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New Zealand Open Passage Series Wellington To Sydney

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Open Passage Series: Wellington to Sydney

From time to time, our ships undertake sea crossings, as we reposition to new seasons and destinations. Now for the first time, we will welcome a small number of guests on board to join us on these crossings. With peaceful, uneventful days at sea, accompanied by our high level of service and fabulous chef prepared cuisine, a free-steam is a great way to experience an ocean voyage.

If you love life at sea, admire 360 horizon views, and enjoy the warm hospitality of our crew, then join us on board for the first of our Open Passage Series, Wellington to Sydney.


6 nights, Wellington to Sydney aboard Coral Discoverer. Departs 18 December 2019. Arrives 24 December 2019

Bridge Deck Balcony $3,500 N/A
Prom Deck A $3,000 N/A
Prom Deck B $2,750 $2,750
Main Deck A $2,625 $2,625
Main Deck B $2,500 $2,500



Adjoining Cruise 10% Discount

Take an adjoining cruise and enjoy a 10% discount on both voyages.

The Itinerary

Embark: 18th December 2019 board at Wellington Queens Wharf at 4:00pm for a 5:00pm departure
Disembark: 24th December 2019 from Sydney Harbour at 8:00am

Day 1: Wellington

18th December 2019 board at Wellington Queens Wharf at 4:00pm for a 5:00pm departure


Days 2 - 5: Open Passage

At Sea. Enjoy insightful and educational presentations from your Master, Mate and Deck Crew on board as we delve into maritime history and navigational learning.

Day 6: Sydney

24th December 2019 from Sydney Harbour at 8:00am

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

December 2019

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
18 December 2019 18 Dec 2019 24 December 2019 24 Dec 2019 $2,500 to $3,500 $2,500 to $3,500 Coral Discoverer Available Book

Your cruise price includes:

  • Accommodation in selected room grade for the number of nights as listed in each itinerary
  • Excursions as described in each itinerary
  • Services of expedition staff
  • Guest Lecturers
  • All meals, prepared by our chef
  • 24 hour tea and coffee
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell drinks
  • Access to islands, marine and national parks
  • Snorkelling and equipment
  • Scuba skills introductory session

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Entry visas/travel permits
  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Travel Insurance
  • Scuba Diving
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchases

Tipping not required:

Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On Coral Discoverer, our crew has no other agenda than your delight.

Now that you’ve chosen your cruise, our reservations specialists are on hand to assist with your booking arrangements to ensure your cruise runs as smoothly as possible.

To speak to our reservations specialists contact us during business hours on freecall 1800 079 545 (within Australia) or email

Don’t forget, we strongly recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance with any cruise purchase. See below for further details.


Comprehensive Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers as protection against any unforeseen events that may necessitate the cancellation or interruption of your holiday and should be purchased at the same time as you purchase your cruise. It should also include emergency evacuation and repatriation cover.

We recommend Travel Insurance by SureSave.

SureSave, is an Australian company who specialise in travel insurance designed for travellers. SureSave provides world assistance through a customer support team, a claims team and an in-house 24/7 Emergency Assistance division. Underwritten by Lloyds of London, you get peace of mind knowing your security is guaranteed.

Please note: SureSave Travel Insurance policies may only be purchased by Australian residents. For international travellers, please discuss your policy requirements with your local insurance provider.