Veranda: $3,549.00 (USD) per person / double occupancy
18 Nights, 19 Days
Approximate Flight Time:
24hrs from IAD to SYD
OUR CULINARY JOURNEY
Sail Down Under on a vacation that brings the farthest reaches of the world closer than you ever imagined. Discover the lush landscapes of Auckland, New Zealand and riveting history, iconic architecture, and a mélange of cultural influences in cosmopolitan Sydney, Australia.
Experience the Maori’s rich history and partake in well-preserved traditions, behold the magnificent grace of Milford Sound, the ethereal beauty of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and so much more. It’s an adventure like no other with fascinating multicultural influences to explore.
FULL PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Distinctive Voyage Host
- Private Welcome Reception
- 18 nights onboard Celebrity Eclipse
- Taxes, fees and port expenses
- All transfers
- Prepaid gratuities
- Private Wine Tastings
- Private City Tours
- An Exclusive Shore Event
- Amazing Swag Bag
- English Speaking Local Guide
- Follow Food & Wine Lover Group Members To Share The Experience With
ABOUT CELEBRITY ECLIPSE
Step aboard Celebrity Eclipse® on an award-winning vacation like never before. Unwind in stylish accommodations, including Concierge Class and our spa-inspired AquaClass® with exclusive dining at Blu. And, the ultimate in luxury, exclusive sanctuary, The Retreat® which includes private restaurant dining and 24/7 lounge.
CULINARY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Enjoy globally-inspired cuisine in distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by our Michelin-starred chef. Make a toast in the Passport Bar, Martini Bar, or World Class Bar. Savor an incredible five-course meal designed by our Global Culinary Brand Ambassador, Chef Daniel Boulud.
Surrender your senses and feel rejuvenated with soothing spa treatments and therapies at The Spa. And that’s not all. Enjoy shopping at the finest boutiques and family-fun activities, including cooking classes, recreational games, such as archery, Silent Disco, STEM, and theatrical events. Set sail and come back rejuvenated with a whole new level of vacation relaxation.
18-Night Tahiti, Bora Bora & Hawaii
DAY 1 - EMBARKATION - Sydney, Australia
Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers so much—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower. You’re never far from nature in this thriving urban center. Well-known surf beaches, zoos, national parks, whale watching tours, bush tours, and the Royal Botanic Gardens—featuring over 7,500 plants—offer visitors a chance to enjoy the area’s sunshine, lush greenery, wildlife, and clear blue oceans. Sydney is not only Australia’s oldest city, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities on the globe, offering a wealth of cuisines, unique museums, and cultural opportunities. Explore lively pubs, shops, and historic buildings at The Rocks, located on Sydney harbor.
DAY 2 - 3 - At Sea - Cruising
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination
DAY 4 - Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Discover indigenous New Zealand Maori culture in a land of sparkling seas and pristine beauty. Bay of Islands is a sub-tropical paradise of clear blue water, hundreds of undeveloped islands, diverse wildlife, and historical significance. The pristine oceans, warm weather, and many animal species attract nature lovers from around the globe. Take an eco-cruise and discover the area’s dolphins, penguins, marlins, whales, and bird life. Journey into a beautiful cave with majestic rock formations and glow worms. Kayak, sail, swim, or sunbathe on one of the many beaches. Those who love beaches consider these in Bay of Islands & New Zealand some of the world’s finest, with their perfect white sand and crystal-clear water. And as tempted as you’ll be to pull up a lounge chair and soak in the surroundings, many consider a Bay of Islands cruise the ideal time to partake in more active pursuits, such as kayaking, mountain-biking, parasailing, swimming with dolphins and scuba-diving.
DAY 5 - Auckland, New Zealand
Experience New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city—a melting pot of British, Asian, Pacific, and Māori cultures. Your cruise from Auckland allows you to sample their diverse arts, entertainment, and traditions.
The Auckland Art Gallery has collected more than 15,000 paintings, sculptures, and prints, dating from 1376. Other attractions to visit include the Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand Maritime Museum, National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, and Museum of Transport and Technology.
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs concerts, operas, and ballets, and more arts events include the Auckland Festival, Auckland Triennial, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and New Zealand International Film Festival.
An Auckland cruise arrives via one of two ports, either Waitematā Harbour from the Pacific Ocean to the east, or Manukau Harbour from the Tasman Sea to the west. Perched on a skinny isthmus between them is a leafy urban cityscape of beautiful parks and modern buildings, a dramatic landscape molded by volcanoes (now dormant) and the ocean.
Natural landmarks include Auckland Domain, a central park offering great views of Hauraki Gulf; Mount Eden, with 360-degree views from the city’s highest volcanic cone; Mount Victoria, a volcanic cone overlooking downtown from North Shore; and Waiheke Island, a remote site of beaches, forests, vineyards, and olive groves. The hills surrounding the city are cloaked in rainforest.
Man-made landmarks include Sky Tower, offering panoramic views from downtown; Auckland Harbour Bridge, the connection to North Shore; and Auckland Town Hall, which includes a fine concert hall.
Aucklanders love their boating—one in three households owns a boat—and they’ve hosted the America’s Cup twice. Diverse forms of cruises from Auckland include adrenaline-fueled adventures aboard supercharged speedboats that take you flying passed the impressive skyline.
When it’s time to go shopping, head to Queen Street, Britomart, Ponsonby Road, Karangahape Road, Newmarket, or Parnell. You won’t come back empty handed from your Auckland cruise
DAY 6 - 8 - International Dateline - At Sea - Cruising
This imaginary line runs roughly parallel to the 180 degree longitudinal line. As you travel east you’ll subtract 24 hours from your current time, and add 24 hours as you travel west across it.
DAY 9 - Papeete, Tahiti, Fr. Polynesia
Her beauty once inspired artist Paul Gauguin. Now she’ll do the same for you. Papeete is an excellent home base from which to enjoy a French Polynesia cruise to explore the culture, beaches, and milky blue lagoons. Beach lovers can sunbathe and relax on Tahiti’s distinctive white-sand, pink-sand, and even black-sand beaches. Natural ribs of fringing reef transform the coast into brilliant aquamarine lagoons with gentle water, perfect for swimming and soaking. Tahiti has captivated the European and western imagination for centuries with tales of free love, simple living off the island’s naturally-growing fruit trees, and a landscape characterized by breathtaking mountains and crystal-clear oceans. On cruises to Tahiti, adventure-seekers can enjoy snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, and some of the world’s best surfing. Stroll Papeete’s lively waterfront where roulottes, or local food trucks, serve everything from Tahitian favorites to French delicacies. Tahiti’s national dish, poisson cru, is a ceviche made using seafood, coconut, and other local island flavors. Visit Le Marché open-air market on your cruise to Tahiti, where you can purchase local vanilla beans or a pareo or explore the boulevards and discover jewelry stores selling rare black pearls.
DAY 10 - Moorea, French Polynesia
Moorea is a unique volcanic island surrounded by languid lagoons and both white- and black – sand beaches. You’ll certainly want to explore the reefs that ring the island, either by snorkel or kayak, or check out the bay where Captain Cook first dropped anchor on his way to “discovering” this paradise. You can also travel inland to the magnificent Afareaitu Falls.
DAY 11 - Raiatea, French Polynesia
Discover the mountainous island of Raiatea, one of French Polynesia’s most exquisite destinations, considered sacred by the local people. With some of the world’s most lush, unspoiled nature, ribbon-like waterfalls, and pristine lagoons, it’s easy to understand Raiatea enchants those who visit.On a South Pacific cruise that calls at Raiatea, you’ll discover idyllic, white-sand beaches fringing the islet of Motu Iriru, or have a chance to join a snorkel or dive adventure at Te Mara Nui. Explore ancient ruins at Marae Taputapuatea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shop for traditional clothing, handmade sculptures, or fresh fruit at the Mercato Coperto di Uturoa. Visit the Faaroa Botanical Garden where you can hike between banyan trees and admire indigenous island plant species like pandanus, mape, and rhododendrons. Uncover a tropical paradise on a luxury cruise to Raiatea with Celebrity.
DAY 12-16 - At Sea - Cruising
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.
DAY 17 - Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
From Lahaina, Maui, get high in a helicopter soaring over the dormant Haleakalā volcano and peer down on the spectacular Manawainui Valley waterfalls. Play 18 panoramic holes of golf from 1,100 feet up a mountain slope overlooking the Pacific.
A Maui cruise allows you to do some whale watching for acrobatic 40-ton humpbacks. Spot wild spinner, bottlenose, and spotted dolphins from a catamaran off the Maui coast at sunset. Jump in among the dolphins as they do their flips and leaps on a snorkel adventure off the coast of Lanai.
On cruises to Lahaina, learn about Hawaii’s agricultural foundations by touring a working plantation. The local cuisine was invented in the first millennium when Polynesians arrived on the first cruises to Maui. They planted taro, coconuts, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and yams in the rich volcanic soil, and cooked meat and fish in earthen ovens.
In the 18th century, Europeans and Americans developed sugarcane and pineapple plantations, and in the 19th century, cruises to Hawaii brought labor from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Portugal to work the fields. They all brought their own cuisines.
On your Lahaina cruise, try a “Hawaiian plate lunch,” any combination of rice, kalua pig, pork or chicken laulau (wrapped in ti leaves), dried beef, and lomi salmon, poi (starchy taro), and coconut cream pudding. Saimin is Hawaii’s traditional soup, with noodles inspired by Chinese chow mein in a broth evolved from Japanese dashi. Poke (po-káy) is raw seafood salad, similar to ceviche, featuring chunks of tuna or octopus, with sea salt, kukui nuts, and local seaweed.
Shave ice is Hawaii’s iconic frozen treat. Japanese laborers shaved blocks of ice, then poured fruit juice over the shavings. Updates include strawberry, pineapple, even red adzuki beans as a sweet paste.
While shopping on your Maui cruise, pick up macadamia nuts — plain, salted, honey roasted, or chocolate covered. The first macadamias arrived from Australia in the 1880s. Today they are iconic. Another gift that says “Hawaii” is local jewelry — pearls, koa-wood rings, pendants with sea turtles or sandals.
The ultimate souvenir of Hawaii cruises would be the aloha shirt, aka Hawaiian shirt. Created in the 1930s for tourists—boldly patterned, brilliantly colored, with Polynesian motifs—the aloha shirt was adopted by locals in the 1960s and now qualifies as office attire.
DAY 18 - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii: Home to most of Oahu’s population, the port city of Honolulu extends across the southern shores of the island and offers multiple fascinating attractions. From Pearl Harbor to Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, there’s so much to discover on a cruise to Honolulu. Visit the Honolulu Museum of Art for beautiful art collections that reflect Hawaii’s contemporary cultural landscape, including superb Asian art and fascinating Pacific and Polynesian artifacts. Experience the Hawaiian tropical rainforest on a short 2-mile hike along the Manoa Falls Trail or visit the 200-acre Lyon Arboretum, which has one of the largest collections of palm trees in the world and over 5,000 tropical species flourish. Then, head over to in Honolulu’s Chinatown neighborhood for tasty noodles, juicy dumplings, and fresh seafood.
Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets.
Stateroom Area: 170 sq ft
Veranda Area: 38 sq ft.
- Veranda with seating area
- Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress
- Queen Size bed convertible to two lower beds (except as noted)
- Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
- Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
- Interactive television system
- Individual safe
- Dual voltage 110/220 AC
- MIni Fridge
- Hair dryer
Little details make a world of difference, and now our meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In—when you’re greeted by your Concierge—to the moment you head back home, we’re there to assist you.
Stateroom Area: 191 sq ft
Balcony Area: 41 sq ft
- Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
- Sitting area with sofa
- Veranda with lounge seating
- Interactive Television system
- Individual safe
- Dual voltage 110/220 AC
- Hair dryer
- Sparkling Wine upon request
- Daily delectable delights
- Pillow selection upon request
- Use of umbrella and binoculars
- Celebrity embossed key holder
- Personalized Concierge service
- Priority check-in
- Enhanced room service breakfast menu
- Exclusive Destination Seminar
- Laundry service*
- Complimentary shoeshine service
- Main and specialty restaurant seating time preferences
- Exclusive embarkation day lunch
Luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience, savor clean cuisine with priority seating at Blu restaurant, and escape to the Relaxation Room and Persian garden for stunning sea views. Relax with AquaSpa treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga.
Veranda Area: 41 sq ft.
- Premium ship location close to the Spa
- Veranda with lounge seating (Infinite Veranda on Edge)
- Celebrity’s eXhaleTM bedding
- Interactive Television system
- Individual safe
- Dual voltage 110/220 AC
- Hair dryer
- Exclusive Access to Blu Specialty Restaurant
- Expanded room service breakfast menu
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Sip, Sail, And Savor Wine And Culture
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of the world’s top–rated premium cruise line, with spacious, stylish interiors; dining experiences elevated to an art form; personalized service, with a guest–to–staff ratio of nearly 2:1; unexpected, trendsetting onboard activities, all designed to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time.
This culinary travel adventures get to the heart of what truly embodies a destination, not only through savoring local food and wine, but through one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences that weave together a portrait of culture, tradition, history and people through food.
ONBOARD DINING OPTIONS
- Main Restaurant
- Le Petit Chef®
- Tuscan Grille
- Sushi on Five
- Oceanview Café
- Mast Grill
- The Spa Café
A remarkably satisfying place for dining. This sophisticated restaurant with a wide range of globally-inspired dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef will provide the fine dining experience you love while you’re on vacation. The airy Main Restaurant offers exquisite menu selections, which change nightly to give you a variety of classic and contemporary choices. And the service? Legendary.
Say hello to a new type of cruise ship dining. Le Petit Chef is a one-of-a-kind Celebrity Cruises® experience, where an augmented reality meets luxury cuisine. We’ve partnered with TableMation™ Studios and innovative Skullmapping tecnology to make fine dining more fun for everyone. Le Petit Chef is a feast for the senses, where an animated 3D character appears right on guest’s plates and prepares each course for a truly interactive, artistic evening.
An Italian ristorante and enoteca with a contemporary twist. Rustic elegance with a contemporary, minimalistic edge. Guests dining in Tuscan Grille will enjoy a lively, sophisticated atmosphere, serving iconic Italian dishes with a modern twist. Our fresh, original menu features handmade pasta, artisanal salumi, fish, butcher cut meats, and USDA Prime dry aged steaks. Our regional Italian wine menu features authentic Italian cocktails and beers.
Our modern take on traditional Japanese fare. Wildly popular from the day it appeared, Sushi on Five satisfies your craving for locally sourced, authentically prepared sushi and other Japanese specialties. Treat yourself to the complex flavors of a hand-made sushi roll or nigiri featuring tuna albacore, shrimp, eel, and other fresh selections, or savor the simplicity of yellowtail, salmon, and octopus sashimi. Your culinary experience would be incomplete without dessert—be sure to try the caramelized gingerbread with wasabi gelato.
Globally inspired and cutting-edge dining, exclusively reserved for guests of The Retreat®. Exclusive and cutting edge, the globally inspired menus at Luminae are not available in any other restaurant on board. And, you’ll see each one only once—because every day features a fresh, new menu.
Vibrant, crisp and bold flavors, exclusively for AquaClass® guests.
An international café with a menu that takes diners on a voyage around the world. A market-style cafe that features select offerings inspired by the destinations we visit.
Let your cravings go wild. Grab a great burger in a relaxed, poolside environment. Gourmet food poolside. Enjoy delicious eats while you relax in the sun.
Celebrity was one of the first cruise lines to offer a spa restaurant. We saw an opportunity to create an extension of our industry’s leading spa experience by introducing the Spa Café. Fresh, spa-inspired delights to nourish body and mind.
- WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
- OCCUPANCY DETAILS
- TRAVEL INSURANCE
- CANCELLATION POLICY
- TERMS & POLICIES
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Flights to destinations and return flight home
- Alcoholic beverages unless noted
- Transportation from airport to cruise port
- Vaccination Requirements: Not Required
- Covid-19 Testing Requirements: Not Required
- Quarantine: Not Required
- Additional Documentation: Not Required
- Covid-19 Insurance Coverage: Strongly Recommended
- Masks & Social Distancing: Masks are not required to be worn.
If more than 90 days prior to departure, a $400 per person deposit is due to confirm booking, of which, $200 per person is non-refundable. Verbal confirmation of reservations cannot be made over the phone, please use the link provided to make deposit. Reservations without deposit are not considered firm and may be canceled once the option has expired without any notice. Furthermore, once a deposit has been received, normal cancellation fees will apply.
- Single occupancy = one person to a room
- Double occupancy = two persons to a room
- Each person in a room will have his or her own bed. Couples will have one king bed.
The fear of missing (FOMO) is a horrible feeling...but losing your hard earned money you paid for your vacation is far worse. Because all of Wine Lovers Group d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferable, travel insurance is therefore highly recommended for this trip. Your premium is related to your trip cost, so you don’t have to worry about being over-insured. Click the link for our preferred travel insurance vendor list. If you choose not to purchase travel insurance you will be required to complete a form declining this options. This is to ensure you understand the repercussion of not purchasing travel insurance.
All cancellations must be received in writing.All payments on your cruise are subject to the cruise line guidelines. However, because Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC has contractual agreements with cruise lines, hotels, airlines and other vendors that charge penalties for late cancellation, we do charge a $250 cancellation fee for cancellations within 30 day of travel. This is in addition to the cruise line/vendor’s fee.
This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation. All final payment dates are clearly noted on the website of the event you have selected. It is your responsibility to be sure payments arrive to us on or before that date. All late payments will require a late fee of $250. If you are paying late, you must send your request by email and give us the date you will make your late payment.
If you fail to make your final payment by the final payment date, your reservation will automatically cancel and all previous deposits will forfeit. If you see a travel event you would like to participate in, you can make your first payment at anytime even if it is in the middle of a payment schedule, provided that space is still available.
- Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
- All payments to Wine Lovers Group d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is because Wine Lovers Group d/b/a Be Relaxed Destinations, LLC has contractual agreements with cruises, hotels, airlines and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation.
- Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Some countries require a full blank “VISA” page in the passport for stamping purposes. Any information provided on travel description pertains to US citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements.
- Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your passport. Your name on your invoice MUST match your passport.
- Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Therefore, we recommend Travel Protection that helps provide coverage for Trip Cancellation, Interruption, Baggage Loss or Delay, Medical Expenses and more. We have a full list of travel insurance vendors. Click here to see referrals.
- Seat assignments are at the discretion of airlines. Wine Lovers Group cannot request seats on your behalf.
- Seats for this group are only located in economy class. If you require another class of service please purchase our Cruise Only Package and secure your flight on your own.
- Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this price to be locked in.
- Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan. We suggest you put this payment plan on your personal calendar.
- You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.
- Roommate Matching is available. Review our Roommate Matching Program.
- You can log-in to our member portal to view your account and reservations 24 hours a day.
- Name changes are allowed with a $100 name change fee up until the final payment date and $250 after final payment date.
- Late payment of $250 per person is required after final due date listed on your payment plan. Late payment fees are automatically added to your reservations the day after your final due date.
- All late payment requests must be approved by management before the final payment deadline on your account.