Indian Pacific and Azamara Quest itinerary December 2022

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Azamara Journey New Year Itinerary

Date Itinerary   ARR DEP
18 – 21 December 2023

Perth – Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a 3 night stay in Perth.

Situated beside the Swan River, Perth is a magical place to explore. Start in Kings Park on Mount Eliza for an enchanting treetop walk. Indulge in some retail therapy with a visit to the high-end fashion boutiques of King Street. You can’t miss the historic port of Fremantle with its prison & shipwreck galleries. And just north east of Perth lies the Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region.

Your itinerary includes the lovely Rottnest Island – Return ferry tickets to the island including bike and helmet hire for the day. The day is at your leisure to explore Rottnest at your own pace.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Perth or similar (B)

 

21 December 2023 Perth/Fremantle – This afternoon make your way to the port to embark Azamara Journey. (D) 6pm
22 December 2023

Margaret River (Busselton) – As the gateway to Margaret River wine country, the coastal playground of Busselton sure has a lot of monikers—and even more things to do. Get ready to explore a bustling waterfront, fantastic national parks, eclectic historic sites, and some of the best wineries in the world. (B,L,D)

 

7.30am

5pm
23 December 2023

Albany – Set along a rugged coastline, Albany provides a look at the colourful history of Western Australia’s settlers and former whaling industry. The award-winning National Anzac Centre looks out across King George Sound and is another local highlight. (B,L,D)

 

8am

5pm
24 December 2023

Esperance – Beaches beckon in this western port town. Dig your toes into Australia’s whitest sand beaches and gaze out at over 100 islands in the archipelago. Hikers will be left stunned by the incredible views on the Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail, while animal lovers will make memories as they get up-close and personal with penguins, sea lions, dolphins and more on Woody Island. (B,L,D)

 

9am

5pm
25 – 26 December 2023 At Sea
Relax, reflect on your journey thus far and enjoy two days of fun and festivities as you celebrate Christmas at sea. Take a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View tour or attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call. Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say ‘aahh’ with a visit to Sanctum Spa. (B,L,D)
27 December 2023

Adelaide – This laid-back city is your gateway to adventure in the Outback and is the heart of Australia’s wine country. Don’t miss a trip to Kangaroo Island! The cosmopolitan capital of Southern Australia boasts a vibrant culinary scene – the most restaurants per capita of any Australian city – and a beltway of gorgeous parkland surrounding the downtown core. (B,L,D)

 

8am

10pm
28 December 2023 Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island) – You’ll find more than just kangaroos on Kangaroo Island. There are also koalas, platypus, ring-tailed possums, birds, and 45 plant species found nowhere else on Earth. Watch penguins, pelicans, whales, and sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and see more sheep than people – at a ratio of about 136 to one. Be sure to sample the island’s famous cheeses, honey, and inspired wines.  (B,L,D)   7am 2pm
29 December 2023 At Sea
Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room. (B,L,D)

30 December 2023 Eden – Nestled on the shores of the Sapphire Coast, Eden is a rugged paradise on Earth that lives up to its name. Discover the rugged hinterland of Ben Boyd National Park, share an order of authentic Australian oysters, and explore the unbelievable story of the Killers of Eden—a pod of killer whales who joined forces with whalers to help them hunt. You’ll even have the chance to see the skeletal remains of Old Tom—the leader of the Killers of Eden—at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. (B,L,D)   10.30am 4pm
31 December 2023 Sydney – Sunny skies, friendly faces and beautiful beaches await in Sydney. When you arrive, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Sydney Opera House for a legendary photo opportunity. Then head to Manly Beach for awesome fun in the sun or the Australian Museum for a tour through New South Wales history. Cap your day with a visit to Darling Harbour for dinner with a stunning view of the Harbour Bridge. (B,L,D)   8am overnight
01 January 2024 Sydney – A full day to further explore Sydney. (B,L,D) overnight
02 January 2024 Sydney – Continue to uncover Sydney’s delights and sights today. (B,L,D) 4pm
03 January 2024

At Sea – Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room. (B,L,D)

04 January 2024 Melbourne – After breakfast disembark Azamara Journey. (B) 6am

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