When it comes to a Mini Break, there is no better option than a Cruise. If you compare it to a hotel break, where you would have to pay for your food, entertainment and activities on top then it’s hard to beat the value of a cruise getaway.
Here is a selection of the current great value Sydney Mini Breaks that are on offer, check your diary and see if you can schedule in some down time to slot on in for yourselves!
Holland America – Sydney & Sail package
21 Nov 2017 – Fly over & cruise back
6 nights from $1299 per person Interior Twin Share or upgrade to a Vista Suite with your own private veranda from only $2079 per person Twin Share
For those who wish to make this a super special break there is even the opportunity to upgrade your flight over to Business class for an extra $199 per person, while space lasts
We love the traditional style of Holland America, their on-board service is faultless and their traditional ship designs are classic & chic.
The ms Maasdam is small compared to some of the modern cruise ships, but large enough to have everything you would want on board for a perfect couples getaway
The thing that appeals most to us on Holland America cruises is how much you can pack in, if you want to!
One of our favourite on-board free activities is The Culinary Arts Centre. Think Master Chef, but with a professional chef showing you via a Live cooking demo how to make some amazing tasty treats.
It wouldn’t be a cruise if you didn’t get to taste the finished product afterwards and you also get to take away the souvenir recipe cards so you can re-create your new favourite flavours once you get home.
We also indulge in their digital workshops which cover everything from the secrets contained in your mobile phone & tablet to how to use the many different windows programes on your home PC
P&O International – Arcadia
19 Feb 2018 – Cruise over , Stay & Fly Back
6 nights from $1269 per person Interior Twin Share or upgrade to Balcony from only $1477 per person Twin Share
Arcadia is a rare find and is one of the only Adult only ships to visit these shores, no children under 18 allowed on board.
She is part of the P&O International fleet and only visits once a year as part of her round world voyage, she won’t be back in 2019 so grab this chance now to experience this lovely ship
On-board you can expect the Best of British, including British beer and even HP sauce. Don’t be put off, she is not all socks & sandals and is actually the perfect ship for a couples getaway, with no kids under 18 on-board you can expect peace & quiet in the pool areas and easy access to the spa’s etc. This great little package also includes 2 nights in Sydney post cruise to enjoy the best the city has to offer before flying back to Auckland
Queen Elizabeth – Sydney break
23 Feb 2018 – Cruise Over & Fly Back
5 nights from $1499 per person Interior Twin Share or upgrade to a Balcony stateroom from only $1905 per person Twin Share
When it comes to being famous, no other ships are as well known as the the three Cunard Queens.
Queen Elizabeth usually returns to our waters once a year during the summer as part of her round the world cruise and this is the perfect opportunity to sample this amazing product while she is close by
Space is super limited on this short sector and books out early every year so you do need to get in quick, but we can highly recommend this amazing ship.
Cunard are definitely the most traditional of cruise lines and on board you will find a full size ballroom together with dance orchestra, so if you like to dance then this ship is a must for you.
Traditional high teas are served in the Queens room each afternoon and classic English pub lunches are served on sea days in the Golden Lion on board pub.
Take your fancy frocks and suits as a Cunard formal night really is a night to remember and take that chance to get a professional photo taken while you are in all your finery
Queen Mary 2 – Luxury Sydney break
05 Mar 2018 – Cruise Over, Stay & Fly Back
5 nights from $1799 per person Interior Twin Share or upgrade to a Balcony stateroom from $2399 per person Twin Share
Just like her sisters, Queen Mary 2 only visits once per year but this is no ordinary ship she is the World’s only true Ocean Liner, having cruise on her ourselves we have to say you really do need to add her to your bucket list
This grand ship is so different to the modern day resort style cruise ships, she oozes tradition and glamour and harks back to that fabulous 1920’s era of Art Deco and Movie Stars.
The hidden gem for us was the only planetarium at sea, not something you expect to find on a cruise liner and we highly recommend you take in this show.
Remember Queen Mary 2 was built to cross the Atlantic so you will find her very stable with most of the public areas down below to avoid those Atlantic swells
This fab little package gives you 4 nights on board Queen Mary 2 plus a night in a 5 Star Sydney hotel including breakfast,before flying back to Auckland
Pacific Jewel – Comedy Themed break
15 Mar 2018 – Fly, Stay & Cruise back
6 nights from $899 per person Interior Twin Share or upgrade to a Balcony from $1260 per person Twin Share
This is the perfect little sampler cruise to give you a taste of cruising. It is popular with first time cruisers and groups of friends, but also has quite a following of repeat customers that take the opportunity to book this package each year.
Fly to Sydney and spend 2 nights in a centrally located great value hotel before joining your 4 night Pacific Jewel Comedy themed cruise to Auckland
Onboard you will enjoy sit down comedy galas and great entertainment from some of Australia & New Zealand’s top comedians
We also have a large selection of 3 and 4 night Mini cruises round trip from Auckland during the Pacific Jewel’s Auckland season on 2018 CLICK HERE for all the options
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Remember book a cruise during Cruise Month 1 – 31 Oct 2017, quote your AA Smartfuel or AA membership number at time of booking and save $1 per litre on fuel. T&C apply
Just quote your AA SmartFuel or AA Membership Card Number at the time of cruise payment for savings at the pump! This discount will be applied to your AA SmartFuel account within 48 hours.
Tags: Cunard, Holland America, Mini Cruises, Sydney