Plan ahead and save on ultra luxury 2021-22 Xmas-New Year cruises around Australia’s coast

Instead of spending thousands of dollars for one or two nights in a luxury harbourside hotel to see the 2021 New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney, Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has released live-it-up-at-sea Christmas and New Year packages for December, 2021, which offer far better value and dress circle positions actually on Sydney Harbour to see the spectacle.

Offered exclusively by Cruise Traveller, the festive, ultra-luxe fly, cruise and stay packages with premium lines, Crystal, Azamara and Hapag-Lloyd, offer earlybird bonuses including free flights and savings of almost A$14,000 per couple. They also include the chance to celebrate Christmas at sea – with carols, Yuletide dinner and all the trimmings – and an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party to see in 2022 on Sydney Harbour or in the South Pacific.

The packages include:

‘Sydney Sparkles 2021’

A 17-night package beginning December 18, 2021, with a free flight to Perth from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane. Guests will enjoy a free night in a five-star hotel in Perth before boarding the elegant, 710-guest boutique ship, Azamara Journey, for a festive 16-night voyage to Melbourne via Albany, Esperance, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Portland and Eden.

Azamara Journey will arrive in Sydney on New Year’s Eve, 2021, for a two-night stay, enabling guests to watch the spectacular harbour fireworks from the deck of the ship docked in White Bay, Balmain.  The cruise then ends in Melbourne on January 4, 2022, with flights included back to Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide.

Including onboard beverages, fares are available from (per person, twin-share) A$7995 from Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide and A$7695 from Melbourne – fares which represent a saving of A$6955 per person. Book by November 30, 2020.

‘Fireworks and Fjords’

Travellers can spend their 2021 Christmas relaxing and exploring the majestic mountains and fjords of New Zealand before cruising to Australia to celebrate the 2022 New Year in Sydney as part of another ultra-luxury cruise offered exclusively by Cruise Traveller. The 17-night package begins on December 20, 2021, with free flights to Auckland (from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, with A$250 extra from Perth).

After flying into Auckland, guests will stay at a five-stay hotel for a night before boarding Crystal Cruises’ ultra-luxury, 848-passenger Crystal Symphony and begin their journey to Australia via Tauranga, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin and majestic Milford Sound.  In Sydney guests will get to see the iconic New Year’s Eve Fireworks extravaganza from the decks of the ship, which will also be docked in White Bay, Balmain. The cruise ends in Melbourne, with a free flight home to Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane (Perth flight included in $250 surcharge).

Including onboard beverages and a bonus US$200 onboard spending credit per person, fares are available from A$10,765 per person, twin-share – a saving of A$4115 per person-  and from A$13,975 for solo travellers – a saving of A$14,640. The cost from Perth is A$250 extra. Book by January 31, 2021.

‘Elite Festivities in the South Pacific’

A 20-night package starring one of the world’s most highly-rated, spacious and luxurious cruise ships, ms Europa 2, operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The holiday begins on December 19, 2021, with a free flight from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Nadi in Fij. After a five-star hotel stay, guests board ms Europa 2 for a voyage from Lautoka to Auckland via idyllic and remote islands in Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrated at sea in fine style.

Including a free mini bar and a flight from Auckland back to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne after the cruise, fares are available from A$28,480 per person, twin-share. Book by March 31, 2021.

* To book any of the 2021 Christmas and New Year packages, visit or contact your local travel agent.

SOURCE: Cruise Traveller 

Image: Crystal Symphony courtesy of Cruise Traveller


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