Special Cruises from Wellington

on Explorer Dream, departing from Wellington

Here's another opportunity to experience an Explorer Dream cruise holiday, this time sailing from Wellington, the 'coolest little capital in the world', especially on 13 Dec 2019. From here, sail over 7 nights to Gisborne, Auckland, and over to Sydney then to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dunedin, and back to Wellington. Book by 31 Jul 2019 to get base fare as low as USD 896 per person based on twin-sharing. There will also be a 4-night cruise from Wellington on 31 Jan 2020 at base fare for as low as USD 512 per person based on twin-sharing.

Booking Period: Now until 31 Jul 2019
Sailing Period: 13 Dec 2019 and 31 Jan 2020



4-Night Cruise
  • Wellington-Gisborne-Auckland-Gisborne-Wellington

7-Night Cruise
  • Wellington-Gisborne-Auckland-Bay of Islands-Fiorland-Dunedin-Wellington

What's Included in My Cruise Fare?


When you book direct online, your cruise fare will already include port charges, taxes, and fees, except gratuities (you can pay this onboard or add to your online booking). Your cruise reservation comes inclusive of:

  • Your choice deluxe accommodation
  • Sumptuous meals at inclusive restaurants
  • World-class entertainment
  • Access to beautifully designed leisure facilities

Promotion Terms & Conditions


Booking Period: Now until 31 Jul 2019
Sailing Period: 13 Dec 2019 and 31 Jan 2020

  • This offer applies to 4- and 7-night Explorer Dream sailings embarking in Wellington, New Zealand. Valid only for Australia/New Zealand passport holders, foreign passport holders to share a cabin with the Australia/New Zealand passport holders, and foreigners with proof of residency in Australia or New Zealand.
  • For 7N cruise on 13 Dec 2019:
    • The 1st and 2nd guests per cabin are each charged at AUD or NZD equivalent of the following base fares: USD 512 - Interior Stateroom (ISS) | USD 564 - Oceanview Stateroom (OSS) | USD 616 - Balcony Stateroom (BSS) | USD 1,882 - Palace Suite (DPS) | USD 1,990 - Palace Deluxe Suite (DDS) | USD 2,205 - Palace Penthouse (DPP) | USD 2,850 - Palace Villa (DPV)
  • For 4N cruise on 31 Jan 2020:
    • The 1st and 2nd guests per cabin are each charged at AUD or NZD equivalent of the following base fares: USD 896 - Interior Stateroom (ISS) | USD 987 - Oceanview Stateroom (OSS) | USD 1,078 - Balcony Stateroom (BSS) | USD 3,293 - Palace Suite (DPS) | USD 3,482 - Palace Deluxe Suite (DDS) | USD 3,858 - Palace Penthouse (DPP) | USD 4,987 - Palace Villa (DPV)
  • For all sailings:
    • Single occupancy pays 150% of promotional twin-share rate.
    • 3rd and 4th guests are charged at 50% of promotional twin-share rate.
    • Infant rate is 25% of promotional twin-share rate upon 2 paying guests sharing the cabin.
  • Offer applies to Interior Stateroom to Palace Villa (ISS-DPV) cabin categories.
  • Dream Palace Privileges are NOT applicable.
  • All prices include port charges and taxes, but do not include gratuities, optional land tours, insurance, transport, visa charges and any other incidental charges.
  • Dream Cruises charges a per person gratuity as part of our cruise offering. The gratuity will be charged onboard to our guests’ stateroom folio at the end of the cruise when the guest settles their onboard expenses. Gratuities, however, can be prepaid. You can include gratuities in your online booking. Gratuities charge policy is subject to change at any time. Click here for more information about gratuities.
  • Booking is subject to cabin availability and capacity controlled.
  • Dream Cruises reserves the right to withdraw or amend this promotion at any time without further notice.
  • All final prices are to be confirmed upon booking. Please refer to the relevant terms and conditions related to reservation.
  • This offer cannot be backdated nor used in conjunction with any other promotional offers.
  • Should any dispute arise, the decision of Dream Cruises shall be final.
  • All other terms and conditions stipulated by Dream Cruises apply.

Highlights of Explorer Dream


At every turn, expect upscale comfort and pleasure that redefines the cruise experience:

Staterooms - Be pampered in luxurious fittings — in fact, more than 70% of cabins are balcony staterooms.
Recreation - Experience memorable thrills at the ESC Experience Lab with multiplayer VR/AR arcade gaming.
Dining - Enjoy premium food & beverage concepts, including Seafood Grill by Mark Best.
Crystal Life - Be rejuvenated with the largest Asian and Western spa facilities at sea.
The Palace - Choose an accommodation at The Palace to enjoy an exclusive luxury cruise experience that's all-suites and all-inclusive.

    The Palace


    The Palace is the all-inclusive, all-suite luxury accommodation on Dream Cruises--a ship within a ship featuring the charm of a boutique hotel with the exclusivity of a private clubhouse. With a rich collection of lavish dining choices, enrichment activities, and unprecedented services, Palace guests enjoy all-inclusive privileges, among them:

    • Priority check-in
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Exclusive access to the Palace Restaurant
    • Premium beverage package for all bars, lounges, and restuarants
    • Priority access to shows
    • Bespoke enrichment program
    • Special shore excursions reserved for Palace cruisers

    Discover more of The Palace experience

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