New Zealand Cruise

14-Night New Zealand Cruise

A magical cruise to New Zealand

Round trip: Sydney, Australia | Wed, Nov 28 2018 - Wed, Dec 12 2018

Experience one of the most magical places on Earth, incredible New Zealand.

There is a reason why people dream of visiting this remote island. It's one of the last places in the world to be settled by humans. It's incredible topography and unique biodiversity have transfixed visitors for years. Come play with us!

Important! Don't forget to apply for your Australian Visa! This is very important in order to go on this cruise. An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) provides authorization to travel to and enter Australia and is electronically linked to your passport. It is for short term stays for tourism or business visitor activities such as attending a conference, making business enquiries, or for contractual negotiations. Click here to apply.

Ship Name:  
Ovation of the Seas
Poker Room:  
Deck 13 Aft with floor to ceiling windows in back.
Dining Begins:  
5:30 p.m.

Itinerary

Day 1
All Aboard: Sydney, Australia
Wed Nov 28, 2018: Departs 6:45 p.m.
Poker Room Open
The whole world's in love with Sydney. It's stylish, it's sophisticated, it's home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. And yes, a few koalas, if you know where to look.
Day 2
Cruising: At Sea
Thu Nov 29, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
Have fun exploring Ovation of the Seas! There is enough to do to keep the whole family happy. The poker room will be open all day except for dinner time.
Day 3
Cruising: At Sea
Fri Nov 30, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
Have fun exploring Ovation of the Seas! There is enough to do to keep the whole family happy. Another full day of poker scheduled.
Day 4
Port: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Sat Dec 01, 2018: Arrives: 8:00 a.m., Departs: 6:00 p.m,
Poker Room Open
Named by the intrepid Captain Cook in 1769, the Bay of Islands region is comprised of some 150 isles and a handful of coastal towns that beckon with outdoor adventures like game fishing, yachting, kayaking and more.
Day 5
Port: Auckland, New Zealand
Sun Dec 02, 2018: Arrives: 8:00 a.m., Departs: 6:00 p.m,
Poker Room Open
Called the "City of the Sails" because of its beautiful location between two harbors and great weather, Auckland is a big fish on a small island and a swank city in a rural country.
Day 6
Port: Tauranga, New Zealand
Mon Dec 03, 2018: Arrives: 6:45 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m,
Poker Room Open
On the Bay of Plenty, sunny Tauranga has a beautiful harbor, historic sights, a revitalized waterfront and easy access to beautiful beaches, vibrant Maori culture, and outdoor adventures in the sea, lakes, and volcanic landscapes.
Day 7
Cruising: At Sea
Tue Dec 04, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
Have fun exploring Ovation of the Seas! There is enough to do to keep the whole family happy.
Day 8
Port: Napier, New Zealand
Wed Dec 05, 2018: Arrives: 8:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m.
Poker Room Open
Napier's top draw for tourists is its architecture, built in a distinctive Art Deco style. The port is also a gateway to exploring the Maori heritage, seascapes and wildlife of Hawke's Bay and the many vineyards and wineries in the region.
Day 9
Port: Wellington, New Zealand
Thu Dec 06, 2018: Arrives: 8:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m.
Poker Room Open
Wellington embraces its reputation as a cool “little” capital. Downtown is compact but there’s no shortage of big-city culture. The charm extends to the surrounding green hillsides while countryside and rugged coast are within easy reach.
Day 10
Cruising: At Sea
Fri Dec 07, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
Have fun exploring Ovation of the Seas! There is enough to do to keep the whole family happy.
Day 11
Port: Dunedin, New Zealand
Sat Dec 08, 2018: Arrives: 8:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m.
Poker Room Open
Dunedin proudly celebrates its Scottish heritage but gold-rush fortunes are behind its grand Victorian and Edwardian architecture. From here you can also explore the Otago Peninsula, home to penguin colonies and scenic coastline.
Day 12
Location: Dusky Sound
Sun Dec 9, 2018: Arrives: 8:00 a.m., Departs: 9:00 a.m.
Poker Room Open
Part of New Zealand's Fiorland National Park, Dusky Sound was long the site of Maori camps but few permanent settlements. Captain Cook spent five weeks exploring the dramatic coastline that edges the mountainous wilderness.
Day 12
Location: Doubtful Sound
Sun Dec 9, 2018: Arrives: 11:00 a.m., Departs: 12:00 p.m.
Poker Room Open
You can only experience the grand scenery and tranquility of this magnificent fjord by boat. Doubtful Sound sustains an amazing array of wildlife. In the rainy season, its steep hills are covered with hundreds of waterfalls.
Day 12
Location: Milford Sound
Sun Dec 9, 2018: Arrives: 5:00 p.m., Departs: 6:00 p.m.
Poker Room Open
The Maori believed a divine mason carved Milford Sound. The fjord is a geological wonder of the ice age, where waterfalls cascade over sheer cliffs into the dark waters below and mountains dominated by Mitre Peak reach toward the sky.
Day 13
Cruising: At Sea
Mon Dec 10, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
Have fun exploring Ovation of the Seas! There is enough to do to keep the whole family happy.
Day 14
Cruising: At Sea
Tue Dec 11, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
Have fun exploring Ovation of the Seas! There is enough to do to keep the whole family happy.
Day 15
Docking: Sydney, Australia
Wed Dec 12, 2018: Arrives: 6:30 a.m.
Poker Room Closed
What's not to love? This gateway to the Outback has it all: endless outdoor adventure around the harbor or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee (which are not only beautiful, but also fun to say). A bustling art and entertainment scene. Countless museums, galleries and world-class restaurants where the dishes go way beyond the local Vegemite.

Poker Room

Card Player Cruises proudly features a professional, fully staffed, non-smoking poker room. The poker room is usually open for play immediately after the first-seating dinner on your departure day. The poker room remains open throughout most of the cruise except when the ship is in port. Free beginner lessons for novices are offered, followed by a low limit hold’em game for beginners only.

The Card Player Cruises staff will be happy to spread any game and limit that enough players want to play. A general guideline regarding the games and limits on most cruises is as follows:

Limit hold’em: $2/$4 – $4-$8 and higher upon request No–limit hold’em: $1/3, $2/5, and higher upon request Omaha/8: $4/8 and often higher ($10/20 on up). Mixed games: Mixed games upon request Tournaments will be announced.

 

Please contact our office for further details.

All poker games are open to anyone 18 years and older.

All stateroom images are representative samples and actual staterooms may differ in appearance. Stateroom availability is subject to change without notice. Square footage is not specific, but is an average of category type. Please contact us for more details.
Date Port Arrive Depart  
28-Nov Sydney, Australia   6:45 pm  
29-Nov Cruising     Cruising
30-Nov Cruising     Cruising
01-Dec Bay Of Islands, New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm Tendered
02-Dec Auckland, New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm Tendered
03-Dec Tauranga,new Zealand 6:45 am 5:00 pm Docked
04-Dec Cruising     Cruising
05-Dec Napier, New Zealand 8:00 am 5:00 pm Docked
06-Dec Wellington, New Zealand 8:00 am 5:00 pm Docked
07-Dec Cruising     Cruising
08-Dec Dunedin, New Zealand 8:00 am 5:00 pm Docked
09-Dec Dusky Sound 8:00 am 9:00 am Cruising
09-Dec Doubtful Sound 11:00am 12:00pm Cruising
09-Dec Milford Sound, New Zealand 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Cruising
10-Dec Cruising     Cruising
11-Dec Cruising     Cruising
12-Dec Sydney, Australia 6:30 am    

Staterooms

Note: A Royal King measures 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long. All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.

GS - Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom

351 sq. ft., balcony 259 sq. ft Sleeps up to 4. Two twin beds that can be converted to a Royal King. Separate dressing area. Full bathroom with tub and two sinks. Living area with sofa that converts to a double bed, entertainment center and desk. Balcony includes seating and dining. Show Amenities

J4 - Junior Suite

276 sq. ft., balcony 161 sq. ft. Sleeps up to 4. Two twin beds that can be converted to a Royal King. Sitting area with sofa that converts to double bed. Semi-private vestibule can be used to connect adjacent Studio Interior Stateroom and Ocean View Balcony Stateroom.

6D - Ocean View Balcony

198 sq. ft., balcony 55 sq. ft. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, Sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.

2N - Ocean View

182 sq. ft. Available on Deck 3. Includes two twin beds convertable to a Royal King, sitting area with sofa and full bathroom.

4U - Interior with Virtual Balcony

166 sq. ft. Virtual Balcony is a high-def screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling with real-time views of ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King. Sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom.