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10 Nights | Melbourne to Auckland | with Virgin Voyages

Melbourne - Sydney - Picton - Napier - Tauranga - Auckland

Experience a brand new ship with a variety of fantastic features

All-inclusive Michelin-starred dining at over 20 venues

All on-board entertainment, including casino, retro games arcade, karaoke, themed parties and much more!

From $2,999 Typically $4,699 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Embarking on the 10-night cruise from Melbourne to Auckland with Virgin Voyages aboard the Resilient Lady promises an unforgettable journey filled with luxury, relaxation, and captivating destinations.

As the ship sets sail from Melbourne, passengers are greeted with the promise of a remarkable adventure along the picturesque coasts of Australia and New Zealand.

The first port of call is the iconic city of Sydney, where passengers can marvel at the world-famous Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Sydney's vibrant energy and rich cultural offerings provide the perfect introduction to the cruise. As the Resilient Lady glides through the Tasman Sea, guests have the opportunity to indulge in the ship's state-of-the-art amenities, including exquisite dining options, entertainment, and wellness facilities.

The voyage continues to Picton, a charming town nestled at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, Picton offers a serene escape with opportunities for nature walks and exploration of the Marlborough Sounds. The Resilient Lady provides a seamless blend of relaxation and adventure, allowing passengers to tailor their experience to their preferences.


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Next on the itinerary is Napier, renowned for its Art Deco architecture and world-class wineries. The Hawke's Bay region, with its sun-drenched vineyards and cultural treasures, invites cruisers to savor local wines and immerse themselves in the unique charm of Napier.

Tauranga, with its golden beaches and geothermal wonders, beckons as the Resilient Lady makes its way to this coastal gem. Passengers can explore the geothermal landscapes of Rotorua or relax on the pristine beaches of Mount Maunganui. The cruise allows for a perfect balance of cultural exploration and leisure, with ample time to enjoy the ship's premium offerings.

As the Resilient Lady approaches its final destination, Auckland, guests are treated to the breathtaking sights of New Zealand's largest city. Auckland's skyline, framed by the iconic Sky Tower, welcomes travelers to a vibrant metropolis surrounded by stunning harbors and islands. The cruise concludes with memories of a voyage filled with unparalleled experiences, luxurious accommodations, and the warm hospitality that defines Virgin Voyages.

 

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Itinerary Downloadable Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11

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Day 1

Depart Melbourne

The ship will depart at 6PM. All aboard 2 hrs before departure!

It's time for the ride of your life! Today, you will board the Resilient Lady, get settled in your amazing room or suite and then off to explore this amazing vessel. Enjoy one of the 20 incredible dining options, pop into the casino, relax by the pool or explore one of the many incredible entertainment options - it's up to you!

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

Day 2

Day at Sea

Today is your first full day aboard, so it's perfect for relaxing, taking in those ocean views and enjoying more of what this amazing vessel has to offer. Maybe book a spa treatment, try a yoga class, visit the retro games arcade or enjoy some world-class entertainment. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

Day 3

Sydney

The ship will arrive at 930AM.

There are some cities that are so special you want to visit them again, and again – then there are some that are so extraordinarily special you make them one of your home bases so you can spend as much time there as possible – and Sydney is one of those places. Whether you’re just getting here before or after we sail, or you’re here for an overnight, there’s so many surprises at each and every turn of Sydney you could stay here forever.

The ship will remain here in port overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

Day 4

 Sydney

Enjoy another day in Sydney before the ship departs.

The ship will depart at 2PM.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

Day 5

Day at Sea

Today is a full day at sea, so it's perfect for relaxing, taking in those ocean views and enjoying more of what this amazing vessel has to offer. Maybe book a spa treatment, try a yoga class, visit the retro games arcade or enjoy some world-class entertainment. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

 

Day 6

Day at Sea

Today is a full day at sea, so it's perfect for relaxing, taking in those ocean views and enjoying more of what this amazing vessel has to offer. Maybe book a spa treatment, try a yoga class, visit the retro games arcade or enjoy some world-class entertainment. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

Day 7

 Picton, New Zealand

The ship will arrive at 10AM.

Arguably, one of the most beautiful seaside towns in all of New Zealand is Picton. With boundless white-sand beaches, a plethora of opportunities to reconnect with mother nature — including multiple national parks, bush walks, swimming with wild dolphins, and impressive waterfront bars and restaurants, Picton really offers everything for adventurers from every walk of life.

The ship will depart at 5PM.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

Day 8

Napier, New Zealand

The ship will arrive at 10AM.

Worth the short shuttle ride you’ll have to take from port to the city center, the eclectic city of Napier proudly stands apart from almost anywhere you’ve ever been. Featuring flawlessly preserved 1930s architecture and street after street of inspiringly restored art deco buildings, Napier is currently one of the most impressive (and complete) collections of art deco neighborhoods in the entire world.

The ship will depart at 7PM.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

Day 9

 Tauranga, New Zealand

The ship will arrive at 1PM.

In New Zealand’s iconic Bay of Plenty, you’ll find its largest and fastest growing city: Tauranga. Known for its breathtaking beaches and mind-blowing vistas that are so beautiful they were good enough to star in Lord of the Rings — a day in Tauranga is truly cinematic.

The ship will remain in port overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

 

Day 10

 Tauranga, New Zealand

Enjoy another full day in port before the ship departs early evening.

The ship will depart at 5PM.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & snacks

Accommodation: Resilient Lady

Day 11

 Auckland Australia

The ship will arrive at 630AM.

Today your journey comes to an end in Auckland! After breakfast, disembark and make your way to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast 

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • 10 Night Cruise from Melbourne to Auckland onboard Virgin Voyage’s Resilient Lady
  • All Michelin-starred dining on-board
  • All on-board entertainment
  • A range of essential drinks, including juice, coffee, still and sparkling water & more
  • Group fitness classes
  • All tips and gratuities
  • Wi-fi
  • One Way Economy Class flight from Auckland to Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane. Other cities attract a surcharge, please contact us for a quote

Your ship: Resilient Lady. Built in 2022 and sailing in 2023, this stunning ship features 17 decks teeming with plush cabins, restaurants, bars, two pools, plus a variety of wellness areas and entertainment. Designed for both relaxation at sea and incredible entertainment at night, this exciting addition to the Virgin Voyages’ fleet will take guests on adult-only cruises to memorable destinations, all while providing more than enough opportunity to detox, retox and enjoy the ride.

Your cabin: these prices are based on an interior cabin (upgrades available at check-out). These cabins include a large bed with plush pillows, a roomy rain shower, mood lighting, a glam station, large, flat-screen TV and much more.

Exclusions

  • Arrival/Departure Transfers (Airport and Cruise Terminal)
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended, even for domestic trips)
  • Alcohol and specialty drinks (able to be purchased on-board)
  • Any souvenirs or voluntary purchases
  • Voluntary activities or meals taken off-ship

Child policy: Children under 18 are not permitted on this itinerary. If you want a family-friendly cruise, give us a call on 1300 893 404 and we would love to help. 

Solo supplement: Want a solo cabin? Get in touch with our experts and we can see which sailings will suit you. 

Currency: the currency on-board these ships is USD. 

Travel Insurance: We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To get a quote and book, please click HERE.

Travelling on your own? Why not join the Traveldream Solo Travellers Facebook group where you can interact with other travellers.

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