Get a taste of local island life from the shores of New Zealand to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. We’ll take you deeper into these remarkable lands than you ever thought possible. We’ve packed in restful sea days, too, because you’ll want them.

From our departure port of Auckland, we make sail for Bay of Islands. Both historic and heavenly, this group of 144 islands is a breathtaking start to your voyage. In Tauranga you can meet indigenous Maori, discover steaming geothermal springs, and watch gannets plunge to the sea at beautiful Cape Kidnappers. Sip your way through Chardonnay in Gisborne, Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay, and Pinot Noir in the famous Wairarapa region. We’ve got a late stay next in Wellington. A fun blend of nature and nightlife, the nation’s capital is packed with parks, art galleries, museums, and more.

Spend three relaxing days at sea, then it’s Australia’s turn to impress.  A late stay in Sydney gives you time for the dazzling harbor, Opera House and high-energy nightlife. Stroll and sample food and drinks along the beachfront on the Sunshine Coast at Mooloolaba. Discover the azure waters and coral reefs of Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach. See less tamed sides of Australia on protected Magnetic Island and the gold-rush town of Charters Towers. From Cairns, opt for a swim-and-snorkel day on the Great Barrier Reef or ride a historic railway through rainforests and waterfalls. A rollicking adventure, beginning to end.

  • Airfare to Auckland and return from Cairns
  • 16 night cruise aboard Azamara Quest
  • Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
    -Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
    -Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
    -Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
    -Self-service laundry
    -Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
    -Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations


February 19, 2019 Vancouver
Oceanview $5349
Balcony $7449
Taxes & Fees $932

Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.

Sailing Itinerary
Date Ports of Call Arrival Time Departure Time Activity
Thu 21Feb2019 Auckland, New Zealand 6:00 PM Boarding
Fri 22Feb2019 Bay Of Islands, New Zealand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Tendered
Sat 23Feb2019 Tauranga, New Zealand 8:00 AM 5:30 PM Docked
Sun 24Feb2019 Gisborne, New Zealand 8:30 AM 3:00 PM Docked
Mon 25Feb2019 Wellington, New Zealand 10:00 AM 10:00 PM Docked
Tue 26Feb2019 Cruising
Wed 27Feb2019 Cruising
Thu 28Feb2019 Cruising
Fri 01Mar2019 Sydney, Australia 7:00 AM 11:00 PM Docked
Sat 02Mar2019 Cruising
Sun 03Mar2019 Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia 8:00 AM 8:00 PM Docked
Mon 04Mar2019 Cruising
Tue 05Mar2019 Hamilton Island, Whitsundays 8:00 AM 7:00 PM Tendered
Wed 06Mar2019 Townsville, Australia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
Thu 07Mar2019 Cairns, Australia 8:00 AM Docked
Fri 08Mar2019 Cairns, Australia Departure


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