Celebrity Cruises

13-night New Zealand

Celebrity Eclipse

Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse® sets the standard for modern luxury vacations.

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Sydney Australia
A view of Wellington from Mount Victoria Wellington New Zealand
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The itinerary

Sydney belongs to the exclusive club of cities that generate excitement. At the end of a marathon flight there's renewed vitality in the cabin as the plane circles the city, where thousands of yachts are suspended on the dark water and the sails of the Opera House glisten in the distance. Blessed with dazzling beaches and a sunny climate, Sydney is among the most beautiful cities on the planet.With 4.6 million people, Sydney is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. A wave of immigration from the 1950s has seen the Anglo-Irish immigrants who made up the city's original population joined by Italians, Greeks, Turks, Lebanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thais, and Indonesians. This intermingling has created a cultural vibrancy and energy—and a culinary repertoire—that was missing only a generation ago.Sydneysiders embrace their harbor with a passion. Indented with numerous bays and beaches, Sydney Harbour is the presiding icon for the city, and urban Australia. Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the 11-ship First Fleet, wrote in his diary when he first set eyes on the harbor on January 26, 1788: "We had the satisfaction of finding the finest harbor in the world."Although a visit to Sydney is an essential part of an Australian experience, the city is no more representative of Australia than Los Angeles is of the United States. Sydney has joined the ranks of the great cities whose characters are essentially international. What Sydney offers is style, sophistication, and great looks—an exhilarating prelude to the continent at its back door.

Day 2At sea

Straddling the Derwent River at the foot of Mt. Wellington's forested slopes, Hobart was founded as a penal settlement in 1803. It's the second-oldest city in the country after Sydney, and it certainly rivals its mainland counterpart as Australia's most beautiful state capital. Close-set colonial brick-and-sandstone shops and homes line the narrow, quiet streets, creating a genteel setting for this historic city of 215,000. Life revolves around the broad Derwent River port, one of the deepest harbors in the world. Here warehouses that once stored Hobart's major exports of fruit, wool, and corn and products from the city's former whaling fleet still stand alongside the wharf today.Hobart sparkles between Christmas and New Year's—summer Down Under—during the annual Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race. The event dominates conversations among Hobart's citizens, who descend on Constitution Dock to welcome the yachts and join in the boisterous festivities of the crews. The New Year also coincides with the Tastes of Tasmania Festival, when the dockside area comes alive with the best of Tasmanian food and wine on offer in numerous cafés, bars, and waterfront stalls. Otherwise, Hobart is a placid city whose nightlife is largely confined to excellent restaurants, jazz clubs, and the action at the Wrest Point Casino in Sandy Bay.The Hobart Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre hours are weekdays 8:30–5:30 and Saturday 9–5.

Day 4At sea

Day 5At sea

Despite being discovered by Cook more than 240 years ago, Dusky Sound is one of the few truly untouched destinations left on earth. Found on the southwest corner of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, Dusky Sound has the auspicious title of “titanic mason” given to it by the Maoris, as no other explanation seems to fit; it is almost impossible to comprehend the sheer breadth of geological events that created this seemingly perfect sculpture, as the sheer cliffs that rise vertically upward from the ocean dwarf the ship. This incredibly beautiful fiord offers many magical wildernesses and stunning scenery that bathe in “Lord of the Rings” grandeur. A breeding site for Fiordland Penguins, Dusky Sound is an important ornithological area too, with a wealth of birdlife to be found here. This remote, untouched region is also home to a wide range of sea life, as the fresh and salt water combine to create an extraordinary aquatic environment. An unforgettable journey for both the experienced and the uninitiated, anyone looking to visit a place unmarked by the passage of time will be spoilt its breathtaking beauty.

New Zealand fiord country along with Fiordland National Park is one of New Zealand's premier attractions. Incredibly beautiful, wild and remote, the region is an intriguing combination of rugged mountain ranges, dense rainforest, solitary alpine lakes, sparkling rivers and splashing waterfalls. Much of Fiordland is virtually unexplored wilderness and still the habitat of rare birds. As the ship cruises the beautiful Doubtful, Dusky and Milford Sounds, experience the majestic fiordland of South Island's western coast. Captain James Cook sailed along this coast in 1770 and again in 1773, when he anchored at Dusky Sound for a rest and ship repair. Doubtful Sound is one of the region's most majestic fiords. It is ten times larger than Milford Sound. As the ship cruises into Hall Arm, gaze at vertical cliffs and mighty waterfalls plunging over sheer rock faces. In fine weather, mountains and greenery are reflected in the protected waters of the fiord. Farther north lies Milford Sound. Far from any populated area, Milford Sound is famous for its grandeur and spectacular beauty. It is perhaps the best example of New Zealand's renowned classic landscape of steep granite peaks framing glacier-carved inlets with mirrored reflections on dark waters. Dominating the scene is Milford's landmark, the triangular pinnacle of Mitre Peak. Along the sheer cliffs, several waterfalls tumble more than 500 feet (154 metres) into the sheltered Sound. Only a few moored boats and a scattering of buildings at the head of the Sound break the unity of mountains, forest and water. This spectacular beauty and unspoiled setting is yours to enjoy as the ship cruises Milford Sound.

European whaling ships first called at Otago Province during the early decades of the 1800s, yielding a mixed response from the native Māori. In 1848 Dunedin was settled, and by the mid-1860s the city was the economic hub of the Otago gold rush. Dunedin's historical wealth endures in such institutions as the University of Otago, the oldest in the country. But if any region can bring out the bird-watcher in you, this is it; the area is home to the Royal Albatross and yellow-eyed penguins.

Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s most English cities. The Anglisation of the area is quickly evident throughout. The name Christchurch, is named after one of the most famous Oxford Colleges. Traditional English styled punts can be seen drifting lazily along the Avon River, and customary striped blazers are still worn by students at Christ’s College.

Day 9At sea

New Zealand's capital is, arguably, the country's most cosmopolitan metropolis. It's world-class Te Papa Tongarewa-Museum of New Zealand is a don't-miss attraction, and the burgeoning film industry led, of course, by the Lord of the Rings extravaganzas has injected new life into the local arts scene. Attractive and compact enough to be explored easily on foot, Wellington is a booming destination. Modern high-rise buildings gaze over Port Nicholson, surely one of the finest natural anchorages in the world. Known to local Māori as The Great Harbor of Tara, its two massive arms form the jaws of the fish of Maui from Māori legend. Sometimes referred to as the windy city, Wellington has been the seat of New Zealand's government since 1865.

A view of Wellington from Mount Victoria

The maritime township of Picton (population 4,000) lies at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is the arrival point for ferries from the North Island, as well as a growing number of international cruise ships. It plays a major role in providing services and transport by water taxi to a multitude of remote communities in the vast area of islands, peninsulas, and waterways that make up the Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park. There's plenty to do in town, with crafts markets in summer, historical sights to see, and walking tracks to scenic lookouts over the sounds. The main foreshore is lined by London Quay, which looks up Queen Charlotte Sound to the bays beyond. High Street runs down to London Quay from the hills, and between them these two streets make up the center of town.

Day 12At sea

Day 13At sea

Sydney belongs to the exclusive club of cities that generate excitement. At the end of a marathon flight there's renewed vitality in the cabin as the plane circles the city, where thousands of yachts are suspended on the dark water and the sails of the Opera House glisten in the distance. Blessed with dazzling beaches and a sunny climate, Sydney is among the most beautiful cities on the planet.With 4.6 million people, Sydney is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. A wave of immigration from the 1950s has seen the Anglo-Irish immigrants who made up the city's original population joined by Italians, Greeks, Turks, Lebanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thais, and Indonesians. This intermingling has created a cultural vibrancy and energy—and a culinary repertoire—that was missing only a generation ago.Sydneysiders embrace their harbor with a passion. Indented with numerous bays and beaches, Sydney Harbour is the presiding icon for the city, and urban Australia. Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the 11-ship First Fleet, wrote in his diary when he first set eyes on the harbor on January 26, 1788: "We had the satisfaction of finding the finest harbor in the world."Although a visit to Sydney is an essential part of an Australian experience, the city is no more representative of Australia than Los Angeles is of the United States. Sydney has joined the ranks of the great cities whose characters are essentially international. What Sydney offers is style, sophistication, and great looks—an exhilarating prelude to the continent at its back door.

The ship Celebrity Eclipse

Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse® sets the standard for modern luxury vacations.

Capacity
2850
Cabins
1426
Total crew
1286
Length
1041m

Food and drink

Offering a variety of seating options. Passengers can chose from traditional, set table seating at 6pm or 8.30pm, or Celebrity Select - the choice to dine any time between 6.30pm – 9pm. Advanced bookings are available.

Main Restaurant

A grand stage for fine dining.

This sophisticated restaurant with a wide range of globally-inspired dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef will provide... Read more

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Classic

Blu

As an AquaClass guest, you can enjoy Blu, your own exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. If the concept of "spa restaurant"... Read more

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Healthy

Murano

Impeccable service, classic design, world-class cuisine and comfortable sophistication are celebrated to the utmost in Murano. Experience table side lobster presentation, an... Read more

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French

Tuscan Grille

An outgoing wait staff ensures table side service that's personal as well as professional. And the food? Take the traditional style and... Read more

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Italian

Le Petit Chef at Qsine

Qsine offers a culinary journey that delivers elements of surprise and delight. James Beard, Celebrity's featured Master Chef, created Qsine to give... Read more

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Varies

The AquaSpa Cafe

Renew and Refresh.

Fresh, spa-inspired delights to nourish body and mind.

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Cafe

Mast Grill

The perfect place to grab a quick bite, like burgers and other specialities grilled to order, while relaxing out on the Pool... Read more

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Bbq

Cafe al Bacio & Gelateria

Traditional European coffeehouse offering guests a variety of traditional gelatos and Italian ices, pastries and specialty coffees.

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Gelato

Luminae

Exclusively reserved for Celebrity's Suite Class.

Exclusive and cutting edge, the globally inspired menus at Luminae are not available in any other restaurant... Read more

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International

Oceanview Cafe

This café's décor and offerings reflect that of an international marketplace. With a menu influenced by multiple cultures, the cuisine takes diners... Read more
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Cafe

Sushi on Five

Every sushi lovers dream

Sushi restaurants. Wildly popular from the day it appeared, Sushi on Five satisfies your craving for locally sourced, authentically... Read more

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Japanese

Entertainment

A mixture of contemporary, classic and innovative forms of entertainment can be found onboard. Classic entertainment options include a two-deck library, art gallery, cinema, card room, quizzes and trivia contests. Pool volleyball, lawn games and video games are also on offer.

Eclipse Theatre

The grand Eclipse Theatre is the premier live performance venue aboard Celebrity Eclipse. While accommodating a generous audience, it retains a comfortable,... Read more

Cellar Masters

Immerse yourself in the culture of wine within the inviting atmosphere of Cellar Masters wine bar. Cellar Masters offers you the opportunity... Read more

Quasar

Dance the night away in a vibrant nightclub designed for those ready to kick back and get down. Quasar is a modern... Read more

Fortunes Casino

Feeling lucky? Combining the ambience of Monte Carlo and the energy of Las Vegas, Fortunes Casino is a perfect spot to participate... Read more

Martini Bar & Crush

On the totally cool, ice-topped bar, our talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary... Read more

Shops on the Boulevard

Beautiful walkways lead you to sophisticated boutiques that hold stylish clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, fragrances and more. Window shop, attend a fashion show... Read more

Ensemble Lounge

An elegant gateway to the restaurants, Ensemble Lounge is the ideal setting for an aperitif en route to an extraordinary speciality dining... Read more

Michael's Club

A private lounge for those in Celebrity, Signature, Royal, Penthouse and Reflection Suites, as well as for Captain's Club Zenith members.

This... Read more

Art Gallery

Refined culture at sea is what you will experience in Celebrity's inspiring and thought-provoking Art Gallery. Stop in on your way to... Read more

Celebrity iLounge

This is Celebrity's chic, new approach to the Internet lounge that's also the first Authorised Apple Reseller at Sea. It's the modern... Read more

The Library

Escape into a good book or browse through some of your favourite magazines in the spacious and peaceful library; two floors of... Read more

Solarium

Find true poolside serenity at the Solarium. Featuring a gorgeous pool, sparkling waterfalls, thickly padded lounge chairs, and an adults-only policy, tranquillity... Read more

Sky Observation Lounge

A quiet refuge by day for gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand. At night, the space comes to life... Read more

Pool & Mast Bars

Energetic, lively and casual; a large poolside spot for light and refreshing cocktails, frozen specialities and non-alcoholic offerings, from sunup∘ to sundown.... Read more

Lawn Club Grill

A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass... Read more

Sunset Bar

This popular spot on the Solstice Class ships anchors one end of the Lawn Club, the first half-acre of real grass on... Read more

Slush

Enjoy an all new way to chill out with Slush - a stylish frozen drink bar offering a variety of delicious ice-blended... Read more

World Class Bar

Some drinks are worth waiting for…

Welcome to our “fine drinking” experience, where the ritual of making cocktails is just as exciting as... Read more

Health and fitness

Whether you want to clear your mind, fine-tune your body, reinvigorate your spirit – or all of the above – The Spa is an indulgent escape where you can do it all. The Spa introduced an array of innovative new firsts in beauty, fitness and wellness that make finding complete bliss on holiday easier than ever. 

The Spa

Begin your spa journey by selecting from more than 120 treatments for a spa experience unlike anything else at sea. Discover ground-breaking... Read more

Fitness Centre

In the fitness centre you can meet with a personal trainer, take a fitness class, try our resistance swimming pool or challenge... Read more

Persian Garden

Accompanied by the calming strains of new age music, enjoy the warmth of a relaxing steam or treat your skin to the... Read more

Pool Area

The Pool area comprises of two pools separated by a bridge, the forward one being the deeper sports pool and the aft... Read more

Kids and teens

Celebrity Cruises offer many unique family-friendly activities, as well as more traditional children’s clubs. Designed for children of all ages and interests, each program is geared towards a specific age group and supervised by an experienced youth staff member.

XClub

Younger cruisers ages 12-17 can cut loose and kick back the way they want in this hip VIP area geared specifically for... Read more

Fun Factory

Designed exclusively for junior cruisers, Fun Factory is a place where magic happens. Children age 3-11 will thrive in this environment, which... Read more

ShipMates

ShipMates offers plenty of games to play and activities to take part in specifically for children age 3-5.

iTake

Video project just for teens. From story boarding to filming and editing, prizes are awarded for numerous film category winners at the... Read more

Enrichment

In association with Rosetta Stone and Apple, Celebrity offers an impressive range of educational activities and guest speakers during most of their sailings. Learn how to dance, brush up on your language skills, or take in a unique hot glass show.

Team Earth

Travel meets conservation at the Team Earth venue, where guests can raise their own eco-awareness while also learning how Celebrity's ships operate,... Read more

Beyond the Podium

Speaker series, covering a range of topics exploring the culture, history and biology of some of the destinations visited during each cruise.

Let's Dance

A series of salsa, jive, ballroom and modern dance classes.

Ocean's Ahead

Talks from the Ship’s Officers, giving an insight into the workings of the ship; from navigation to recycling and solar power.

Rosetta Stone Language Sessions

Learn the basics of how to order in the local language of the next port of call, brush up on existing language... Read more

Art Classes and Lectures

Held in the art studio, meet resident artists or attend interactive classes and demonstrations, covering topics from jewellery making to sketching and... Read more

Useful info

Disabled Facilities

You may bring and use wheelchairs, mobility scooters and other assistive devices onboard Celebrity's ships. Due to safety regulations, Segways may not... Read more

Special Dietary Requirements

Celebrity Cruises makes every effort to accommodate guest’s dietary requirements wherever possible. Most dietary needs can be catered for such as: Vegetarian,... Read more

Age Restrictions

Drinking: The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Celebrity Cruises ships is 21 years of age. However, on ships... Read more

Dress Code

A Celebrity cruise is a step into luxury, so it’s the perfect opportunity to dress up for dining every evening. Whether enjoying... Read more

WiFi Access

All Celebrity Millennium® and Celebrity Solstice® Class ships are fully wireless and also have an internet area. Celebrity Xpedition has dial up... Read more

Environment

Lighting

We’re replacing higher wattage halogen and incandescent light bulbs with longer lasting fluorescent and Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights throughout our fleet.... Read more

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