Discover Down Under

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FEB. 10-28, 2015 From $6,999
Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Napier, Auckland
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Discover Down Under

FEB. 10-28, 2015
Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Napier, Auckland
Aboard Marina

Visit the land of koalas and kangaroos as you explore charming seaside towns Down Under. Discover the stunning landscapes and rich heritage of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand while cruising aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina. Depart Sydney for Melbourne and admire its splendid Victorian architecture, then sail to Geelong and explore its charming waterfront. Take in a fascinating blend of Maori culture and French influence in the quaint village of Akaroa, and stroll past Gothic buildings in Wellington. From Australia’s treasured east coast to the legendary landscapes of New Zealand, discover the rich heritage, splendid architecture and unspoiled natural beauty Down Under.

Cost: From $6,999
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Activity Level: Mild Activity
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310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • We would highly recommend New Zealand to anyone seeking an introduction to a fascinating place - a country unexpectedly interesting and beautiful in its topography."
    Alex M.D. '58 and Jean Gansa, Travelers
  • We love Oceania and doing this trip through UCLA was great! We know the Oceania experience is wonderful; adding the UCLA group and activities contributed a lot and made it really special. "
    Susan ’63 and John Swensson, Travelers

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Day 1 | Feb 10. Depart for Sydney

Day 2 | Feb 11. In flight

Day 3 | Feb 12. Sydney, Australia
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard Marina in Sydney, the spectacular capital of New South Wales and the site of the first British colony in the country.

Day 4 | Feb 13. Cruising the Tasman Sea

Day 5 | Feb 14. Melbourne, Australia
With a rich history and distinctly European flavor, Melbourne is a cultural mecca on the southern coast of Australia’s eastern seaboard. Victorian architecture and myriad museums and galleries complement the city’s scenic splendor. Nearby, the Healesville Sanctuary is considered the best place to view Australian wildlife.

Day 6 | Feb 15. Geelong, Australia
Gateway to Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, Geelong is a port city on Corio Bay and the Barwon River in Victoria. Graced with distinctive architecture, botanical gardens, public art and a lively waterfront, this whimsical city is also renowned for its fascinating National Wool Museum and rare steam-driven, hand-carved wooden carousel.

Day 7 | Feb 16. Cruising the Tasman Sea

Day 8 | Feb 17. Hobart (Tasmania), Australia
Capital of the island state of Tasmania and the second oldest city in Australia, Hobart sits beneath majestic Mount Wellington, which rises 4,000 feet above the city. With a mesmerizing maritime culture, charming downtown area and captivating natural beauty, it’s no wonder Hobart is considered Australia’s most distinctive city.

Day 9 | Feb 18-19. Cruising the Tasman Sea

Day 10 | Feb 20. Cruising the Fjords of Milford Sound
Breathtakingly beautiful, this legendary fjord is an incredible natural spectacle of cascading waterfalls, swaths of rainforest clinging to towering cliffs and massive peaks rising vertically from serene waters.

Day 11 | Feb 21. Dunedin, New Zealand
On the southeast coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin blends past and present, nature and culture from its perch on verdant hills overlooking a magnificent harbor. Beyond its bustling city center, Dunedin is home to the world’s rarest penguin and is the gateway to the celebrated Otago region.

Day 12 | Feb 22. Akaroa, New Zealand
Cradled within the serrated coastline of the Banks Peninsula is the small fishing town of Akaroa, meaning “long harbor” in Maori. Influenced by its European past, today the town is distinguished by its lovely architecture and winding streets appointed with elegant French names.

Day 13 | Feb 23. Wellington, New Zealand
The political center of New Zealand, Wellington is home to the Parliament Buildings, National Archives and National Library. The city is also celebrated for its chic culture and plentiful shops, restaurants and galleries. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa traces New Zealand’s history, environment, art and Maori heritage.

Day 14 | Feb 24. Napier, New Zealand
The distinctive Art Deco style of Napier memorializes the city’s resilient rebuilding effort following a devastating earthquake and fire in 1931. Irresistibly delightful, the city features the shore-hugging Marine Parade and the stingray-shaped National Aquarium of New Zealand. Nearby Port Ahuriri marks the first European settlement in the region.

Day 15 | Feb 25. Cruising the South Pacific

Day 16 | Feb 26. Tauranga, New Zealand
In the aptly named Bay of Plenty is picturesque Tauranga, home to the Elms Mission House, one of the country’s oldest homes. Just south of Tauranga is the popular town of Rotorua, a haven of Maori culture and a geothermal paradise with its hot springs, bubbling mud pools and gushing geysers.

Day 17 | Feb 27. Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Maori myths and local legends linger throughout the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands—speckled by some 150 islands and the site of New Zealand’s first English settlement. Spectacular seascapes, secluded coves and sapphire waters flank the region, which proudly claims one of the bluest skies on earth.

Day 18 | Feb 28. Auckland, New Zealand
Disembark and bid farewell to Marina.

Accommodations
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Cruise to celebrated ports aboard a vessel that boasts some of the finest amenities at sea, the ideal mid-sized Marina. Matching sophistication and elegance with exceptional intimacy and warmth, Oceania Cruises Marina redefines the cruising experience: luxurious, yet refreshingly casual; spacious, yet comfortably intimate.

The Ambiance

  • Luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere
  • Elegant mid-size ship catering to just 1,250 guests, providing access to more exotic ports
  • Exceptional decor with museum-quality art
  • Teak decks and verandas
  • Resort casual attire
  • Heated pool and three whirlpool spas

The Distinction

  • Impressive staff-to-guest ratio: 1 to 1.57
  • Bon Appétit Culinary Center-the only hands-on cooking school at sea
  • Award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and fitness center
  • Enrichment programs, including guest lectures and the Artist Loft, featuring hands-on instruction from artists-in-residence

The Flavor

  • The finest cuisine at sea
  • Multiple dining venues, including six gourmet open seating restaurants at no additional charge
  • La Reserve by Wine Spectator, offering enlightening wine and food pairings
  • Unlimited complimentary soft drinks and bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, tea and juice

 

Pricing

Pricing: $6,999-$11,199
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What’s Included

  • Free airfare
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (0.5 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • We would highly recommend New Zealand to anyone seeking an introduction to a fascinating place - a country unexpectedly interesting and beautiful in its topography."
    Alex M.D. '58 and Jean Gansa, Travelers
  • We love Oceania and doing this trip through UCLA was great! We know the Oceania experience is wonderful; adding the UCLA group and activities contributed a lot and made it really special. "
    Susan ’63 and John Swensson, Travelers

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How to Book

STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form Here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please download brochure for this tour here.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (0.5 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • We would highly recommend New Zealand to anyone seeking an introduction to a fascinating place - a country unexpectedly interesting and beautiful in its topography."
    Alex M.D. '58 and Jean Gansa, Travelers
  • We love Oceania and doing this trip through UCLA was great! We know the Oceania experience is wonderful; adding the UCLA group and activities contributed a lot and made it really special. "
    Susan ’63 and John Swensson, Travelers