Zealand

15 Day Cruise from Sydney to Auckland with Viking

From the metropolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney to the natural beauty of coastal New Zealand, guests will explore nine ports of call during this 15-day journey. Sip on famous regional wines, explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Blue Mountains; explore the historic treasures of Dunedin, and capture panoramic...read more

Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Sydney
Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Auckland
Ship Type
Ship Type
Mid-Size Cruise Ship
8
Cruise Departures

Cabin Pricing

Inside Cabin N/A
Oceanview Cabin N/A
Balcony Cabin From $7,755 pp
Suite From $13,672 pp
* Port charges, taxes, and fees included.
Cruise Operated By:
Viking
Viking
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Ship Reviews:
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Cruise Itinerary

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1 Sydney, Australia
Arrive in Sydney and embark your ship. The capital of Australian New South Wales is celebrated for its magnificent natural harbor, the world's largest. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains on the edge of the blue Pacific, Sydney is blessed with a natural setting few cities in the world can rival. Settle in to your veranda stateroom, and explore this culture-rich and much-loved city.
2 Sydney, Australia
Begin your day in the heart of the city, at Sydney Cove. Explore the charming crooked streets of Sydney's historic district of The Rocks, where some houses date back to the early days of European settlement. Or, start off your day touring the bustling fish market with a local chef and taking your 'catch' on board a harbor sightseeing vessel. Fabulous food and wine and good company enhance this scenic outing. You might also explore the natural wonders of the nearby Blue Mountains. Or set out on your own, perhaps strolling to the famed Sydney Opera House on the stunning harbor.
3 Cruise the Gippsland Coast
Cruise the waters off the Australian coast of Gippsland today. This area was once plied by boats piloted by Aboriginal Australians. Today, it is one of the continent's most scenic regions of stunning beaches, old-growth forest and fertile farms. During your relaxing day at sea, you can learn more about Australia during informative lectures, attend a port talk to familiarize yourself with upcoming destinations and enjoy the many amenities on board. Relax in The Spa, browse the onboard art throughout the ship, or settle in the Living Room with a book from your ship's Library.
4 Melbourne, Australia
Discover Melbourne, capital of the Australian state of Victoria. During its heyday, it was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world. Today, you can uncover the cultural and historic treasures of, by some accounts, the most livable city in the world during a tour of its highlights. View the city's stately Victorian-era buildings and visit Fitzroy Gardens, where Cook's Cottage graces the landscape. Constructed in England by the parents of famed explorer Captain Cook, it was deconstructed brick by brick and reassembled here to celebrate the centenary of the city's founding. If you wish, join a visit to see some of Australia's iconic wildlife, such as the koala, wombat, kangaroo and wallaby. Ship will call at Geelong, Victoria on January 9, 2021 instead of Melbourne.
5 Scenic Cruising: Bass Strait
Sail across the Bass Strait today. Named after its discoverer George Bass, the shallow stretch of water separates Tasmania from the Australian continent. Enjoy the Sun Deck or scan the horizon from the Explorers' Lounge for one of the 60 islands that dot the strait. Tonight, try a regional specialty in The Restaurant, or take in a recent movie in one of our three theaters—two indoor and one under the stars on the Main Pool Deck.
6 Tasmania (Hobart), Australia
Explore the fabled island of Tasmania, Australia's smallest state, named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. The capital, Hobart, was founded as a penal colony for some 300 inmates. Today, it is a charming city with a mild climate and a picturesque natural setting on the banks of the Derwent River. Its historic neighborhoods and traditional pubs are best explored on foot. You might wish to tour the former penal colony of Port Arthur, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an open-air museum chronicling the relocation of convicts here by the British Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.
7 Cruise the Tasman Sea
Today, you will begin your crossing of the Tasman Sea. Just as many refer to an Atlantic journey as 'hopping the Pond,' Kiwis and Aussies refer to this voyage as 'crossing the Ditch.' Your day at sea provides the ideal opportunity to read about your upcoming ports in the Library and to perhaps make an appointment at The Salon for a hair treatment, manicure or shave.
8 Scenic Cruising: Foveaux Strait
Enjoy another leisurely day at sea as you cruise past the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island through Foveaux Strait, named after an early lieutenant-governor of New South Wales. Known for its oyster beds, the channel is less than 10 miles wide at its narrowest point and separates Stewart Island from South Island. Learn more about tomorrow's port at tonight's port talk and later enjoy a cocktail over the strains of jazz at Torshavn.
9 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
Call on scenic Port Chalmers today, whose harbor is faced by the hills of the Otago Peninsula. You will visit the region's cultural capital of Dunedin, founded in 1848 by Scottish settlers who gave it the Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Nestled among rolling green hills that drop sharply into the sea, it is one of the best preserved Victorian cities in the world and home to a wealth of Edwardian and Victorian buildings, including the stunning Dunedin Railway Station. You might alternately join an excursion to view one of the world's most accessible albatross rookeries, where you can observe these magnificent birds in their rich natural habitat.
10 Christchurch, New Zealand
Explore the English-flavored city of Christchurch, spread at the feet of the Southern Alps on New Zealand's South Island. Today it is a stunning blend of British charm and natural beauty, with so many green parks that it has been nicknamed the 'Garden City.' See firsthand how the city is creatively preserving its iconic heritage. Visit the Container Mall, a series of stores set up in giant shipping containers, and the Cardboard Cathedral, welcoming worshippers until the Christchurch Cathedral is repaired. You will also visit the lush Christchurch Botanic Gardens, one of the world's most important of its kind. If you wish, explore the International Antarctic Center, where you can experience life in the continent's harsh climate and meet some resident penguins.
11 Wellington, New Zealand
Visit Wellington today, hailed by many as 'the coolest little capital in the world,' brimming with cultural institutions such as the Museum of New Zealand and the National Art Gallery. The political capital of New Zealand enjoys a splendid setting among mountains and the sea. Enjoy a tour of its main sites, including the summit of Mt. Victoria, the Wellington Cathedral and the New Zealand Parliament's four buildings—including Parliament House, a dramatic neoclassical wonder, and the Executive Wing, known as the 'Beehive' for its shape. You will also see the renowned Wellington Botanic Garden, home to the award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Perhaps join our Privileged Access visit to the Museum of New Zealand, or join a city tour fashioned for fans of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
12 Napier, New Zealand
Cruise into Hawke's Bay today, New Zealand's second largest wine-growing region. Disembark to explore Napier's art deco architecture, built after much of the city was destroyed during a 1931 earthquake. Its eclectic mix of 'Main Street' design and art deco flair combine to create a city unlike any other in the world. Take it all in during a city tour, or venture farther afield to sample some of the region's beloved wines at its vineyards or to seek out some of the bay area's abundant birdlife, including the iconic gannet on nearby Cape Kidnappers.
13 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand
Sail into the turquoise waters of the Bay of Plenty to visit the port of Tauranga, watched over by the dramatic Mt. Maunganui, an extinct volcano that helped shape this spectacular region of white-sand beaches and azure waters. Discover the highlights of one of New Zealand's main centers for business and culture. Or, you can explore the thermal region of Rotorua, sacred to the Māori for its bubbling mudpots, spewing geysers, silica terraces and fumaroles.
14 Auckland, New Zealand
Arrive in Auckland, the cultural capital of New Zealand's North Island. Known as the 'City of Sails,' Auckland enjoys a stunning setting between two harbors. This seafaring city has hosted two America's Cup challenges; its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts. During an overnight stay here, you will have ample time to take in this Kiwi city's beauty and history, touring the tree-lined Albert Park and the neoclassical Auckland War Memorial Museum. Cross the harbor bridge to enjoy sweeping views from Bastion Point and pass through Parnell Village, lined with upscale shops and cafés. If you wish, visit the region's wine country this afternoon to sample some of its world-acclaimed vintages.
15 Auckland, New Zealand
Disembark your ship this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Or stay on in Auckland to explore more of this sophisticated and picturesque city.

Viking Orion

Ship Class
Ship Style
Mid-Size Cruise Ship
Passengers
Passengers
930
Crew
Crew
465
97
CDC Score
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Year Launched
Launched
2018
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
N/A
Viking Orion
Viking Orion
Launched in 2018, the Viking Orion is an all-veranda ship, part of a fleet of award winning, state of the art ships incorporating all the comforts & luxuries you would expect from Viking. Read more
The Thinking Person's Cruise
The Thinking Person's Cruise
Viking are destination experts. With no casinos or children on board, you can be assured that the focus is firmly on enrichment and education. Read more
And Relax
And Relax
After a day of exploration or just to enhance the relaxation of a day at sea, the on-board Spa will leave you feeling recharged and revitalized. Read more
Destination Focused Dining
Destination Focused Dining
Viking offer eight on board dining options. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner at no additional charge of fee. Read more
All Inclusive
All Inclusive
Viking proudly includes all that you need and nothing you do not. A variety of features and services valued at $200 per person per day are standard inclusions in your cruise. Read more
Onshore Experiences
Onshore Experiences
Viking include one complimentary shore excursion in every port of call. Enjoy exclusive entry to cultural treasures and seldom-seen collections around the world. Read more

Reviews (3)

15 Day Australia & New Zealand reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 4.3 out of 5
5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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“Japan, Taipei and Hong Kong”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2019 6 Helpful Votes View Photo

The quality of the Viking Orión was stunning. The food was excellent with good variety and choice. The crew were attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The shore excursions were generally informative and interesting. Time on the ship went quickly due to the wide choice of entertainment, talks and topical information provided.

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“Five Star in every respect.”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2019 13 Helpful Votes

This cruise was wonderful. The scenery was spectacular. An included optional excursion was available at every port and the arrangements for these ran like clockwork. Additionally there were a number of optional trips for which there was a charge. The times for these could be booked online pre cruise and so your personal itinerary was created. The cruise catered for approximately 900 passengers and because the ship was extremely well designed with a variety of spaces you never ever felt "crowded"....read more

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“Viking Orion Cruise, ”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2018 29 Helpful Votes

Almost new ship, with very good Penthouse suite, plenty of storage, great bathroom. Destinations were the attraction to book, and very good also, but August September 2018 very hot, especially in Egypt and Jordan, the worry of heat leading to our non-appearance for the Petra excursion. August & September proved to be a bad time for such a cruise and its excursions. Excellent on-board lectures/lecturers. Food OK, but a little below our expectations. Evening entertainment limited. All staff ter...read more

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Thursday 08 Dec 2022 Thursday 22 Dec 2022 Balcony 7,852
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