Ship: Silver Shadow
Itinerary: Sydney, Australia, to Auckland, New Zealand
Region: Pacific and Australia
Islands: Australia (if you consider it an island); New Zealand
Start in iconic Sydney, then see eight ports of New Zealand, from Milford Sound to Port Chalmer to Wellington and, of course, Auckland.
Dates: Leaves Jan. 4, 2013
See more about this cruise on Silversea's website.
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