20-night Tasman & Pacific Gems Voyage

Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
Ship:
Insignia
Destination:
Sydney/Papeete
Departure Date:
5/9/2018
Length:
20
Offer ID:
1240981
from
$4999


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Oceania Cruises' acclaimed Insignia has undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation to create a virtually new ship that is both sleek and elegantly charming. Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, and custom stone and tile work. Her lounges, suites, and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Insignia offers every luxury you may expect on board one of Oceania's stylish ships. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants; a world-class fitness center and spa, eight lounges and bars; a casino, and 342 lavish suites and staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 684 guests to pamper, the 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing.

Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Sydney
5/9/2018
5/9/2018 6:00:00 PM

Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.


Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:


1. Explore the historic Rocks

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.


2. Hit the world-famous harbour

Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.


3. Visit Manly on the ferry

Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.


4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington

Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.


5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.

At Sea
5/10/2018
5/10/2018

No information currently available.

Melbourne
5/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
5/11/2018 6:00:00 PM

Melbourne

Melbourne is a maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. Here you can soak up culture, hit the sporting grounds, taste the dynamic food and wine scene, dance til dawn or wander the parks and leafy boulevards. Visit Federation Square, the city's landmark cultural space, and enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade. Shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. Wander Southbank's cafes, bistros and bars and get a world tour of cuisines in Carlton, Richmond and Fitzroy. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and cheer with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Five Must-Have Melbourne Experiences:


1. Shop till you drop

Bag a bargain at the Rose Street Artist's Market and browse the funky boutiques on Brunswick Street. Buy designer labels such as Akira Isogawa and Zimmerman on Chapel Street in Prahran or in the historic Melbourne General Post Office, which covers an entire city block. For everything from fashion to furnishings at fantastic value, visit Bridge Road in Richmond. Melbourne is a shopper's haven, offering eclectic boutiques, high-end fashion, funky homeware stores and European style piazzas in the city's arcades and hidden laneways.


2. Bar hop and dance till dawn

Sip a cocktail in a converted sea container in Chinatown, enjoy a sunset beer in a St Kilda pub or listen to cabaret in lush retro surroundings in jazz bars in the city. Linger over exquisite tapas and exotic wine in a Little Collins Street bar and mingle in a pink parlour with fake grass in Bourke Street. You can party from dusk in the bars of Brunswick Street. Or dance till dawn in bars in the city's lantern-lit laneways, secret apart from the spill of coloured light under heavy brass doors.


3. Get into the gourmet goodness

Let the aroma of good coffee waft over you in Melbourne's gothic European laneways. The city is famous for its coffee and old-world café culture but there's so much more to explore. Once you've downed a 'short black' or taken an afternoon aperitif, try tea in a nineteenth-century hotel or salivate over your silver spoon in acclaimed restaurants like Nobu, Botanical and Becco. Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood at the Queen Victoria Market on a Saturday, known for its bustling crowds and buskers. Try out the restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars in Southbank or Federation Square. Make your way around Melbourne's multicultural cosmos of cuisines: Carlton for Italian classics, Richmond for budget-friendly Vietnamese and Fitzroy for Spanish tapas.


4. Fill up on culture

See a performance by the Australian Ballet, which is based here in Australia's cultural capital. Or enjoy a dazzling musical at the Princess Theatre. Browse the Southern Hemisphere's best collection of international art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Or visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square, a landmark cultural 'space' for Melbournians. Challenge yourself with the creative collections in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank. To learn more about Melbourne's Aboriginal cultural heritage, see contemporary and dreamtime art or take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens.


5. Go sports mad

Cheer for an Australian Rules Football game with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground over winter. Go cricket mad in summer, when the city hosts the Ashes and one day internationals. Or join the huge crowds watching the Australian Tennis Open at Melbourne Park. Rev heads head to Melbourne in March for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Albert Park. And whether you are a racing fan or just a casual punter, you won't want to miss the Melbourne Cup - the world's richest horse race on the first Tuesday in November.

Burnie, Tasmania
5/12/2018 9:00:00 AM
5/12/2018 6:00:00 PM

Burnie is situated on Emu Bay at the mouth of the Emu River on the northern coast of Tasmania. Established in 1829 as Emu Bay Settlement, the settlement was renamed as a town in 1866. Burnie is served by the Sydney-Tasmania ferry and is the commercial centre for northwestern Tasmania. Nearby is Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park, incorporating Cradle Mountain itself with its lava peak rising to 5,069 feet.

At Sea
5/13/2018
5/13/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/14/2018
5/14/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/15/2018
5/15/2018

No information currently available.

Picton
Suggested Private Excursion
5/16/2018 8:00:00 AM
5/16/2018 4:00:00 PM

Picton, located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, is the starting point into South Island. The surrounding area is renowned for its spectacular seascapes. Picton makes an ideal base for an exploration of the Marlborough Sounds. Today, large areas of the Sound are protected as the Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park. Cruising these waterways is the best way to get a close look at the many secluded bays and bush-clad headlands that make up the park. Excursions inland travel to the heart of a major wine growing region. Marlborough's wines have an international reputation for excellence and the vineyards around Blenheim offer some exclusive vintages that may be difficult to obtain elsewhere. Other sights include Picton Whaling Museum and the Edwin Fox Center.

Suggested Private Excursions

Picton - 6 hrs - The Food Source Helicopter Excursion

Napier
Suggested Private Excursion
5/17/2018 8:00:00 AM
5/17/2018 4:00:00 PM

The twin cities of Napier and Hastings, located within the region of Hawke's Bay on the East Coast of new Zealand's North Island, are quite unique. The area is blessed with a Californian-Mediterranean climate, boasting one of the highest sunshine averages in the country. The area is also dotted with colourful vineyards and orchards, with some of the most fertile farmland you will see.
In 1931 a two and a half minute earthquake destroyed the city of Napier. Rebuilding began almost immediately in the architectural style of the time - Art Deco. Napier is now classed as the newest city in the world, offering a marvellous, world-renown, collection of Art Deco buildings. Among the attractions in the area are the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers, the Hawke's Bay Aquarium, the Spanish Mission and Art Deco architecture, gardens and bush walks.

Suggested Private Excursions

Napier - 8 hrs - Golf & Spa at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Tauranga
Suggested Private Excursion
5/18/2018 10:00:00 AM
5/18/2018 8:00:00 PM

Tauranga is the principal city of the Bay of Plenty. Well-planned parks and gardens were left by 19th century missionaries for today’s residents and visitors to enjoy. Sprawling along the sweeping bay, Tauranga is a popular summer resort. Visit the mission house and walk around the 1860s campsite of the military, situated on a cliff overlooking the harbor. Other attractions include the Waitomo Caves, a vast underground network of water-sculpted, cathedral-like limestone grottoes, big-game fishing and scuba diving, and spectacular flightseeing excursions over White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano. The area of the Bay of Plenty is blessed with a good climate and fine beaches. Other sights include Monmouth Redoubt, The Strand, and Mount Maunganui.

Suggested Private Excursions

Tauranga - 7 hrs - Mountain Biking and White Water Rafting Adventure

Tauranga - 4 hrs - Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tour

Tauranga - 7 hrs - White Island and Mount Tarawera Helicopter Safari and Hangi Excursion

Auckland
Suggested Private Excursion
5/19/2018 8:00:00 AM
5/19/2018 6:00:00 PM

Auckland is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world, with the cosmopolitan city centre complemented by great escapes within half an hour of downtown. Indulge in Auckland's shopping, nightlife and unrivalled cuisine and experience some of the many attractions and adventure activities on offer. There is never a shortage of things to do in the City of Sails. Sights to see include Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Zoo, and Museum of Transport and Technology.

Suggested Private Excursions

Auckland - 7 hrs - West Coast Excursion

Auckland - 8 hrs- Wine and Food Tour on Waiheke Island

At Sea
5/20/2018
5/20/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/21/2018
5/21/2018

No information currently available.

Nuku'alofa
5/22/2018 10:00:00 AM
5/22/2018 7:00:00 PM

Nuku'alofa, the capital and largest town of Tonga is on the north coast of Tongatapu Island in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is the island's chief port and principal economic, administrative, and tourist centre. The red-roofed Royal Palace (1865-1867) on the waterfront, is a major landmark. In 1643 the Dutch navigator Abel Janszoon Tasman landed here.

Cross International Dateline
5/23/2018
5/23/2018

Travel across the International Dateline and step forward or backward in time one day.

Pago Pago
5/23/2018 8:00:00 AM
5/23/2018 5:00:00 PM

Pago Pago, the town and capital of American Samoa, is on the Southern shore of Tutuila island. Pago Pago has an excellent, landlocked harbor.

At Sea
5/24/2018
5/24/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/25/2018
5/25/2018

No information currently available.

Bora Bora
5/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
5/26/2018

Bora Bora is considered one of the most romantic places anywhere. Dominant from the moment of arrival are majestic Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia, two towering volcanic peaks of black rock jutting out of the center of the emerald-green island. Often shrouded in clouds, these landmarks take on mysterious and mythical qualities. Off-road excursions, bicycling, and hiking into this wild beauty reveal incredible panoramas and valleys. Hundreds of brilliantly-colored fish, intricate gardens, and clear water also create some of the very best undersea worlds. For an exhilarating expedition, swim with and watch local divers feed small, non-dangerous lagoon sharks. Bora Bora has several ancient temples and authentic Polynesian villages. There are also some reminders of World War II with a number of cannon emplacements left behind by the U.S. Navy.

Bora Bora
5/27/2018
5/27/2018 5:00:00 PM

Bora Bora is considered one of the most romantic places anywhere. Dominant from the moment of arrival are majestic Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia, two towering volcanic peaks of black rock jutting out of the center of the emerald-green island. Often shrouded in clouds, these landmarks take on mysterious and mythical qualities. Off-road excursions, bicycling, and hiking into this wild beauty reveal incredible panoramas and valleys. Hundreds of brilliantly-colored fish, intricate gardens, and clear water also create some of the very best undersea worlds. For an exhilarating expedition, swim with and watch local divers feed small, non-dangerous lagoon sharks. Bora Bora has several ancient temples and authentic Polynesian villages. There are also some reminders of World War II with a number of cannon emplacements left behind by the U.S. Navy.

Papeete
5/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
5/28/2018

Papeete, the modern and bustling capital of Tahiti and Her Islands, contains
government offices, Gendarmerie, hospitals and clinics, banks and many other
services dedicated to serving the population of the islands as well as tourists
who come for a life-enriching experience to these magical islands.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Inside Cruise Only Price  
G - Inside Stateroom

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$4999
F - Inside Stateroom

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$5199
Obstructed View Cruise Only Price  
E - Ocean View Stateroom

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$5499
Porthole Cruise Only Price  
D - Ocean View Stateroom

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$5699
Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
C2 - Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$6299
C1 - Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$6399
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
B2 - Veranda Stateroom

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$7299
B1 - Veranda Stateroom

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$7399
A3 - Concierge Level Veranda

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$7699
A2 - Concierge Level Veranda

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$7799
A1 - Concierge Level Veranda

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$7999
Suite Cruise Only Price  
PH3 - Penthouse Suite

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$9899
PH2 - Penthouse Suite

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$10099
PH1 - Penthouse Suite

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$10499
VS - Vista Suite

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$12999
OS - Owner's Suite

Pre-Paid Gratuities

$14999

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Departure Date:
5/9/2018
Number of Nights
20
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Every suite and stateroom features the Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive
  • FREE dining at all specialty restaurants
  • FREE and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
    • FREE and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar
  • 24-hour Butler service in all suites
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Bulgari amenities
  • FREE room service menu 24 hours a day
  • Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service
  • Free shuttle service from ship to city center in many ports of call - a daily value of up to $50 per guest
  • Free and unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub® private Spa Terrace for Concierge Level Staterooms and Suites
  • Free concierge service
  • Free gourmet canapés served daily in suites, bars and lounges
  • Free cocktail parties hosted by the captain and senior officer
Available Addons:

Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Pre or post cruise hotel stay.

Remarks:

Fares are quoted in U.S. Dollars, are per person and are based on double occupancy. Fares do not include pre-paid charges, personal charges or optional facilities and services fees, as those terms are clearly defined in the Guest Ticket/Contract. Also not included are shore excursions, meals ashore, baggage handling, gratuities, beverages not part of the regular menu, laundry service and other onboard amenities and services, including spa and medical treatments, unless otherwise indicated.


Deposit and Payments | Around The World Cruise
The per person deposit required to secure your Around the World Cruise is 20% of the applicable cruise fare for all suites and staterooms and must be received within seven days of booking. Final balance due must be received no later than 181 days prior to cruise departure, together with passport details and any special onboard service requests; otherwise, booking may be subject to immediate cancellation and any applicable penalties.

Offer ID:
1240981

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Company Info

San Simeon Travel
1253 Knollwood Circle
Suite 102
Cambria, CA 93428
805.927.4696
800-266-3359
 
2005-719-40